State-of-the-art 3D eye screening brings new vision to Carnforth opticians

A revolutionary new 3D screening machine means that its now easier than ever for serious eye conditions to be identified.

The management group of the LMCRP. Gerald Townson, chairman and Catherine Huddleston, shake hands on the success of the bid which further develops her role as partnership officer. Rod Tickner of Dementia Friendly Keighley behind them. Pete Myers (left) assisted by Gerald developed the initial bid submission.

Rail funding boost helps dementia passengers

A community rail partnership has received a funding boost to help those living with dementia to reconnect with the railways.

Bexi Owen.

Morecambe singer’s charity to use power of music

Keep your mind on music! That’s the message from a Morecambe jazz singer who has set up a charity to show how music and sound can help with chronic illness.

Delivering blood to hospitals. NHS. Giving Blood.

Donors back after storm

The first blood donor sessions at the TA Centre in Lancaster since the building was damaged by Storm Desmond in 2015 take place next week.

Alison Bargh and Helen Ashton.

Poor weather stops charity walk – but mums still raise £11k

Two Lancaster mums have raised more than £11,000 for charity – despite their charity walk being cancelled half way through due to poor weather conditions.

Fairways Residential Home, Heysham. Image courtesy of GoogleStreetview.

Heysham dementia care home in special measures

A dementia care home in Heysham has been placed in special measures by health inspectors.

Fellow pupils of leukaemia sufferer Joe Shaw, from Morecambe Community High School, show their support and raise money by wearing their jeans during Jeans For Joe Day. Pictured with head Matthew Auger holding the poster

Schoolkids don their jeans for Joe

Pupils at two schools were allowed to wear jeans to school on Monday – to raise money for a 14-year-old student fighting leukaemia.

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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Milnthorpe play area. Photo by Steven Barber.

Council funding helps teenagers have fun keeping fit

A council grant has helped the local community to make a start on a new play and fitness facility in Milnthorpe.

Kelly Lewis, husband David and son Jake; they are doing charity events to raise money for the RLI after their baby girl died through the rare HELLP syndrome

Morecambe baby loss family on mission to educate expectant mums

A mum who lost her unborn baby to a rare illness which nearly killed her has spoken out to raise awareness of the deadly symptoms she wants all expectant mums to look out for.

Alison Bargh and Helen Ashton.

Mums to walk 100k in 24 hours

Two mums will be walking 100km in 24 hours this weekend to raise money for two charities close to their hearts.

Leah Dale, Virginia Jane Howard from Morecambe who raised more than �6,000 in sponsorship money, Charlie, Charlie's dad and Leah's cousin Ben, and Charlie's mum Amber.

Prom walk and fun day raise £20k to help send Charlie for US treatment

A sponsored walk and fun day has raised more than £20,000 towards helping to send a three-year-old boy to America for vital cancer treatment.

Daniel Darkes

Doctors now '80 per cent certain' Brit is the first person ever to cure himself of type 1 diabetes

Tests show a man may well hold the secret to a cure for an illness that kills 1.5 million people every year.

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Staff and volunteers at St John's Hospice preparing the wedding dress (l-r)  Karen Charlesworth, Pam Tomlinson, Dot Watt and Elaine Handy.

Coronation Street’s wedding dress gift to Lancaster hospice

A bride always wants her wedding day to be unique.

Elle Roberts.

Morecambe woman says thanks after transplant appeal

A woman with leukaemia who needs a life-saving transplant has thanked our readers for their support.


VIDEO: Supporters take a step towards helping tot get vital US treatment

Poor weather didn’t deter supporters of a tot needing vital cancer treatment in America from turning out in force to raise money to help his cause.


Lancaster woman’s pledge to live life to the full after surviving breast cancer

Losing her husband to a brain haemorrhage and then beating breast cancer made Audrey Oldham realise life is all too short.

From left: Luke Massie, founder of Vibe Tickets, donating �1,000 to Sarah and Stuart Phillips of Lancaster, to help towards Rosie's appeal.

£10k appeal for our daughter Rosie

A Lancaster family have launched an appeal to raise money to adapt their housefor their profoundly disabled daughter.

Elspeth Roberts. Photo by Neil Cross.

Morecambe woman appeals for donor who could save her life

It was a huge shock for Elspeth Roberts when she was told her leukaemia had returned.

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Health boundary changes prevent duplication

A new NHS Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group and a newly configured NHS North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning G roup will be formed after NHS England approved a change to organisational boundaries.

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