A gift from one mum to another...

Two mums are hoping to spread a little festive cheer to parents spending the holidays in hospital by handing out Christmas boxes.
Prof Fiona Measham

‘We don’t condone drug use - but let us test if yours are safe’

A controversial pilot scheme to offer clubbers in Preston a chance to check what their weekend drugs contain is due to be launched by a charity in the city centre in the New Year. Brian Ellis talks to the former Lancaster University professor behind the project.

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Members of NWAS and  people who support young adults with learning disabilities, did a sponsored walk from the Royal Preston Hospital to its counterpart in Chorley

Festive hospital walk smashes its fund-raising target

A festive troop of merry men, women and Little Ted raised more than £1,500 when they marched 13 miles.
Adam Sumner

Shock cancer death spurs family fund-raising

Two shock deaths have led one family to do all they can to stand up to cancer.

staff from Chorley-based software testing consultancy ROQ gave up a day to help transform a family apartment at Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool

Staff brush up on DIY to help children’s charity

Kindhearted volunteers from a Chorley-based software testing consultancy teamed up with Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital for a makeover project.

Guests at Rainbow House's Las Vagas Ball. Photos by Gareth Edwards

Raising the stakes when Rainbow House held a Las Vegas casino ball

When in Vegas... the cash comes flooding in. Staff at Rainbow House were delighted with their Las Vegas Ball at Guild Hall, Preston, which raised £50,000 for its conductive education services.

Aerial view of Royal Preston Hospital

IT issues fixed at Royal Preston Hospital but appointments still subject to delays

Appointments at Royal Preston Hospital will be delayed todayafter a technical glitch with the computer system led to appointments being cancelled yesterday.

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Alison Evans and South Ribble Runners lead a run with residents of The Grange Assisted Living

Retired but still running...

Residents at Buckshaw’s retirement village were put through their paces during a festive run.

Delivered: The delegation outside Number 10

Massive Chorley Hospital petition gets Downing Street delivery

A 23,000-name petition was handed in at Number 10 Downing Street by Chorley Hospital campaigners this week.

Adam Platt receives a Young Citizen Award from assistant chief constable Mark Bates and Amanda Parker, High Sheriff of Lancashire at the time

Unsung community hero: Adam Platt

We are celebrating the region’s unsung community heroes. In the first in our series, Natalie Walker speaks to Adam Platt, who, despite his own health problems, always puts the lives of others before himself.
Croston Velo is one of the many cycling clubs that regularly visits Twin Lakes Velo Cafe

Bikes, dogs and even horses are welcome at Twin Lakes Cafe Velo

Croston is a popular cycling spot, with its rural roads.

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Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s, arguably the biggest users of the NHS, are finding it particularly hard to book a same-day appointments with their GP.

Ben Pennington recovering at home

‘Miracle’ of coma man

Ben Pennington, the man whose life hung by a thread after he was attacked by a stranger in a nightclub, has told the Evening Post: “I’m feeling pretty good.”

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Leanne Hurst goes through her routine in Los Angeles

Abs-fab Leanne stuns the bodybuilding world

Leanne Hurst has muscled her way into international bodybuilding faster than you can say “abs-fab.”

Photo Neil Cross
The Grange, Stump Lane, Chorley

Overhaul pledge at failing care home

The boss of a failing care home has vowed significant improvements are being made.

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Councillor Adrian Lowe with children at the official opening of the new Buttermere Green toddler play area

Sparkling new £50k play area for toddlers

A new £50,000 state-of-the-art play area for toddlers has opened in Chorley.

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Aerial view RPH
Royal preston hospital fulwood

£750,000 windfall for experimental medical work

The Trust which runs the Royal Preston and Chorley Hospitals has been awarded £750,000 to carry out experimental medicine research.

Jane Booth, Chair of the Lancashire Safeguarding Adults Board and the Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board and  Mick Dears and Jane Williams of Lancashire Fire & Rescue alert the public to the potential fire risk

Call to raise awareness of hidden fire dangers

Fire and safeguarding bosses are calling for better warnings on emollient skin creams after the tragic death of smoker John Fallon in a fire.

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