Amputee paraclimber to star in inspirational film

A PARACLIMBER, who took up sport after losing one of his legs to cancer nine years ago, is to star in the Lancashire Sport Partnership (LSP) video to raise awareness of inclusive sports across the county.

George Howarths mum, Jane Howarth and Tabatha Wiggins mum, Catherine Wiggins, with Claudia Howarth,  Abigail Wiggins and Tabatha Wiggins, at their cake sale for Macmillan

School girl's cakes rise to the occasion during successful Macmillan coffee morning

A young girl has raised the bar for this year's World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, with more than £1,500 donated in memory of her friend who died of cancer.
Photo Neil Cross
Mark Bradley with his new kidney , after his daughter Georgia donated him one after one he was given by his own mum 24 years ago started failing, with wife Dawn

Dad thanks daughter and mum for double kidney donation

A Lancashire dad is recovering at home after undergoing a kidney transplant for the second time in his life.

Royal Preston Hospital

Bid to tackle Royal Preston Hospital traffic

Visiting times to the Royal Preston Hospital could be staggered around peak school times, to try to ease traffic chaos around the site.

Sherrie Hewson as Mrs Slocombe (left) in the BBC update of Are You Being Served?

Sherrie is on the run for children

BENIDORM actress Sherrie Hewson is encouraging men to don a frock and wig when they meet her at a fun-packed, men-only fund-raiser for terminally ill and severely disabled children.

Paraclimber Martin Heald, 25, from Preston

GB paraclimber hopes to inspire others in new video

A paraclimber, who took up sport after losing one of his legs to cancer nine years ago, is to star in the Lancashire Sport Partnership (LSP) video to raise awareness of inclusive sports across the county.

Michael Cartmel, 24, who suffered a serious brain injury when playing football at 16
Michael made an amazing recovery and has just finished at Edge Hill and is involved in lots of sports.

“Heading a football almost killed me”

It was a split second moment during a football match but the consequences were life changing.

The route for Run in the Dark Manchester. (s)

Run in the Dark route revealed

The route for Run in the Dark Manchester has been revealed.
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Home check-ups: Firefighters remit in checking alarms is being extended

Firefighters asked to look out for signs of dementia

Firefighters in Lancashire will be at the fore of a new pilot that will see them inspecting homes for frayed carpets, trailing wires, and other hazards, it can be revealed.

Eric Wright Group staff and contractors have signed up to the Dames on the Run for Derian House

Building on the reputation of Dames on the Run

Builders working on a new facility at Derian House Children’s Hospice swapped their hard hats for high heels to help promote the charity’s Dames On The Run fund-raiser.

Georgia Addy, 15, from Burscough in critical condition in Alder Hey hopsital after a collision with a van.

Mum’s viral appeal as daughter fights for her life

A distraught Lancashire mum’s Facebook post has gone viral as she desperately seeks witnesses of a crash which left her teenage daughter fighting for life in hospital.

Blood donor Keith Boocock of Tarleton

Anniversary call for more youngsters to give blood

On the 70th anniversary of The National Blood Transfusion Service, a call has been made for more young people to come forward.

Dead dolphin on Knott End beach

Dead dolphin washes up on Lancashire beach

A Lancashire walker was shocked when he found a dead dolphin washed up on a beach this week.

Jeff Huggins before his weight loss.

Jeff’s appeal for surgery on excess skin after shedding 22st

Rapid weight loss has left Jeff with folds of excess skin weighing almost three stone.

Fundraisers take part in a snooker match for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Snooker match raises money for cancer charity

Snooker players held a charity competition to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Lynne Whittaker

Make a will and help the hospice

A host of solicitors in Lancashire are supporting St Catherine’s Hospice by encouraging people to write a will.


OVERSTRETCHED: Paramedics hit out at ‘unbearable pressure’ on 999 crews

Paramedics have issued a severe health warning for their own 999 service after it was put on a life support system from Eastern Europe.

The BLAZE Firewalking challenge at Lord Nelson pub in Chorley in aid of CRY

A brave night walking on fire for heart charity

It was a case of mind over matter for this group of fire walking challengers.
Marsh House Care Home, Ulnes Walton

Care home slammed by inspectors for third time

A care home told twice to make key improvements has been rated as inadequate in its third inspection.

MEDICAL USE: Is it time for doctors to be allowed to presscribe cannabis to the public?

Time the law on cannabis use was potted for good?

Is it time decriminalise use of medical marijuana and legalise small-scale cultivation of the drug? Gary Potter, senior lecturer in criminology, at Lancaster University makes the case.

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