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Top bosses at charity hospital in Northampton paid £1.9m

Seven executives at a charitable hospital in Northampton were each paid more than £200,000 last year, latest accounts show.

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Health experts launch campaign to get people in Northamptonshire to get the flu jab

Thousands of people in Northampton whose lives could be at risk from flu are being urged by health leaders at NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) to protect themselves as early as possible with a free flu jab.

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Wellingborough mum says her life was saved by charity after suffering from extreme Postnatal Depression

A Wellingborough mother who planned to kill herself after her baby was born, says her life was saved by a local charity.

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Daventry chip shop brothers praised for saving teenager’s life after she suffered a cardiac arrest

A pair of brothers from a Daventry chippy have been hailed as life-savers after performing vital CPR on a colleague.

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Dogs with microchips at risk?

Outdated microchips could lead to dogs being put down

Only one in 10 UK dog owners saw updating their pet’s microchip when moving house as a priority - which could see their animal being destroyed if it strays.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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The breeds of dogs vets are urging owners to avoid

Vets have warned would-be dog owners to think carefully before buying breeds with “flat faced” features, due to concerns over their welfare.

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40 tonnes of wipes and sanitary products wrongly flushed in Northampton each week

40 tonnes of wipes and sanitary products wrongly flushed in Northampton each week

A total of 40 tonnes of wipes and sanitary products are wrongly being flushed down the loo in Northampton every week, causing higher water bill rates for consumers.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Eye test could prevent tragedy

Eye test could prevent tragedy

A trip to the optician usually results in stronger glasses, or if you’re lucky, a date to return in 12 months for our next check-up.

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Noise annoys - snoring, screaming kids, and the ‘Go Compare’ song

It was National Quiet Day this week - where snoring, loud eaters and the ‘Go Compare’ song were banned.

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Woman whose life was saved by air ambulance urges the people of Northamptonshire to support the charity

A woman who almost died in a traffic collision is appealing to the people of Northamptonshire to support their air ambulance.

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Northampton hospital rated 'requires improvement' after latest inspection

A Northampton hospital has failed to raise its overall rating in a watchdog report due to be published this morning.

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More than one in 10 Northamptonshire children are believed to have an undiagnosed eye condition

More than one in 10 Northamptonshire children are believed to have an undiagnosed eye condition

A visual health awareness campaign launches next week as figures are published showing more than one in 10 children in Northamptonshire have an undiagnosed eye condition.

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The puppies that were quarantined by trading standards

Illegally imported puppies quarantined after being taken from Northamptonshire address

Three 10-week-old puppies have been taken into quarantine by Northamptonshire County Council’s trading standards service after they were illegally imported into the UK.

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Mother of Woodford Halse teenager who was struck by a falling tree urges people to support the air ambulance

The mother of a girl who was treated by the air ambulance after she was seriously injured when a tree fell on her in a freak accident, is urging local people to support Air Ambulance Week

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Brexit, terrorism and exams blamed for spike in anxiety Google searches

Brexit, terrorism and exams blamed for spike in ‘anxiety’ Google searches

Stressed Brits are turning to Google for help, it has been revealed, with searches for anxiety-related symptoms and advice quadrupling over the last 10 years.

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