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Louth’s first ‘vape’ store celebrates three years of success

One of Lincolnshire’s most successful vape stores, Vaping Worx, is celebrating three years in the business - with a special event and competition for customers.

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Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (LPFT) has been awarded the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS), Silver Award, for demonstrating the values of the Armed Forced Covenant ANL-171116-070732001

Mental health trust awarded for support to armed forces

Lincolnshire’s mental health and learning disability trust has received a special award by the Ministry of Defence for its continuing support for the Armed Forces community.

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Free breast screening at mobile unit in Louth

More women will be able to visit a free mobile breast screening unit over the next few months when it arrives at Louth County Hospital.

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Wolds Care Centre staff members with the award.

Special gold award for the Wolds Care Centre

The staff at The Wolds Care Centre in Louth have achieved an impressive ‘commend’ award in the Gold Standards Framework in end of life care.

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Most people would be reluctant to try CPR

Learn basic CPR for free at Bridge McFarland branches

Bridge McFarland has invested in the safety of local people by paying to have defibrillator machines installed in six of its office reception areas.

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Coveris and LIVES participating in first aid training scenarios. (Photo credit: LIVES).

Coveris and LIVES team up for innovative first aid training

Leading global packaging manufacturer Coveris has recruited the expertise of Lincolnshire emergency first responder charity, LIVES, to work with their Louth site to develop innovative first aid training to ensure the safety of all co-workers employed on their site.

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£1.4m grant to tackle domestic abuse across county

An innovative project in Lincolnshire to tackle domestic abuse has been awarded a £1.4 million grant by the Home Office.

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ULHT bosses praise ‘big strides’ made in effort to take trust out of special measures

ULHT bosses praise ‘big strides’ made in effort to take trust out of special measures

Bosses at United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust (ULHT) have praised the ‘big strides’ the trust has made since inspections saw it put into special measures.

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Lincolnshire East CCG supports National Cholesterol Month

National Cholesterol Month, October, is devoted to raising awareness of the dangers of high cholesterol and is being supported by Lincolnshire East CCG.

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Lincolnshire East CCG supports Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Lincolnshire East CCG is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October) in a bid to raise awareness about the importance of screening and early detection of breast cancer.

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More nurses on way to county’s hospitals after recruitment drive

Hospitals across Lincolnshire have 22 new healthcare support workers following a recruitment drive to tackle staff shortages.

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Victoria Atkins MP.

Victoria Atkins MP speaks over Louth County Hospital developments

Victoria Atkins MP has spoken out after a top NHS chief claimed that there are still ‘no current plans’ to close Louth County Hospital.

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One of the warnings put out by emergency services in Lincolnshire ahead of the fireworks this year.

Warnings issued over fireworks ahead of Bonfire Night

‘The young boy had severe burns and it was clear his eye had been impaled’ - an ambulance service worker has shared his shocking firework night story in a bid to warn others of the dangers ahead of this years’ Bonfire Night.

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Protect your unborn baby this winter with a free flu jab

Lincolnshire East CCG is encouraging all pregnant women to get their free flu vaccination before the flu virus starts circulating.

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‘They were so supportive to me’: Mother thanks hospice for son’s care

A Skegness woman has held a charity bridge day in aid of a St Barnabas Hospice branch which cared for her son before his death.

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Fizzy drinks linked to liver disease in children

Fizzy drinks damaging kids’ livers

A sweetener used in fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits and ice cream is fuelling a potentially fatal liver disease in children, according to new research.

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More LIVES first responders to be recruited along the East Coast

LIVES first responders of Lincolnshire will be able to help more people living along the east coast of Lincolnshire in their greatest time of need, thanks to a £25,119 grant from DONG Energy’s East Coast Community Fund.

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The St John's Ambulance Mobile Classroom.

St John Ambulance offers chance to learn to ‘Save A Life’

St John Ambulance are taking part in a 10-day tour of Lincolnshire as part of the ‘Save A Life campaign’ with BBC Radio Lincolnshire, with upcoming events in Boston today (Tuesday) and Horncastle and Market Rasen next week.

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Hollie Jo’s half marathon in memory of Jake Havercroft

A South Somercotes woman will tackle a gruelling half-marathon in just two weeks time, raising money for her friend who sadly died at the age of 18 earlier this year.

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New ‘free to call’ number for Patient Advice and Liaison Service

The number used to access advice and support for community health services and GP practices in Lincolnshire is changing to a ‘free to call’ number.

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