Ball to be held in honour of cervical cancer victim Amber Rose Cliff

A 25-year-old woman who has touched the hearts of thousands of people across the world will be remembered at a ball.
Sixty-eight trusts out of 152 raised the alarm at least once due to bed shortages and problems managing the flow of patients through A&E. Picture: PA.

Nearly half of NHS trusts declared major alerts last week

Some 45% of NHS trusts in England declared a major alert last week as services came under pressure.

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Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has chosen Newcastle for his weight-loss challenge.

Celebrity chef challenges city to lose 100,000lbs in a year

Celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall is heading to the North East this weekend to launch a weighty challenge.

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Amber Rose Cliff, pictured with her brother Josh.

Lantern release to remember Amber Rose Cliff as cervical cancer campaign gathers momentum

A lantern release will be held in memory of Amber Rose Cliff as supporters of a campaign in her memory have won the backing of a North East MP.

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Gary Wilkinson has lost 11st.

Meet the super slimmer who lost 11.5 STONE in just 18 months

A Durham slimmer is half the man he used to be after he decided to tackle his spiralling weight problem in a life-changing transformation.


Paramedics’ enforced meal breaks ‘will risk lives,’ says ambulance worker

Paramedics on Wearside are being ordered to take meal breaks in a specific time window as part of a new trial which could save hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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Bradley smiles as he begins to feel better following pain relief medication.

Bradley's smiles as he battles pain through cancer treatment

After being gripped by agony as the next stage of his treatment begins, Bradley Lowery's face breaks into smile as his doctors get his pain under control.
A North East Ambulance Service ambulance.

Paramedics forced to take meal breaks in trial which could save £700,000

Paramedics in the North East are being forced to take set meal breaks in a trial aimed at saving the ambulance service hundreds of thousands of pounds.

Bradley Lowery in hospital

Mum asks for prayers as brave Bradley Lowery undergoes gruelling cancer treatment

Bradley Lowery’s mum Gemma has urged people to pray for the battling youngster as he undergoes pioneering treatment to extend his life.

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Reality shows like Geordie Shore have fuelled the growth of fake tanning among young men.

Geordie Shore stars fuel rise in fake tans among men under 25

British men have fallen for fake tan in a big way - and TV reality shows like Geordie Shore are partly to blame.

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A North East Ambulance Service ambulance.

Paramedics forced to take meal breaks in trial aimed at saving £700,000

Paramedics in the North East are being forced to take set meal breaks in a trial aimed at saving the ambulance service hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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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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