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Couple to host fundraiser for stillbirth charity after heartbreak

An Amber Valley couple whose son was stillborn are putting their best foot forward to fundraise for a charity supporting families like theirs.

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Remember, remember first aid in November

Remember, remember first aid in November

Leading first aid charity St John Ambulance is urging everyone to learn some basic first aid skills ahead of the Bonfire Night celebrations.

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Ready, steady, Mo!

Ready, steady, Mo! Top tips for growing your moustache for Movember

It's that time of year again when men up and down the country take on a sudden uncanny resemblance to Tom Selleck.

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Healthcare workers Jo Woolley, left, and Marie Buckley were treated to a week in the Maldives by ITVs This Morning programme.

ITV This Morning treat friends to luxury holiday after surgery

A Belper woman and her hospital colleague have just returned from the holiday of a lifetime after their story of friendship captured hearts on ITV’s This Morning.

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The late David James. Picture kindly submitted by family.

The inexplicable death of a 'wonderful gentleman'

Grieving relatives of a 'wonderful gentleman' who died after he complained to his GP about chest pains believe further tests 'could have changed everything'.
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COLUMN: Angina attacks and how to treat them

COLUMN: Angina attacks and how to treat them

Angina is chest pain that someone gets when the arteries carrying blood to their heart muscle have become narrowed.

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One in five people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most do nothing to help, research has shown.

One in five witness someone who needs CPR but the majority do nothing to help

A fifth of people witness somebody collapse and need CPR but most of them do absolutely nothing to help, according to worrying new research.

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Belper Leisure Centre to host walking football for women

Belper Leisure Centre to host walking football for women

Belper Leisure Centre is to host its first walking football session for women next month in the hope it will become a regular fixture.

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Health experts recommend everyone gets a flub jab as worst epidemic in 50 years is expected to hit the UK

Experts recommend flu jab as fears grow of worst UK epidemic for 50 years

The worst flu epidemic is on the way to the UK according to experts who are advising vulnerable people and everyone to get flu jabs.

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From left, Councillor Barry Lewis, Jacci Woodcock, and Pauline Latham MP.

Council leader backs campaign on terminal illness at work

Derbyshire County Council’s leader has voiced support for a Milford woman’s campaign to improve working rights for people with terminal illness.

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Donna Curleys weight loss has opened up a new life for her.

Weight Watchers coach marks personal slimming milestone

A Belper slimming consultant is celebrating a decade since she completed her own weight-loss transformation, which opened doors to a whole new life.

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Councillor Simon Spencer, centre, with the county council staff who helped save him, from left, John Hopkinson, James Adams, Chrissie Edwards and Teresa Jones.

Heart attack councillor calls for defibrillators

The deputy leader of Derbyshire County Council, Councillor Simon Spencer, has returned to work after a heart attack and pledged cash to buy more of the defibrillators that saved his life.

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COLUMN: Suicide prevention is a matter for us all

COLUMN: Suicide prevention is a matter for us all

It has recently been World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10).

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COLUMN: What to do if someone has a fever

COLUMN: What to do if someone has a fever

This week we offer advice on treating a fever . A fever is when a person has a persistent high temperature above 37°C (98.6°F).

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Jacci Woodcock who is campaigning for a change in the law to protect people with terminal illnesses.

Council back Jacci’s campaign on terminal illness at work

A Milford woman’s campaign to improve employment rights for people with terminal illness has won the support of Derbyshire County Council.

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Almost 50 per cent of those aged over 80 have a fall each year

Volunteers wanted in Yorkshire for trial aimed at preventing falls

AN INVENTOR from Sheffield has won an international award to help launch an innovative walking aid to help people who have less balance because of neuro-disabilities.

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Steep rise in mental health callouts for Derbyshire police

Police officers in Derbyshire have been called out to more than 450 incidents with a mental health element this year alone, the Derbyshire Times can reveal.

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EMAS has defended its record

Chief defends record after probe reveals heart patient died due to ‘lost ambulance keys’

East Midlands Ambulance Service has defended its record after it was revealed a heart patient died due to delays because of “lost ambulance keys”.

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COLUMN: Facts, fiction and the NHS

In this world of ‘post truth’, the new ‘age of un-enlightenment’, where policy appears to be driven by falsehoods rather than facts, it came as no surprise in 2016 when Michael Gove stated 
“we have had enough of experts.”

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We could be eating more healthily without even knowing it

Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could easily “trick” customers into buying and eating fewer calories, according to new research.

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