Resort GPs will turn away hay fever sufferers with no ‘clear clinical need’

Hay fever sufferers have been told to buy treatment over the counter – and told their GP won’t prescribe it unless there is a ‘clinical need’.

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Yesterday and today, from left, James, Tom and Chris Poyner

Bodybuilding is a real family affair

Brothers who reached the top of the natural body building world are to compete together in the same competition.

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Could you give blood?

More Lancashire blood donors needed to keep stocks topped up

The NHS is looking for people in Lancashire to sign up as new blood donors to help keep stocks topped up.

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Kevin Toole

Fylde and Wyre patients urged to use internet

People visiting their doctors in Fylde and Wyre this week will be given demonstrations of how to book appointments and order prescriptions over the internet.

Coun Christine Wright

Blackpool dementia hub to give support

A new initiative offering support for people worried about their memory has been launched in Blackpool.

More than 10-people-a-week are diagnosed with diabetes on the Fylde coast

Bid to tackle huge rise in diabetes on Fylde coast

Health chiefs are rolling out plans to tackle the growing diabetes problem on the Fylde coast.

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Technician Janette Williams (right) tests a sample of water at a United Utilities laboratory in Warrington, to check for traces of the microscopic bug cryptosporidium

Water firm in dock over crypto saga

Water provider United Utilities is being taken to court for the cryptosporidium incident in Lancashire almost two years ago.

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Could you give blood?

Call to recruit extra blood donors in Lancashire

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Lancashire to start saving lives by registering as new blood donors during National Blood Week, which starts on Monday..

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Lancashire Care Foundation Trust has confirmed that Rydon Maintenance - a subsidiary of the Rydon Group - currentlyprovides facilities management to around 780 buildings on behalf of the Trust including Guild Lodge in Preston and the Harbour in Blackpool.

Group at centre of London blaze investigation has Lancashire NHS contract

A group which refurbished the London tower block devastated by a huge inferno was contracted to carry out fire safety services in hundreds of NHS buildings across Lancashire, it has been revealed.
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St Annes YMCA Pool and Gym

£100,000 upgrade for seafront gym

Fylde Coast YMCA is spending £100,000 on upgrading the fitness facilities at St Annes’ swimming pool and gym.

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Hospital training programme accredited

Hospital training programme accredited

A ‘pioneering’ hospital training programme, aimed at helping nurses ‘gain skills quickly and effectively’, has been accredited by the Royal College of Nursing (RCN).

Greta with Mr Hearty

Blackpool nurses put their big heart into it

A ‘hearty’ character was the special guest at a research awareness event for the public and staff at Blackpool Victoria Hospital yesterday.

Professor Kevin Webb, from Manchester Adult CF Centre at University Hospitals of South Manchester, cutting the ribbon at the launch event

New unit joy for CF sufferers in Lancashire

A Fylde coast health trust has launched the first new Adult Cystic Fibrosis Service in the UK for 40 years.

Bella with dad Peter

Parents’ mission to find a cure for daughter’s killer disease

The parents of a three-year-old girl who suffers from a killer disease have set up a charity in the hope of saving her, and other children like her.

Dancing with dementia

Last call for dancing day in the ballroom

Today is the last chance to get tickets for next week’s Dancing with Dementia event.

Relay runners in the rain at Kirkham

Police chief leads Blue Light relay

The man set to take over as Chief Constable of Lancashire hit the streets of Blackpool to take part in a torch relay to raise awareness of mental health issues for emergency service workers.

Nicky, Michelle and Lisa with their guide dogs

Blind trio take on 3,000ft mountain

A trio of visually impaired women from Blackpool are getting set to take on the challenge of climbing one of England’s highest mountains to raise funds for Guide Dogs.

Volunteer Janet Wilson

Janet makes her mark for cancer charity

A Lytham woman has been praised by a charity for her work in helping people on the Fylde coast reduce their risk of breast cancer.

John Holmes from The Swallows talks to Noxi from Funny Girls at Blackpool Business Expo previously

Support group lands award from the Queen

The Swallows Head and Neck Support Group said it is ‘proud to announce’ it has been awarded The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest honour for voluntary groups.

Staff and gym members from Go Fitness

Runners hit the pavement for Trinity Hospice

Fitness fanatics and personal trainers at a Blackpool gym have put their running skills to the test to raise money for Trinity Hospice.

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