Volunteers tickled pink with bike challenge

Staff and shoppers at a supermarket pedaled their way to mark two decades of fund-raising.

MISSION: Chris Knight with his sister Jessica who was attacked by a knifeman

Brother of stab victim to run for Chorley’s A&E

THE brother of a schoolgirl who was stabbed 23 times in a frenzied attack eight years ago is running the New York Marathon for the hospital that saved his sister’s life.

Jules McDonald, conductive education lead, at Rainbow House, doing the firewalk challenge

Walking over hot coals raises £6,000 for Rainbow House

A fiery group of volunteers walked through fire to raise funds for an education centre for children and adults with terminal illnesses and life limiting conditions.
Coun Steve Holgate

Lessons from Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit closure

The closure of Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency department on April 18 has affected the entire county, says a leading councillor.

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Healthwatch is looking into dentist provision for the elderly in Lancashire

Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

Members of the Protect Chorley Hospital From Cuts and Privatisation group protesting in London to demand the town's A&E reopens as a 24-hour unit

Activists to walk 15 miles between hospitals in Preston and Chorley to "bring our A&E home"

CAMPAIGNERS who want to see Chorley's A&E back are undertaking a 15-mile walk to raise money.

Phil Blair from event sponsors Costa Coffee, Heartbeat mascot, GB Olympic runner Helen Clitheroe and event organiser John Gibson, at last years one-mile charity fun run

Olympic athlete to open fun run

GB Olympic runner Helen Clitheroe will set the pace when she helps to start a one mile fun run in aid of Heartbeat.

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

Steve De-haan surrounded by loving friends and family who "will not rest" until they have raised the �50,000 to put him through specialist cancer treatment in Germany

Cancer sufferer Steve de-Haan has a year to live despite initially being given the all-clear

Father-of-four Steve de-Haan thought he had won his battle with cancer six years ago, but now he has been told it has come back with a vengeance and he has just a year to live.

Ben Pennington fights for his life in the Royal Preston Hospital

Dad releases photo of his son fighting for his life after nightclub attack

A Preston father has taken the agonising decision to release a photograph of his 28-year-old son fighting for his life in hospital to highlight the awful damage one punch can do.

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Mystery Tea House, Preston

Lancashire recommends... specialist food cafes

People with dietary requirements, such as vegan, gluten-free or vegetarian, often struggle where to eat. Here is a list of specialist health food cafes...
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Jenny Hughes, 67, who lost her first baby soon after birth and believes the pregnancy testing drug Primodos was responsible.

‘Losing a child is traumatic but knowing it could have been prevented makes it worse’

He was her family doctor from since she was a baby, so when Jenny Hughes went to see her GP at the age of 18 suspecting she was pregnant and he told her to take two pills to confirm the pregnancy, she trusted him implicitly.

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PASSION: Protestors take their fight to London to reopen the A&E

Patients unsure of how to use new Chorley urgent care centre

A majority of residents in Chorley and South Ribble do not know what the new Urgent Care Centre is for, according to research.

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Ian Kearney with his dog on a training exercise

A big climb for Ian to help others like his mum

Having metal plates in his legs and mild arthritis will not stop Ian Kearney from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
DIAGNOSIS: Daz Ellis has motor neurone disease Picture by Donna Clifford

Karate champ with terminal illness needs £60,000 for treatment abroad

When super-fit karate champion Daz Ellis thought he was suffering from a trapped nerve, little did he know that weeks later he’d be diagnosed with a terminal disease.

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Chorley GP Dr Matthew Gale is facing a medical tribunal after allegations that he molested a patient. Photo: Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd,

GP struck off after he admitted molesting a patient

A doctor has been struck off and condemned as a “sexual predator” by a medical tribunal after he molested a patient whilst giving her a back massage.

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Morrisons Manager Scott Lowe, Headway Manager Liz Bamber and Morrisons Manager Debbie Greenhalgh presenting grant for the new Headway cooking project

Charity cooks up recipe for brain injury patients

A new cooking project has been launched by the Headway Charity at Preston to help adults who have suffered a brain injury to retain their independence.

A&E protest taken to Westminster streets

A&E protest taken to Westminster streets

Campaigners battling to save Chorley Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department are in full voice as they take their fight to Westminster today.

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A group of bikers joined demonstrators outside Chorley and South Ribble Hospital to show their support against the closure of Chorley A&E.

**the bikers did a ride by earlier than 9.50am and then joined the group on foot**

Hospital campaigners set off on lobbying visit

Hospital campaigners are on their to London as they take their cause to the heart of government.


Dads dress up for 5k

CHARITY fund-raisers took part in a drag race with a difference.

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