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Headphones causing hidden hearing loss ‘epidemic’

Listening to loud music on personal devices could be leading to an epidemic of deafness among young people, a study shows.

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Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Neil Rhodes.

Police chief raises concerns about ambulance cover after officers have to ferry patients to A&E

The Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police has spoken out about concerns over ambulance cover in the county after his officers had to ferry patients to hospital overnight.

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Dr Kapadia Suneil.

COLUMN: £25m invested in upgrading hospital sites across Lincolnshire

We have been reflecting on the extremely hard work our staff have been doing as we prepare for the upcoming visit from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in October, writes Dr Suneil Kapadia.

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Introducing egg and peanut at early stage to babies may reduce the risk of developing an allergy to either foodstuff. (Photo: Shutterstock)

Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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Errington Cheese - Credit: Michael Rummey JFL-140923-142114003

Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

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Martin Moston, Anthea Henderson and daughter Cat Henderson pictured with new defibrillator unit.

Friskney pub raises funds for defibrillator

A village pub in Friskney installed a defibrillator after raising £1,800 and work is under way to buy a second.

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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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Skegness hospital group to meet tonight

Skegness Hospital Watch holds its next meeting tomorrow (Thursday).

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VIDEO: A sneak peek into Boston Pilgrim Hospital’s new maternity build

There are only a few weeks left until maternity staff at Boston’s Pilgrim Hospital move into a new modern £3.7 million purpose-built unit – and reporter Daniel Jaines has been given a sneak peek...

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Pilgrim Hospital, Boston.

Hospital’s £4 million winter fund - with ‘lion’s share’ heading to Boston

Boston is set to get a ‘lion’s share’ of a £4 million investment across health services in Lincolnshire to prepare for winter.

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Mandy Waters with her son, Jamie, who was taken sick while on holiday in Skegness. ANL-160109-151347001

Carvan park thanked after helping mum to stay with her sick son

A mum who made a desperate plea when her son was taken seriously ill in Skegness is sending her heartfelt thanks to the caravan park who took her in so she could stay close by him in hospital.

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‘Woman of the Year’ title after weight loss with Slimming World

‘Woman of the Year’ title after weight loss with Slimming World

A Wainfleet woman has been named “Woman of the Year” following her amazing weight loss success.

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Russell Sparkes after he had his head shaved for Macmillan Cancer Support. ANL-160509-152955001

Hotelier ‘braves the shave’ for charity

A Skegness hotel owner was feeling a nip in the air after having his head shaved for charity – but he still had a smile on his face.

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Mental health trust for Lincolnshire reports problems with its phone lines

A Lincolnshire NHS Trust responsible for mental health, learning disability and social care has announced it is currently experiencing problems with its phone lines in the Sleaford area where it is based, with a handful of services unable to make or receive external calls.

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BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

A strike by Junior Doctors planned for next week has been called off by the British Medical Association, The BMA.

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Slimming World member Sue Wood, after her weight loss. EMN-160829-143312001

Skegness hotelier honoured after she lost more than four stone

A Skegness hotelier has been honoured after she shed more than four stone with the help of a weight loss group in the town.

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Dr Simon Topham (LIVES Clinical Director) and Nikki Silver (LIVES Chief Executive).

LIVES unveils new look for its 'bright and exciting' future

LIVES, which provides initial medical care to 999 calls across Lincolnshire, revealed its exciting new visible identity this month (September 2016).

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The public footpath in Skegness where a hypodermic needle was found in a child's bean bag left  in a den in the bushes. ANL-160830-115417001

Eighty-six-year-old man’s agony after being pricked by hypodermic needle

An 86-year-old man from Skegness is facing an agonising wait after being pricked by a hypodermic needle hidden in a child’s bean bag while helping a friend clear rubbish from an area next to a public footpath.

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BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

In their long running dispute with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the British Medical Association (BMA) has announced three further walkouts by junior doctors.

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