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Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

With temperatures dropping as low as -15C in some parts of the country this week, vets are warning pet owners to take extra caution during the cold spell with salt, grit and antifreeze proving fatal to pets.

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Peppa Pig ‘encourages parents to abuse NHS services’ says family doctor

Peppa Pig may be encouraging concerned parents to tie up NHS services with trivial issues, according to a family doctor.

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Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.

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Former England midfielder Glenn Hoddle holds an 'audience with' event for Niamh's Next Step

Football fans have the opportunity to get up close and personal with former England star Glenn Hoddle when he takes to a Northampton stage in an exclusive gig for charity.

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NGH said it is taking steps to get people home earlier

A total of 220 NGH patients have been in their bed for three weeks, on any given day

High numbers of people are staying in Northampton General Hospital for several weeks as managers struggle to cope with slow discharges.

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Private ambulances are missing appointments to pick up healthy patients - who are then been sent back to their beds.

Taxis used by Northampton General Hospital to take home patients stranded by private ambulance firm

Northampton General Hospital is paying for private taxis to take some patients home after the transport firm it uses let it down on dozens of occasions.
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Awards for Northamptonshire health care workers who go the extra mile

Awards for Northamptonshire health care workers who go the extra mile

Health workers who go above and beyond their everyday role to make a difference to patients, service users, carers and their families have been put in the spotlight.

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Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Diabetes and obesity ‘cause almost 800,000 cancers a year’

Almost 800,000 cancer cases a year are caused by being overweight or diabetic, a study shows.

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VIDEO: Warning after holidaymaker is potentially scarred for life - by henna tattoo MOUSTACHE

A holidaymaker has been left red-faced and potentially scarred for life - by a henna tattoo MOUSTACHE.

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Alabama Rot.

Vet’s warning after Alabama Rot kills dog in neighbouring county

A veterinary centre has taken to social media to warn residents after a dog died from the Alabama Rot this month.

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Son concerned at treatment of elderly patients after his mum is readmitted to Northampton General four times in two months

A son will lodge an official complaint to Northampton General Hospital after his mother was readmitted four times only a matter of days after being sent home.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.

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Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Energy drinks ‘cause mental health problems and kidney damage’

Children should be banned from buying energy drinks as they can cause high blood pressure, heart problems, obesity and even kidney damage, warns new research.

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Health advice: Act early if you feel unwell, Northamptonshire experts advise

People in Northamptonshire who suffer from a long-term health condition are being urged to “act early” if they feel unwell to avoid a minor illness becoming more serious.
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REVEALED: New car parking charges at KGH

REVEALED: New car parking charges at KGH

Kettering General Hospital’s new car parking deck is due to officially open at 1pm on Friday, December 1.

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WATCH: Northampton dad stars in touching video to promote Cystic Fibrosis Trust's Christmas appeal

A dad from Northampton and his daughter are fronting the Christmas campaign for a national charity.

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The Mayor and Mayoress of Northampton Gareth and Terrie Eales open the newly-refurbished ward.

New pull-down beds means parents can stay overnight at their children's side at Northampton hospital ward

A critically-ill children's ward at Northampton General Hospital has had 10 beds installed so parents can stay overnight with their children.
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Are you a heavy snorer?

Loud snorers more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease says new research

A study of middle aged and elderly people found those with sleep apnoea had a build up of proteins in their brain that trigger the condition.

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LISTEN: Dad writes charity single for NGH ward that kept his premature triplets alive

A Northampton dad-of-three has written a heartfelt song in a bid to raise funds for the Gosset ward at NGH, which saved his 11-week-early 2lb triplets.
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Paddington refurbishment opening.

NGH Paddington ward gets £27,000 worth of new beds for parents to stay with poorly children

The mayor of Northampton councillor Gareth Eales and the mayoress, councillor Terrie Eales open the newly refurbished Paddington children's ward.
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