Dementia friendly swimming

Dementia friendly swim sessions are to launch in North Kesteven.

Chris Degnan of Furlong Way, Holdingham. EMN-170116-171731001

Charity will pay for surgery

Sleaford award-winning super slimmer Chris Degnan has finally secured funding to complete the final step of his weight-loss journey.

A new season of aerial dance classes awaits you. EMN-170601-153821001

You can be king of the swingers

Get the New Year off to a flying start with Aerial Dance classes from artsNK.

Paralysed. Louise Freeman in her hospital bed after her freak accident in the shower. EMN-170117-103638001

Tragedy-hit family make DIY SOS plea

A family dealt a series of devastating blows are appealing for help toturn their lives around with a DIY SOS-style make-over.

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Campaign launched to combat increasing Type 2 diabetes numbers in Lincolnshire

One in 13 people across Lincolnshire has Type 2 diabetes, new figures have revealed and the county’s health services are facing a ‘time bomb’ if not addressed.

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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Hospice seeks volunteers to combat loneliness in Lincolnshire patients

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to lonely patients.

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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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Chairman wants answers

The chairman of Lincolnshire’s Health Scrutiny Committee has written to NHS England, to raise concerns about the consultation over the potential changes to the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre (formerly known as Glenfield) in Leicester - the nearest specialist heart hospital for Sleaford area patients.

Coun Paul Gleeson is concerned about people who can't afford public transport to attend hospitals elswhere.

Fears for low-income families if consultant-led maternity moved from Pilgrim Hospital

Boston councillors want to save Pilgrim Hospital’s consultant-led maternity unit as health services across the county face sweeping changes.

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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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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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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Emma Massey, owner of Blanchards coffee shop presents ?400 to Jane and John Maddison of Sleaford Dementia Support. EMN-170501-154012001

Coffee shop cash boost for Sleaford’s new dementia support group

A new support group for people living in the Sleaford area with dementia and their carers has received a boost from a local cafe.

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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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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Sleaford and District Lions join Rainbow Flyers at Ruskington for their Christmas party. EMN-161228-123406001

Lions and Lionesses make it a party

A youth club for children with autism and other disabilities has celebrated the end of a turbulent year with a visit from some of its key benefactors.

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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Give blood for the new year says mum

This new year, a renewed campaign is being waged in Lincolnshire to encourage some of the large number of non-donor adults to make blood donation their new year’s resolution.

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