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Parents putting teeth of millions of children ‘at risk’

Six out of ten parents don’t know about a free NHS treatment that protects against decay, a survey has revealed.

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Trampoline warning

Trendy trampolines cause child injuries

Bryony Page may have wowed crowds by becoming the first Brit to win an Olympic medal on a trampoline.

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Jenny Hirst, from Northampton-based InDependent Diabetes Trust (IDDT).

Obesity strategy by Government is 'letting children down', Northampton-based charity warns

The new childhood obesity strategy is “letting down a generation of children”, a national diabetes charity based in Northampton has said.

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New generation of teas could cure hangovers, report suggests

New generation of teas could cure hangovers, report suggests

The choice of leaf-based beverages on offer has mushroomed in recent years, from builder’s tea or nothing, to every flavour from peppermint to rhubarb & ginger.

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Neil Barford and Kev Hardwick are taking part in a 2,200 race around Ireland. Pictured with Stuart Burke (centre) owner of Newlec cycles in Northampton

Two cyclists from Northampton taking part in epic 2,200km race around Ireland

Two men from Northampton are planning to cycle more than 2,000 kilometres around Ireland to raise money for Northampton General Hospital’s trauma unit.

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How much sunshine can your skin stand?

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

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Northampton GP receptionists needlessly send equivalent of 2,600 patients a year to A&E

Northampton GP receptionists needlessly send equivalent of 2,600 patients a year to A&E

A large number of non-emergency patients are wrongly being sent to A&E by Northampton GP surgeries, particularly receptionists, a report by NGH suggests.

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Deal signed to build 60-bed unit at Northampton General Hospital

Deal signed to build 60-bed unit at Northampton General Hospital

Northampton General Hospital has awarded a contract to construct a £12 million 60-bed assessment hub.

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The Guildhall in Northampton

Health watchdog sets up stall at one stop shop in Northampton

Members of the public can now access information and signposting on any aspect of health and social care at the Guildhall’s One Stop Shop.

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‘Northampton General Hospital reliant on medical staff from EU and other countries’ says chief

‘Northampton General Hospital reliant on medical staff from EU and other countries’ says chief

Not enough nurses and doctors are being trained in the UK to meet demand, the chief executive of NGH has said.

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VIDEO: Aspiring Northamptonshire footballer receives robotic hand

An eight-year-old aspiring footballer who was born without a left hand is set to receive a state-of-the art robotic hand in the colours of his favourite football team.

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Des Pratt meeting Dion Dublin, and before he started his slimming

Daventry man reaches semi-finals of weightloss competition after shedding 8st 8.5lbs

A 37-year-old slimmer from Daventry has hit the back of the net after reaching the semi-finals of a competition to find the UK and Ireland’s top male slimmers, where he met footballing legend Dion Dublin.

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Staff at KGH are taking part in the Global Corporate Challenge

Kettering hospital staff proving to be some of the most active in Britain with global challenge

Staff at Kettering General Hospital are proving to be some of the most active in Britain - and the world - as measured by the Global Corporate Challenge.

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“Blackmail” claim as planned cuts to team which prevents NHS bed blocking comes under fire at NCC

The county council is effectively “blackmailing” the NHS by slashing funding to a team which prevents hospital bed blockers, according to the opposition’s finance chief.

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EMAS has set up a frequent callers team after it was revealed the service received more than 10,000 repeat calls in 2015

EMAS sets up frequent callers team after one man rings for ambulance 500 times in 12 months

One man called the East Midlands Ambulance Service a staggering 500 times last year.

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Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Tesco to offer free fruit to children in healthy eating push

Supermarket chain Tesco has announced that it is to offer free fruit to children while their parents are shopping in store.

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Kettering General Hospital has been nationally recognised for the work it does to provide fair and equitable services for the diverse communities it serves.

KGH rated country’s best for equality and fairness

Kettering General Hospital has been nationally recognised for the work it does to provide fair and equitable services for the diverse communities it serves.

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Jess Ritchie with her dog Tessa (SWNS)

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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The Evelyn Wright home in Daventry

Daventry care home to be replaced at ‘future date’

A care home in Daventry will be replaced, but no date has yet been given.

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