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'Happy-go-lucky' Derbyshire man died of devastating condition

A Derbyshire man who died of sepsis 'felt let down by the medical system', his grieving partner has said.
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Doctor Marco La Malfa says Valentine's Day is an opportunity to show care for men's health.

Derbyshire medic says there is more to Valentine’s than a man’s heart

A Derbyshire medic is advising men’s partners to think about more than hearts this Valentine’s Day, as cases of prostate cancer over take those of breast cancer.

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From left, St Elphin's Park employees Suzanne Jackson, Rachael Gregory and Michael Noton with chief executive Nick Sanderson at the Audley Villages' annual awards ceremony.

Staff at Darley Dale retirement village St Elphin’s Park given awards

Three employees of a Darley Dale retirement village picked up awards for outstanding work at the nationwide care provider’s annual ceremony.

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Ilkeston firefighters hosted a 12 hour CPR Marathon fundraiser for the BHF. Pictured are firefighters Dan Davies, Darren Bishop, Mark Burnham, Steve Blackett and Steve Cook, Jayne Clifford regional support manager for BHF and Tesco staff members Sarah Barnatt and Liz Wright.

Firefighters’ CPR marathon fundraiser shares life-saving skills with shoppers

Derbyshire firefighters have been teaching supermarket shoppers valuable life-saving skills during a charity fundraiser for two very worthy causes.

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Richard Cooke is preparing for a charity bike ride over the Pyrenees to raise money for the MPS Society, which supports his friend Maggie Louis and her daughter Hannah Ratcliffe.

Two Dales cyclist plans Tour de France challenge for medical charity

A man from Two Dales is gearing up to get back in the saddle for another year of fundraising for the charity which supports his friend’s daughter.

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Hazel Jones has been appointed care home manager at Burton Closes Hall in Bakewell.

New manager appointed at ‘spectacular’ Bakewell care home for elderly

A care worker with more than 25 years of experience has taken the top job at a Bakewell care home, one of the most unique in Derbyshire.

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Matlock mum praises hospital staff who cared for critically ill baby

Matlock mum praises hospital staff who cared for critically ill baby

A Matlock mum whose infant son was admitted to the Critical Care Unit at Nottingham Children’s Hospital has praised staff for their work.

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COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

This week we take a look at severe allergic reactions.

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New chief revealed for Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospicecare

Chesterfield’s Ashgate Hospicecare has unveiled its new chief executive as Barbara-Anne Walker.

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East Midlands Ambulance Service crews were involved in 90 non-fault collisions in just eight months.

Warning to motorists after ambulance crews were involved in 90 non-fault collisions

Crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were involved in 90 road traffic collisions that were not their fault in just eight months.

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The map shows most of Derbyshire in red.

Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas in Derbyshire worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

A map showing flu hotspots across Derbyshire has been revealed.
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Resolve to improve your health

Resolve to improve your health

Most of us indulge over Christmas and New Year so why not make a resolution this year to help improve your long-term health and future?

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Today is the most popular day of the year to conceive

Today is 'National Baby Making Day' - most popular day to conceive

Today (Tuesday January 2) is National Baby-Making Day - when millions of young couples will be having sex in the hope of falling pregnant and giving birth to a September baby.
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Are you taking part in Dry January?

People in the Midlands not giving up booze for January

People in the Midlands are among the least likely in the UK to give up drink this month.
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Marguerite Willmot gives Bob the horse a brush down during one of the Connection Space sessions at Matlock Farm Park.

Matlock care farming group gives people with dementia chance to shine

The leaders of a project helping older adults find a new lease of life on the farm are celebrating as they reach the end of a successful trial run.

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Which Derbyshire pharmacies will be open over Christmas?

Which Derbyshire pharmacies are open on New Year’s Day?

Many of Derbyshire's pharmacies will be closed on New Year’s Day.

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Matlock Hospitals League of Friends chairman Mike Tomlinson and honorary secretary Pam Wildgoose present toys to nurse Susan White for children to use while visiting the minor injuries unit

League of Friends bring Christmas cheer to Darley Dale hospital

Matlock Hospitals League of Friends spread seasonal cheer to Whitworth Hospital in Darley Dale, presenting a collection of gifts to be used by patients.

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A new weeky parkrun will launch at Hassop station, December 30.

Peak District parkrun group to launch in Bakewell this month

The worldwide parkrun phenomenon is stretching its legs into the Derbyshire Dales, with a new weekly event being launched later this month.

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Chesterfield Royal, A+E, waiting room.

Matron makes winter appeal to patients in Chesterfield

A senior nurse at Chesterfield Royal Hospital’s emergency department has appealed for patients to use the service appropriately this winter.

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