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You could give the gift of life this Christmas

Young people, aged from 16 to 30, particularly men, are encouraged to sign up to the bone-marrow register at an event this weekend.

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Northumbria PCC Vera Baird and Richard Bliss, of NDAS, chat to service user Joseph. Picture by Jane Coltman

K(NO)W MORE about abuse in all-male relationships

A new county-wide campaign to support gay, bisexual and trans men when it comes to domestic abuse is up and running.

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Martin Spruce

Community first responder wins volunteer award

A Bamburgh man has received an award from North East Ambulance Service (NEAS) for his efforts as a community first responder.

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Can you recognise the symptoms?

New study reveals lack of awareness from parents at spotting symptoms of meningitis

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.
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NTWS medical director Dr Rajesh Nadkarni

Morpeth-based mental health team for mums and mums-to-be in the North East gets £2.7m boost

Mums and pregnant women in the North East will benefit from a £2.7million boost to a specialist mental health services unit based at Morpeth.

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It's important that older people stay warm during the winter.

Jam Jar Army: Help older people to keep well and warm this winter

This week’s cold weather can’t have come as a shock – we are well into November after all – but up until the frost hit overnight, we have had a relatively mild autumn.

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Evie Campbell, right, and her younger sister Erin at home in Shilbottle.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Donor urges others to join lifeline register

Inspired by little Evie’s story, a north Northumberland man, who has been a donor, is encouraging people to sign up for the bone marrow register.

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Dr Jeremy Rushmer, executive medical director at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Patients warned of changes being made to urgent care centres to cope with winter demands

Changes are being made to urgent care centres to help NHS staff cope with an expected busy winter.

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Dr Graham Syers, patient Teresa Dixon and practice manager Tony Brown outside The Bondgate Practice in Alnwick which has introduced a new appointment system.

New appointment system is ‘helping patients in need’

Healthcare bosses are saying that patients at the Bondgate GP Practice, in Alnwick, are benefitting from a new appointment system which is helping more people get access to medical advice quicker than ever before.

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Ella Chapple, centre, with her family and helpers.

Inspirational Ella wins major charity award

A brave little girl who lost her eyesight and suffers from a rare genetic condition has won a national award from a disability charity.

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Gemma Little with a picture of her mother Anne
Picture Jane Coltman

Calls for more support in fight against dementia

Two Amble women who lost loved ones with Alzheimer’s disease have called for more financial support to fight the condition, after figures revealed that dementia has become the leading cause of death.

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Colin Shevills, director of Balance.

Report predicts 135,000 alcohol-related cancer deaths by 2025

Balance, the North East Alcohol Office, is backing calls to raise awareness as a new Cancer Research UK report predicts around 135,000 alcohol-related cancer deaths in the UK over the next 20 years.

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The public packed into last night's meeting.

Emotions run high at Rothbury hospital public meeting

Objectors pleaded with NHS bosses to ‘keep our beds open’, during a packed and passionate public meeting last night to discuss the fate of inpatient services in Rothbury.

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Collette Pryer and Matt Pearce at the Real Fitness gym in Alnwick.
Picture by Jane Coltman

Gym opens new base as it builds on a positive start

A gym has moved into a larger premises after going from strength to strength since launching last year.

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Rothbury Community Hospital.

Consultation to be launched over the future of Rothbury inpatient ward

A formal consultation period to examine the future of the inpatient ward at Rothbury Community Hospital is set to start in December, it has been announced today.

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Rothbury Community Hospital.

Community urged to go to meeting

Campaigners are urging everybody in the Coquet Valley to attend a public meeting tonight, where the final decision over inpatient beds at Rothbury Community Hospital could be revealed.

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Evie Campbell at her home in Shilbottle. Picture by Jane Coltman

Give Evie the gift of life this Christmas

The search is on for a donor for a five-year-old girl with an extremely rare condition who will need a bone-marrow transplant within two years.

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Burning eye fears sparks contact lens solution recall

A contact lens solution has been recalled by the manufacturer following the discovery of a potential fault which could cause eye irritation or possibly more serious consequences.

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Rothbury Community Hospital.

Rothbury hospital is raised in Parliament

A former chief constable of Northumbria Police has stepped into the row over the temporary suspension of all the inpatient beds at Rothbury Community Hospital.

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