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Hospital café opens in tribute to community hero

The café and remodelled waiting area at Ilkeston Community Hospital have been formally opened with a touching tribute to a community hero.

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Edwina Currie

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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One of the adverts for Fifteens #FAOStress campaign for Derby charity Stress Aid

Firm’s charity campaign tackles career stress and stigma

Ilkeston’s award-winning digital agency Fifteen is aiming to bring calm to the workplace in a new initiative for April’s national Stress Awareness Month and Mental Health Awareness week, May 8-14.

Business

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.

Health

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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Army reservist qualifies as elite fitness instructor

Army reservist qualifies as elite fitness instructor

An Army reservist from Ilkeston has graduated from an elite fitness training programme which now qualifies him to serve as an instructor.

Politics
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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Ilkeston Food and Drink Fair returns to help hospice

Ilkeston Food and Drink Fair returns to help hospice

The popular Ilkeston Food and Drink Fair returns next month, with more than 50 of the finest regional producers lined up to take part.

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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.

Health

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.
Health
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.

Offbeat
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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Ilkeston NHS staff report UK’s highest job satisfaction

Ilkeston NHS staff report UK’s highest job satisfaction

The latest NHS Staff Survey has found that those who work for Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust rate it the best community trust in the country as a place to work and receive treatment.

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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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