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What a difference a year makes...

One year ago the DIY SOS changed the lives of Blackpool carers beyond their wildest dreams. Today, JACQUI MORLEY takes a look at the lasting legacy of Children in Need in the resort

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Listening to soothing ASMR sounds

What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

A new relaxation phenomenon is sweeping the internet. Here, we unpick the science behind these viral sounds and visuals.
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People are being encouraged to join the National Elf Service to raise vital funds for Blackpool Victoria Hospitals in-house charity.

Fancy joining the National Elf Service?

People are being encouraged to join the ‘National Elf Service’ to raise vital funds for Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s in-house charity.

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Climbing high to beat the lows

A man who climbed the UK’s highest mountain every day for a month to help combat his depression says the outdoors has saved his life.

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What is causing sane people to see things that are not there?

Carol Bellard-Thomson, newly 70, is thinking of naming her ‘pet’ lizard.

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West Lancs Freemasons have donated medals to children in A&E at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.  Back row L-R are Duncan Smith, Harry Cox, Dr Jomel George, Hugh Mett and Peter Gunn.  Front row L-R Lauren Codling from Blue Skies, staff nurse Jacqui Smith, family liason Joanne Gunn and staff nurse Angela Mason.

Medals will bring a smile to poorly kids

Children putting on a brave face at Blackpool A&E will be rewarded with shiny medals.

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An artist's impression of how the new Kirkham and Wesham Primary Care Centre would look (Pic: Fylde and Wyre CCG)

Nine in 10 back moving two doctors’ surgeries into new £6m health centre

Eighty-nine per cent of 1,191 people surveyed by health bosses backed the moving of two doctors’ surgeries in Kirkham and Wesham into a new £6m state-of-the-art health centre.

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The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Hospitals could see the worst ever performance for A&E waiting times this winter, a think tank has warned.
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Andy Cole on Ben Nevis

I would not be here without the outdoors, says Blackpool mountain climber

A forklift driver from Blackpool who climbed the UK's highest mountain every day for a month to help combat his depression says the outdoors has saved his life.

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Pudsey Bear and Matt Baker stop off at John's Cross C of E School in Bilsborrow for the Rickshaw Challenge

Pudsey's Rickshaw Challenge visits pupils in Bilsborrow

Pupils at a Bilsborrow school were thrilled to meet Pudsey Bear as the famous charity mascot stopped off during The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge.
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OAP wakes from coma weeks after gas explosion in Blackpool

A pensioner who cheated death when her house exploded has woken up from her coma, her lodger and close friend said.

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Six-month-old Iris Day who died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation

Baby died after heart operation delayed, inquest told

A six-month-old baby died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation that had been delayed, an inquest has heard.

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Have you bought these nuts?

Aldi recalls nuts over allergy fears

Aldi has recalled its Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts because they contain cashew nuts, which are undeclared on the label.
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Albert with his son and the nappies

Supermarket nappies 'bring baby out in blisters'

A Blackpool couple whose baby son broke out in severe, blistering rashes after wearing a supermarket-brand nappy has called for the product to be recalled.
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The Christie Hospital, Manchester

Proton beam therapy coming to The Christie Hospital, Manchester

Proton Beam therapy is a specialist form of radiotherapy that targets cancers very precisely, increasing success rates and reducing side-effects.

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Cups of chamomile tea

5 holistic and gentle ways to help you get a better night's sleep

Having trouble dozing off but don't want to reach for sleeping pills? Try these more natural methods instead.

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Siblings fighting can drive parents mad

Ask an expert: How do I stop my young children fighting with each other?

Siblings fighting can drive parents mad. However, as a psychologist explains, tackling it from a fresh angle can make a big difference.

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Former X Factor contestant and Loose Women presenter Stacey Solomon

End the stigma for depressed mums

Mums have been invited to join the fight against stigma.

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Make sure you brush ALL your teeth!

Millions of Brits are only cleaning three quarters of their teeth

Millions of Brits are only cleaning three quarters of their teeth, a study has found.

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HPV is thought to cause nearly all cervical cancers

Number of cervical screenings needed in lifetime slashed by HPV jab, study says

Women who have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may only need three cervical screenings in their lifetime, a study has said.

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