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Shaw Hill Golf Club lady captain Hilary's £16,000 charity donation

When it comes to raising money for charity, Shaw Hill Golf Club member Hilary Powell has it off to a tee

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Oscar and Sid Clark

Oscar Clark to take on Walk in the Dark in memory of dad

A brave youngster will step into his late father’s shoes this weekend for a charity walk to help his family’s fundraising legacy

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Steve Mayren, with his car bought from the internet for �70, will compete in the Benidorm Bangers rally 'Run to the Sun' from Blackpool across Europe to Benidorm, raising funds for Yorkshire and North West Air Ambulance charities

Benidorm or bust in car rally for Charnock Richard father son team

A chef with a taste for adventure is racing to Benidorm at the wheel of a £70 bust banger.

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Breast cancer survivor Emma Ryan with her daughters left Leah and right Bethany

Wading through mud is worth it to beat cancer

When Emma Ryan was told she had a 65 per cent chance of beating breast cancer, she was devastated.

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The squalid conditions homeless man Chad was living in in Morecambe's West End.

Sad death of Morecambe’s well-known homeless man

Flowers and tributes have been left outside a Morecambe shop in memory of a well-known homeless man who has died.

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Fire fighters attended the fire at Astley Park School

Head of Astley Park School in Chorley speaks out after arson attack

The headmaster of a school which saw an outdoor classroom go up in flames has spoken out about being targeted by vandals.

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Workers at Parcelforce in Buckshaw Village held a charity football match for The Baby Beat Appeal

Parcelforce hold football match for Baby Beat Appeal

Warehouse workers enjoyed some friendly rivalry during a charity football match, to honour a baby who was stillborn.
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Kathleen Throup, Alzheimer's sufferer

‘Don’t struggle through Alzheimer’s like my gran did’

Adele Doherty’s gran was a glamourous lady, a dedicated follower of fashion - but then Alzheimer’s struck Kathleen Throup.

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Williamson Park, Lancaster

Man critical in hospital after being hit on the head by 'falling rock'

A 50-year-old man suffered a serious head injury after being hit on the head by a falling rock in a park, police say.
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MP Lindsay Hoyle with protestors outside Chorley A&E. Picture by Mick Ellison

Royal Preston and Chorley hospitals aren’t making the grade

Inspectors have highlighted the serious strain two NHS hospitals are under in new reports ordering improvements.

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Preston and Chorley hospitals arent making the grade

REACTION: Preston and Chorley hospitals aren’t making the grade

New CQC reports show that out of five key areas, only ‘caring’ scored a rating of ‘good’.

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Natalie Trickett, 32, who suddenly suffered a stroke at 28
Natalie, says doctors told her they believe her stroke was caused by the contraceptive pill. She now wants to warn other people of the risks and urges women not to dismiss them thinking it won't happen to them. She doesn't drink or smoke and had no other risk factors for stroke.
Natalie has recovered well and took part in a 10k run for the Stroke Association

“I took the contraceptive pill ... and suffered a stroke at 28”

A mum who suffered a stroke at the age of 28, believed to have been linked to the contraceptive pill, wants to warn other women not to dismiss the potential side effects of taking the pill.

She tells AASMA DAY her story.

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Brother Peter and Mark Hewitt.
Peter (left) donated one of his kidneys to Mark as he didn't want to see his brother suffer.
The brothers are celebrating 10 years since the transplant which changed Mark's life

The greatest gift from one brother to the other: life

Many siblings share a closeness - but few brothers can claim to share a pair of kidneys.

AASMA DAY talks to Mark and Peter Hewitt who are celebrating a decade since the life saving transplant

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David Walsh and John Richmond will be riding their motorbikes across Europe for Derian House

Two bikers raise smiles with their Derian House challenge

Two big-hearted bikers are planning the trip of a lifetime to mark their 50th birthdays, raising funds for a children’s hospice.
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The report, which was published today, outlined issues surrounding the flow of patients through A&E and staff shortages in the Critical Care Wards at Royal Preston Hospital.

Lancashire Hospitals must improve says report

Hospitals run by the Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust have been rated "Requires Improvement" in a report by the Care Quality Commission.

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Sponsored walk for Amelia Brome raises thousands

A team of walkers raised more than £4,000 for a young girl who is fighting cancer.
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Fire fighters attended the fire at Astley Park School

Mum raises money for fire-hit school

Well-wishers are donating to a school for children with special needs, after it was damaged in an arson attack.

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Megan Alty with her new hair, cut by Lucy Duff, of Lucia Salon, in Lostock Hall, for Little Princess Trust

Megan donates her hair to Little Princess Trust

Eight-year-old Megan Alty has donated her hair to help children with cancer.
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Kirsty North, Gary North, Angela North, Carol and Ralph Ryder

Charity ball raises plenty of laughs

There were plenty of laughs at a charity ball to raise funds for The Stroke Association.

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The Lodge, Oakbridge Dr, Buckshaw Village, Chorley

Nurse struck off for hitting dementia patient

A nurse has been struck off for 18 months after assaulting a care home resident.

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