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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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Agreement reached to keep Corby’s Urgent Care Centre open

Agreement reached to keep Corby’s Urgent Care Centre open

An agreement to extend the contract to run Corby’s Urgent Care Centre has been reached.

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Product warning

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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L-R: Sharon, Vicky, Darrel with Isaac and Carolyn.

Rushden parents reunited with ambulance crew who delivered baby on A14

A Rushden couple have been reunited with an ambulance crew who came to their aid by delivering their son – on the A14.

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Peak practice pays off for Corby workers

Peak practice pays off for Corby workers

Corby workers have hit the heights to raise more than £5,000 for Lakelands Hospice.

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The team weigh-in

KGH staff go mad for cancer equipment appeal

The cancer care unit at Kettering General Hospital is raising money for a £21,392 state-of-the-art machine which will help staff place central venous access devices required for the delivery of some chemotherapies.

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Henry McKenzie.

Corby man features in art installation as part of blood cancer awareness month

A Corby man is one of 104 in the country to feature in an art exhibition as part of a campaign to raise awareness of blood cancer.

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KGH chairman Alan Burns

Help KGH improve its services

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is holding elections to appoint nine new governors to help shape its future.

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Christina and Nathan.

Couple walk 100km in less than 24 hours in memory of Corby’s ‘Cat in a Hat’

A couple walked for 100km along the south coast to raise money for Brain Tumour Research in memory of Corby’s ‘Cat in a Hat’.

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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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Alison Ballott.

Oundle woman talks of ‘constant struggle’ with illnesses

An Oundle woman whose illnesses forced her to surrender her driving licence has spoken of her ‘constant struggle’.

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Left to right: Fiona Briggs (Macmillan Skin Cancer Nurse), Lisa Whittle (Healthcare Assistant), Terri Peasnall (Healthcare Assistant), June Sadler (Healthcare Assistant)

KGH staff raise funds to improve services with Snowdon climb

Staff at KGH’s dermatology department raised money to improve services for patients they treat by climbing Snowdon.

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KGH showing signs of improvement, inspection finds

An inspection at Kettering General Hospital has found it has made significant improvements to patient safety and care.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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Kathryn at Rushton Fete.

Desborough woman whose life was saved with kidney transplant urges people to consider organ donation

A Desborough woman who had her life turned around with a transplant from her dad has urged people to join the organ donation register.

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KGH doctor who had heart transplant urges people to join organ donation register

A doctor at Kettering General Hospital who has had a heart transplant is promoting greater awareness of organ donation during national Organ Donation Week.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Almost 100 people in Northants have died in past decade while waiting for an organ transplant

Almost 100 people in Northants have died in past decade while waiting for an organ transplant

New figures show 89 people in Northamptonshire have died on the waiting list for an organ transplant over the past 10 years.

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Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

A safety warning has been issued over a new craze of swimmers wearing MERMAID tails.

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Claire Pope is one of the stars of a new Weight Watchers advert

Kettering woman stars in weight-loss TV ad

A Kettering woman is currently starring in a prime time TV advert – after shedding more than four stone.

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