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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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Dame Esther Rantzen, pictured with Brian Robinson.

Dame Esther Rantzen visits Disley care home rated ‘one of the best in the country’

Campaigner and TV presenter Dame Esther Rantzen has visited a Disley care home to congratulate them on being recognised as one of the very best in the country.

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LISTEN: To hoax call that cost ambulance service £2,465 and put lives at risk

A hoax 999 call cost East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) almost £2,500 on Friday, and saw an ambulance being diverted from a real emergency.

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Many pharmacies will be closed over the Easter weekend.

Derbyshire pharmacy opening hours this Easter

Derbyshire residents are being urged to plan ahead for their health needs this Easter.

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East Midlanders sticking to New Year’s resolutions

East Midlanders sticking to New Year’s resolutions

With Easter fast approaching, New Year’s resolutions seem a distant memory but new research has shown that two thirds of East Midlanders are still sticking to them.

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VIDEO: 999 dandruff call leaves ambulance bosses scratching their heads

A sick cat, dandruff and someone being bitten by a hamster are just some of the 999 calls East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) have taken in the last month.

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REVEALED: The best GP surgeries in the High Peak and Hope Valley - as rated by you

The best GP surgeries across the High Peak and Hope Valley area, based on responses to an official NHS Choices survey, have been revealed.

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VIDEO: Olympic icon Jessica Ennis-Hill launches £500K Beyond The Treatment cancer appeal

Olympic golden girl Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill had a blast today launching a new £500,000 Weston Park Cancer Charity appeal to improve the experiences of cancer patients in the region.
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VIDEO: Olympic icon Jessica Ennis-Hill has a blast launching cancer appeal

Sheffield's Olympic golden girl Jessica Ennis Hill is having a blast since she retired from sport as she proved at the launch of a new £500,000 Weston Park Cancer Charity appeal.
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New service to help Derbyshire people suffering from mental health problems

A new service will help Derbyshire people who are suffering from mental health problems.
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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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Colette and Dave Pawluk with babies Finn, Charlie and Milo, along with older sister Maya.

Triplets joy for High Peak mum

Three is the magic number for High Peak mum Colette Pawluk, who has given birth to triplet baby boys at Stepping Hill Hospital.

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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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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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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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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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