What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

A new relaxation phenomenon is sweeping the internet. Here, we unpick the science behind these viral sounds and visuals.
Hilary Smith cycles from Lancaster to Heysham Nature Reserve

Dynamo cycling feature: Slow riding from Lancaster to Heysham

Dynamo, Lancaster & District Cycle Campaign, brings you the first in a new series of articles which they hope will show that cycle commuting can be enjoyed by everybody – at all ages and speeds. Here Hilary Smith, an everyday cyclist who commutes from Lancaster to Heysham Nature reserve, advocates slow 

The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Hospitals could see the worst ever performance for A&E waiting times this winter, a think tank has warned.
Galloway's Society for the Blind is hosting a sight loss conference

Galloway's Society for the Blind to host sight loss conference in Leyland

One of Lancashire’s oldest charities is gearing up to celebrate 150 years of serving the community by holding a sight loss conference.
Andy Cole on Ben Nevis

I would not be here without the outdoors, says Blackpool mountain climber

A forklift driver from Blackpool who climbed the UK's highest mountain every day for a month to help combat his depression says the outdoors has saved his life.

Josh Brandwood

Morecambe man’s charity prom run for suicide awareness

A Morecambe man will run 15km along the promenade to raise money for the Movember Foundation, which aims to reduce the rate of male suicide.

Six-month-old Iris Day who died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation

Baby died after heart operation delayed, inquest told

A six-month-old baby died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation that had been delayed, an inquest has heard.

Cups of chamomile tea

5 holistic and gentle ways to help you get a better night's sleep

Having trouble dozing off but don't want to reach for sleeping pills? Try these more natural methods instead.

Siblings fighting can drive parents mad

Ask an expert: How do I stop my young children fighting with each other?

Siblings fighting can drive parents mad. However, as a psychologist explains, tackling it from a fresh angle can make a big difference.

Make sure you brush ALL your teeth!

Millions of Brits are only cleaning three quarters of their teeth

Millions of Brits are only cleaning three quarters of their teeth, a study has found.

HPV is thought to cause nearly all cervical cancers

Number of cervical screenings needed in lifetime slashed by HPV jab, study says

Women who have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may only need three cervical screenings in their lifetime, a study has said.

Susan Wilson at Happy Mount Park in Morecambe where 5,000 crocus bulbs have been planted as part of a drive to rid the world of polio.

5,000 Morecambe park flowers part of polio bid

Five thousand flowers have been planted in a Morecambe park to show historic progress towards a polio-free world.

Warning lung conditions will rise this winter

Warning lung conditions will rise this winter

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) is urging people with long term lung conditions to take extra precautions to look after their own health this winter.

Victoria Pharmacy stock. Picture by FRANK REID

Pharmacy health advice

People in Lancashire and South Cumbria are being encouraged to discover their local pharmacy and to use their health experts on the high street this winter for advice and help on minor illnesses.

Lancaster Royal Infirmary Hospital.
Accident and Emergency.

Bay health trust has mixed performance says NHS checker

Morecambe Bay’s health trust has failed to hit both the A&E four hour waiting time target, and the planned ops and care 18 week target , according to figures released by the BBC.

Lancashire County Council has admitted its failing in the case of a bedbound man who passed away.

Lancashire County Council admits failing dying man

A disabled man had to spend his last month in bed because Lancashire County Council failed to provide him with the special chair he needed, an investigation has found.

Robert Park swims with a dolphin during his Dreamflight trip to Orlando.

Dream trip to US for young Kirkby Lonsdale boy

A young boy born with severe brain damage has been on the trip of a lifetime to America.

The Emergency Department at the RLI faces continued pressure.

Lancaster hospital’s 15 minute A&E assessment target

Patients will be assessed within 15 minutes of arrival at Lancaster’s Emergency Department as part of a new pilot project.

A Generic Photo of a child using an inhaler. See PA Feature HEALTH Coughs. Picture credit should read: PA Photo/thinkstockphotos. WARNING: This picture must only be used to accompany PA Feature HEALTH Coughs.

New films help with inhalers

Better Care Together is releasing two new films which aim to help users of inhalers to get the maximum benefit from them.

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