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Dig into veggies at edible garden in Chorley

Wasteland in Chorley has now been transformed into an edible garden which is harvesting vegetables for the town’s community.

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Upset at plans for KFC near Trinity CE Primary School in Buckshaw Village

Upset at plans for KFC near Trinity CE Primary School in Buckshaw Village

Plans have been submitted for a new drive-thru KFC outlet in a Lancashire village.

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Developments in CT scanning and research have allowed a digital post-mortem to be performed without the need for the traditional invasive procedure.

Digital autopsy service launches in Lancashire

A new digital post-mortem service, which will avoid the use of invasive procedures, has been agreed for Lancashire.
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Sue Thompson, head of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, during preparations for her 140 mile sponsored walk with consultant oncologist Dr Gerry Skailes,

Rosemere Cancer Foundation's chief officer takes on mega walk for anniversary appeal

After 20 years at its helm, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s Chief Officer Sue Thompson is taking the charity’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal to raise £1.5 million in her stride – literally.

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We find out about the overhaul in 999 systems

Revamped 999 system aims to reach seriously ill patients even faster

An overhaul of the ambulance service’s response to emergency calls has been introduced following trials which have shown giving more time to operators leads to better care. Michael Holmes reports
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Brand new bowling green is on the way in Euxton

Brand new bowling green is on the way in Euxton

Work to create a new £90,000 bowling green in Euxton is now well underway.

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Doctor Clive Barker, centre, is retiring after 31 years as a GP, pictured with colleagues at Library House Surgery, Chorley.

Family doctor Clive Barker to retire after 31 years serving Chorley

A family doctor who has served Chorley for 31 years is retiring from Library House Surgery this month.

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Is your child on a 'clean eating' diet?

How ‘clean eating’ can damage children’s health

Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children’s healthy habits early on. It’s no surprise really: “clean eating” is the perfect buzz term for parents who are faced with supermarket shelves full of baby and toddler food which is high in sugar content and low in nutritional value.
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Support some of our very bee-st of friends in Heskin

Support some of our very bee-st of friends in Heskin

Organisers are buzzing with excitement over a forthcoming event.

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Good Deeds Trust volunteers Terry and his wife Pat Daly, Chorley police sergeant Paul Harrison, Dementia sufferer Neil Rushton with his daughter Lindsay Moys and Dementia sufferer Roger with his wife Anne Tunnicliff.  Dementia Buddy scheme in Chorley

Chorley policeman backs scheme for safe return of dementia sufferers who can’t find home

A police sergeant is championing a new initiative he hopes will safeguard people living with dementia.

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Lush have brought back their 'Sleepy' body lotion.

The £8 body lotion insomniacs are branding a ‘miracle’

If counting sheep doesn't send you off to the land of nod, there's good news.

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The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago

A&E waiting times target in England missed every month for last two years

The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago, new figures show.
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Helpers at Living Waters Food Bank ready to hand out pack lunches for primary school children in Chorley

Chorley Food Bank packs hundreds of lunches for youngsters

Volunteers are busily packing 100 lunches a day, three days a week for hungry school children in Chorley.

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Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health

One in three men with poor mental health blame their jobs

Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health among men, a charity has said.
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What is your Instagram account saying about you?

What your Instagram pics say about your mental health

People who post pictures on Instagram that are bluer, darker or greyer than most users are likely to have depression, a new study reveals.

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Tobacco duties brought in 9.5 billion a year

Smokers pay lots in tax and save public money by dying early, report says

Smoking is worth almost £15 billion to the public purse because of the tax revenue and the savings from smokers' early deaths, according to a think tank's analysis.

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Vanderbilt University engineering Ph.D. student Erik Lamers who helped developed the corset

‘Superhero-style’ corset that could banish back pain for millions of Brits

A Batman style superhero corset has been developed that could end the misery of back pain for millions of Britons.

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Andy Argile and Mark Bragg after the RideLondon-Surrey challenge

Chorley man cycles 100 miles in support of his sister

A brother’s love for his sister who was irreparably damaged by surgery, completed a gruelling 100-mile cycle challenge for charity.

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Scientists have made an exciting discovery in the cure for the common cold (PA Archive)

Scientists eye cure for common cold after ‘exciting discovery’

A tiny molecule found in the immune systems of humans and animals has been hailed as an "exciting discovery" in the search for a cure for the common cold.
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Blind veteran from Chorley clocks up 100mph in world’s fastest zip line for 90th birthday

Blind veteran from Chorley clocks up 100mph in world’s fastest zip line for 90th birthday

A blind veteran from Chorley celebrated his 90th birthday by taking on the fasted zip line in the world.

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