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Shining a light on Sussex Beacon

Not everyone knows that the Brighton Half Marathon is run by The Sussex Beacon, but that fact is more important now than ever, as the HIV charity is threatened with closure.

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Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug

This highly-infectious vomiting bug has been found in a number of schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.

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Supermarket recalls meat product after listeria is found in packs

Supermarket Morrisons has recalled one of its meat products over concerns it may cause flu-like symptoms.

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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Woman died after being turned away from three hospitals

A woman died from a brain haemorrhage after at least three hospitals, including the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton, refused to admit her for surgery because they had no intensive care beds.

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The warning has come from Public Health England.

Parents who think child has scarlet fever warned to consult GP after cases rise

Parents are being urged to take their child to a GP if they suspect scarlet fever, after cases rose in some areas of England.

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Do you struggle to sleep?

Ten things stopping us getting a good night’s sleep

There’s nothing better than a good night’s sleep, waking refreshed and ready to take on whatever the day has to throw at you.

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Nicki Colburn, the junior sister on the Oncology Ward, exchanged her uniform for protective gear to take the first swing at her departments old building SUS-170213-141518001

Marking the end of an era for Brighton hospital

The first step in the demolition of the Jubilee Building at Royal Sussex County Hospital was marked with a ceremonial hammer swing.

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The pair presenting the cheque with consultant Charles Zammit. Picture: John Thomson

Popular tombola stall raises funds for breast care centre

A popular tombola stall in Burgess Hill has raised £450 for the Park Centre for Breast Care in Brighton.

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Kate Harrison and Sarah Rayner, authors of Making Friends with Depression, having a cuppa in Sarahs Brighton office (Photograph: Sebastian Rose) SUS-170130-144908001

Two Brighton authors on ‘making friends’ with depression

“It was born from a friendship,” Kate Harrison says of her new book with Sarah Rayner.

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Max Wright, partner and head of Rix & Kays specialist care sector team

Cuts to funding ‘pushing care homes into the red’, law firm says

A new report published by a Sussex law firm suggests care homes are struggling to remain profitable, with 72 per cent stating that funding and cash flow is now the biggest issue facing their business.

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Major store recalls stir fry products due to possible presence of salmonella

Sainsbury’s has taken the precautionary step of recalling a number of its stir fry products because the products might contain salmonella.

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Red wine and cancer statistics revealed

Red wine increases cancer risk – but eight out of 10 drinkers are not aware

More than eight in ten people in the South-East (86%) are not aware that drinking red wine increases the risk of cancer, a poll for World Cancer Research Fund has found.

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The number of sickess absences on Monday is expected to be higher than previous years

Businesses braced for ‘National Sickie Day’

Businesses across the county are bracing themselves for ‘National Sickie Day’ on Monday, according to St John Ambulance.

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Experienced cancer nurse joins The Montefiore in lead role

Clare Dikken is bringing 30 years of experience in cancer care to a new position as lead oncology nurse at The Montefiore Hospital in Hove.

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Chocolate Easter Bunny recalled due to tampering fears

Chocolate Easter Bunny recalled due to tampering fears

The Co-op has recalled stocks of its Hollow Milk Chocolate Bunny because of possible product tampering.

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85,000 people in the South-East at risk of sudden death from silent heart conditions

85,000 people in the South-East at risk of sudden death from silent heart conditions

Around 85,000 people in the South-East are carrying a faulty gene that puts them at high risk of developing coronary heart disease or sudden death, according to new estimates from the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drugs firms profiteer from NHS by hiking cancer drugs prices

Drug companies are profiteering from the NHS to the tune of £1 billion because they have unjustifiably hiked prices of cancer medicine, experts warn.

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10,000 sign petition to save The Sussex Beacon

The boss of an under-threat HIV charity said he was ‘delighted’ that more than 10,000 have signed a petition calling for it to be saved.

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