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MP calls for more funding for Warwickshire's mental health services after five-year decline

Warwick and Leamington’s MP has called for more government support for mental health services in Warwickshire after new figures showed a five-year decline in funding.

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The Home Office refused to grant a special licence for Alfie Dingley, 6, to receive medical cannabis treatment for his severe epilepsy

Jeremy Wright MP urging Home Office to change mind on cannabis treatment for Kenilworth boy

Jeremy Wright MP has said he will try and change the Home Office's mind after it refused to grant a licence for a Kenilworth boy to receive cannabis treatment for his severe epilepsy.
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Alfie suffers from a severe form of epilepsy

Kenilworth mother's fight to treat severely epileptic son with cannabis goes on

A Kenilworth mother is still fighting for her severely epileptic son to be treated with medical cannabis in the UK after the government refused to grant him a special licence to receive it.
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Midwives with former and future patients with Seb Samperi, Worshipful Master of the Lodge of Unity with''Assistant Provincial Grand Master Peter Manning, and Provincial Charity Steward John Hayward.

Warwickshire Freemasons support new maternity unit at Warwick Hospital

Staff at Warwick Hospital recently said a big thank you to the Freemasons of Warwickshire after they donated to the Birth and Babies Appeal.

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Sam Wanless is running the Warwick Half Marathon to raise money and raise awareness for Crohn's Disease and Colitis UK.

Warwick man’s half marathon effort to raise awareness of Crohn’s Disease

Raising awareness of the lesser-known disease with which he was diagnosed a few years ago is the aim of a Warwick man who is taking on the town’s Half Marathon next month.

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Heart of England Mencap customer Charlene Hayward and team leader Marie Divers in the sensory space in Leamington.

Community invited to use sensory space in Leamington

South Warwickshire’s first dedicated sensory space is now ready to welcome the wider community for tailored therapy.

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Lucy Field with her daughter Evie and Nicki Scott and staff at Warwick Hospital's Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).

Warwick mum donates thousands to hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit

A Warwick mum has donated thousands of pounds to Warwick Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU).

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Macmillan Cancer Support's mobile service will be visiting Leamington, Warwick, Kenilworth and Rugby.

Macmillan to give free cancer advice and support in Warwickshire towns next week

Free cancer advice and support is coming to towns in Warwickshire next week.

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Steve Carr meets Marie-Sophie Thibeault

Bone marrow donor from Leamington meets Canadian woman whose life he saved almost 20 years ago

A Leamington man who made a bone marrow donation almost 20 years ago has met the woman whose life his action helped to save.

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Hatton Park WI members left to right: Patrizia Williams, Veronica Chapman, Tina Davenport, and Lynda Jackson by the newly installed defibrillator.

Hatton Park gets a defibrillator

The Women’s Institute (WI) in Hatton Park is celebrating after having a defibrillator installed for the community.

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Feature: fascinating insight into former Hatton asylum

Hatton Park’s most prominent feature is its old bell tower but what of the 
Victorian gothic-styled building it was a part of?

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Fake toys are flooding the UK market and can be dangerous

Dangerous counterfeit toys that can cause cancer and even KILL are flooding the market

Dangerous fake toys that can cause cancer or even KILL are flooding into the UK – costing the industry a whopping £400 million last year.

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Sleep deprived teens are spending too much time on social media

Teen social media addicts more likely to suffer sleep deprivation

Teens addicted to Snapchat, Instagram and Whatsapp are more likely to be sleep deprived, a new study found.

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Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin app promises money for exercise, but critics fire warning

Sweatcoin, an app that promises to reward you for simply exercising, has shot to the top of the app downloads chart despite criticism about the rewards on offer and the amount of battery it uses.

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A before and after of Laura Raines.

Warwick mum’s inspiring weight-loss journey a fitting tribute to her mum

An inspiring Warwick mum who lost half her body weight in a year says her weight-loss journey is a fitting tribute to her mother.

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Director of Operations Helen Lancaster and members of the Midwifery team joined representatives from Speller Metcalfe and fundraisers to celebrate the milestone.

Work starts on new £1.6 million birthing centre in Warwick

Construction work has now started on new £1.6 million birthing centre at Warwick Hospital.

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Charity Warwickshire Hearts have now trained 5,000 people in life-saving skills.

Warwickshire Hearts charity hits milestone

A Warwickshire charity that specialises in training people in life-saving skills has just hit a milestone.

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Model Blake Beckford told how he was humiliated when his colostomy bag leaked - and staff at a conference centre refused to let him use the toilet. Photos by SWNS. NNL-180115-094657005

Leamington man humiliated by conference centre staff who refused to let him use toilet when his colostomy bag leaked

A model and campaigner from Leamington was humiliated when his colostomy bag leaked - and staff at a conference centre refused to let him use the toilet.

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VIDEO: More than half of workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague

More than half of UK workers believe they have caught a bug from a poorly colleague, a study found.

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NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

NHS issue nine telltale signs of Australian Flu as teenager dies after contracting virus

The NHS has issued nine telltale signs you could have Australian Flu and it comes after a Scottish teenager died after taking ill with the deadly virus sweeping the country.

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