GP practices set for £6m move to new ‘state-of-the-art’ building

Two doctor’s surgeries in Kirkham and Wesham could move into a £6m state-of-the-art health centre.

Molly ties a yellow ribbon in memory of her Nana Kathy Crook.

Tying a yellow ribbon for love

It is a universal message of hope - a symbol for raising awareness of all forms of cancer.

Lyndsey French, of Bamber Bridge, presents a cheque for 1,390 to Emma Jacovelli at St Catherine's Hospice

Great North Swim in aid of St Catherine's Hospice

Lyndsey French did more than dip her toe in the water as she completed the Great North Swim in Lake Windermere for St Catherine’s Hospice.
Gavin Preston is collecting unwanted clothes from members of his slimming group to raise funds for Cancer Research UK

Slimming World in Preston donated unwanted clothing to Cancer Research UK

Members of a weight loss group have donated more than £2,000 worth of unwanted clothing to support Cancer Research UK.
St Catherines Hospice Moonlight and Memories Walk

Final call to stride under the stars with St Catherine’s Hospice

Hundreds of supporters will gather in the grounds of St Catherine’s Hospice this Saturday for the charity’s biggest annual fundraiser.


Brave Leyland girl inspires all as she deals with her partial paralysis

One morning, budding gymnast Becky Simpson woke up to severe pain and pins and needles. As the day progressed the 11-year-old lost feeling from the chest down as doctors revealed she had suffered a spinal bleed. Now, 11 months on Becky is still dealing with life in a wheelchair and has been an inspiration to her family. Her mum, Elizabeth, speaks to NATALIE WALKER about Becky’s incredible journey.
Heartbeat CEO Jill Rogerson with Gerry Hudson, Maurice Cheney, Michelle Hunt, Caroline Dransfield, Jimmy Fisher and Dave Prescott

Preston’s Heartbeat charity chief Jill has found a job that was meant to be

Some things are meant to be in life.

Emma Procter , a local scientist from Preston, has started her own business called "My Hair Secret" a product she has made is a Hair Growth supplement which she claims helps to grow thicker healthier hair by supplying nutrients into the bloodstream along with other ingredients that can help maintain a healthy hair growth cycle

How a Lancashire mum solved her hair loss problems

When a Lancashire scientist began experiencing problems with losing her hair due to a health condition, she began looking for a solution that wouldn’t affect her digestive system. She tells AASMA DAY how when she failed to find something suitable, she created her own remedy which has restored her crowning glory.

It takes grit and passion
 to live out your dream

It takes grit and passion to live out your dream

Olympic figure skaters have run a mile to inspire young athletes to achieve their dreams. MEGAN TITLEY spoke to Stacey Kemp and David King to find out what it takes to reach the heady heights of success

Grace Smith

Cakes help eight-year-old girl from Wheelton raise more than £1,000 for Macmillan

A schoolgirl has raised more than £1,000 by holding a tea party at her home.

Emma Whitlock in Malawi volunteering with FOMO

Help Friends of Mulanje Orphans open a charity shop in South Ribble

A charity which supports vulnerable children in Malawi needs your help in opening a shop in the South Ribble area.


Hero's welcome for duo on a Chicken from from Portugal to The Hoghton Arms in Withnell

Why did the chicken hitch-hike from Portugal to Chorley?

Could you give blood?

More Lancashire blood donors needed to keep stocks topped up

The NHS is looking for people in Lancashire to sign up as new blood donors to help keep stocks topped up.

Chorley's Angels

Chorley's Angels delivering defibrillator training

A first aid group in Chorley is delivering defibrillator training.

Two members of staff from the Hoghton Arms pub in Withnell took part in a 'chicken run' -a hitch hike from Portugal back to the pub- to raise funds for Derian House, ending  in a family fun day.
Having just arrived back, Will Ferguson (left) and James Hamilton prepare to down their first pint.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Duo flown to Portugal and challenged to return home in just seven days for charity fundraiser

Hitchhikers were welcomed back to Chorley after being posted to Portugal and challenged to make their way home for free.

Ribbleton Hospital is set to be demolished

Demolition plan for former Preston hospital

The demolition of a disused Preston hospital that has become a magnet for anti-social behaviour could start next month.


IN PICTURES: Race for Life Preston 2017

Moor Park in Preston turned pink this weekend as thousands of women pulled on their running shoes to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

A previous memorial fun day for Danny Nicholls at the Printers Arms, from left, Louise Brookes, sister, Eric Nicholls, dad, Lorraine Nicholls, mum, comedian Dave Spikey and Leanne Clarke, sister

One last shout out for Danny’s 21st birthday

Four-and-a-half years ago everything changed for the Nicholls family.

Photo Neil Cross
Dave Fairclough, 57, is having a new treatment for skin cancer which involves being injected with herpes

“Herpes is curing my skin cancer”

A Lancashire man battling skin cancer suspected to have been triggered by a bad bout of sunburn as a child is undergoing a trial treatment using herpes to try to halt the disease.

AASMA DAY talks to him to find out more.

Bolton Wanderers present a cheque for 10,000 to Chorley charity High Five: Andy Whittle, of Bolton Wanderers, with Helen Connolly (High 5), Peter Conroy, Lorraine Jenkins (High 5), Mike Connolly, Nannette Holliday (High 5)  and Andrew Dean

Chorley charity High Five awarded cash from Bolton Hospital Cup committee

A Chorley charity which provides activities for disabled children and their families has been given a £10,000 cash windfall.
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