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Girl has button stitched to her heel in operation to help her walk

It looks just like a regular shirt button.

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South Tyneside District Hospital

Readers describe move of vital stroke services as ‘another nail in the coffin’ for South Tyneside

Gazette readers have described plans to move of a vital hospital service out of South Tyneside as “another nail in the coffin”.

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Terry Jones has been diagnosed with dementia. Picture: Press Association.

Monty Python's Terry Jones diagnosed with dementia

Monty Python star Terry Jones has been diagnosed with dementia.

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Shirley Ford, the organiser of a protest march for people against the propsed alliance between South Tyneside District Hospital and Sunderland Royal Hospital

Health chiefs under fire after moving stroke unit out of South Tyneside

Health chiefs are under fire for moving a vital hospital service out of South Tyneside.

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South Tyneside District Hospital.

Union bosses hit out as hospital moves ‘vulnerable’ stroke unit from South Tyneside to Sunderland

Union bosses have hit out after an announcement that stroke care in South Tyneside is being moved to Sunderland.

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Luke Wilkinson with wife Di who flew back to the UK after Luke collpased on holiday.

South Shields liver transplant dad told he won’t need operation

A man from South Tyneside who was flown home from Singapore after he collapsed on holiday has been told he will not need a liver transplant.

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A body weight squat.

SHAPING UP: Four ways to burn off more fat

There is nothing quite as frustrating as seeing your fat loss results fizzle out.

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A display of household items from years gone by has gone on display at Haven Court to help people with dementia.

Display of everyday items from years gone by to help dementia patients

A display of everyday items from years gone by is being used to help dementia patients in South Tyneside.

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Di and Luke Wilkinson with children Jude and Finn who need to raise urgent funds to return to the UK for Luke's treatment.

Family of South Shields liver transplant dad: “We’re just praying for a donor”

The family and friends of a desperately ill South Tyneside father say they are just praying for a liver donor to be found after he collapsed on holiday.

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Parents have been urged to get their child's eyes tested to ensure there are no issues with their sight.

Tens of thousands of children in region struggling to see

More than 70,000 children across the North East could be living with an undiagnosed vision problem according to health experts.

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More and more men are said to be overdoing it in the gym.

Fatty fears are turning more men into gym bunnies - but it could be damaging their health

The desire to look like musclebound Hollywood hunks such as Hugh Jackman or Vin Diesel could lead to gym bunnies overdoing it and damaging their health.

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The proportion of women smoking in pregnancy has fallen across the North East.

Sharp fall in rate of smoking among South Tyneside mums-to-be

The proportion of women smoking in pregnancy fell sharply in South Tyneside last year.

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Holder House Allotment holder Hughie Murray in his allotment damaged by fire.

Friends working to rebuild cancer patient’s fire-hit allotment

Friends are digging deep to help a cancer patient rebuild his fire-hit allotment – but they need help.

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Di and Luke Wilkinson

South Shields man back in the UK after being struck down by tropical diseases

A seriously ill South Shields dad has completed the first leg of his trip home after collapsing on holiday.

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Ford Aerospace donate funds to Jarroe Relay for Life. Front from left Ford's Marry Gargett and Relay for Life's Ann Walsh

South Shields firm gives £5,000 boost to cancer charity

A South Tyneside charity has been given a £5,000 boost thanks to a borough business.

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Di and Luke Wilkinson with children Jude and Finn who need to raise urgent funds to return to the UK for Luke's treatment.

Desperately ill South Shields dad set to fly home for liver transplant

A seriously ill South Shields dad will arrive at home from Singapore in a matter of hours in the hope of receiving a life-saving liver transplant.

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Di and Luke WIlkinson with children Jude and Finn who need to raise urgent funds to return to the UK for Luke's treatment.

South Shields dad set to fly thousands of miles for life-saving treatment

A desperately ill South Shields dad is facing a race against time to find a donor for a life-saving liver transplant.

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Scott Anderson is battling back to health from cancer of the blood.

Schoolboy’s family’s plea to back cancer charity

A schoolboy who battling a rare disease which caused his bone marrow to fail is calling for people to get behind a children’s cancer charity.

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The road show is taking place at King Street, South Shields

Cancer Research awareness roadshow comes to South Shields

South Tyneside residents are being urged to come along to a Cancer Research UK roadshow this week to receive important health advice

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The gastroenterology team receiving their SAGE award. FRom left, inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialist Emily Hopkins, nurse consultant Carolyn Davison, consultant gastroenterologists Dr Simon Panter, Professor Colin and Dr Clare Parker, and inflammatory bowel disease nurse specialist Claire Maclennan.

South Tyneside NHS team are in line for national award

South Tyneside’s award-winning gastroenterology team are in line for another one of the most sought-after accolades in British healthcare.

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