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Get electric blanket tested free of charge

As the cold weather spreads across the country through the Autumn and Winter, many people will be dusting off their electric blankets ready for use. But be careful, don’t risk a fire. Electric blankets account for over 5,000 fires a year in the home.

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Tesco recalls biscuits due to allergy fears

Tesco has recalled its own brand of Cookie and Cream biscuits because of allergy fears.

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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New patient transport service provider misses key targets

Sussex’s new patient transport service provider has missed key performance targets in its first three months.

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VIDEO: Why should you donate your organs?

The NHS is urging people to talk about organ donation and help combat the ‘deadly shortage’ that currently exists.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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L-R: Beauport Park sales executive Laura Bates, James Garland and Dr Richard Wray

Holiday park fun day raises funds for MRI Scanner Appeal

A family fun day held at Beauport Holiday Park brought a welcome boost to the Conquest Hospital’s MRI Scanner Appeal.

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Thousands turn out to beat street

Thousands of people have been pounding the pavements over the past seven weeks taking part in Beat the Street.

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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Birling Gap major incident. Eastbourne DGH. Photo by Eddie MItchell.

UPDATE: Eastbourne DGH declares ‘major incident’ after suspected chlorine leak

Eastbourne District General Hospital has declared a ‘major incident’ after a suspected chlorine leak today (Sunday, August 27).

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Nurses gear up for a 100km trek alongside River Thames

Two nurses are getting set to lace up their walking shoes to tackle an epic challenge in aid of St Michael’s Hospice.

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Inspiring families to become fitter

The man who changed his life to start Charity for Kids is hoping to inspire local families to improve their fitness.

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Hastings United have pledged their support to the Conquest MRI scanner appeal. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-170815-091202001

Footballers look to help MRI campaign reach its £1m goal

Hastings United has chosen the Conquest MRI Scanner Appeal as its season’s charity.

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Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast ‘may be doing themselves harm’

Children who skip breakfast may be doing themselves long term harm by not getting enough nutrients, warns new research.

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East Sussex third in top counties to retire to

East Sussex third in top counties to retire to

If you want to retire then East Sussex is only the third best place, according to Prudential’s latest Quality of Retirement Index.

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Tesco recall

Tesco recalls cooking sauce after allergy fears

Tesco is recalling jars of its own brand Creamy Leek and Bacon Cooking Sauce because of allergy fears.

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NCS teenagers fundraise for the Conquest MRI Scanner Appeal at Sainsbury's. Photo by Sid Saunders SUS-170808-103551001

Teenagers help MRI Scanner Appeal inch towards target

Teenagers of the local wing of the National Citizens Service of Hastings chose to fundraise for the Conquest MRI Scanner Appeal as part of their summer challenge.

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Bryony Grindley with Noah, one, and Tom, four. Inset: Tom's burns after touching the plant

COUNTY NEWS: Warning after boy develops ‘nasty blisters’ from plant

A grandmother is warning South Downs walkers to be careful after her four-year-old grandson was left with ‘nasty’ blisters and swelling from picking a wild plant.

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