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Nurse from Sleaford area convicted of stealing morphine from hospital ward

A Sleaford area nurse was today (Wednesday) convicted of stealing morphine from the ward where she was working at Lincoln County Hospital.

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People in Boston are being urged not to touch starfish in the area's tidal zones, or along neighbouring beaches in Skegness.

Warning to Boston residents not to touch ‘potentially lethal’ toxic starfish

A warning has been issued to dog walkers along tidal areas in Boston not to touch starfish and other sea creatures that wash up.

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Marie Curie volunteers are collecting donations across Lincolnshire for the Great Daffodil Appeal - could you join them? EMN-180220-124459001

Charity calling for volunteers in Lincolnshire- can you help?

Terminal illness charity, Marie Curie, is appealing for volunteers to give up two hours of their time.

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The magnetic putty which was available on Amazon

Warnings over toy after young girl ends up in hospital with arsenic poisoning

A mother has issued a warning on social media about the dangers of a new kid’s toy after her daughter was rushed to hospital with alleged arsenic poisoning.

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Support available at dementia café

Support available at dementia café

People affected by dementia in Boston are advised they can find support at a Dementia Café run by the Alzheimer’s Society’s in the town.

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Coun Richard Austin. EMN-180802-145555001

Councillor offers ‘supercharged’ thanks for NHS following stroke

A councillor has thanked medical staff who have given him a new lease of life after he suffered a serious stroke - saying he is now ‘supercharged’.

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Boston carer nominated for top award

Boston carer nominated for prestigious award

Fourteen employees at Tanglewood Care Homes are keeping their fingers crossed ahead of the second annual Lincolnshire Care Awards next week.

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Pilgrim Hospital Accident and Emergency

£500k reconfiguration planned for Pilgrim A&E

Plans for a £500,000 investment in Pilgrim Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department have been submitted to Boston Borough Council.

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The new unit during its construction.

Hospital bosses confirm £2.5 million work to maternity unit is complete and wards are open

A £2.5 million upgrade to Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital maternity and gynaecology wards has officially been completed, it has been announced.

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Matt Warman

‘A reason for a medical school’

Boston and Skegness MP Matt Warman has used the NHS’ winter crisis as another reason to call for a medical school in Lincolnshire.

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Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

Organ donation memorial tree at Pilgrim Hospital

Patients and families will gather at Pilgrim Hospital next week to celebrate the gift of organ donation.

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Blind cyclist is set for epic trio

A blind cyclist from Wrangle is preparing for his biggest endurance challenge by taking part in a trio of cycle rides - all to raise cash for charity.

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Pilgrim Hospital, Boston

Crews called to Pilgrim Hospital fire after ‘patient was smoking in bed’

Emergency service crews were called to Pilgrim Hospital, in Boston, this morning to deal with a fire caused by a patient smoking in bed.

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From left, Nikki Silver, CEO of LIVES, with Brett Forman, one of the new LIVES medics, and Emma Fletcher from CDS Action. EMN-180702-115256001

Funding boost for Lincolnshire life-saving charity

A Lincolnshire charity will be able to recruit and train three additional medical responders thanks to a donation of more than £15,000.

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Lincolnshire East CCG raises awareness for Tinnitus Week

Lincolnshire East CCG raises awareness for Tinnitus Week

Lincolnshire East CCG is raising awareness of tinnitus during Tinnitus Week, which runs from February 5-11.

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RAF Typhoons at Nellis Air Force Base. Picture: SAC James Skerrett. EMN-180502-124601001

RAF Coningsby Typhoon’s take part in world’s largest air combat exercise

Fighter jets from RAF Coningsby have been invited to take part in the world’s largest and most complex air combat exercise.

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Alan Kent. EMN-180102-122841001

NHS trust announces latest addition to board

Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust (LCHS) has welcomed a new associate non-executive director to its Board.

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Poppy sadly had to be euthanised on Wednesday after she was shot with an air rifle, shattering her spinal cord. Photo: Declan Reed EMN-180202-141320001

Second cat in two weeks killed after being shot by air rifle

Another warning of ‘sick people living in our town’ has gone out after a beloved family pet had to be put down after being shot with an air rifle in Boston - just a over a week after a similar case in Leverton.

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Launch of stroke campaign in the East Midlands

According to current figures, about 92,000 people on GP registers in the East Midlands have had a stroke, and in 2016, more than 2,500 died from a stroke.

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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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