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How North Yorkshire County Council is battling to save Harrogate from a home care crisis

Adult social care is reaching a national tipping point with providers battling stringent budget constraints while the demand for these vital services increases.

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Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ban on junk food ads targeted at children

Ads for junk food and drink targeted at children are to be banned from the internet in a bid to combat the obesity epidemic.

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Film Star John Leyton pictured with l-r Samantha Loring, Cara Lambert, Chris Knight, all volunteers, Eva Lambert, Project Manager and Joyce McNamee, volunteer, at Selby Globe Community Cinema. Picture: Marie Caley L0020MC

Health Lottery raising funds for good causes in North Yorkshire

HealthLevel Community Interest Company (CIC) is raising money for health-related good causes in North Yorkshire through The Health Lottery. which runs five weekly draws.

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Harrogate District Hospital are urging people to consider if they really need to attend hospital following a surge in admissions.

Harrogate hospital 'struggling' to cope with surge in A&E attendances

Staff at Harrogate District Hospital are urging people to only attend the Emergency Department (A&E) in the case of a genuine accident or emergency, following a surge in admissions.

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Child cancer survivor opens new opticians

Child cancer survivor opens new opticians

A Knaresborough child eye cancer survivor was a guest of honour as a Wetherby optician launched its new premises.

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Fun Run boosts cancer research by over £10k

Fun Run boosts cancer research by over £10k

Organisers have revealed that this years’ Bramham Park Fun Run raised £10,240 for Cancer Research UK at St James Hospital Leeds.

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Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Endoscopy sister Grace Emovon, Previous Friends' Chairman Ian Elliot, Endoscopy Manager Lorraine Dyson and Chair of the Friends Colette Lain.
Picture: Chris Lain

£20,000-worth of Endoscopy equipment donated to Harrogate hospital

A generous donation has purchased nearly £20,000-worth of equipment for the Endoscopy Department at Harrogate District Hospital.

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Yorkshire MESMACs Tommo Snape, centre, with Disability Action Yorkshires Karen Minteh, left, and Denise Baynton (s).

Drop-in sessions to explore issues faced by disabled people from Harrogate district’s LGBTQ+ community

Two Yorkshire charities have joined forces to engage with disabled people from the Harrogate District’s LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community.

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Harrogate facing home care crisis after second provider pulls out of contract

Fears have been raised that the county council’s home care system is facing crisis after the second of three Harrogate providers pulled out of their contract.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Thousands of dogs will be fatally poisoned this Christmas

Thousands of dogs will be fatally poisoned this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive treats left lying around by their owners.

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VIDEO: Parents struggle to identify signs of meningitis - do you know the signs?

VIDEO: Parents struggle to identify signs of meningitis - do you know the signs?

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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VIDEO: Half of owners never clean their dog’s teeth

VIDEO: Half of owners never clean their dog’s teeth

More than half of the UK’s dog owners have never cleaned their dogs’ teeth, according to a new survey.

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Harrogate District Hospital has launched a new healthy food menu in their restaurant, Herriots

Healthy revamp for Harrogate Hospital restaurant, Herriots

Staff and visitors to Harrogate District Hospital will be enticed into choosing healthier food options, as the hospital restaurant has launched an exciting new healthy menu.

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Euan MacDonald.

I lost my voice through Motor Neurone Disease – but you can donate yours

Euan MacDonald, who has Motor Neurone Disease, explains how people living with the condition could be given a new voice – with your help

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Salmonella found to be rife in salad

Salmonella found to be rife in salad

Bags of ready to eat salads that contain broken leaves could be harbouring dangerously high levels of the food poisoning bug, a new study warned.

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A reader asks: Do we care more about our pets than people?

Pet flea and tick drops recalled over poisoning fears

A range of pet care products has been recalled by its manufacturer due to concerns that they may contain an element poisonous to cats.

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Attendees of Dementia Forward's wellbeing caf enjoy sharing memories over a mince pie.

Ending Loneliness campaign: How we can all beat loneliness this Christmas

Loneliness is a feeling that can affect any of us, and at any time of the year, but at Christmas when so many are surrounded by family and friends, it can be an especially lonely time for anyone who might not have somebody to share it with.
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