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Privatising county NHS contract 'will only save 0.07%'

A controversial move to privatise parts of Lancashire’s health services would save just 0.07 per cent, it has been revealed.
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Peter Mileham when he was High Sheriff of Lancashire

Rosemere Cancer Foundation in Preston welcomes new chairman Peter Mileham

The man who put the “Rosemere” into Rosemere Cancer Centre, has been appointed the foundation’s new chairman.
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Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
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The British Heart Foundation (BHF) breaks The Guinness World Records Title for the worlds longest chain of paper hearts.

British Heart Foundation breaks world record of paper hearts

Well wishers and family members in Lancashire have helped The British Heart Foundation to smash a Guinness World Record for the longest chain of paper hearts as part of Heart Month.

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Prescriptions for items such as paracetamol could be scrapped

Prescriptions for paracetamol may be scrapped as part of cash-saving NHS mission

Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetemol could be scrapped as part of a national cash-saving mission.

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Mandy Richardson, Sharon Hartley, Ann Boardman and Emily Hanson

Catterall fund-raisers lead an army for The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund in Garstang

A team of fund-raisers will be taking on an epic climbing challenge in Yorkshire to raise funds for two local charities.
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Rowers taking part in the CRUK challenge

Take on the Great Row in Lancashire for Cancer Research UK

People in Lancashire are being challenged to row a marathon in March as part of an oar-some fund-raising effort for Cancer Research UK.

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County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

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The Matthew Hesmondhalgh Memorial Fund screens its 1,000th person in Garstang

A fund-raising group in memory of a Garstang man who died of a sudden cardiac death has now screened more than 1,000 young people.
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'Bes' with family.

Garstang says goodbye to much-loved 'Doctor Bes'

Tributes have been paid to a much-loved town doctor after he was laid to rest over the weekend.

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North England's most advanced surgical robot is on show in Lancashire next week

North England's most advanced surgical robot is on show in Lancashire next week

Members of the public are being given the opportunity to see how the most advanced surgical robotic system in the north of England is improving outcomes for cancer patients across Lancashire.

Health

Clubbercise in Lancashire: With video

Clubbercise is fast becoming a popular new form of exercise. It is a mix of exercise in the clubbing environment, with fun dance fitness routines using glow sticks to club anthems in a darkened room with disco lights.
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Josh Landmann in training - PIC: TIM MARNER

Team GB talent squad place for determined Josh

A young man who was partially paralysed in a freak swimming pool accident is one step closer to achieving his Paralympics dream.

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Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Lancashires Director of Public Health, is highlighting the dangers of cannabis use, particularly on families

‘People had lost sight of the damage it can cause’

A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life.

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Marie Dean (photo Change.org)

Transgender inmate on hunger strike in Preston Prison

A petition has been launched to “free” a transgender woman from all-male Preston Prison after she went on hunger strike.

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Cannabis alert in Lancashire

A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life.
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Karen Partington, Chief Executive of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust

£800,000 bid to end Lancashire's bed blocking crisis

A consultancy firm is being recruited by Lancashire county council in an £800,000 bid to help solve the county’s bed-blocking crisis.

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James Hall's Spar distribution centre in Preston

Spar shops recall pulled pork

Hundreds of Spar shops across the North are recalling packets of pulled pork following a salmonella scare.

Business

Have a go..........Best places for trampoline fitness classes in Lancashire

Looking for a fun new work out for 2018? Your local trampoline park could have just the class to spring you into action, a brilliant way to keep fit, lose weight, build core strength and all while having fun
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T12 Body Transformation, Marton

The top ladies-only gyms in Lancashire

Here is a list of the best women only gyms and fitness centres in Lancashire, as voted by readers.
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