Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

Lancashire’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards after an inspection.

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Lifehouse, Lytham

Lancashire recommends... health food stores

As people use January to detox, here is a list of the best health food stores, as voted by readers.

Healthcare crisis

Councillors’ plea to health bosses to ‘tell it like it is’

Councillors have issued a crisis plea to health bosses – please write in plainer English.

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Health store

Where are the best health stores?

Selling anything from vitamins, protein shakes, nuts and vegetables health stores are a useful place to stock up on the essentials.

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Patient safety manager Sonia Nosheen, divisional director of nursing Jed Walton-Pollard and acute falls lead nurse Helen Howard.

Patients safer as hip fractures reduced

Staff at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust are keeping their promise to provide safe, personal and effective care with the news that no hip fractures were recorded on any of its wards in the past three months.

Preston Muslim Society have raised over 61,000 for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation at Royal Preston Hospital

Fantastic donation for state-of-the-art imaging system gives hope to cancer patients

Cancer patients will now have access to a state-of-the-art, high definition imaging system that helps doctors get a clearer picture of certain types of cancers thanks to the ‘fantastic effort’ of Preston Muslim Society who have raised £61,500.

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Motivated Fitness, Tarleton

Lancashire recommends.... top independent gyms

As January appears to be the month where gyms experience the highest amount of new joiners, we take a look at the most popular independent gyms in the area.

Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

More than 160 operations to remove multiple teeth from children were carried out every working day in England last year, usually as a result of tooth decay, data suggests.

Accident and Emergency

Lancashire feeling heat in hospitals crisis time

The ‘humanitarian crisis’ affecting British hospitals is being felt in Lancashire, according to those on the front line.

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Students are being urged to get vaccinated before they return to university

NW students urged to get Meningitis vaccine after surge in cases

A leading health body is urging unvaccinated first year students to get immunised against meningitis and septicemia after a recent surge in cases of the deadly diseases.

Long A&E waits have DOUBLED for elderly people in last two years

Long A&E waits have DOUBLED for elderly people in last two years

Very long waits of more than 12 hours in A&E among elderly people have more than doubled in two years, figures show.

Running machine at the gym

Where are the best gyms in Lancashire?

As January appears to be the month where gyms experience the highest amount of new joiners, we take a look at the most popular gyms in the area.

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Attacks on ambulance crews have rocketed

Attacks on ambulance crews rocket in Lancashire

Ambulance bosses have branded more than 100 homes in Lancashire as too dangerous for paramedics to enter alone.
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Patrick before his head shave.

Head shave teenager Patrick raises funds for breast cancer sufferers

A teenager from the Ribble Valley has taken part in a charity head shave after his Godmother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Clitheroe cancer survivor Helen Addy poses with her husband Jason and three-year-old son Joseph.

Cancer survivor Helen awards her own New Year’s honour

A Clitheroe cancer survivor is entering into the spirit of the New Year Honour’s list by awarding a special tribute of her own – to her husband and child.

Jo Stringfellow has her 'mojo' back after losing her excess weight

Preston mum shows off incredible transformation after losing over 4 stone in weight

It was a beautiful day for a christening, surrounded by family and friends Preston mum, Jo Stringfellow, should have been proud to appear in pictures with her newly christened daughter.
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Changing demographics: The makeup of Lancashire is chaging dramatically thanks to a number of factors.

Silver hue set for Red Rose county’s ageing population

The makeup of Lancashire’s population is changing dramatically. STEF HALL takes a look at what the future holds for the county of the next 30 years.

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Coun Steve Holgate

Health scrutiny boss vows to monitor Chorley hospital’s new Urgent Care Centre service

HEALTH watchdog Coun Steve Holgate has warned that Chorley Hospital’s new round the clock Urgent Care Centre service will be under council scrutiny when it opens later this month.

English breakfast

Where is best to go for a full English breakfast?

Nothing like a good fry-up to ease a hang-over, or to set us up for the day.
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Bill Honeywell

Double cancer survivor’s amazing charity challenge raises £46k

When Bill Honeywell set out to raise £25,000 for Cancer Research UK, he had no idea he would almost double his amazing fund-raising target.

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