Fylde coast woman in ‘constant discomfort’ Commons hears during debate on vaginal mesh implants

Harrowing details of the trauma suffered by women with vaginal mesh implants were heard in the Commons, as one MP asked ministers why if cars could be recalled when a fault was found, mesh could not be banned.

Josh Landmann training for London Marathon

Team Josh ready to hit streets of London

A Paralympic hopeful’s punishing training regime will be put to the test on Sunday when he tackles his first London Marathon.

Gary Taylor in hospital after he was diagnosed with a rare schwannoma tumour in 2016. Photo credit: Gary Taylor/PA Wire

'Inspirational' man with feeding tube to run London Marathon

A father-of-two who survived invasive surgery for a rare tumour in his neck is to run the London Marathon with his feeding tube.

Ric Hulme of Moshpit Burgers at the Waterloo Music Bar

Burger bar’s a dope plan for rock fans

Working up a sweat in the moshpit is sure to give rock fans an appetite.

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Hospital visiting times at Preston and Chorley are being extended.

Hospital visiting times in Preston and Chorley are being relaxed for family and carers

Visiting times at two Lancashire hospitals will be relaxed to allow family members greater freedom to visit loved ones.

Ted Robbins unveils a new defibrillator as part of the Lancashire Lifesavers campaign.

Comic actor Ted Robbins backs new defibrillator campaign

Comedian and actor Ted Robbins knows more than most how much he has to be grateful for on the health front.
Sargent Fitness is opening on Blackpool Business Park.  Pictured is Jack Sargent.

Lift-off for top of the range gym

Blackpool’s newest gym is up and running.


Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?

Its Fun Run time again along Blackpool Promenade!

It’s Fun Run time again along Blackpool Promenade!

With less than a month to go, places are booking up for the Beaverbooks Blackpool 10km Fun Run in aid of Trinity Hospice.

The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding with (l-r) Blackpool Council Chief Executive Neil Jack, Bev Robinson OBE and Prof Andrew Atherton from Lancaster University

Council, college, and uni sign deal to boost healthcare across the Fylde coast

Blackpool Council, Blackpool and The Fylde College, and Lancaster University are working together to boost healthcare on the Fylde coast.

House mice may be spreading resistant superbugs

EEK! There's a superbug mouse in the house

House mice may be spreading resistant superbugs that are potentially lethal to humans, research from the US suggests.

Cyclist Ned Branton hails the NHS for saving his life after suffering from Weils Disease.

The NHS at 70: ‘Old age peddler’ credits Vic medics with saving his life - after he caught disease that killed Olympian

An ‘old age peddler’ who was left in a coma and close to death after contracting a rare disease has praised the NHS for saving his life.

Left, Alfie's parents, right Alfie Evans

Alfie Evans' parents apologise after reports of intimidation by hospital protesters

Alfie Evans' parents have apologised after reports of intimidation and verbal abuse among hospital protesters.
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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

Shalimar Gardens

‘Dead rat’ restaurant back in hot water over hygiene

An Indian restaurant has again made the headlines for its filthy conditions.

As part of a campaign to reduce the use of plastic, Blackpool Victoria Hospital is trialling a variety of paper cups and utensils in the restaurant. Pictured with some of the items on trial are L-R: Michelle Harrison, Tracy Dewhurst and Maxine Duffy.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 12-4-2018

Blackpool Vic to take action after figures show trust bought six million throwaway cups

Action will be taken at Blackpool Victoria Hospital after it was revealed the trust running it bought almost six million throwaway cups over the past five years.

Chief executive Michelle Smith

Charity’s dismay as Blackpool Mayor’s Ball gets axe

This year’s Blackpool Mayor’s Ball which had been due to raise money for Blackpool Carer’s Centre has been cancelled.
The demonstration in support of terminally ill Alfie Evans is planned for 3pm on the Comedy Carpet

Rally in support of terminally ill youngster Alfie Evans on Blackpool's Promenade

A gathering will take place on Blackpool's Comedy Carpet this afternoon as a show of support for terminally ill Alfie Evans.

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Alfie Evans' dad tried to take him to Italy for treatment

Alfie Evans' father hopes to take terminally ill boy to Italy for treatment

The father of Alfie Evans has said he still hopes to take his terminally ill son to Italy.

Tributes have poured in for Barney Woolcock

'A true gentleman': Tributes to Poulton dad Barney Woolcock after brave battle with cancer

Tributes have been paid to a Poulton dad who has died after being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer last year.
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