Carer ‘fell asleep’ at home

A nurse who escaped jail for trussing an 88-year-old woman in her bed with a towel has appeared before the Nursing and Midwifery Council – for falling asleep at a different home, ignoring a patient’s low blood pressure and leaving needles lying around in another.

Simon Hayward performs lung ultrasound on heart patient Derek Foulds

Hospital physios one of the first to use new high-tech equipment

Physiotherapists at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have become one of the first in the country to use an ‘innovative’ new technique.

Health leaders hailed in review

Health leaders hailed in review

Fylde and Wyre health leaders have once again been held up as an example of good practice after the local NHS clinical commissioning group (CCG) was selected to appear in the 2015/16 edition of The Parliamentary Review.

Blackpool Carers Centre sports auction Debbie Edwards with Brett Ormerod-signed canvas painting

Sporting auction scores high for Blackpool carers team

What a ‘lot’ we got! Some great moments in sporting history came under the hammer at Blackpool Carers Centre’s new base Beaverbrooks House on Newton Drive.

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Linda Glassford suffered a heart attack at the Royal Seabank Hotel - but staff refused to call her an ambulance

Mum has heart attack after singing Total Eclipse of the Heart at karaoke night

A MOTHER-OF-THREE was recovering today after suffering a heart attack while singing karaoke at a holiday hotel.

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Linda Glassford suffered a heart attack at the Royal Seabank Hotel - but staff refused to call her an ambulance

Mum’s heart attack horror

A holiday-maker feared for her life when she suffered a heart attack at a popular Blackpool hotel – and staff called her a taxi rather than an ambulance.

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Coeliacs told to ‘eat potatoes instead of pizza’ as gluten-free prescriptions are axed

Health bosses in Fylde and Wyre will ban gluten-free prescriptions from November 1 – saying people should eat potatoes and rice instead because they are healthier.

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The fire service will launch a new pilot in the Blackpool area

Firefighters to be used to make wellbeing checks

Firefighters in Blackpool will be at the fore of a new pilot that will see them inspecting homes for frayed carpets, trailing wires, and other hazards, it can be revealed.

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Simon Carter (right) of Honda North West Blackpool handing over the blood bike to Peter Haworth, Fylde area manager for North West Blood Bikes

Bike donation will help save lives on Fylde

Bikers have been given a boost in their bid to save lives, thanks to the donation of a new motorbike.

Ben Dickinson and his wife Leanne, both 33

Civil servant speaks of his brave battle against a rare form of cancer

A civil servant who lost five stone battling cancer has spoken of his fight.

Dead dolphin on Knott End beach

Dead dolphin washes up on Lancashire beach

A Lancashire walker was shocked when he found a dead dolphin washed up on a beach this week.

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Rebecca Musson died after developing sepsis hours after giving birth to her daughter

Mum’s heartbreak after daughter’s death from infection after giving birth

The mum of a young woman who died from blood poisoning the day she gave birth to her daughter has opened up about her heartache.

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Filthy conditions were found by health inspectors

PICTURES: Inside ‘dirty’ cafe fined £6,000 for hygiene shame

A ‘dirty’ cafe has been slapped with a £6,000 fine after a catalogue of shocking hygiene offences.

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MEDICAL USE: Is it time for doctors to be allowed to presscribe cannabis to the public?

Time the law on cannabis use was potted for good?

Is it time decriminalise use of medical marijuana and legalise small-scale cultivation of the drug? Gary Potter, senior lecturer in criminology, at Lancaster University makes the case.

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Keep Britain Tidy Waste Less, Live More week

More support for Waste Less, Live More

Fylde Council and and Fylde Litter Action Group (FLAG) have joined Blackpool Council in supporting the Keep Britain Tidy ‘Waste Less, Live More’ week that runs this week.


Women raise £140,000 at Race For Life park shindig

It’s a messy business, fund-raising.

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Hospital searching for family of patient who died

Bereavements staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital are looking to find the family of a man who died there recently.

Kayleigh Ferrie with her one year-old daughter Shayla-Jayde who is her "Rainbow Baby" after she lost baby Ben at 34 weeks

Our beautiful rainbow after heartbreak storm

Aafter a storm comes a beautiful and bright rainbow signifying hope and of things getting better.

"Momo" twins Millie and Mollie are home at last - despite doctors initial fears that they would die just 14 weeks into mum Selina Curtis' pregnancy

Rare twins welcomed home after a month in hospital

A pair of rare ‘momo’ twins are home at last after spending a month in intensive care.

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A nasal spray used to deliver a flu vaccine to children

Flu spray for pupils

Hundreds more schoolchildren are to be offered life-saving flu vaccinations in the run up to winter.

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