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Disabled man with blue badge slams 'stress and worry' caused by Gateshead hospital parking ticket; Bryan Grieve finally got a £70 fine quashed, but has criticised the unfairness built into hospital parking fines. Aug 16, 2022 706
'Abuse should be treated with contempt': Jarrow MP calls out 'horrendous' homophobic abuse after being targeted in vile flyer; Kate Osborne MP said she wanted to "call out" vile homophobic and sexist abuse -and ensure those responsible know it will not be tolerated. Aug 15, 2022 519
Miracle recovery saw Durham man bounce back from 'serious' stroke in time to meet his new baby a week later; Harrison Kingsley, 28, is on a clinical trial that could herald a huge breakthrough in stroke treatment. Aug 15, 2022 1111
'The right care at the right time in the right place': NHS boss lays out plan to tackle delays in discharge and at A&E; New North East NHS leader Samantha Allen discussed how the North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care System is working across the region to bring down hospital delays. Aug 14, 2022 847
After losing 10 stone in a year, Whitley Bay lass Lucy now wants to help others transform their lives at her very own gym; Lucy Brydon, 26 from Whitley Bay shows how you can transform your fitness. Aug 14, 2022 678
'We see how vital this is every day': Newcastle Uni cancer researchers gear up for the Great North Run in aid of Cancer Research UK; Inspired by their own cutting-edge work, a team of scientists at Newcastle Uni are taking on the Great North Run. Aug 14, 2022 616
Cancer charity founder leads epic 24-mile VJ Day memorial walk in honour of the late local hero and WW2 veteran Len Gibson; Daft as a Brush's founder Brian Burnie led a walk from Sunderland to Newcastle in honour of war veteran Len Gibson. Aug 14, 2022 525
How the latest North East hospital data hints that we're past the peak of the latest Covid-19 surge; NHS figures back up the feeling that Covid-19 cases are waning once more. Aug 14, 2022 399
One person taken to hospital and A19 lane closures after car rolls over near Holystone Roundabout; One person is being treated by the emergency services after a car rolled over on the A19. Aug 14, 2022 367
'Enough is enough': North East politicians back rail strikes on Newcastle Central Station picket line amid cost-of-living crisis; Labour politicians joined train drivers on the picket line at Newcastle Central Station as industrial action saw rail services hit hard. Aug 13, 2022 1028
Hour by hour weather forecast for Sunday and Monday with hot weather in prospect for the North East; A bright Sunday will keep that summer feeling going in the North East, according to the Met Office. Aug 13, 2022 469
Staffing, training and use of restraints criticised as CQC hits NHS mental health and learning disability trust with 'requires improvement' rating; The Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust has had its learning disability and autism wards rated 'requires improvement'. Aug 12, 2022 708
North's first robot hip replacement is miracle for Westerhope mum Rosa -after decades of pain from sickle cell disease; Rosa Pires is one of just two people thought to have undergone robotic hip replacement surgery in the north of England. Aug 12, 2022 772
'Canny cuppas' and wellbeing walks: How Beamish is working with GPs to help those with dementia and mental health worries; Beamish Museum is using its relaxing environment to help often-vulnerable groups through difficult times. Aug 12, 2022 793
Hundreds wait for hours in North East A&Es -after heatwave added to NHS pressure in July; NHS emergency departments continue to be under extreme pressure according to the latest national figures. Aug 12, 2022 810
Progress on North East NHS waiting lists -but still 230,000 people wait for treatment at our hospitals; Huge numbers still wait for care at North East hospitals. Aug 12, 2022 630
Newcastle dispatch officer tells BBC's Ambulance documentary of 'incredibly stressful' job of getting paramedics to those in need; NEAS dispatch officer Tom McDonald features prominently in the returning BBC documentary Ambulance. Aug 11, 2022 816
Sunderland triplet Oliver Maw, 7, 'heading in right direction' in battle with neuroblastoma -but mum fears cancer return without £260k vaccine; Oliver Maw was diagnosed with frightening stage 4 high risk neuroblastoma in early 2021. Aug 10, 2022 895
Virtual appointments could be key to bringing down hospital waiting times says North East NHS boss; A senior NHS figure has spoken of how virtual appointments for patients are one tool being considered to bring down waiting lists. Aug 9, 2022 845
England's first mental health 'distress intervention' team to launch in the North East; An NHS trust and local charity have joined forces to pilot a new approach to tackling mental ill health. Aug 9, 2022 556
NHS trust could face £8.5m deficit this year -as vacancy rates and staff sickness see big spend on agency workers; The CNTW NHS Trust is dealing with pressures on three fronts -staffing, finances and demand for services. Aug 8, 2022 590
North East worst again for drug deaths after 'deadliest year on record' in England -and charities call to treat problem as 'health crisis'; The North continues to have the highest rate of drug-related deaths in the country. Aug 8, 2022 949
'Investment in coaches, facilities and players' will be key to help North East women's football grow after England's success; How has last week's England victory boosted the women's game in the North East? Aug 7, 2022 1211
Three days for Sir Bobby -North East cyclists finish epic 200 mile charity cycle ride and brothers pay tribute to lost dad; A team of cyclists travelled from County Durham to Eindhoven to raise money for cancer research. Aug 7, 2022 570
World Breastfeeding Week: South Tyneside's 'Breastival' encourages mums to share their experiences; Throughout World Breastfeeding Week, a series of events have helped support new mums through what can sometimes be a difficult journey. Aug 7, 2022 430
Sunderland to get thousands to remove chewing gum from city streets; Chewing gum marks on the streets of Sunderland could be a thing of the past soon. Aug 6, 2022 359
Astonishing Lego model will help Freeman Hospital children's cancer patients ahead of radiotherapy treatment; Steve Mayes has built a model radiotherapy machine to help young cancer patients get used to what their treatment will be like. Aug 6, 2022 488
Road closures and traffic changes as work continues on new HMRC offices in Newcastle's Pilgrim Street; Market Street will close as part of the changes. Aug 5, 2022 458
Laura Milburn -'lovely, lovely woman' and widow of Newcastle United legend 'wor Jackie' -dies at 94; Tributes have been paid to Jackie Milburn's widow Laura -who has died at age 94. Aug 5, 2022 645
North East weather: Hour-by-hour forecast for Saturday and Sunday according to the Met Office; A cloudy but dry weekend is in prospect. Aug 5, 2022 432
North East weather: Hour-by-hour forecast for Friday and Saturday according to the Met Office; A damp afternoon in the North East will leave July's heatwave feeling a long time ago. Aug 4, 2022 423
More than 1m illegal cigarettes were found in the North East last year -and trading standards want you to help them find more; Trading standards and the police have discovered huge quantities of illegal tobacco products in our area -and it's linked to organised crime. Aug 4, 2022 692
Newcastle NHS dietician's Commonwealth Games joy as she begins bid at table tennis glory; Rebecca Plaistow is swapping scrubs for the Team Scotland kit and hoping for a Commonwealth Games medal. Aug 3, 2022 431
Police search teams comb Blyth crime scene as murder investigation continues; Search teams have been on the Blyth street on Wednesday after Gary Wilkie was allegedly stabbed. Aug 3, 2022 455
'People will say it's just not worth it' -Newcastle GP hits out at health service pay and warns brain drain could see 'two-tier NHS'; Doctors' Association UK rep Lizzie Toberty has a stark warning for the Department of Health and Social Care. Aug 3, 2022 960
North East weather: Hour-by-hour forecast for Thursday and Friday according to the Met Office; Rain clears on Thursday morning, and then there'll be a warm summer's day to look forward to in the North East. Aug 3, 2022 416
Newcastle family's triple-birthday trip under threat after months-long delays in getting passports delivered; Catherine Holt is furious at the three and a half months it's taken to get her sons' passports renewed. Aug 2, 2022 567
Blyth murder investigation: Shock and sadness as probe begins into alleged alleyway stabbing; People living on a quiet Blyth estate were saddened to see a murder investigation begin on their doorsteps. Aug 2, 2022 718
Ambulance service in 'waiting game' ahead of independent investigation into alleged 'cover-up'; North East Ambulance Service's chief exec Helen Ray has said the person who will lead the independent investigation examining historical failings could be announced in the coming weeks. Aug 1, 2022 618
'It's a miracle I'm still alive -now Aurelia is the same' -North Shields mum reflects after baby survives open heart surgery; Would-be midwife Megan Ramsey thought she was just being an 'anxious mum', but baby Aurelia had a terrifying heart condition. Jul 31, 2022 800
North Shields teenager who dreams of being a firefighter overcame anxiety by volunteering 'every hour of the day'; Josh Evans uses volunteering to manage his own anxiety -and has now won a remarkable award. Jul 30, 2022 629
Interim compensation payments of at least £100,000 should be paid to contaminated blood victims 'without delay'; The Government has been told to pay interim compensation to victims of the contaminated blood scandal "without delay" by Sir Brian Langstaff. Jul 29, 2022 830
Medics dropped amputee when taking him home from hospital -causing his wound to reopen and become infected; Concerns have been raised about how discharge procedures work at North East hospitals, while two NEAS staff are facing disciplinary action. Jul 29, 2022 745
Ambulance service bosses warn patients 'coming to harm' over increasing hospital delays; Bosses said it was vital to do 'absolutely all we can' to prepare for what is expected to be a challenging winter. Jul 28, 2022 786
'A banana a day could half cancer risk' -Newcastle-led study shows remarkable impact of starchy foods; A remarkable cancer prevention study has shown eating certain starchy foods every day reduced the cancer risk in a highly-vulnerable group of patients. Jul 26, 2022 706
Hospitals have 'responsibility to act' to help tackle the North East's shocking child poverty says NHS boss; Shocking child poverty figures have left the North East reeling. Jul 26, 2022 627
Shocking report highlights how 'parallel pandemic' of mental ill health in the North has cost UK £2bn; The pandemic worsened health inequality and had a chilling impact in the North. New research shows the impact on our mental health has had huge national cost. Jul 25, 2022 858
How 383 Newcastle NHS staffers have helped 'answer the most important questions' about Covid-19; By taking part in one of the biggest Covid-19 studies, staff at the city's hospitals have played another vital role battling the pandemic. Jul 25, 2022 495
Government delay over interim compensation for Infected Blood victims 'disgrace' says Northumberland MP; Ian Lavery MP has slammed the Government over its lack of progress on paying interim compensation to victims of the scandal. Jul 24, 2022 732
'Donating my eggs made an amazing difference': Newcastle Fertility Centre urge more women to donate; Egg donors and medics at the Newcastle Fertility Clinic are encouraging others to think about donating their eggs to help families conceive. Jul 24, 2022 713
Covid-19 has not gone away -the 10 North East areas currently seeing the biggest spike in virus rates; Areas around the region are seeing spikes in Covid-19 cases. Jul 24, 2022 643
Thousands celebrate at huge Newcastle Pride march and enjoy 'incredible atmosphere' for first time since 2019; Thousands headed into Newcastle city centre as part of one of the biggest Pride marches the city has ever seen. Jul 23, 2022 740
Tyneside charity's 'amazing' new holiday lodge will help cancer patients to 'step away from it all'; The Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust has created a new, free-of-charge, holiday lodge to help cancer patients through difficult times. Jul 23, 2022 721
75,000 people in our region had a UTI in just 6 months -as new pharmacy scheme looks to make treatment faster and easier; Pharmacists will now be able to treat UTIs without the need for a patient to have a prescription or a GP appointment. Jul 21, 2022 470
Specially-made halo is a 'dream come true' for boy, 4, as he undergoes life-changing scoliosis treatment at the RVI; Kyle Brookes is just 4. A brand new device helps him get up and about -and undergo lifechanging scoliosis treatment -at Newcastle's RVI. Jul 21, 2022 571
'Every day it gets harder' -Parents of Freeman Hospital heart unit patients plead for families to consider organ donation; Parents of children waiting for life-saving heart transplants have come together to make a powerful plea for others to consider donating their child's organs even in the midst of tragedy. Jul 21, 2022 1104
Huge £200,000 charity grant to support children's cancer research in the North East; Childhood cancer research in Newcastle is to see a big funding boost. Jul 20, 2022 445
North East hour-by-hour weather forecast for Wednesday and Thursday with region set for respite from the heatwave; The weather will feel more conventional on Wednesday after two days of scarily-high heatwave temperatures. Jul 19, 2022 554
Northumberland blood scandal victim welcomes Andy Burnham's evidence over 'criminal cover-up'; Meanwhile an intervention by the judge leading the Inquiry could mean compensation payments are closer than ever. Jul 18, 2022 729
Increase in mental health patients being sent 'out of area' blamed on demand and bed occupancy topping 95%; NHS bosses said the practice of sending mental health patients to hospitals far from home had increased during May as the health service fights to deal with huge demand, staffing issues and pressure on beds. Jul 18, 2022 692
Durham man takes on five epic charity challenges including an Iron Man and Three Peaks Challenge after losing grandparents to cancer; Stuart Thompson lost two grandparents to cancer within months of one another just before the pandemic hit. Jul 18, 2022 711
Hour-by-hour weather forecast for Monday July 11 and Tuesday July 12 for the North East according to the Met Office; Highs of 26 degrees on Monday mean will have sun-worshippers in the North East delighted. Jul 11, 2022 495
CQC highlights 'unsafe' staffing issues at Hebburn NHS unit for people with learning disabilities and autism; The region's biggest mental health and learning disability NHS trust has been forced to implement a "robust action plan" after criticism of services at Rose Lodge in Hebburn. Jul 11, 2022 582
New North East NHS leader wants our region to attract people from all over the world 'to see how we are changing healthcare'; Samantha Allen is now one of most senior figures in the North East NHS -and she's got big ambitions. Jul 11, 2022 823
Hour-by-hour weather forecast for Sunday July 10 and Monday July 11 for the North East according to the Met Office; Sunny weather is set to grace a busy couple of days around the North East. Jul 10, 2022 474
'They made a series of choices': Newcastle Infected Blood campaigner gives harrowing evidence at public inquiry; Carol Grayson has been waiting decades for the Government to listen to her over the scandal that killed her husband and brother-in-law. Jul 10, 2022 1009
Ambulance service pays tribute to staff hailing from Australia to Alnwick on International Paramedics Day; July 8 is the first ever International Paramedics Day. Jul 8, 2022 838
Newcastle NHS hero 'wor Jackie' wins lifetime achievement award after 47 years dedicated to our hospitals; Jackie Thompson has retired on a high after 47 years at Newcastle's hospitals. Jul 8, 2022 544
Boris Johnson's North East legacy: 'A story of failure'; Has Boris Johnson left the North East a better place than he found it? Jul 8, 2022 2634
Hexham MP Guy Opperman resigns from Government and adds to calls for Boris Johnson to resign; Hexham MP Guy Opperman has left his role as pensions minister. Jul 7, 2022 557
Jarrow MP slams Government's health service plans -'They've pushed the NHS to the brink'; Kate Osborne MP has attacked the Government's health policy, saying the NHS was at "crisis point" and deriding the role of the private sector in healthcare. Jul 7, 2022 839
Miracle treatment changed one man's life in lockdown trial -after IBS had 'brought life to a standstill'; Anthony Anderson has spoken of how a new IBS treatment changed his life. Jul 7, 2022 781
'Bad health has doubled' in the last decade across North East -and almost half of people report struggling to get GP appointments; According to a new survey, the proportion of people reporting poor health in our area has rocketed since 2011 -while in places like Washington a staggering 55% of people report struggling to get in to see their GPs. Jul 6, 2022 1330
Newcastle hospital staff have 'big teas' to celebrate NHS 74th birthday and raise charity cash; The NHS' 74th birthday was marked with special charity events around the North East. Jul 6, 2022 499
Doctors offered £15,000 'welcome bonus' to come and work in rural Northumberland; Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Trust is giving consultants who take up jobs in the county a considerable bonus. Jul 4, 2022 412
How thousands of your Covid samples have helped develop new test for the virus in Newcastle; The legacy of the cutting-edge Integrated Covid Hub North East is alive and well -thousands of your Covid samples have helped create a brand new virus test, while contact tracers are now working to help the NHS cut waiting lists. Jul 4, 2022 813
North East public health is 'way behind' the rest of the UK -new NHS bosses issue 'call to action' after shocking report; A report claims public health issues in the region are "among the worst in the country" on the back of "a century of declining prosperity". Jul 4, 2022 1042
Northumbria's NHS charity in Great North Run call -'get on your running shoes'; Could you run the Great North Run in honour of the Bright charity? Jun 27, 2022 501
'I gave blood for the first time -it was so easy I can't believe I haven't done it before'; To show how straightforward giving blood is, ChronicleLive Health Reporter Sam Volpe decided to take the plunge and donate for the very first time. Jun 26, 2022 1020
'I've been here 20 years and some of the Geordie slang still confuses me!' International nurses explain their love of working in the North East; Charlyn and Jenny swapped the Philippines for North Tyneside General -with new international nurses playing a key role in supporting the NHS, they explained why they love it here. Jun 24, 2022 996
Northumberland family desperate to raise funds to bring scuba instructor home -'nightmare' stroke and swimming pool accident left him stranded in US hospital; Gareth Crouth is in hospital in the States after suffering horrific injuries while visiting friends in Kentucky. Without insurance, it'll cost thousands to bring him home. Jun 23, 2022 583
Northumberland man to take part in Commonwealth Games baton relay a year on from grandson's heartbreaking brain tumour death; Alan Holmes will get to honour his grandson Matthew -who died of a brain tumour last year -during the Queen's Baton Relay ahead of the Commonwealth Games. Jun 23, 2022 427
Four-year-old's Disney delight after tonsil removal at the RVI -he was one of first in the country to see the new Lightyear film; Kyle Whitehead had a Disney-themed surprise at the RVI last week. Jun 23, 2022 580
North East hospital boss named as the 6th most influential person in UK health; Sir James Mackey is now seen as one of the NHS's most influential figures according to a prestigious list. Jun 22, 2022 356
DWP benefit claimants to get £650 cost of living payment -400,000 North East families eligible; More than eight million households in the UK will get a cash to ease cost of living pressures, including almost 400,000 in the North East. Jun 22, 2022 426
'She was like the song you want on repeat': Balloons to remember much-loved County Durham woman Natalie Marshall; Family and friends are to pay tribute to Natalie Marshall as they raise money to look after her little sisters. Jun 22, 2022 741
When Tyne Bridge will close for vital inspection work ahead of £41m restoration; The iconic landmark will be shut off to drivers with essential inspections taking place for the long-awaited refurbishment. Jun 21, 2022 616
'There are no words': Wallsend residents react after shock police incident sees air ambulance land and forensics combing estate; The Holy Cross area of Wallsend was the scene of a shocking police incident on Monday afternoon. Jun 20, 2022 540
Murder inquiry launched after Wallsend stabbing -with three teenagers arrested; Three teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a suspected fatal assault in Wallsend. Jun 20, 2022 361
How the RMT rail strikes will affect services in the North East on June 21; The now-confirmed rail strikes will hit travel in our region hard tomorrow -and later in the week too. This is what it means for services. Jun 20, 2022 954
South Shields friends who both lost husbands to cancer raise more than £35,000 for charity; Linda Gordon and Julie Cunningham have channelled grief into an amazing fundraising effort. Jun 19, 2022 533
The 5 GPs' practices in the North East with 'requires improvement' ratings from the CQC; Though each still had some positive feedback, these are the five GPs' practices in our region to have been put on notice by the CQC. Jun 18, 2022 1117
Three generations of the same Northumberland family finally kicked smoking together; Karen Pugh, her mum Joan and daughter Bobbie all quit smoking together after becoming worried about the health implications. Jun 18, 2022 504
North East A&E attendance up 10,000 on a year ago -with huge strain on NHS and national fears about ambulance handovers; Thousands more people attended hospital with for urgent treatment this May than a year ago. Jun 17, 2022 900
NHS bosses approve plans to move Cramlington GPs' surgery 2.2miles across the Northumberland town; Brockwell Surgery will be moving out of its 30-year-old premises and into brand new accommodation on the site of NSECH in Cramlington. Jun 17, 2022 535
NHS Trust admits 'missed opportunities' to save Sunderland woman's life -she was sent home from A&E hours before her death; Leanne Haswell died a day before turning 29 -doctors have accepted there were missed opportunities to save her life. Jun 17, 2022 579
Newcastle hospitals buck national trend as waiting list falls in April -but still sees almost 100,000 wait for treatment; Waiting lists for treatment at the Freeman and the RVI fell in April -against a national background where more than 6.5m people are currently waiting for surgery. Jun 16, 2022 636
Geordie Hospital to return with six new episodes -highlighting the 'warmth and charm' of our NHS heroes; Geordie Hospital to return with six new episodes -highlighting the 'warmth and charm' of our NHS heroes. Jun 15, 2022 384
'Inhumane': NHS mental health patients sent hundreds of miles -at cost of more than £1.7m in March alone in our area; The Royal College of Psychiatrists has called the failure to end the use of "out-of-area placements" for mental health patients "a scandal". Jun 15, 2022 808
Newcastle needs 5,000 new blood donors says the NHS -could one of them be you? Blood donors are urgently needed -and people from diverse backgrounds are especially wanted; Blood donors are urgently needed -and people from diverse backgrounds are especially wanted. Jun 14, 2022 546

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