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Worksop mum urges parents to ‘ditch the dummy’ after son’s speech problems

A Worksop mum has urged parents to “ditch the dummy” after noticing the effects one had on her baby son’s speech.

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COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

COLUMN: Today’s kids are missing out on outdoor experiences, by Erin McDaid, Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust

As you get older it can be all too easy to assume that everything was better in the past. It is only natural to view things nostalgically, but many things are clearly much better today.

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New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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COUN ALAN RHODES -- "it is inevitable that the elderly and disabled will continue to be adversely affected".

Council’s dismay over funding crisis in care for elderly and disabled

A growing funding crisis in services for the elderly and disabled across Mansfield, Ashfield and the rest of the county was not tackled by the government’s Autumn Statement. claim alarmed council chiefs.

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The Strategy and Improvement team outside their office at Doncaster Royal Infirmary.

Bassetlaw Hospital Trust ‘turnaround’ team shortlisted for top award

A team within Bassetlaw Hospital has been shortlisted for the NHS Leadership Academy’s Outstanding Achievement Award.

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Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

Hypothermia: how to spot and treat it

With temperatures dropping this week, we look at recognising and dealing with hypothermia.

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Animal sanctuary appeals for donations after flu outbreak

Animal sanctuary appeals for donations after flu outbreak

A North Anston animal sanctuary is appealing for help following an outbreak of cat flu which has left the charity desperately low on funds.

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First aid tips for firework night

First aid tips for firework night

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance is urging everyone to learn some basic first aid skills ahead of the Bonfire Night celebrations.

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Takeaways feed Nottinghamshire obesity epidemic

Takeaways feed Nottinghamshire obesity epidemic

Links between takeaways and social deprivation in Nottinghamshire have been revealed in a shock report.

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James Clarke is organising a Worksops Got Talent show for the charity which is researching his rare eye condition.

Stars line up to support Worksop’s Got Talent night

A Worksop fundraiser who is drawing on his own eyesight struggle to help others is gearing for a star-studded talent show next month.

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Troubled NHS Trust appoints new finance director to fix deficit

Troubled NHS Trust appoints new finance director to fix deficit

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Trust has appointed a new director of finance in a bid to resolve the debt crisis left by his predecessors.

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18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

18,000 East Midlands patients kept waiting for more than an hour to be transferred to A&E

Almost 100,000 people had to wait over 30 minutes to be transferred from an East Midlands ambulance to A&E in 2015/16, new figures show.

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WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

WARNING: UK kids at risk from virus that can leave victims paralysed

A health alert has been issued warning parents over an outbreak of a polio-type virus that can easily be spread through coughs and sneezes.

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Staff at Larwood and Villiage Surgeries celebrate their Outstanding CQC result

‘Outstanding’ result for Worksop medical practice

Celebrations are underway at Larwood Medical Surgery after the Worksop practice achieved an “outstanding” result in a recent Care Quality Commission inspection.

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Patients warned of delays at King’s Mill Hospital

Patients attending Sherwood Forest Hospitals are being warned of potential delays after technical issues with the patient administration system.

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Mental hospital sex attacker sentencing is put back

Mental hospital sex attacker sentencing is put back

The case of a Nottinghamshire healthcare assistant who admitted sexual offences against a patient at a mental health unit near Mansfield has been adjourned until October 28.

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Up, up and away...Redbrick aims to raise 10,000 this weekend for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance

VIDEO: Put your feet up to help raise £10,000 for Yorkshire Air Ambulance with Redbrick

Forget sponsored runs for charity...this weekend you can help raise £10,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance by putting your feet up or getting a good night's sleep!
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Cats carry a rare bacteria in their mouths and claws, which can be passed on to humans.

Cuddling cats could be deadly

Cuddling cats may be deadly, according to new research.

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GUEST COLUMN: Top tips on using the recovery position, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance

GUEST COLUMN: Top tips on using the recovery position, by Dr Tim Baker, St John Ambulance

This week we’re going to look at how to place a casualty in the recovery position.

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