Sherrie is on the run for children

BENIDORM actress Sherrie Hewson is encouraging men to don a frock and wig when they meet her at a fun-packed, men-only fund-raiser for terminally ill and severely disabled children.

Eric Wright Group staff and contractors have signed up to the Dames on the Run for Derian House

Building on the reputation of Dames on the Run

Builders working on a new facility at Derian House Children’s Hospice swapped their hard hats for high heels to help promote the charity’s Dames On The Run fund-raiser.

Lynne Whittaker

Make a will and help the hospice

A host of solicitors in Lancashire are supporting St Catherine’s Hospice by encouraging people to write a will.


OVERSTRETCHED: Paramedics hit out at ‘unbearable pressure’ on 999 crews

Paramedics have issued a severe health warning for their own 999 service after it was put on a life support system from Eastern Europe.

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The BLAZE Firewalking challenge at Lord Nelson pub in Chorley in aid of CRY

A brave night walking on fire for heart charity

It was a case of mind over matter for this group of fire walking challengers.
MEDICAL USE: Is it time for doctors to be allowed to presscribe cannabis to the public?

Time the law on cannabis use was potted for good?

Is it time decriminalise use of medical marijuana and legalise small-scale cultivation of the drug? Gary Potter, senior lecturer in criminology, at Lancaster University makes the case.

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Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt.

Health Minister Jeremy Hunt ‘too busy’ to meet Chorley A&E campaigners

Jeremy Hunt is accused of ‘putting lives at risk’ after rejecting an invitation to talks.

Health 5
Fire walk

Walk over fire to help children with disabilities

Plucky volunteers will be walking across hot coals in aid of children with terminal or life limiting illnesses.

Walkers take part in Derian House's Sleep Walk Under the Stars

Sleep walk goes like a dream

More than 180 sleep walkers lit up the streets as they took part in a major fund-raising event for Derian House Children’s Hospice.
ISSUE: Trafficking (model)

“These young people are facing many barriers which prevent them from gaining access to vital healthcare”

Some healthcare workers are failing to take young victims of trafficking seriously, a study by Preston academics has found.

Young woman stabbed in early hours as detectives appeal for witnesses

Young woman stabbed in early hours as detectives appeal for witnesses

After a woman was stabbed in the early hours of the morning, Lancashire detectives are appealing for witnesses.

News 4
Funding will be targeted at people at greatest risk of their health being affected by having a cold home

Extra funding to help fight the winter cold

Lancashire County Council is providing £1m to help those who struggle to afford to heat their homes, in a bid to reduce carbon emissions and cut excess winter deaths.

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Chorley Hospital A&E protest

Mock funeral warns A&E closure ‘will end in deaths’

A dummy coffin will be carried through the streets to the entrance of Lancashire’s major trauma unit at the weekend as the fight to have Chorley’s A&E re-opened spreads to other hospitals.

Health 4
Staff of Birkacre Garden Centre at Phen y gent - Jason Adams, Emma Hill, Antony Holmes and Jan Montwill

Climbing the peaks to save lives

Three big mountains proved no match for a group of volunteers who are raising funds for life saving equipment.
Greggs new healthy pasties

Greggs introduces ‘healthy’ pasties in lower calorie drive

Those who relish the greasy-lipped indulgence of a fatty Greggs treat, look away now

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Participants at a previous "Run in the Dark Manchester" marathon, taken at MediaCityUK. (s)

Runners to light up the dark

Blindness and paralysis haven’t stopped Mark Pollock from tackling six marathons in seven days across the Gobi Desert, or winning two medals at the Commonwealth Games.
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Last year's Dames on the Run

The Dames are back on the Run

Grab your frocks guys, as Dames On The Run is making a return next month to help raise cash for Derian House.
Chorley Hospital

£2m to be spent on new chemotherapy unit at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital

More than two million pounds is set to be spent on a new chemotherapy unit at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital thanks to a new business plan from the hospitals trust.

News 5
Fitness company produces energy gel with real (alcoholic) ale in it

Fitness company produces energy gel with real (alcoholic) ale in it

As winter rolls in, many of us will be faced with a dilemma. Should we stick to the plan, settled upon long ago when the weather was still good and the evenings were long, and get out exercising?

Are you set for National Fitness Day?

Are you set for National Fitness Day?

This year’s National Fitness Day, the biggest annual celebration of fitness and physical activity across the UK, will see leading retailer Argos become the headline partner.

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