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‘Don’t struggle through Alzheimer’s like my gran did’

Adele Doherty’s gran was a glamourous lady, a dedicated follower of fashion - but then Alzheimer’s struck Kathleen Throup.

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Steven Dunn, wife Susan and sons Jonothan, Nathan and Lawson

A dad’s trio of challenges to support his son

A dad will be taking on three major physical challenges to support his son who has a rare kidney disease.

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Kieran Miller

‘Inspirational’ football coach dies aged 28

Tributes have been flooding in following the death of a courageous young football coach.

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Hy-Fly Game Hatcheries, Tongues Lane, Pilling, where bird flu has been confirmed

Wyre farmer says her hens are ‘scared stiff’ after bird flu captivity

A Lancashire farmer hit by the bird flu protection zone says her poultry are “scared stiff” of going outside after months of being kept indoors.

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Poultry in Lancashire are allowed out again

Lancashire's poultry allowed outside again as anti-bird flu measures relaxed

Poultry in Lancashire will allowed outside the barn doors again today after being kept indoors to protect them from an infectious strain of bird flu.
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Ambulance call-outs for trapped finger and spot on bottom

Ambulance call-outs for trapped finger and spot on bottom

A trapped finger, a sore toe and a spot on the bottom were all reasons people called an ambulance over last year’s Easter holiday.

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NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

NHS England warns of bogus text message scam

Members of the public are being warned not to fall for a text scam, where messages are claimed to be from the NHS.
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Act now to help curb those miserable sneezing months

Act now to help curb those miserable sneezing months

This week, I am actually going to explore the possibility of preventing hay fever!

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Kickboxing

Have a go at... kickboxing

A sport based on kicking and punching, historically developed from Karate, Muay Thai, Kun Khmer, and Boxing. It is a combination of boxing, martial arts and aerobics.

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Last year's Race for Life in Preston

Preston aims to maintain its champion status for Race for Life funds

Preston has put up the biggest fight against cancer in the region - and it is ready to let the battle commence again.
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Last year's Race for Life

How to sign up for Race for Life Preston

The rally cry for women to stand together against cancer is once again upon us.

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Karen Rothwell

Dashing through Preston for British Heart Foundation

A hearse might not be most people’s transport of choice - but one of the vehicles is set to help launch a woman’s fundraising drive.

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Staff from The Kings Arms, Garstang, doing a parachute jump for St John's Ambulance

Sky dive for St John's Hospice

Staff and customers at a Garstang pub braved the skies to raise money for St John’s Hospice.

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One of Garstang's best known residents, journalist Pat Seed, founded the Pat Seed Appeal which for many years became one of the best known charities in Britain.

Forty years on: The Pat Seed Fund remembered

She was one in a million - and touched the hearts of the nation with her courage, determination and tenacity.
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The ladies on their annual trip to the Royal Ascot which will help raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Charity

Hats off to Ladies Day fundraisers

Fund-raisers are betting on yet another fantastic trip to the Royal Ascot Ladies Day to help raise vital funds for local cancer patients and are inviting more people to join them.

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Guests enjoying the Sweetheart Ball in aid of The Baby Beat Appeal at Royal Preston Hospital

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.

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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.

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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..

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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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