Health centres to offer appointments on evenings and weekends

People struggling to see their GP during the day can now make appointments at one of three health centres.

Care for babies born prematurely, with health problems or with a low birth weight, is improving overall

Premature babies facing care postcode lottery

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

Is October time to stop?

Stoptober TV ads to encourage smokers to use e-cigarettes

New TV adverts from Public Health England (PHE) will encourage people to try e-cigarettes if they are struggling to quit regular smoking.

The West View allotments in Fleetwood

New allotment plan to view

Fleetwood residents are invited to view plans for a new project within the West View Community Centre allotments.

Camerados volunteers and customers at the Living Room Cafe in the Central Library

Camerados cafe set to close as boss says ‘We need to get out of the way’

A cafe launched inside Blackpool Central Library so people could ‘look out for each other’ is set to close.

Staff at the revamped Abbey-Dale Medical Centre

Blackpool GP surgery’s set to train students

An expanded doctors’ surgery has been relaunched after a major revamp.

Gang of youths dumped shoebox full of kittens on doorstep of Bispham couple

Gang of youths dumped shoebox full of kittens on doorstep of Bispham couple

A cat rescue that took in four seriously ill, abandoned kittens has appealed for the owner of the mother cat to come forward.

E-cigarettes: help or harm?

Smokers should be told of little evidence on benefits or harms of e-cigarettes

GPs should warn smokers there is currently little evidence on the long-term benefits or harms of e-cigarettes, health officials have said.

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Alyssa Davies, with sister Lauren Davies and Kimberley Walsh

Wrea Green girl joins Kimberley Walsh as the face of Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx campaign - with VIDEO

A Lancashire youngster who has battled cancer has become the face of a national charity campaign.
What is antimicrobial resistance

Everything you need to know about antibiotics

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a stark warning that the world is running out of antibiotics.

The man was found dead in his van, which was stationary close to the Thornton Medical Centre's car park in Church Road.

Man found dead in his van outside medical centre hours after appointment

A man was found dead behind the wheel of his van outside a medical centre, hours after being seen by staff there.
The figures showed "worryingly high rates of depression"

One in four girls aged 14 suffer from depression, survey shows

Almost one in four teenage girls are depressed, researchers have found.

Theo Brown came into the world on September 6 weighing nearly twice the average of a newborn.PIC: SWNS

WHAT A WHOPPER - A mother gave birth to an eye watering 12lb baby

A Lancashire mum has described her eye watering experience giving birth to a whopping 12lb baby boy.
Just 48% of 13 to 15-year-olds play outside

Digital age sees change in childhood playing patterns

The number of teenagers who play outside, read books or get enough sleep has dropped dramatically on previous decades, a survey has found.

Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s A&E unit gets £2m revamp

Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s A&E unit gets £2m revamp

Almost 20,000 patients turning up at Blackpool’s over-crowded casualty with minor injuries will be funnelled through a new service.

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Caroline Wareing

Kirkham mum with paralysis nominated for Just Giving Award

A Kirkham woman, who has raised more than £22,000 for Cancer Research UK by cycling 900 miles on a hand-cycle after being paralysed, is in the running for a prestigious national award.


Former football scout from Lytham puts footy past on sale for charity

A former football scout with a massive programme collection spanning more than 20 years is putting his vintage wares on the market – for a price.
Baby Morgan and parents Mark and Rachel Rich.
Rachel says relaxation techniques helped her with her Caesarean Section

Keep calm and relaxed for a positive birth experience

Keeping calm and relaxed during pregnancy makes for a more positive birth experience for women.

AASMA DAY finds out about Lancashire business Beau Baby which delivers pregnancy relaxation classes and hypnobirthing to support women and their birthing partners through pregnancy, birth and beyond

Dr Sanjay Deshpande, left, visited Dr Scott Gall all the way from America to see him carry out pioneering heart surgery

Pioneering surgery is shown off at Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A doctor visited Blackpool Victoria Hospital from America to watch a surgeon carry out specialist laser surgery.

Children taking selfies

Ask an expert: Can my child catch head lice from taking selfies?

An insect expert explains how kids catch the tiny pests, and how to eliminate them.
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