Brave Bradley Lowery undergoes antibody stage of pioneering treatment

Little battler Bradley Lowery has started the second stage of pioneering treatment aimed to prolong his life.

South Tyneside District Hospital.

Staffing challenge for hospital bosses as unions reveal alliance fears

Hospital chiefs have revealed they are facing recruitment challenges as union bosses say a new hospital alliance isn’t helping staff morale.

Would you get acupuncture for your baby?

Would you stick needles in your baby to stop it crying?

Acupuncture may stop babies suffering from colic from crying too much, according to new research.
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Maurice McShane

Am dram stalwart who sexually abused two girls is struck off from working as chiropodist

A stalwart of the amateur dramatics scene in the North East who was jailed for more than six years for the sexual abuse of two girls has been struck off from working as a chiropodist.

Weight training.

SHAPING UP: Five habits for rapid weight loss

The best kind of fat loss is steady fat loss. And while a slow-and-steady approach to weight loss will ensure that you keep the weight off for good, I have a few tricks to help you burn fat as fast as possible.

The ambulance outside Asda in Hartlepool after the call was made almost three hours earlier.

Mum thanks Asda staff for care after three-hour ambulance wait

A mum-to-be has told of how she waited three hours for paramedics after collapsing in a supermarket.

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UK mothers 'among worst in world' for problems caused by drinking during pregnancy

New research places Britain among the top five countries worldwide for Foetal Alcohol Syndrome - a condition caused by mothers drinking during pregnancy.

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Pictures as hundreds turn out to bid farewell to Amber Rose Cliff

Hundreds turned out to big farewell to Amber Rose Cliff, the young woman claimed by cervical cancer who sparked a campaign for a change in smear test age.

Funeral service held for ‘vibrant’ Amber Rose Cliff as cervical cancer campaign continues

Hundreds of mourners gathered to remember a “vibrant girl” whose fight against cancer has sparked a national campaign for change.

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Beware the bats!

Health concerns sparked after vampire bats start sucking human blood

It sounds like the stuff of horror fiction, but scientists have raised health fears after a species of disease-carrying vampire bat, previously thought to mostly diet on birds, has been discovered feeding on human blood.

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Amber Rose Cliff, whose name has been given to the campaign calling for a change in rules which could save women's lives.

Scores light way for Amber's Law as petition in Sunderland woman's name tops 170,300 signatures

Candles were lit across Wearside and beyond for Amber Rose Cliff tonight as people gave their backing to a change in rules which could save women’s lives.


Bradley Lowery is Everton's good luck charm as they trounce Manchester City

Bradley Lowery, the little boy whose cancer fight has captured the nation's heart, took centre stage before a live televised Premier League game today.
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Majority support raising tax to support struggling NHS, finds research

The NHS dominated headlines this week after the Red Cross declared it a “humanitarian crisis” but latest research from YouGov suggests the public are willing to pay a little extra to support the struggling health service.

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Amber Rose Cliff.

Candlelit vigil for Amber Rose Cliff as cervical cancer petition passes 125,000 mark

Members of the community are set to come together to light a candle in memory of cancer victim Amber Rose Cliff.

Brian Burnie, trustee of Daft As A Brush Cancer Patient Care with Laura Farley, business development manager at Spire Washington Hospital.

Washington hospital staff go daft for cancer charity

A private hospital on Wearside has pledged its support to a lifeline cancer charity.

Amber Rose Cliff.

Jordan Henderson and celebrities back cervical cancer petition in memory of Amber Rose Cliff

Well-known Wearsiders are giving their backing to a grieving family who want to see a change in the cervical cancer laws.

Bradley Lowery gets up close and personal with Minnie Mouse

What you had to say about brave Bradley Lowery’s Disneyland trip

These fantastic pictures of brave Bradley Lowery’s dream trip to Disneyland Paris really touched the hearts of readers.

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How much does obesity cost the economy?

How much does obesity cost the economy?

More than half of Brits have started 2017 overweight - despite making a resolution last year to shed the pounds.
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Lynn Stacey and Bella.

Top dog Bella and owner Lynn hoping to star at Crufts

A Sunderland pooch and her owner are in the running to star at the country’s biggest dog show.

Amber Rose Cliff.

Tributes paid to Amber Rose Cliff who lost her battle with cervical cancer

Tributes have been pouring in for cancer victim Amber Rose Cliff and her family.

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