Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

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

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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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.

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.


Garstang popular 10k race a success once again

Holy smoke!

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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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Oakland's nursing home in Dimples Lane, Garstang

Nurse admits raft of errors

A nurse has been found guilty of misconduct after admitting putting patients at risk of harm, and inappropriate language.

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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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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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Child seatbelt danger warning

Child seatbelt danger warning

Shock figures show hundreds of Lancashire parents are struggling to strap their children in cars safely.

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CRISIS AVOIDANCE: social workers will be working on site at hospitals this Christmas. Inset, County Councillor Tony Martin

New £500,000 fund set up to avoid winter care crisis in county

Lancashire County Council is set to spend nearly £1m to help provide more winter care and crisis support for county residents and ease pressure on local hospitals.

Parents have been warned to have their children vaccinated

Winter flu warning for parents in North West

Parents across the North West are being urged to get their children vaccinated against flu.

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MUCH LOVED: Optician Mark Pye, who died suddenly

Tributes paid to Garstang optician Mark Pye

Tributes have been paid to a “wonderful husband and brilliant dad” after he died suddenly.

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