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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...

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...

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...

10-year-old girl receives award after saving mum’s life with 999 call

A 10-year-old girl has been honoured with an award for saving her mother's life after she suffered a seizure. Paige Matthews, from South Wigston, awoke last month to find her mother collapsed on the floor at 3am in the morning. There was blood coming out of her mouth. The little girl tried to revive her mother,...

Glenfield Children’s Heart Unit remains at risk

A public consultation is currently underway following plans announced by NHS England last summer to stop heart surgery at Glenfield Children's Heart Unit. This is because the hospital is not meeting the target of performing 375 operations a year, in line with safety and quality targets. In 2016, Glenfield Hospital operated on 328 children and hopes...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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