Woman badly hurt after car rolled in crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was left with 'serious' head injuries following an accident on the A59.


Foodies turn out to Hoghton Farmers’ Market despite bad weather

Meat, vegetable, beer and pie producers all packed into The Great Barn at Hoghton Tower on Sunday for its monthly farmer’s market.

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Natalie Kerr from Adlington, had a double lung transplant, pictured with children Brandon, 13, and Isabelle, eight.

Double lung transplant milestone for mum who almost died

Lancashire mum Natalie Kerr is celebrating five years since her lifesaving double lung transplant.

Aasma Day talks to her about reaching the milestone and the precious extra memories the transplant has given her.

Charlie Procter.

Sponsored walk and fun day will raise funds for tot’s US cancer treatment

A sponsored walk along Morecambe prom this weekend aims to raise funds towards helping to send a three-year-old boy to America for vital cancer treatment.

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Molly Blackwell of the Tampon talk group of students with Zoe Taylor, Ida Mau, Kyle Austin and Kelly Thurston, from Lancaster University have set up a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral bathrooms at the Uni and in public bathrooms in Lancaster

‘Tampons are not a luxury item’

A group of students have launched a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral toilets at the university and in public bathrooms in Lancaster.

The 2016 Rory Fun Run held at UCLan Sports Arena Cycle Track in Cottam

Charity run for Preston boy Rory Curzon Smith

The family of a Preston youngster are ready and set to go on a major fundraiser to help with his life-changing therapy treatment.
Ambulances queueing at Preston Hospital

Chaos as ambulances forced to divert away from Chorley A&E at night

Ambulance crews are being stopped from taking patients to Chorley’s privatised Urgent Care Centre – because the company in charge cannot meet the required level of care.

Shaun Gash during a recent climb up Mount Kilimanjaro

Wheelchair challenge to transform 20 lives

Preston North End players will accompany two fund-raisers as they push themselves in wheelchairs on an epic journey from Lands End to John O’Groats.
Coun Jennifer Mein

‘Radical’ new vision for Lancashire’s public sector

A major overhaul of health and council services in Lancashire is on the cards.

Stephen Russell, aged 71 from Whittle Le Woods, has coeliac disease and if he even has a few crumbs of normal bread, he ends up bed-ridden for the day.

The Great NHS Gamble: ‘We could save millions if pharmacists were able to prescribe’

As our series into the future of the NHS continues, we look at treatments for long term conditions such as coeliac disease, which patients are required to manage through lifestyle. AASMA DAY reports.

Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a local dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
Tina Kimberley and her husband Steven are taking part in the St Catherines Hospice Moonlight and Memories Walk in tribute to her dad, Keith

Tina doubles up her fundraising efforts for hospice

A Fulwood woman will tackle back-to-back charity challenges in a bid to raise vital funds for dedicated hospice staff who have cared for her dad and grandmother.

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‘Mental health should not be a barrier to working’

‘Mental health should not be a barrier to working’

Twenty people who never thought they would work again due to mental health problems are back in employment in Preston thanks to a groundbreaking initiative by a charity. Brian Ellis talks to Stewart Lucas, chief executive of Lancashire Mind.

Marketing manager Z�e Patterson of Chorley Building Society pictured in the centre with Susan Clemson, director of Finance and Technical Services on the right

Hospice to benefit from year-long fundraising drive

A building society in Chorley has unveiled St Catherine’s Hospice as their 2017 chosen charity.

NHS plan focuses on strokes when they happen not aftercare

The Great NHS Gamble: ‘NHS plan focuses on strokes when they happen not aftercare’

In our continuing series of articles looking at Sustainability and Transformation Plans to shake up NHS services to save money, today The Great NHS Gamble looks at how specialist care could be affected.

Logan Wrennall

Fund raising to help keep Rocket Ron DJ-ing

A heart-touching campaign to provide a DJ ‘studio’ for a 14-year-old disabled boy has Rocketed.

Preston North End manager Simon Grayson with author Michael Barratt

Book launch charity boost

A Preston author has helped raise £1,400 for the Heartbeat charity through the sales of his new book

The heartbreaking photo of Julie and Mike Bennet which went viral

X Factor singer to host a Leyland fund-raiser for the Bennet family

A Leyland singer is holding a fund-raiser for her best friend who lost both her parents to cancer.

Roger Batty, from Freckleton, was given �15,000 by his dentist after taking legal action over poor treatment he received.

Patient’s £15,000 payout after ‘losing four teeth’

A pensioner who lost four teeth after his dentist allegedly failed to treat decay has been paid £15,000 in an out-of-court settlement.

24,000 unfilled vacancies lead to concerns about nursing on cheap

THE GREAT NHS GAMBLE: 24,000 unfilled vacancies lead to concerns about ‘nursing on cheap’

As part of our continuing series of articles looking at Sustainability and Transformation Plans to shake up NHS services in a bid to save money, today The Great NHS Gamble looks at the staffing timebomb facing the service.

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