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Local mental health nurse recognised for work with veterans

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Martin Diver, Mental Health Nurse and Chair of the Sussex Armed Forces Community.

A mental health nurse from Crawley has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of his work with armed forces veterans across Sussex.

Martin Diver, is a finalist for the ‘Inspiration of the Year’ award at the English Veterans Awards.

The awards celebrate the contribution of armed forces veterans to business, fitness, sport and the wider community, and their successful transition to civilian life.

Before becoming a mental health nurse, Martin served with 2nd Battalion, the Royal Anglian Regiment. He left the armed forces in 2000 to train as a nurse and joined Sussex Partnership in 2015.

Hamilton meets ‘spirit angel’ boy’s parents

The parents of a five-year-old boy dubbed Lewis Hamilton’s “spirit angel” have met their son’s hero.

Harry Shaw, from Merstham who had a rare form of terminal cancer, died on 1 June.

Hamilton dedicated his Spanish Grand Prix win to Harry, who sent him a video message of support.

Charlotte and James Shaw, have launched a fundraising drive in their son’s memory.

West Sussex drivers warned about ‘Fatal Four’

West Sussex drivers are being urged to avoid the ‘fatal four’ after Emergency services dealt with five serious road traffic collisions in 12 hours during Sunday night and Monday morning.

West Sussex Fire & Rescue Service and Sussex Police are reminding drivers ahead of the bank holiday weekend of the four common causes of road accidents in the UK.

They are;

  • Inappropriate speed
  • Using a mobile phone whilst driving
  • Not wearing a seatbelt 
  • Drink/drug driving

The fire service is also encouraging drivers to carry out basic vehicle checks.

Football Update

Crawley Town picked up a useful point in their League 2 match on Saturday.  Bez Lubala and Nathan Ferguson continued their scoring form, in a 2-2 draw away to Scunthorpe United.

In the Isthmian League Premier Division, newly promoted Horsham enjoyed their first win of the season 4-1 away to Enfield Town.  It was a goalless draw for Merstham in their away match with Brightlingsea Regent.

Reigate side, South Park gained a point in a 2-2 draw at home to Waltham Abbey in the Isthmian South Central Division.

It was not so good for our local teams in the South East Division; Three Bridges lost 1-0 at home to Sevenoaks Town, and East Grinstead Town lost 2-1 at home to Haywards Heath Town.

Gatwick Airport’s Passenger Advisory Group Is Recruiting New Members

Gatwick Airport’s Passenger Advisory Group is recruiting new members to represent the views of passengers.

The group is a subgroup of GATCOM, the airport’s independent consultative committee. It makes recommendations on all aspects of the airport’s passenger experience.  The Passenger Advisory Group has 16 members who volunteer at least 12 days per year to monitor facilities and services at the airport and help with continuous improvement in customer service.