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Dog owners urged to consider their pets as heatwave looks set to bake Yorkshire all week

Temperatures are set to soar as summer gets into full swing following a warm and dry weekend and highs of 30C are being predicted for some parts of the country.

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NHS workers to strike over contracts

Workers at the Mid Yorkshire NHS Hospitals Trust will take industrial action next month.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some 'over the counter' medicines such as treatments for constipation and athletes foot, starting from this month.

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Smoking in cars carrying children was outlawed in October 2015.

Yorkshire councils issued just one fine in first two years of ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Only one person in the whole of Yorkshire and the Humber was fined in the first two years after it became illegal to smoke in cars carrying a child, a new analysis has found.

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This is why we all need to be talking about mental health

This is why we all need to be talking about mental health

One in ten adults living in Wakefield are diagnosed with depression and 200 of our children are admitted to hospital every year due to self-harm.

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Paramedic: Chris Solomons, who suffered a cardiac arrest in 2010, is hoping to set a world record.

Paremedic who suffered a cardiac arrest hopes to set a world record

A paramedic who ‘died’ for quarter of an hour when he suffered a cardiac arrest is looking to set a world record.

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Revealed: School hygiene ratings in the Wakefield district

Ever wondered what the hygiene rating was at your child’s school?

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Urgent recall issued by Tesco, Aldi and Nisa after METAL found in sausage rolls

Pastry products sold at major supermarkets are being urgently recalled following the discovery of metal in some items.
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‘All of us are affected by mental health issues at some stage in life’

‘All of us are affected by mental health issues at some stage in life’

One in ten adults living in Wakefield are diagnosed with depression and 200 of our children are admitted to hospital every year due to self-harm.

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NHS send out urgent appeal as stocks of these blood groups run worryingly low

The NHS are urgently appealing for people with particular blood types to come forward and donate.

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Should junk food ads be banned before 9pm?

Call for watershed on junk food ads to tackle childhood obesity

The Government must change the narrative around childhood obesity to make it clear that this is everyone’s business, say the Health and Social Care Committee in their report into childhood obesity.

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Urgent appeal for O neg and B neg donors as increase in demand for certain blood types leads to fall in stocks

Urgent appeal for O neg and B neg donors as increase in demand for certain blood types leads to fall in stocks

NHS Blood and Transplant needs donors with O negative and B negative blood to donate now as stocks are low due to a bank holiday drop off in donations and an increase in demand for certain blood types.

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Kerry Draycott (wearing a green top) is pictured with her husband Ryan (wearing a red check shirt)'Christopher Barker (wearing white Tshirt) is pictured on the right with his family.

Heroes who saved heart attack Wakefield mum's life on M1 motorway are commended

A MEMBER of the public and police who helped save a Wakefield woman's life after she  suffered  a massive heart attack while driving on the M1 have been commended for their actions.
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There are some excellent job opportunities on offer around Yorkshire in the healthcare profession

8 ideal jobs currently up for grabs in Yorkshire if you want to work in healthcare

Looking to kick start or progress your career in the healthcare industry?

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Health warning issued with vampire flies set to infest parts of Britain

Warning after increase in cases of fly bites that can cause groin swelling and fever

Sun revellers are being warned by NHS England to be on alert for the blood-sucking Blandford fly, after cases related to the insect bite have dramatically increased in recent months.
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Midwives given carbon monoxide detectors in fight to reduce smoking in pregnant women

Midwives will be given carbon monoxide detectors as part of plans to reduce the number of women who smoke during pregnancy.

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Video showing difference between healthy lung and smoker’s lung revealed

A shocking video that shows what smoking does to your lungs has gone viral.

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Almost 350 women in Northumberland were still smoking when they gave birth in 2016/17.

Trust smoking rates for pregnant mums highest in UK

Smoking rates among pregnant mums in Wakefield are the highest in the country.

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Potentially deadly 'thunder fever' set to hit Yorkshire this weekend

An urgent warning has been issued to Yorkshire asthma fever sufferers after experts predicted a risk of the potentially deadly 'thunder fever' over the coming days.
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Is your baby developing hay fever?

How to spot if your baby is developing hay fever - and how to relieve it

It’s not always easy to know what is wrong with your baby when they are clearly in discomfort.

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