Journalist joins Peru trek for Lancaster hospice

A member of the Lancaster Guardian and Visitor’s news teams has set herself a steep charity challenge in the Andes.

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Royal Lancaster Infirmary

At risk patient escapes from hospital ward

A Good Samaritan who stopped to help a vulnerable patient in the middle of the road who had escaped from a hospital ward says something needs to be done to stop someone getting killed or injured.

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Year 13 LRGS students with their form teacher Jill Love (right) and Neil Townsend and Alison Dixey from CancerCare during their visit to the school.

Grammar school students give Lancaster cancer charity food for thought

Sixth formers at Lancaster Royal Grammar School have been helping shape the future of a cancer charity’s service for young people.

Senior reporter Michelle Blade.

My breast cancer scare could help save others

Reporter Michelle Blade went to see her GP with itching in the right breast. What 
followed was a shock to the system and a wake-up call. Here Michelle tells her story

Charlie Proctor.

Morecambe mum’s bid to help three-year-old get vital cancer treatment in US

A Morecambe woman is fundraising as part of a desperate appeal to help send a three-year-old boy to America for vital cancer treatment.

Dr Alex Gaw, Clinical chair for NHS Lancashire North CCG.

Don’t get caught out by a cold snap: advice from GP

GPs are urging people with long-term health issues to keep medicine cabinets fully stocked – and don’t leave themselves at the mercy of the fast-changing winter weather.

Lesley at a group session.  PIC BY ROB LOCK 30-1-2017

Heysham great-grandma’s debt to CancerCare

When Lesley Jackson was first told she had cancer, the first thing she did was go home and write her will.

From left Cathy Brotherton receiving her award from area manager Debra Heppell.

Weight loss coach awarded for helping many in Lancaster

A weight loss coach has been recognised for helping thousands of people in Lancaster achieve their goals.

Former RAF Regiment gunner, Stuart Robinson, cooks up a storm alongside top chef Michael Wilson as he helps to launch the RAF Benevolent Funds Great British Sunday Lunch campaign. Picture:  Adrian Brooks/Imagewise

Morecambe’s RAF hero launches Sunday lunch campaign

Morecambe’s RAF hero Stuart Robinson has helped launch the RAF Benevolent Fund’s national fundraiser, the Great British Sunday Lunch.

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Jessica Leigh by the site of the sign for the Neuro DropIn  at Lancaster Farms that has been removed and destroyed by the Highways Authority

You’re welcome to drop in... if you can find us

People who need to visit a city charity won’t be able to ‘drop in’ out of the blue – because the sign directing patrons to the site has been torn down.

Reilly McCarthy, four, who has spastic diplegia cerebral palsy.


Little Reilly McCarthy wants to run about and play football just like his big brother.

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Jackie Daniel, chief executive at Morecambe Bay Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Staff praised as Morecambe Bay health trust makes “remarkable turnaround”

Morecambe Bay’s health trust has made a “remarkable turnaround” according to England’s Chief Inspector of Hospitals.

Harriet Davis.

Lancaster student’s film aims to challenge stereotypes about eating disorders

A Lancaster medical student has made a film showing that you don’t need to be ‘stick thin’ to have an eating disorder after a GP told her ‘I’ve seen worse than you.’

An artist's impression of the new Health Innovation Campus

Lancaster University’s health campus design gets green light

Lancaster University’s Health innovation Campus has moved a step closer with the building’s designs meeting the approval of planners.

Moor Nook Chippy

Warning to Lancashire’s eateries over compulsory hygiene rating displays

Dodgy takeaways, cafes and shops in Lancashire have been warned they could lose up to half of their customers when it becomes compulsory to display food hygiene ratings.

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NHS plans to charge foreign patients for non-urgent care

Overseas patients to pay up front for non-urgent NHS treatment

Plans for NHS trusts to charge overseas patients for non-urgent care up front lack detail, the doctors' union has said.

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Owner of Westgate Tyres in Morecambe Jane Bailey has been clear of cancer for three years, and during that time has organised various fundraising events for CancerCare.
Jane in the workshop.  PUIC BY ROB LOCK

CancerCare Counts Campaign: Award winner Jane is one Foxy Lady

A Morecambe woman who beat bowel cancer has been given an award for her 
business achievements.

Protestors at a recent health lobby about privatisation

‘Back office’ jobs on the line as Morecambe Bay health trust looks to save cash

Hundreds of jobs are under threat at Morecambe Bay’s health trust as part of a review of “back office” staff.

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Dr Sakthi Karunanithi

Have your say on Healthier Lancashire

Members of the public have been invited to attend the first formal public meeting of Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria’s decision making committee.

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