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Medway GP's pioneering approach to combat stress

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A staggering £800,000 is spent by the NHS every day on anti-depressants.

Almost 16 million working days are lost every year and that's the true cost of stress and mental illness in today's modern Britain.

However, a GP from Medway has come up with a pioneering approach to help her patients.

It's a simple technique that could save millions of pounds on prescription drugs.

Dr Farnaaz Sharief says her approach is all about tackling the problem early on.

As Nashreen Issa reports.

Nashreen spoke to GP Farnaaz Sharief, Saffia Bunger and Amanda Eveson.

For more information on Dr Sharief's workshops, visit Manage Your Mind.

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Two injured after car crashes into house in Rainham

Library picture- the accident happened on Rainham High Street Credit: Google images

An investigation's been launched after a car crashed into a house and collided with several other parked vehicles in Rainham High Street in the early hours of this morning.

A man and a woman, both in their 20s were treated by paramedics at the scene and taken to Medway Maritime Hospital.

A crew from Kent Fire and Rescue made sure the property was safe and two neighbouring buildings were evacuated as a precaution, due to concerns of a gas leak.

The occupants have since been able to return.

Medway hosts handball championships

Since the London Olympics, more and more of us have been taking up the sport of handball.

It's popular in much of Europe and at the weekend 74 teams descended on Medway to take part in the British University Championships.

As Abigail Bracken reports.

Abigail spoke to John Pearce from the British Handball Team at the 2012 Olympics and the Captain of the University of Kent Mens Handball Team, Joakin Hauge.

She also spoke to Karim Richani and Mark Ankrah from the University of Kent Mens Handball Team.

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Parents want answers to death of baby in hospital

The heartbroken parents of a baby girl who died at a hospital in Kent claim her life could have been saved if she'd been monitored properly. Summer Palmer was born prematurely at twenty five weeks but developed sepsis a few days later. Her parents have obtained notes from Medway Maritime Hospital which, they say, show tests were not carried out as regularly as they should have been. But the hospital trust insists that everything to safeguard baby Summer was done. Tom Savvides reports.

Search launched after reports man jumped from motorway bridge

Police and the coastguard are searching the River Medway after reports a man may have jumped from the M2 motorway bridge.

Officers were called at 10.20am due to the 'concern for the welfare' of a man.

The coastguard helicopter was spotted in the area shortly afterwards.

The footpath on the M2 Medway bridge coast bound between J2 and J3 has been closed.

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