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Free breast cancer support service

Macmillan Cancer Supports mobile service is coming to Boston next Friday to offer free advice and support.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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Grammar school old boy’s new role

A former Boston Grammar School pupil has taken up a new role as Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England.

Education
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Award recognises inspirational volunteer from Boston

A volunteer from Boston who credits her role with increasing her confidence has been recognised with an award.

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The St John's Ambulance Mobile Classroom.

St John Ambulance offers chance to learn to ‘Save A Life’

St John Ambulance are taking part in a 10-day tour of Lincolnshire as part of the ‘Save A Life campaign’ with BBC Radio Lincolnshire, with upcoming events in Boston today (Tuesday) and Horncastle and Market Rasen next week.

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Woodland cordoned off near Woodhall Spa after mustard gas discovery hospitalises two people

A woodland near Woodhall Spa remains cordoned off after two people were hospitalised having unearthed canisters containing mustard gas.

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Asda Boston Service Colleagues Kirsten Henry (left) and Paula Griffin.

Autism-friendly initiative at store

A supermarket in Boston has introduced a new type of shopping list designed to make visits to the store less stressful for autistic children.

Business
Lincolnshire hospital staff on their charity bike ride.

Lincolnshire hospital staff cycle over 100 miles for charity

A team of dedicated staff from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust have cycled over 100 miles to raise funds to help improve patient care.

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Calendar is raising awareness

A Boston man and cancer survivor has joined 19 others to create a cancer awareness calender in aid of charity.

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Research centre has included 541 patients in new drug trials in one year

A new clinical research facility at Pilgrim Hospital has recruited more than 500 patients into its trials since it opened one year ago.

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Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Slimmers can shed more pounds by taking a two-week break from dieting - every fortnight, say scientists.

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Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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Staff from the trauma team in their new minor injuries assessment unit at Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

New trauma unit for minor injuries opens

A new trauma admissions unit at Pilgrim Hospital is to speed things up for patients needing treatment for minor injuries.

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Centenary year and launch of £100k appeal for society

A society which assists visually impaired and blind people in Boston celebrated its centenary on Friday.

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Festival funds help buy defibrillators

A 13th defibrillator has been installed in the Boston area using money from a boat racing festival held in the town last year.

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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The new nurses for Pilgrim and Grantham hospitals.

Newly-qualified nurses set to help fill hospitals trust vacancies

Lincolnshire’s latest intake of newly-qualified nurses are set to begin at the county’s hospitals this week where it is hoped they will fill some of the 240 vacancies across the trust.

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Council’s support for World Suicide Prevention Day

Lincolnshire County Council supported World Suicide Prevention Day this week (Monday September 11), along with other organisations who have aimed to raise awareness that taking a minute to offer support and listen can make all the difference to family and friends.

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Researchers have found that e-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes

Vaping with e-cigarettes ‘linked to’ increased heart attack and stroke risk

E-cigarettes containing nicotine could increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes, researchers have found.

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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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