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Nottinghamshire pharmacy opening times on bank holiday Monday

Many of Nottinghamshire's pharmacies will be closed for the bank holiday on May 29.

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Dr Ken Agwuh, the director of infection and control at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals Trust.

Killer bug cases drop again at Bassetlaw Hospital

The number of patients contracting a killer infection at Bassetlaw Hospital in Worksop has dropped dramatically for the second year in a row.

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Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust donates thousands of crutches and zimmer frames to patients in Syria and Zambia

Sherwood Forest Hospitals Trust has sent more than 1,000 items including crutches, zimmer frames and chairs have been sent to Syria and Zambia to help those in need.
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COLUMN: Becoming a nurse was best thing I ever did

COLUMN: Becoming a nurse was best thing I ever did

Each and every year, we celebrate May 12, as International Nurses Day. It’s a time to reflect and say ‘thank you’ to those people who look after us when we’re at our most vulnerable.

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COLUMN: Are we becoming dependent on medication?

In the last decade the prescribing of antidepressants in the UK has doubled. The rates have increased dramatically from just over 31 million in 2005 to around 61 million in 2015.

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Retford golfer Ben Smith, 23, is hoping to hit his way on to the European professional tour circuit.

Opticians tee up Retford golfer for a shot at going pro

One of the hottest prospects in UK golf has landed a new sponsorship deal with a Retford optician he hopes will see him on his way to the very top.

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COLUMN: How do we relate to others in our time of need?

One of the questions I have found myself asking more and more recently is how do we communicate our feelings to others?

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COLUMN: How exercise helped me think beyond survival

COLUMN: How exercise helped me think beyond survival

In today’s world, we are constantly being told that exercise is good for us, and that we should all do a little more in order to stay fit and healthy.

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COLUMN: Let’s break the taboo surrounding male suicide

In 2014 it was believed 76 per cent of all suicides were by men (4623). This equated to 12 deaths per day which is staggering. It is now widely believed to be the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.

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COLUMN: It isn’t weak to ask for help

COLUMN: It isn’t weak to ask for help

As a counsellor one of the most common and challenging things I am faced with is despair.

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Shaun Tindall and his daughter, Ruby.

Match in aid of young Mansfield girl who lost dad after he battled depression in secret

A charity football match is being played to remember a Mansfield dad who took his own life – and to raise money for his young daughter.

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Inappropriate calls received by EMAS in April included a woman who had lost her credit card.

Man dials 999 asking for ambulance to take him to see friend in London

A man who wanted to see his friend in London dialled 999 and asked for an ambulance, health bosses have revealed.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

These new cigarette laws come into force this month: Here's what smokers need to know

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.
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COLUMN: Seizures...signs and treatment, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance

A seizure can be caused by something interrupting the electrical activity in the brain.

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Many pharmacies will be closed over the Easter weekend.

Nottinghamshire pharmacy opening hours this Easter

Nottinghamshire residents are being urged to plan ahead for their health needs this Easter.
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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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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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Teacher to run London marathon for youth cancer charity

Teacher to run London marathon for youth cancer charity

An Ollerton school leader is gearing up to run his second marathon this month in support of a cancer care charity which helped his family.

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Would you recommend your GP surgery?

REVEALED: The best and worst GP surgeries in Worksop - as rated by you

The best and worst GP surgeries across Worksop, based on responses to an official NHS Choices survey, have been revealed.

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