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Family in therapy dog appeal for blind son

He’s a plucky four-year-old who enjoys trips to the park and playing with his big brother.

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Leader: ERI parking charges shouldn’t rise, they should be scrapped

Leader: ERI parking charges shouldn’t rise, they should be scrapped

Plans to hike parking charges at the royal infirmary are just not fair.

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Katy Williamson is the Legacy Manager in Scotland for Cancer Research UK.

Death of father inspires charity worker 30 years on

A WOMAN who lost her father to cancer aged five has told how she grew up hating the disease and how his death inspired her to pursue a career helping others.

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ERI staff are furious at price hike.  Pic: Toby Williams

Thousands sign petition against ERI parking charges

THOUSANDS of supporters have signed a petition against plans to more than double car parking charges at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

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Eligible couples will have three rounds of IVF funded by the government (file photo)

Infertile Scottish couples to get three chances of free IVF

Scottish couples trying to start a family are set to receive three cycles of IVF treatment on the NHS.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has slammed the proposals. Picture PA

First Minister slams ‘unfair’ ERI parking fees

Nicola Sturgeon has criticised plans to increase parking charges at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

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Sarra Hoy with her son Callum.

Sarra Hoy becomes premature birth charity ambassador

The wife of cyclist Sir Chris Hoy has told how the shock experience of giving birth to a premature baby has propelled her into a key charity role.

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ERI staff are braced for a huge parking hike. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Outcry over rise in Edinburgh Royal Infirmary parking fees

Staff, patients and vistors are facing huge price hikes in car-parking charges at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary as NHS Lothian look to deal with increasing demand for spaces.

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Dianne Dobson - nurse with Pancreatic Cancer UK

City hospital chosen for global clinical cancer trial

A NEW clinical trial taking place at the Western General Hospital will look to offer patients with advanced pancreatic cancer longer life expectancy.

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The study said there wasd no greater risk from undergoing an emergency operation at weekends

Study: Weekend emergency ops ‘no impact on survival chances’

Undergoing emergency surgery at the weekend has no impact on a patient’s survival chances, an Edinburgh-based study has found.

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Capital experts meet for talks on how to combat superbug menace

Teams of experts from across the Capital are meeting to discuss how to combat the growing problem of infections – such as the MRSA superbug – which kill hundreds of thousands across the world.

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Broxburn United Sports Club

The Health Lottery is coming to your local area!

The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in Edinburgh and the Lothians during the week beginning Sunday, March 19 – and it needs your support.

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GP's have warned not to ignore coughs that last a significant amount of time.

Lothian GPs warn patients ‘not to ignore’ 3-week cough

A GP from NHS Lothian has today (20 March 2017) stressed the importance of people getting checked if they’ve had a cough for three weeks or more.

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Volunteer at the Maggies Center, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, Ruby Wood. Picture; Toby Williams

Edinburgh Maggie’s volunteer backs Buy A Brick appeal

FOR many people the arrival of retirement heralds a good opportunity to sit back and enjoy a well-earned rest.

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Mum Charlene Clark and daughter Emily, from Livingston.

Birthday celebration for tot who weighed less than bag of sugar

A TINY tot has defied the odds of celebrating her second birthday thanks to her love of swimming.

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Can will display weekly alcohol intake guidelines

Tennent’s lager cans to display health guidelines

Cans of Tennent’s Lager are to carry updated weekly alcohol consumption guidelines in an industry first.

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Ten strong candidates have been found for Gym of the Year 2017.

Top ten revealed for Gym of the Year 2017

You’ve given us ten strong candidates for our Gym of the Year 2017 title – and now the time has come to choose the overall winner.

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New research shows exercise levels start to fall after age seven. Picture: TSPL

Scottish children are becoming couch potatoes - by age seven

The exercise levels of children in Scotland start to decline by age seven, worrying new research has found.

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Nominations are open for the Local Hero Awards. Picture; Jon Savage

Local Hero Awards looking for inspirational teachers

DO you know someone who’s gone above and beyond their call of duty without the recognition they deserve?

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Work is underway to check healthcare facilities.

NHS buildings in Lothian to be checked after schools scandal

HEALTH chiefs are drawing up a list of NHS buildings in Lothian for detailed inspection in the wake of the construction faults which forced the closure of 17 Edinburgh schools last year.

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