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Relief as chemists get renewed stock of life-saving meningitis vaccine

A leading UK health charity has welcomed news that a vaccine against the potentially deadly meningitis is again available on the high street.

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Mothers managing to kick smoking habit

More than one in 10 pregnant women admit to being smokers at the time of giving birth, new government statistics show.

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Mothers managing to kick smoking habit

More than one in 10 pregnant women admit to being smokers at the time of giving birth, new government statistics show.

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Janet Lambert, Patricia Gatehouse, Terry Stanley and John Gatehouse with Bernard Smith's plaque at KGH

Former shoe worker leaves legacy of more than £230,000 to Kettering Hospital

A former Kettering shoe worker has left almost a quarter of a million pounds to Kettering General Hospital as a thank you for the many years of care his wife received for rheumatoid arthritis.

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Technical problems because of a new system have caused tailbacks in receiving radiology results at KGH, it has been revealed.

Technical problems lead to X-ray delays at KGH

Technical problems because of a new system have caused delays in receiving radiology results at KGH, it has been revealed.

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TV streaming is bad for your health say scientists

Why TV streaming is bad for our health (according to science)

We all love our streaming services, whether it’s Netflix, Amazon, Now TV or Blinkbox – but a growing number of academics are suggesting we may love it a little too much.

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Appeal to raise £15,000 to get Corby woman to the US for stem cell treatment

Family and friends are organising fundraisers to help Becky White get the money she needs to go to America for stem cell treatment.

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Ben Coles being presented with the award.

Barton Seagrave teenager steers car to safety after grandad suffers heart attack while driving

A Barton Seagrave teenager who swerved a car away from pedestrians after the driver had a heart attack has won a prestigious award.

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Pippa and Molly both caught Alabama Rot, but Pippa sadly died. NNL-160615-113253001

Deadly flesh-eating dog disease continues to spread across the UK

Pet owners across the UK are being warned that a deadly disease affecting dogs is continuing to spread across the UK.

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George Saxby surrounded by the team caring for him on Barnwell B ward where he has been recovering from his surgery

101-year-old from Irchester back on his feet after emergency hip operation in Kettering

A 101-year man has become one of the oldest people ever to get back to their feet after having had an emergency operation on a broken hip at Kettering General Hospital.

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The capsules have been criticised for looking too much like sweets

400 children a year poisoned by laundry capsules

Parents are being urged to ensure laundry products are kept out of the reach of children as new statistics revealed that more than 2,000 have been taken ill after swallowing laundry capsules in the last five years.

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Caroline Simcoe and David Carson with one of the machines.

KGH raises £8,000 towards vital new intensive care equipment

An appeal to buy some new technology for Kettering General Hospital’s Intensive Care Unit (ICU) has raised £8,000 – with another fundraising event to be held tonight (Friday).

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Susan Wathen from Raunds

Raunds woman with Hepatitis C already seeing a difference from ‘truly amazing drug’

A woman who fought for the best possible drugs after contracting Hepatitis C from contaminated blood is already seeing results from the treatment.

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The KGH Trust currently has 57 disabled parking spaces, more than it is required to have.

Kettering General Hospital to increase disabled parking spaces after access concerns

Kettering General Hospital is to increase the number of disabled parking spaces it offers after a backlash from users over a ‘disgusting’ lack of bays.

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Carers Week is a UK-wide awareness campaign which takes place from today (Monday) to Sunday (12 June), with the aim of the week to improve the lives of carers and the people they care for by raising awareness of carers at a national and local level.

Special week of events to raise awareness of hard work from Northants carers

A special campaign has started to raise awareness of the commitment, hard work and selflessness of Northamptonshire carers in the community.

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Why your hayfever is acting up - and how to stop it

Why your hayfever is acting up - and how to stop it

Finally, it seems that summer is just around the corner.

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Tilly with her god-daughter Ivy.

Rushden teacher in plea for stem cell match from stranger to help cure rare bone marrow disease

A young teacher from Rushden who is battling leukaemia and a rare bone marrow disease has been told her best hope of recovery lies in the hands of a stranger.

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The Stop Smoking Service Team at Kettering General Hospital

Smoking to be banned anywhere on Kettering Hospital site from next week

Kettering General Hospital is going entirely smoke free from June 6 as part of its plans to contribute to improved public health and well-being.

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Tommee Tippee baby cups withdrawn over child illness fears

Tommee Tippee baby cups withdrawn over child illness fears

Tommee Tippee is recalling items from its Sippee Cup range following reports of children falling ill after drinking from them.

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The University of Northampton is leading a new project aimed at helping domestic abuse victims

Big Lottery Fund gives £600,000 to help victims of domestic abuse in Northamptonshire

A new initiative involving the University of Northampton to support women and children who have faced domestic abuse has won £600,000 from The Big Lottery Fund.

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