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Harrogate hospital 'struggling' to cope with surge in A&E attendances

Staff at Harrogate District Hospital are urging people to only attend the Emergency Department (A&E) in the case of a genuine accident or emergency, following a surge in admissions.

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Child cancer survivor opens new opticians

Child cancer survivor opens new opticians

A Knaresborough child eye cancer survivor was a guest of honour as a Wetherby optician launched its new premises.

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Fun Run boosts cancer research by over £10k

Fun Run boosts cancer research by over £10k

Organisers have revealed that this years’ Bramham Park Fun Run raised £10,240 for Cancer Research UK at St James Hospital Leeds.

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Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

Benefits of daily aspirin outweigh risks

The benefits of an aspirin a day really do outweigh the risks, according to new research.

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Yorkshire MESMACs Tommo Snape, centre, with Disability Action Yorkshires Karen Minteh, left, and Denise Baynton (s).

Drop-in sessions to explore issues faced by disabled people from Harrogate district’s LGBTQ+ community

Two Yorkshire charities have joined forces to engage with disabled people from the Harrogate District’s LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) community.

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Harrogate facing home care crisis after second provider pulls out of contract

Fears have been raised that the county council’s home care system is facing crisis after the second of three Harrogate providers pulled out of their contract.

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Breakfast cereals full of sugar

Breakfast cereals full of sugar

A large bowl of Kellogg’s Frosties can contain NINE TEASPOONS of sugar - the same as a can of fizzy drink, a survey shows.

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Thousands of dogs will be fatally poisoned this Christmas

Thousands of dogs will be fatally poisoned this Christmas

Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive treats left lying around by their owners.

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VIDEO: Parents struggle to identify signs of meningitis - do you know the signs?

VIDEO: Parents struggle to identify signs of meningitis - do you know the signs?

Parents admit they would struggle to identify the signs of meningitis, spot if their child was being bullied - or even perform CPR on a baby or child, a study has found.

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VIDEO: Half of owners never clean their dog’s teeth

VIDEO: Half of owners never clean their dog’s teeth

More than half of the UK’s dog owners have never cleaned their dogs’ teeth, according to a new survey.

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Euan MacDonald.

I lost my voice through Motor Neurone Disease – but you can donate yours

Euan MacDonald, who has Motor Neurone Disease, explains how people living with the condition could be given a new voice – with your help

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Salmonella found to be rife in salad

Salmonella found to be rife in salad

Bags of ready to eat salads that contain broken leaves could be harbouring dangerously high levels of the food poisoning bug, a new study warned.

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A reader asks: Do we care more about our pets than people?

Pet flea and tick drops recalled over poisoning fears

A range of pet care products has been recalled by its manufacturer due to concerns that they may contain an element poisonous to cats.

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Harrogate District Hospital could be 'starved of funding' according to health chiefs.
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£1billion funding hole in Harrogate District's healthcare

Patients in the Harrogate and District healthcare system could face very different  NHS services as officials predict a £1bn deficit in five years.
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Little Macey with her dad, James and mum, Robyn. Picture: Adrian Murray

Our Mission for Macey: £35,000 campaign for little girl has successful start

The Harrogate Advertiser Series has launched a campaign to raise £35,000, which could give a bright little girl the use of her legs.
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The norovirus is a particularly unpleasant sign of the season

Winter vomiting bug is coming

As the autumn leaves fall from the trees, we can spot the stereotypical signs of winter - the sun low in the sky, shops putting up decorations… a sudden queasy feeling in the pit of the stomach.

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Little Macey Clarke shows off her cheeky smile in the garden at home.

CAMPAIGN: Our mission to raise £35,000 for a little girl who dreams of walking

The Harrogate Advertiser Series would like to invite you, to support ‘Our Mission for Macey’.

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Growing demand for counselling service

Growing demand for counselling service

Wellspring Therapy and Training, the Harrogate-based counselling and training centre, is moving into new premises to cope with the growing demand.

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Each bottle of his energy drink contained 40 mg of Niacin - 200 per cent the recommended daily value.

Man developed hepatitis after energy drink ‘overdose’

Downing too many energy drinks can cause hepatitis, doctors have warned.

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