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The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

Older people could be “prescribed a dog” because it increases their physical activity by half an hour a day - especially in rainy Britain, according to new research.

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BREAKING NEWS: NHS probes Crawley health services

BREAKING NEWS: NHS probes Crawley health services

An investigation has been launched by the NHS into the authority which runs health services in Crawley.

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Doctor quits top health authority post

Health authority boss Dr Amit Bhargava has resigned as chief clinical officer of the Crawley Clinical Commissioning Group.

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NHS places Horsham and Mid Sussex health group in ‘special measures’

A group responsible for planning, buying and monitoring local health services - Horsham and Mid Sussex Clinical Commissioning Group - has been placed in ‘special measures’ by NHS England.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Patients are being seen at St Richard's Hospital instead. Picture: Stephen Goodger

COUNTY NEWS: Appointments cancelled after brand new £7.5m NHS clinic floods

Southlands Hospital’s new brand new eye clinic has flooded, less than a month after it opened.

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Faecal bacteria found in ice at McDonald’s, KFC and Burger King

Ice served in drinks at the three biggest fast food chains in the UK has been found to contain faecal bacteria.

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Doritos recalled over allergy fears

Two pack sizes of Doritos have been recalled by their manufacturer due to allergy concerns.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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GP surgeries could open at evenings and weekends

GP surgeries could open at evenings and weekends

Proposals are being considered to extend opening hours at local doctors’ surgeries at weekends and evenings.

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John Gooderham, who lives in Billingshurst, has been calling for radiotherapy services to be based in West Sussex

Progress on new cancer treatment unit ‘nothing short of scandalous’

Inaction over creating a cancer treatment unit in West Sussex has been branded ‘nothing short of scandalous’.

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Tesco withdraws salads due to food poisoning bug

Tesco has recalled two chicken salads because it contains the food bug Campylobacter.

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OAP badly hurt outside hospital taken to another 10 miles away

People have expressed dismay after a pensioner who was badly hurt in a road accident outside Crawley Hospital had to be taken to Redhill to be treated.

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Jennifer and Alexandra in the premature baby unit with their son Arthur

Parents’ praise for ‘incredible’ staff at premature baby unit

A mother’s heartwarming story of how hospital staff cared for her premature twins has led to an outpouring of praise from the public.

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Family ‘overwhelmed’ as strangers fund toddler’s USA heart surgery trip

The worried parents of a two-year-old whose heart could stop beating at any moment have been ‘overwhelmed’ by the kindness of strangers.

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Call for a review of town’s blood-test service

A call for a review of ‘poor’ phlebotomy services at Horsham Hospital has gone out from a leading health watchdog.

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Dozens of new ambulances on order

Forty-two new ambulances are on order for South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust (SECAmb),

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Children’s drink recalled from Sainbury’s due to insufficient sterilisation

Alpro has recalled its Alpro Growing Up Drink (1-3+yrs 1 litre UHT pack) because of insufficient sterilisation..

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Inquest into death of soldier found hanged in park

An inquest examining the circumstances surrounding the death of 29-year-old ex-soldier who was found hanged in Tilgate Park, Crawley, has reopened today (Monday July 3).

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Network Rail manager Ben West, from Sussex, intervened in a potential suicide in South London

Life-saving interventions on South East rail network up a third

Suicide prevention measures put in place as part of a partnership between Samaritans, Network Rail and British Transport Police are continuing to reduce deaths on the railway.

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