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Blackpool Victoria Hospital music trial deemed to be a success

A trial to determine the healing power of music in hospitals has hit the right notes, it was claimed.

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Craig Holland will descend 3,100ft down the Grand Canyon

Grand gesture from Craig for Blackpool Victoria Hospital

A loving son will fulfil a lifelong wish – and raise money for Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s charity at the same time.

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John Deere turf division manager Chris Meacock, Andy and Kathryn Maxfield, and Sue Swire of Alzheimers Society

Pair in attempt to mow the distance

A prison officer will swap jail walls for the open air when he attempts to break a quirky world record.

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Natalie Trickett, 32, who suddenly suffered a stroke at 28, with sons Luke and Logan

Mum had a stroke aged just 28

A mum who suffered a stroke, believed to have been linked to the contraceptive pill, is warning other women to be aware of the potential risks.

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GP services may be affected over the Easter weekend

Easter 2017 GP and pharmacy opening times for Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre

Readers have been urged to be ready for Easter by planning ahead for repeat prescriptions and using NHS services ‘appropriately’.

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Ambulance call-outs for trapped finger and spot on bottom

Ambulance call-outs for trapped finger and spot on bottom

A trapped finger, a sore toe and a spot on the bottom were all reasons people called an ambulance over last year’s Easter holiday.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.
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Act now to help curb those miserable sneezing months

Act now to help curb those miserable sneezing months

This week, I am actually going to explore the possibility of preventing hay fever!

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Shots of people allegedly under the influence of the synthetic drug spice

Police spice advice: It’s dangerous, don’t take it

Use of illegal synthetic drug which turns people into zombies can be damaging, according to constabulary

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Angela Davies is taking part in Race for Life with her daughters ten-year-old Alyssa Davies (left) and seven-year-old Lauren Davies

Cancer survivor Alyssa guest of honour at Race for Life

A youngster who has battled leukaemia is rallying women to join the fight against the disease by entering Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.
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‘Stock up on essential medications and order repeat prescriptions now’, patients warned

‘Stock up on essential medications and order repeat prescriptions now’, patients warned

Readers have been urged to be ready for Easter by planning ahead for repeat prescriptions and using NHS services ‘appropriately’.

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Advanced skincare expert William Foley

From cosmetic to aesthetic...beauty treatment is more than skin deep

After 31 years in journalism I have been lucky enough to try a range of health and beauty treatments, it is one of the perks of the job I love.
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Viagra use is high in Fylde

Resort tops list for impotence prescriptions

The Fylde coast is the UK hotspot for Viagra users, according to new analysis of NHS figures.

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The survey is sent out once a year in January and the survey is currently open. According to NHS England, the GP Patient Survey is an independent survey run by Ipsos MORI.

REVEALED: Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre's best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you

Today, the Blackpool Gazette is revealing a list of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre's best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you.
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Lesley Ronson (left) and her sister Lorraine, who donated stem cells  luckily, she was a 100 per cent match

Alive thanks to my sister and kindness of strangers

Preesall woman battling cancer reveals how hero blood donors helped give her a lifeline

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The falls car will be scrapped, it was revealed

Falls car in Fylde and Wyre to be scrapped from Friday

A health service launched in a bid to keep people out of hospital will be scrapped at the end of the month.

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Linda has been diagnosed with a secondary cancer

Linda Nolan diagnosed with secondary cancer

Blackpool born Coleen Nolan has revealed that her sister Linda has been diagnosed with secondary cancer.

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Pamela Bailey presents the defibrillator from the Adam appeal to Blackpool Sixth Form College to Dave Williams one of the Lead Pastoral Mentors

Legacy gift is a real lifesaver

Saving lives is high on the timetable after Blackpool Sixth Form College was presented with a defibrillator.

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Dr David Wrigley

'Our health care is at its greatest point of crisis'

Lancashire GP Dr David Wrigley is a senior member of the British Medical Association. In a personal view, he outlines the crisis health and social care confronting doctors’ surgeries and hospitals
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Ribby-with-Wrea WI member, Frances King, who won the Standfast trophy at the annual meeting of the Lancashire Federation of Womens Institutes. Frances is on the left in the photo.  On the right is the Lancashire Federation Chairman, Shirley Thornton.

Honour for dedicated Fylde nurse and volunteer

International Women’s Day was an appropriate day for the annual meeting of the Lancashire Federation of Women’s Institutes.

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