Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

Blackpool Illuminations Switch On

Walking the Lights for cancer care

The recently-formed Marie Curie Lytham St Annes fun-raising group is walking the Lights for charity.

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Lisa Huddleston, right, sold a lamb for �400 to Liz Hoggarth

Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s ‘thank-ewe’ to heart surgery patient

Hospital bosses have said a huge ‘thank-ewe’ to a patient who donated the proceeds of a lamb sale at auction.

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Advice on how to keep rats at bay

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

Joanne Thompson, Millie's Trust founder and Millie's mum

Mum of tragic baby who choked to death wins 999 campaign

Changes are to made to the advice given to 999 callers when somebody is choking, it can be revealed.

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And a third of 10-11-year-olds in the resort are overweight

75% of adults in Blackpool are overweight

Obesity remains a major threat to people’s health in Blackpool despite measures to encourage healthier lifestyles.

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Mystery Tea House, Preston

Lancashire recommends... specialist food cafes

People with dietary requirements, such as vegan, gluten-free or vegetarian, often struggle where to eat. Here is a list of specialist health food cafes...
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Clarke Carlisle, who played 93 times for the Seasiders

Clarke Carlisle speaks candidly about his road to recovery

There is a four-inch long scar running down the left side of Clarke Carlisle’s head and another, smaller one across the bridge of his nose.

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County Hall is facing a bill of more than �300,000 in legal fees

Council faces bill of £330k for costs in fracking battle

Lancashire County Council will face a bill for costs in excess of £330,000 over the planning battle for two bids to frack on the Fylde.

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Kerrylee Glass with baby Thomas Williams, who has undergone two major heart operations at just 13 weeks old

Prayers for tiny tot with ‘broken heart’

A courageous tot is refusing to be beaten after undergoing two major heart operations.

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Gordon Marsden MP

‘Thumbs-up to fracking won’t benefit us’ - MP

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden said Thursday’s thumbs-up to fracking would not benefit Blackpool

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Cuadrillas Preese Hall site when a test hole was drilled

Fylde residents vow to battle on

Fylde residents have vowed to battle on despite the Government backing the shale gas industry and allowing horizontal fracking to go-ahead at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton.

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Horizontal fracking can go ahead, the government has said, in a landmark ruling for the UK shale gas industry.Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has approved plans for fracking at Cuadrilla's Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton in Lancashire.

‘Successful shale gas industry will bring jobs bonanza’

The Onshore Energy Services Group said a fully developed fracking industry would benefit the area due to the jobs created.

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The drill at Preese Hall

Lancashire campaigners vow to fight on after ‘deplorable’ fracking decision

Residents and anti-fracking campaigners have vowed to fight on against shale gas extraction despite the Government’s strong backing of the new industry.

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Fylde MP 

Fylde MP issues demand for proper regulation and monitoring of shale gas sites

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said he was disappointed with the decision but would continue to press the Government over regulation and monitoring of the shale gas sites.

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Industry welcomes fracking go-ahead

The decision has received a warm welcome from industry which believes a home grown onshore gas sector will provide energy, raw materials and jobs.

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Cuadrilla CEO
 Francis Egan

Cuadrilla proud the county will play crucial role

Gas exploration company Cuadrilla said it welcomed the decision to grant planning consent for its applications to drill, hydraulically fracture and test the flow of gas from up to four exploration wells at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire.

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Missing: David Arnold

Police concern over mental health patient

Police in Blackpool are growing extremely concerned for a patient who has gone missing from Blackpool’s The Harbour mental health unit.

NWAS Community Engagement Manager, Andrew Redgrave

Taking a selfie with a defib could just help save a life

Life-saving defibrillators are being hunted down across Lancashire as paramedic chiefs launch their second annual Shoctober.

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from left, Angela Shackleton, Martin Shackleton, Chantelle McGovern and Tom Baines at the Blackpool Gazette Best of Health Awards

Celebrating our healthcare heroes

The very best of the Fylde coast’s medical professionals were celebrated at The Gazette’s Best of Health Awards.

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