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Blesma home’s future in doubt as roll numbers fall

A care home for Blackpool’s bravest ex-servicemen and women is facing an uncertain future.

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An octopus

Porn accused in ‘live octopus sex’ trial

A man has been accused of illegally possessing octo-porn.

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Driver run over by his own truck suffers potentially life threatening injuries

Driver run over by his own truck suffers potentially life threatening injuries

A driver has suffered potentially life threatening injuries after falling underneath his own moving truck as he tried to climb back into the driver’s seat.

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Hundreds of vacancies in Vic staffing ‘crisis’

Medics are being asked to work extra hours as health bosses scour the globe looking to fill hundreds of job posts.

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Marks and Spencer. Photo: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

M&S take fishcakes off shelves in allergy scare

Marks and Spencer has been forced to take thousands of fishcakes off their shelves because the packaging failed to mention the presence of egg.

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Boots has stocks of the vaccine

Relief as chemists get renewed stock of life-saving meningitis vaccine

A leading UK health charity has welcomed news that a vaccine against the potentially deadly meningitis is again available on the high street.

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Families fear that Hornby Road Respite Care Centre could be closed due to cutbacks

Parents’ plea over respite cuts threat

Parents of severely disabled youngsters in Blackpool are pleading to the council not to cut a respite care service.

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Update on Queens Park flats in Layton

UPDATED: New date revealed for Queens Park flats demolition

A date has been set for the three remaining tower blocks in Layton to be demolished.

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Parkinsons - cure may be on the horizon

Cure for Parkinson’s disease on the horizon

Parkinson’s disease could be prevented after scientists discovered what actually causes it at a cellular level.

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St Annes' new Mari Cure fund-raising group

Charity vows to help Fylde patients

A new charity group has started up in Lytham and St Annes.

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Ambulance bosses after woman, 91, is left in agony

Ambulance bosses after woman, 91, is left in agony

Ambulance bosses have apologised after a 91-year-old woman was left waiting for hours with a broken hip.

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Fletwood pharmacist Chris Roberts has been shortlisted for the regional stage of a top award.

Port chemist up for prestigious award

Fleetwood-based pharmacist Chris Roberts has been shortlisted for a prestigious award.

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Buggy in a poor state

Maggot-ridden foal rescued

A foal who was the victim of “one of the most horrific cases of neglect” seen by animal welfare workers is making a good recovery at a Blackpool sanctuary.

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Pet food recalled over animal illness fears

Pet food recalled over animal illness fears

A pet food manufacturer has issued a further recall of cat food owing to a risk of illness in pets.

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Sister Mary Robinson, Suzanne Clarke, staff nurse Danni Porter, and Gareth Clarke

Miracle baby’s return to Blackpool to say thanks

A man who was born in Blackpool weighing less than two pounds has made an emotional return.

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Grange Park Medical Centre in Dinmore Avenue, Grange Park (Pic: Google)

GP practice in special measures

A raft of failings at a doctor’s surgery has seen it placed in special measures.

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Hay fever misery

‘Very high’ pollen levels mean misery for North West hay fever sufferers

Hay fever sufferers across the North West are facing 72 hours of misery as pollen counts are set to be ‘very high’.

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Dominic after surgery

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Boy, 4, sustains horrific injuries after railing falls on his head

A Wigan mum has spoken of the terrifying moment a railing fell on her young son, injuring him so badly he required major surgery.

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Louise Hall and Daniel, two, visit staff on the childrens ward where they have donated toys with family members Rachel and Nigel Hind and Andrew Cross, far left, and Kate Hind, far right.

Mum’s thanks to Blackpool’s Neonatal Unit heroes

A grateful family has said a special thank you to staff on Blackpool’s Neonatal Unit who helped care for their baby when he was born premature weighing just three pounds.

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Exercising four hours after study helps boost memory

Exercising four hours after study helps boost memory

Hitting the gym precisely four hours after studying can increase your chances of retaining more of what you have just learned, according to research.

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