Chorley Costcutter turns a corner with new four-star food hygiene rating

A Costcutter in Chorley has improved on its food hygiene rating, new data reveals.

Prestons Mayor and Mayoress Brian and Trisha Rollo with race organisers Graham Jackson and Kevin Harmer.

COMPETITION: Get your running shoes at the ready!

Runners will once again descend on the streets of Preston this September for the city’s 10k race – and you have the chance to grab yourself a free entry.

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New app being tested to highlight effects of cannabis use

'Am I Stoned' app to highlight effects of cannabis

A new app could make cannabis use safer by helping those who take it understand how the drug is affecting them.
Katie McNally with therapists Lisa Kennedy, Charlotte Underwood and Emma Avhede in the health and wellbeing facility at Derian House

Derian House 25th anniversary: New therapies and seaside room in Vinten Place

Over the last 25 years Derian House has grown and developed into a vital service for children with life limiting conditions. The hospice continues to expand and welcomes its newest building, complete with a new seaside garden and therapy room. Natalie Walker speaks to the new wellbeing service leader about the latest additions to the service.

Penny Davis

Derian House 25th anniversary: Launch of new neonatal service in Chorley

As the Post continues to mark Derian House’s 25th anniversary, NATALIE WALKER finds out more about the launch of its new neonatal service which supports family from the very beginning of diagnosis.

Leanne Witts with her sons Charlie and Harry

Derian House children's hospice 25th anniversary launch: A lifetime of support

When Leanne Witts first entered Derian House 25 years ago with her brother she never imagined she would continue to need their support for her own children.
Hospital visiting times at Preston and Chorley are being extended.

Hospital visiting times in Preston and Chorley are being relaxed for family and carers

Visiting times at two Lancashire hospitals will be relaxed to allow family members greater freedom to visit loved ones.

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Flash sale for Race for Life in Preston on Monday

This Monday, women are being offered £5 off entry fees for Race for Life 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Hike events in Preston.


Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?


You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

Frankie Garbett

Race for Life Launch: Chorley youngster who fought cancer to take on Preston's first Pretty Muddy Kids

A five-year-old who has fought cancer and suffered gruelling side effects will be a special guest at the first ever Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids event in Preston.

Dennis Delight with Paul on drums

Preston band Dennis Delight ready to rock again almost one year on from van robbery

Legendary Preston band Dennis Delight are ready to rock again – 10 months after drummer Paul Swindells was almost killed in a violent robbery.

Chorley Hospital

A&E nurses warning over 17-hour shifts

Nurses at Chorley Hospital’s A&E deparment are threatening to withdraw their “goodwill” after claims they are working up to 17 hours a shift.

Fun day at Astley Village Community Centre to raise funds for four-year-old Phyllisity Ramm. She is pictured with mum Kylie Purkis.

Funds help youngster from Astley Village to breathe at night

A fun day to help a little girl breathe brought in more than £1,200.

Ruth Shaw and Jackie Robinson

The Balance Approach creates a healthy workforce across Lancashire

Looking after the welfare of young prisoners and communities in India has given Ruth Shaw and Jackie Robinson enough insight to set up their own health and wellness programme.


WATCH: Where to do first aid in Lancashire

Learning skills to provide assistance to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.

Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
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Why your dog is your best mate

Dogs have been celebrated as man’s best friend for centuries – and that’s no accident. Your dog is probably the best friend you will ever have, when you’re looking your worst or feeling under the weather they will be there to cheer you up.

Darren Nicholls

Runner Darren Nicholls set for marathon a year after heart attack in Chorley

A dad-of-three is speeding up to his first marathon after suffering a heart attack on a community run in Chorley.
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Education facility opens to youngsters pursuing a career in the NHS

A state-of-the-art educational health care facility that includes mocked up wards has opened its doors to tomorrow’s NHS workers.

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