Youngsters’ brave feat in memory of step-dad Nick, 39

Two youngsters have raised £1,200 for Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s in-house charity in memory of their step-dad.

Gavin Howard with his niece Pippa Cole, who died in February after suffering from a brain tumour

Peak challenges to honour little Pippa

A devoted uncle has tackled a tough peak to peak challenge in memory of his Wyre niece.

Is your child on a 'clean eating' diet?

How ‘clean eating’ can damage children’s health

Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children’s healthy habits early on. It’s no surprise really: “clean eating” is the perfect buzz term for parents who are faced with supermarket shelves full of baby and toddler food which is high in sugar content and low in nutritional value.
Lisa Moorhouse said the unit will help deliver care 'closer to people's homes when they need it the most'

New mental health unit for pregnant women and new mums announced

A new mental health unit for mums-to-be and new mums – and their babies – is set to open next year.

Katie, Pip and the other stars of the show

Katie’s not so shaggy dog story at Fringe

A girl who trained her pet dog to sniff out any problems with her diabetes is to have her life story presented on stage.

Lush have brought back their 'Sleepy' body lotion.

The £8 body lotion insomniacs are branding a ‘miracle’

If counting sheep doesn't send you off to the land of nod, there's good news.

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Simon Cox wrote the song, 'Golden Days', for Brian House children's hospice

Chance to appear in charity music video

A video shoot for a charity music single is taking place on Lytham Green on Sunday.

PCSO Lauren Taylor attends to a man collapsed in Dickson Road, suspected to have taken drugs including Spice, earlier this year

‘Bad batch’ of Spice sparking medical crisis in Blackpool

It is ‘likely’ a bad batch of so-called zombie drug Spice is causing users in Blackpool to fall seriously ill, police in the resort warned.

The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago

A&E waiting times target in England missed every month for last two years

The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago, new figures show.
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Breastfeeding. Photo: Katie Collins/PA Wire

Breastfeeding promoted at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

New mums gathered at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to celebrate an annual event called the Global Big Latch On, held as part of World Breastfeeding Week.

‘We are continuously 
looking to improve care’

‘We are continuously looking to improve care’

Patients were left waiting for emergency treatment as the ambulance service failed to hit any of its key response time targets last year.

Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health

One in three men with poor mental health blame their jobs

Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health among men, a charity has said.
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Gavin Howard and Pippa's mum Michelle Cole

Ribbleton man completes peak challenge in memory of his Scorton niece

A devoted uncle has taken on the Peak to Peak Challenge - with a twist - in memory of his niece.

11-year-old Alex Davis running with paramedic Rebecca Healer at the torch's launch in April

Cheeky Girls and BGT act DNA to welcome back Our Blue Light torch

The Our Blue Light mental health relay torch will arrive home in style following a five-month tour of the north.

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Hospital reveals plan to tackle ongoing ‘issue’

A number of people continue to smoke on the site of Blackpool Victoria Hospital – despite the premises being completely nonsmoking.

Sinead O'Connor in her tearful video

Fears for Sinead O’Connor after Facebook video post

Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor has sparked concern over her mental health after posting a video on Facebook.

What is your Instagram account saying about you?

What your Instagram pics say about your mental health

People who post pictures on Instagram that are bluer, darker or greyer than most users are likely to have depression, a new study reveals.

Junior doctors fresh from medical school have started work at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Hospital welcomes new junior doctors

Junior doctors fresh from medical school have started work at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

Susan Lingham and Ron Lingham have been left struggling following a disability allowance medical review which they say is wrong

Charities: ‘Blackpool is being hit by disabled benefits crisis’

Charities helping disabled people on the Fylde Coast get the right level of benefits say they are being over-run with desperate pleas for help.

Tobacco duties brought in 9.5 billion a year

Smokers pay lots in tax and save public money by dying early, report says

Smoking is worth almost £15 billion to the public purse because of the tax revenue and the savings from smokers' early deaths, according to a think tank's analysis.

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