Dementia plan is just the start

Lancashire Constabulary has been recognised for its commitment to supporting people living with dementia.

The standardised green packets aim to discourage young people from ever taking up smoking.

Graphic cigarette pack warnings aim to stop youngsters smoking

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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Lancaster University Student Union held a hustings at Lancaster Town Hall. PHOTO: Lancaster University Students Union

Lancaster and Fleetwood election hopefuls face city’s students

The four people hoping to become the next MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood were grilled by students from Lancaster University.

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Carol Starkie and Elvis Burton. Both say their health has improved dramatically since quitting smoking through e-cigs.

How e-cigs saved Morecambe woman’s foot

Seven months ago Carole Starkie was told if she didn’t quit smoking she’d lose her foot.

Cyber crime.

‘Business as usual’ after massive NHS cyber hack

An insider at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary has said doctors and nurses were ‘back to the 1980s using paper ‘ after a massive cyberattack affecting the NHS across the UK.


Annual festival helps Morecambe mum remember daughter in style

A mum who lost both her mother and eldest daughter to leukaemia has told how much Lancaster charity CancerCare helped her through the grieving process.

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Theresa May

CYBER ATTACK: PM says patient records are safe

Theresa May said the Government is not aware of any evidence that patient records have been compromised in the massive cyber attack on the NHS.

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CYBER ATTACK: Cyber HQ to play role in hack response

Experts at Britain’s new dedicated cyber security headquarters will play a central role in responding to and investigating the NHS computer attack.

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UPDATED: NHS hit by huge cyber attack - avoid A&E and walk-in centres 'unless absolutely necessary'

UPDATED: NHS hit by huge cyber attack - avoid A&E and walk-in centres 'unless absolutely necessary'

Computers have been shut down across the country after NHS computers were hit by a cyber attack, plunging the health service into chaos.
Midwives who took part in a charity walk to mark International Midwives' Day.

Midwives mark special day with promenade walk

Midwives from the University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust took part in a specially organised walk as part of the celebrations for International Midwives Day.

Flowers beds next to The Midland hotel in Morecambe are empty. Picture: Michelle Blade.

Join stroke survivors at The Midland hotel for event

The Mayor of Lancaster, Councillor Robert Redfern, will join stroke survivors, health professionals and Stroke Association staff members to put the spotlight on stroke at a celebratory event organised during Make May Purple.


Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating half an avocado a day helps to shed the pounds and stave off heart disease and diabetes, say scientists.
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Jim Wilson with his daughter Susan.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 10-4-2017

Memorial walk to be held for Morecambe solicitor

A memorial walk will be held in tribute to a Morecambe solicitor who has died aged 85.

A billion people ‘not getting enough Vitamin D’

A billion people ‘not getting enough Vitamin D’

A whopping BILLION people worldwide may have insufficient levels of vitamin D because they spend too much time inside - and use the wrong SUNTAN LOTION.

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Emre Erulkeroglu in hospital.

Morecambe schoolboy diagnosed with brain tumour after he draws his headache on an Etch A Sketch

A schoolboy used an Etch A Sketch to draw his “headache that never went away” and helped doctors diagnose a life-threatening brain tumour.

New cigarette laws come into force this month

New cigarette laws come into force this month: Here's what smokers need to know

Smokers across the North West are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Could daily injections for diabetics soon be a thing of the past?

Smartphone control could mean the end of daily injections for diabetics

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

Dee Roach.

Mental health survey to gauge opinion

People who use NHS community mental health services in Lancashire are being encouraged to take part in a survey to drive future service improvements.

David Cheung.

Lancaster GP supports vulnerable children at the London Marathon

A 43-year-old GP from Lancaster, who was inspired to run the London Marathon to help vulnerable children and young people, proudly crossed the finish line on Sunday to raise hundreds of pounds for The Children’s Society.

The squalid conditions homeless man Chad was living in in Morecambe's West End.

Sad death of Morecambe’s well-known homeless man

Flowers and tributes have been left outside a Morecambe shop in memory of a well-known homeless man who has died.

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