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Moonwalkers burn midnight oil to raise money for charity

An intrepid quintet from a firm in Gainsborough took part in a midnight marathon moonwalk to raise more than £3,000 for a cancer charity.

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Blue badge holders can register vehicles for new hospital parking system

Blue badge holders can now register their vehicles for the new car parking systems at Scunthorpe, Grimsby and Goole hospitals.

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Doncaster sexual health and HIV services are moving near the town centre

Today, May 23, TriHealth Doncaster is moving its genitourinary medicine (GUM), sexual health and HIV services from Doncaster Royal Infirmary into East Laith Gate House, near the town centre.

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Sheffield drivers surprise colleague with life-changing bike

Sheffield resident and First Sheffield employee, Sean Gilbert, has been presented with an electric bike by the Mayor of Sheffield, after colleagues from First South Yorkshire and TBF (The Transport Benevolent Fund), rallied together and raised funds to help get him back on his feet, after he was diagnosed with a life-changing illness.

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Doncaster carers’ fair offers help and support

Doncaster carers’ fair offers help and support

Are you a carer in Doncaster or know someone who is? If so a free carers’ fair is being held next month.

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Alzheimers Society Dementia Support Worker, Sheena Carr having tea and cake with sales adviser Aaron Walton and volunteer Doreen Merrills in the Doncaster branch of Scrivens

Doncaster opticians puts dementia in the frame

A Doncaster opticians hosted a coffee and cake event with advice from a dementia support worker as part of Dementia Awareness Week.

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Twiddlemuffs enhance the care for dementia patients in Doncaster

During Dementia Awareness Week (May 15-21) staff and volunteers at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals are putting their knitting needles to good use by creating ‘Twiddlemuffs’ for patients with dementia.

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Doncaster breast cancer survivor raises over £1,600 to say thank you

A local fundraiser has netted over £1,600 for Doncaster Royal Infirmary’s Jasmine Centre, a service specialising in the care and treatment of those with breast cancer.

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Charity champion Neal Handley-Sawer with his medal for finishing last year's Lincoln 10K.

Banker who hates heights is sponsored for charity skydive by his customers

Customers at a bank in Gainsborough are sponsoring a daredevil member of staff who is to jump from a plane at 15,000 feet in a charity skydive.

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Doncaster mum helping people cope with mental health issuesS

A Doncaster mum of two, author and life coach is hoping her self-help book will help people coping with mental health issues.

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Guide launched to help patients with breathing conditions in Doncaster

Guide launched to help patients with breathing conditions in Doncaster

The Community Respiratory Nurse Specialists in Doncaster have launched a guide to help people with long term breathing conditions.

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North Lincolnshire nurse to face fundraising marathon hike for Macmillan

North Lincolnshire nurse to face fundraising marathon hike for Macmillan

A big hearted senior North Lincolnshire nurse is set get her walking boots on for a 26 mile marathon hike for Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Fire service supports Mental Health Awareness Week

As part of Mental Health Awareness week (May 8–14) Humberside Fire and Rescue Service hosted a Mental Health Awareness Conference at the KCOM Stadium in Hull.

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COLUMN: Are we becoming dependent on medication?

In the last decade the prescribing of antidepressants in the UK has doubled. The rates have increased dramatically from just over 31 million in 2005 to around 61 million in 2015.

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COLUMN: How do we relate to others in our time of need?

One of the questions I have found myself asking more and more recently is how do we communicate our feelings to others?

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COLUMN: Let’s break the taboo surrounding male suicide

In 2014 it was believed 76 per cent of all suicides were by men (4623). This equated to 12 deaths per day which is staggering. It is now widely believed to be the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.

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COLUMN: It isn’t weak to ask for help

COLUMN: It isn’t weak to ask for help

As a counsellor one of the most common and challenging things I am faced with is despair.

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Sister Donna Phillips (second from right) and other Scotter Ward staff, pictured at a Christmas event.

Nurses salute Gainsborough public for backing campaign to help terminally ill

The people of Gainsborough have been saluted by nurses for raising thousands to help improve hospital care for patients who are terminally ill.

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Challenge to join brave Kathie, 68, in charity skydive

Daredevils in Gainsborough are being challenged to join a pensioner in a skydive to raise money for charity.

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Inappropriate calls received by EMAS in April included a woman who had lost her credit card.

Man dials 999 asking for ambulance to take him to see friend in London

A man who wanted to see his friend in London dialled 999 and asked for an ambulance, health bosses have revealed.

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