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Grantham couple planning ball for cancer charity close to their hearts

A mother-of-two who is fighting a rare form of cancer is planning a black tie ball to raise money towards research into the disease.

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South Kesteven councillors gather before the meeting of the district council demanding the return of full A&E services at Grantham Hospital.

Motion on downgrade of Grantham A&E wins cross-party support but three abstain

A motion put before South Kesteven District Council yesterday saying that a downgrade of Grantham A&E was unacceptable was supported by 24 councillors while three abstained.

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The people of Grantham have made their voices heard over the closure of A&E with two protest marches involving thousands.

Just 1.4 doctors short of total needed to reopen Grantham’s A&E

Three doctors and five locum doctors have been taken on by the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust (ULHT) in recent weeks, bringing the total close to the level which should see Grantham’s A&E department reopen 24 hours a day.

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A sign advertising flats to rent on the Grantham Hospital site.

Grantham hospital flats could be let to other workers after ‘cuts to services and staffing levels’

Flats built for hospital staff in Grantham could be let to other workers if a plan is approved.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Dog obesity

Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Barrowby father, 62, kept in ambulance for three hours in queue outside Lincoln hospital

A man who suffered two cardiac arrests last year was kept waiting in an ambulance for three hours outside Lincoln County Hospital after falling ill.

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Dr Caroline Johnson. EMN-171101-174446001

New Sleaford and North Hykeham MP challenges Prime Minister on what can be done to ease workload of hard-pressed ambulance crews

Sleaford’s new Tory MP, Dr Caroline Johnson used her first question in the House of Commons to press the Prime Minister to do more to support rural ambulance services in light of the acute pressure they have been under over the Christmas and New Year period.

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People urged to choose appropriate care to help ease pressure on hospitals

People urged to choose appropriate care to help ease pressure on hospitals

People are being urged to make sure they choose the most appropriate care this winter as the NHS faces increasing pressure.

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Matt Warman MP (left) and Sir Edward Leigh MP

Lincolnshire MPs secure Jeremy Hunt’s attention on failings of rural ambulance services after patients forced to wait for two hours

Two Lincolnshire MPs have challenged the Secretary of State for Health, about the disparity in NHS services between those who live in urban areas and those who live in rural communities.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Give blood

Call for blood donors to boost stocks

A Caythorpe mother who has given blood for much of her adult life is calling on people to consider doing the same in 2017.

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BUSY NEW YEAR: EMAS produced this diagram showing the demand for its services on New Years Day.  Photo supplied.

New Year calls to EMAS reach ‘significant pressure’ point

South Holland’s ambulance service is recovering from a New Year’s weekend when it faced “significant pressure” from emergency calls.

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Sugar-free drinks as bad as real thing

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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Maureen O'Callaghan of Now Unlimited.

Grantham Journal Big Interview: Maureen happy to help others get on in life

In 2012, Maureen O’Callaghan took the plunge and set up her own social enterprise, Now Unlimited, to introduce mindfulness into businesses, organisations and the community.

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Grantham Beat-It wish jar.

Help Grantham support group by making a wish for 2017

Support group Beat-It Grantham is all set to help people achieve their New Year’s resolutions.

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Government warns poultry owners to keep their birds separate from wild animals: PHOTO: Niall Carson/PA Wire ENVIRONMENT_BirdFlu_121224.JPG

Avian flu Prevention Zone extended after case found on Lincolnshire farm

The Chief Veterinary Officer has extended a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from avian flu.

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Grantham Hospital

Grantham Hospital unit praised for its high standards

A Grantham Hospital unit has been praised for the high standard of care it provides.

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