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This video of boogying medical staff on coronavirus ward goes viral

A video of NHS staff dancing to Olly Murs’ “Dance With Me Tonight” has gone viral on social media

Second coronavirus death in Leicester hospital confirmed

A second patient being treated with coronavirus at the Leicester Royal Infirmary has died

East Midlands Airport workers coronavirus fears due to shortage of protective clothing

Airport staff at East Midlands Airport have raised concerns over a lack of protective equipment as the new coronavirus continues to spread

Young mum forced to tell 6-year-old son that she has weeks to live

A young mum battling cancer has been forced to tell her six-year-old son that she has only weeks to live after doctors said her condition has become untreatable. Naomi Knighton, 26, of Derby, was diagnosed with chronic myloid luekemia as a teenager and she has battled against this...

Thousands of women in Leicestershire impacted by breast screening error

Thousands of women across Leicestershire have been affected by the breast cancer screening error which came to light earlier this year. Councillor Pam Posnett, chairwoman of Leicestershire County Council's Health and Wellbeing Board revealed just how many women in our county are affected by the scandal. In a statement, the councillor said almost 2,000 women...

Boy from Leicestershire has five-organ transplant

A boy from Leicestershire has undergone a five-organ transplant, the biggest transplant to have ever been carried out at the hospital. Seven-year-old, Jay Crouch, underwent the operation at the Children’s Birmingham Hospital, where he was given five new organs. Jay is now able to swallow food for the first time in his life after receiving two...

Dying mum desperate to raise £100k for treatment to spend more time with baby daughter

A mother from Leicester who has terminal cancer is desperately trying to raise £100k in a bid to prolong her life to spend more time with her new born baby daughter. The justGiving Page has raised over £91,000, over 90% of the target needed. In December 2017, Kate Geraghty, 34, who lives with her partner Paul...

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...

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