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Family vows to keep mum’s memory alive

A loving wife and mum ‘never stopped smiling’ as she battled a deadly brain tumour, her family has said.

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Hunter the dog helps Alfie and Arthur

Therapy dog is real lifeline to twin boys

A Fylde family are set to star in a BBC documentary looking at the heartwarming effect puppies can have on their disabled children’s lives.

Arts
Singer Alfie Boe has rallied support from his fans around the world for Trinity Hospice

Alfie's fans get together around the world for Trinity appeal

Fans of celebrity singer Alfie Boe have backed Trinity Hospice’s latest fundraising campaign with a YouTube marathon.

Music
Royal College of Nursing say that people are not joining the profession and many are leaving.

Lancashire nurses to protest pay cap

As part of the Royal College of Nursing’s 'Summer of Protest', Lancashire branch activists and members are holding a series of events to support the pay campaign.
Health
Jacob Gray, 23 is learning to walk after having both legs ampulated after meningitis and septicemia

Jacob’s warning: How a ‘cold’ left me in a coma

A hospital worker who shrugged off meningitis as man flu has called on others not to make the same mistake.

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Nathan Gordon and his girlfriend Hollie Davidson, 22, paid out 3,200 for the holiday of a lifetime; at the luxury Thomson Sensatori Resort Azul Mexico but ended up living a nightmare.

Dream holiday turns into sickness bug nightmare for Blackpool couple

A Blackpool couple have spoken of how they were caught up in a sickness outbreak in Mexico.
Lifestyle
Boots The Chemist Picture: PA

Chemist chain ‘sorry’ in morning after pill row

High street chemist Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception and announced it is looking for cheaper alternatives.

Health
Josh Landmann and his team on the Snowdon Push

Determined Josh Landmann vows to live his life to the full

Josh Landmann was like any young man on holiday on a sunkissed island, living life to the full.

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Fund-raiser for Janet Colgan

Night with the stars for cancer fight mum

Entertainers have joined forces in the latest fundraising bid for seriously ill grandmother’s treatment at a private clinic in Germany.

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Logan with mum Becky, sister Brooklyn and dad David

Quick-thinking Logan saves his father’s life

A nine-year-old has been credited with saving his dad’s life when he had a heart attack at home.

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Jacqueline Ford

Dentists pay out over diagnosis failure

A Thornton woman has been awarded a four-figure payout from her former dentists after her gum disease went undiagnosed.

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The Asda flash mob in action

Flash mob dances for hospice

Schoolchildren boogied on down at a Blackpool superstore in aid of Trinity Hospice.

Health
90 minutes in the sun every week is enough to top up levels, experts said

Vitamin D deficiency noted at Vic

Hospital bosses have noted an increase in elderly patients being admitted who have a vitamin D deficiency, which they say could lead to longer recovery times from operations or broken bones.

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Pink power as Race For Life raises £125,000

It’s always an emotional occasion.
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Nigel was just 26 when he died

Parents of young man who died from drug addiction donate dog to Lancashire Police

A couple whose son died from a drugs overdose 26-years-ago hope they can save another life with the gift of a drugs search dog.

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Fleetwood Fitness Coach Youl Mawene

Cod Army hoping to have the recipe for success

If you have ever been to the gym, you will have no doubt seen a sweaty fitness addict clutching a nutrition shake or wolfing down a protein bar.

Fleetwood Town
Keith Case and Steve Finnigan

New job for Lancashire’s ex-top officer

Lancashire’s ex-top cop has a new role – non-executive director at the trust that runs Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

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Louise Paramel and Steph Holmes

Nurses team up to put on charity ball

Two childrn’s nursing sisters have organised a charity ball this Saturday with a bit of help from a Thornton digital design agency .

Health
Smoking rates have fallen

Three in four feel ban benefit in Lancashire

Three in four people ‘feel the law banning smoking in the workplace has been good for their own health’, according to a new study.

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Catering staff celebrate with their five-star food hygiene award

Blackpool Victoria Hospital kitchen’s five star rating

Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s kitchens have been given a five-star food hygiene rating – the best possible – for a seventh year in a row.

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