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Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Slimmers can shed more pounds by taking a two-week break from dieting - every fortnight, say scientists.

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Safer system to pay for care and support

An easier and more secure way for people to pay for the care and support they need is coming to Lincolnshire, according to the county council.

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Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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Health bosses in ‘positive’ talks to deliver enhanced A&E service at Grantham Hospital this winter

Health bosses are looking to put an improved service in place for Sleaford area emergency patients in time for this winter as an improvement on the current overnight closure of A&E at Grantham Hospital.

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Free courses for carers for local people with dementia

There are thought to be about 11,000 people with dementia in Lincolnshire, according to the Alzheimer’s Society.

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Nicola Hobday after braving the shave, with mum Rita offering something to keep her head warm! EMN-170809-163742001

Lady driving instructor shaves off hair for Macmillan Cancer Care in memory of dad

An AA driving instructor from Ruskington ‘braved the shave’ raising £658.91 for Macmillan Cancer Support in memory of her dad.

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World snooker player Jamie Curtis-Barrett kicks off the speed pool challenge at the Bull and Dog charity fun day. EMN-170709-170142001

Pub fun weekend was all for cancer charity

The charity fundraising drive at a Sleaford pub continued last weekend with a fun-packed two days of activities.

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The new nurses for Pilgrim and Grantham hospitals.

Newly-qualified nurses set to help fill hospitals trust vacancies

Lincolnshire’s latest intake of newly-qualified nurses are set to begin at the county’s hospitals this week where it is hoped they will fill some of the 240 vacancies across the trust.

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Firefighters called in to free two people stuck in lift in Ruskington care home

Firefighters called in to free two people stuck in lift in Ruskington care home

Firefighters were called out to free two people trapped in a broken down lift yesterday afternoon (Wednesday).

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Council’s support for World Suicide Prevention Day

Lincolnshire County Council supported World Suicide Prevention Day this week (Monday September 11), along with other organisations who have aimed to raise awareness that taking a minute to offer support and listen can make all the difference to family and friends.

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Researchers have found that e-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes

Vaping with e-cigarettes ‘linked to’ increased heart attack and stroke risk

E-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found.

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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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The Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is urging people to come up with recipes for a cook book to help eat themselves healthy and raise funds for charity. EMN-170809-145818001

Share your healthy recipes and help fundraise for local NHS Trust

A Lincolnshire-based NHS trust is creating a recipe book to promote healthy cooking as an important part of staying well.

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Staff and residents with the NCS teenagers in the memory garden at Ashdene Care Home. EMN-170831-123251001

Teenagers help make memories for care home residents

A group of teenagers with the National Citizen Service in Sleaford raised funds and approached businesses for donations of plants and pots to create a Memory Garden for staff and residents of Ashdene Care Home in Eastgate to reflect quietly.

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Northampton General Hospital had to resort to using paper and pen when it took steps to avoid the spreading WannaCry virus in May.

CQC ‘Good’ rating for adult care

A supported living service for adults, Supporting You in Lincolnshire (SYI Lincolnshire), has been rated ‘good’ overall and in every care category by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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NHS trust to open its doors to public

NHS trust to open its doors to public

The county’s mental health and learning disability NHS Trust is inviting people to find out how it is making improvements to local services at its Annual Public Meeting.

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Boston's Pilgrim Hospital.

Hospitals trust is thrown into special measures

The NHS trust that manages the county’s three main hospitals has been placed in special measures to deal with its troubled finances by the NHS.

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Hairdresser Jess Jackson gets to work with the clippers for Andy Beswick's head shave for Macmillan. EMN-170829-114335001

Andy braves the shave at the post office for Macmillan in memory of brother

A Leasingham man has braved the shave for Macmillan Cancer Care in memory of his late brother.

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