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Documentary inside Northampton mental health hospital explores self-harming among teenage girls

A BBC Two documentary is following the story of three girls inside a Northampton mental health hospital.

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The staff at the Motor Neurone Disease Association will use the 40,000 grant to set up a financial support service for recently-diagnosed people.

Northampton motor neurone disease charity win £40,000 grant for finance support service

A Northampton charity is set to launch a financial support service for people living with motor neurone disease after being awarded a £40,000 grant.
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Walter Tull will name one of the new wards at NGH. A new Emergency Assessment Unit is also under construction and should open at the end of summer 2018.

Northampton hospital names new wards to honour town war hero and its first matron

A Cobblers player who became the first black British Army officer will give his name to a new ward at Northampton General Hospital.
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You can now pay for parking at NGH with an app.

Skip the pay and display machines at Northampton General Hospital with cashless app

Parking at Northampton General Hospital can now be paid using an app.

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Cancer patient waiting times at NGH meet and exceed national targets

Northampton General Hospital met all its nine cancer targets during December 2017, ensuring that all patients were seen and treated within the national waiting time standards.

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Northampton General Hospital says pressures could affect theatre time and staff available for surgery.

Some operations at risk of delays because of short staffing, says Northampton General Hospital

Pressure on surgeons at Northampton General Hospital could risk how much time is needed to safely operate on patients, a report says.

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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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EXCLUSIVE: Shocking 60 per cent rise in people with stab wounds being treated at NGH

The number of people presenting at Northampton General Hospital with stab wounds has risen by 60 per cent over five years.

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Sleep deprived teens are spending too much time on social media

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found.

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Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses.

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Ken Pisi and Ahsee Tuala led a Haka tutorial at St Andrew's Healthcare's adolescent unit.

Two Saints lead Haka at Northampton hospital's adolescent unit

Ken Pisi and Ahsee Tuala are used to leading the Saints’ dressing room victory songs, but this week they brought their talents to a Northampton hospital.
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Chloe Rolfe's family will receive damages from Northampton General Hospital for a brain injury she suffered before she was born.

'We can start to move forward': Family of brain-injured baby recieves payment from Northampton General Hospital

NGH has agreed to pay a Northampton mum for an injury her child sustained in the 72 hours leading up to her birth.
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LISTEN: Northamptonshire's 999 call handlers reveal most inappropriate 'emergencies'

Broken eggs, a dead fox and someone who wanted breakfast made for them are some of the inappropriate 999 calls Northamptonshire's emergency call handlers have taken in the last six months.
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Northamptonshire County Council says they will challenge the ombudsman's recommendations.

County council told to 'put things right' after Northamptonshire man foots £17,000 bill to cover gaps in care

Northamptonshire County Council has been scolded and told to "accept its faults" after a man was forced to pay more than £17,000 in private care costs for services he should have received from the local authority.
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Northampton General Hospital does not directly pay for negligence claims, and instead, pay into a national fund.

Historic medical 'blunders' cost Northampton General Hospital nearly £29m in past five years

Medical negligence claims against Northampton General Hospital have seen payouts worth almost £29m in the past five years.
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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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The 2018 Workplace Challenge launched at the start of this week.

New campaign to get Northamptonshire workers more active

A new campaign aimed at tackling inactivity in workplaces across Northamptonshire has launched, giving you the chance to get involved.
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Red indicates a high level of flu cases while blue highlights a low level of flu cases

How do you know if you have Australian flu as flu cases in Northampton rocket?

Workplaces are feeling the strain as 1,600 Brits are struck down by the deadly ‘Aussie flu’ virus.

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