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GP and Pharmacy access in North Yorkshire over Christmas

With Christmas fast approaching, North Yorkshire residents are being asked to choose the right service during the holidays. GP practices in North Yorkshire will be closed from 25 December reopening on Tuesday 29 December. Practices will also be closed on Friday 1 January and will then reopen on Monday 4 January. Residents who need medical help should ring NHS 111 – trained health professionals can advise on where to go […]

todayDecember 24, 2020 2

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GP Practices in North Yorkshire ask for patience, with surgeries seeing high demand for appointments

NHS leaders in North Yorkshire and York are asking residents for their patience and kindness in the run-up to Christmas, with GP practices saying there is high demand for appointments. NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Vale of York CCG say they are pleased people are not ignoring symptoms of ill health and are seeking medical help. But the CCGs are asking patients to be aware that […]

todayDecember 21, 2020 1

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Salvation Army Toy Appeal Helps over 300 Children

The 2020 Salvation Army Toy Appeal, which has been supported through promotion on HG1 Radio, has been very successful despite everything else going on with regards to Covid, and has helped 307 children. They would like to pass on their thanks to the generous people of our region for their kind donations which mean that children from families who are struggling this year will not go without a gift. Due […]

todayDecember 17, 2020 2

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How to cut back on waste at home this Christmas

Christmas will be different this year, but that provides an opportunity to think about the gifts we give and the waste we create and how we might do things differently. North Yorkshire County Council’s waste management team has come up with suggestions to help residents cut down on packaging and support local businesses. Instead of buying physical presents, try supporting local businesses by buying a voucher for family members or […]

todayDecember 9, 2020

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Branch issues reminder as new insights from Samaritans reveal people are worried about their wellbeing over the festive period Volunteers in Harrogate will be among around 1,500 volunteers expected to answer calls for help on Christmas Day. Christmas will be a tough time for some even without a global pandemic to deal with, say Samaritans, as the charity’s latest research reveals that being separated from family and loved ones over […]

todayDecember 8, 2020 3

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Passengers advised to book ahead and plan their journey carefully on the East Coast Main Line

Passengers advised to book ahead and plan their journey carefully on the East Coast Main Line in advance of six-day closure of London King’s Cross over the Christmas period Network Rail and train operators on the East Coast Main Line are urging passengers to plan ahead to avoid disappointment if travelling on the East Coast Main Line to and from London between Christmas Day and Wednesday 30 December (inclusive) as […]

todayDecember 8, 2020

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Schools help get emergency support to low income families before Christmas

The roll-out of urgent help for children and their families continues across North Yorkshire, with a food voucher scheme set to be in place before Christmas for those hardest hit by the pandemic. The Covid Winter Grant Scheme will see £1.4m distributed to struggling families in North Yorkshire with the help of schools, academies, early years settings and colleges in North Yorkshire. The scheme will ensure children eligible for Free […]

todayDecember 4, 2020 2

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Harrogate BID sponsors free Harrogate Electrics bus journeys and car parking to bring customers into town centre

Harrogate BID is launching two new initiatives aimed at bringing shoppers into Harrogate town centre this December. And with the town coming out of lockdown tomorrow (December 2), it is even more important than ever to encourage residents to "shop, eat and drink" locally. The first is seeing it once again partnering with bus operator The Harrogate Bus Company to sponsor its "Sunday Freeway", offering the chance to ride its […]

todayDecember 2, 2020

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Order and collect your prescription medicine in advance of Christmas

Residents in North Yorkshire and York who are on repeat medication are being urged to order in advance of Christmas week to avoid running out. In the run-up to Christmas, pharmacy processing times may take a little longer than usual because of the volume of prescriptions. NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Vale of York CCG advise people should order their repeat prescriptions 7-14 days in advance […]

todayNovember 27, 2020 2