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Digging deep at Deepdale

Preston North End has continued its support of Rainbow House with a £10,000 donation in aid of the club’s official charity partner.

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Police were called to campaigners from Protect Chorley Hospital from Cuts and Privatisation as they were holding a candle-lit vigil outside Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital on Wednesday night.

Police called over gift of cake for Chorley A&E staff

Police were called to campaigners holding a candle-lit vigil outside Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital on Wednesday night.

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Becky Sumner went up to the top of Preston Bus Station intending to commit suicide last week, and a Good Samaritan talked her down and saved her life

Lancashire woman saved from suicide calls for people to be open about mental health issues

When the world was getting too much for Becky Sumner, the kindness of a stranger prevented her taking the most drastic of actions. Today, she bravely tells her story to SARAH CARTER, to help give others hope and encourage them to reach out

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Gordon and Donna Thorpe with two of their children Matilda, 21 months, and Phoebe, 7. Their eldest is Drew, 5

Holiday joy turned into ‘nightmare’

AN idyllic holiday turned 
into a “living nightmare” for a family from Charnock 
Richard when dad Gordon Thorpe was diagnosed with cancer.

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Ambulances queuing outside Royal Preston Hospital. A queue of nine ambulances was spotted on Boxing Day, and paramedics reported a wait of up to 90 minutes to hand over patients

Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

Lancashire’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards after an inspection.

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Lifehouse, Lytham

Lancashire recommends... health food stores

As people use January to detox, here is a list of the best health food stores, as voted by readers.

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NHS bill for swimming infections

It is always recommended that we teach our children to swim because it could be a life-saver.

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Adam Sumner

Shock cancer death spurs family fund-raising

When Adam Sumner revealed he had lung cancer, his relatives believed he would battle on and be successfully treated.
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Protest outside Wigan Infirmary A&E to highlight the impact that the closure of Chorley's A&E is having on other hospitals. Wigan has been affected with patients now coming from Chorley.

‘We’ll fight on for 24/7 Chorley A&E’

As Chorley’s A&E reopens, Megan Titley looks at what is next for the problem-hit department

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Carole Cochrane, CEO Rainbow House; John Molyneux, President of Preston  Amounderness Rotary Club; David Brooke, chairman of Preston Amounderness Rotary Club Foundation and International Committee

Wheels in motion for disabled youngsters

A conductive education centre is delighted with its new treadmill will help youngsters with disabilities.

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Health store

Where are the best health stores?

Selling anything from vitamins, protein shakes, nuts and vegetables health stores are a useful place to stock up on the essentials.

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Eaves Green Lane. Picture from Google maps

Woman, 66, seriously injured in car crash

Police have appealed for help after a 66-year-old woman was left with serious injuries following a car crash.

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Preston Muslim Society have raised over 61,000 for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation at Royal Preston Hospital

Fantastic donation for state-of-the-art imaging system gives hope to cancer patients

Cancer patients will now have access to a state-of-the-art, high definition imaging system that helps doctors get a clearer picture of certain types of cancers thanks to the ‘fantastic effort’ of Preston Muslim Society who have raised £61,500.

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Motivated Fitness, Tarleton

Lancashire recommends.... top independent gyms

As January appears to be the month where gyms experience the highest amount of new joiners, we take a look at the most popular independent gyms in the area.

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Runners in the Couch to 5K run in Astley Park.

Runners in Chorley brave fog to reach 5k

DOZENS of runners braved the morning mist with New Year’s resolutions to rise to the Couch to 5k challenge at Astley Park on Saturday.

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Head shave to save Chorley cancer sufferer

Head shave to save Chorley cancer sufferer

A mother and daughter duo have had their heads shaved to raise money for relative Steve De-Haan who is battling terminal cancer.

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Injured player waits an hour for paramedics

Injured player waits an hour for paramedics

Extremely high 999 call volumes resulted in paramedics taking more than an hour to reach a footballer who was feared to have suffered serious neck injuries.

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Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

More than 160 operations to remove multiple teeth from children were carried out every working day in England last year, usually as a result of tooth decay, data suggests.

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Accident and Emergency

Lancashire feeling heat in hospitals crisis time

The ‘humanitarian crisis’ affecting British hospitals is being felt in Lancashire, according to those on the front line.

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Students are being urged to get vaccinated before they return to university

NW students urged to get Meningitis vaccine after surge in cases

A leading health body is urging unvaccinated first year students to get immunised against meningitis and septicemia after a recent surge in cases of the deadly diseases.

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