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More Lancashire blood donors needed to keep stocks topped up

The NHS is looking for people in Lancashire to sign up as new blood donors to help keep stocks topped up.

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Child care shake-up plan for Lancashire

Radical proposals aimed at cutting the number of children and teenagers in residential care are being considered by Lancashire County Council.

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Blackburn Cathedral

Garstang pupils to take part in concert for Rotary's 100th anniversary

Pupils from SS Mary and Michael Catholic Primary School in Garstang are to take part in a celebration service to mark 100 years of the Rotary Foundation.

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Karen Hain, from Fulwood, at a previous Race for Life event

An emotional time for all at Race for Life events

A Preston woman makes an emotional tribute to her mum every year by taking part in the Cancer Research UK Race for Life in Preston.

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Sue Cotton, Child Action North West's CEO

Counsellors respond after concert terror trauma

As the dust begins to settle on the Manchester Arena attrocity, the effects will continue to ripple through Lancashire.

CATHERINE MUSGROVE spoke to the people who are dedicated to offering support in the weeks and months to come.

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Pilates

Have a go at .... pilates

The art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout
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Race for Life

Flash sale for Preston Race for Life sign-up

This Bank Holiday Monday Preston women are being offered a special £5 discount on the adult entry fees for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half and Full Marathon and Hike events.

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Heartbeat Ladies Day at The Villa, Wrea Green. L-R Janet Crenin, Cheryl Preston, Sandra Nicholson, Chris Ainsworth ad Jen McCuskey.

Fund-raisers strike pose for ladies day

Glamorous fashionistas donned their fabulous frocks and hats and fascinators for a fundraising extravaganza close to the heart.

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Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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Louise Dewhurst, cancer awareness nurse with Cancer Research UK

Nurse aims to deter cancer with lifestyle tips

A Preston nurse – Louise Dewhurst – has an extensive knowledge of the devastating impact cancer can have on a patient and their families.

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The Flatlanders play a charity night at Claughton Village Hall for Kidney Research

Claughton village band night raises thousands for research

A family who launched a fundraising mission to help find a cure for their teenage son who suffers with a rare kidney disease have helped raise nearly £3,500 towards their cause.

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The standardised green packets aim to discourage young people from ever taking up smoking.

Graphic cigarette pack warnings aim to stop youngsters smoking

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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Whittingham Asylum

Rise and fall of Britain's largest mental asylum

A new project aims to record the 150-year history of Whittingham Hospital. Now a sprawling housing development, Joe Atkin looks at the rise and fall of Britain’s largest mental asylum.

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Peter Kay will return to Blackpool Opera House for a special fundraising Q&A show

Comic Peter Kay to host third cancer appeal show at Opera House

Comedian Peter Kay will be back in Blackpool yet again for a special live Q&A next month.

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CYBER ATTACK: NHS battles back after attack but operations still cancelled

The home secretary says most NHS systems are back to normal after the cyber attack that left the service crippled.

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Theresa May

CYBER ATTACK: PM says patient records are safe

Theresa May said the Government is not aware of any evidence that patient records have been compromised in the massive cyber attack on the NHS.

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CYBER ATTACK: Cyber HQ to play role in hack response

Experts at Britain’s new dedicated cyber security headquarters will play a central role in responding to and investigating the NHS computer attack.

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The Tries want Britain to be 'the safest place in the world to be online'

CYBER ATTACK: What is a Wanna Decryptor and how does it work?

Wanna Decryptor is a piece of malicious software that encrypts files on a user’s computer, blocking them from view and threatening to delete them unless a payment is made.

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UPDATED: NHS hit by huge cyber attack - avoid A&E and walk-in centres 'unless absolutely necessary'

UPDATED: NHS hit by huge cyber attack - avoid A&E and walk-in centres 'unless absolutely necessary'

Computers have been shut down across the country after NHS computers were hit by a cyber attack, plunging the health service into chaos.
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Walk Over Cancer

Time to Walk all Over Cancer

People across Lancashire are invited to take on a new fund-raising challenge, Walk All Over Cancer, to help beat the disease sooner.

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