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‘It is time to fight for future of Louth County Hospital!’

Louth residents have got to start fighting for the future of the town’s hospital - or else there is a serious risk that it will be lost forever.

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Lincs East CCG: Don’t forget your prescriptions this Easter

With the Easter bank holiday taking place over the weekend of Friday April 14 to Monday April 17, Lincolnshire East Clinical Commissioning Group is reminding patients to order repeat prescriptions in plenty of time.

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REVEALED: The best and worst GP practices in Louth and the surrounding area as rated by you

REVEALED: The best and worst GP practices in Louth and the surrounding area as rated by you

The Louth Leader can today reveal a list of the area’s best and worst GP surgeries, based on ratings provided by patients.

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Good hygiene is particularly important in preventing yourself or others from becoming infected

Struck down by a stomach bug? Take care and don’t overshare as Norovirus spreads

When it comes to sickness and diarrhoea, no-one likes it when you overshare – particularly if that means spreading a virus around.

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Lincolnshire people invited to understand more about autism this World Autism Awareness Week

Lincolnshire Autism Partnership is urging people understand more about autism this World Autism Awareness Week (March 27 – April 2).

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A dentist at work, as figures show that the number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under has risen by almost a quarter in the last decade.

Worrying rise in young children having milk teeth removed ‘due to decay caused by too much sugar’

The number of tooth extractions in hospital for children aged four and under has risen by almost a quarter in the last decade, figures show.

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Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Enough hidden salt in shopping baskets for 130 bags of ready salted

Alarming amounts of salt are lurking in our shopping baskets - and it’s costing thousands of lives a year, warns new research.

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New legislation surrounding cigarettes

Smokers warned over new cigarette laws that are coming into force within weeks

Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks.

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Life-changing result of new UK eczema trial

A man whose eczema was so serious that he had to wear gloves day and night has had his life transformed after taking part in a trial of new treatments.

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Vegetables protect against stress

Vegetables protect against stress

Eating at least three helpings of vegetables a day keeps the blues at bay... especially for women, according to new research.

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Louth pub back open after ‘vermin’ problems

A popular pub-restaurant in Louth has re-opened its doors this morning (Wednesday) following problems with ‘vermin’ earlier this week.

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'Still Me' dementia project.

‘Still Me’ dementia project comes to Alford, Louth, Skegness, Horncastle and Mablethorpe

Magna Vitae Trust for Leisure and Culture has teamed up with The Big Difference Company to warm the hearts of people affected by dementia.

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The temporary closure sign on the pub doors, earlier this week.

Joseph Morton Wetherspoons closed due to ‘vermin’ problems

The Joseph Morton Wetherspoon pub in Louth has temporarily closed due to ‘vermin’ issues, following reports of a rat being spotted by customers yesterday evening (Sunday).

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The ‘face of Saint Andrews’ sets up support service

A well-known local face is launching a new service offering a lifeline to families, after spending more than 20 years at St Andrew’s Hospice.

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Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

Why gluten-free food is not the healthy option and could increase your risk of diabetes

It’s hard not to notice that the range of gluten-free foods available in supermarkets has increased massively in recent years.

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Lincolnshire NHS Trusts’ scores improve in national staff survey

NHS staff working in mental health, learning disabilities and acute hospital services in Lincolnshire, feel supported by their managers, are satisfied with their levels of responsibility and involvement and feel more motivated at work, according to the findings in a national survey.

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The superbug is immune to our strongest antibiotics.

Warning over highly-contagious superbug sweeping the nation

A new variant of a gene that causes resistance to our strongest antibiotics has been discovered in a healthy person, prompting fears it could be spreading.

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Rachelle Cryan, left, and Rochelle King.

Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust employs first mental health nurse

A Boston mental health nurse has become the first to work directly for the trust that runs Lincolnshire hospitals.

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The vigil outside Louth County Hospital on Monday (February 27).

Labour campaigners holds vigil outside Louth hospital

A vigil ‘for Louth hospital and the NHS’ was held outside Louth County Hospital yesterday evening (February 27) by the Louth and District Labour Party.

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