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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 constipation and athletes foot starting this month

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Colin Sullivan, fundraising volunteer at the Air Ambulance Service with Warwick Rotarian David Brain

Warwick Rotary Club supports Air Ambulance Service

The Warwick Rotary Club recently supported the Air Ambulance Service after a visit from one of their fundraising volunteers.

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Simon Perkin at the World Transplant Games in Malaga in 2017.

Warwick athlete to take part in European Transplant Games

A cancer survivor and transplant athlete from Warwick will be heading to the European Transplant Games this weekend.

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Kris Cholmondeley in training for his 100km run

Lillington man running 100km to raise awareness of male suicide after father's death

A Lillington man whose father took his own life two years ago will be attempting a 100km run to raise awareness of male suicide.
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Dr Jeff Foster

England fans could suffer same level of stress as the players says Leamington GP

With the World Cup big kick-off just days away, a leading Leamington GP has revealed the effects of watching a game at home on TV can generate the same euphoria, excitement and exasperation experienced by Harry Kane and the Three Lions out on the pitch.

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Pictured from left to right are Cllr Les Caborn, Warwickshire County Council, Tony Britton, Pam Britton Trust for Dementia, Cllr Pam Redford, Warwick District Council, Mr Gerald Calver, Mayor's Consort, Cllr Heather Calver, Leamington Town Council and Town Mayor, and Cllr Wallace Redford, Warwickshire County Council.

Warwick District dementia support event a success

An event held to support those living dementia in the Warwick district has been heralded a success.

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Kaiya Patel urgently needs a stem cell donor from outside the family to help her fight Leukaemia.

Stem cell donor drive being held in Leamington in hopes of helping five-year-old Kaiya

A stem cell donor drive is being held in Leamington this weekend in the hope of finding a match for a five-year-old girl who has a rare form of Leukaemia.

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Warwick Hospital's cafe could stop selling sugary drinks

Cafe at Warwick Hospital could stop selling sugary drinks

Volunteers running a coffee bar at Warwick Hospital are to be asked to stop selling sugary drinks.

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The Dormer Place Conference Centre. Photo from Google Street View.

Free dementia support event being held in Leamington

A special event for residents living with dementia and their carers is being held in Leamington this month.

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The 35 medicines that will NOT be available on NHS prescription by end of this month

The NHS will be banning free prescriptions for some ‘over the counter’ medicines such as constipation and athletes foot by the end of this month.

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Alfie Dingley, 6, suffers from a severe form of epilepsy. His mother Hannah Deacon is hoping the Home Office will grant a special licence to allow him to be treated with medical cannabis.

'Four weeks' until decision on medical cannabis licence for severely epileptic Kenilworth boy

A decision on whether a severely epileptic Kenilworth boy will be granted a licence for medical cannabis treatment could be made within four weeks, his mother has said.
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Parents are being invited along to the roadshow. Photo supplied by Piccolo.

Parents in Warwick District invited to roadshow event

A roadshow that offers help and support to parents will be heading to Warwick.

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Former Woodside resident Val directs the ground-breaking ceremony at WCS Care's new Warwick care home ' (front) Ed Russell, WCS Care's Director of Innovation and Development; and Val Hase; (back ' from l to r) Paresh Parekh, WCS Care's Director of Finance; Kenny Nelson, Relationship Director at Royal Bank of Scotland; Mayor of Warwick, Cllr Stephen Cross; Christine Asbury, WCS Care's Chief Executive; Cllr Richard Edgington, Warwick ' Emscote Ward; Edward Hudson, Business Development Manager at Deeley Construction; and Jo Barnett, WCS Care hostess at Castle Brook (and former Woodside staff)

Work starts on £7.5m care home in Warwick

The construction of a new £7.5 million dementia specialist care home in Warwick has 
officially started.

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Pollution in Leamington exceeds safe levels, the WHO's latest report shows

Air pollution in Leamington breaches safe levels, report shows

Air pollution in Leamington breaches safe levels, new figures released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) have shown.
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Simon Perkin.

Warwick transplant athlete to take on Birmingham 10k

A cancer survivor and transplant athlete from Warwick will be part of a team of transplant athletes taking on the Birmingham 10k.

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L-R Carrie Daniels, Labour Ward Co-ordinator, Helen Lancaster, Director of Operations, Rachel Jones, Head of Community Engagement at Stratford Town Trust, SWFT midwife and Tony Jackson, Trustee of Startford Town Trust

Fundraising appeal for Warwick Hospital’s new birthing centre hits milestone mark

The staff behind an appeal to help make a new maternity unit at Warwick Hospital a “home away from home” are celebrating hitting the halfway point in their fundraising.

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Alabama Rot

Another case of Alabama Rot reported in Warwickshire

Another case of the Alabama Rot disease has been reported in Warwickshire.

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Hannah Deacon with Alfie Dingley

Mother of severely epileptic Kenilworth boy applies to Home Office to allow medical cannabis treatment

The mother of a severely epileptic Kenilworth boy has now submitted an application to the Home Office for a licence to treat him with medical cannabis.
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Members of Warwickshire Hearts and the defibrillators at the top and bottom of the Parade in Leamington. Defibrillator photos from Google Street View.

New scheme to be launched in Leamington to help save more lives

A Warwickshire charity that specialises in life-saving skills is looking for volunteers who work or live in the centre of Leamington to help save more lives.

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Graham Fulford, left, with President John Hibben.

Warwick Rotarians urge men to take test for prostate cancer

Rotarians in Warwick are urging men to take a test for prostate cancer.

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