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Leicester mum loses half her body weight after getting stuck in rollercoaster

A mother-of-two has lost half her body weight after being left embarrassed when she became stuck on a rollercoaster ride at a theme park. Laura Cosbie, 35, from Leicester was nearly 19st (120kgs) when she got wedged in a ride at Alton Towers. She vowed to turn her life around after it took three men...

Free health checks for Leicestershire residents

The county council is encouraging 40 to 74-year-olds in Leicestershire to take up the opportunity of having free NHS health checks. The tests can reduce the risk of developing conditions later in life such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, strokes, kidney disease and certain types of dementia. The health checks are free, take less than...

Plans approved to open Sexual Health Clinic in Haymarket Shopping Centre

Plans to open a sexual health and contraception clinic in the city centre have been approved at a cost of £1.6million. The new clinic which covers Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland will be situated on the first floor of the Haymarket Shopping Centre. The clinic is currently based at St Peter’s health centre, in Highfields and...

Devastated family’s flu warning after tragic death of teenager

The family of a teenager who died from a flu virus are warning others to look out for the signs and not to delay visiting the doctor. 18-year-old, Melissa Whiteley, from Staffordshire died at Leicester’s Glenfield Hospital, where she was transferred after falling ill. Melissa was rushed to hospital after becoming unwell over Christmas. Her parents,...

New Year careers with Leicester’s Hospitals

If you are looking for a new start this new year, Leicester’s Hospitals have a number of job opportunities you may wish to consider. New starters will experience a supportive team atmosphere, surrounded by a vibrant community. The Trust prides itself on “creating an environment where patients choose to come for care and where staff...

‘Christmas miracle’ boy from Leicestershire wins national award

A Leicestershire schoolboy has won a national bravery award after surviving surgery to remove an orange-sized tumour from his brain. On Christmas Eve last year, Ceylian Bonnet Bocher had the operation to remove the tumour. His parents feared he wouldn’t survive and were so scared they called a priest to come and baptise him ahead...

Leicester hospital conducts pioneering operation on baby born with heart outside her body

Doctors at the Leicester Glenfield Hospital have carried out a pioneering operation on a three week old baby who was born with her heart outside of her body. Vanellope Hope Wilkins is thought to be one of the first baby’s in England to have survived such a procedure. She has already had three operations to...

Decision made to save Children’s Heart Unit at Glenfield Hospital

NHS England has decided to save the Children's Heart Unit in Glenfield Hospital at a board meeting in London today. It will remain open on the basis that they make the improvements they've promised to make, grow the number of operations at the unit and move Children's Heart Services over to the Leicester Royal Infirmary...

Parents urged to look out for these signs of cancer after death of 4-year-old

A four-year-old girl died of cancer just weeks after posing proudly for this picture on her first day at school. Grace Kelly had shown no signs of ill health, when she posed excitedly in her new uniform. But weeks later, she was diagnosed with an agressive form of childhood cancer and sadly passed away. Grace’s devastated...

Girl needs reconstructive surgery to nose caused by battery from toy

A mother from Leicestershire is trying to raise awareness of the dangers of small batteries, after her daughter suffered devastating damage by putting a button battery in her nose. Kelsie Heath, 7, from Sileby is facing the prospect of reconstructive surgery to her nose after the battery was discovered five months after the event. The incident...

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