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Who can you spot in our video and pictures from Buxton’s first ever Race for Life?

A wave of pink swept through the Pavilion Gardens for Buxton’s inaugural Cancer Research UK Race for Life.

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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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Chapel-en-le-Frith couple Colette and Dave Pawluk with rare identical triplets Milo, Charlie and Finn and sister Maya, aged three.

Chapel family wowed by ‘one in 200million’ identical triplet discovery

While every parent knows their child is one in a million, a Chapel-en-le-Frith couple has just discovered their triplets are one in 200million after surprise DNA test results.

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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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Blitz fire service veteran Doreen Maltz, 95, now a resident of Burton Closes Hall Care Home in Bakewell, has been presented with the Defence Medal for her efforts in London during the Second World War by local fire officer Alyson Hill.

Bakewell woman gets medal for London fire service role in WWII Blitz

A Bakewell care home resident has been honoured with a medal for her role in the London fire service during the Second World War Blitz.

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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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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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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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Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service leaders Terry McDermott and Judi Beresford, with Dying to Work patron Jacci Woodcock, Rob Johnston of the TUC and Fire Brigades Union secretary Chris Tapp.

Derbyshire Fire & Rescue back Dying to Work employment rights campaign

Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has become the latest employer to sign a charter pledging to help employees who become terminally ill at work.

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Ambulance service.

EMAS issues warning about reduced Patient Transport Service due to severe weather

The East Midlands Ambulance Service has revealed that its Derbyshire Patient Transport Service and hospital clinics will only be transporting patients leaving hospital and those with appointments for vital treatment such as chemotherapy and dialysis.

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VIDEO: East Midlands Ambulance Service reveal how vehicles prepared

A member of staff at the East Midlands Ambulance Service depot in Alfreton has revealed how she prepares each vehicle for duty in an online video.

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Doctor Marco La Malfa says Valentine's Day is an opportunity to show care for men's health.

Derbyshire medic says there is more to Valentine’s than a man’s heart

A Derbyshire medic is advising men’s partners to think about more than hearts this Valentine’s Day, as cases of prostate cancer over take those of breast cancer.

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Ilkeston firefighters hosted a 12 hour CPR Marathon fundraiser for the BHF. Pictured are firefighters Dan Davies, Darren Bishop, Mark Burnham, Steve Blackett and Steve Cook, Jayne Clifford regional support manager for BHF and Tesco staff members Sarah Barnatt and Liz Wright.

Firefighters’ CPR marathon fundraiser shares life-saving skills with shoppers

Derbyshire firefighters have been teaching supermarket shoppers valuable life-saving skills during a charity fundraiser for two very worthy causes.

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COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

COLUMN: How to treat a severe allergic reaction

This week we take a look at severe allergic reactions.

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East Midlands Ambulance Service crews were involved in 90 non-fault collisions in just eight months.

Warning to motorists after ambulance crews were involved in 90 non-fault collisions

Crews from East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) were involved in 90 road traffic collisions that were not their fault in just eight months.

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The former Buxton Water site on Station Road.

New Buxton healthcare hub planned for former water bottling site

Health chiefs have sealed a groundbreaking deal which will pave the way for the development of a major new healthcare hub in the centre of Buxton.

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The map shows most of Derbyshire in red.

Flu hotspots revealed: Map shows areas in Derbyshire worst affected by flu as Aussie strain hits UK

A map showing flu hotspots across Derbyshire has been revealed.
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Resolve to improve your health

Resolve to improve your health

Most of us indulge over Christmas and New Year so why not make a resolution this year to help improve your long-term health and future?

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Today is the most popular day of the year to conceive

Today is 'National Baby Making Day' - most popular day to conceive

Today (Tuesday January 2) is National Baby-Making Day - when millions of young couples will be having sex in the hope of falling pregnant and giving birth to a September baby.
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