Sponsored walk and fun day will raise funds for tot’s US cancer treatment

A sponsored walk along Morecambe prom this weekend aims to raise funds towards helping to send a three-year-old boy to America for vital cancer treatment.

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Molly Blackwell of the Tampon talk group of students with Zoe Taylor, Ida Mau, Kyle Austin and Kelly Thurston, from Lancaster University have set up a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral bathrooms at the Uni and in public bathrooms in Lancaster

‘Tampons are not a luxury item’

A group of students have launched a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral toilets at the university and in public bathrooms in Lancaster.

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Coun Jennifer Mein

‘Radical’ new vision for Lancashire’s public sector

A major overhaul of health and council services in Lancashire is on the cards.

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Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt.

Further delving in baby deaths investigation

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, has ordered the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) to be investigated over its handling of the Morecambe Bay maternity scandal, which led to the deaths of 16 babies and three mothers.

Cat Smith.

Crippling debt affects children’s mental health, Lancaster MP warns

Around 2,872 people in the Lancaster and Fleetwood Constituency are living with problem debt, according to new figures.

Linda Dunn at the nurses station at the Huggett Suite.

Spring opening for new £1m stroke unit

A brand new £1m stroke unit is due to open at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in the spring.

Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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Senior content editor Debbie Butler is joining a group of volunteers on a Peru trek in aid of St John's Hospice, Lancaster.

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.

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