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Agency nurses at 'inadequate' Ripon care home left residents at risk

A Ripon care home has been placed into special measures following an over-reliance on agency nurses, some of whom were ‘not fit to practice’.

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Friends of Harrogate Hospital welcomes first female Chair in its 50th year

The new head of Friends of Harrogate District Hospital has expressed pride in becoming the first woman to step into the role.

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Chairman of North Yorkshire County Council's Scrutiny of Health Committee, Jim Clark, has raised concerns over the new boundary lines.

Fears for funding future of Harrogate's healthcare

Harrogate’s health services could be ‘starved of funding’ following a major NHS reorganisation, fears a leading health official.

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CQC slams closed Harrogate care home for unacceptable staff practices

The CQC has revealed a series of ‘unacceptable staff practices’ which led to a Harrogate care home being placed in special measures before it closed down.

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Emotional fundraiser for hospital Tadcaster’s much-loved Sonny Lang held dear

Some of Sonny Lang’s closest friends will raise money for the hospital she ‘held close to her heart’ before losing her life to Cystic Fibrosis in February.

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Charlotte now lives in Thistle Hill Care Home.

Family launch heartfelt campaign for tragically injured Knaresborough woman

The family of a Knaresborough girl, who suffered a tragic brain injury, have launched a fundraising campaign for the specialist care centre where she now lives.

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Victorian hotel and Harrogate town centre bistro given one-star hygiene rating

One of Harrogate’s large Victorian hotels and a popular town centre bistro have been told to make ‘major improvements’ by the Food Standards Agency.

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Simple steps for a healthier you

Simple steps for a healthier you

Most people believe that one of the best ways of losing weight is to cut down on carbohydrates.
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Harrogate charity complains to BBC over misleading pregnancy advice

A Harrogate charity for bereaved parents has made an official complaint to the BBC over misleading content in a TV series about pregnancy.

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Competition winner Mrs Harris with Mrs Tatterton, her son Gary and granddaughter Amy Tatterton, Andrew Wallace and Kieron Wharton from Churchill Retirement Living

Care and retirement development named after Wetherby hero

A new living development for retired people in Wetherby has been named in memory of a community hero and former resident.
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Dementia patients failed by end of life care, Harrogate charity warns

Dementia patients are getting ‘left out in the cold’ when it comes to their end of life care, a Harrogate charity has warned.

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New Harrogate Cannabis Social Club formed to join drug legalisation fight

A new Harrogate Cannabis Social Club (HCSC) has been formed to join the fight to legalise the drug and is aiming to “ensure and encourage” the safe use of it by residents.

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Nichola Macer

Boston Spa woman hid Parkinson's diagnosis from family for eight years

A Boston Spa woman has said that she hid her Parkinson’s diagnosis from her family for eight years because she didn’t want to ‘spoil anybody else’s world’.

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Members of The North Yorkshire Police based in Harrogate Yvonne Agars, Gaynor Porter, Helen Poucher,Nicki Dobson and Emma Harris  who will taking part in The Moon Walk held in London this weekend. (165102AM)

Harrogate police women walk strong against breast cancer

A team of six Harrogate female police officers will join crowds in the thousands to walk strong in the fight against breast cancer.

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Women ‘suffer from more ailments than men’

Women ‘suffer from more ailments than men’

Women suffer more aches and pains then men and a third of the fairer sex have had to cope with FIVE or more ailments in the last 12 months.

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Heartburn medication speeds up ageing process

Heartburn medication speeds up ageing process

Regular use of an over-the-counter heartburn medication taken by millions of people can speed up the ageing of blood vessels, according to new research.

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Essential advice for parents: How to place a baby in the recovery position

Essential advice for parents: How to place a baby in the recovery position

St John Ambulance, the nation’s leading first aid charity, is offering vital advice on how to place a baby (under the age of one) in the recovery position.

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Millions risking their lives by not using sunscreen properly

Millions risking their lives by not using sunscreen properly

Millions of people are risking their lives by not applying sunscreen properly, warn skin cancer specialists.

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Warning over European Health Insurance Card scam websites

Warning over European Health Insurance Card scam websites

Holidaymakers are being warned over websites which offer to supply European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) - for a fee.

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Vegetarian diet extends your life

Vegetarian diet extends your life

Eating a vegetarian diet could add nearly four years to your life, according to a study of nearly 1.5 million people.

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