Family learn about tragic illness at show

The Rotary Club of Lunesdale appeared at the Lunesdale Agricultural show.

Carnforth GP Dr David Wrigley

Carnforth GP ‘once crashed car because of tiredness’

A Carnforth GP has spoken out about a shortage of doctors after becoming the deputy chairman of the British Medical Association (BMA) Council.

Single Step co-operative member Alasdair McKee.

Serving Lancaster for 40 years - one step at a time

A Lancaster institution is celebrating its fortieth anniversary.

End of the Rio road for retired Lancaster doctor

End of the Rio road for retired Lancaster doctor

Former Royal Lancaster Infirmary consultant anaesthetist Dr John Davies is volunteering in the medical team at the Rio Olympics. Here’s the final part of his diary...

Morecambe Health Centre.

Surgeries warn of ‘difficult weekend’ for Morecambe and Lancaster patients

A computer records merger between Morecambe and Lancaster GP surgeries will have a “significant impact” on patient appointments for a few days.

June Baker with her breast cancer pillow

CancerCare campaign: Angel pillows help cancer patients

For June Baker it was a complete shock when she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year.

Betty Mudd and Kelly Lane.

Royal Lancaster Infirmary ward changes help dementia patients

The way patients on a dementia ward at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary are cared for has been hailed a success and is being shared nationally as an example of good practice across the NHS.

Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Stay away from A&E unless it’s life-threatening, beg hospital bosses

Hospital chiefs have asked non-urgent cases to stay away from an over-stretched accident and emergency department.

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Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

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Photographed with one of the new patient monitors, from left to right: Laura Hardwick; Staff Nurse, Lindsey Maudsley, Cardiac Care Unit Clinical Leader; Elaine Maguire; Ward Clerk (seated); Jean Parker; Staff Nurse; and Susan Sharkey, Clinical Support Worker.

£90k legacies will help buy more heart equipment for Lancaster hospital

The cardiac care unit at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI) has benefited from eight new patient monitors – thanks to legacy donations of nearly £90,000 left tothe hospital by five local people in their wills.

Make sure to wear sun cream before going out in the sun

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

Mum Amy Cochrane is concerned for her daughters safety after they found used needles behind their home.  She is pictured with Bethany Cochrane, 10 and Gracie Cochrane, 5.

Used needles dumped in Morecambe alley where children play

Drug users are dumping needles in an alleyway which children play in.

Seven-year-old Euan Hird is recovering following an escalator accident. He is pictured with sister Zara Hird, 4 and mum Nishala Hird.

Carnforth boy, 7, faces long road to recovery after escalator accident

A schoolboy from Carnforth who suffered horrific injuries on a holiday when his foot got mangled in an escalator is still recovering a year on.

CancerCare service user Rachel Greenwood.

CANCERCARE COUNTS: How Lancaster charity helped put Rachel on road to happiness

After losing her mum to cancer when she was only 11 years old, Rachel Greenwood had to put her grief to one side to help bring up her four younger siblings.

The Houghton Weavers

The Houghton Weavers have had life threatening health issues ... but they’re still smiling

Music band The Houghton Weavers aim to “keep folk smiling” and, after 41 years of entertaining people, the trio who make up the current line-up are still smiling 
themselves despite all enduring health scares.AASMA DAY talks to David Littler, 
Steve Millington and Tony Berry about why they are so grateful to the NHS and are holding a special fundraising concert as a way of giving a little something back

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Lloyds Pharmacy

New pharmacy to ‘improve service’ at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

LloydsPharmacy will replace the NHS pharmacy at The Royal Lancaster Infirmary by September 12.

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The Duke of Westminster

Duke’s death was ‘natural causes’

The Duke of Westminster died of a heart attack, it has been confirmed.

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The Duke of Westminster, Gerald Cavendish Grosvenor who died aged 64 at Royal Preston Hospital

I wish I hadn’t been born wealthy: Death of Duke of Westminster at 64

Billionaire landowner the Duke of Westminster has died at 64.
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School nurses Lynn Pinder and Fiona Stuart

‘Nitty Nora the bug explorer’ is long gone say school nurses

Once schoolchildren dreaded the annual ritual of lining up to be checked for head lice or jabbed with the latest inoculation. Today the school nurse has jettisoned her starchy old image and presents a far friendlier face to pupils. Brian Ellis meets two in Penwortham.

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Sally Ann Tooze-Froggatt (right) and her family.

Family to sue over death of Lancaster mum after hospital errors

A grieving family is taking legal action against a Lancaster hospital and surgeon after the death of a much-loved mum.

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