11 things you said about period poverty in the UK

It's a shocking statistic - but the fact that a tenth of young women aged between 14 and 21 can't afford sanitary products certainly got you talking.

Gemma Lowery has spoken of how she copes with the loss of her son Bradley Lowery.

Bradley Lowery's mum opens her heart on how she copes with the loss of her little fighter

Bradley Lowery's mum Gemma Lowery has spoken of how she takes life one day at a time to cope with the loss of her brave little boy.
Dawn Vincent and Alison Thompson from the Support Group.

Hartlepool cancer sufferers told: ‘You’re not alone’

Even more help is at hand for Hartlepool people facing a fight with cancer.

Is period poverty a problem for your family?

Why one in 10 young women struggle to afford pads and tampons

A tenth of girls and women aged 14 to 21 in Britain cannot afford to buy sanitary towels and tampons.
Super-sized chocolate bars will be banned in hospital shops and canteens as part of the latest drive against obesity, the head of NHS England has announced.

Super-sized snack ban in hospitals to help curb obesity

Super-sized chocolate bars will be banned in hospital shops and canteens as part of the latest drive against obesity, the head of NHS England has announced.

The Aldi meal, top, and the Slimming World meal.

Slimming World suing Aldi over their 'copycat' diet meals

Slimming World has threatened to sue Aldi after it accused the supermarket of copying the dieting groups branded ready meals.
What do you make of the idea?

13 things you said about suggestion to ban A&E walk-ins

A potential pilot scheme which would see walk-in patients barred from attending A&E has prompted dozens of responses from our readers.

From left, Diabetes Specialist Nurse Lisa Doughty, volunteer Hayley Hakannson, Dietician Anna Lumsden, DRWF Event Coordinator Lee Calladine, PR & Communications Claire Levy, volunteerLionel Curtis,

Health taking centre stage

People can learn more about how to cope with diabetes as an annual event returns to Hartlepool.

What do you think of this idea?

Plan to ban A&E walk-ins without referral

Patients could be banned from attending A&E departments unless they have been referred by a GP or 111, a health official has said.
Will you be getting a flu jab this year?

Everything you need to know about this year’s flu jab - and why you should get it right now

Brace yourselves: the worst flu epidemic for 50 years is on the way to the UK.

Is there someone you can help with loneliness?

Loneliness 'akin to chronic medical condition', GP conference hears

GPs need more time to care for the nation's million older people who are chronically lonely, a leading doctor has said.

Civic Centre in Victoria Road.

Chance to have a say on health services in Hartlepool

People can help shape the future of health services in Hartlepool during two meetings next week.

A number of chains are said to be failing to serve healthy choices to children.

Chain restaurants failing to serve healthy children's meals - survey

Some UK restaurant chains are still serving "super-sized calorific junk" to children despite widespread efforts to tackle the obesity crisis, a survey has found.

Crowds enjoying the Hootenanny.

Beer festival raised thousands for Hartlepool hospice

Organisers of a Hartlepool beer festival are celebrating success after raising more than £7,500 for the town’s hospice.

University Hospital of North Tees, in Stockton

Council and hospital chiefs set to work together on health board after rift

A hospital trust is to be welcomed back onto a Hartlepool health committee after being removed in protest by councillors.

How many sick days have you taken this year?

Quarter of workers 'would have to be in hospital before taking day off sick'

One in four workers would have to be in hospital before they took a sick day, revealing a "worrying" attitude to taking time off, a new study reveals.
The Alice House Hospice 5miler fun run starting at Tees and Hartlepool Yacht Club.

Runners took to the streets to raise cash for Hartlepool hospice

Runners from across Hartlepool took to the streets at the weekend to raise money for the town’s hospice.

Talk to your GP or online doctor, who can refer you to an NHS Stop Smoking service.

Why you should try to quit smoking for Stoptober

Smoking is the UK’s biggest cause of preventable illness and premature death, killing more than 100,000 people every year.

Graham Low doing his triple pyramid workout.

Shaping Up: Try our triple pyramid workout

This Triple Pyramid is challenging for all parts of your body, especially your legs.

Grilled salmon with rocket, avocado and pine nut salad.

Recipe of the week: Grilled salmon with rocket, avocado and pine nut salad

This quick and easy grilled salmon recipe, served with avocado and pine nuts is packed with flavour and contains ingredients to help lower your cholesterol.

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