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The key to a healthy old age - get a dog

Older people could be “prescribed a dog” because it increases their physical activity by half an hour a day - especially in rainy Britain, according to new research.

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A chance to donate blood and potentially save a life

There will be a chance to give blood and potentially save a life in Sleaford next month.

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Needle exchange to stay until end of July

A needle exchange service for drug-users is to be reinstated at a Sleaford pharmacy - at least until the end of the month.

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Children get active at alternative sport day in Leadenham

Over 100 children from local primary schools got involved in a ‘Get Fit and Active’ event hosted by Leadenham C E Primary School on Thursday.

Education
German based UK troops sign up to Donor Register in the hope of finding a match to save a colleague Private (Pte) Myles Brown from the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. From left - Pte Lee Schooling, Pte Jason Scottow, Captain Liam Praill and Pte Gaitley with their samples for testing. Photo: Dominic King EMN-170718-091902001

Army comrades step forward for donor tests to help Sleaford soldier facing rare leukaemia

Comrades in the British armed forces in Germany have turned out in strength to help the Anthony Nolan charity in its search for a donor to save a Sleaford soldier.

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9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

9 lifestyle changes could reduce your chances of getting dementia

Nine lifestyle and environmental changes starting in childhood could prevent a third of dementia cases according to an international study.

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Carres Grammar School sign.

Opportunity to get active by taking part in sport

Two days of sport and activity returns to Sleaford this Saturday and Sunday, July 22 and 23.

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Ryan Paterson of Sleaford and one of the insulin injection pens he vitally needs to keep his diabetes under control.

Sleaford diabetic’s anger over difficulty getting insulin

A 19-year-old diabetic is fuming after he claimed he was unable to get vital insulin injections through his Sleaford GP surgery, saying he would have to wait a week until his next appointment.

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From left - Paul Masterton MP, Dr Caroline Johnson MP, Catherine McKinnell MP and David Linden MP. EMN-170719-151827001

Sleaford MP elected co-chairman of parliamentary children’s care group

Sleaford MP Dr Caroline Johnson has been elected as co-chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Children Who Need Palliative Care.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

Three coffees a day is the secret to a longer life

The secret to a long life might be three cups of coffee as a landmark study reveals it reduces the risk of death from all disease.

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Andrew Morgan

COLUMN: It’s people that count

With the NHS turning the grand age of 69 last week, it seems only right we should give a (slightly belated) nod to its birthday.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Donna Smith and Angela McKinnon with Maisy Clark. EMN-171007-162645001

Family braves teh shave for Brain Tumour charity at North Kyme event

Family and friends paid to cut off locks of hair from two close pals in a fund-raiser at North Kyme Village Hall.

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The former Rauceby Hospital. EMN-170714-175502001

Reunion for staff from Rauceby Hospital

A reunion event will be held later this year to mark the 20th anniversary of Rauceby Hospital closing.

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L-R Leah Still and Andrea Odam at Great Hale Village Hall Pamper Day. EMN-171007-104916001

Fundraising to help Sleaford family hit by tumour bombshell that dad-of-two, Matt (30) faces surgery to remove his tongue

The family of a young father are desperately fundraising after he was hit with the news surgeons may need to cut out his tongue to save his life.

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"Yes I donate" NHS organ donor card. EMN-171207-112400001

Nearly 700 people now alive in Lincolnshire thanks to organ donation

The number of people living in Lincolnshire currently known to be alive thanks to organ transplants has reached 677, according to figures released by the NHS Blood and Transplant as it launches a new campaign for donors.

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A new study has revealed 548 people in Northamptonshire owe their lives to organ donors.

Nearly 700 people now alive in Lincolnshire thanks to organ donation

The number of people living in Lincolnshire currently known to be alive thanks to organ transplants has reached 677.

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Sleaford Voluntary Car Service co-ordinator Tony Farrow. EMN-170707-113248001

Sleaford area volunteer car service needs new home

A volunteer car service that provides a vital service ferrying Sleaford area patients to hospital and other medical appointments is desperately in need of a new base to call home.

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NHS patient and carer networking event to be held in Sleaford ‘educate and inspire’

NHS patient and carer networking event to be held in Sleaford ‘educate and inspire’

The first Lincolnshire patient, carer and public networking event is being held to inform and inspire patients to become more involved with their health services.

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