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Bus visited schools in Crowland and Pinchbeck to take the stigma out of tricky subject

Two local primary schools hosted an award-winning educational bus designed to teach young women about periods in a more open and engaging way.

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Tonic Health, Spalding

Spalding charity’s cash boost for its mental health and dementia services

Spalding-based health and wellbeing charity Tonic Health has been handed a cash boost to expand both its dementia and mental health services.

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Tracey Jessop-Thompson, Jordan Graham, Sophie Stone and head teacher Richard Lord at The Deepings School for a CRY heart test screening weekend.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG160917-267TW.

Deepings heart test screening weekend sees results

A heart test screening weekend at The Deepings School in memory of a former student may have proved a lifesaver, based on the findings.

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Back pain

WEEKEND WEB: Businesses urged to take action over back pain

DOCTOR CALLING: By Dr Kevin Hill

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Smoking kills.

WEEKEND WEB: It’s still not too late to be a part of Stoptober

CABINET CALL: By Dr Kevin Hill

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MP John Hayes pictured with, from left:  Hannah Harris,  Alice Fuller of the MND Association and Barry Wilson of the Lincolnshire branch.

MP to take up issue of hidden costs of living with motor neurone disease

People affected by motor neurone disease (MND) met with local MP John Hayes recently to discuss the immense financial hardship families can face when trying to cope with this rapidly progressing, fatal disease.

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Tracey Jessop-Thompson, Jordan Graham, Sophie Stone and head teacher Richard Long outside The Deepings School where a cardiac testing weekend led by CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young) took place in memory of former student Lucy Jessop.
Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG160917-267TW.

TUESDAY TALK: How Lucy Jessop is at the heart of the matter

There were no warning signs whatsoever that Lucy Jessop would be one of 12 people aged 14 to 35 who die in the UK every week from undiagnosed cardiac conditions.

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The flu vaccine being administered

WEEKEND WEB: Don’t delay over on getting your flu jab

DOCTOR CALLING: By Dr Kevin Hill

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Deepings Shopping Centre goes quiet for Autism Hour

It will all be going quiet for an hour at Deeping Shopping Centre on Monday as it supports The National Autistic Society’s Autism Hour.

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Macular Society regional manager Colin Daniels (right) with guide dog Woodie and members of the Spalding branch. SG190917-156TW

Help in Spalding for people with sight loss through macular degeneration

People suffering central vision loss through macular degeneration can find help, advice and friendships at meetings in Spalding.

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Blood pressure check

WEEKEND WEB: Patients are urged to know their numbers

DOCTOR CALLING: By Doctor Kevin Hill

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Victoria Darby and Mia Clucas with (from left) Richard Pope, Natalia Shaw, Chris Evans, Fiona Evans and Tara Watson.

Former Bourne Grammar School student’s fundraising efforts for Cowbit niece

All-action auntie Victoria Darby is aiming to raise £50,000 for her Cowbit-based niece who was born with an extremely rare genetic disorder.

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Migraine

WEEKEND WEB: Migraines still a misunderstood condition

DOCTOR CALLING: By Dr Kevin Hill

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The Abbeyview Surgery, Crowland.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG170217-119TW.

Breath exercise as Crowland surgery organises town event

People in the Crowland area are invited to “breathe more easily” at an event in the town on Thursday.

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Matthew Still (third from right) surrounded by family and relatives holds up the winning raffle ticket.   Others in the picture, from left - Reflections owner Michelle Mitchell, mother Linda Beech, grandmother Karen Beech, wife Leah and aunt Kirsty Beech MLNF17PB09801

Desperately-ill Sutton Bridge cancer victim has his benefits stopped

A cancer sufferer who has undergone three 15-hour operations since June, has been denied state benefits after he was told he was fit for work.

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Could you car share for hospital visits like scheme chairman Angela Newton? SG070917-130TW

South Holland ‘hospital car charity’ in plea for drivers

South Holland’s charity that takes people to hospital appointments urgently needs more drivers to join its ranks.

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Stonehaven: (left to right ) Janet Leggett - Resident, Sarah Spinks - Senior Carer, Anita Stevens - Manager/Owner, Darren Stevens - Owner.

Businesses in Quadring, Spalding and Whaplode St Catherine awarded top food hygiene ratings

Staff at a village hall, a care home and a takeaway are celebrating after being awarded top-ranked Food Hygiene Ratings.

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ANNIVERSARY EVENT: Spalding-based Happy Breathers Group celebrates its first birthday with a party at the Ivo Day Centre with facilitator 
Suzanne Willis, Lynn Harlow, David Urry and Pat Fitch.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG310817-101TW.

WEEKEND WEB: Spalding support group catches its breath at anniversary day

WINSTON BROWN meets Spalding’s Happy Breathers on their first anniversary

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South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group logo

WEEKEND WEB: Chance to hear about CCG’s work at annual Public Meeting

DOCTOR CALLING: By Dr Kevin Hill

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Take a minute to listen and ask RUOK?

Take a minute to listen and ask RUOK?

In the run-up to World Suicide Prevention Day on Sunday (September 10), Lincolnshire organisations are raising awareness that taking a minute to offer support and listen in a non-judgmental way, can make all the difference to family, friends and colleagues.

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