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Opticians join Hemlock Happening as headline sponsor

An Ilkeston optician has handed a big boost to a local family music festival with a donation of £5,200 towards this month’s event.

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Many pharmacies will be closed on bank holiday Monday.

Derbyshire pharmacy opening times on bank holiday Monday

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

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Aldi launches it summer cycle kit range to rave reviews.

Cycling fan Andrew Ferrill gets the summer biking bug with Aldi

It is summer and as a keen cyclist Johnston Press’ Media and Marketing Consultant Andrew Ferrill could not wait for Aldi’s new cycling range to hit the stores and go online.

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Steve Croton is about to set off on his latest epic fundraising ride.

Ilkeston cyclist to ride 900 miles for cancer charity

An Ilkeston man is to embark on a 900-mile sponsored cycle ride through France this weekend to raise money for a leading cancer charity.

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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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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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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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Jobseekers can find out about a number of NHS roles at the event

NHS roles are up for grabs at jobs fair

People interested in a career in healthcare are being encouraged to come to Chesterfield Football Club on Saturday 20 May and find out about opportunities to work for a local NHS trust – and even get interviewed for jobs on the day.

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Staff and volunteers from Ilkeston Community Hospitals Heanor and Hopewell wards joined in the fun.

Bath Street bed push raises hundreds for hospital

Healthcare workers and volunteers led a trolley dash through Ilkeston last weekend, raising thousands of pounds for the local hospital.

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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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Derbyshire cricket stars line up for hospice fundraiser

Derbyshire cricket stars line up for hospice fundraiser

The Derbyshire women’s cricket team are going into bat for local charity Treetops Hospice Care and its annual sponsored women-only fundraising walk the Starlight Strut.

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Lord Lieutenant of Derbyshire William Tucker opened the caf� alongside Stephens parents, and the Ilkeston Community Hospital League of Friends.

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.

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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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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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