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Students show support for Movember campaign

Fake moustaches - but genuine concern - came together when staff and students at South Tyneside College showed support for the Movember health campaign.

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Results due from consultation over controversial plans to shake-up hospital services in South Tyneside and Sunderland

Results due from consultation over controversial plans to shake-up hospital services in South Tyneside and Sunderland

The results of a consultation into a shake-up of hospital services in are set to be released next month.

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Average person in UK walks just 1,000 steps a day and makes excuses to get out of exercise, finds research

The average Brit walks fewer than 1,000 steps per day, just ONE TENTH of the recommended number, according to new research.

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Smokers hit in the pocket as cigarettes soar above £10

Chancellor Philip Hammond's Autumn Budget has left British smokers huffing and puffing after the price of a pack of premium cigarettes went up to £10.80 - an increase of 28p.

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The Budget was revealed yesterday.

NHS must do more to reduce waste, says Philip Hammond

The NHS needs to do more to cut waste and put funding back into frontline care, Philip Hammond said following criticism that his Budget did not allocate enough to England's health service.

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Good news for coffee lovers - but you can't have your cake and eat it

Coffee is "more likely to benefit health than harm", a new review has found.

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NHS handed additional £350million in Budget to cope with winter pressures

The "under pressure" NHS in England has been given an additional £350 million to cope with pressures over the coming winter.
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Royal Voluntary Service commissioned services operations manager Nigel Green, volunteer manager Ethel Ramsey, third from left, and volunteers Hazel Davies and Geraldine Stobbs present the �24,000 cheque to South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trusts medical devices co-ordinator Clare Williams and director of estates and facilities Steve Jamieson

South Tyneside hospital gets £24,000 charity boost

A £24,000 gift from older people’s charity Royal Voluntary Service is improving patient care at South Tyneside District Hospital.

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It's Jolly Jumper Day at St Clare's Hospice

South Tyneside hospice aims for jolly fundraiser

People are being invited to jump to is in support of South Tyneside’s hospice.

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South Tyneside youngsters asked to lead fight against smoking

Youngsters in South Tyneside are being invited to put smokers in the picture - to persuade people to stub out cigarettes.

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A thumbs up from Bradley Lowery.

Bradley Lowery’s mum says he would be thrilled with new Sunderland AFC fundraising campaign and shirt

Bradley Lowery’s mum says she is ‘overwhelmed’ with Sunderland AFC for launching a new campaign and shirt in his honour.

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The Mayor Cllr Olive Punchion and Mayoress Mrs Mary French join members of Diabetes UK to light the Town Hall blue.

South Shields Town Hall lit up in support of 9,000 diabetes sufferers

South Shields Town hall joined iconic buildings from around the world to take on a blue hue to mark World Diabetes Day.

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Roy Lilley, Dr Theresa Porrett, centre, and Jonathan Wilks, on floor, from the Academy of Fabulous Stuff, kick-off the start of Fab Change Week with staff at South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust.

Praise for South Tyneside District Hospital staff

Events recognising the work that takes place across the whole of the NHS are taking place at City Hospitals Sunderland and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust this week.

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The UK's highest court is to rule on a challenge over plans to use minimum pricing for alcohol to improve public health in Scotland.

Court to rule on minimum pricing plans challenge for alcohol

The UK's highest court is to rule on a challenge over plans to use minimum pricing for alcohol to improve public health in Scotland.

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A think tank has warned that A&E waiting times could be at their worst this winter.

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Hospitals could see the worst ever performance for A&E waiting times this winter, a think tank has warned.

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New classes will launch at Marsden Road Health Centre

Health visitor aims to help South Shields mums-to-be enjoy their pregnancy

Mums-to-be are being offered the chance to take time out to relax at a new group launched by a South Tyneside health visitor.

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Coffee and plant-based diet could help cut risk of heart failure, say scientists

A plant-based diet and drinking coffee may both help to reduce the risk of heart failure, say scientists.

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Lisa Longstaff with sons Luke and Thomas.

Schools to stay well this winter with flu jab drive

Parents are being urged to protect their children from flu by taking advantage of a free vaccination programme.

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'Stress epidemic' as we suffer work, money and health worries

Pressure at work, financial worries and concerns about health are leaving Britain in the grip of a stress "epidemic", a new report warns.

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South Shields gym changes hands in £20million deal

Fitness fanatics may soon be able to work out around the clock after South Tyneside’s biggest gym was taken over as part of a £20.5m buyout.

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