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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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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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Janet Lambert, Patricia Gatehouse, Terry Stanley and John Gatehouse with Bernard Smith's plaque at KGH

Former shoe worker leaves legacy of more than £230,000 to Kettering Hospital

A former Kettering shoe worker has left almost a quarter of a million pounds to Kettering General Hospital as a thank you for the many years of care his wife received for rheumatoid arthritis.

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Northampton Shopmobility service saved...for now

Northampton Shopmobility service saved...for now

Northampton shoppers may be able to access a town centre scooter and wheelchair service until at least March after possible short-term funding was found.

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TV streaming is bad for your health say scientists

Why TV streaming is bad for our health (according to science)

We all love our streaming services, whether it’s Netflix, Amazon, Now TV or Blinkbox – but a growing number of academics are suggesting we may love it a little too much.

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Aswad concert in Northampton will see appeal for life-saving donor for four-year-old Tommy

Aswad concert in Northampton will see appeal for life-saving donor for four-year-old Tommy

A concert at Roadmender in Northampton will see a blood cancer charity appeal for potential blood donors.

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Samuel Horne with a towel soaked in blood from his head injury

Northampton dad who lost three pints of blood through head wound waited six hours for ambulance

A Northampton man who was knocked unconscious for eight minutes after a fall was forced to wait six hours to be seen by paramedics.

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Brett with Jon and Jon's father during their walk around the Isle of Wight.

‘Inspiring’ cancer patient fights pain to complete fundraising walk

A Northampton man has fought through the pain of cancer to complete a 70-mile walk to raise funds for charity.

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Pippa and Molly both caught Alabama Rot, but Pippa sadly died. NNL-160615-113253001

Deadly flesh-eating dog disease continues to spread across the UK

Pet owners across the UK are being warned that a deadly disease affecting dogs is continuing to spread across the UK.

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George Saxby surrounded by the team caring for him on Barnwell B ward where he has been recovering from his surgery

101-year-old from Irchester back on his feet after emergency hip operation in Kettering

A 101-year man has become one of the oldest people ever to get back to their feet after having had an emergency operation on a broken hip at Kettering General Hospital.

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The capsules have been criticised for looking too much like sweets

400 children a year poisoned by laundry capsules

Parents are being urged to ensure laundry products are kept out of the reach of children as new statistics revealed that more than 2,000 have been taken ill after swallowing laundry capsules in the last five years.

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NGH forced to try to cut waiting lists without spending money

NGH forced to try to cut waiting lists without spending money

The Northampton General Hospital chief executive has apologised to patients for long waits for treatment.

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VIDEO: Patients at Northampton General Hospital drank one million cups of tea last year

VIDEO: Patients at Northampton General Hospital drank one million cups of tea last year

Nurses at Northampton General Hospital have been telling the cameras of the countless ways they use the humble cup of tea to provide care.

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Carers Week is a UK-wide awareness campaign which takes place from today (Monday) to Sunday (12 June), with the aim of the week to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for by raising awareness of carers at a national and local level.

Special week of events to raise awareness of hard work from Northants carers

A special campaign has started to raise awareness of the commitment, hard work and selflessness of Northamptonshire carers in the community.

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Why your hayfever is acting up - and how to stop it

Why your hayfever is acting up - and how to stop it

Finally, it seems that summer is just around the corner.

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Paramedic’s anger after 999 service reveals it will take THREE YEARS to work out how many staff and vehicles it needs

A review that will steer how much money needs to be awarded to East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) will not be complete until 2019.

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Foot Fest - long distance walk or run in Northamptonshire countryside to help charities

Foot Fest - long distance walk or run in Northamptonshire countryside to help charities

A charity walk or run lasting 26 or 13 miles sets off from a Northamptonshire village hall on Saturday.

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Tilly with her god-daughter Ivy.

Rushden teacher in plea for stem cell match from stranger to help cure rare bone marrow disease

A young teacher from Rushden who is battling leukaemia and a rare bone marrow disease has been told her best hope of recovery lies in the hands of a stranger.

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