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E-Cigarette explodes in man’s pocket leaving him with severe second degree burns

A man whose E-Cigarette exploded in his pocket described his burn injuries as more painful than breaking his back. Michael Hardy, 36, says the explosion from his E-Cig set off car alarms as it burned and fizzed for a full minute. The father of one suffered second and third degree burns to his right leg and...

Memorial for young doctor who died after raising £120,000 for charity

A young doctor who managed to raise £120,000 for Cancer Research UK was remembered at a memorial service at the University of Leicester today. Dr Mark Sims, 28, died in January after battling a malignant melanoma, a condition which also affects his brother, father, aunt and grandmother. He was 15 when he was first diagnosed with...

Leicester Hospital admits responsibility after young mother collapsed and died of blood clot

A husband has been awarded a six figure sum after a Leicester hospital admitted it was to blame for the death of his wife. Alison Taylor, 29, from Syston died 16 days after giving birth to her third child. She was sent to the Leicester Royal Infirmary by her midwife after complaining of leg pain...

Twelve-year-old’s video helps mum raise £50,000 for cancer treatment

A twelve-year-old boy has made an emotional video to help his mum raise £50,000 for the first phase of her life-saving cancer treatment. Louise Gleadell, 37 was diagnosed with cervical cancer in February 2015. She has gone through months of radiotherapy and chemotherapy and now doctors say there is no other treatment available to her...

Leicester Hospitals declare a ‘system critical incident’ over patient volumes

Leicester's Hospitals Trust has declared a "system critical incident" over the number of patients they're treating. They are urging people to only attend Emergency Departments in the event of genuine emergencies. Both the Royal Infirmary and Glenfield Hospital has seen an influx of people attending and admitted to hospital compared to last year, which means...

Bird flu warning in Leicester

People in Leicester are being asked to stay vigilant after a bird flu outbreak was confirmed at a turkey farm housing more than 5,000 birds in Lincolnshire. Most of the birds there died and the rest were subsequently destroyed. Leicester City Council have put up notices in local parks and open spaces, asking people to contact...

Two cancer patients from Leicestershire feature in national TV advert

The moving story of two women from Leicestershire who met and became friends whilst being treated for cancer will feature in a national TV advert for Cancer Research UK. Mandie Stace from Melton Mowbray and Jude Price from Loughborough are supporting the 'Right Now' campaign, which calls on people to take action in the fight...

New proposals to close three hospitals in Leicestershire

Leicestershire could see the closure of three community hospitals as part of a major cost saving scheme, leading to hundreds of job losses. The proposals were outlined in a report published this week outlining how NHS bosses plan a radical shake-up of patient led services. Under the new draft proposals, hospitals in Melton Mowbray, Lutterworth and...

Over 35,000 sign petition to save Children’s Heart Surgery at Glenfield

A campaign to save children's heart surgery at Glenfield Hospital has received over 35,000 signatures. The online petition calls for a parliamentary discussion and review into the decision to close the Children's Heart Unit in Leicester. The petition needs 100,000 signatures to trigger the parliamentary review. The petition follows NHS England's decision not to support...

Leicester doctor’s asthma music video

A singing doctor from Leicester has combined his medical skills with his passion for singing, creating a music video that will save lives of asthma patients. Dr Tapas Mukherjee, a respiratory specialist at Glenfield Hospital, sings his way through advice on which inhalers patients should use, how to use them correctly and warning signs...

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