Apply for dream apprentice placement

Better Care Together is one of a number of organisations offering placements to 16-18 year olds across Cumbria enabling young people to spend time learning about leadership and career opportunities.

Healthwatch is looking into dentist provision for the elderly in Lancashire

Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

One of the occasions when Dr Chopra fell asleep on the job was during a teaching session at Ridge Lea  in Lancaster.

Lancaster mental health doctor who slept on the job is struck off

A doctor has been struck off after repeatedly falling asleep on the job.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith joins campaign to save lives

Lancaster MP Cat Smith joins campaign to save lives

Every single year in the UK, 30,000 people suffer a sudden cardiac arrest and sadly, just less than one in 10 survive.

Mystery Tea House, Preston

Lancashire recommends... specialist food cafes

People with dietary requirements, such as vegan, gluten-free or vegetarian, often struggle where to eat. Here is a list of specialist health food cafes...
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Queen Square Surgery in Lancaster. Photo by Google Street View.

Lancaster doctors’ surgery in line for national research recognition

Queen Square Medical Practice in Lancaster has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2016 Clinical Research Impact category award by the prestigious Health Service Journal for the increasing research carried out with the population of north Lancashire.

NWAS Community Engagement Manager, Andrew Redgrave launches the campaign #findthedefib.

‘Shoctober’ bid by North West Ambulance Service to find hidden defibrillators

Life-saving defibrillators are being hunted down as North West Ambulance Service NHS Trust (NWAS) launches the second year of ‘Shoctober’.

Cat Smith (right) met with representatives of Breast Cancer Care.

Lancaster MP Cat Smith shows support for people living with incurable secondary breast cancer

Lancaster MP Cat Smith met with Breast Cancer Care in Parliament on Wednesday to pledge her support for the charity’s campaign to ensure people with incurable secondary breast cancer no longer get second-rate care.

Harvey House, Ashton Road, Lancaster

Lancaster detox unit to close doors

A unit in Lancaster which provides drug and alcohol detox services is to close.

Lee Jordan pictured with Stephanie Jones-Farley a few months before his death.

Morecambe mum tells of partner’s final moments after deadly meningitis bug struck

The partner of a Morecambe chef who died suddenly from meningitis has spoken of the heartbreaking final moments the couple spent together.

Ruth Wawszczyk

CancerCare Counts: ‘When they found it the doctors said it had spread everywhere’

At the age of 14, Ruth Wawszczyk was diagnosed with a rare form of blood cancer.

Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Hospital boss in A&E plea as waiting times hit two hours

Hospital bosses are pleading for people to use other healthcare sevices after delayed discharges and a lack of beds led to a queue of 42 patients at Royal Lancaster Infirmary’s A&E department.

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IVF/sperm donation.

What are your views on IVF and cosmetic procedures?

Views are being sought across Lancashire about the Clinical Commissioning Groups’ assisted conception services (including IVF) and cosmetic procedures.

Staff nurse Lisa Huddleston, of Overhouses Farm near Wray, recently underwent a lifesaving heart operation and auctioned off a prize lamb from the farm to raise funds for Blackpool Victoria Hospital cardiac centre.
Lisa with another lamb from the farm.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Wray farmer’s wife makes mint for heart hospital

A woman diagnosed with a rare heart condition who had to undergo a lifesaving heart operation raised money for the hospital that treated her by selling one of her prize lambs.

Mary Kinane

Campaign launched for better pavements in Lancaster

A campaign to highlight the plight of wheechair users in the city has been launched by a disability activist.

Twins Leo and George Waddington, Katy Waddington and Joseph Waddington.

No obstacle too tough for Joseph

A brave eight-year-old boy who had a brain tumour is raising money for the hospital that treated him by completing a muddy obstacle course with his friends.

Photo Neil Cross
John Marsh, of Lancaster, who has recovered from bowel cancer and has set up two new businesses

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.

Photo Neil Cross
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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Exterior of the facility
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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