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‘Pathetic’: Andy Murray slams 1% pay offer made to NHS workers

Two-time Wimbledon champion praises frontline staff, some of whom were invited to watch the tennisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAndy Murray has joined the chorus of condemnation of the government’s “pathetic” proposal for …

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‘To our real heroes’: Saint-Maximin donates gifts to Newcastle NHS workers

French winger includes chocolates and vouchersHe salutes hospital staff as ‘the best team of my city’Allan Saint-Maximin has donated more than 60 care packages to NHS workers on Tyneside. These gifts include luxury confectionary boxes created by French…

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Young footballer reaches 7.1 million keepy-uppies to help key workers

Imogen Papworth-Heidel completes lengthy challenge‘I’m just speechless at how much money we’ve raised’An 11-year-old girl has completed her challenge to reach 7.1 million keepy-uppies, one for every UK key worker, to raise money for a number of chariti…

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NHS warns betting firms against using ‘reckless’ ads to exploit football’s return

Concerns of problem gambling rising while NHS is stretched‘Return must not be excuse to open the floodgates of addiction’The NHS England director of mental health has warned betting companies not to exploit the return of televised football with “reckle…

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Football must not restart until strain on NHS eases, says Watford chairman

Scott Duxbury ‘uncomfortable’ discussing football during crisisClub has opened up Vicarage Road stadium to local hospital staffThe Watford chairman and CEO, Scott Duxbury, has said that a resumption of top-level football in England should be off the ag…

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Sir Alex Ferguson thanks NHS for ‘magnificent’ coronavirus response

Two years ago the NHS saved my life, says ex-United managerOld Trafford club offering extra support to health workersSir Alex Ferguson has praised the NHS for “saving my life” two years ago, and for its “magnificent” response to the coronavirus pandemi…

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NHS boss condemns English cricket’s sponsorship deal with KP Snacks

Simon Stevens says ECB’s Hundred tie-up with maker of Hula Hoops undermines fight against childhood obesity The head of the NHS has criticised English cricket for letting KP Snacks sponsor a new tournament that is designed to encourage young people to …

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Distressed Bury fans get mental health support from NHS

NHS trust to host session for people experiencing ‘emotional upset’ at football club’s demiseThe NHS is running mental health sessions for distressed fans of Bury FC following an outpouring of grief at the club’s expulsion from the football league.The …

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Nurse in trousers told her London Marathon record would not count

Guinness World Records says Jessica Anderson needed to have had a dress on to qualifyAn NHS nurse who ran the London Marathon was told her Guinness World Record attempt would not count because she was not wearing a dress.Jessica Anderson, who has been …

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Steve Redgrave: ‘I feared diabetes would end my rowing career’

The five-time Olympic gold medallist discusses competing after his diagnosis – and breaking down barriers for othersWhen Sir Steve Redgrave was diagnosed with diabetes 20 years ago at the age of 35, he thought it would mean the end of his rowing career…

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Leicester’s ecstatic title-winning celebrations keep city hospital busy

Leicester Royal Infirmary says it saw twice as many people as normal on Saturday night, mostly for alcohol-related injuries

Leicester’s main hospital treated twice as many patients as normal on Saturday night following the club’s ecstatic title-winning celebrations.

A spokeswoman for Leicester Royal Infirmary said its A&E unit was “incredibly busy” treating patients with mostly alcohol-related minor injuries.

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Blood bikers: how volunteer motorcyclists are saving lives

They are the unsung heroes of the night a band of riders who give up their time to courier medical supplies around the country, saving the NHS a fortune. But should they be allowed to run red lights? Sarah Whitehead went pillion for a nightshift Conti…

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Lucy Mangan: the NHS, a cautionary tale

The proposal to close my local hospital draws together all the major narrative threads of the damage being done to the NHSAs I get older, I understand less and less. Events such as the banking crisis or the Arab Spring or education …

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Hugh Muir’s diary

He’s shouty and rubs shoulders with cops and spooks. A perfect chief for the NHS• We hear little from Voldemort Lansley these days, but his legacy endures. Clinicians all confused. Management consultants cashing in. And then there is the appointment …

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Jimmy Savile spent nights with girls in hospital rooms, says Leeds porter

Leeds general infirmary worker says BBC star arrived in early hours of morning with teenagers and took them to nurses’ roomsJimmy Savile took over staff bedrooms reserved for surgeons and nurses at Leeds general infirmary to spend nights with teenage g…