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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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Siobhan Fennell chair of Accessible Belper

Advocacy group to run accessible taxi for culture events

The campaign to make Belper one of Britain’s most accessible towns will make another breakthrough next month with a free taxi service launching for cultural events.

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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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An artist impression of how the former thorntons factory will look if it becomes a care home and library.

Council approve £16m plans for former factory site

Amber Valley Borough Council have approved plans to turn a former chocolate factory in Belper into a £16million care home and public library.

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Taekwondo coach Karl Duro wants to give confidence to Belpers women.

Self-defence expert offers free course for Belper women

A Belper martial arts teacher is to run a women’s only free self-defence course as the community responds to two recent assaults on runners.

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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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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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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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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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Event organiser and Boxercise instructor Amanda Hughes shows the class how its done.

Boxercise event raises £3,500 for ovarian cancer fight

The organiser of a Belper Boxercise marathon says the event has raised at least £3,500 for the fight against ovarian cancer.

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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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Nurse Amanda Claxton has won �10,000 on the Health Lottery.

Kilburn nurse wins £10,000 on the Health Lottery

A Kilburn woman who has spent most of her career working as a nurse in the NHS is celebrating after winning £10,000 on the Health Lottery.

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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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The members of Whiffle Pig are asking for your help to land �50,000.

Hospital arts group seek public votes to land £50,000

A Belper arts group are appealing for public votes to help win a £50,000 grant for their pioneering work with people affected by brain injuries.

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The top 10 vaping no-nos - according to Debretts

The top 10 vaping no-nos - according to Debretts

Social etiquette experts Debrett’s has issued a guide to polite VAPING - including never vape in bed or blow vapour into someone’s face.

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