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Heysham gran attack family says NHS let dad down

“It should never have come to this. They failed him so many times.”

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Steve Walton, 62, with his son-in-law Ryan Crawford who donated one of his kidneys to him.
Steve's transplant was a huge success and his new kidney was functioning amazingly well.
However, out of the blue, only weeks ago, Steve was diagnosed with a rare cancer and died in hospital

“No regrets my husband donated his kidney to my dad”

This month the Lancashire Evening Post revealed the success of our “Lancashire: Giving the gift of life” campaign as almost 30,000 people from the county have registered to donate their organs after death in the past year.

AASMA DAY talks to the family of a man who was saved by a kidney donated by his son-in-law - but died less than a year later from a rare cancer.

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Left to right: Pam Rigby, Melanie Bamber and Ann Bamber with the challengers who will take part in Bums on Seats. Ian Bamber is next to Pam

Fund-raisers will be sitting down on the job for cancer charity

A dad is giving a new meaning to bums on seats as he plans to sit on every seat at PNE’s football stadium to show support for his cancer stricken sister and mum.
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Police were called to campaigners from Protect Chorley Hospital from Cuts and Privatisation as they were holding a candle-lit vigil outside Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital on Wednesday night.

Police called over gift of cake for Chorley A&E staff

Police were called to campaigners holding a candle-lit vigil outside Chorley and South Ribble District General Hospital on Wednesday night.

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Becky Sumner went up to the top of Preston Bus Station intending to commit suicide last week, and a Good Samaritan talked her down and saved her life

Lancashire woman saved from suicide calls for people to be open about mental health issues

When the world was getting too much for Becky Sumner, the kindness of a stranger prevented her taking the most drastic of actions. Today, she bravely tells her story to SARAH CARTER, to help give others hope and encourage them to reach out

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Gordon and Donna Thorpe with two of their children Matilda, 21 months, and Phoebe, 7. Their eldest is Drew, 5

Holiday joy turned into ‘nightmare’

AN idyllic holiday turned 
into a “living nightmare” for a family from Charnock 
Richard when dad Gordon Thorpe was diagnosed with cancer.

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Ambulances queuing outside Royal Preston Hospital. A queue of nine ambulances was spotted on Boxing Day, and paramedics reported a wait of up to 90 minutes to hand over patients

Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

Lancashire’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards after an inspection.

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Lifehouse, Lytham

Lancashire recommends... health food stores

As people use January to detox, here is a list of the best health food stores, as voted by readers.

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Healthcare crisis

Councillors’ plea to health bosses to ‘tell it like it is’

Councillors have issued a crisis plea to health bosses – please write in plainer English.

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Red Rose Running Club member Susan Heatley is aiming to take part in the Brighton Marathon this April

Susan puts heart into marathon challenge

A keen runner is stepping up for her second marathon challenge in a bid to raise money for a charity close to the heart.

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Adam Sumner

Shock cancer death spurs family fund-raising

When Adam Sumner revealed he had lung cancer, his relatives believed he would battle on and be successfully treated.
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Protest outside Wigan Infirmary A&E to highlight the impact that the closure of Chorley's A&E is having on other hospitals. Wigan has been affected with patients now coming from Chorley.

‘We’ll fight on for 24/7 Chorley A&E’

As Chorley’s A&E reopens, Megan Titley looks at what is next for the problem-hit department

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Carole Cochrane, CEO Rainbow House; John Molyneux, President of Preston  Amounderness Rotary Club; David Brooke, chairman of Preston Amounderness Rotary Club Foundation and International Committee

Wheels in motion for disabled youngsters

A conductive education centre is delighted with its new treadmill will help youngsters with disabilities.

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Health store

Where are the best health stores?

Selling anything from vitamins, protein shakes, nuts and vegetables health stores are a useful place to stock up on the essentials.

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Bird flu has been confirmed in a handful of chickens and ducks

Bird flu zone widens into Ribble Valley

Poultry keepers in Ribble Valley are being advised that measures to try to prevent the spread of avian flu in the UK have been extended.

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Aerial view RPH

Huge rise in 12-hour waits at Preston A&E

The number of patients waiting 12 hours or more at A&E in Preston and Chorley has increased eight-fold in just four years, new statistics have revealed.

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Eaves Green Lane. Picture from Google maps

Woman, 66, seriously injured in car crash

Police have appealed for help after a 66-year-old woman was left with serious injuries following a car crash.

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Preston Muslim Society have raised over 61,000 for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation at Royal Preston Hospital

Fantastic donation for state-of-the-art imaging system gives hope to cancer patients

Cancer patients will now have access to a state-of-the-art, high definition imaging system that helps doctors get a clearer picture of certain types of cancers thanks to the ‘fantastic effort’ of Preston Muslim Society who have raised £61,500.

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‘An amazing experience’

‘An amazing experience’

“An amazing experience and I wouldn’t change it for the world!”

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