New digital autopsy service launches in Lancashire

A new digital post-mortem service, which will avoid the use of invasive procedures, has been agreed for Lancashire.

Sue Thompson, head of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, during preparations for her 140 mile sponsored walk with consultant oncologist Dr Gerry Skailes,

Rosemere Cancer Foundation's chief officer takes on mega walk for anniversary appeal

After 20 years at its helm, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s Chief Officer Sue Thompson is taking the charity’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal to raise £1.5 million in her stride – literally.

We find out about the overhaul in 999 systems

Revamped 999 system aims to reach seriously ill patients even faster

An overhaul of the ambulance service’s response to emergency calls has been introduced following trials which have shown giving more time to operators leads to better care. Michael Holmes reports
Is your child on a 'clean eating' diet?

How ‘clean eating’ can damage children’s health

Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children’s healthy habits early on. It’s no surprise really: “clean eating” is the perfect buzz term for parents who are faced with supermarket shelves full of baby and toddler food which is high in sugar content and low in nutritional value.
Lush have brought back their 'Sleepy' body lotion.

The £8 body lotion insomniacs are branding a ‘miracle’

If counting sheep doesn't send you off to the land of nod, there's good news.

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The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago

A&E waiting times target in England missed every month for last two years

The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago, new figures show.
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Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health

One in three men with poor mental health blame their jobs

Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health among men, a charity has said.
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Gavin Howard and Pippa's mum Michelle Cole

Ribbleton man completes peak challenge in memory of his Scorton niece

A devoted uncle has taken on the Peak to Peak Challenge - with a twist - in memory of his niece.

What is your Instagram account saying about you?

What your Instagram pics say about your mental health

People who post pictures on Instagram that are bluer, darker or greyer than most users are likely to have depression, a new study reveals.

Tobacco duties brought in 9.5 billion a year

Smokers pay lots in tax and save public money by dying early, report says

Smoking is worth almost £15 billion to the public purse because of the tax revenue and the savings from smokers' early deaths, according to a think tank's analysis.

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Vanderbilt University engineering Ph.D. student Erik Lamers who helped developed the corset

‘Superhero-style’ corset that could banish back pain for millions of Brits

A Batman style superhero corset has been developed that could end the misery of back pain for millions of Britons.

Keith Tassert has been raising money for Rosemere Cancer Centre

Keith's wish list helps in fight against cancer

As a former British Waterways worker and supervisor of the Lancaster Canal Trust Keith Tassart has got to know the Lancashire countryside quite well over the years.

Scientists have made an exciting discovery in the cure for the common cold (PA Archive)

Scientists eye cure for common cold after ‘exciting discovery’

A tiny molecule found in the immune systems of humans and animals has been hailed as an "exciting discovery" in the search for a cure for the common cold.
People waiting in A&E departments should be given WiFi access

Give WiFi access to patients in A&E waiting rooms, say doctors

People waiting in A&E departments should be given WiFi access, leading emergency care doctors have said.

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The "five in one" vaccine offered to babies is to be replaced with a "six in one" immunisation for babies born from today

Babies to be offered new 'six in one' jab

The "five in one" vaccine offered to babies is to be replaced with a "six in one" immunisation for babies born from today.
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(pixelated version): Mr. Bartliff claims ASDA own brand nappies caused his newborn son to require oxygen and irritated his skin. (Photos: Jordan Bartliff/Facebook)

***WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES*** ASDA withdraws own brand nappies after baby 'left blistered'

Supermarket chain ASDA has withdrawn its own brand Little Angel nappies after a father claimed his newborn son suffered a "chemical reaction" to the product.
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Andy and Kathryn Maxfield, from Inskip, are planning to break the Guinness World Record for driving from John OGroats to Lands End on a lawn tractor, while also raising money for Alzheimers Society.

Lawnmower world record attempt arrives in Preston

An unusual sight will be passing through Preston today – Andy Maxfield and his record-breaking lawnmower.

Photo Neil Cross
Chorley Hospital reopening of the A&E department
Mark Pugh, Medical Director

Fears Chorley hospital accident and emergency unit to close by October

There are new fears that Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit could close again within months.

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The Galloways Driving Day at 3 Sisters Race Track.

Driving day for people with sight loss

Sight loss charity Galloway’s is now able to host its annual Driving Day for blind and partially sighted people following disappointment earlier this year.

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Fishergate tribunal adjudicator, Stephen Knapp, takes a look at the signage

Fishergate U-turn on camera plan

A controversial proposal to reintroduce traffic penalty cameras on Preston’s main shopping street has been shelved - while other plans are prepared to try and solve the city’s traffic problems.

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