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Chemist chain ‘sorry’ in morning after pill row

High street chemist Boots has said it is “truly sorry” for the way it responded to a campaign calling for it to cut the price of emergency contraception and announced it is looking for cheaper alternatives.

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Josh Landmann and his team on the Snowdon Push

Determined Josh Landmann vows to live his life to the full

Josh Landmann was like any young man on holiday on a sunkissed island, living life to the full.

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Fund-raiser for Janet Colgan

Night with the stars for cancer fight mum

Entertainers have joined forces in the latest fundraising bid for seriously ill grandmother’s treatment at a private clinic in Germany.

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Logan with mum Becky, sister Brooklyn and dad David

Quick-thinking Logan saves his father’s life

A nine-year-old has been credited with saving his dad’s life when he had a heart attack at home.

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Last year's Trinity Hospice colour splash fun run along the beach between Starr Gate and St Annes

Make it a huge splash for fund

Trinity Hospice’s Colour Splash fund-raising event is back on St Annes beach this weekend for a third year - and organisers are hoping it will be the biggest and best yet.

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The Asda flash mob in action

Flash mob dances for hospice

Schoolchildren boogied on down at a Blackpool superstore in aid of Trinity Hospice.

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90 minutes in the sun every week is enough to top up levels, experts said

Vitamin D deficiency noted at Vic

Hospital bosses have noted an increase in elderly patients being admitted who have a vitamin D deficiency, which they say could lead to longer recovery times from operations or broken bones.

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Pink power as Race For Life raises £125,000

It’s always an emotional occasion.
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Nigel was just 26 when he died

Parents of young man who died from drug addiction donate dog to Lancashire Police

A couple whose son died from a drugs overdose 26-years-ago hope they can save another life with the gift of a drugs search dog.

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Keith Case and Steve Finnigan

New job for Lancashire’s ex-top officer

Lancashire’s ex-top cop has a new role – non-executive director at the trust that runs Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

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Louise Paramel and Steph Holmes

Nurses team up to put on charity ball

Two childrn’s nursing sisters have organised a charity ball this Saturday with a bit of help from a Thornton digital design agency .

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Meningtis Now founder Steve Dayman at Clifton Primary School with Edward Dee's parents Justin and Elizabeth Dee, Edward's form teacher John Atkinson and headteacher Rachel Legge

In memory of Edward

The founder of the Meningitis Now charity has visited Fylde to show his support and appreciation for the fund-raising efforts in memory of St Annes youngster Edward Dee.

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Smoking rates have fallen

Three in four feel ban benefit in Lancashire

Three in four people ‘feel the law banning smoking in the workplace has been good for their own health’, according to a new study.

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Catering staff celebrate with their five-star food hygiene award

Blackpool Victoria Hospital kitchen’s five star rating

Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s kitchens have been given a five-star food hygiene rating – the best possible – for a seventh year in a row.

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Mr Alder with Mr Bittar

Patient hands over £1,000 to heart surgeon

A St Annes pensioner donated £1,000 to charity to thank the Fylde coast surgeon who saved his life.

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Jack Staff and Rosie Sargeant with new born twins Carson (left) and Carter. Pic: MARTIN BOSTOCK

‘Miracle’ twin boys come home at last

The mother of twin boys born three months premature has welcomed her ‘special boys’ home at last.

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Dr Kath Greenwood

Top honour as Poulton GP is elected chairwoman

Poulton Dr Kath Greenwood has been elected as chairwoman of the NHS Fylde and Wyre Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Council of Members.

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The 38-year-old wife of Louise and dad of Skye, Isobel and Heidi was diagnosed with the disease shortly before he was to tackle the Blackpool Marathon five years ago

Tributes pour in for heroic Lancashire runner who died after battle with cancer

Emotional tributes have poured in for inspirational marathon runner Ben Ashworth, who has died after a long battle with bowel cancer.

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Megan Hanson, six, was playing near Starr Gate with her grandparents last Saturday

Warning graphic image: Mum blasts litter bugs as metal barbecue slices open daughter's foot on beach

A concerned mum has told how she feared her little girl would lose her foot after it was slashed open by a metal barbecue that was discarded on the beach.

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Maggy Heaton kicks off the campaign in Blackpool on Tuesday

‘Summer of protest’ is launched in Blackpool

A nursing union kicked off its ‘summer of protest’ in Blackpool – and said it is giving the government ‘a final chance’ to remove the one per cent cap on public sector pay rises.

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