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TO SHOW SUPPORT for Cancer Research people wear yellow daffodils.

For endangered Rhinos people run marathons dressed in elaborate costumes.

But for suicide, the biggest killer in men under 50, many people still talk in hushed tones and skirt awkwardly around the subject, seeing it as a shameful taboo. (more…)

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Should we rename the 7 Dials as there are now at least 7 cafés on or around the Dials? It is ironic, that although Brighton is on the coast, we have a very high pollution problem. Outside London, Brighton & Hove has, apparently, the highest number of eateries per head of population. Many are situated in areas of high traffic. Despite the toxic fuel problem, people sit outside eating and drinking and inhaling toxic fumes. Having lost my very talented, youngish wife to respiratory problems, I wonder if people even consider what they breathe in – leading to possible problems later in life, particularly for children. We do have many cafés in parks around Brighton. Think on! Think about your future health!

BE of West Hill

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Helping disabled or older people to lead fuller lives and stay independent can be hugely enjoyable and fulfilling, but financial pressures mean many of us can’t always afford to take on this role voluntarily. That’s why becoming a paid Personal Assistant (PA) can open up a whole range of possibilities, for helpers and employers alike. (more…)

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People who receive the annual Winter Fuel Payment and feel they do not need it are invited to donate it to  who ensure that every penny goes towards helping people in the City to alleviate their fuel poverty. While the impact of fuel poverty in Brighton & Hove is slightly lower than England as a whole, it is higher than the South-East average. (more…)

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Rita (right in photo) is a volunteer with the Impetus Neighbourhood Care Scheme (NCS). She has been visiting Stella (left) each week for the last 18 months. Stella is in her 80s and lives alone near Hove Park. (more…)

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Brighton & Hove Food Partnership, a non-profit organisation helping people learn how to cook, eat a healthy diet, grow their own food and waste less food, recently opened its brand new accessible and purpose-built Community Kitchen in Community Base on Queens Road. (more…)

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Peter Batten writes about loneliness . . .

I visited Victor once a week for almost 9 years. When I let myself into his flat I would usually find him watching TV or playing cards on his computer. “How are you?” I would ask. Raising his arms wearily he would say, “I’m lonely and I’m bored”. Oh, and I forgot to mention that my enquiry had to be written on a pad or printed out in big letters on his computer screen. Victor had been totally deaf for several years. He was housebound by severe arthritis in his upper legs, had painful problems with his sight, and had treatment for a small cancer tumour on his head about five years ago. And, I almost forgot, a single heart by-pass operation in the 1990s. (more…)

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