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'Angels in disguise': Northampton hospital-goers pay tribute to A&E staff following frank junior doctors documentary

Channel 4's eye-opening glimpse into the life of junior doctors at Northampton General Hospital's A&E has prompted a further flurry of praise for our under-pressure medics.
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New £12 million unit to ease pressure on Northampton A&E set to open by summer 2018

Construction work on a new £12 million emergency assessment centre at Northampton General Hospital is due to start in the summer.

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Nominate a Northampton children's ward for a £15,000 cinema makeover

Nominate a Northampton children's ward for a £15,000 cinema makeover

A company is looking for a Northampton children's hospital to upgrade with a 100-inch cinema screen.

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Rita's inquest was held at Northampton county hall.

'Happy, straightforward' Northampton woman died of asbestos-linked cancer

A Northampton woman died after a brief battle with cancer that could have been caused by asbestos.
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Stephanie De Vally says her and her father Edward are thrilled at the decision to keep the Drayton Centre open for state-funded people using it.

'I'm over the moon': Last minute victory for dementia sufferers using Northampton's Drayton Centre after lengthy fight

The relatives of a dementia sufferer who was just days away from being kicked out of a Northampton day centre due to budget cuts, has talked of her relief now the county council is allowing him to stay.

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Saints players Stephen Myler and Tom Stephenson with Lord Spencer (middle).

Earl Spencer and Saints stars on hand for opening of new Northampton charity shop

A Northampton charity shop received a opening with help from two Northampton Saints players.
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Where and when the chemists will be open in Northamptonshire on Bank Holiday Monday

Chemist opening hours for the forthcoming May Bank Holiday Monday have been released by the NHS in Northamptonshire.

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Reece developed mental health issues after getting addicted to smoking legal highs.

Dangers of legal highs laid bare in tragic death of young man who 'lost control of his mind'

A mother has spoken of her anguish after her 24-year-old son was turned away for psychiatric help - then took his own life six days later.

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Dr Sam Pollen, who works on the Collingtree ward, said he agreed to be filmed as he believes the NHS to be under a "very real and significant imminent threat".

No-holds-barred documentary filmed in Northampton General Hospital to shine light on 'immense pressure' faced by junior doctors

A gritty new documentary that saw film crews gain unparalleled access to Northampton General Hospital is set to give warts-and-all account of life as a junior doctor in the NHS.

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How do you think we should tackle the obesity crisis? Picture: Pixabay.

Sugar tax works

Hefty taxes on sugary soft drinks could help in the fight against obesity because they stop people buying them, according to new research.

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Olive oil

Olive oil could offset unhealthy diets

Trendy extra virgin olive oil could offset a host of health problems caused by Western-style diets, according to new research.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.

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Obesity now causes more premature deaths than smoking, suggests new research.

Overweight and obese workers take more sick days

Overweight and obese workers pull more sickies for non work related illnesses than their slim colleagues, a study found.

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How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

How to eat chocolate this Easter without feeling guilty

Who doesn’t like chocolate? While there may be some who claim to prefer savoury – in my experience, crisps are suggested by these strange people as an equivalent – chocolate has a special place in many people’s hearts, and Easter gives them the perfect opportunity to consume vast quantities of it.

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Product recall

Kids’ mouthwash recalled over contamination fears

A range of children’s mouthwash has been recalled due to potential contamination of the product.

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The inquest was held at Northampton General Hospital.

Northampton woman who tried to save murder victim swallowed 'half-a-bottle' of methadone in hours before death

A good samaritan from Northampton who once gave first aid to a murder victim died in her sleep after taking methadone, a coroner ruled.
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HM Coroner Anne Pember: "This was a very sad and untimely death."

Tragedy of 25-day-old Northamptonshire baby who died after mother fell asleep while holding her in bed

A Northampton coroner has warned parents against holding newborn infants in bed following the tragic and accidental death of a child.
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Mu'Gbortima Care Services specialised in elderly care.

Manager of shut-down Northampton elderly care home lied about nursing qualifications

The boss of a small Northampton care home that was closed for posing "a serious risk" to its patients has been struck off the nursing register.
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Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start worrying about their appearance at 12 years old

Children start to worry about their appearance at the age of 12, a study has found.

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Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant more likely to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink before becoming pregnant ‘more likely’ to have diabetic babies

Women who binge drink BEFORE they become pregnant can still harm their babies, warns new research.

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