Dementia dance

Living with dementia is tough both for the sufferers and their families.

Community first responder James Handforth with Kelsey Atkinson, Mollie Hammond, Teagan Atherton and Blue Ayres, all aged 11.

Life-saving lesson for 450 pupils in memory of PE teacher, who collapsed in the school corridor

Hundreds of pupils became potential life-savers as they learned CPR in memory of their former PE teacher.

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Occupational health sister Kerrie Chesters, and clinical admin assistant Caroline Spence

‘You can’t catch flu from a flu jab’

You cannot catch flu from a flu jab, medics at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have today insisted.

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Joanne Thompson, Millie's Trust founder and Millie's mum

Mum of tragic baby who choked to death wins 999 campaign

Changes are to made to the advice given to 999 callers when somebody is choking, it can be revealed.

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And a third of 10-11-year-olds in the resort are overweight

75% of adults in Blackpool are overweight

Obesity remains a major threat to people’s health in Blackpool despite measures to encourage healthier lifestyles.

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Mystery Tea House, Preston

Lancashire recommends... specialist food cafes

People with dietary requirements, such as vegan, gluten-free or vegetarian, often struggle where to eat. Here is a list of specialist health food cafes...
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Dorothy Kilbride believes the pregnancy testing drug Primodos was responsible for her son's birth defects

Blackpool mum wants truth over ‘forgotten Thalidomide’

Labelled as the “forgotten Thalidomide”, a drug once used in pregnancy testing is believed by many victims to have caused birth defects, stillbirths and miscarriages.

Cardiac arrest survivor Jennifer Lawrence has been reunited with some of the ambulance crew that helped to save her life.

Jennifer meets her life-savers

A woman who suffered a heart attack has been reunited with the ambulance medics who saved her life.

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David Hughes

Judge blasts gas meter rebel: ‘You are just being awkward’

A British Gas rebel who has racked up bills of £10,000 was described by a judge as “just being awkward” after he lost a 10-year meter row battle.

Charge nurse Luke Sumner stars as Lulu in Blackpool Vic's flu jab awareness video

Don’t be a drag.. get the jab!

Staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are being encouraged to ‘Survive’ this winter with the latest of their annual flu jab campaigns.

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Clarke Carlisle, who played 93 times for the Seasiders

Clarke Carlisle speaks candidly about his road to recovery

There is a four-inch long scar running down the left side of Clarke Carlisle’s head and another, smaller one across the bridge of his nose.

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Watson Road Park

Baby abandoned in park at night

A baby girl found abandoned in an upturned buggy in a deserted park had been left there by her drunken mother for up to seven-and-a-half hours.

Blackpool paramedics Dan Farnworth and Rich Morton meet with Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge on World Mental Health Day

Medics earn royal seal of approval

A pair of Blackpool paramedics got the royal seal of approval at a high-profile London event.

Hanna Leeson (far right) and Rebecca McGrath (third from right) with Katie Buckley (far right) 

The pair took part in a charity skydive in memory of Katie and to raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Best friends reach for the sky in memory of Katie

TWO dare devils braved a once in a lifetime challenge in memory of their fun loving best friend in a bid to raise vital funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust

Simon Bunnell, who has battled with a stammer all his life, married Sarah and managed to say his vows without any problems despite him worrying about stammering on his big day and being unable to get his words out.
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Groom makes speech of his life after lifetime of battling a stammer

Simon Bunnell made the most important speech of his life on his wedding day after a lifetime of battling a stammer. He and new wife Sarah talk to AASMA DAY about the momentous achievement.

County Hall is facing a bill of more than �300,000 in legal fees

Council faces bill of £330k for costs in fracking battle

Lancashire County Council will face a bill for costs in excess of £330,000 over the planning battle for two bids to frack on the Fylde.

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Rachel Normington will be trekking to Everest base camp for charity

Fleetwood woman’s lofty Himalaya challenge

Daredevil Rachel Normington plans to scale the heights for charity next month.

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Kerrylee Glass with baby Thomas Williams, who has undergone two major heart operations at just 13 weeks old

Prayers for tiny tot with ‘broken heart’

A courageous tot is refusing to be beaten after undergoing two major heart operations.

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Gordon Marsden MP

‘Thumbs-up to fracking won’t benefit us’ - MP

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden said Thursday’s thumbs-up to fracking would not benefit Blackpool

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Cuadrillas Preese Hall site when a test hole was drilled

Fylde residents vow to battle on

Fylde residents have vowed to battle on despite the Government backing the shale gas industry and allowing horizontal fracking to go-ahead at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton.

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