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Carre’s students help dementia group

Several students from Carre’s Grammar School went along to meet members and carers at a group meeting of Sleaford Dementia Support at St Denys’ Church Room last Wednesday.

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Grantham A&E unit extends opening hours from Monday

Lincolnshire hospital bosses are to extend opening hours at Grantham A&E unit from Monday.

Health
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Lincolnshire people invited to understand more about autism this World Autism Awareness Week

Lincolnshire Autism Partnership is urging people understand more about autism this World Autism Awareness Week (March 27 – April 2).

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A dentist at work, as figures show that the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under has risen by almost a quarter in the last decade.

Worrying rise in young children having milk teeth removed ‘due to decay caused by too much sugar’

The number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under has risen by almost a quarter in the last decade, figures show.

Health
Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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New legislation surrounding cigarettes

Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

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Bill James

Life-changing result of new UK eczema trial

A man whose eczema was so serious that he had to wear gloves day and night has had his life transformed after taking part in a trial of new treatments.

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Sleaford Town Awards - Overcoming Adversity nominee Ivy Mitchell

Sleaford four-year-old Ivy Mitchell is a candidate for our Overcoming Adversity award.

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Using their heads for charity

Sleaford business DPS Digital Printing has raised £302 for the Brain Tumour Charity with its ‘Wear It Out’ day.

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Vegetables protect against stress

Vegetables protect against stress

Eating at least three helpings of vegetables a day keeps the blues at bay... especially for women, according to new research.

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Sleaford Town Awards - brother and sisterly love - young Sleafordians overcoming adversity

Brother and sister Levi, six, and Bethany Barratt, 11, are nominated for the Town Awards as Young Sleafordians, while 14-month-old sister Penny is up for the Overcoming Adversity Award.

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Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years.

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Philip Moon of Folkingham will be riding from Lincoln to Paris for charity. EMN-170603-160300001

Folkingham historian’s Lincoln to Paris cycle ride for cancer ward and to commemorate battle

Historian and semi-retired management consultant Philip Moon, of Folkingham, is doing a Lincoln to Paris cycle ride to raise money for Lincoln Hospital’s Ingham Ward, which provides chemotherapy treatment for cancer patients.

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Lincolnshire NHS Trusts’ scores improve in national staff survey

NHS staff working in mental health, learning disabilities and acute hospital services in Lincolnshire, feel supported by their managers, are satisfied with their levels of responsibility and involvement and feel more motivated at work, according to the findings in a national survey.

Health
The superbug is immune to our strongest antibiotics.

Warning over highly-contagious superbug sweeping the nation

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.

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Rachelle Cryan, left, and Rochelle King.

Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust employs first mental health nurse

A Boston mental health nurse has become the first to work directly for the trust that runs Lincolnshire hospitals.

Health
Egg labelling rules are to affect free-range egg producers forced to keep birds indoors away from bird flu risk. EMN-170228-180658001

Tense time for Sleaford area poultry farmer as labelling rules kick in for free range eggs due to bird flu restrictions

A local free range egg producer says it is an anxious time as Shrove Tuesday marks the point when eggs laid by temporarily housed hens under bird flu precautions can no longer be branded as free range.

Business
Andrew Horton (accompanied by his family) from Willow Trust was treated to a special VIP visit to RAF Coningsby.


 Photo: SAC Jack Welson (RAF)

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Hospice patient enjoys RAF tour

A young hospice patient has been treated to the ‘best day of his life’ - his childhood dream of a tour of his local RAF fighter base.

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Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Bowel cancer soaring among younger people

Young adults are facing a bowel cancer “time bomb” because of their unhealthy diets and lack of exercise, scientists warn.

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