Friends keep on trucking to help needy orphans in Malawi

Kind-hearted people from across Lancashire have helped pack a container full of vital supplies for some of the most needy in Malawi.

Jitendra Panchal, who runs Jits Plaice

Preston Coeliac UK organises food fair

A Preston fish and chip restaurant proprietor will be serving his gluten free range to coeliacs at a Lancashire food fair.

Andrew Sissons who is doing the marathon in Paris for ward 24 at Royal Preston Hospital

Paris Marathon fund-raiser for Preston Hospital's ward 24

Andrew Sissons is gearing up for the Paris Marathon to support Royal Preston Hospital in memory of his mother-in-law.
Artists impressions of Primrose Gardens retirement village

Build starts for apartments in centre of Chorley

Work is due to start today on an ambitious scheme to provide apartments for older people in Chorley town centre.

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.
Neil Eccles, 32, from Grimsargh, is in constant hip pain but had funding for the operation he needs rejected for the second time.  He is in so much pain and says denying him this op is futile as if he becomes unemployable, he will become a drain on the system in other ways. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday February 09, 2017.

Dad in constant pain fears for his job after being “cast aside” by the NHS

A Lancashire dad feels like he has been “cast aside” by the NHS after being refused funding for a hip operation for a condition that is causing him constant crippling pain. He tells AASMA DAY of his desperation

Photo: David Hurst
Volunteers abseil down St John's Church, Whittle le Woods in aid of St Catherine's Hospice. 
Chief Executive Stephen Greenhalgh descends dressed as Spiderman

They’re flinging in the rain for charity

What goes up must come down . . .


About 100 dogs take a walk through a country park wagging their tails for a children’s hospice

Almost 100 dogs wagged their tails round a country park in Clayton-le-Woods with their owners in tow.

Stephen Smith

REACT worker wins oustanding award

REACT project worker Stephen Smith has won the Derek Russell Outstanding Leader Award at the North West Self Advocacy awards in Blackpool.
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..

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
Claire Hamilton, 33, Leyland councillor had a liver transplant and was only one week away from death after suddenly being taken ill

‘Mystery virus left me close to death’

A Lancashire mum and councillor today revealed how she was only one week away from death after a mystery virus suddenly attacked her liver, causing it to fail.

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View of Buckshaw Village

Green bin collection confusion at Buckshaw Village is cleared up

Residents of Buckshaw Village left in limbo over charges for garden waste collection have finally got an answer.


Dad-of-three’s emotional reunion with volunteers who saved his life after he collapsed on a park run

A dad-of-three had an emotional reunion with the group of people who saved his life after a sudden heart attack.

‘Don’t flush wet wipes down the lavatory’

‘Don’t flush wet wipes down the lavatory’

A resident in Astley Village has appealed for other homeowners not to flush wet wipes down the toilet.

Rehab centre plans for veterans in Heapey brought to a halt

Rehab centre plans for veterans in Heapey brought to a halt

Plans to build a rehabilitation centre in Heapey for ex-servicemen and others who have lost limbs have been blocked.

Masseur Sally Barker in front of the staduim in Rio

Injury clinic on hand at Chorley Grand Prix

A sports therapist who has 
massaged the likes of Olympian Sir Chris Hoy will be on hand for cyclists at the Chorley Grand Prix.

Daniel Darkes

Doctors now '80 per cent certain' Brit is the first person ever to cure himself of type 1 diabetes

Tests show a man may well hold the secret to a cure for an illness that kills 1.5 million people every year.

Staff and volunteers at St John's Hospice preparing the wedding dress (l-r)  Karen Charlesworth, Pam Tomlinson, Dot Watt and Elaine Handy.

Coronation Street’s wedding dress gift to Lancaster hospice

A bride always wants her wedding day to be unique.

Sign to stop people feeding rats in Moor Park

Rodent infestations on rise across Preston

Rodents running around the streets of Lancashire are a pest that no-one wants. Council rat-catchers have been laying bait across the county, as Brian Ellis reports.

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