Ambulance bosses spend millions on redundancies

North West ambulance bosses have denied union claims that £7m has been spent on redundancies.
Lancashire Post staff wore football shirts to raise money for Joseph's Goal

Lancashire Post staff wore football tops for Joseph's Goal

Staff at Lancashire Post got into the spirit of the World Cup by swapping their shirt and ties for football tops.

Graham and Nicola Hall.

Garstang couple are top national slimmers

A super-slimming couple from Garstang are seeing a lot less of each other after losing 13st 6lbs between them and making it to the semi-finals of Slimming World’s Couple of the Year 2018 competition.

Ambulances lined up.

Paramedics across the north west are going on strike today - and more could follow suit soon

Paramedics across Lancashire are today (Monday, June 18) going on strike – with further industrial action on the horizon.
An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
Phoebe Roskell with brother Woody.

Hospital team take to muddy fun run to raise funds for Garstang girl Phoebe Roskell

Hospital staff are gearing up to take part in a 5km muddy run fun to raise money for Garstang girl Phoebe Roskell.
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Lancashire nurse Tracey Earley short-listed for prestigious national health award

A Lancashire nurse has made the finals of the UK’s top national nursing awards.

The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
Paul with his two sons Max, seven, and Toby, 10 months.

County footballer Paul Jarvis 'overwhelmed' with messages of support in his fight against cancer

A former Chorley FC and AFC Fylde footballer has thanked Lancashire’s football fans following his recent diagnosis with cancer.
Ronald Clarke arrives back in Preston from the BGT final

Gospel choir proves the lifeblood of BGT

They may not have won Britain’s Got Talent, but gospel choir B Positive proved to be the lifeblood of the show.

Staff taking part in International Clinical Trials Day.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals raising awareness of new medical research through International Clinical Trials Day

Staff at Preston and Chorley hospitals have been demonstrating how their research department is helping to develop medical treatments for the future.

The official opening of the re-vamped Towneley community garden in Longridge

Celebrating £18,500 makeover of Longridge's Towneley community garden

It was time for celebrations when the revamped Longridge Towneley Community Garden was officially opened by not one, but two mayors.
Phil is raising money for The Stroke Association.

Stroke survivor Phil Woodford set to take on 978-metre-high Scafell Pike

A stroke survivor is taking on England’s highest mountain to raise vital funds for other people affected by the medical condition.

Firefighters' 7,500m climb for fellow life-savers

Preesall firefighters are putting their fitness to the test today as they embark on a 7,500m ladder climb to support their fellow life-savers.
Annette McNeil and daughters Caitlin (centre) and Erin (right) were at the Manchester Arena during the attack last year.

Garstang mum Annette McNeil praises "fantastic" support services for her and her daughters in aftermath of the Manchester Arena Bombing

A mum and her two daughters who were at the Manchester Arena when it was the centre of a terrorist attack have praised local victim support and mental health services for their support in its aftermath.
Gulab and wife Davinder outside St Georges Chapel

Former Preston NHS worker Gulab's firsthand account of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

One of Preston’s long-standing NHS workers and community voices was one of just over a thousand distinguished guests invited to celebrate the Royal Wedding directly outside Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.


Manchester Bomb survivor Martin Hibbert completes Great Manchester Run

Brave bomb victim Martin Hibbert battled through the pain barrier to send a defiant message to terrorists when he completed a 10k race.

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Ashton grandad urges other men to volunteer at Cancer Research UK's Race for Life in Preston

A father-of-four is encouraging other men to offer their time as volunteers at Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

WATCH: Digital autopsies Lancashire set to help meet national organ donor demands

A first of its kind digital post-mortem service in Lancashire could help meet the national demand for heart valves.
Schoolchildren taking part in a number of activities at the LIFE Centre.

LIFE Centre opens aiming to inspire NHS staff of the future

A new educational unit to inspire young children to work in healthcare has opened at Chorley Hospital.

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