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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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The map shows most of Derbyshire in red.

Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas in Derbyshire worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

A map showing flu hotspots across Derbyshire has been revealed.
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Resolve to improve your health

Resolve to improve your health

Most of us indulge over Christmas and New Year so why not make a resolution this year to help improve your long-term health and future?

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Today is the most popular day of the year to conceive

Today is 'National Baby Making Day' - most popular day to conceive

Today (Tuesday January 2) is National Baby-Making Day - when millions of young couples will be having sex in the hope of falling pregnant and giving birth to a September baby.
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Are you taking part in Dry January?

People in the Midlands not giving up booze for January

People in the Midlands are among the least likely in the UK to give up drink this month.
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Which Derbyshire pharmacies will be open over Christmas?

Which Derbyshire pharmacies are open on New Year’s Day?

Many of Derbyshire's pharmacies will be closed on New Year’s Day.

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C.A.R.E: What to do if someone is in cardiac arrest

C.A.R.E: What to do if someone is in cardiac arrest

Earlier this week we revealed shocking new statistics about cardiac arrest as part of our campaign with St John Ambulance.

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