Blackpool’s own Coleen Nolan goes the Full Monty to beat cancer

A group of female celebrities have signed up to bare all on TV to raise awareness of breast cancer. One of them, Blackpool’s own Coleen Nolan, talks about why the show hits particularly close to home for her.
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Take part in Great Manchester Run for Heartbeat, in Preston

Preston-based heart charity, Heartbeat is appealing for people to become part of their team and join them for this year’s Great Manchester Run.

Does losing an hours sleep leave you wiped out?

Top tips on how to survive the clock going forward

With the clocks going forward on 25 March 2018, The Sleep Council is offering advice on how to survive the ‘lost hour'.

Derek Cartwright is 'retiring' from his role, the ambulance service has confirmed

Ambulance chief to retire - weeks after service is branded a 'shambles'

Ambulance service chief executive Derek Cartwright is to leave his role, it can be revealed.

Sensory room is unveiled at Blackpool care home

A care home recently named as one of the best in the North West has unveiled a new sensory room for use by its residents.


What makes you happy on this special day?

People across the North West and the world over are celebrating the sixth annual International Day of Happiness today.

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Fylde Community Link Supported Living and Domiciliary Service rated ‘good’ by CQC

Fylde Community Link Supported Living and Domiciliary Service, which helps adults with learning disabilities across the coast, has been rated ‘good’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
Staff and volunteers at last year's Brian House Bubble Rush. L-R are Toni Isaksen, Vicki Murphy and Sue Pelling

Bubble Rush returns for Brian House

The Trinity Hospice Bubble Rush returns to Blackpool next month with flurries of colourful bubbles.


Another reason to quit cigarettes on No Smoking Day

Today is No Smoking Day and new research suggests smoking is not only bad for the lungs and heart, it can also damage your hearing.
Phoebe and her brother Woody

Brother saves life of poorly sister with rare premature ageing disease

A five-year-old girl with a one in a million disease has had her life saved thanks to the selfless actions of her seven-year-old brother.
Dr Adam Janjua

Hundreds of people are ‘risking their survival by skipping urgent cancer appointments’

Cancer appointments are being missed, cancelled, or re-arranged at a rate health bosses have called ‘alarming’.


Trek inspires Lytham pupils’ efforts

Pupils greeted two cyclists on a marathon trek and also helped to raise cash for Sport Relief.

Rebecca Liddell, principle of  Rarity School of Dance and Drama, with Lee Good and his daughters Olivia and Millie

Partially sighted St Annes father’s London Marathon challenge

A father-of-two who has been partially sighted since birth is taking on the London Marathon, to support a charity close to his heart.

Fay Ripley and Cat Smith MP

MP and Cold Feet star promote fund

Fleetwood MP Cat Smith and Cold Feet star Fay Ripley have joined forces this month to help charity Marine Curie provide care and support to more people living with  a terminal illness.

The team was given more than 65,000

Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s £65k research boost

Blackpool Victoria Hospital can now offer an enhanced clinical trials service thanks to charity money.


Linda’s story, told straight from the heart

One year on from being diagnosed with secondary ‘treatable, not curable’ cancer, Linda Nolan is in good spirits as she chats about her autobiography From My Heart, which has just come out.

Georgia Mladenovic pictured with her mother

Mum’s plea for help after daughter battles life-threatening illness

When schoolgirl Georgia Mladenovic started to get persistent headaches, little did her family realise it was the start of a life-threatening illness.
Prince Harry putting  Kieran in the picture at the Invictus Games in Toronto, 2017

Lancashire's inspirational Invictus Games archer in new contest

Disabled Lancashire archer Kieran Wood is going for gold ... again.

Kelvin Wood is running to raise money for cancer charity Macmillan.

Bispham entertainer's running total of £30k for Macmillan Cancer Support

A Bispham entertainer who has raised tens of thousands of pounds for cancer charities will compete in the Great North Run on the anniversary of his beloved dad’s death.


WATCH: Race against time to get Jorgie Rae Griffiths of Wesham to the US for cancer treatment

A  young girl battling an aggressive cancer is ‘living in limbo and on hope’ as she faces a dramatic race against the clock to raise funds for potentially life saving treatment.
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