Linda to pull out of show due to cancer

Resort favourite Linda Nolan has withdrawn from an upcoming tour – which includes dates at the Opera House –after being diagnosed with cancer.

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The COST team: Amanda Kibbler, Jamie Leigh Clews, Helena Palin, Hannah Goddard, Jill Cadd and Ruth McCann

New team to help combat ‘bed blocking’ on the Fylde coast

A new team of medics has been introduced in a bid to combat bed blocking.

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Over-exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer

Warning over skin cancer rise in Fylde coast young

An increasing number of young people are being diagnosed with skin cancer, an expert has warned.

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Dee Roach, executive director of nursing and quality at Lancashire Care

Mental health patients surveyed

Adults who have recently used mental health services across the county are to be asked to help improve them.

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Mum are urged to breastfeed

Fylde Coast mums-to-be urged to breastfeed

New and expectant mothers on the Fylde Coast are being encouraged to breastfeed their babies by local doctors and national bodies.

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Kathleen Throup, Alzheimer's sufferer

‘Don’t struggle through Alzheimer’s like my gran did’

Adele Doherty’s gran was a glamourous lady, a dedicated follower of fashion - but then Alzheimer’s struck Kathleen Throup.

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Adrian Ionut, 28, jailed for three years for drug supply in Blackpool

Cocaine dealer jailed for three years

A man who allowed two women to snort cocaine from the grooves of his door key has been jailed for three years.

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Visiting hours on some wards relaxed to aid dementia patients

Open visiting hours will be introduced on the elderly and orthopaedic wards at Blackpool Victoria Hospital to ‘provide greater flexibility, comfort, and reassurance to patients with dementia’, bosses have revealed.

Harpist Lucy Nolan played for patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital recently

Blackpool Victoria Hospital music trial deemed to be a success

A trial to determine the healing power of music in hospitals has hit the right notes, it was claimed.

Craig Holland will descend 3,100ft down the Grand Canyon

Grand gesture from Craig for Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A loving son will fulfil a lifelong wish – and raise money for Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s charity at the same time.

John Deere turf division manager Chris Meacock, Andy and Kathryn Maxfield, and Sue Swire of Alzheimers Society

Pair in attempt to mow the distance

A prison officer will swap jail walls for the open air when he attempts to break a quirky world record.

Lorraine and George Barlow

Mum’s grief after she finds baby dead in cot

A mum has told of the moment she desperately tried to save her baby girl after finding her lying lifeless in her cot.

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Natalie Trickett, 32, who suddenly suffered a stroke at 28, with sons Luke and Logan

Mum had a stroke aged just 28

A mum who suffered a stroke, believed to have been linked to the contraceptive pill, is warning other women to be aware of the potential risks.

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Hospital to tackle a heavyweight problem

Hospital to tackle a heavyweight problem

Healthy food will be ‘more convenient and affordable’ at Blackpool Victoria Hospital after bosses there signed a government healthy weight declaration.

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Blackpool hospital signs off two staff every day

An average of two beleaguered hospital staff are being signed off work for stress every single day, it has been revealed.

Lucy Downs (right) with Cath Evans (centre) and Kimberly Downs at the end of their Staines to Staining charity cycle ride

Celebrity Nick put charity cyclists back on track!

A TV celebrity put a trio of charity cyclists back on the right path as they pedalled from Staines to Staining.

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Julie Bostock has fully recovered after suffering with a brain tumor

Brain tumour mum: My diary saved my life

A mum has credited her diary with saving her life after she was diagnosed with a brain tumour.

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Health issues

Young people speak up on health

Young people from Blackpool have set up a new framework to ensure their views on health issues get across to decision-makers.

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Hy-Fly Game Hatcheries, Tongues Lane, Pilling, where bird flu has been confirmed

Wyre farmer says her hens are ‘scared stiff’ after bird flu captivity

A Lancashire farmer hit by the bird flu protection zone says her poultry are “scared stiff” of going outside after months of being kept indoors.

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Keiha Longson and Wayne Mitchinson, right, with their baby son Wynter and supporters during a fund-raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, at Fleetwood Rugby Club.

Family’s thanks after huge help in charity bash

A Fleetwood family have praised the town’s community spirit after a fund-raiser inspired by their baby boy raised £4,268 for charity – and funds are still coming in.

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