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Funding boost for Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance

Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Rutland Air Ambulance has secured funding for 20 potentially life-saving journeys over the next 12 months – thanks to a renewed charity partnership with Thomson Airways.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Number of smokers falls to fewer than one in five adults

The number of smokers has fallen by 1.7 per cent in the region over the past four years, latest figures reveal.

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From left, Dean Welch, Dominic Seery, Claire Seery, David Slater, Donna Slater, Keith Seery, baby Stephanie Seery, and Mack the dog pictured before their sponsored walk

Family determined to raise awareness of genetic condition Fragile X complete sponsored walk

The parents of a child born with a genetic condition which causes learning disabilities have completed a sponsored walk to help raise awareness.

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Ted and Dot Kelby, pictured with Janie McCormick from St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

‘Mr and Mrs Bourne’ present birthday gift to St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

A couple who asked guests attending their joint 90th birthday party to make a donation to charity instead of bringing presents have raised £725 for a cause close to their hearts.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

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Sally-Ann Livingston, from Morton, who suffers from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is hoping to raise �699 for a new mobility scooter. EMN-160909-155016001

Morton mum who suffers from rare condition Ehlers-Danlos syndrome needs help to buy a mobility scooter

‘I was at party with my daughter and was chatting with some other mums when I suddenly started feeling dizzy and clumsy,’ said Sally-Ann Livingston.

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Stamford man is staying positive for cancer fight

A Stamford man battling cancer is backing an awareness week.

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Find out more about hospital merger plans

A series of public meetings looking at the proposed merger of Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals will be held this autumn.

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Soldiers from Kendrew Barracks give up spare time to save lives in the local community

A seriously ill motorist has been found slumped at the wheel of his car in a residential street after falling into a diabetic coma.

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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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Madison Parry was born with a serious heart defect EMN-160914-162840001

Appeal launched to help baby Madison who was born with a rare heart defect

The parents of a seriously-ill three-month-old girl born with a rare heart defect have launched a fundraising appeal to help them buy a special cot, chair and other equipment.

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The new sensory equipment

Thanks to fundraisers from hospital children’s ward

Children visiting Peterborough City Hospital can now enjoy new sensory equipment and activities thanks to the generosity of local businesses and families who attended the Amazon Ball held in November.

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The fundraisers

Celebration for helpers

To celebrate International Day of Charity, Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust invited members of the public who have raised funds for the Trust over the past year to a special fundraisers event.

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Mental health trust for Lincolnshire reports problems with its phone lines

A Lincolnshire NHS Trust responsible for mental health, learning disability and social care has announced it is currently experiencing problems with its phone lines in the Sleaford area where it is based, with a handful of services unable to make or receive external calls.

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Defibrillator is installed at Ketton signal box

A defibrillator has been installed at Ketton’s Signal Box - the third to be installed in the village as a result of the Ketton First Responder group disbanding.

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BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

A strike by Junior Doctors planned for next week has been called off by the British Medical Association, The BMA.

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BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

In their long running dispute with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the British Medical Association (BMA) has announced three further walkouts by junior doctors.

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Open day next month at Rainbow Hospice

People in Rutland will 
have the chance to look around the East Midlands’ only hospice for children and young people as Rainbows opens its door next month.

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