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Doctors urge 20p tax on sugary drinks to fund low-price fruit and vegetables

Doctors urge 20p tax on sugary drinks to fund low-price fruit and vegetables

Doctors urge 20p tax on sugary drinks to fund low-price fruit and vegetables

14 July 2015

Doctors’ leaders have joined the call for a tax on sugar, saying a 20p levy on sugary drinks would be a “useful first step” towards the long-term goal of taxing a wide range of products in the fight to reduce obesity in the UK.


VIDEO: Warning over toxic giant hogweed plant when out and about this summer

VIDEO: Warning over toxic giant hogweed plant when out and about this summer

14 July 2015

People are being warned to be extra vigilant after a number of reports of the toxic giant hogweed across the UK in the last couple of weeks.


Stamford Town Council backs defibrillator scheme

Stamford Town Council backs defibrillator scheme

Stamford Town Council backs defibrillator scheme

13 July 2015

Councillors have lent their support to a woman’s campaign to get defibrillators installed in Stamford town centre.


Oakham optician Langrick & Coe supports Macular Week

Oakham optician Langrick & Coe supports Macular Week

Oakham optician Langrick & Coe supports Macular Week

12 July 2015

Langrick & Coe Opticians in Oakham supported the first Macular Week, which ran from Monday to today, in a bid to raise awareness of macular disease.


Leicestershire Partnership Trust told to improve by inspectors

Leicestershire Partnership Trust told to improve by inspectors

Leicestershire Partnership Trust told to improve by inspectors

10 July 2015

The trust that runs the bulk of health services in Rutland and Leicestershire says it is working hard to improve after inspectors said many areas of service were not good enough.


Clergy walk barefoot through Stamford for leprosy charity

Clergy walk barefoot through Stamford for leprosy charity

Clergy walk barefoot through Stamford for leprosy charity

03 July 2015

Clergy bared their soles in Stamford to raise awareness of some of the world’s most marginalised people.


Second Stamford cafe appeals for defibrillator funds

Second Stamford cafe appeals for defibrillator funds

Second Stamford cafe appeals for defibrillator funds

03 July 2015

A second cafe in Stamford has started raising funds for a defibrillator following an appeal.


Technology to help stroke patients improve their speech

Technology to help stroke patients improve their speech

Technology to help stroke patients improve their speech

01 July 2015

Technology is helping stroke patients in Lincolnshire to improve their speech and language skills.


Public welcome to attend next meeting of the Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Public welcome to attend next meeting of the Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

Public welcome to attend next meeting of the Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust

22 June 2015

The next board meeting for Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) will take place on Tuesday, June 30, and members of the public are invited to attend.


Health teams having a positive impact in Lincolnshire

Health teams having a positive impact in Lincolnshire

Health teams having a positive impact in Lincolnshire

20 June 2015

A pilot scheme to create neighbourhood health teams across Lincolnshire is giving patients better access to care, according to a report.


People urged by health chiefs to be tick aware this summer

People urged by health chiefs to be tick aware this summer

People urged by health chiefs to be tick aware this summer

17 June 2015

Public Health England (PHE) is encouraging everyone in our region to become ‘tick aware’ this summer and learn how to prevent infections from the diseases associated with them.


Why eating chocolate this lunchtime could be good for your health

Why eating chocolate this lunchtime could be good for your health

Why eating chocolate this lunchtime could be good for your health

16 June 2015

​A new report has found that eating up to 100g (4oz) of ​​chocolate a day has been linked to a lowered risk of heart disease and stroke.


Pilgrim consultant is awarded the MBE for child protection

Pilgrim consultant is awarded the MBE for child protection

Pilgrim consultant is awarded the MBE for child protection

16 June 2015

A consultant paediatrician at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital, Dr Margaret Crawford, has been awarded the MBE for her child protection role across Lincolnshire.


New report says tobacco companies should be forced to pay the cost of reducing smoking rates to save lives

New report says tobacco companies should be forced to pay the cost of reducing smoking rates to save lives

New report says tobacco companies should be forced to pay the cost of reducing smoking rates to save lives

10 June 2015

Following Government threats of cuts to local public health budgets a new report says tobacco companies should be forced to pay the cost of reducing smoking.


Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose recall gluten free products

Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose recall gluten free products

Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose recall gluten free products

09 June 2015

The Food Standards Agency has reported that Asda, Morrisons, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Waitrose have recalled various gluten-free products as they may contain gluten.


Call for people in Lincolnshire to start donating blood to help fill shortages

Call for people in Lincolnshire to start donating blood to help fill shortages

Call for people in Lincolnshire to start donating blood to help fill shortages

08 June 2015

NHS Blood and Transplant has revealed that 40% fewer new volunteers came forward across England and North Wales to give blood last year compared to a decade ago.


Cafe Black in Stamford launches defibrillator appeal

Cafe Black in Stamford launches defibrillator appeal

Cafe Black in Stamford launches defibrillator appeal

05 June 2015

A cafe co-owner has appealed to customers and Stamford residents to help raise £1,200 for a defibrillator in the town’s High Street.


University Alzheimer’s drug human trials boost

University Alzheimer’s drug human trials boost

University Alzheimer’s drug human trials boost

27 May 2015

Lancaster University scientists are celebrating a major breakthrough with a revolutionary new drug that could prevent the early stages of Alzheimer’s for thousands of people worldwide.


New garden at Rutland Memorial Hospital will help patients recover

New garden at Rutland Memorial Hospital will help patients recover

New garden at Rutland Memorial Hospital will help patients recover

25 May 2015

Patients, staff and dignitaries in the new garden at Rutland Memorial Hospital


Parkrun could be set up at Rutland Water

Parkrun could be set up at Rutland Water

Parkrun could be set up at Rutland Water

23 May 2015

A keen runner is hoping to set up a Parkrun event at Rutland Water and is holding an event next month to recruit volunteers.


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