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Film by friend pays tribute to young student from Berkhamsted

A young film maker paid tribute to an old friend at the premier of his first film project.

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Hertfordshire County Council’s advice on how to avoid high blood pressure

Herts County Council wants YOU to ‘Know Your Numbers’ during the UK’s biggest blood pressure awareness event.

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Left to Right: councillor Margaret Griffiths, team leader Emily-Rae, and councillor Isy Imarni

Housing tenants to benefit from free activities by Dacorum Borough Council’s new service

Council housing tenants in Dacorum will have access to a range of new activities to help with wellbeing and employment.

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Disney Frozen socks recalled over cancer fears

A line of Disney Frozen socks have been recalled by their manufacturer due to concerns that it may contain a cancer-causing chemical.

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Sally Marshall has her head shaved at The Forum

Dacorum Borough Council chief executive Sally Marshall braves the shave

A council chief executive had her head shaved for charity in memory of her late husband.

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Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall people ‘more at risk from deadly blood clots’

Tall men and women are more likely to suffer a potentially deadly blood clot, warns new research.

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Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

Hundreds of transplants missed each year because families didn’t know relative’s wishes

A reluctance to talk about death is leading to hundreds of life-saving transplant opportunities being missed, say the NHS.

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Emma Young of Hemel Hempstead with breath cancer.

Victory for mum with breast cancer from Hemel Hempstead in her battle for benefits

A young mum with terminal cancer had her benefits restored after the Gazette highlighted her story.

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Appeal for more organ donors at the NHS

102 patients in Hertfordshire die waiting for an organ transplant

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Sally Marshall and her husband Peter

Council boss Braves the Shave for her late husband who died of cancer

After losing her husband to cancer, Dacorum Bourough Council’s chief exec Sally Marshall has decided to Brave the Shave in tribute to her late husband.

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Children in Hertfordshire leanr how to stay safe.

Schoolchildren in Hemel Hempstead learn how to report child abuse

As the new school year begins, the NSPCC campaign for children aged four and up to ‘Speak Out Stay Safe’ returns.

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One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

One shower a week is clean enough for eight million Brits

8.4 million Britons take just one shower per week, according to new research into the hygiene habits of UK adults.

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Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

Safety warning issued over craze of swimmers wearing mermaid tails

A safety warning has been issued over a new craze of swimmers wearing MERMAID tails.

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Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Gradual diet ‘key to shedding the pounds’

Dieters are more likely to keep the fat off if they shed just one pound a week... or even less, according to new research.

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Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

Sunbeds turn one in five into ‘tanning addicts’

One in five sunbed users are at risk of becoming ‘tanning addicts’, scientists warn.

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Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could ‘trick’ shoppers into buying fewer calories, claims study

Supermarkets could easily “trick” customers into buying and eating fewer calories, according to new research.

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Concern over ‘rapid’ rise of drink and drug abuse among the over 50s

Concern over ‘rapid’ rise of drink and drug abuse among the over 50s

Soaring cases of drink and drug abuse among people over the age of 50 are causing concern among health officials.

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Talcum powder cancer claims: the facts

Talcum powder cancer claims: the facts

Most recognisable as the creator of family favourite baby products, Johnson & Johnson have been in the headlines for other reasons this week after being ordered to pay $417m (£323.4m) to a California woman who claimed their talcum powder gave her ovarian cancer after allegedly using it for 50 years.

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Benefits cuts hit mum with cancer from Hemel Hempstead

Benefits cuts hit mum with cancer from Hemel Hempstead

A mother of three with secondary breast cancer has been stripped of her benefits and had her car taken away.

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‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

‘Supermarket X’ could have infected thousands with hepatitis through infected sausages

A major UK supermarket could have infected thousands of people with a strain of hepatitis E through its pork sausages, says researchers at Public Health England (PHE).

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