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Care home closure: council extend deadline as public pressure mounts

Derbyshire County Council has extended the consultation period on the future of a Cotmanhay care home after campaigners took their message to County Hall.

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Derbyshire County Councillor Anne Western says Labour were committed to keeping Hazelwood Care Home open.

Labour hit back at MP over record on threatened Cotmanhay care home

Derbyshire County Council’s Labour group leaders have hit back at accusations they let a Cotmanhay care home deteriorate to the brink of closure.

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C.A.R.E: What to do if someone is in cardiac arrest

C.A.R.E: What to do if someone is in cardiac arrest

Earlier this week we revealed shocking new statistics about cardiac arrest as part of our campaign with St John Ambulance.

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C.A.R.E: What to do if someone is in cardiac arrest

Earlier this week we revealed shocking new statistics about cardiac arrest as part of our campaign with St John Ambulance.

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C.A.R.E: What is a cardiac arrest?

C.A.R.E: What is a cardiac arrest?

Yesterday we revealed shocking new statistics about cardiac arrest as part of our campaign with St John Ambulance.

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Cardiac ignorance is costing lives

Cardiac ignorance is costing lives

Newly released research shows nearly two-thirds of people in the East Midlands don’t know what to do if a loved one’s heart stops beating.

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One of Tony Fisher's shots in the Brussels 'Home' exhibition features a rose a rose he found on the beach by an abandoned pier in Weston Super Mare.

Amber Valley photographer represents UK at European mental health show

A photographer from Riddings will be the focus of continental attention this week, after being selected to represent Britain in a special exhibition.

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Scarlet Fever rash. Photo: NHS

What parents need to look for as cases of Scarlet Fever reaches 50-year high in England

Scarlet fever hit its highest level in England for 50 years, with more than 17,000 cases reported in 2016 - research in the Lancet shows.
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COLUMN: Signs to look for and how to treat shock

COLUMN: Signs to look for and how to treat shock

Shock – not to be confused with emotional shock - is a life-threatening condition which happens when the body isn’t getting enough oxygen to the vital organs.

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Derbyshire Save Our NHS are seeking to defend hospital services at Newholme, Bolsover, Babington, Wards at Chesterfield and Royal Derby, as well as challenging other planned changes for healthcare delivery.

NHS campaigners stage Matlock protest against cuts and service changes

Campaigners took to the roads of Derbyshire last weekend to highlight NHS changes which they say threaten vital services.

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Blind veteran Tony Hebditch, who is to march at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday.

Blind Army veteran to join Cenotaph march in London

A blind Army veteran from Long Eaton has been given the honour of marching at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday this weekend.

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Couple to host fundraiser for stillbirth charity after heartbreak

Couple to host fundraiser for stillbirth charity after heartbreak

An Amber Valley couple whose son was stillborn are putting their best foot forward to fundraise for a charity supporting families like theirs.

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Remember, remember first aid in November

Remember, remember first aid in November

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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Ready, steady, Mo!

Ready, steady, Mo! Top tips for growing your moustache for Movember

It's that time of year again when men up and down the country take on a sudden uncanny resemblance to Tom Selleck.

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The late David James. Picture kindly submitted by family.

The inexplicable death of a 'wonderful gentleman'

Grieving relatives of a 'wonderful gentleman' who died after he complained to his GP about chest pains believe further tests 'could have changed everything'.
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COLUMN: Angina attacks and how to treat them

COLUMN: Angina attacks and how to treat them

Angina is chest pain that someone gets when the arteries carrying blood to their heart muscle have become narrowed.

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One in five people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most do nothing to help, research has shown.

One in five witness someone who needs CPR but the majority do nothing to help

A fifth of people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most of them do absolutely nothing to help, according to worrying new research.

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Health experts recommend everyone gets a flub jab as worst epidemic in 50 years is expected to hit the UK

Experts recommend flu jab as fears grow of worst UK epidemic for 50 years

The worst flu epidemic is on the way to the UK according to experts who are advising vulnerable people and everyone to get flu jabs.

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Two thirds of East Midlands dogs enjoy two or more walks a day - more walks than dogs living in the West Midlands

In a recent survey it has been released that people living in the East Midlands walk their dogs more often than dog owners in the West Midlands.

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Council launch public consultation on closure of care home

Council launch public consultation on closure of care home

Derbyshire County Council has begun a public consultation on the future of a Cotmanhay care home, which could be forced to close by rising costs.

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