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Ambulance catches fire on way to woman threatening to jump from building

An ambulance has set on fire while responding to an emergency call.

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Karl Fleming, Clare Traynor, Hannah Robinson and Jo Gore get ready to launch Buckshaw Green Man 5K

Weekly run for children's charity has gathered great pace

A new weekly run aimed at raising funds for children has gathered more than 100 participants before it has even started.
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Sarah Walton, 36, a zumba instructor, was diagnosed with a heart defect after feeling dizzy and blacking out. She is passionate about exercise and people keeping their hearts strong and healthy and has raised more than �3,000 for Heart Research UK in the past few months through fundraising

Zumba teacher with heart condition urges people to keep exercising

Being fit and healthy and exercising regularly doesn’t make you immune to heart problems. AASMA DAY talks to Zumba teacher Sarah Walton who is on a mission to help hearts after a sudden diagnosis of problems herself

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Physiotherapist Emily Heys at Rainbow House

New mobility support service for adults and children

A rehabilitation centre for young people with life limiting conditions has launched a new physiotherapy service for children and adults.

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Stephen Pammenter, Dan Holden, Lauren Pammenter, Dewi Howell,  Carl Morphet, and Scott Taylor-McCormick

Cyclists have two European towers in Mind

A team of cyclists are preparing themselves for their biggest challenge yet - a journey from the Eiffel Tower to Pisa.
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Goose flies through car windscreen

Driver's lucky escape after goose flies through windscreen

A driver had a lucky escape after a goose sent feathers flying as it smashed through the car windscreen.
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Preston Glades Care Home, Preston.

‘Loveless’ care home must improve - health watchdog

A care home criticised by a resident for ‘lacking love’ has been ordered to improve by health watchdogs.

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The ambulance service narrowly missed its response time target last year

£7.5m could be stripped from area’s health budget – after target is missed by 0.17%

The North West’s clinical commissioning groups (CCGS) — responsible for organising healthcare throughout the county — could be handed a £7.5 million penalty, it has been revealed.

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Transgender Micshania prepares for surgery ‘rebirth’

At an age where some are considering plans for retirement, one Lancashire woman is turning back the clock and starting all over again.

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Lauren Hogg

Lauren proves she is a total warrior

A Preston woman took part in the one of the toughest challenges on the fund-raising calendar in honour of her beloved grandparent.
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Phil Simpson, of Simpson's of Colne, who made the cuddle cot, with Oliver Parsons, Sarah Bernasconi and Mark Parsons at Derian House

Family donate cot to carry on baby Maggie's legacy

The memory of a baby who was "born asleep" will live on and help grieving parents thanks to a new addition at Derian House.
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Claire Hamilton-Thomas and her husband Bob with their new look

A close shave raises almost £2,000 for lung cancer support

A married couple had a hair-raising experience all in the name of charity.
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Ruth Lowe, 60, receives award for her work with CRY.

Bereaved mum’s award for helping others

A retired teacher who has supported bereaved families since the sudden death of her own son has scooped a national award.

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Joseph Baines, heart patient

Former fireman, 91, fighting fit after heart op

A retired firefighter is recovering after undergoing a pioneering new type of heart surgery.

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Ruth Lowe with Ben Wallace MP and Alison Cox MBE, founder of CRY

Battling mum in awards honour

A retired teacher who has supported bereaved families since the sudden death of her own son has scooped a national award.

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Demonstration calling for Chorley Hospital's A&E unit to be reopened

Council slammed over hospital delay

South Ribble Council has been slammed for not appointing a member to sit on a hospital governance committee - at a time when the areas A&E department has closed.

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Paresh Wankhade

What does new ambulance alliance mean for Lancashire?

Paresh Wankhade, professor of leadership and management at Edge Hill University takes a look at the new Northern Ambulance Alliance proposal and what it could mean for Lancashire residents.

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The Lodge at Buckshaw Retirement Village

Nurse ‘punched dementia sufferer in the head’ hearing told

A NURSE punched a dementia sufferer in the head, then claimed he was simply intervening to stop residents hitting each other, a hearing was told.

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Footballer Craig Ashcroft from Unicorn FC makes the presentation to cardiac physiologist Debbie Crossley, at the Heartbeat HQ in Preston

Footballers say thank you to Heartbeat

Clubs and players from the Lancashire Sunday Football League have made a donation of £3,783.00 to Heartbeat, the League’s adopted charity.

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Pink attired golfers gather at Shaw Hill. Eric is second from the left on the front row in the pale pink t-shirt

Golfing tribute to mum and son

An annual fund-raiser to celebrate the life of a talented young golfer who died in a car accident had an added poignancy this year as it also paid tribute to his mum who lost her battle with cancer eight months ago.

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