Lancashire County Council ends contract with Preston care agency

A Preston care firm placed in special measures by inspectors has lost its contract with the county council.

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Doctor Clive Barker, centre, is retiring after 31 years as a GP, pictured with colleagues at Library House Surgery, Chorley.

Family doctor Clive Barker to retire after 31 years serving Chorley

A family doctor who has served Chorley for 31 years is retiring from Library House Surgery this month.

Sofia Crockatt will take part in the UK Disability Superhero Series in Windsor

Superhero Sofia Crockatt leads the way for first-time triathlon charity challenge

A 12-year-old girl who battled back from near-death is set to lead several teams of superheroes at a fundraising triathlon

NHS blood donor service is reviewing blood donor sessions in the area.

Review of blood donor sessions is underway in area

NHS Blood and Transplant is writing to local blood donors to let them know about potential changes to donation sessions .

Is your child on a 'clean eating' diet?

How ‘clean eating’ can damage children’s health

Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children’s healthy habits early on. It’s no surprise really: “clean eating” is the perfect buzz term for parents who are faced with supermarket shelves full of baby and toddler food which is high in sugar content and low in nutritional value.
Support some of our very bee-st of friends in Heskin

Support some of our very bee-st of friends in Heskin

Organisers are buzzing with excitement over a forthcoming event.

Good Deeds Trust volunteers Terry and his wife Pat Daly, Chorley police sergeant Paul Harrison, Dementia sufferer Neil Rushton with his daughter Lindsay Moys and Dementia sufferer Roger with his wife Anne Tunnicliff.  Dementia Buddy scheme in Chorley

Chorley policeman backs scheme for safe return of dementia sufferers who can’t find home

A police sergeant is championing a new initiative he hopes will safeguard people living with dementia.

Lisa Moorhouse said the unit will help deliver care 'closer to people's homes when they need it the most'

New mental health unit for pregnant women and new mums announced

A new mental health unit for mums-to-be and new mums – and their babies – is set to open next year.

Two toilets at The Midland hotel in Morecambe are twinned with two latrines in poor countries.

Toilet twinning is clean winner in poverty fight

The Midland Hotel in Morecambe has joined a quirky campaign to raise money to provide proper toilets, clean water and hygiene education in some of the poorest countries on earth.

Peter and Kathryn Heskine' have organised a sponsored bike ride after son Thomas was born with an extremely rare kidney tumour

‘It was awful knowing our baby’s life was hanging in the balance’

Little Thomas Heskine was discovered to have a rare kidney tumour even before he was born after medics spotted it on an ultrasound scan.

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Jim Brewster, is part of a choir of people who have had his voiceboxes removed and will be going to London to sing.

Finding a voice to help those with throat cancer

A Lancashire grandad, who had his voicebox removed after being diagnosed with throat cancer, sings in a choir for patients after laryngectomy.

He tells AASMA DAY how he can do everything he wants and live a full life despite having no voicebox

Wigan Infirmary

Inquest hears Wigan hospital not at fault after six-year-old’s death

Wigan Infirmary was not at fault for the death of a ‘happy and healthy’ six-year-old boy who died after contracting an ear infection, an inquest has heard.

Lush have brought back their 'Sleepy' body lotion.

The £8 body lotion insomniacs are branding a ‘miracle’

If counting sheep doesn't send you off to the land of nod, there's good news.

The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago

A&E waiting times target in England missed every month for last two years

The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago, new figures show.
Helpers at Living Waters Food Bank ready to hand out pack lunches for primary school children in Chorley

Chorley Food Bank packs hundreds of lunches for youngsters

Volunteers are busily packing 100 lunches a day, three days a week for hungry school children in Chorley.

Scott Hardacre outside his new shop CBD R Us, believed to be the first in the UK to sell a food supplement derived from cannabis

Burnley shop set to be one of the first to sell cannabis food supplement remedy

A shop, thought to be one of only two in the UK to sell a cannabis compound, which it is claimed can help with a raft of health problems, has opened in Burnley.
Paramedics were expected to reach 75 per cent of the most urgent 999 calls within eight minutes

Lancashire’s ambulance service fails to hit 999 targets

Patients were left waiting for emergency treatment as the ambulance service failed to hit its key response time targets last year.

Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health

One in three men with poor mental health blame their jobs

Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health among men, a charity has said.
Gavin Howard and Pippa's mum Michelle Cole

Ribbleton man completes peak challenge in memory of his Scorton niece

A devoted uncle has taken on the Peak to Peak Challenge - with a twist - in memory of his niece.

Sinead O'Connor in her tearful video

Fears for Sinead O’Connor after Facebook video post

Irish singer-songwriter Sinead O’Connor has sparked concern over her mental health after posting a video on Facebook.

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