Mums urged to breastfeed for six-week spell

New mums across the Fylde coast are being urged to take the six-week Breastfeeding Challenge this summer.

Some consultants in Lancashire have been paid high rates of overtime. Photo credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Lancashire doctor was paid £374k a year in overtime - as well as normal salary

Lancashire has topped the league of overtime payments to consultants - with one doctor earning £375,999, on top of their annual salary.

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North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust Ambulance

One-hour ambulance wait for woman ‘struggling to breathe’

A father has spoken of his fear after his daughter collapsed in the street – and was forced to wait more than an hour for an ambulance as she fell unconscious and struggled to breathe.

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Alison Hayden, her mum Amanda and dad Richard and minty the toy lamb

Battling Blackpool girl finds her lost little lamb

Hospital staff responded to an emergency with a difference by helping a young cancer patient find her lost toy lamb.


Cover-up denied after hand op mix-up

A senior nurse at a hospital trust allegedly told a colleague to keep quiet about a surgeon who operated on the wrong finger of a patient, a tribunal has heard.

Coun Eddie Collett

UPDATED: Ex-mayor dies from cancer, aged 58

Former Blackpool mayor Eddie Collett has died from cancer.

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Dropped cigarette end cost driver £220

Dropped cigarette end cost driver £220

Throwing a cigarette butt out of her car has landed a Blackpool woman with a £220 bill.

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Stock pic GP Doctors NHS

Watchdog’s inspection reveals a gulf between clinical groups

Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has been told to improve following an inspection by NHS England.

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Police cordon on Mount Road

Ambulance catches fire on way to woman threatening to jump from building

An ambulance has set on fire while responding to an emergency call.

Blackpool youngsters celebrate after securing �10m of Lottery funding for the town's Headstart programme.  Pictured are Oliver Gibbs and Sophie Ellis.

£10million lottery fund to help resort’s children

It would be nice to think everyone’s childhood is all “fine and dandy” – but sadly for many youngsters in Blackpool, it just isn’t.

Jason Bottomley, 45, from Cleveleys who is recovering from cancer

Teacher who beat cancer ‘never felt like he would die’

A former primary school teacher who beat cancer was among those who spoke up about local health services at a recent event.

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A view of a f typical fracking rig in the USA. Opponents say hydraulic fracturing for gas can cause health issues locally

Report rules out fracking say protesters

Opponents of fracking say an updated medical report into the controversial process shows that it should not be allowed to go ahead on the Fylde.

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Stephen Pammenter, Dan Holden, Lauren Pammenter, Dewi Howell,  Carl Morphet, and Scott Taylor-McCormick

Cyclists have two European towers in Mind

A team of cyclists are preparing themselves for their biggest challenge yet - a journey from the Eiffel Tower to Pisa.
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The completed DIY SOS project

Good things come to those who wait

It’s taken hundreds of volunteers, thousands of man hours and countless cups of tea...

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Daniel was failed by staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Hospital in five-figure pay out after failing tragic six-year-old

Doctors at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have been criticised for failing a seriously-ill six-year-old, who died after being transferred to a children’s hospital in Manchester.

Blackpool has received a �10m Lottery grant for its Headstart scheme, tackling mental health issues among young people

£10m mental health boost for resort’s youngsters

A £10m Lottery grant awarded to Blackpool today is set to help prevent thousands of young people from suffering mental health problems as they grow up.

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The ambulance service narrowly missed its response time target last year

£7.5m could be stripped from area’s health budget – after target is missed by 0.17%

The North West’s clinical commissioning groups (CCGS) — responsible for organising healthcare throughout the county — could be handed a £7.5 million penalty, it has been revealed.

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Dr Adam Janjua

Health service is launched to ease pressures

A new service designed to make it easier for patients to get health advice and treatment for minor health problems has been launched in Fleetwood.

The Harbour in Blackpool

Half of patients at The Harbour ‘don’t feel safe’, report says

Just half of all patients at The Harbour feel safe at all times, according to a new report.

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Phoebe Lyons will be taking part in the Big Fun Run

Young survivor to run for baby unit

A girl born more than four months early – weighing less than a tin of soup – plans to run 5km for charity to celebrate her eighth birthday.

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