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When Val Emery paid a visit to her doctor’s one morning, she could have never have guessed it was just the very beginning of her long battle with ovarian cancer.

“August 2007 is when I went for a normal smear test, everything had been normal up until then. Everything.”

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A mental health hospital near Leek is planning to expand with a wing for women with severe challenging behaviours.

John Munroe Independent Hospital in Rudyard, has submitted plans to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council to build a single-storey wing.

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An East Midlands Ambulance Service (EMAS) boss has dismissed speculation the trust could merge with the West Midlands service.

The two services have been in talks exploring whether West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS), which covers Stoke-on-Trent, could work more closely with EMAS following increased strain on services.

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A Stoke-on-Trent councillor has backed a ban on smoking in cars with children as latest figures show an alarming number of smokers in the city.

Cllr Adrian Knapper, Health and Wellbeing Cabinet member for Stoke-on-Trent City Council, hopes the new law will prompt more people to stop smoking.

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