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Private company given contract for Lancashire hospital departments and GP services

A PRIVATE firm will take over the Urgent Care Centres at Preston and Chorley hospitals, together with the area’s out-of-hours GP services.

Preston

VIDEO: Dog gets ground-breaking procedure to ease pain in Lancashire

AN 11-year-old Labrador who suffered with a painful joint condition has been relieved by ground-breaking therapy in Lancashire.

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Anthony Kellett from Ingol, who has died aged 21

Anthony dies before mum can be found

A “CHEEKY” 21-year-old has died suddenly with a last-minute appeal for his long-lost mum unanswered.

Preston
Fire walking challenge will take place at Lord Nelson, in Chorley

Walking through fire to get more heart screenings

A group of volunteers will walk over hot coals to save someone’s life - literally.
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Photo: David Hurst Gavin Howard has his plaits and beard cut and shaved in small parts by passers by on Friargate in aid of Macmillan Cancer

Gavin braves the shave for Macmillan

Building site manager Gavin Howard felt a little colder behind the ears as he turned up to work this week after a head shave raising more than £1,000 for a cancer charity.

Preston
VIEW: An aerial shot of Royal Preston Hospital

Is a Lancashire super hospital the right tonic?

Evening Post readers are split on the merits of creating a “super-hospital” in Lancashire.

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Photo Neil Cross
Toni Roethling quit her job as head at Hodgson to care for her adult daughter

Headteacher: ‘My daughter’s illness forced me to quit’

The headteacher of a leading Lancashire school says she was forced to quit to look after her mentally ill daughter.

Education
Dr Tony Naughton

How can we improve mental health care?

People are being asked to help the local NHS improve psychological therapy services in the area.

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Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Stay away from A&E unless it’s life-threatening, beg hospital bosses

Hospital chiefs have asked non-urgent cases to stay away from an over-stretched accident and emergency department.

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DEFYING ODDS: Georgina, Luke and baby Evelette

Mum defies odds to have children after transplant

A young mum who underwent a heart transplant at 15 is now looking forward to bringing her poorly baby home from hospital for the first time.

Health
Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

Do you think it’s okay to allow children to drink some alcohol at home?

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Opening of Synergy dental practice in Preston

Smile, there is a new dental surgery in town

A new dental clinic has opened in Preston.

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Friends Simon Bleasdale, brother Nick Bleasdale, Dean Ash, Eugene Marchuk, Joel Jackson, Tom Barnes, Lloyd Rigby and Chris Pigott, Adam Wall,  Rob Thompson and Geoff Thompson scale eight Lakeland Fells in memory of Dave Wall, 28.

Friends scale the heights to raise vital funds in memory of Dave

Friends of young dad Dave Wall, who died two months after being diagnosed with bowel cancer, have scaled the heights of Lakeland’s eight tallest fells raising thousand’s of pounds for the cancer charity who helped to care for him.

Ashton-on-Ribble
Blackpool mum of two Charly Babington

Coma mum woke up to be told she’ll lose three limbs

A Blackpool mum who thought she was coming down with a cold is now facing a triple amputation after being struck with severe blood poisoning.

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Make sure to wear sun cream before going out in the sun

How much sunshine can your skin stand?

Although sunlight boosts our mood and is good for us in small doses, too much exposure can lead to serious long-term consequences, including skin cancer as well as damage to your eyes.

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Ashiana Tandoori Restaurant at Greenhalgh.

‘Dirty’ restaurant hit by £7,630 fine

An established Indian restaurant has admitted having a dirty kitchen and being reduced to keeping a fridge door closed using an oil drum.

Fylde Coast
Seven-year-old Euan Hird is recovering following an escalator accident. He is pictured with sister Zara Hird, 4 and mum Nishala Hird.

Carnforth boy, 7, faces long road to recovery after escalator accident

A schoolboy from Carnforth who suffered horrific injuries on a holiday when his foot got mangled in an escalator is still recovering a year on.

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Royal Preston Hospital

Super hospital plan for region

BOTH Preston and Chorley hospitals could be demolished to make way for a new ‘super hospital’ outside the city.

Preston
Gavin Howard with his niece Pippa Cole, 4, who has beaten terminal cancer

Uncle to shave off coveted locks after niece beats terminal cancer

A PRESTON man, who has grown his hair for more than two years is to shed his locks in support of his young niece who has beaten terminal cancer.

Preston
The Houghton Weavers

The Houghton Weavers have had life threatening health issues ... but they’re still smiling

Music band The Houghton Weavers aim to “keep folk smiling” and, after 41 years of entertaining people, the trio who make up the current line-up are still smiling 
themselves despite all enduring health scares.AASMA DAY talks to David Littler, 
Steve Millington and Tony Berry about why they are so grateful to the NHS and are holding a special fundraising concert as a way of giving a little something back

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