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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Dog obesity

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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The Curlew Centre in Sutton Bridge is hosting Gardening for the Brain on Friday, February 3, from 10am until 4pm.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Gardening event for carers

Carers and family members living with people who have dementia can sign up for course aimed at helping them to organise therapeutic gardening activities.

Clothing designer and keep-fit enthusiast, Jaime Russon of Bourne, has been inspired to enter April's London Marathon in memory of her father Andrew.  Photo supplied.

Dad’s memory is the driving force for Bourne marathon runner Jaime

A clothing designer from Bourne will call on her’s father spirit and millions of encouraging spectators in April’s London Marathon.

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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Doctor's waiting room

Why questions are key in giving you the best care


‘Keep A&E for medical emergencies’

‘Keep A&E for medical emergencies’

Health bosses are urging South Holland residents to make sure they choose the most appropriate care for their ailments this winter.

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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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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Spalding's Munro Medical Centre which opened its new Saturday surgery at the weekend.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG040117-108TW.

Saturdays at the doctor’s in Spalding to relieve demand on NHS

Nurses and GPs in Spalding are one step ahead of the Government after introducing evening and Saturday appointments for its patients.

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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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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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COMMUNITY SERVICE: Long Sutton firefighters Clive Andrews, Richard King and Darren Goult.  Photo (TIM WILSON): SG090715-109TW.

Valuable first aid from firefighters in Long Sutton

Pioneering firefighters in Long Sutton are on course to have answered 2,000 calls this year as part of an emergency response partnership with ambulancemen.

MYSTERY DONOR: Spalding volunteer Anne Palmer holds the �500 donation given anonymously in front of Eric Farrington, Spalding Guardian reporter Winston Brown and Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance media officer Marie Williamson, outside the charity's shop in Sheep Market, Spalding.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG040117-104TW.

mystery donor’s £500 ambucopter GIFT

A mystery donor has given Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance a flying start to 2017 with a £500 gift – in cash.

Government warns poultry owners to keep their birds separate from wild animals: PHOTO: Niall Carson/PA Wire ENVIRONMENT_BirdFlu_121224.JPG

Avian flu Prevention Zone extended after case found on Lincolnshire farm

The Chief Veterinary Officer has extended a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from avian flu.

The rescued scorpion. Photo: The Exotic Pet Refuge 8uPQprJ2h52AAd5vs6lY

Guatemalan scorpion which halted train at Peterborough gives birth at Deeping Exotic Pet Refuge

A scorpion, which escaped a rail passengers bag bringing a London to Edinburgh train to a halt at Peterborough, has given birth its rescuers have revealed.

Slimming World woman of the year 2016 Hollie Barrett unveils her new slimline figure,

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as many pounds as those who try to be realistic, according to new research.

Can you give up booze this January?

Give yourself a break from alcohol this January

A local health group is encouraging South Holland residents to give their bodies a break in January and start looking after their health by ‘going dry’.

A Co-op pharmacy. ANL-161230-113339001

Donate your unwanted toiletries to the homeless

Pharmacies across the area are calling for donations of unwanted toiletries as part of a fundraising campaign supporting homeless people.

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