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CancerCare campaign: Lancaster man transforms life after bowel cancer shock at just 38

Being told he had bowel cancer at the age of just 38 was the impetus Lancaster man John Marsh needed to transform his life.

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Mark Bradley with his new kidney , after his daughter Georgia donated him one after one he was given by his own mum 24 years ago started failing, with wife Dawn

Dad’s double kidney joy – 24 years apart

“It’s like lightning striking twice and I cannot believe how lucky I have been.”

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Staff celebrate the ten year anniversary of Littledale Hall Thearapeutic Community, LHTC, for addiction and recovery, Littledale, Lancaster.

Rehab centre celebrates 10 years of helping clients overcome addiction

A drink and drugs rehabilitation centre in the heart of the countryside near Lancaster celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and Guardian reporter Gayle Rouncivell went along to meet those who have worked so hard to help hundreds of people since it opened.

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The dental team

Milnthorpe dental team ditch the sugar

A Milnthorpe dental team are raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support this month by going completely sugar-free.

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Four surgeries will merge in Lancaster.

Four GP surgeries to merge in Lancaster

Four doctor surgeries across Lancaster will merge under a plan which forms a city super practice.

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Oliver Smith, 8, one year after his last treatment for cancer.   He is pictured with mum Laura Smith.

Cancercare campaign: Mum Laura’s way of coping

Coping with a child who has cancer is one of the most 
difficult things a parent can 
go through.

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Closure of Lancaster children’s centre is ‘social vandalism’

A Lancaster city councillor has described the closure of Firbank Children’s Centre on the Ridge estate as “a piece of social vandalism”.

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The National Osteoporosis Society members on Morecambe promenade.

National Osteoporosis Society’s plea to help community

Morecambe’s National Osteoporosis Society is running a campaign, Lace Up For Bones, to help end the pain of osteoporosis.

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Jeff Huggins after the weight loss.

Morecambe dad’s bid for skin surgery after losing 22 stone

A Morecambe dad is campaigning for surgical treatment to remove excess skin after he lost a massive 22 stone to help his crippling arthritis.

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Hillcroft Nursing Home, Throstle Grove, Slyne wth Hest.

Lancaster nursing home manager struck off five years after abuse

The manager of a nursing home near Morecambe where staff “horribly abused” vulnerable residents has been struck off.

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Mayoral visit to the RLI for info on diabetes hub

Mayor of Lancaster congratulates health trust on diabetes hub

The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lancaster, Councillor Robert Redfern, visited the Royal Lancaster Infirmary to see how refurbishment work is going to transform the former Coronary Care Unit in Med Unit 1 into a centre dedicated to specialist Outpatient services for people living with Diabetes in North Lancashire.

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The Macmillan bus will be in Lancaster at the end of September.

Macmillan bus arrives in Lancaster’s Market Square

Free, specialist information and support about cancer is coming to Lancaster when Macmillan Cancer Support’s bus visits the area.

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Dr Andy Knox from Ashtrees Surgery in Carnforth, is in line for a HSJ award.

Carnforth GP in line for top HSJ award

A Carnforth GP has been chosen as a finalist for a prestigious HSJ Clinical Leader of the Year Award 2016.

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The Mayorl of Lancaster visited the Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Mayor backs diabetes hub plans at RLI

The Mayor of Lancaster has made it his mission this year to help raise funds and awareness for a new diabetes hub in the city.

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

Health boss ‘looking forward’ to CQC visit

“I’m looking forward to them coming back.”

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Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Increase in permanent doctors, nurses and midwives at Morecambe Bay’s health trust

There are still more than one hundred vacancies for doctors, nurses and midwives at Morecambe Bay’s health trust.

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Chorley Hospital A&E protest

Mock funeral warns A&E closure ‘will end in deaths’

A dummy coffin will be carried through the streets to the entrance of Lancashire’s major trauma unit at the weekend as the fight to have Chorley’s A&E re-opened spreads to other hospitals.

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The Neuro Drop-In Centre at Lancaster.

New online service aims to boost neuro support

An award-winning Lancaster charity that supports people affected by neurological conditions and their families has launched a new website.

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Peter Wakefield in hospital while waiting for his heart transplant

Organ donation: ‘I thought I had flu, but I needed a new heart’

This week is Organ Donation Week and people are being urged to turn an end into a beginning. Today, Aasma Day talks to Lancashire dad Peter Wakefield who thought he had flu but ended up needing a life-saving heart transplant.

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Fuel poverty link to higher winter deaths

One in eight homes in Lancaster and Morecambe are in fuel poverty

Almost 7,000 homes in the Lancaster district are classed as being in fuel poverty - with hundreds of people dying across the county every year due to conditions caused by the cold.

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