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Farewell to Hertfordshire Police’s “Inspector Ayrton Senna”

A policeman who paved the way for other officers is retiring after 33 years with Herts Police.

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Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

Number of kids getting physical activity drops by 40 per cent

The number of children getting just 60 minutes of daily physical activity has dropped by almost half, Public Health England has revealed.

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This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

This is the age you’re officially ‘too old’ to go to a nightclub

If you’re still feeling the effects of a night out this weekend, it may be because you’re now “too old” to go to a nightclub.

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Kids born to smoking mums more anti-social

Kids born to smoking mums more anti-social

Kids born to mums who smoke are more likely to be an antisocial teen and their loutish behaviour increases the more their mums puff away.

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Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sandpits full of bugs that cause stomach upsets

Sand play pits harbour the emerging superbug C. diff that causes stomach upsets and diarrhoea and in rare cases damages the gut, a new study found.

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Almost 900 in Hertfordshire owe their lives to organ donations

Almost 900 in Hertfordshire owe their lives to organ donations

The number of people who current live in Herts and owe their lives to organ donations is now 872.

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More than 11,000 new cases of FGM reported, NHS reveals

More than 11,000 new cases of FGM reported, NHS reveals

Latest figures from the NHS has revealed that there has been 11, 471 newly recorded cases of FGM in England in the last two years.

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Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Two drinks a day raises cancer risk by 21 per cent

Just two beers or glasses of wine a day raises the risk of bowel and gullet cancer by more than a fifth, according to new research.

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Early morning Yoga in Berkhamsted with instructor Cathy Haworth.

From the bed to Bayoga with Berkhamstead’s yoga studio morning classes

Lifting your finger to hit the snooze button in the morning is often the greatest feeling of the day. You could class this as a stretch but what your body really needs is a relaxing wake up call to push you out of bed and into the office.

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Relaunched and improved NHS 111 in Hertfordshire

The NHS non-emergency 111 service has been relauched and improved in Herts this week.

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Hospital plan is a ‘mockery’

Hospital campaigners have reacted with anger after health chiefs decided to ignore pleas for a new hospital to serve west Hertfordshire.

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Plans to rebuild Watford General Hospital are preferred to a new greenfield site by health bosses

CCG backs hospital trust's plans for rebuild of Watford Hospital ahead of greenfield option

Health chiefs have favoured rebuilding Watford General Hospital instead of looking at a new hospital on a local greenfield site.

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Grant success for Tudors’ walking football initiative

Hemel Town have received funding for their Hemel’s Happy Feet Walking Football sessions for the over-50s – a slower version of the beautiful game.

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The future of hospital provision is being discussed by campaigners

Crunch meeting on future of hospital for Hemel Hempstead

A dossier of evidence will be presented to health chiefs in advance of a crunch meeting tomorrow (Thursday).

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Sainsbury’s recalls sandwich fillers in food bug scare

Sainsbury’s has removed 13 of its own-brand sandwich fillers from its shelves following the discovery of food bug listeria in them.

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Product warning

Organic product recalled due to salmonella contamination

An organic food retailer has recalled a line of tahini because salmonella has been found in the product.

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Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teens ‘as sedentary as 60-year-olds’

Couch potato teenagers do as little exercise as 60-year olds, according to new research.

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A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

A third of animal owners confess to ‘throwing sickies’ to tend to poorly pet

Nearly half of all animal owners confess that they’ve pulled a ‘sicky’ to pander to a poorly pet.

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Access your GP’s services online

GP practices across Herts are now offering an online service.

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Cancer roadshow comes to Hemel Hempstead

The Be Clear on Cancer roadshow will visit The Marlowes next month (July 19-20).

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