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Dartford Slimming World Consultants Celebrate Record Year with Aussie Singer Peter Andre

A group of Slimming World Consultants from Dartford was congratulated on helping slimmers to lose weight and change their lives by singer and TV presenter Peter Andre. The team, who run Slimming World groups in Dartford, was delighted to get a chance to cuddle up to Peter when he presented the annual Slimming World Awards. The Mysterious Girl singer co-hosted the event with the organisation’s founder and chair Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE. Gillian Barker said Peter’s presence at the awards was extra special because earlier in 2017 he supported Slimming World’s most successful fundraising event ever – The Big Slimming World...

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GP appointments available over Christmas and New Year

GPs in north Kent will provide extra appointments in the evenings, at weekends and on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and over New Year in a bid to relieve the pressure on A&E and out of hours services over the festive period. As part of a recent budget announcement, NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley (DGS) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which plans and buys health services in the area, has been able to work with GPs locally to ensure appointments are available throughout Christmas and New Year. Not all GPs will be open in the evenings, on the Bank Holidays and...

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Three Days of Christmas Activity at Dartford’s Markets

Dartford residents and visitors can pick up plenty of bargains at the Christmas markets in the High Street on Thursday 21st, Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd December. There’ll be all sorts of great gifts and festive foods on offer, just in time to get the Christmas shopping sorted. Music and entertainment will be provided by local steel drum band ‘Phase 5’ on Friday 22nd, playing Christmas classics to add to the festive feeling and traditional market atmosphere. Furthermore, visitors to the market will be able to park for free at Acacia car park all day on Thursday 21st and...

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Ellenor’s Mobile Physiotherapist Ensures Patients Live Life to the Full

ellenor’s mobile physiotherapist ensures patients facing terminal illness live life to the full Kent charity e​llenor has appointed a mobile physiotherapist to support patients within the local community facing terminal illness. ​Physiotherapist Andrew Lowden is committed to ensuring that people have the best quality of life they can even if their illness is not curable. He was himself diagnosed with testicular cancer 7 months ago. After surgery to remove his testicle, he underwent chemotherapy treatment and now in remission, he is working at ellenor. ​Despite trying to stay healthy by eating well, playing lacrosse, running and being conscious about changes to...

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Residents With Minor Illnesses Urged to Seek Alternatives to Darent Valley Hospital

Residents with minor illnesses urged to seek alternatives to Darent Valley Hospital as emergency services are under pressure The NHS in north Kent is currently experiencing significant pressure, with very high levels of demand at emergency services and expected high demand on out-of-hours services – with Darent Valley Hospital seeing more patients than usual. The local Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is responsible for planning and buying local NHS services, are supporting Darent Valley Hospital’s senior clinicians, and asking people with minor illnesses or non-life threatening conditions to seek alternative treatment and use the NHS 111 if they are...

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