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Courageous Long Sutton girl Alice plans big birthday after beating the odds to survive

A little girl who beat the odds to survive will celebrate her tenth birthday in February and it’s going to be the best party ever, lasting a whole year.

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Obese children ‘more likely to struggle at school’

Britain’s obesity epidemic is damaging children’s intelligence, suggests new research.

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Half marathon hero Rob Green with the distinctive shirt he will wear for the Great Eastern Run. SG220916-135TW

Hero Rob takes on running challenge for kids with cancer

Cancer survivor Rob Green has taken on a massive running challenge with no training to raise cash for children battling the disease he beat.

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Amy Stinton took this picture of her 14-month-old son Oliver after he contracted the herpes simplex virus and came out in blisters

Mum’s warning about kissing your baby if carrying virus that 60% of us already have

A mum wants to warn parents about the dangers of kissing babies and toddlers if you carry a virus 60 per cent of the population already has.

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Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.

Police chief raises concerns about ambulance cover after officers have to ferry patients to A&E

The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has spoken out about concerns over ambulance cover in the county after his officers had to ferry patients to hospital overnight.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Cricket team captains John Hayes (right) and Rodger Grant at the start of the fixture raising money for Headway. SG280816-126TW

MP John Hayes speaks about his brush with death and the road to recovery

When John Hayes became South Holland and the Deepings MP in 1997 he embraced a non-political cause close to his heart.

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May Brown, of Frampton, with husband Michael and two-year-old daughter Selina-May.

Give blood in South Holland and help beat rare cancer

A worldwide blood cancer charity is urging people from South Holland and south east Lincolnshire to register as potential blood stem cell donors.

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New community clinic in Spalding for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease sufferers

People living with the respiratory condition COPD can access a new style of community clinic in Spalding as part of a pilot project.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Dan Taylor with sons Harvey and Oliver (front) in Holbeach town centre with a petition to save children's heart services at Glenfield Hospital, Leicester.  Photo by Tim Wilson.

Union joins battle over future of Glenfield heart centre

Families in South Holland fighting to keep a specialist heart surgery unit for the region open have won support from a leading trade union.

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Holistic approach to medicine

Herbal medicine is a holistic approach combing the wisdom and traditions of the past with knowledge gained from modern scientific advances – but one which Emma says sadly being lost.

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Errington Cheese - Credit: Michael Rummey JFL-140923-142114003

Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

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Emma Scarborough is the face of Slimming World's latest weight loss campaign across the UK.

Donington mum Emma is the face of slimming nationwide

A Donington mum is the poster girl for a national campaign for people to lose weight and eat healthily.

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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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From right: Maxine Winch (Manager), Iris Cooper (Treasurer, League of Friemds), Eileen Ambrose (Chairman, League of Friends), Janet Lineker (Ward Clerk) and volunteers with the Shop Manager Jenny who work in the shop. ANL-160915-124403001

League of Friends shop raises £10,000 towards new Holbeach Hospital minibus

A Holbeach charity shop has raised £10,000 towards the cost of purchasing a newer minibus for Holbeach and East Elloe Hospital Trust.

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Vanessa Browning and son Taylor (13)

Spalding Mum says ‘talk to beat child suicide’

A Spalding mum is stressing the importance of getting children to talk about mental health, as national figures show an increase in the number of children considering suicide.

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VIDEO: A sneak peek into Boston Pilgrim Hospital’s new maternity build

There are only a few weeks left until maternity staff at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital move into a new modern £3.7 million purpose-built unit – and reporter Daniel Jaines has been given a sneak peek...

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Fleet nurse practitioner Michelle braving the shave

Fleet nurse practitioner Michelle braving the shave

Nurse practitioner Michelle Bradley, of Fleet, is braving the shave for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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