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“I’m crowdfunding to help with rare health conditions”

A woman struggling with a series of debilitating health problems which have ruined her quality of life has thanked those who have helped after she launched a fund-raising campaign to try and get treatment.

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Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
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More medicine prescriptions face being axed as part of huge cost-cutting mission

Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetemol could be scrapped as part of a national cash-saving mission.

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Pharmacist

Campaign launched to save NHS cash

A health campaign is being launched urging parents to treat their local pharmacist as their first port of call for minor illnesses in their children, instead of visiting their GP or A&E.

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Graham Ward and Lindy Elliott are both involved with Blind Veterans UK

“We’re so lucky to have met”

Love may be blind but a shared loss of sight is what brought this devoted couple together.

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Little Freddie Neil, who died aged just four weeks old

Booze a factor in one in three hurt child cases

Parental drinking is linked to more than one in three cases of the death or serious injury of a child through neglect or abuse in England, a new study has shown.

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County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

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Marine Hall, Fleetwood.

Public meeting to promote health

An organisation which is aiming to promote better health in a Fylde coast town is staging a public event next week.

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Warren ward councillor Marge Anderton

Plan for Fleetwood care home up for consideration

Controversial proposals to build a new 80-bed care home on Fleetwood seafront are due to go back before Wyre planners again tomorrow.

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Blackpool Victoria Hospital

Can you give large-print books?

An increase in requests for large-print books from patients at Blackpool Victoria Hospital has been noted by library trolley volunteers.

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Mike Senior in a coma in hospital after he tried to take his own life

Lumbered with £63k debt Mike’s fears grew ‘darker and darker’

Resort DJ tells of his suicide attempt - which left him in a coma - over financial, family and relationship worries. He has made an emotional plea for others to speak out about their mental health. MICHAEL HOLMES reports

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Fleetwood MP Cat Smith with her partner Ben Soffa

Lancaster and Fleetwood MP left ‘startled’ by pregnancy debate

A Labour MP has reassured a pregnant colleague about “terrifying” changes to a woman’s body after giving birth.

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Josh Landmann in training - PIC: TIM MARNER

Team GB talent squad place for determined Josh

A young man who was partially paralysed in a freak swimming pool accident is one step closer to achieving his Paralympics dream.

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Doctors are appealing for parents to take up the free flu vaccination

FLU: Warning as cases double in Lancashire - with alert issued over ‘deadly consequences’

The number of people going to see their GP with flu symptoms has doubled in recent weeks, sparking a warning from health bosses.

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Lytham St Annes Lions’ 32nd annual swimarathon makes a £15K splash

Hundreds of swimmers went to great lengths to ensure Lytham St Annes Lions’ 32nd annual swimarathon was the biggest and best yet.

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Staff at Specsavers in Cleveleys spent two weeks collecting food, clothing and toiletries which were donated to Streetlife and the Bridge Project to help the homeless

Opticians’ boost for homeless charities

Two Fylde coast homeless charities have been boosted with donations from a local business.

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Ollie Alderson

Fylde coast youngster gold medal feat

Just 18 months after being given a new heart, a Fylde coast youngster is feeling on top of the world.
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Jimmys death sparked an outpouring of emotion, with scores of tributes left by his statue in Bloomfield Road

Jimmy Armfield’s legacy already benefiting Trinity Hospice

Hundreds of pounds have already been given to the hospice that cared for Jimmy Armfield in his final days – and plans to honour Blackpool’s record appearance holder today are expected to see a new surge in donations.

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Cannabis alert in Lancashire

A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life.
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‘Some people don’t realise being a young carer is a job, it’s hard work but you don’t get paid for it’

Today is Young Carers Awareness Day. We take a look at what being a young carer means to Blackpool youngsters Joe Fryer, 13, and Jasmine Moores, eight

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