Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
Trevor, Doron and Yvonne Salomon are appealing for people to vote for Alzheimer's Research UK to be Sainsbury's Eccleston Mill Street store's charity of the year

Appeal to vote for Alzheimer's Research UK to be charity store of year for Sainsbury's in Eccleston

A man who publicly thanked Sainsbury’s for ‘going above and beyond’ to support his mum who had Alzheimer’s, is now calling on Lancashire residents to vote for Alzheimer’s Research UK to become the store’s next chosen cause.

Parents Keep Fit with Rachel Bryan at Rainbow House

Rainbow House, Mawdesley, provides support for the whole family

Rainbow House is known for its work supporting children and young people with neurological and physical disabilities, but the charity has recognised they have also become a vital part of the lives of their children’s parents and siblings.
Tracey Earley

Lancashire nurse Tracey Earley short-listed for prestigious national health award

A Lancashire nurse has made the finals of the UK’s top national nursing awards.

The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
Neil Sutcliffe

Heart patients invited to take on Guinness World Record attempt for Heartbeat

If you have a heart condition, you could be part of a world record.

Paul with his two sons Max, seven, and Toby, 10 months.

County footballer Paul Jarvis 'overwhelmed' with messages of support in his fight against cancer

A former Chorley FC and AFC Fylde footballer has thanked Lancashire’s football fans following his recent diagnosis with cancer.
Julie and Tony Nolan in the kitchen at Derian House

Derian House 25th anniversary: Celebrating the work of volunteers

As part of Volunteers Week, Natalie Walker speaks to Tony and Julie Nolan who do unpaid work at Derian House Children’s Hospice two days a week.
Ronald Clarke arrives back in Preston from the BGT final

Gospel choir proves the lifeblood of BGT

They may not have won Britain’s Got Talent, but gospel choir B Positive proved to be the lifeblood of the show.

Lindsay and Keith Wright

Pensioner forced to wait two-hours for Ambulance in Preston following a fall

A terminally-ill pensioner spent two hours lying on a pavement waiting for an ambulance after a bad fall.

Moonlight walk

Lostock Hall family get ready for St Catherine's Hospice's Moonlight and Memories Walk

A family is preparing to stride out in a poignant night time trek in support of a hospice close to their hearts.
Karen Macpherson, left, with Lyndsy Fahey at Rainbow House

Volunteers Week: Rainbow House in Mawdesley

A conductive education centre for children with life limiting conditions is thanking its small army of volunteers as the nation celebrates National Volunteers Week.

MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle: Build our new super hospital on ex-IKEA site

Chorley MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has called on health bosses to site Lancashire’s new “super hospital” on land that furniture giant IKEA no longer wants.
Staff taking part in International Clinical Trials Day.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals raising awareness of new medical research through International Clinical Trials Day

Staff at Preston and Chorley hospitals have been demonstrating how their research department is helping to develop medical treatments for the future.

Susan Hilton

Tributes paid to popular Chorley and Leyland health worker Susan Hilton

Tributes have been paid to a popular and well respected health worker.

Last year's Moonlight and Memories walk for St Catherine's Hospice

Families ready for charity's midnight walk

Hundreds of people are getting ready for a moonlight stroll – all in a good cause.

Manchester Children's Hospital.

Chorley garden company donates thousands to first of its kind garden at Manchester Children's Hospital

Online hedging and garden plant company Hedges Direct has donated £15,000 for a first of its kind garden at the Manchester Children’s Hospital.

Jason Wadsworth, Rob Howard, Emma Howard, Alex Wadsworth, William Magowan and Anton Tsarev at the summit of Mount Snowdon

Friends climb and cycle three peaks to help Leyland man raise funds for brain tumour treatment

A team of dedicated pals pushed themselves to the limit by climbing the three peaks AND cycling between each location to support a friend who needs treatment for a severe brain tumour.

Regional winner of the Macmillan Fundraising Group / Committee Award: Preston and South Ribble Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising Group

Preston and South Ribble Macmillan Cancer Support Fund-raising Group wins regional award

A team of charity champions have been honoured with a regional award for their mammoth fund-raising efforts.
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