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New discovery in motor neurone disease and dementia by Sheffield scientists could pave the way to novel treatments

A new discovery by scientists at the University of Sheffield could help slow down the progression of neurodegenerative diseases such as motor neurone disease (MND), dementia and neurological decline associated with ageing.

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Carol takes credit in newly introduced South Yorkshire hospital award

Barnsley Hospital has introduced the first ever public nominated Brilliant Awards with Phlebotomy Service Manager Carol Heritage the first praiseworthy recipient.

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Sheffield family prepare rock climb for Prostate Cancer UK

Sheffield family prepare rock climb for Prostate Cancer UK

Andy Cockayne, 50, and his family from Sheffield are preparing to hike to the summit of the Ifach Rock in Calpe, Spain to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK and awareness of the disease.

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Grab your pitch at Isle Charity Summer Camp-out

Families, and particularly single-parent families, are invited to chill out at an Isle-based festival-style camp.

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Doncaster dad planning early wedding so terminally ill son can be there

A Doncaster dad is planning a special early wedding – so his beloved terminally ill son can be his best man.

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Isle pupils now equipped with skills to save lives

Isle pupils now equipped with skills to save lives

Tuition on how to save lives has become part of the essential school curriculum for Isle pupils.

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POLL: Your reaction as HS2 route confirmed for Yorkshire & South Yorkshire

POLL: Your reaction as HS2 route confirmed for Yorkshire & South Yorkshire

What do you make of the confirmed HS2 route?

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Fewer 999 calls are to be classed as life threatening

Sheffield researchers involved in trial to overhaul ambulance response targets

Fewer 999 calls will be regarded as life-threatening under an overhaul of ambulance response targets.

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South Yorkshire school leavers encouraged to take up vaccines

Teenagers and students who are eligible for the MMR and meningitis vaccines are being encouraged to ensure they take them up this summer – before heading off to festivals or to university

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Sister in emotional mock wedding to grant dying brother his wish

A woman ‘married’ in an emotional mock wedding to grant her dying brother his final wish, is raising money for Sheffield Hospitals Charity to thank the staff who gave him loving end of life care.

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Sheffield priest the Rev Simon Bailey who died in 1995.

Life of gay Sheffield priest who died from AIDS chronicled as moving book is re-published

The story of a gay Sheffield priest who died from AIDS is to be republished to mark the 50th anniversary of the decriminalising of homosexuality.

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People joining the organ register has risen by 25 per cent in five years

More than 900 people in South Yorkshire saved by organ donors

The number of people living in South Yorkshire currently known to be alive thanks to organ transplants has reached 945.
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Children's surgery boost for Doncaster hospital

Child surgery at Doncaster Royal Infirmary could improve under newly approved regional health plans, say bosses.

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Chance to say thank you to top NHS workers

Special NHS staff are about to be recognised for the fantastic work they do, day in, day out.

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Paul Verrico (right) and friend at Team Verrico ball

Super sum raised at hard-working Isle cancer charity’s summer ball

Supporters and friends of Isle charity Team Verrico dressed up in their best to celebrate another very successful year.

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Jermain Defoe met his friend Bradley Lowery last night as the family say their little boy is finding it hard to breathe.

Jermain Defoe visits cancer battler Bradley Lowery as family say he is 'finding breathing difficult'

Terminally-ill football fan Bradley Lowery was visited by his "best friend" Jermain Defoe after his family threw him a party.
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Ambulances outside Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Hundreds wait over an hour for transfer from ambulance to Doncaster hospital A&E.

Hundreds had to wait over an hour to be transferred from their ambulance to A&E at Doncaster's hospitals in the last year.

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South Yorkshire trainee assistant practitioners making an impact

Barnsley NHS Foundation Trust has won a Talent for Care award for Partnership Working from Health Education England Yorkshire and the Humber.

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Doncaster to be one of three regional night-time children's surgery centres

Doncaster is set to become one of three main night-time regional centres for children's surgery.
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Hospice starlight walkers promised a glow in the dark send off

Hundreds of North Lincolnshire people who have already signed up for a night-time sponsored walk in aid of the local hospice are set for a spectacular UV neon glow send off on Saturday July 8.

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