An ex GP with a seriously ill wife explains why we should all cherish the NHS

Dr Peter Curtis spend his working life in the NHS, but when he  retired he saw the service from the other side, as his wife developed a serious illness  and he became her carer.

The Tower Circus

Tower Circus a Blackpool tradition

Nothing is more Blackpool than the Tower Circus, writes Michael Holmes.

Derek Cartwright is 'retiring' from his role, the ambulance service has confirmed

Ambulance chief to retire - weeks after service is branded a 'shambles'

Ambulance service chief executive Derek Cartwright is to leave his role, it can be revealed.
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'Please DO block our spaces' - read the heartwarming note left on ambulance in Lancashire

Nasty notes left on windscreens of ambulances while paramedics are nearby saving lives have dominated the headlines recently.

The yellow weather warning means residents should 'be aware'. Picture: Met Office

Warning as forecasters say snow storm could knock out mobile phone service

A weather warning has been issued by the Met Office, with forecasters predicting snow of up to 15cm.

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No injuries after Leyland takeaway fryer sets alight - sparking call out involving four fire engines

Nobody was hurt when a Leyland takeaway's fryer caught fire earlier this evening, fire officials said.

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Tailbacks on the M6 after crash involving multiple vehicles

There are long delays on the M6 motorway after a crash involving a number of vehicles, police said.

VIDEO: Thousands brave weather to pay a touching tribute to Saffie

Touching tributes were paid to Saffie Roussos, the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena terror attack, as thousands turned out to Leyland’s Christmas lights switch-on.
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