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A former Church of England priest has been jailed for 12 years for a string of sexual offences against two boys dating back to the late 1980s. Jonathan Graves, of Jervis Avenue, Eastbourne, East Sussex, is the third former priest from the Diocese of Chichester to be convicted following an…
A psychotherapist has been jailed for 17 years for the rape of a 14-year-old boy in a "degrading attack" in the toilets of a leisure centre. Nicholas Gully, 48, of Eley Crescent, Rottingdean, East Sussex, was sentenced at Hove Crown Court after he was convicted of raping the boy and…
A discussion about stress should be a recognised part of every cancer diagnosis, an expert investigating the biological impact of "fight-or-flight" responses has claimed. Dr Melanie Flint's research suggests that stress reduces the effectiveness of a common chemotherapy drug used to treat breast cancer. Other cancer treatments may also be…
Police have said 'safeguarding concerns' at eight West Sussex care homes are the subject of ongoing enquiries into the circumstances of twelve deaths dating back to 2015. West Sussex County Council said placements had now been suspended to eight homes run by Sussex Health Care, which has a total of…
Social Work graduate, Hiba Nour, has shared her experience of arriving in the UK from her home country of Sudan eight years ago to ultimately qualifying and securing employment. On leaving Sudan, Hiba says all she knew about social workers was from watching films where children were taken away from…
Professor Suzy Braye, the former Head of Social Work and Social Care, at the University of Sussex is to be awarded an Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours. The distinguished academic who led the Department from 2006 to 2010 is to receive the prestigious accolade…
A 17-year-old boy whose two older brothers have been killed while "waging jihad" in Syria has been made the subject of a special care plan designed to keep him safe for the next few years, a High Court judge has been told. Mr Justice Hayden has approved a "pathway plan"…
A father-of-four has lost the latest round of a "worrying" family court battle over the care of his youngest child. Social workers at Brighton & Hove City Council had raised welfare concerns shortly after the little girl, now four, was born. Judges have been told that the children's mother had…
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Dress for success

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Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

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Resigning with class!

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Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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When the workplace is a hell place

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Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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