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Ashley was once told he'd die - now he's an amazing marathon man

A young Derbyshire man who was given 24 hours to live is preparing to run two marathons in two days.

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Day centre helps to break down autism barriers

Jeremy may come across as rude. He struggles to maintain eye contact and shifts uncomfortably in his seat when you ask him a question directly. But he is not being impolite and doesn’t mean to appear disinterested – these are just a few of the numerous symptoms of autism.

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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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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.

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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.
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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.

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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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Binge drinking at home is causing increasing concern

Health chiefs to 'identify and combat' home binge drinking in Chesterfield

Council chiefs are to develop an action plan to tackle Chesterfield's binge-drinking problem.

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New superbug immune to strongest antibiotics

New superbug immune to strongest antibiotics

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.

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All-day fundraiser will remember 'amazing' dad who committed suicide

An all-day fundraising extravaganza will be held in memory of a much-loved father who sadly took his own life.
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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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Pancake day first aid

Pancake day first aid

Hip hip hooray it’s pancake day!

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The Heights Care Home in Tupton

Care home rated as 'good' following inspection from Government health regulator

A north Derbyshire care home has been rated good by the Government health regulator.

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VIDEO: The Tinnitus Clinic launches pioneering treatment in Yorkshire

Tinnitus sufferers are being offered pioneering treatments with the launch of a leading new audiology clinic in Yorkshire.
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The bug is sweeping across schools in the UK.

Warning to parents over highly infectious bug sweeping UK schools

Shigellosis, a highly-infectious vomiting bug, is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms.
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FEATURE: Day in the life of Derbyshire's Patient Transport Service

Derbyshire Patient Transport Services transports non-emergency patients with additional medical needs to hospital appointments 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.
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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Tina put herself in the shoes of someone living with dementia to get a better understanding of the disease.

FEATURE: Virtual Dementia Tour changed my perception of disease

Tina Clough, of Derbyshire-based Poppy-PR, recently underwent a personal crusade to find out more about a disease which affects 850,000 people in the UK alone.

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Girling & Bowditch Vets issued this image of Alabama Rot

Vet chiefs assure dog owners after new case of Alabama Rot reported in UK

Veterinary chiefs have issued assurances for dog owners after a new case of the potentially fatal disease, Alabama Rot, was reported in the UK.
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