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Estimated £200,000 to solve air pollution at Knaresborough's Bond End

Around £200,000 is currently in the funding pot to improve the air quality at Bond End in Knaresborough, as the county council consults with the public on what should be done.

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Family doctor and healthy living author Dr Julie Coffey at home in Sheffield

The Yorkshire GP who says we can think ourselves slim

Yorkshire GP Dr Julie Coffey has written two books to help us lead healthier lifestyles. Catherine Scott reports.

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Hospital radio in running for awards on 40th anniversary

Hospital radio in running for awards on 40th anniversary

Harrogate Hospital Radio has started its 40th year in great form with three nominations for the Hospital Radio Awards 2017.

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Charity launches new carers service

Charity launches new carers service

Carers juggling a job and the demands of looking after someone are the special focus of a Harrogate charity’s new service.

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Sarah Stanley with personal trainer and assistant manager at Pure Gym in Harrogate, James Bower.(1701164AM2)

Harrogate mother felt "belittled and laughed at" during gym induction

A Harrogate mother said she was made to feel "two inches tall" after being body shamed at a town centre gym.

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Ros Tolcher, Chief Executive of Harrogate District Foundation Trust.

NHS Chiefs congratulate Harrogate hospital staff for hard work under 'great pressure'

Staff at Harrogate District Foundation Trust have been commended in writing by NHS chiefs for maintaining standards of care under immense pressure recently.

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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

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy.

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The new superfood trends to watch out for in 2017

The new superfood trends to watch out for in 2017

Clean eaters could be scoffing offal, insects and algae this year as new superfood trends take off.

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260816  Enjoying the outdoor play  equipment at Martin House Children's Hospice at Boston Spa.

Research centre to lead care

Martin House Children’s Hospice and The University of York are to launch a revolutionary new multidisciplinary centre committed to leading research on the management, care and support of children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

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University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

University students urged to get vaccinated against meningitis and septicaemia

Public Health England (PHE) are urging all new university students to get vaccinated against deadly meningococcal disease.

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NHS “wasting” millions prescribing gluten-free products

NHS “wasting” millions prescribing 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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People who are overweight or obese are putting themselves at heighten risk of developing diabetes.

Bid to cut region’s diabetes risk

Tens of thousands of people who are among the most at risk of developing type 2 diabetes across Yorkshire are set to be offered places on what health bosses say is the nation’s first preventative diabetes lifestyle programme.

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Simple blood test can predict if you’ll die young

A blood test could soon tell who is at risk of age-related diseases, dementia and death and even how long they might live, a new study found.

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The scene of the crash

Pedestrian seriously hurt in Harrogate crash

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after a four-car crash in central Harrogate this afternoon (Saturday, January 7).

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Hospitals around Yorkshire are spending millions a year on consultancy fees.

Why can’t Yorkshire’s NHS get over its addiction to consultancy?

With pressure on health services nationwide becoming ever more acute, the issue of NHS trusts spending millions on management consultancy firms to help them cut costs and restructure has been hugely contentious in recent years.

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File picture of Pinderfields Hospital. Mid-Yorkshire Hospitals Trust, which runs the site, has come under fire for its use of consultancy firms.

Yorkshire NHS trust which paid £15m to ‘big four’ consultants hands out another seven-figure contract

A Yorkshire hospital trust which came under fire for handing £15m to a ‘big four’ accountancy firm for cost-cutting advice over four years has paid a further seven-figure sum to a rival company in its latest attempt to save money.

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Support hub for dementia families moves step closer

Support hub for dementia families moves step closer

A Topping Out ceremony has been held at the new £500,000 home for people living with dementia and their families in Burton Leonard, near Harrogate.

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Living near a motorway could increase your risk of dementia

Living near a motorway could increase your risk of dementia

Millions of people who live near a motorway are at greater risk of dementia, warns new research.

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Carers in Harrogate

County Council faces £13m black hole in adult social care after 'insufficient' Government funding

North Yorkshire County Council has warned it faces a £13m black hole to fund adult social care after the government announced its local financial settlement.
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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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