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Feeding egg and peanuts to young infants “reduces allergy risk”

Feeding babies with egg and peanut at a young age – rather than waiting until they are older – may prevent them developing an allergy to the foodstuffs, according to a major new study.

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Lizzie Hill, 21, takes off on her wing walk which has helped her in her long-running battle with anorexia. ANL-160921-141744001

Lizzie’s flight for fight against anorexia

A woman from Bures says taking part in a wing walk in memory of her grandad has helped motivate her in her struggle with anorexia.

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Chris Carling is currently experiencing a cancer scare and is trying to raise awareness of prostate cancer as well as raise money for cancer research by having a head shave ANL-160920-200009009

Shaving his hair off for prostate awareness boost

Next week Chris Catling is going to shave his hair off for charity, but more than raising money he is hoping to raise awareness of prostate cancer as he goes through his own scare at the age of 38.

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Winfarthing mum’s post praising disabled Tesco staff goes viral on Facebook

Winfarthing mum’s post praising disabled Tesco staff goes viral on Facebook

A Winfarthing mum’s post praising a member of disabled Diss Tesco staff has gone viral on Facebook.

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Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

Smoking rates in England are the lowest on record

England now has twice as many ex-smokers as smokers, according to health officials.

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World Alzheimers Day 2016

A listening ear for people living with dementia and their loved ones in Suffolk on World Alzheimer’s Day 2016

On World Alzheimer’s Day 2016, Wednesday September 20, healthcare charity Sue Ryder draws attention to Suffolk Dementia Helpline, its free, 24hr helpline for the estimated 12,800 people living with dementia in Suffolk.

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Linda Gregory and partner Mark Sutcliffe who are opening of new vegetarian restaurant
Kind Cuisine, 11a Friars Street, Sudbury

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New café grows its own plant food following

Sudbury sees the opening of a new vegan café this week, launched by town councillor Linda Gregory and her partner Mark Sutcliffe.

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Food watchdog bans cheesemaker’s whole output over E.coli fears

A food watchdog has said its recall of all cheese from a producer linked to an E.coli outbreak is justified as it revealed two new cases are being investigated.

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‘Rising star’ joins West Suffolk Hospital as new medical director

A consultant in emergency medicine who has been named as one of healthcare’s ‘Rising Stars’ has been appointed the new medical director at West Suffolk Hospital.

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Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Urgent warning over serious infection outbreak linked to a piercing aftercare spray issued by Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) is warning people who have recently had body piercings about an unsafe cleansing spray provided by piercing studios across the country for aftercare use, which may cause severe infection.

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East of England Ambulance service “at breaking point” following surge in serious incidents

The number of serious incidents involving ambulance crews – including severe delays in responding to 999 calls and poor patient care – has soared by 20 per cent in just two years, prompting warnings that the service has reached “breaking-point”.

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Villagers’ worry over phone mast risks to health

Villagers are fighting a proposal to put up a 45-foot high mobile phone mast in Stoke by Clare.

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CAVENDISH: Hoola hoop maker and dance teacher Shelley Weddup
Cavendish Green 
Shelley Weddup who makes hoola hoops under the name Impressions Hoopers, and runs hoola hoop classes in Clare. 
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Shelley’s firm has high hoops for the future

Shelley Weddup is running rings around her competition by making hoola hoops that are being shipped as far as Australia.

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Wincer Kieenaar employees took on a London to Paris cycle ride

Cyclists are in top gear for fundraising target

A team from a Hadleigh architects firm are on track to raise £8,500 for a children’s charity after riding from London to Paris.

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GREAT CORNARD Beat the street launch
Pot Kiln Primary
Paralympian, Jonathan Adams with Sudbury Mayor Sue Ayes, Cllr Jan Osborne, Cllr Jane Hatton project coordinator, Terry Clements 
SCC and Stewart Sheridan VC Parish Council
launch of Beat the Street scheme being held in Sudbury to get more people walking
Media Launch also with Cllr Goldson, pupils, teachers and governors from Pot Kiln, representatives from Suffolk County Council, Babergh District Council, Sudbury Town Council including the mayor, Cornard Parish Council.
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Walking your way to £500

Thousands of Sudbury and Great Cornard residents are expected to take part in a community-wide game that encourages people to get active.

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West Suffolk Hospital to get share of £100m to benefit patients

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust is to become a prestigious “centre of global digital excellence” after successfully bidding for a share of £100m in funding to further improve the way technology is used to benefit patients.

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BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

BMA call off junior doctors strike action planned for next week

A strike by Junior Doctors planned for next week has been called off by the British Medical Association, The BMA.

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BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

BMA STRIKE: How much are junior doctors paid – and how does it compare?

In their long running dispute with Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, the British Medical Association (BMA) has announced three further walkouts by junior doctors.

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Pin-prick meningitis test could be available within five years

A test has been developed that could help to diagnose bacterial infections, including meningitis in minutes.

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Pink Cottages in Cavendish being renovated ANL-160823-144710001

Cavendish’s heritage homes get revamp

A group of much-photographed thatched cottages, overlooking Cavendish’s picturesque village green, are getting a facelift this autumn.

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