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How to answer 9 of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

From 'Is Father Christmas real' to 'Why is the sky blue?', youngsters know how to put parents on the spot.

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Coun Peter Britcliffe, Chairman of the county council's Health Scrutiny Committee

Council to monitor progress on reducing county's high suicide rate

Experts have been asked to report back within a year on the progress being made to reduce the number of suicides in Lancashire.

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Plain dried pasta and noodles are still free

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.
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Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back.
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Men are also more susceptible to complications

Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

The much-debated phenomenon of "man flu" may have some basis in fact, researchers have said.
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Peppa Pig is broadcast in more than 180 countries

Peppa Pig blamed for 'inappropriate use of Primary Care Services'

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.

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‘Whole towns and cities are in grip of social crisis’

Andrew Adonis is a peer and former Cabinet Minister. He’s the current chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission. He spoke in a House of Lords debate on education – this is an edited version.

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The council will meet on Thursday at County Hall.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

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James Reay and Simon Dooley from the Clarendon Showtel with their single

Blackpool hotelier singing for M.E. in name of love

A Blackpool hotelier sang his heart out in the hope of supporting research into a debilitating condition that struck down his once healthy partner.
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Lancashire County Council award £104m NHS contract to Virgin Care

Lancashire County Council award £104m NHS contract to Virgin Care

A County Hall decision to award a £104m healthcare contract to the private sector instead of the NHS has sparked a storm of protest in Lancashire.

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Ollie Alderson at last weeks fund-raiser at the village hotel

‘It’s amazing... he’s here and loving life’

A young boy who spent 10 months waiting for a heart donor has made an ‘amazing’ recovery – and will soon represent Great Britain in a worldwide sporting competition.
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Caroline Morton has launched Peace of Mind to open up DNA tests to everyone with a walk-in centre

Walk in DNA test centre opens in Blackpool

Step aside Jeremy Kyle – there’s no need to go on TV to get a paternity test done as a walk in DNA testing centre has opened in Blackpool.

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It's not just snap-happy nails we have to contend with

This is how to stop your nails breaking in winter according to experts

Follow these eight expert tips to get strong and stable nails all winter long.

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Remember, the results do not have be perfect

Ask an expert: What should I play with kids now it's winter?

Dreary winter days don't mean playtime is over, says Tanith Carey.

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Cough medicines could "actually do more harm than good".

Doctor warns against over the counter cough syrups and medicines for children

A senior doctor has urged parents to avoid using over-the-counter cough syrups and medicines to treat coughs and colds in children - in favour of "old fashioned" honey and lemon.
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Blogger Gemma Brushneen with her husband Elliott, 30 and children Izzie, 7, Ollie, 4, and Mason, 2

Warning against buying doppler machines for home use to check baby

Christmas shoppers have been warned not to buy home doppler machines, which are sold with a view to enable pregnant women to check their baby's heartbeat.

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The study compared 790 men who had heart disease despite being aged under 40

More bad news for men who get grey hair or go bald before the age of 40

Prematurely grey and balding men may be at greater risk of early heart disease, say scientists.

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Christmas dinner - fun for all the family or a stressful nightmare for the cook?

How to stay stress free this Christmas

Christmas is frequently tagged as the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a stressful period.
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Viagra to be available over the counter

Brits will be the first in the world to be able to buy Viagra over the counter, following the impotence drug’s reclassification.

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Plans showing how the new health centre could look

Backing for state of the art health centre in Fylde

A brand new health centre in Fylde has been given the green light by health chiefs.

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