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24-hour-a-day gym to open in South Shields next week

South Tyneside’s biggest gym is to re-open next week for round-the-clock workouts after a £500,000 refurbishment and a two-month delay.

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War on ‘tab houses’: Crackdown launched on illegal cigarette operations in South Tyneside

Trading standards chiefs are on the case in a bid to stub out illegal cigarette sales in South Tyneside.

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Health bosses pushing ahead with hospital service reforms

Health bosses pushing ahead with hospital service reforms

Health bosses are pressing ahead with plans to overhaul care services in South Tyneside and Sunderland – even though concerns over the first stage of the scheme saw it referred to the government.

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Do you walk your kids to school?

Parents urged to walk children to school on quiet roads to avoid pollution

Parents are being urged to ditch the car for the school run and walk or cycle with their children along quiet routes to protect them from air pollution.

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South Tyneside District Hospital.

Health chiefs to make case for further changes to hospital services in South Tyneside and Sunderland

Health bosses will tomorrow make their case to councillors for further changes to hospital services in South Tyneside and Sunderland.

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Do you find traffic light food labelling more straightforward?

Watchdog calls for mandatory traffic light food labelling after Brexit

A watchdog has called for mandatory traffic light food labelling post-Brexit after finding that information on breakfast cereals could be misleading consumers about their sugar, fat and salt intake.
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The calls for tighter junk food advertising restrictions come ahead of the next chapter of the Government's Childhood Obesity Strategy.

Call to restrict junk food ads during catch-up TV to fight childhood obesity

Children watching the Britain's Got Talent final online using catch-up TV were inundated with junk food adverts, health campaigners have said.

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Do you feel like you have a good relationship with your GP?

Relationship with GP matters most to patients, study suggests

The relationship which patients have with their GP matters more to them than surgery opening hours, research suggests.

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The 35 medicines no longer available on NHS prescription from this month

The NHS has banned free prescriptions for some 'over the counter' medicines such as treatments for constipation and athletes foot, starting from this month.

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Tony Burridge and his wife Lesley.

South Shields golfer once given days to live raises thousands for charity

A South Tyneside golfer once given just three days to live is proving ill health is no handicap to raising thousands of pounds for charity.

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South Shields baby boy battling rare cancer that only affects 88 other people in the world

South Shields baby boy battling rare cancer that only affects 88 other people in the world

A baby boy is about to start the fight of his life as he battles a rare cancer which has affected only 88 other people in the world.

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Midwives are being told to respect the mother's choice.

Bottle or breastfeeding? Woman's choice must be respected, midwives told

Women who decide not to breastfeed their child must be respected for their choice, midwives are being told.

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Ken Bremner, Chief Executive of City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust and South Tyneside NHS Foundation Trust.

Sunderland and South Tyneside hospital boss ‘humbled’ to receive MBE

A North East hospital boss has told of his pride after being recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.

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 Cllr Tracey Dixon is pictured with James and Julie McCord

Week of events to promote support for carers in South Tyneside

Family members who devote their life to care for sick and disabled relatives are being reminded to “look after themselves” too.

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Up to 75 women may have died early following blunders in a breast screening, according to latest estimates.

Call for answers over ‘horrific’ failure of breast cancer scan service in South Tyneside

A demand for answers will be made to the health secretary as it emerged that South Tyneside nearly 2,000 women in South Tyneside were midded in a breast screening service error.

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Breast cancer screening. Pic by PA.

12,000 North East women affected by breast cancer screening error

More than 12,000 women in the North East have been affected by failures in the country's breast screening programme, Government figures have shown.
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South Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck.

1,119 South Shields women affected by breast screening error

More than 1,100 women in South Shields were affected by the recent breast cancer screening error, new figures released by the Government have revealed
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The number of STIs diagnosed in the North East last year has gone up.

Chlamydia, gonorrhoea and syphilis cases on the up in the North East

More than 18,000 sexually transmitted infections (STIs) were diagnosed in the North East last year.
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Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown delivers a speech at the E57 Social Club in Birmingham to NHS 70 supporters.

NHS 'in mortal danger' former PM Gordon Brown warns

The National Health Service "is in mortal danger" in its 70th birthday year and needs investment to survive, former prime minister Gordon Brown has said.

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A photo shared by the Great North Air Ambulance as it celebrated the presentation of an OBE to medic Rachel Hawes.

North East doctor who led pioneering life saving project speaks of delight as she is awarded OBE by the Queen

A doctor who has put the expertise she learned from her time in the Army into saving the lives of people across the North East has been awarded the OBE.

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