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New Year’s Day delivers baby joy for couple

A Kirton couple celebrated the New Year be welcoming into the world a baby son.

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REVEALED: The catalogue of failings that closed Wainfleet Surgery

Shocking failings at Wainfleet Surgery that put more than 2000 patients at risk of their safety have been relealed in a report issued today.

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‘Record breaking’ year for LIVES responders

LIVES, the Lincolnshire-based charity attending 999 medical emergencies, have experienced their busiest year on record - responding to more than 20,000 emergency calls from patients across Lincolnshire in 2016.

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Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

Mums sick of kids’ illnesses - 18 times a year

The average mum will fall ill 324 times over their youngster’s childhood with colds and bugs passed on to them by their offspring, a study has found.

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British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

British mothers drinking during pregnancy put us in worst five nations for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

Britain is among the top five countries worldwide for mothers drinking during pregnancy, according to new research.

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Slimming World consultants from Boston meet TV presenter Stephen Mulhern

A group of Slimming World consultants from Boston left quite an impression on TV presenter Stephen Mulhern.

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Hospice seeks volunteers to combat loneliness in Lincolnshire patients

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to lonely patients.

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Obesity in dogs sparks epidemic of canine arthritis

Britain’s pet dogs are suffering an epidemic of arthritis and obesity among canines could be to blame, experts have warned.

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Coun Paul Gleeson is concerned about people who can't afford public transport to attend hospitals elswhere.

Fears for low-income families if consultant-led maternity moved from Pilgrim Hospital

Boston councillors want to save Pilgrim Hospital’s consultant-led maternity unit as health services across the county face sweeping changes.

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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Matt Warman MP (left) and Sir Edward Leigh MP

Lincolnshire MPs secure Jeremy Hunt’s attention on failings of rural ambulance services after patients forced to wait for two hours

Two Lincolnshire MPs have challenged the Secretary of State for Health, about the disparity in NHS services between those who live in urban areas and those who live in rural communities.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing overpriced gluten-free products

The NHS spending millions of pounds prescribing gluten-free food products to coeliac sufferers is “a scandal”, according to family doctors.

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Car park pay machine at Pilgrim Hospital

Critics argue for fees to be ‘scrapped or capped’

Car parking fees at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital brought in more than £696,000 between 2015-16, it has been revealed.

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BUSY NEW YEAR: EMAS produced this diagram showing the demand for its services on New Years Day.  Photo supplied.

New Year calls to EMAS reach ‘significant pressure’ point

South Holland’s ambulance service is recovering from a New Year’s weekend when it faced “significant pressure” from emergency calls.

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Sugar-free drinks as bad as real thing

Sugar-free drinks ‘as bad as real thing’

Drinking Diet Coke won’t stop you getting fat, according to new research.

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‘We’ve listened!’ - Vow from health officials to provide ‘level of service in Wainfleet’

Patients protesting to save Wainfleet surgery have been told health officials have listened to their pleas – leaving them hopeful they will see it open again.

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Avian flu Prevention Zone extended after case found on Lincolnshire farm

The Chief Veterinary Officer has extended a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from avian flu.

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Mo Bros from Pilgrim Hospitals estates and facilities team.

Growing a tash for charity cash

Colleagues at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital have raised more than £1,000 for male health causes in a tash-for-cash charity effort.

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Slimming World woman of the year 2016 Hollie Barrett unveils her new slimline figure,

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as much weight

Slimmers who set ambitious targets lose twice as many pounds as those who try to be realistic, according to new research.

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Busy year for Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance

The crew of the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance flew almost 1,000 missions last year.

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