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Garstang couple are top national slimmers

A super-slimming couple from Garstang are seeing a lot less of each other after losing 13st 6lbs between them and making it to the semi-finals of Slimming World’s Couple of the Year 2018 competition.

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Pam Tetlow from the Diabetes Service at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Diabetes support at hand

With Diabetes Week this year coinciding with Men’s Health Week, Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust’s Diabetes Services are calling on people with diabetes, particularly men, to talk about diabetes and learn how best to manage the condition.

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Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Morecambe Bay hospital staff have increased their recycling

NHS staff in North Lancashire and South Cumbria have made significant progress in becoming more environmentally friendly by dramatically increasing recycling and energy savings across local hospitals.

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Shed project to celebrate Mental Health Awareness week.

Shed project opens its doors to aid recovery

A mental health unit in Lancaster officially opened its newly-developed shed project to celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week.

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Shaun Gash was attempting to climb Ben Nevis

Disabled dad could lose leg after charity mountain climb horror

A disabled dad could have his leg amputated after it became trapped under his wheelchair and mangled while he attempted to scale the UK's highest mountain.
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Anatomy of the body - vintage chart.

Biggest anatomy quiz in the world set by Lancaster University boffin

Would you know where your adrenal glands are? What about your gallbladder or spleen?

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Kate McCallum practises for the zipwire challenge.

Zipwire challenge aims to help charity which gives people a voice

A Lancaster woman is to spend the night suspended from a zip wire in a hammock in a bid to raise funds and awareness for a charity which helps people with communication problems.

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Treadmill toil leads to love for charity couple

Treadmill toil leads to love for charity couple

When the Lancaster and Morecambe Bay branch of Headway, the brain injury charity, invited the Blackpool group to join them in a Triathlon Relay at 3-1-5 Health Club in 2015, the outcome was rather more than anyone was expecting.

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Emily and Francesca with beloved mum Denise, in whose fundraising footsteps they are following

Sisters’ pledge in memory of mum

When sisters Emily and Francesca Clifford joined the Girl Guides, they made the Girlguiding promise to do their best and serve the community – a vow that now stands as a shining tribute to their adored mum Denise Clifford, a former division and district guide commissioner, who they lost last summer.

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Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Morecambe bay health trust’s £67m debt is highest in north of England

The health trust that runs the Royal Lancaster Infirmary had the biggest financial deficit in the north of England for 2017/18.

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Morecambe Bay Primary School. Photo: Google Street View

Morecambe Bay Primary School shortlisted for Healthy School of the Year

Morecambe Bay Primary School has been shortlisted for the prized Healthy School of the Year award in the Times Education Supplement awards.

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Nayeli Cookson with sons Mateo and Oscar.

Touching tributes paid after Lancaster mum with Motor Neurone Disease passes away

A Lancaster mum-of-two living with Motor Neurone Disease has passed away peacefully at home.

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Sharon Jackson.

New board of trustees for Lancaster charity

An award-winning Lancaster charity which supports people affected by neurological conditions and their families has announced a new-look board of trustees.

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David Lambert with his sister Aine.

Lancaster concert will thank air ambulance lifesavers

A charity concert is to be held at Lancaster University next month to raise money for a charity close to one Lancaster family’s hearts.

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Hest Bank Dental Surgery

YOUR WORKPLACE: Hest Bank Dental Care

Hest Bank Dental Care was opened as an independent dental practice in 2001 by dentists Kate Lamb and her husband Mike Jones, with the aim of providing the local community with the same quality treatment and customer service they’d want for a member of their family.

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Building Medical Unit 2 at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, September 1981.

Events to mark Morecambe Bay Hospital Trust’s 20th anniversary and 70 years of NHS

Festivities for the milestone also ties into the 70th anniversary celebrations of the NHS on July 5.

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VIDEO: Lancaster dad climbs down Clougha Pike with broken ankle

Dad-of-two Andy Makin made his own way more than 1,300ft down Clougha Pike after breaking his ankle at the top of the hill.

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Donors are being urged to give blood due to stocks running low over the bank holiday.

Urgent appeal for blood donors in Lancaster

O negative and B negative blood donors are urgently needed at Lancaster blood donor centre, said NHS Blood and Transplant services.

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Reece Holt, Sam Quek and Taylor Seddon take part in the Clatterbridge Buy a Brick campaign.

Brave Overton schoolboy Reece Holt helps raise money for cancer centre

Overton schoolboy Reece Holt joined in with the launch of an exciting fundraising campaign to support the work of a cancer centre which helped to treat him.

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VIDEO: Brave Overton schoolboy Reece Holt helps raise money for cancer centre

Overton schoolboy Reece Holt joined in with the launch of an exciting fundraising campaign to support the work of a cancer centre which helped to treat him.
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