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Grantham and Stamford MP in cross-party push on NHS

Nick Boles has made a cross-party plea for long-term funding of the NHS and social care.

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Don’t forget to order repeat prescriptions ahead of busy bank holiday period

Don’t forget to order repeat prescriptions ahead of busy bank holiday period

With the May Day bank holiday rapidly approaching, patients are being reminded to order their repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

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Richard Hall and Graham Richardson with a Ferrari bobsleigh they 'borrowed' from the Italy national team

Golden oldies are top guns on the tracks

Two bobsleighers are celebrating after another successful season on the slopes.

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Raising awareness of diabetes risk in our area

Raising awareness of diabetes risk in our area

People are being urged to learn more about the risks of diabetes during a prevention week later this month.

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New time frame for support

New time frame for support

A support group for bereaved children is being given a new look in the hope more youngsters can be helped following the death of a loved one.

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Liz Fell, Noah Fell, 9, Isaac Fell, 11 and Simon Fell Photo: Lee Hellwing

Couple’s charity effort is tribute to sick son Isaac

A Tallington barrister is completing the London Marathon and a gruelling 69-mile challenge with her husband to raise cash for charities which have supported her son who has leukaemia.

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Grantham and Stamford MP joins push for NHS funding review

Nick Boles has repeated his calls for a specific NHS tax to pay for the NHS and social care

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Investment in skills is the key to the future so we won’t need to rely on people moving here

Investment in skills is the key to the future so we won’t need to rely on people moving here

This week, after years of campaigning by Lincolnshire MPs, the government has announced the creation of a medical school for Lincolnshire at the University of Lincoln.

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‘Yoga days’ off for Lincolnshire Police

Lincolnshire Police is to give staff two extra days off to improve their physical and mental well-being.

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Volunteers brewing their bit for Fairtrade fortnight

Despite the snow threatening their efforts, those who support Fairtrade Fortnight wrapped up warm and carried on anyway.

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Outpatient clinics and surgeries cancelled at Peterborough City Hospital

Outpatient clinics and surgeries cancelled at Peterborough City Hospital

A severe water supply issue at Peterborough City Hospital has led to all outpatient clinics and surgeries being cancelled today (Monday, February 26).

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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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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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Bourne care home manager wins national lifetime award

The manager of a Bourne care home has won a lifetime achievement award for her work.

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Rose Lodge

Celebrations as report finds care home is rosy

Managers and staff at Rose Lodge Care Home in Market Deeping are celebrating after receiving a rating of good following a recent inspection by the Care Quality Commission.

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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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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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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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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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