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Health

Health Mela hosting Teddy Bear Clinic to help families stay fit and healthy

TREATMENT: Nurse Jo Smithers treats acne sufferer Lisa Pitfield with the new Regenlite laser at Laserase Bolton

'Breakthrough' laser treatment on target to help acne sufferers

Go to A&E if you have any of these symptoms

5 symptoms you should never ignore

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COUPLE: Daniel and Gemma Morgan holding their memory box

Couple whose twins were stillborn at 22 weeks raise £1,600 for 'cuddle cot' at Royal Bolton Hospital

Cancer sufferers struggling to pay for wigs says hair accessories entrepreneur

Cancer sufferers struggling to pay for wigs says hair accessories entrepreneur

UNHEALTHY: Losing weight tops the New Year resolution lists — and it's also one of the pledges we're highly likely to fail

Forget the celeb fad diets — follow the NHS's healthy 12-week plan

BRAVE: Freddie undergoes his life-saving treatment

18-month-old Freddie home for Christmas after life-saving bone marrow transplant

SUPPORT: Bolton Hospice

Bolton Hospice to lend a helping hand to struggling Bury Hospice

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ALLERGY: A runny nose, sneezing, streaming eyes and a rash on the skin are common symptoms

Could you have 'Christmas tree syndrome'?

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PROCEEDURE: Vampire blood treatment

Would you have the 'vampire blood' treatment to smooth pesky wrinkles?

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OPEN: Pamela Anderson has always been open about her battle with hepatitis C, which she says she has recently beaten

New drug hope for some hepatitis C patients

TREAT: Brogan Haslam with TV star Sam Faiers

Brave teen faces second organ transplant after body 'rejects' her kidneys again

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Junior doctors protesting

Last ditch bid to win over junior doctors as government offers 11% pay rise

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Barrie Fitzsimmons, his daughters Laurelle and Kennedy, and his wife Marie who needs urgent heart surgery

Mum with tear in her heart 'could die without emergency surgery'

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ERRORS: Arriva Transport Solutions Ltd has admitted overstating its performance

Ambulance firm lied about performance and incorrectly claimed £1.5 million in cash

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Royal Bolton Hospital

Judge rules Bolton doctors can allow brain damaged 8-month old baby girl to die with dignity

TASTY: Enjoy healthy alternatives to sugary treats this Halloween

Check out our spooky healthy treats for Halloween

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Royal Bolton Hospital

Nurse stole drugs from Royal Bolton Hospital and did not tell bosses about shoplifting conviction

Bolton surgery praised for its approach to non-English speaking patients in national report

Bolton's Dalefield Surgery praised in national Care Quality Commission review

HEALTHY: Exercise is the best way to keep your back healthy

Put your back into exercise

MOVING: Actress Hayley Read in the film

Emotional video showing the reality of living with dementia filmed for our Donate £1 for Dementia campaign

SHOCK: Bolton Mountain Rescue Team's #findthedefib picture

Help save lives by tweeting defibrillator selfies to raise awareness this 'Shock-tober'

SUPPORT: Befriender Toni Forrest, left, with her guide dog Quilla and Justine Watson, charity co-ordinator at Bolton Society for Blind People

Become a befriender for blind people in Bolton

SMOKING: An adult about to smoke with a child in the same car

Bolton smokers and e-cig retailers on today's changes to smoking laws

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NEW: Bolton One

Children’s outpatient department moves from Royal Bolton Hospital to Bolton One

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LAUNCH: Dr Wirin Bhatiani and Bolton Hospice Chairman Judith Bromley

Bolton Hospice opens 4 new bedrooms to support 88 extra patients a year

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HEALTH: Wendy Meredith

Top Bolton health chief given key role in Devo Manc shake-up

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VIEW: Safe Harbour Dementia Care Home (Google Maps)

Bolton doctor who owned care home criticised by inspectors hits back

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PICTURED: Royal Bolton Hospital

30% rise in complaints lodged against Bolton NHS Foundation Trust in past 12 months — but none upheld

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BRAVE: The Armstrong family — from left, Dom, Zoe, Lucas and Dave

Transplant mum, 35, urges people to sign up to the donor register

CAMPAIGN: Dr Stephen Liversedge

Bolton spends £1.5 million a year on wasted prescriptions — more than almost any other borough in the country

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HEALTH: Dr Wirin Bhatiani

Bolton spends £183,000 on personal health budgets

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INITIATIVE: Royal Bolton Hospital

Staff choir, zumba classes and trips to the races help keep staff sickness levels down at Royal Bolton Hospital

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Community centre saviour joins new team of carers in Bolton

Community centre saviour joins new team of carers in Bolton

SUPPORT: Branch chairman Mike Longlands and his wife Rita, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's nine years ago

Help is out there for people with Parkinson's

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HEALTH: The University of Bolton

University of Bolton appoints 12 new clinicians as its health school goes from strength to strength

STUDENT: Paramedic Daniel Butterworth develops new diagnostic tool

University of Bolton student develops lifesaving tool to diagnose potentially fatal condition

Bolton's public health budget to be cut by £1.34 million

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GROUNDBREAKING INITIATIVE: Annalisa Newson

Bolton graduate pioneers groundbreaking A&E initiative

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TEA TIME: Matthew Showve and Andy Lee

1960s style 'day room' trial at Royal Bolton Hospital

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TRIAL: Patient Beryl Hill with neuro physiotherapist Sylvia Moss

£500,000 machine unveiled to help people recover from brain injury

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BUSINESS: Investors in People

Bolton carers service praised for paying the living wage

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THANKS: Sara McDonnell with Ron and Janet Thatcher

Woman saves husband's life thanks to calm 999 call handler

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ROLE: Fiona Noden

Our Fiona takes top job at Christie NHS Foundation Trust

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NEW LIFE: Students are being warned that feeling hungover could mask other more serious illnesses

Students warned to take illness seriously

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FUNDING: Bolton Hospice

Funding for 4 new bedrooms at Bolton Hospice means 88 more patients can be cared for each year

CAMPAIGN: Kevin Walsh with his petition

Bus timetable change means it will take up to 90 minutes to get to nearest 'super hospital'

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Katie Booth, aged 11

11-year-old girl donates hair and money to charity which makes wigs for cancer-stricken children

REWARD: Royal Bolton Hospital

Doctors' surgeries getting cash rewards for NOT sending patients to hospital

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LEAVING: Ambulance crews are stressed

Whistleblowers claim seven Bolton paramedics set to leave frontline services in next month

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