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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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Care firm holds Ripley careers days to fill 20 new jobs

Care firm holds Ripley careers days to fill 20 new jobs

A leading home care provider is to hold three recruitment days in Ripley in the coming weeks as it seeks to fill 20 new positions to meet demand.

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POLL: How long do you have to wait to see your GP?

POLL: How long do you have to wait to see your GP?

A leading GP has warned the family doctor service is ‘skating on thin ice’ this winter with some patients having to wait up to three weeks for an appointment.

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STOCK PICTURE:The 84-year-old pensioner from Sheffield was scammed out of 30,000

Help elderly neighbours and friends this festive season

With the festive season almost here, the NHS is Derbyshire is urging residents to take time to check on elderly relatives, friends and neighbours who may be alone or vulnerable this Christmas.

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Derbyshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and the new year

Derbyshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and the new year

Many of Derbyshire’s pharmacies will be closed over the festive period.

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Chemist opening times

NHS England North Midlands is warning that not all pharmacies will be open over the festive season.

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Cases of Norovirus are expected to rise

Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The Winter Vomiting bug also know as Norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?
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Chesterfield Royal Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department.

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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