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Chesterfield Royal doctor asks patients to think twice about using A&E this Christmas

A senior A&E doctor from Chesterfield Royal has urged patients to think carefully about how they use the health service this winter.

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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

With temperatures dropping this week, we look at recognising and dealing with hypothermia.

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Pensioner has spring in her step after hip operation

A Newton pensioner has been given a new lease of life after an NHS hip operation allowed her to get back to the exercise activities she loves.

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First aid tips for firework night

First aid tips for firework night

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance is urging everyone to learn some basic first aid skills ahead of the Bonfire Night celebrations.

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Lia Kellogg (centre) presented the defibrillator to Heanor Town officials.

Heanor football club joins family’s life-saving campaign

A Heanor football club has been given a gift of life-saving medical equipment by the family of a man who died playing for a neighbouring side.

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Teen swimmer takes on epic distance challenge for charity

Teen swimmer takes on epic distance challenge for charity

A Loscoe teenager is swimming the length of the English Channel to raise money for a hospice charity, inspired by his mum’s volunteer work.

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SHOCKING: Thousands of Derbyshire children are going hungry

Thousands of Derbyshire children are experiencing food poverty – and going to school underweight and undernourished.

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Autumn walking festival organisers report huge success

Autumn walking festival organisers report huge success

Organisers of the Autumn Footprints Amber Valley & Erewash Walking Festival say it was a huge success, pulling in more than 1,000 walkers.

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18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

Almost 100,000 people had to wait over 30 minutes to be transferred from an East Midlands ambulance to A&E in 2015/16, new figures show.

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WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

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INSPIRATIONAL -- Charlotte with Meningitis Now boss Liz Brown.

Inspirational teenager goes from death’s door to role as lifesaver

She thought she was suffering from flu. But she ended up having both legs amputated below the knee, losing all the fingers on her left hand and undergoing a kidney transplant.

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PICK OF THE BUNCH -- the top consultants at Slimming Worlds special Gold And Pearl Day.

Golden gathering of Slimming World’s top 100 weight-loss consultants

An elite band of weight-loss consultants with Alfreton-based Slimming World have been given the red-carpet treatment for their exceptional efforts.

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OVERWHELMED -- Glenys, with flowers and balloons, at the fun day.

‘Fantastic’ tribute to cancer fighter Glenys raises nearly £3,000

A fun event for charity, organised in tribute to a Ripley great-grandmother who has twice fought off cancer, was a remarkable success.

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Mike Sparks a former asbestos inspector outside Heanor hospital.

Work on new £3.5 million care unit in Heanor to start next month

A contract has been awarded to build the new £3.5m care unit in Heanor which is set to replace the former hospital.

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ELECTRIC LIFELINE -- five-year-old Dylan Jones tries out his new electric wheelchair.

Pub chat leads to £10,000 wheelchair lifeline for terminally ill boy Dylan

A chance meeting in a Belper pub has led to the gift of a £10,000 lifeline for a five-year-old boy who is terminally ill.

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Up, up and away...Redbrick aims to raise 10,000 this weekend for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

VIDEO: Put your feet up to help raise £10,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with Redbrick

Forget sponsored runs for charity...this weekend you can help raise £10,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by putting your feet up or getting a good night's sleep!
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Cats carry a rare bacteria in their mouths and claws, which can be passed on to humans.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

Patients ‘are dying’ because ambulance crews are in ‘crisis’

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