Butterfly ball to fly high for vital funds

A Butterfly Ball is being held to raise money for dementia care through hospital charity Blue Skies Hospitals Fund.

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GP David Wrigley

Former Blackpool schoolboy leads fight against NHS cuts

A former Blackpool schoolboy has been given a top position with the British Medical Association.

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Breast implants, paracetamol, IVF, obesity treatment and free   suncream are on the cull hitlist

NHS bosses in bid to save £6.4m by cutting services

GPs in Blackpool are facing a crackdown on the number of patients they refer for minor operations in a bid to save money.

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Photo: David Hurst Gavin Howard has his plaits and beard cut and shaved in small parts by passers by on Friargate in aid of Macmillan Cancer

Gavin braves the shave for Macmillan

Building site manager Gavin Howard felt a little colder behind the ears as he turned up to work this week after a head shave raising more than £1,000 for a cancer charity.

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Toni Roethling quit her job as head at Hodgson to care for her adult daughter

Headteacher: ‘My daughter’s illness forced me to quit’

The headteacher of a leading Lancashire school says she was forced to quit to look after her mentally ill daughter.

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Dr Tony Naughton

How can we improve mental health care?

People are being asked to help the local NHS improve psychological therapy services in the area.

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Peter and Simon Cotton and Clare Keane present a cheque for �15,000 to Alison Melvin and Pavel Bezecny at the Macmillan Windmill Unit at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Peak challenge joy in honour of battling Gill

Two charity events have helped to raise thousands of pounds to help enrich cancer care for patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

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Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

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Launch of Lancashire Not Forgotten dementia project at Moor Park Library.  Tony sharkey and Ruth Cook give a talk.

Banking those memories

Sharing memories of their home town is set to help dementia sufferers thanks to a £49,000 Lottery grant.

Blackpool mum of two Charly Babington

Coma mum woke up to be told she’ll lose three limbs

A Blackpool mum who thought she was coming down with a cold is now facing a triple amputation after being struck with severe blood poisoning.

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Make sure to wear sun cream before going out in the sun

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

Ashiana Tandoori Restaurant at Greenhalgh.

‘Dirty’ restaurant hit by £7,630 fine

An established Indian restaurant has admitted having a dirty kitchen and being reduced to keeping a fridge door closed using an oil drum.

Volunteers make East Pines Park 'dementia friendly'

A safe haven for sufferers of dementia

Dedicated volunteers embarked on a charity mission to make an Anchorsholme park ‘dementia friendly’.

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Yvonne Ball, Coun Brenda Blackshaw, Clifton Hospital Head of Service David Kay, Bobby Ball, Trust Chairman Ian Johnson, Clinical Matron Courtney Bickerdike, Trust Chief Executive (Interim) Wendy Swift, Mark Menzies MP and Mari Dyson from Eden

Reviving special memories

Work has officially started on an ambitious project to create a dementia friendly garden at Clifton Hospital.

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Gluten-free food can include cakes and biscuits

Gluten-free prescriptions facing axe to save money

Prescriptions for gluten-free food could be scrapped in Fylde and Wyre.

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Nursery nurse Joanna Wagstaff, 25, has found her confidence along with her voice after embarking on a course to help her overcome her stutter

Singing star helped Joanna find her voice

A woman who once struggled to speak has found her confidence – along with her voice.

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Gavin Howard with his niece Pippa Cole, 4, who has beaten terminal cancer

Uncle to shave off coveted locks after niece beats terminal cancer

A PRESTON man, who has grown his hair for more than two years is to shed his locks in support of his young niece who has beaten terminal cancer.

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Specially trained negotiators are on the scene

‘I stood there as people told my daughter to jump’

A shattered mum who watched on helplessly as onlookers told her daughter to “jump” as she threatened to leap from a multi-storey car park today said: “I have seen the worst of humanity.”

Bispham Hospital

Hospital is sold for £1.5 million

Bispham Hospital has been sold for around £1.5 million.

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How Dandy the dog is helping to make invalids feel better

How Dandy the dog is helping to make invalids feel better

Everyone knows that a dog is man’s best friend - but now canines are being used on the Fylde coast to help in the treatment of patients.

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