Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

Caroline Aherne

£15m boost for cancer charities

Fund-raisers across the country helped generate more than £15m after an evening of television in aid of cancer research.

Members of the Protect Chorley Hospital From Cuts and Privatisation group protesting in London to demand the town's A&E reopens as a 24-hour unit

Activists to walk 15 miles between hospitals in Preston and Chorley to "bring our A&E home"

CAMPAIGNERS who want to see Chorley's A&E back are undertaking a 15-mile walk to raise money.

Phil Blair from event sponsors Costa Coffee, Heartbeat mascot, GB Olympic runner Helen Clitheroe and event organiser John Gibson, at last years one-mile charity fun run

Olympic athlete to open fun run

GB Olympic runner Helen Clitheroe will set the pace when she helps to start a one mile fun run in aid of Heartbeat.

Michaela Dutton, of Slimming World, Fulwood St Peters, who won the group's bake-off challenge

Who says you can’t have your cake and eat it?

A Slimming World group had fun baking healthy and 'syn-free' cakes as its bake-off competition came into play.
Advice on how to keep rats at bay

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

Michael Bailey and Anne Carter present the 800 cheque to Emma Jacovelli, surrounded by the 2016 tennis tournament finalists

Love scores for St Catherine's Hospice

An annual tennis tournament attracting players from across the Ribble and Fylde has served St Catherine’s another ace after raising £800 for the hospice.

Joanne Thompson, Millie's Trust founder and Millie's mum

Mum of tragic baby who choked to death wins 999 campaign

Changes are to made to the advice given to 999 callers when somebody is choking, it can be revealed.

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Fire crews called to Royal Preston Hospital

Fire crews were called to Royal Preston Hospital after a blaze broke out in a boiler house.

The Save Chorley Hospital group gathers ahead of its  London protest to demand the town's A&E department reopens as a 24-hour unit

Watchdog chairman voices fears for the future of the NHS in Lancashire

Fear that changes in the delivery of health services in Lancashire and South Cumbria could lead to services being privatised led to a frank exchange of views at a health watchdog meeting.

Dr Zuber Bagasi

Dental innovation hits Preston

Achieving that dream smile may be a lot easier than you think

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Ben Pennington fights for his life in the Royal Preston Hospital

Dad releases photo of his son fighting for his life after nightclub attack

A Preston father has taken the agonising decision to release a photograph of his 28-year-old son fighting for his life in hospital to highlight the awful damage one punch can do.

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Jenny Hughes, 67, who lost her first baby soon after birth and believes the pregnancy testing drug Primodos was responsible.

‘Losing a child is traumatic but knowing it could have been prevented makes it worse’

He was her family doctor from since she was a baby, so when Jenny Hughes went to see her GP at the age of 18 suspecting she was pregnant and he told her to take two pills to confirm the pregnancy, she trusted him implicitly.

Bamber Bridge Slimming World taking part in the Rosemere Cancer Foundation Walk in the Dark

Local heroes pay for cancer room

Charity fundraisers will soon see the fruits of their selfless labour when a new dedicated cancer room is created at the Royal Preston Hospital.

Michael Higginson's winning photograph of his brother Dale Zaporowski with dog Esta.
Michael won first place in the Assistance Dogs and Dogs Charities category in The Kennel Club's Dog Photographer of the Year competition

Dog has been Dale’s best friend through brain tumour ordeal

WATCHING over Dale Zaporowski protectively, Esta the dog has a strong bond with him and has been the teenager’s unwavering companion throughout his tough life fighting two brain tumours.

Dr Matt Baker, senior chemistry lecturer, who has developed a blood based test for the early diagnosis of cancerous brain tumours

Lancashire dad brings new hope for early diagnosis of brain tumours

A Lancashire man has been honoured for developing a blood-based test for the early diagnosis of cancerous brain tumours, which could lead to thousands of lives being saved worldwide every year.

AASMA DAY talks to senior lecturer Dr Matt Baker to find out more

PASSION: Protestors take their fight to London to reopen the A&E

Patients unsure of how to use new Chorley urgent care centre

A majority of residents in Chorley and South Ribble do not know what the new Urgent Care Centre is for, according to research.

Ian Kearney with his dog on a training exercise

A big climb for Ian to help others like his mum

Having metal plates in his legs and mild arthritis will not stop Ian Kearney from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
Lisa Malihi-Shoja, Comensus Co-ordinator and UCLan Community Engagement Ambassador with Dr Nigel Harrison, the Executive Dean of the College of Health and Wellbeing which funds the1 in 4 festival.

Film festival spotlights mental health issues

The University of Central Lancashire is celebrating a decade of stamping out stigma and raising mental health awareness.

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