'Am I Stoned' app to highlight effects of cannabis

A new app could make cannabis use safer by helping those who take it understand how the drug is affecting them.
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.

Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?


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. .

The illness is making a comeback

Do you recognise these symptoms? Blackpool school issues alert to parents as feared Victorian illness makes comeback

Parents have been warned to keep an eye out for the symptoms of scarlet fever after 32 cases of the once-feared Victorian disease were recorded in Blackpool in the first 14 weeks of the year.
Peter Kay makes a surprise appearance on stage in Blackpool

Car Share screenings rev up charity funds

Comedian Peter Kay’s charity screenings in Blackpool of the Car Share special finale at the weekend raised more than £34,000, it has been revealed.

Theatre and Comedy
Back pain in spotlight for science show

Back pain in spotlight for science show

People suffering back pain in Blackpool are being urged to take part in a ground-breaking study to explore new pain relief.


Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
Theyre entertaining

Why your dog is your best mate

Dogs have been celebrated as man’s best friend for centuries – and that’s no accident. Your dog is probably the best friend you will ever have, when you’re looking your worst or feeling under the weather they will be there to cheer you up.

The Garstang Walking Festival will return in May (Picture: Michael Coleran)

Booting up for Wyre walking festival 2018

Forty walks between two and 16 miles will show off the beauty of Garstang during the town’s Walking Festival.

Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Do you want to have a say in your local NHS?

The search has begun for a resident of Fylde and Wyre to join the governing body of the local NHS decision-maker.

Angela Westby with her niece Amelia Webster and the 15 inches of hair she had cut

"I decided I wanted to do something for Alder Hey... The care they give the children is amazing"

It was a real charity chop for Angela Westby.

Blackpool mum Samantha Byrom, who runs an online fashion boutique, pictured with her son Hendrix. She is preparing for a fund-raising fashion show for the Vics Special Care Baby Unit to say thanks for the care he received

Blackpool businesswoman to host fund-raising for Special Care Baby Unit

Blackpool mum and businesswoman Samantha Byrom has an extra special reason for hosting a charity fashion show.

Urgent pathology services will remain at Blackpool Victoria Hospital under the new plans.

Fears allayed over £31m health plans

Urgent care will not be affected by £31m plans to centralise Lancashire’s pathology services, health chiefs have said.

Change afoot for practices in rural Wyre

Change afoot for practices in rural Wyre

Patients at two rural Wyre GP practices will ‘benefit’ when they fall under the remit of the local NHS commissioning group.

Children from Fleetwood will be able to enjoy free swimming sessions at the town's YMCA during holidays times.

Free swims for town’s youngsters

Youngsters in Fleetwood are now entitled to free swimming sessions at the town’s leisure pool during school holidays.

Fleetwood Trust (left to right): Canon Alf Hayes, Maureen Burns, Frank Heald, Alan Vincent, Canon John Hall.'  PIC BY ROB LOCK'18-3-2018

New trust to look at town’s urgent issues

Ambitious plans have been drawn up to establish a new centre in Fleetwood that will help tackle pressing issues such as child poverty,
health concerns and homelessness.

The first cohort of students from UCLan have completed the Postgraduate Diploma Physician Associate Studies

New staff will help ease the NHS crisis at Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital

Blackpool’s Victoria Hospital is getting extra help on the frontline to help ease the NHS crisis.

The Harbour, in Preston New Road, Marton

Van man sparks security scare at Blackpool mental health unit

A mental health hospital in Blackpool has increased security after a man sparked a major alert by driving menacingly towards the front gate.

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