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Animal lover films herself in sweltering car to show how dogs suffer

An animal lover has filmed a video of herself suffering the same shocking effects as dogs which are left in cars on hot days in a hard-hitting warning to pet owners.

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Students warned over 'smart drug' pregnancy risk

Pregnancy warning over so-called ‘smart drug’

A so-called ‘smart drug’ favoured by students cramming for exams could lead to unplanned pregnancies, experts have warned.

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Northampton boy was flown to hospital ‘with knife still in his head’

Northampton boy was flown to hospital ‘with knife still in his head’

A boy who sustained a stab wound to the head in Northampton still had the knife in his skull when he was taken to hospital.

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Top ten: Which Northampton area is the worst for alcohol harm, according to public health officials?

Top ten: Which Northampton area is the worst for alcohol harm, according to public health officials?

Public health officials have revealed the areas of Northampton that suffer the most drink-related crime and injuries.

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Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims

Kellogg’s rapped by watchdog over Special K nutrition claims

Cereal giant Kellogg’s has been rapped by watchdogs over “full of goodness” and “nutritious” claims made in two ads for its Special K range.

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KGHs emergency department has been criticised for areas of poor practice in a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

‘Poor practice’: KGH emergency department told it must improve after latest inspection

KGH’s emergency department has been criticised for areas of ‘poor practice’ in a report by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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HEATWAVE: Health leaders in Northamptonshire support Public Health England advice on keeping cool

HEATWAVE: Health leaders in Northamptonshire support Public Health England advice on keeping cool

GPs in Northamptonshire are supporting a heatwave campaign launched by Public Health England, as temperatures continue to rise.

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New study says women can prevent tumours with weight loss

Weight loss protects women against tumours

Overweight or obese women who lost weight and exercise have lower levels of proteins in the blood that help cancer tumours grow, a study found.

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Residents are unhappy about litter left around the hospital site following the ban on smoking anywhere in the grounds of KGH

Kettering hospital apologises to residents unhappy with aftermath of smoking ban

Hospital bosses have apologised to residents unhappy with the consequences of smoking being banned from anywhere on the site.

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Many professionals say they work longer hours because its expected of them rather than it being productive

Burnout warning as four in five professionals work beyond their contracted hours

More than four out of five professionals work more than their contracted hours - and a third never take a lunch break, according to new research.

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What is the best hangover cure?

Research names the nation’s favourite hangover cure

Britain’s favourite hangover cure has been determined by new research.

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e. Coli under the microscope

E. coli outbreak investigation focuses on pre-packed salad and rocket leaves says Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is continuing to investigate an outbreak of E. coli O157, which may be associated with eating mixed salad leaves.

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The bus shelter has been removed, with the gap left bricked up.

Bus shelter removed from outside of KGH

Patients and hospital visitors face being left out in the cold after a bus shelter was removed – with no plan in place to replace it.

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A manager and senior nurse at the Foxhill Manor care home are to face a conduct hearing. The charges follow a damning CQC inspection in 2014.

Manager and senior nurse of Northamptonshire care home to face conduct hearing over broken windows and ‘scalding’ shower water

Two senior staff at a Northamptonshire care home are to face a competency hearing after the premises was found with broken windows and hot taps pouring out scalding water.

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The Seventh-Day Adventist Church in Kettering are working with the Corby church to provide the service on Sunday from 10am to 4pm.

Free health checks offered at Kettering’s Wicksteed Park

Two churches are teaming up to offer free health checks at Kettering’s Wicksteed Park this weekend.

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Wilko children’s doll recalled over chemical scare

High-street chain Wilko has issued a safety recall of a series of children’s dolls after it was revealed they contain unacceptable levels of a potentially harmful chemical.

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Nurofen

Nurofen TV ad banned over misleading claims

A “misleading” TV ad for Nurofen has been banned for wrongly implying the painkiller specifically targeted back and joint pain.

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Gosset mums Jennie Packer, Theresa Wright and Polly Major with their children

Kids’ disco planned by Northampton mum who had four babies cared for on Gosset Ward

A Northampton mum who had four premature babies cared for by neonatal nurses is helping organise a disco in aid of new equipment.

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Meningitis B vaccine available again at Boots

Relief as chemists get renewed stock of life-saving meningitis vaccine

A leading UK health charity has welcomed news that a vaccine against the potentially deadly meningitis is again available on the high street.

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Smoking mums

Mothers managing to kick smoking habit

More than one in 10 pregnant women admit to being smokers at the time of giving birth, new government statistics show.

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