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Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
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Galloways celebrating the start of its 150th year 12 months ago

Join Galloway's Society for the Blind in Penwortham for its 150 years celebration

Sight loss charity, Galloway’s Society for the Blind, is marking the culmination of its 150th year with a big party for the community.

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Author goes Back to Basics with updated version of successful weight loss book

Author goes Back to Basics with updated version of successful weight loss book

A businessman has released a new, updated edition of his highly successful weight loss book after the first edition sold out.

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Macmillan launches new cancer support service at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Macmillan launches new cancer support service at Royal Lancaster Infirmary

A brand new information and support service is being launched, following a £358k investment, to provide vital assistance to anyone affected by cancer in north Lancashire and south Cumbria.

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Morecambe Bay trust awarded for promoting staff’s health and wellbeing

Morecambe Bay trust awarded for promoting staff’s health and wellbeing

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust’s dedication to promoting the health and wellbeing of its staff has been applauded with the achievement of a Silver Better Health at Work Award (BHAWA).

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County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

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Lancaster University’s £1.7m cancer research boost

Lancaster University’s £1.7m cancer research boost

North West Cancer Research is investing in cancer research projects worth £1.7m at Lancaster University, as part of its commitment to fund research which will help tackle rising cancer rates in the north west.

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Elle Roberts, of Wise Workshops, Morecambe.

Morecambe woman breaks silence on mental health after cancer battle

A woman who battled cancer twice has opened up about the effect the illness has had on her mental health.

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Lancashire to hold its first Workplace Wellbeing Conference

Lancashire to hold its first Workplace Wellbeing Conference

A local health and wellbeing provider is joining forces with Lancashire Mind and wider partners to deliver the first Workplace Wellbeing Conference in Lancashire.

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Lancaster mayor Coun Roger Mace cuts the ribbon to open the new unit.

New £1.2m Royal Lancaster Infirmary therapy unit officially opens

The new Therapies Outpatient Department at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, which houses all outpatient therapy services under the same roof for the first time, was officially opened by Lancaster mayor Coun Roger Mace.

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Morecambe Bay Care Home, Gleneagles Drive, Morecambe

Morecambe care home to close

The owners of Morecambe Bay Care Home have announced it is to close.

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IVF donation

IVF treatment in Morecambe Bay will be cut under new plan

Plans to reduce the level of IVF treatment available on the NHS in the Lancaster and Morecambe area are being put out to public consultation.

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A child getting an immunisation jab.
Photo: Posed by model/PA

Legal challenge over council's Virgin healthcare deal

A legal challenge has been mounted over Lancashire County Council’s decision to award a £104m child healthcare contract to a private provider.

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Reece Holt, from Overton, who is battling brain cancer.

Brave Overton boy in bid to help others ahead of World Cancer Day

The family of a boy who is battling brain cancer are urging others to look for potential symptoms ahead of World Cancer Day.

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Trust Medical staff pictured in 2016.

Up to 250 staff lose jobs as Morecambe firm Trust Medical shuts doors

Up to 250 people have lost their jobs this week after Morecambe-based Trust Medical closed down.

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Over Kellet woman’s fight to overcome prescription drug addiction

Over Kellet woman’s fight to overcome prescription drug addiction

In a bid to highlight what is fast becoming a global problem, Christine Cobb talks to GAYLE ROUNCIVELL about how she became hooked on prescribed drugs, and her fight to overcome that addiction

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The Bay Health and Care team

Stroke campaign aims to halve Lancaster district deaths in two years

A new health campaign aiming to cut deaths from strokes by half over the next two years has been launched in the Lancaster area.

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Cannabis alert in Lancashire

A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life.
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Julie Nicholson

Lancaster woman, 59, dies after GP says ‘no hospital beds’

The family of a Lancaster woman who died after being told not to attend hospital due to a bed shortage are demanding answers from health professionals.

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‘Get a jab’ plea
by health bosses
as flu cases rise

‘Get a jab’ plea by health bosses as flu cases rise

Lancashire and south Cumbria’s ’s medical director has urged people who are in at risk groups to get themselves vaccinated, as numbers of people experiencing flu symptoms in the local area continue to rise.

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