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Day centre helps to break down autism barriers

Jeremy may come across as rude. He struggles to maintain eye contact and shifts uncomfortably in his seat when you ask him a question directly. But he is not being impolite and doesn’t mean to appear disinterested – these are just a few of the numerous symptoms of autism.

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COLUMN: Defend the NHS - it’s all we have left, by Roy Bainton

COLUMN: Defend the NHS - it’s all we have left, by Roy Bainton

Over the past year, the political world as we knew it has been blown apart.

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Nominate a first aid hero

Nominate a first aid hero

St John Ambulance’s Everyday Heroes awards are back and the charity is searching for inspiring stories of first aid heroism.

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A DRIVING FORCE: On the road with patient transport volunteer - VIDEO

More than 350 people across Derbyshire rely on Patient Transport Services to get them to hospital appointments, and dozens of these journeys are performed by a team of incredible volunteers.
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Youngsters more concerned with body image than success at work

Youngsters more concerned with body image than success at work

A new study has revealed two thirds of young people from Derbyshire would be happy to take a pay-cut if it meant achieving the perfect body.

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Warning as skin creams linked to 40 fire deaths

Warning as skin creams linked to 40 fire deaths

A group of skin creams containing paraffin have been linked to almost 40 fire deaths across Britain over the last decade.

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Ripley resident Katie Powell hopes to help dispel myths and build empathy around people living with epilepsy.

Ripley woman opens up on epilepsy for national campaign

A Ripley woman who lives with epilepsy has spoken out about the loneliness of the condition as part of a national charity campaign.

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Jars of Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread have been withdrawn over fears they are contaminated with small piece of metal.

Crunchy biscuit spread may contain metal

Jars of Lotus Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spread have been withdrawn over fears they are contaminated with small piece of metal.

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Slimmers’ fury as diet sausages revealed to be 800% worse than first claimed

Dieters have gone bonkers after low fat sausages they were pigging out were recategorised by Derbyshire-based Slimming World - as 800 percent worse than initially thought.

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The wooden alphabet toy

Tesco recall children’s toy over safety fears

Supermarket giant Tesco has recalled a children’s toy over fears that it could present a potential hazard.

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Pancake day first aid

Pancake day first aid

Hip hip hooray it’s pancake day!

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Claire Hollingshurst, left, ran 1,000 miles in a year, inspiring Lubrizol colleague Hannah Swanborough on the way.

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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