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NHS trusts overturn Lancashire's £100m Virgin Care contract

Lancashire County Council has lost a legal ruling over privatised healthcare services in Fylde and Wyre.

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Kayleigh and Joe on their wedding day

‘We were heartbroken, scared and felt robbed’

Kayleigh Riley knew something was wrong when she didn’t feel her baby boy kick for a day.

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Trinity Hospice and Brian House on Low Moor Road

Sixty mile bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool is set to benefit Trinity Hospice

Keen cyclists are being invited to challenge themselves with a 60 mile bike ride from Manchester to Blackpool, all in the name of charity.

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Ambulance bosses deny £7m redundancy claim

North West ambulance bosses have denied union claims that £7m has been spent on redundancies.

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Lancashire County Council loses court case over £104m private healthcare contract

Lancashire county council has lost a landmark legal ruling over privatised healthcare.
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Anne Walmsley and Margaret Field both suffer from macular degeneration

‘It’s awful not having your sight... you never really get used to it’

Age related macular degeneration (AMD) is the most common cause of sight loss and affects 600,000 in the UK alone.

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The offending post, for which Dave Riche was accused of 'fat-shaming'

Chorley FC chief executive 'sorry' for Instagram post

A football club chief executive has spoken of his remorse after 'fat-shaming' two sisters on social media.
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Last year's Lytham Beer Run

Lytham beer run entries off to a great head start

The third annual Lytham beer run is set to again attract hundreds of participants.

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Jenny Clarke

Blackpool midwife one of the finest in NHS’s 70 years

A midwife at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been named one of the NHS’s standout over the past 70 years.

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Ambulances queuing outside Royal Preston Hospital

Ambulance bosses spend millions on redundancies

North West ambulance bosses have denied union claims that £7m has been spent on redundancies.
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Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Here’s why this Blackpool Vic department is ‘one of the best in the country’

The radiology department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been given a national mark of quality for the seventh year running, which health bosses said ‘prove it is one of the best in the country.’

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The MHRA said that the mould could make a child unwell

Children's cough syrup recalled over mould fears

Some batches of children's cough syrup which have the potential to grow mould have been recalled.

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Simon Tulitt, 62, from Yoxall, Burton-on-Trent, with his wife Janet. Photo credit: Family handout/PA

Hospital payout for cancer patient's family after 'failures in care'

A hospital has admitted liability for the death of a cancer patient who was not given the correct antibiotics.

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital

New beds at Fylde Coast hospitals could stop infections

The trust which runs Blackpool Victoria Hospital and the Clifton Hospital in St Annes is replacing 800 beds and 600 mattresses.
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Mental health in crisis as police officers care for ill with no beds available

Police officers are looking after mental health patients instead of going out on the beat due to a shortage of psychiatric beds in Lancashire, a senior officer has revealed.

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Fylde Coast GPs will not offer hayfever remedies

Fylde Coast GPs will not offer hayfever remedies

Hayfever sufferers on the Fylde Coast have been reminded to buy their medication over the counter instead of bothering their GP.

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Charlotte Caldwell, mother of 12-year-old Billy Caldwell, speaks outside Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Review of medicinal use of cannabis launched by Home Secretary

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a review of the medicinal use of cannabis which could lead to patients in the UK being prescribed drugs derived from the banned plant.
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Pupils from Boundary Primary have been learning about circus heritage.  Pictured is Charlotte Senior.

REVEALED: What is the peak time for babies to be born at Blackpool Victoria Hospital?

If you are heavily pregnant and a fan of Homes Under The Hammer and This Morning, you had best set the TV to record.

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Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
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An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
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