The importance of immunisation highlighted

European Immunisation Week promotes the core message that immunisation of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life.
It's no pork for Jennifer White of the PETA Foundation

V-Egan Street is food for thought

Campaigners want Preston to give the ‘V’ to animal cruelty by renaming Egan Street as Vegan Street.

Prestons Mayor and Mayoress Brian and Trisha Rollo with race organisers Graham Jackson and Kevin Harmer.

COMPETITION: Get your running shoes at the ready!

Runners will once again descend on the streets of Preston this September for the city’s 10k race – and you have the chance to grab yourself a free entry.
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Six-year-old Olivia Wilson from Catterall is cutting her hair off to raise funds for her friend Phoebe and cousin Jack.

Selfless Liv is a cut above the rest

A Garstang girl is cutting her hair off to raise money for two people very close to her heart suffering from rare genetic disorders.

New app being tested to highlight effects of cannabis use

'Am I Stoned' app to highlight effects of cannabis

A new app could make cannabis use safer by helping those who take it understand how the drug is affecting them.
Hospital visiting times at Preston and Chorley are being extended.

Hospital visiting times in Preston and Chorley are being relaxed for family and carers

Visiting times at two Lancashire hospitals will be relaxed to allow family members greater freedom to visit loved ones.


Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?


You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .


WATCH: Where to do first aid in Lancashire

Learning skills to provide assistance to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.

Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
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Why your dog is your best mate

Dogs have been celebrated as man’s best friend for centuries – and that’s no accident. Your dog is probably the best friend you will ever have, when you’re looking your worst or feeling under the weather they will be there to cheer you up.

Photo: Peter Byrne/PA Wire.

Do you want to have a say in your local NHS?

The search has begun for a resident of Fylde and Wyre to join the governing body of the local NHS decision-maker.

Health advice and information is available at Garstang library

Health mela at Garstang library

Garstang library will be hosting a Health Mela (big meet) on Thursday, April 5 in part to recognise World Health Day, but also to offer the community a number of free advice and information opportunities from experienced health professionals.

Football coach Dan Sutcliff has returned from Australia to coach football in his home town of Garstang.

Garstang gets first of its kind football academy thanks to returning coach Dan

A football coach has set up a much-needed grassroots football facility in Garstang fresh back from his soccer ventures Down Under.

Brother and sister Andrew Ringland and Kate Roberts did a skydive for Rosemere Cancer Foundation which is supporting their mum, Elaine

Brother and sister do skydive for Rosemere to support their Garstang mum

The sky was the limit for a brother and sister duo when they organised their Mother’s Day “gift” for their mum.
Does losing an hours sleep leave you wiped out?

Top tips on how to survive the clock going forward

With the clocks going forward on 25 March 2018, The Sleep Council is offering advice on how to survive the ‘lost hour'.

Derek Cartwright is 'retiring' from his role, the ambulance service has confirmed

Ambulance chief to retire - weeks after service is branded a 'shambles'

Ambulance service chief executive Derek Cartwright is to leave his role, it can be revealed.

What makes you happy on this special day?

People across the North West and the world over are celebrating the sixth annual International Day of Happiness today.


Another reason to quit cigarettes on No Smoking Day

Today is No Smoking Day and new research suggests smoking is not only bad for the lungs and heart, it can also damage your hearing.
A design image of the multi-storey car park plans

PROJECT UPDATE: Parking at Royal Preston Hospital

Additional spaces planned to ease parking woes at hospital.
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