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1,000 mile runner mum raises £1,200 for charity

A Heanor woman who set out to run 1,000 miles in a year has raised £1,200 for charity after hitting her target with just four days to go.

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Expert fitness coach Paul March.

Expert fitness coach says Somecotes studio is a big hit

Since opening for business at the start of January, the Compound Fitness Performance Studio in Somercotes is proving a big hit with customers.

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VIDEO: The Tinnitus Clinic launches pioneering treatment in Yorkshire

Tinnitus sufferers are being offered pioneering treatments with the launch of a leading new audiology clinic in Yorkshire.
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The bug is sweeping across schools in the UK.

Warning to parents over highly infectious bug sweeping UK schools

Shigellosis, a highly-infectious vomiting bug, is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.
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FEATURE: Day in the life of Derbyshire's Patient Transport Service

Derbyshire Patient Transport Services transports non-emergency patients with additional medical needs to hospital appointments 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
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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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NHS in crisis

NHS CRISIS: Health service in Derbyshire facing its biggest shake-up in a generation

The NHS in Derbyshire is facing its biggest shake-up in a generation with care from cradle to grave put through a wholesale overhaul to slash £355m from the health service budget in the region.

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Ripley paramedic joins elite hazard response team

Ripley paramedic joins elite hazard response team

A Ripley woman has become one of the latest recruits to a specialist paramedic team which responds to the most dangerous of emergencies.

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Tina put herself in the shoes of someone living with dementia to get a better understanding of the disease.

FEATURE: Virtual Dementia Tour changed my perception of disease

Tina Clough, of Derbyshire-based Poppy-PR, recently underwent a personal crusade to find out more about a disease which affects 850,000 people in the UK alone.

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Girling & Bowditch Vets issued this image of Alabama Rot

Vet chiefs assure dog owners after new case of Alabama Rot reported in UK

Veterinary chiefs have issued assurances for dog owners after a new case of the potentially fatal disease, Alabama Rot, was reported in the UK.
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A new mobile SOS system could help save millions from health budgets.

Mobile phone SOS system for elderly could save NHS ‘millions’

A British entrepreneur has launched an ‘SOS’ service for the elderly which turns any mobile phone into a personal alarm and promises to save families and the NHS millions of pounds a year.

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From lef: Reece Evans, heritage trust chairman Rokia Brown, Reeces brother Callum and trustee Maureen Taylor.

Youngster thrives on Codnor Castle training scheme

A keen amateur historian is looking forward to a brighter future after completed a ten week work experience scheme at Codnor Castle.

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Specsavers Ripley store has received the companys highest accreditation for its staff development programme.

Ripley opticians get top marks for staff development

A Ripley opticians is celebrating after being awarded a top level accreditation from its parent company for commitment to staff development.

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Future of Derbyshire hospitals will be decided in Spring

Future of Derbyshire hospitals will be decided in Spring

Health chiefs have said a decision on the future of dementia wards and community beds at hospitals across the north of the county will now not be made until the spring.

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Frostbite: How to treat and what to do

Frostbite: How to treat and what to do

Frostbite happens when parts of the skin and other tissues freeze due to low temperatures. 

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Emmy Fisher and her brother Ruben.

Pinxton youngster on a mission to spread goodwill

A six-year-old from Pinxton has embarked on personal crusade to spread goodwill, starting with the residents of an Amber Valley care home.

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Treetops Hospice fundraising runner Jacki Walker

Runner targets 236km in sister’s memory for Risley hospice

A woman from Mansfield Woodhouse is gearing up to attempt 43 five-kilometre runs in the space of a month as she looks to raise money for a Risley charity.

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You can take simple steps to feel happier, according to Julie Westrupp.

YOU ARE NOT ALONE: Simple tips to boost your mood on 'Blue Monday'

A Derbyshire clinician has urged residents to take simple steps to improve their mood on so-called Blue Monday.
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Will you break your 2017 resolutions?

Will you break your 2017 resolutions?

New year’s resolutions, surely most of us that make them break them? Especially on a dull January evening when you know there’s a half eaten box of Celebrations in the cupboard calling out to you.

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COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

If you ask most people what they feel the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 is within the UK, they will more than likely answer with a biological illness such as cancer, heart attacks or even road traffic accidents…and they would be wrong.

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