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Inspirational Derbyshire mum tells of brave battle with brain tumour

"I was making plans and goals for the future - and the next minute I found out I had a brain tumour.
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Buxton Hospital is home to the town's minor injuries unit.

Opening hours cut at minor injuries units in Buxton, Darley Dale, Ilkeston and Ripley

Health chiefs have reassured patients following a decision to cut the opening hours of Derbyshire’s four minor injury units (MIUs).

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How to stay safe during hot weather

The UK has been hit by a heatwave this week, with temperatures expected to reach 30°C.
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The alert has been issued by the Met Office and Public Health England

Health warning issued as heatwave hits the UK

A level 2 alert has been issued by the Met Office and Public Health England as a heatwave hits the country.

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These are the medicines no longer available on the NHS

The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some 'over the counter' medicines starting this month.
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Mental health charity Mind has praised journalists for helping to raise awareness of the issue.

Media coverage on mental health issues is helping people to feel 'less alone'

An unprecedented level of media coverage on mental health issues is helping people, according to a leading charity.

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Susan Cheetham with her son Jacob Bates in happier times. Picture submitted.

SPECIAL REPORT: Derbyshire mum calls for change nearly a year after her beloved son took his own life

The mother of a much-loved teenager who took his own life has called for more early intervention and support to help children who are suffering with mental illness.
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The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

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Joana Burns

Heartbroken mum of Derbyshire student who died after taking drugs issues warning to other parents

The heartbroken mum of a Derbyshire maths student, who died after taking an ‘MDMA-bomb’ during a final university blow out with friends, has urged every parent to talk to their kids about the dangers of drugs.

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George Lomas, pictured at his mother's wedding day in 2016. Picture contributed.

Coroner concludes inquest into death of Derbyshire teen who was 'let down'

A coroner has concluded an inquest into the death of a much-loved teenager who hanged himself.

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Derbyshire nursery worker coughed into hand before handling children’s food

Derbyshire nursery worker coughed into hand before handling children’s food

A food handler at an Ilkeston day nursery was seen to cough into their hand and then continue handling food.

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Hannah Lumb.

Men - don’t suffer in silence about cancer

How many men do you know who find it difficult to talk about their feelings? Chances are there are quite a few, so when it comes to dealing with a cancer diagnosis there could be a lot of men suffering in silence.

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Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council campaign highlights risk of falls for older people

Derbyshire County Council and partners including Age UK and the NHS have launched the Reduce Hospital Footfall campaign to help protect older people from falls and ease pressure on healthcare services.

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Becky Measures  (centre) with podcast hosts Jenny Eells and Kat Harbourne

Brave Becky strips off to bare her soul

Chesterfield broadcaster and cancer campaigner Becky Measures has laid herself bare in her latest 
interview - quite literally.

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WATCH & LISTEN: Derbyshire man sings song to raise mental health awareness

A Derbyshire man has written a song to raise awareness of mental health.

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Chesterfield Borough Council's sports centres are a great place to keep yourself fit!

Get one month’s gym membership FREE!

Whether it’s an early morning swim, fitness classes after work or toning up in the gym, Chesterfield Borough Council’s sports centres have it all.

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Many Derbyshire pharmacies will be closed over the Easter weekend

Which Derbyshire pharmacies are open over Easter?

Pharmacies are always a great place to go for advice and medication when you're feeling a little under the weather.
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‘Bubbly’ woman found hanged at Derbyshire centre

A woman who was found hanged at a Derbyshire rehabilitation centre ‘didn’t get the treatment she was begging for’, according to her father.

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Baby Cayden received emergency care to prevent any brain damage after complications in his birth last year.

Matlock dad takes on fundraising run for hospital wing which saved son

A Matlock dad has set out to raise hundreds of pounds for Sheffield Hospitals Charity to thank staff for the care of his partner and newborn baby.

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