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TUESDAY FEATURE: Surprising growth of Spalding-based running club founded on mum’s idea

What started as a Spalding mother-of-three’s appeal for some support in helping her train for the 2017 London Marathon has become Halmer Harriers Running Club.

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ROCHFORD MOVE: A patient from Holbeach under the care of Pilgrim Hospital's specialist Rochford Unit for mental health-related needs has described its potential closure as the 'Lincoln-ising' of the county's NHS.  Photo by David Dawson.

Anger as Pilgrim Hospital’s mental health unit is moved

A retired dad-of-three from Holbeach under the care of specialist mental health staff based at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital has slammed plans to move them elsewhere.

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Moulton youngster Lily Sandell is holding a 'Big Bandana Bake' sale for the Brain Tumour Charity, while her friend Holly Wright is fundraising with Lily for the Little Princess Trust.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG090218-122TW.

Lily’s great charity bake sale in Moulton

A Moulton youngster who loves baking is turning the tables on her fight againt a brain tumour by hosting a charity event in her village.

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BOXING NIGHT: Angela and Steve Snagg (front centre and right) with family, friends and supporters at Gedney Victory Hall for a charity fight night in aid of the Stroke Unit at Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Fight night in Gedney to raise money for QEH Stroke Unit

An evening of boxing action brought at least 120 people to Gedney Victory Hall with charity, rather than hostility, in mind.

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NHS ACCESS: Anna Kusztyb (right) with organisers and guest speakers at Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust's third annual Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) conference.  Photo supplied by the LCHS Communications Team.

Anna explodes NHS ‘myths’ in South Holland community

Help is available to South Holland’s eastern European community in their struggle to make the most of NHS services in the area.

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WEEKEND WEB: Way in which we order prescriptions has changed

DOCTOR CALLING: A weekly column by the chairman of South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group Dr Kevin Hill

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AWARD NOMINEES: Spalding and Holbeach Macmillan Cancer Support fundraising committee members, including chairman Catherine Stone, have been nominated for the charity's national Fundraising Group/Committee Award.  Photo by Tim Wilson.
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Cancer charity fundraisers in Spalding and Holbeach up for national award

A group of cancer charity fundraisers in South Holland are in line for a national award.

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WEEKEND WEB: Let there be light!

HEALTH AND WELLBEING: With beauty and wellbeing expert Jo Esdale

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WEEKEND WEB: Screening prevents up to 75% of cervical cancer cases

DOCTOR CALLING: A weekly column by the chairman of South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group KEVIN HILL

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Ethan (left) and Lucas (right) with their wristbands

Cancer lad’s mum backs wristband campaign

A mum whose son was given a shock cancer diagnosis when he was just three-years-old is calling on people to back a campaign to support the charity that helped them through it.

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Co-responder Paul Derrick is one of a team based at Spalding Fire Station. Photo: Tim Wilson (SG120118-104TW).

SPECIAL REPORT: Our firefighters on the frontline in 999 medical calls

When a call goes at two or three in the morning, Paul Derrick is out of bed and in the car.

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WEEKEND WEB: Don’t forget to buy your medicines over the counter

DOCTOR CALLING: A weekly column by the chairman of South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group KEVIN HILL

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Healthwatch Lincolnshire wants to hear from South Holland residents about their experiences of health and housing in the area.  Photo supplied.

Healthwatch Lincolnshire launches survey on health and housing

Healthwatch Lincolnshire wants to hear from South Holland residents about their experiences of health and housing in the area.

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Pilgrim at Boston is one of three main hospitals in Lincolnshire.

Mistakes at Lincolnshire hospitals led to £90million-plus pay out in the last five years

Medical blunders at hospitals treating South Holland patients are costing tens of millions of pounds in compensation and legal costs.

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Diane Rayson with her son Neil who was at home with her when she had her heart attack. (SG050118-158TW)

Raising awareness of a heart condition that can affect anyone

Until last year, Diane Rayson had never heard of a rare heart condition called ‘SCAD’.

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Suffering with flu

WEEKEND WEB: Look out for flu this New Year

DOCTOR CALLING: By chairman of South Lincolnshire Clinical Commissioning Group Kevin Hill

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Jennette Gray has called for more resources to help EMAS based on her own experience of waiting more than 90 minutes for an ambulance after a crash on the A1101 Wisbech Road in Tydd St Mary in December.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG050118-163TW.

‘999 service needs funds’ says Gedney woman after Tydd St Mary crash

A Gedney woman has joined calls for an “overworked” East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) to be given more resources to save lives.

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Wife Sue’s stroke spurs Steve to put on Gedney fight night fundraiser

Amateur boxers will be putting on their gloves for a charity fight night at Gedney Victory Hall on Saturday.

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Pennygate health centre

Spalding GP surgery labelled ‘inadequate’

A Spalding health surgery has been put into special measures after it was rated inadequate by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Happy Breathers' first birthday party in Spalding last August with group leader Suzanne Willis, founder members Denis Burke and Elizabeth Legg, and LCVS chief executive David Fannin.  Photo by Tim Wilson.  SG310817-106TW.

Spalding health group named NHS England grant award winner

A support group for people with breathing difficulties in Spalding has been awarded one of eight community grants from NHS England.

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