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Fundraiser for Trinity ready to run in Fleetwood

A fund-raiser inspired by the tragic death of a much-loved Fleetwood mum is ready to run this weekend.

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Linda Nolan has withdrawn from the UK tour of Our House. Deena Payne has been announced as her replacement

Linda to pull out of show due to cancer

Resort favourite Linda Nolan has withdrawn from an upcoming tour – which includes dates at the Opera House –after being diagnosed with cancer.

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Over-exposure to the sun can cause skin cancer

Warning over skin cancer rise in Fylde coast young

An increasing number of young people are being diagnosed with skin cancer, an expert has warned.

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Mum are urged to breastfeed

Fylde Coast mums-to-be urged to breastfeed

New and expectant mothers on the Fylde Coast are being encouraged to breastfeed their babies by local doctors and national bodies.

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Harpist Lucy Nolan played for patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital recently

Blackpool Victoria Hospital music trial deemed to be a success

A trial to determine the healing power of music in hospitals has hit the right notes, it was claimed.

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Craig Holland will descend 3,100ft down the Grand Canyon

Grand gesture from Craig for Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A loving son will fulfil a lifelong wish – and raise money for Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s charity at the same time.

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John Deere turf division manager Chris Meacock, Andy and Kathryn Maxfield, and Sue Swire of Alzheimers Society

Pair in attempt to mow the distance

A prison officer will swap jail walls for the open air when he attempts to break a quirky world record.

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Natalie Trickett, 32, who suddenly suffered a stroke at 28, with sons Luke and Logan

Mum had a stroke aged just 28

A mum who suffered a stroke, believed to have been linked to the contraceptive pill, is warning other women to be aware of the potential risks.

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Keiha Longson and Wayne Mitchinson, right, with their baby son Wynter and supporters during a fund-raiser for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, at Fleetwood Rugby Club.

Family’s thanks after huge help in charity bash

A Fleetwood family have praised the town’s community spirit after a fund-raiser inspired by their baby boy raised £4,268 for charity – and funds are still coming in.

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Launching the Fleetwood Garden Buddies at Memorial Park. From the left: Paul Nuttall (volunteer) Dawn Spooner (Fleetwood Town Council), Mark Spencer (GP, Mountview),
Steve Toner (volunteer) and Kate Baird (Wyre Council).

Garden buddies to lend a hand

A new project is to be set up in Fleetwood which will see volunteers helping to tidy up the gardens of people who are elderly, housebound or isolated.

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GP services may be affected over the Easter weekend

Easter 2017 GP and pharmacy opening times for Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

Readers have been urged to be ready for Easter by planning ahead for repeat prescriptions and using NHS services ‘appropriately’.

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Ambulance call-outs for trapped finger and spot on bottom

Ambulance call-outs for trapped finger and spot on bottom

A trapped finger, a sore toe and a spot on the bottom were all reasons people called an ambulance over last year’s Easter holiday.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.
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Act now to help curb those miserable sneezing months

Act now to help curb those miserable sneezing months

This week, I am actually going to explore the possibility of preventing hay fever!

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Shots of people allegedly under the influence of the synthetic drug spice

Police spice advice: It’s dangerous, don’t take it

Use of illegal synthetic drug which turns people into zombies can be damaging, according to constabulary

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Julie Gyi

Help Julie Gyi raise funds for life saving cancer treatment

Preston businesswoman Julie Gyi tells NATALIE WALKER how a diagnosis of cancer inspired her to set up a blog to help other people by detailing her battle against the illness, and attempts to raise money for treament abroad
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‘Stock up on essential medications and order repeat prescriptions now’, patients warned

‘Stock up on essential medications and order repeat prescriptions now’, patients warned

Readers have been urged to be ready for Easter by planning ahead for repeat prescriptions and using NHS services ‘appropriately’.

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Viagra use is high in Fylde

Resort tops list for impotence prescriptions

The Fylde coast is the UK hotspot for Viagra users, according to new analysis of NHS figures.

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The survey is sent out once a year in January and the survey is currently open. According to NHS England, the GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI.

REVEALED: Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre's best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you

Today, the Blackpool Gazette is revealing a list of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre's best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you.
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Lesley Ronson (left) and her sister Lorraine, who donated stem cells  luckily, she was a 100 per cent match

Alive thanks to my sister and kindness of strangers

Preesall woman battling cancer reveals how hero blood donors helped give her a lifeline

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