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Lancaster dad donates kidney to stranger

A dad is giving the gift of life by donating his kidney to a stranger.

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Lyndsey Beckett from Lancaster after losing weight, with Olympian Mark Foster.

Lancaster slimmer is half the woman she once was

A Lancaster woman is a shadow of her former self after losing more than half her body weight.

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The Coca-Cola Christmas truck is coming to Lancaster this Saturday.

Health campaigners slam Coca-Cola ahead of truck visit to Lancaster

The famous TV Coca-Cola truck is coming to Lancaster this weekend but not everybody is happy about it.

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Lancaster nostalgia: photographs of the Moor Hospital

Lancaster nostalgia: photographs of the Moor Hospital

A dramatic exhibition of photographs of an iconic Lancaster building will be on display at Lancaster City Museum next month.

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Westgate Surgery in Morecambe.

New appointment system at Morecambe and Lancaster GP surgeries

A new patient appointment system will be launched this Thursday at a merged GP ‘super-practice’.

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Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s, arguably the biggest users of the NHS, are finding it particularly hard to book a same-day appointments with their GP.

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The Centenary Building at Lancaster Royal Infirmary

Share your views on cervical cancer screening

Healthwatch Lancashire has launched a survey to gather the views and experiences from people in Lancaster and Morecambe and Lancashire about cervical cancer screenings.

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Leighton Hall.

CancerCare Christmas Fair returns to Leighton Hall

CancerCare’s popular annual Christmas Fair returns to Leighton Hall later this month to raise money for the vital Lancaster charity.

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Councillor Robert Redfern, mayor of Lancaster, will speak at the event.

Mayor to speak at Lancaster World AIDS Day event

An event will be held in Lancaster to mark World AIDS Day.

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The Arndale Centre, Morecambe. The picture shows the disabled bays on the left before they were removed to make way for the new taxi rank.

Blue badge parking plea

A woman outraged after her disabled mum was given a parking ticket has set up an online petition calling for the return of disabled parking bays next to Morecambe 
Post Office.

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Kay Dickinson has set up training courses specifically in first aid on children, and she also gives training to children themselves

New business aims to teach kids and adults the first aid essentials

Have you ever wondered how you’d react if you saw someone, especially a child, choking?

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The Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Public asked to avoid A&E after waiting times pass five hours

Residents in the Lancaster district are being asked to consider using other healthcare services rather than Accident and Emergency, as the A&E departments at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary faces exceptional pressure.

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Lancaster & Morecambe College Sparkle Day.

Lancaster & Morecambe College’s sparkling way to support breast cancer awareness

Lancaster & Morecambe College hosted their 2016 Sparkle Day to help raise awareness for breast cancer.

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Noah and his mum Shelly with Cumbria Mobility sales director Steve Wright (left) and MD Steve Cornwell (right).

Morecambe mobility team brings joy to four-year-old boy born ‘with no brain’

A team of mobility experts have helped bring joy to a unique four-year-old boy born with just two per cent of his brain.

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Alan Cole from the National Campaign for Courtesy presenting to Tracey Ingham, nurse at the RLI.

Former Lancaster nurse awarded national award for courtesy

A former Royal Lancaster Infirmary advanced nurse practitioner has been awarded a national campaign award for courtesy.

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Broken ankle

Physiotherapy a waste of time for ankle injuries claims study

Having physiotherapy for an ankle sprain is a waste of time - and no better than managing the injury at home, say scientists.

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Trekkers who walked the Great Wall of China for St Johns Hospice earlier this year. The hospice has been rated outstanding by a health watchdog. Picture by Andy Cruxton.

‘Outstanding’ rating for St John’s Hospice

St John’s Hospice is outstanding and it’s official.

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Julie and Andrew Seaton hand over a cheque for the money they raised at the Babar Elephant restaurant in Lancaster.

Lancaster couple raise thousands from charity curry night

A husband and wife team from Lancaster raised nearly £3,600 for good health causes by holding a special curry night in the city.

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We smoke and drink too much, the report concluded

Children in Morecambe Bay ‘more likely to die young’

A new report has painted a bleak picture of health and wellbeing in the Morecambe Bay area.

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