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'Please DO block our spaces' - read the heartwarming note left on ambulance in Lancashire

Nasty notes left on windscreens of ambulances while paramedics are nearby saving lives have dominated the headlines recently.

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Victorian amputation set believed to have been used in the Crimean War

Gruesome world of medicine in Lancaster

A weird and wonderful collection of medical paraphernalia from the past is the subject of a special collection put together by a dedicated group of people from Lancaster, as Aaron Cox reports

Nostalgia
Lancashire County Council awarded the 104m contract to Virgin

Privatising county NHS contract 'will only save 0.07%'

A controversial move to privatise parts of Lancashire’s health services would save just 0.07 per cent, it has been revealed.
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David Baddiel on stage with his show The Trouble With Dad, which is coming to the Lancaster Grand

David Baddiel on comedy, books and the trouble with dad

Comedian, novelist and TV presenter David Baddiel is back on tour, in a show balancing humour with more serious topics, not least his father’s dementia. MALCOLM WYATT found out more

Theatre and Comedy
5-year-old Reilly McCarthy, pictured with mum Justine.

Lancaster schoolboy Reilly gets go-ahead for life-changing surgery

A Lancaster boy is to undergo life-changing surgery after his family reached their £21,000 fundraising goal for the treatment.

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Rachel O'Neil and son Reece Holt.

Brave Overton schoolboy faces up to terminal cancer diagnosis

Overton schoolboy Reece Holt goes public today to announce his brain cancer is terminal.

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Lancaster University's review has revealed the new figures.

Lancaster University review reveals NHS staff abuse

A review by Lancaster University has revealed the number of assaults on NHS staff.

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Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
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The TLC Clinic at The Tara Centre in Lancaster

New low cost therapies clinic opens in Lancaster

A new clinic offering therapies for people with low income has been launched in Lancaster.

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Mandy Richardson, Sharon Hartley, Ann Boardman and Emily Hanson

Catterall fund-raisers lead an army for The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund in Garstang

A team of fund-raisers will be taking on an epic climbing challenge in Yorkshire to raise funds for two local charities.
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Author goes Back to Basics with updated version of successful weight loss book

Author goes Back to Basics with updated version of successful weight loss book

A businessman has released a new, updated edition of his highly successful weight loss book after the first edition sold out.

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Macmillan launches new cancer support service at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Macmillan launches new cancer support service at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

A brand new information and support service is being launched, following a £358k investment, to provide vital assistance to anyone affected by cancer in north Lancashire and south Cumbria.

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Morecambe Bay trust awarded for promoting staff’s health and wellbeing

Morecambe Bay trust awarded for promoting staff’s health and wellbeing

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust’s dedication to promoting the health and wellbeing of its staff has been applauded with the achievement of a Silver Better Health at Work Award (BHAWA).

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County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

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Lancaster University’s £1.7m cancer research boost

Lancaster University’s £1.7m cancer research boost

North West Cancer Research is investing in cancer research projects worth £1.7m at Lancaster University, as part of its commitment to fund research which will help tackle rising cancer rates in the north west.

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Elle Roberts, of Wise Workshops, Morecambe.

Morecambe woman breaks silence on mental health after cancer battle

A woman who battled cancer twice has opened up about the effect the illness has had on her mental health.

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Lancashire to hold its first Workplace Wellbeing Conference

Lancashire to hold its first Workplace Wellbeing Conference

A local health and wellbeing provider is joining forces with Lancashire Mind and wider partners to deliver the first Workplace Wellbeing Conference in Lancashire.

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Lancaster mayor Coun Roger Mace cuts the ribbon to open the new unit.

New £1.2m Royal Lancaster Infirmary therapy unit officially opens

The new Therapies Outpatient Department at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, which houses all outpatient therapy services under the same roof for the first time, was officially opened by Lancaster mayor Coun Roger Mace.

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Morecambe Bay Care Home, Gleneagles Drive, Morecambe

Morecambe care home to close

The owners of Morecambe Bay Care Home have announced it is to close.

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IVF donation

IVF treatment in Morecambe Bay will be cut under new plan

Plans to reduce the level of IVF treatment available on the NHS in the Lancaster and Morecambe area are being put out to public consultation.

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