Ex-mayor dies from cancer, aged 58

Former Blackpool mayor Eddie Collett has died from cancer.

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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Joseph Baines, heart patient

Former fireman, 91, fighting fit after heart op

A retired firefighter is recovering after undergoing a pioneering new type of heart surgery.

Paresh Wankhade

What does new ambulance alliance mean for Lancashire?

Paresh Wankhade, professor of leadership and management at Edge Hill University takes a look at the new Northern Ambulance Alliance proposal and what it could mean for Lancashire residents.

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Dr Amanda Doyle, Blackpool GP and clinical lead with NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group

Staggering cost of unused prescriptions in Blackpool revealed

Wasted medication is costing the town’s NHS around £1.3 million a year, health bosses claimed.

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Drugline 's training and advice service lost its charity funding so they have decided to launch that part of the group as a private business offering advice to NHS, schools, businesses, and other organisations where staff may come into contact with or be affected by people with drug  or alcohol issues, HIV sexual health etc.
L-R Leah Emerson, Nicola Hayton, Anthony West, Aldo Errico, Shelley Matthews and Julia Hutchings.

Former Blackpool drugs charity team launch training business

A new enterprise has launched in Blackpool which aims to offer training nationwide on drug, alcohol awareness, sexual health and gender awareness issues.

Jim Hobson, back left, Chris Harvey, Rebecca Ward, David Thompson, Eddie Ashton and Ryan Carroll

Fund-raisers in 50-mile walk through the night

Four fund-raisers are celebrating after an epic 50-mile walk from Manchester to Blackpool.

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