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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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Group secretary, Ivan Crowther, is pictured with coordinator, Adrian Rimington.

Funding slashed for ‘vital’ mental health services in Chesterfield

Peer support groups which help mentally ill people in Chesterfield are to see their funding slashed.

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Fay Wainwright of Birchwood Crescent who wants venues to offer their premises to the blood donation service for free.

Blood donors ‘being exploited’ by money-making Chesterfield venues

Blood donors in Chesterfield are having their goodwill taken advantage of by firms who charge the NHS thousands of pounds to use their venues.

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Dani and son Rudi

Health: Mum diagnosed her son with rare genetic condition after seeing family photograph

Six months after 19-month-old Rudi Else almost died at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, a new treatment is giving the toddler’s family optimism

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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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There were more than 339,000 hospital admissions for alcohol-related conditions in England in 2015/16.

Chesterfield one of worst areas in country for alcohol-related hospital admissions - again

Chesterfield has been named one of the worst places in the country for alcohol-related hospital admissions - for the second consecutive year.
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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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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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A LABOUR OF LOVE: Ripley volunteer honoured for 40 years’ loyal support to baby unit

A LABOUR OF LOVE: Ripley volunteer honoured for 40 years’ loyal support to baby unit

A Ripley volunteer was among 90 loyal supporters who have been honoured by Derby Teaching Hospitals for more than 1,000 years of dedicated service.

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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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Hospital helps Heanor man celebrate 105th birthday

Hospital helps Heanor man celebrate 105th birthday

A Heanor man born in the week the Titanic sank is enjoying the celebrations after reaching his 105th birthday.

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Kirsty Price with Jade Holland. Picture submitted.

Mum of Keaton Holland organises fundraising weekend to raise suicide prevention awareness

A Derbyshire nurse who supports people in mental health crisis is helping to organise a fundraising weekend in aid of suicide prevention after the tragic death of her son.

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VIDEO: You can perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself - here’s how you can learn

VIDEO: You can perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on yourself - here’s how you can learn

People who start choking should be able to perform the Heimlich manoeuvre on THEMSELVES, according to a new study.

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