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24 hour wait for patient at Peterborough City Hospital’s A&E

A patient at Peterborough City Hospital’s A&E was left waiting 24 hours to be admitted - the second longest wait in the country.

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Emma, pictured with her husband, says she received the proof of residence letter out of the blue (Emma Szewczak-Harris)

Heavily pregnant British woman stressed after being challenged by Cambridgeshire hospital over citizenship

An expectant mother is concerned her hospital is causing stress to pregnant women by sending them requests for proof of residence in Britain.

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More than a third of Peterborough Year 6 pupils classed as obese or overweight

More than a third of Year 6 pupils in Peterborough are classed as obese or overweight, according to newly published figures.

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Peterborough residents urged to sign up for free flu vaccine

Residents are being urged to get a free flu vaccine ahead of winter.

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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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Mum’s appeal to find mystery Peterborough gentleman who gave newborn the shirt off his back

A new mum is appealing for help tracing a gentleman who gave her the shirt of his back after she gave birth outside Peterborough City Hospital.

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Success for pioneering mental health scheme in Cambridgeshire

A pioneering mental health scheme had helped reduce the number of people visiting local accident and emergency departments by more than 20 per cent in the first year.

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Trust says ‘lessons will be learnt’ following death of Ghurka at Peterborough site

‘Lessons will be learnt’ following the death of a former Ghurka at a Peterborough mental health centre, the NHS Trust has said.

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Top city doctor gets on his bike for top prize

Top city doctor gets on his bike for top prize

A Peterborough consultant with a passion for older people’s healthcare has been awarded a prestigious national award. And he cycled from London to Liverpool with 24 other doctors to accept it.

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Call for fairer deal for children in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire County Council is calling on the Government to give it a fair deal on resources for children’s social care.

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Girl given £22 million settlement after errors by Peterborough hospital staff leave her with severe brain injury

An 11 year old girl, who suffered a severe brain injury at birth causing cerebral palsy following errors made by Peterborough District Hospital staff at the time of her birth, has secured a £22.1 million settlement package.

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Get help to quit smoking

City smokers are being challenged to stop for 28 days, as part of the national Stoptober challenge starting on October 1.

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Staff credited for ambulance rating improvement

Staff and volunteers have been praised after helping the East of England Ambulance Service improve its rating with the national regulator.

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Ex-care worker appeal

Ex-care worker appeal

A former care home worker who was diagnosed with the deadly asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma 20 months ago has teamed up with specialist lawyers to call on her ex-colleagues to come forward and help her discover how she developed the illness.

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Tick bites can kill

Huge swathes of countryside marked high risk for Lyme disease due to tick infestations

Huge swathes of stunning English countryside are being invaded - by killer ticks.

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Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Taking a break from dieting could improve weight loss

Slimmers can shed more pounds by taking a two-week break from dieting - every fortnight, say scientists.

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Nostalgia: Five British public safety videos which scarred us as children

In these days of the internet, child safety is more of a concern for parents everywhere.

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Peterborough college student who cannot afford asthma inhalers calls on government to make them free

A student at Peterborough Regional College with asthma says she “cannot afford the prescription to be able to breathe” after calling on the Government to make inhalers free.

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UPDATE: Peterborough MP Fiona Onasanya told to rest for a week after being discharged from hospital

The MP for Peterborough was all smiles as was discharged from hospital, but doctors have told her she must rest up for the entirety of this week.

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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