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Harrogate mother felt "belittled and laughed at" during gym induction

A Harrogate mother said she was made to feel "two inches tall" after being body shamed at a town centre gym.

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260816  Enjoying the outdoor play  equipment at Martin House Children's Hospice at Boston Spa.

Research centre to lead care

Martin House Children’s Hospice and The University of York are to launch a revolutionary new multidisciplinary centre committed to leading research on the management, care and support of children with life-limiting conditions and their families.

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People who are overweight or obese are putting themselves at heighten risk of developing diabetes.

Bid to cut region’s diabetes risk

Tens of thousands of people who are among the most at risk of developing type 2 diabetes across Yorkshire are set to be offered places on what health bosses say is the nation’s first preventative diabetes lifestyle programme.

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Support hub for dementia families moves step closer

Support hub for dementia families moves step closer

A Topping Out ceremony has been held at the new £500,000 home for people living with dementia and their families in Burton Leonard, near Harrogate.

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County Council faces £13m black hole in adult social care after 'insufficient' Government funding

North Yorkshire County Council has warned it faces a £13m black hole to fund adult social care after the government announced its local financial settlement.
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W Bro Michael Rhodes, Master of Harlow Lodge (back left); Jackie Snape, chief executive of Disability Action Yorkshire (front left) Claro Road residential care home customer Kirsty Walker and Claro Road residential care home manager, Steve Taylor

Funding for vehicles ensures happy start to new year for Harrogate charity

A Harrogate charity is celebrating after securing funding for two new wheelchair-accessible cars for its customers.

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Is raising council tax just a short-term fix for the cash crisis in social care?

Care funding ‘insufficient’ for North Yorkshire - council

North Yorkshire County Council has labelled funding plans for the region’s adult social care services revealed earlier this month as insufficient.

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Oscar with his parents Simon and Caroline. Picture by Daniel Oxtoby (s).

Family's joy as businesses raise £10,000 for Canada treatment of little Oscar, 3, from Knaresborough

An incredible £10,000 has been raised by individuals and businesses in Harrogate enabling a young boy to undergo specialist treatment in Canada.

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Christmas 2016 pharmacy times for Harrogate, Ripon and Wetherby

Check opening times for pharmacies across our district this Christmas and New Year.

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Students’ Movathon scheme

Students’ Movathon scheme

Harrogate and Knaresborough sixth form students participating in a national citizenship initiative have staged a “movathon” with local disabled people.

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Jason Clements

Harrogate blood donor celebrated for 100th donation

A dedicated blood donor from Harrogate has been thanked for making his 100th donation of blood.

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Yorkshire Water is calling on party-goers to have a glass of water in between alcoholic drinks over the festive period to keep them compos mentis

1,000 alcohol-related admissions to Harrogate hospital prompts warning

Harrogate party-goers have been warned that an estimated 1,000 hospital admissions occurred in 2015/16 in the town as a direct consequence of alcohol.

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Samantha Harrison (left) of Continued Care

How North Yorkshire County Council is battling to save Harrogate from a home care crisis

Adult social care is reaching a national tipping point with providers battling stringent budget constraints while the demand for these vital services increases.

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Film Star John Leyton pictured with l-r Samantha Loring, Cara Lambert, Chris Knight, all volunteers, Eva Lambert, Project Manager and Joyce McNamee, volunteer, at Selby Globe Community Cinema. Picture: Marie Caley L0020MC

Health Lottery raising funds for good causes in North Yorkshire

HealthLevel Community Interest Company (CIC) is raising money for health-related good causes in North Yorkshire through The Health Lottery. which runs five weekly draws.

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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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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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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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