Sweet occasion in memory of Winnie

A mum who lost her baby girl eight years ago raised more than £5,000 through a heart-warming event with family and friends.

HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.

Samuel Davis  officially opened the Baby Beat's Little Ted's Room, with his parents Spencer and contractors from AMEON Ltd, D&G Builders, FWP and Red Accoustics in 2015

Little Ted's Room appeal fund-raising is gathering pace

A major fund-raising drive to soundproof all rooms in the delivery suite at Royal Preston Hospital has broken past the half way barrier.
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DanceSyndrome Wins Not-For-Profit Award at Red Rose Awards

DanceSyndrome wins Red Rose Award

An inspiring dance charity has been recognised at the Red Rose Awards..

Dr David Wrigley

'Our health care is at its greatest point of crisis'

Lancashire GP Dr David Wrigley is a senior member of the British Medical Association. In a personal view, he outlines the crisis health and social care confronting doctors’ surgeries and hospitals
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Daniel Darkes

Doctors now '80 per cent certain' Brit is the first person ever to cure himself of type 1 diabetes

Tests show a man may well hold the secret to a cure for an illness that kills 1.5 million people every year.

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Prestons BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 winner Andrew Woolcock

Rosemere's 20th anniversary concert

A special concert is being held to mark the 20th anniversary of Rosemere Cancer Centre.

Staff and users at Preston based sight loss charity Galloways celebrating 150 years since the charity was founded.

Charity Galloways celebrates 150 years of services

Preston sight loss charity, Galloway’s, marks a significant milestone this month celebrating 150 years of service to blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire.

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‘Royal Preston Hospital disabled parking spaces are a disgrace’ say angry couple

A routine trip to the Royal Preston Hospital turned into a parking nightmare for disabled husband and wife Nick and Jeanette Rawcliffe.

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Cancer Research UK coffee morning

Host a coffee morning for CRUK

People across Lancashire are being invited to host a Cancer Research UK Coffee Morning and help raise money to fund life-saving research.

Fundraisers Paula and Barry Hesmondhalgh who have raised thousands of pounds  for heart screening for local young people following the death of their son Matt at the age of 22

Couple’s CRY event in memory of son Matthew saw 204 young people screened

Heartfelt thanks - that was the message from some 204 families whose young people benefited from a special cardiac risk screening event in Garstang at the weekend.

Pippa Cole, from Garstang has died after a four year battle with brain cancer

Brave Pippa Cole, 5, dies after four year battle with brain cancer

“This morning our beautiful girl Pip lost her battle”.

One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

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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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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Preston North End manager Simon Grayson with author Michael Barratt

Book launch charity boost

A Preston author has helped raise £1,400 for the Heartbeat charity through the sales of his new book

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.

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.

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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