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Former Derbyshire MP sparks outcry over child hunger comments.

Former Derbyshire MP Edwina Currie has sparked controversy after she questioned why UK kids are going hungry when there’s a national epidemic of childhood obesity.

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LISTEN: To hoax call that cost ambulance service £2,465 and put lives at risk

A hoax 999 call cost East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) almost £2,500 on Friday, and saw an ambulance being diverted from a real emergency.

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Many pharmacies will be closed over the Easter weekend.

Derbyshire pharmacy opening hours this Easter

Derbyshire residents are being urged to plan ahead for their health needs this Easter.

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East Midlanders sticking to New Year’s resolutions

East Midlanders sticking to New Year’s resolutions

With Easter fast approaching, New Year’s resolutions seem a distant memory but new research has shown that two thirds of East Midlanders are still sticking to them.

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VIDEO: 999 dandruff call leaves ambulance bosses scratching their heads

A sick cat, dandruff and someone being bitten by a hamster are just some of the 999 calls East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) have taken in the last month.

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VIDEO: Olympic icon Jessica Ennis-Hill launches £500K Beyond The Treatment cancer appeal

Olympic golden girl Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill had a blast today launching a new £500,000 Weston Park Cancer Charity appeal to improve the experiences of cancer patients in the region.
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VIDEO: Olympic icon Jessica Ennis-Hill has a blast launching cancer appeal

Sheffield's Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis Hill is having a blast since she retired from sport as she proved at the launch of a new £500,000 Weston Park Cancer Charity appeal.
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New service to help Derbyshire people suffering from mental health problems

A new service will help Derbyshire people who are suffering from mental health problems.
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COLUMN: Defend the NHS - it’s all we have left, by Roy Bainton

COLUMN: Defend the NHS - it’s all we have left, by Roy Bainton

Over the past year, the political world as we knew it has been blown apart.

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Nominate a first aid hero

Nominate a first aid hero

St John Ambulance’s Everyday Heroes awards are back and the charity is searching for inspiring stories of first aid heroism.

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A DRIVING FORCE: On the road with patient transport volunteer - VIDEO

More than 350 people across Derbyshire rely on Patient Transport Services to get them to hospital appointments, and dozens of these journeys are performed by a team of incredible volunteers.
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Youngsters more concerned with body image than success at work

Youngsters more concerned with body image than success at work

A new study has revealed two thirds of young people from Derbyshire would be happy to take a pay-cut if it meant achieving the perfect body.

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Warning as skin creams linked to 40 fire deaths

Warning as skin creams linked to 40 fire deaths

A group of skin creams containing paraffin have been linked to almost 40 fire deaths across Britain over the last decade.

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Slimmers’ fury as diet sausages revealed to be 800% worse than first claimed

Dieters have gone bonkers after low fat sausages they were pigging out were recategorised by Derbyshire-based Slimming World - as 800 percent worse than initially thought.

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The wooden alphabet toy

Tesco recall children’s toy over safety fears

Supermarket giant Tesco has recalled a children’s toy over fears that it could present a potential hazard.

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Pancake day first aid

Pancake day first aid

Hip hip hooray it’s pancake day!

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VIDEO: The Tinnitus Clinic launches pioneering treatment in Yorkshire

Tinnitus sufferers are being offered pioneering treatments with the launch of a leading new audiology clinic in Yorkshire.
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The bug is sweeping across schools in the UK.

Warning to parents over highly infectious bug sweeping UK schools

Shigellosis, a highly-infectious vomiting bug, is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.
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FEATURE: Day in the life of Derbyshire's Patient Transport Service

Derbyshire Patient Transport Services transports non-emergency patients with additional medical needs to hospital appointments 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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