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Northamptonshire family helped by children's charity backs Christmas fund-raising campaign

A Towcester family are sharing their experiences of caring for their terminally ill daughter to help raise awareness of how Newlife Foundation for Disabled Children helps families in Northamptonshire.

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Scientists say nuts to heart disease

Scientists say nuts to heart disease

A daily handful of any type of nuts slashes the risk of heart disease and cancer, Britain’s biggest killers.

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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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Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

Report reveals where in the UK over 50s struggle most to get a GP appointment

The over 50s are finding it difficult to see their GP, according to research by Saga Health Insurance which reveals the places in the UK where over 50s say they struggle most to get an appointment with a doctor.

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One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers dont disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo

Should I disclose my mental health issues to my employer?

One in six workers experience stress, anxiety and depression at any given time but, more often than not, workers don’t disclose their problems and mental health remains a workplace taboo.

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Alex Revell gets his flu jab

Northampton Town stars get their flu jabs...and now they are urging others to do the same

Cobblers players are backing a campaign to encourage vulnerable people in Northampton to get a flu jab.

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Benefits of daily asprin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Product warning

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

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Roxanne with the County Council's legal letter demanding 8,000

Council takes disabled Northampton woman to court to get back £8,000 it overpaid her... 10 years ago

A disabled woman from Northampton is being underfunded by County Hall to the tune of £160 a week.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Dr Sonia Swart

Northampton General Hospital aims to defuse A&E timebomb and reduce the number of beds it needs by more than 100

Significant reductions in NGH admissions will be seen by March, its chief has said, in what would be the first slackening of pressure on Northampton's ailing A&E services in five years
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Aldi issues recall

Aldi recalls popular food dish over allergy fears

ALDI is recalling one of its popular curry dishes because it contains milk, which is not declared within the ingredients list.

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Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children now drink a bath full of sugary drinks every year

Children as young as 11 drink the equivalent of almost a bath full of sugary drinks every year, Cancer Research UK has warned.

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Leicester Terrace Surgery

Three GP practices in Northampton trial scheme to create more same-day appointments

Three GP Practices in Northampton are teaming up to provide their 33,000 patients with a new way to access emergency, same-day appointments.

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A NGH twiddlemuff

Northampton knitters called on to help keep dementia patients' hands warm with 'twiddlemuffs'

Northampton General Hospital is calling on local knitters and knitting groups to support its latest dementia initiative.

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Tracey Topping's two year weight loss journey

A Northampton dieter who “wants to be around to see her grandchildren grow up” loses over 17 stone

An inspirational Northampton woman, who has lost nearly 18 stone in two years, is now the life and soul of the party.

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Product recall

Burning eye fears lead to contact lens solution recall

A contact lens solution has been recalled by the manufacturer following the discovery of a potential fault which could cause eye irritation or possibly more serious consequences.

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St Andrews Hospital, Billing Road, Northampton

Family raises concern over new smoking ban for patients at Northampton mental health hospital

A concerned woman, who tends to her brother in a Northampton mental health hospital, is appealing for the institution to revise their policy on a smoking ban for patients.

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Stockley Street on the Bouverie Estate

Northampton General Hospital asks staff to park considerately after complaints from neighbours

Neighbours living near to NGH claim they are struggling to park outside their own houses some days as staff use their streets as "a free car park".

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“Use A&E at KGH and NGH wisely”: health leaders’ warning as hospitals experience high demand

“Use A&E at KGH and NGH wisely”: health leaders’ warning as hospitals experience high demand

Health leaders are urging people to use services wisely as KGH and NGH are experiencing extremely high numbers of A&E attendees.

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