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Devoted dad goes the extra miles to help find cure for his young son

A fundraising drive by a devoted dad from Worksop, whose young son has a condition that cannot be cured, is to include a shot at the London Marathon.

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‘Hudson helped me through dark times’

‘Hudson helped me through dark times’

The bond between man and dog goes back for thousands of years - but for Mansfield’s Nathan Edge, the day he was introduced to his ‘best friend’ Hudson was truly life-changing.

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Whitwell family fundraise £2,100 for diabetes charity

Whitwell family fundraise £2,100 for diabetes charity

A former nurse from Whitwell has ended her first year of retirement having raised more than £2,100 for a leading medical charity.

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Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Diabetic Eye Screening Team have won a contract to expand their service.

NHS Trust wins contract for Bassetlaw diabetes screening

Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals Trust is to bring a vital diabetes screening service in-house after 13 years with an external provider.

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Will you break your 2017 resolutions?

Will you break your 2017 resolutions?

New year’s resolutions, surely most of us that make them break them? Especially on a dull January evening when you know there’s a half eaten box of Celebrations in the cupboard calling out to you.

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COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

COLUMN: It’s time to talk about suicide

If you ask most people what they feel the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 is within the UK, they will more than likely answer with a biological illness such as cancer, heart attacks or even road traffic accidents…and they would be wrong.

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Bassetlaw doctor honoured after 43 years of service

Bassetlaw doctor honoured after 43 years of service

A doctor who lives near Gainsborough and has cared for patients across the area for the past 43 years has been recognised with a national honour.

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Notts family dialled 999 for an ambulance 500 times in one year

Notts family dialled 999 for an ambulance 500 times in one year

A Nottinghamshire family dialled 999 for an ambulance more than 500 times in just one year, shocking figures have shown.

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POLL: How long do you have to wait to see your GP?

POLL: How long do you have to wait to see your GP?

A leading GP has warned the family doctor service is ‘skating on thin ice’ this winter with some patients having to wait up to three weeks for an appointment.

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Nottinghamshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and the new year

Nottinghamshire pharmacy opening hours over Christmas and the new year

Many of Nottinghamshire’s pharmacies will be closed over the festive period.

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Sherwood Forest Hospitals' Peter Herring.

BREAKING: Scrapped King’s Mill merger cost the NHS £10 million pounds

The now-abandoned merger between King’s Mill Hospital and an Nottingham-based NHS trust cost £10m, NHS Improvement has revealed.

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Cases of Norovirus are expected to rise

Advice on how to deal with ‘winter vomiting bug’ as cases expected to rise

The Winter Vomiting bug also know as Norovirus, is one of the most common stomach bugs in the UK and is particularly common at this time of year - but do you know what to do if you or a loved one catches it?
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Worksop mum’s fears as Bassetlaw Hospital reveals children’s ward cutbacks

Worksop mum’s fears as Bassetlaw Hospital reveals children’s ward cutbacks

A Worksop mum is calling on Bassetlaw Hospital bosses to “think of the little ones” before cutbacks to children’s ward services leave her disabled toddler without access to urgent medical care.

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Care worker Richard Gilman.

Bircotes care worker backs council recruitment campaign

A Bircotes man who works in homecare has added his voice to a Nottinghamshire County Council campaign to recruit more people into the sector.

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Four year old Daniel Lee takes a trip back to Worksop's Specsavers shop on Bridge Street, to thank them for the attention shown by optician Mohamed Suhail who picked up a medical emergency, showing him round is manager Tracey Jeffery.

Mum’s thanks as optician ‘saves life’ of Worksop boy, 4, in meningitis scare

When four-year-old Worksop boy Daniel Lee kept complaining of headaches, his worried mother decided to have his eyes checked as a precaution.

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

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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