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Amber Valley council to vote on housing plans near toxic waste dump

Councillors are to reassess plans for a controversial housing development in Somercotes next week, with residents insisting more work be done to ensure their safety.

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The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

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Heartbroken mum of Derbyshire student who died after taking drugs issues warning to other parents

The heartbroken mum of a Derbyshire maths student, who died after taking an ‘MDMA-bomb’ during a final university blow out with friends, has urged every parent to talk to their kids about the dangers of drugs.

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Kilburn resident and graphic designer Kieran Harrod has received  a prestigious bronze award at the A'Design Awards for visual communication with a branding scheme he devised for Care In One Place.Kilburn resident and graphic designer Kieran Harrod has received  a prestigious bronze award at the A'Design Awards for visual communication with a branding scheme he devised for Care In One Place.

Kilburn graphic designer wins prestigious international industry award

A Kilburn graphic designer has landed a prestigious international award with a branding scheme he devised for a company in the care sector.

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Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council and partners including Age UK and the NHS have launched the Reduce Hospital Footfall campaign to help protect older people from falls and ease pressure on healthcare services.

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Ripley youngster Lois Smith is auctioning off her handmade rocking horse to raise funds for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance.

Ripley girl selling precious toy to raise funds for air ambulance

A Ripley youngster has launched an online auction for one of her most precious toys to raise money for a life-saving Derbyshire service.

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WATCH & LISTEN: Derbyshire man sings song to raise mental health awareness

A Derbyshire man has written a song to raise awareness of mental health.

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Many Derbyshire pharmacies will be closed over the Easter weekend

Which Derbyshire pharmacies are open over Easter?

Pharmacies are always a great place to go for advice and medication when you're feeling a little under the weather.
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An architect's vision of how Heanor Park Care Home will look once work is completed at the Ilkeston Road site.

Care company begins work on new £7m Heanor care home and training base

Work on a new multi-million pound care home in Heanor has officially begun after more than six years of planning and preparation.

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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service leaders Terry McDermott and Judi Beresford, with Dying to Work patron Jacci Woodcock, Rob Johnston of the TUC and Fire Brigades Union secretary Chris Tapp.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue back Dying to Work employment rights campaign

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has become the latest employer to sign a charter pledging to help employees who become terminally ill at work.

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EMAS issues warning about reduced Patient Transport Service due to severe weather

The East Midlands Ambulance Service has revealed that its Derbyshire Patient Transport Service and hospital clinics will only be transporting patients leaving hospital and those with appointments for vital treatment such as chemotherapy and dialysis.

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VIDEO: East Midlands Ambulance Service reveal how vehicles prepared

A member of staff at the East Midlands Ambulance Service depot in Alfreton has revealed how she prepares each vehicle for duty in an online video.

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IN PICTURES: New £3.5m Heanor Memorial Health Centre officially opened

The £3.5million Heanor Memorial Health Centre officially opened this week, bringing staff, officials and patients together in celebration.

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Doctor Marco La Malfa says Valentine's Day is an opportunity to show care for men's health.

Derbyshire medic says there is more to Valentine’s than a man’s heart

A Derbyshire medic is advising men’s partners to think about more than hearts this Valentine’s Day, as cases of prostate cancer over take those of breast cancer.

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Ilkeston firefighters hosted a 12 hour CPR Marathon fundraiser for the BHF. Pictured are firefighters Dan Davies, Darren Bishop, Mark Burnham, Steve Blackett and Steve Cook, Jayne Clifford regional support manager for BHF and Tesco staff members Sarah Barnatt and Liz Wright.

Firefighters’ CPR marathon fundraiser shares life-saving skills with shoppers

Derbyshire firefighters have been teaching supermarket shoppers valuable life-saving skills during a charity fundraiser for two very worthy causes.

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COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

This week we take a look at severe allergic reactions.

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Medical student Sophie Taylor, from Riddings, is to climb Kilimanjaro this summer for the overseas aid charity Dig Deep

Riddings medical student fundraising for water charity mountain trek

A medical student from Riddings is gearing up to climb Africa’s highest mountain for a charity bringing clean water to rural areas of Kenya.

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New chief revealed for Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospicecare

Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospicecare has unveiled its new chief executive as Barbara-Anne Walker.

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East Midlands Ambulance Service crews were involved in 90 non-fault collisions in just eight months.

Warning to motorists after ambulance crews were involved in 90 non-fault collisions

Crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were involved in 90 road traffic collisions that were not their fault in just eight months.

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Lurcher Master Arrow is recovering from treatment by Vets Now in Alfreton after eating a bag of sultanas which made him seriously ill.

Alfreton vets save dog’s life after toxic sultanas damage kidneys

A dog is recovering from life-saving treatment at a vets’ practice in Alfreton after eating a bag of sultanas which left him with kidney failure.

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