One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers do not receive referral to a mental health service, despite clear medical guidance that stresses the need for immediate referral.

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Foodies turn out to Hoghton Farmers’ Market despite bad weather

Meat, vegetable, beer and pie producers all packed into The Great Barn at Hoghton Tower on Sunday for its monthly farmer’s market.

Shaun Gash during a recent climb up Mount Kilimanjaro

Wheelchair challenge to transform 20 lives

Preston North End players will accompany two fund-raisers as they push themselves in wheelchairs on an epic journey from Lands End to John O’Groats.
Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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Tina Kimberley and her husband Steven are taking part in the St Catherines Hospice Moonlight and Memories Walk in tribute to her dad, Keith

Tina doubles up her fundraising efforts for hospice

A Fulwood woman will tackle back-to-back charity challenges in a bid to raise vital funds for dedicated hospice staff who have cared for her dad and grandmother.

Marketing manager Z�e Patterson of Chorley Building Society pictured in the centre with Susan Clemson, director of Finance and Technical Services on the right

Hospice to benefit from year-long fundraising drive

A building society in Chorley has unveiled St Catherine’s Hospice as their 2017 chosen charity.

The heartbreaking photo of Julie and Mike Bennet which went viral

X Factor singer to host a Leyland fund-raiser for the Bennet family

A Leyland singer is holding a fund-raiser for her best friend who lost both her parents to cancer.

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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Kevin Poynton, from Lancashire Freemasons, handing over a certificate to acknowledge a grant of 30,000 to Cath Stanley, chief executive of the Huntingtons Disease Association and her staff

Organisation for people with Huntington's disease gets cash boost

An advisory service in the North West for people with Huntington’s disease can continue to take new referrals thanks to a £30,000 grant from Lancashire Freemasons.

Marsh House Care Home, Ulnes Walton

Home staff praised over improvements

A care home that faced being closed down over a series of failings has been judged to have made progress, but still ‘requires improvement’.

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Nursing staff at St Catherines Hospice, Lostock Hall

Wills Week raises thousands for St Catherine's Hospice

More than £25,000 has been handed to St Catherine’s Hospice thanks to solicitors waiving their will-writing fees in return for a donation to the charity.

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Vajravarahi Kadampa Meditation Centre

Have a go at... Meditation

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.

Chorley & South Ribble District General Hospital

THE GREAT NHS GAMBLE: Lancashire’s hospitals are on ‘at risk’ list

In our second day examining the five-year plans to plug the gap in funding for the NHS with a major shake-up of services, we look at the threats to A&E services across the county.

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London protest

Chorley MP’s rallying cry to challenge NHS plans

Chorley’s MP has warned that Lancashire could be the first region in the country to roll out controversial new plans from the NHS.

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Owners walk into their dogs’ hearts in Buckshaw Village, braving freezing temperatures

Devoted hounds trotted alongside their favourite humans for a Valentine’s themed walk on Sunday.

RunTogether. Photo by Daniel Lynch

Women who 'RunTogether' enjoy a better jogging experience

Women are finding their feet with running thanks to a confidence boosting campaign.

Care shortage causing ‘bed-blocking’ log-jam in Preston and Chorley hospitals

Care shortage causing ‘bed-blocking’ log-jam in Preston and Chorley hospitals

Enough patients to fill four wards are causing a “bed-blocking” log-jam in Preston and Chorley hospitals.

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The Food Standards Agency have issued a recall notice

'Blue chicken' sparks urgent recall notice

The Food Standards Agency has put out a recall notice recalling thousands of sandwiches from shops over fears they may be unfit for human consumption.

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Hannah Payne

Black tie dinner for The Stroke Association

A student nurse is holding a charity ball to raise money for a stroke charity.
Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, with Princes William and Harry

Sue meets the Royals to support Heads Together

A Lancashire woman joined The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at a training day for runners taking part in London Marathon for Heads Together, the official charity of the year.
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