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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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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United Utilities test for contamination

Crypto probe is still looking for answers

Scientists admit they still can’t say what caused the drinking water crisis across Lancashire in 2015.

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County Hall

Consultants get go ahead for multi million pound “passport” to county council savings

Lancashire County Council has given the go-ahead for the second phase of a £7.4m contract to transform and cut the cost of its social care service.

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Charity campaigners will host a number of events for heart awareness month this February

February is heart awareness month

Preston based charity Heartbeat will host a series of events this February in recognition of heart awareness month.

Moor Nook Chippy

Warning to Lancashire’s eateries over compulsory hygiene rating displays

Dodgy takeaways, cafes and shops in Lancashire have been warned they could lose up to half of their customers when it becomes compulsory to display food hygiene ratings.

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Rosemere Cancer Foundations head of fund-raising Dan Hill, Eric Wright Groups managing director Jeremy Hartley, Maple Grove Developments managing director Chris Evenson and Rosemeres Cathy Skidmore

Walk in the Dark for Rosemere

People are being challenged to take a night-time ramble to celebrate a cancer charity's 20th anniversary.
NHS plans to charge foreign patients for non-urgent care

Overseas patients to pay up front for non-urgent NHS treatment

Plans for NHS trusts to charge overseas patients for non-urgent care up front lack detail, the doctors' union has said.

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Do you suffer with back pain?

The drugs don’t work for back pain

Common over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen don't work for relieving back pain.

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A 24-strong party will head over to Nimes for a seven day, 512-mile cycle challenge to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Cycle across the great French Alps

Cyclists are invited to take part in a seven day, 512-mile cycle challenge across the French Alps to raise funds for two charities.
Dr Sakthi Karunanithi

Have your say on Healthier Lancashire

Members of the public have been invited to attend the first formal public meeting of Healthier Lancashire and South Cumbria’s decision making committee.

Second bird flu outbreak

Second outbreak of bird flu confirmed

A second case of bird flu has been confirmed in Lancashire.

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Armed Forces charity under investigation

Armed Forces charity under investigation

A Preston-based charity which helps members of the Armed Forces suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is under investigation.

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Cycle route through Garstang

Lancashire recommends... cycle routes under 15 miles

Here is a suggestion of cycle routes via road, countryside, cycle paths or even the promenade. These have been suggested as short easy routes suitable for the family.
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