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New provider for non-emergency hospital patient transport in Lincolnshire

A new company will take over the contract for non-emergency patient transport in Lincolnshire from Saturday (July 1).

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Faecal bacteria discovered in drinks at Costa, Caffe Nero and Starbucks, BBC’s Watchdog finds

Faecal bacteria discovered in drinks at Costa, Caffe Nero and Starbucks, BBC’s Watchdog finds

Concerning levels of faecal bacteria were present in ice at three major high street coffee chains, according to an investigation.

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Product warning

Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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Barrie Hirst 84 of Ruskington, diagnosed with age-related macular degeneration following a routine check up with optometrist at the Vision Express, Sleaford store. EMN-170623-125325001

Ruskington Reverend who had sight-saving eye test urges others to take up free offer of testing in Boston

A grandfather-of-three and retired Methodist Minister from Ruskington has credited his local optician for saving his sight after a crucial referral showed he had age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

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NHS to hold blood donation sessions

NHS to hold blood donation sessions

There will be a chance to make potentially life-saving blood donations in Sibsey tomorrow (Friday).

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Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Adults under 25 “twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged 55 or older”

Young adults are twice as likely to suffer from hay fever as those aged over 54, according to new research.

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Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

Brits could be banned from going on all-inclusive holidays abroad unless they stop making fake food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Week celebrating the work of carers

Pilgrim Hospital, in Boston, is taking part in celebrations for Carers Week, running from Monday, June 12, to Sunday, June 18.

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A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

A quarter of a million Brits have had cosmetic surgery

Close to a quarter of a million Brits have undergone cosmetic surgery - at the age of 50 or over, it has emerged.

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Celebrating the Big Lunch

Celebrating the Big Lunch

A Boston care home is taking part in celebrations for Care Home Open Day, with a Big Lunch event taking place today (Friday).

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Cathedral event will be highlight of ‘National Carers Week’

A special service of thanksgiving at Lincoln Cathedral will be a highlight of National Carers Week on Sunday June 18.

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The �6,000 cheque being presented to staff at the chemotherapy suite Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

Loss of ‘best friend’ to breast cancer continues to inspire Boston Pilgrim Hospital fundraising

A generous donation of £6,000 is the latest instalment of fundraising efforts to benefit chemotherapy patients.

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UPDATED: Pictures and video as ‘bigger, faster, better’ air ambulance takes to the skies

After more than a year in the planning, the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance are delighted to announce that their new state-of-the-art AgustaWestland 169 (AW169) helicopter has arrived at its base at RAF Waddington.

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East Midlands Ambulance Service has been rated at 'requires improvement' by CQC inspectors.

New report acknowledges EMAS improvements, but rates ambulance service as still “requiring improvement”

A new CQC report on the East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) will acknowledge that improvements have been made, but the service still ‘requires improvement’ in several key areas.

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Dr John Brewin, Chief Executive of Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. EMN-170806-160205001

CQC inspectors upgrade rating of NHS trust for mental health and learning disabilities in Lincolnshire to ‘Good’ in new report

England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals has found improvement at a Lincolnshire based NHS trust for mental health and learning disabilities.

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Former mayor Stephen Woodliffe planting a tree. EMN-170526-133719001

Celebrating 25 years of work for care trust

This month, a national care trust scheme is celebrating 25 years since it purchased and leased 16 homes from Lincolnshire County Council.

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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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New drug for ‘world’s deadliest cancer’ to be trialed on British patients

New drug for ‘world’s deadliest cancer’ to be trialed on British patients

A new drug to treat one of the world’s deadliest cancers is to be given to more than 300 British patients.

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Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

Eating chocolate ‘lowers risk of irregular heartbeat’

It’s a guilty pleasure that men need six times a week but women can get by with just once - it’s eating chocolate.

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