Ambulance bosses spend millions on redundancies

North West ambulance bosses have denied union claims that £7m has been spent on redundancies.
Graham and Nicola Hall.

Garstang couple are top national slimmers

A super-slimming couple from Garstang are seeing a lot less of each other after losing 13st 6lbs between them and making it to the semi-finals of Slimming World’s Couple of the Year 2018 competition.

Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
Pam Tetlow from the Diabetes Service at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Diabetes support at hand

With Diabetes Week this year coinciding with Men’s Health Week, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Diabetes Services are calling on people with diabetes, particularly men, to talk about diabetes and learn how best to manage the condition.

Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Morecambe Bay hospital staff have increased their recycling

NHS staff in North Lancashire and South Cumbria have made significant progress in becoming more environmentally friendly by dramatically increasing recycling and energy savings across local hospitals.

Shed project to celebrate Mental Health Awareness week.

Shed project opens its doors to aid recovery

A mental health unit in Lancaster officially opened its newly-developed shed project to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week.

Phoebe Roskell with brother Woody.

Hospital team take to muddy fun run to raise funds for Garstang girl Phoebe Roskell

Hospital staff are gearing up to take part in a 5km muddy run fun to raise money for Garstang girl Phoebe Roskell.
Shaun Gash was attempting to climb Ben Nevis

Disabled dad could lose leg after charity mountain climb horror

A disabled dad could have his leg amputated after it became trapped under his wheelchair and mangled while he attempted to scale the UK's highest mountain.
Anatomy of the body - vintage chart.

Biggest anatomy quiz in the world set by Lancaster University boffin

Would you know where your adrenal glands are? What about your gallbladder or spleen?

Kate McCallum practises for the zipwire challenge.

Zipwire challenge aims to help charity which gives people a voice

A Lancaster woman is to spend the night suspended from a zip wire in a hammock in a bid to raise funds and awareness for a charity which helps people with communication problems.

Organisers of the festival arewarning attendees that the triangular blue pills are known to contain more than 330mg of MDMA - a potentially fatal dose. PIC: The Loop

Festival goers warned about 'deadly' Punisher ecstasy tablets

Festival goers are being warned about a potentially deadly ecstasy tablet known as "Punisher" ahead of the Park Life Music Festival in Manchester this weekend.
Treadmill toil leads to love for charity couple

Treadmill toil leads to love for charity couple

When the Lancaster and Morecambe Bay branch of Headway, the brain injury charity, invited the Blackpool group to join them in a Triathlon Relay at 3-1-5 Health Club in 2015, the outcome was rather more than anyone was expecting.

Claire Lloyd Jones, 37, from Carnforth with husband Stuart on their wedding day . The couple;s daughter was stillborn three years ago and they are marking SANDS Awareness Month by calling for lessons to be learned from her case after the NHS Trust involved admitted a series of care failings

Morecambe Bay health trust admits 2015 baby death failings

A Carnforth woman left devastated when her daughter was stillborn is calling for lessons to be learned after Morecambe Bay’s health trust admitted to a series of failings.

Emily and Francesca with beloved mum Denise, in whose fundraising footsteps they are following

Sisters’ pledge in memory of mum

When sisters Emily and Francesca Clifford joined the Girl Guides, they made the Girlguiding promise to do their best and serve the community – a vow that now stands as a shining tribute to their adored mum Denise Clifford, a former division and district guide commissioner, who they lost last summer.

Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Morecambe bay health trust’s £67m debt is highest in north of England

The health trust that runs the Royal Lancaster Infirmary had the biggest financial deficit in the north of England for 2017/18.

Morecambe Bay Primary School. Photo: Google Street View

Morecambe Bay Primary School shortlisted for Healthy School of the Year

Morecambe Bay Primary School has been shortlisted for the prized Healthy School of the Year award in the Times Education Supplement awards.

Paul with his two sons Max, seven, and Toby, 10 months.

County footballer Paul Jarvis 'overwhelmed' with messages of support in his fight against cancer

A former Chorley FC and AFC Fylde footballer has thanked Lancashire’s football fans following his recent diagnosis with cancer.
Nayeli Cookson with sons Mateo and Oscar.

Touching tributes paid after Lancaster mum with Motor Neurone Disease passes away

A Lancaster mum-of-two living with Motor Neurone Disease has passed away peacefully at home.

Sharon Jackson.

New board of trustees for Lancaster charity

An award-winning Lancaster charity which supports people affected by neurological conditions and their families has announced a new-look board of trustees.

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