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Holiday joy turned into ‘nightmare’

AN idyllic holiday turned 
into a “living nightmare” for a family from Charnock 
Richard when dad Gordon Thorpe was diagnosed with cancer.

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Ambulances queuing outside Royal Preston Hospital. A queue of nine ambulances was spotted on Boxing Day, and paramedics reported a wait of up to 90 minutes to hand over patients

Ambulance service order to improve by inspectors

Lancashire’s ambulance service has been ordered to improve its safety standards after an inspection.

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Healthcare crisis

Councillors’ plea to health bosses to ‘tell it like it is’

Councillors have issued a crisis plea to health bosses – please write in plainer English.

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Red Rose Running Club member Susan Heatley is aiming to take part in the Brighton Marathon this April

Susan puts heart into marathon challenge

A keen runner is stepping up for her second marathon challenge in a bid to raise money for a charity close to the heart.

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Adam Sumner

Shock cancer death spurs family fund-raising

When Adam Sumner revealed he had lung cancer, his relatives believed he would battle on and be successfully treated.
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Protest outside Wigan Infirmary A&E to highlight the impact that the closure of Chorley's A&E is having on other hospitals. Wigan has been affected with patients now coming from Chorley.

‘We’ll fight on for 24/7 Chorley A&E’

As Chorley’s A&E reopens, Megan Titley looks at what is next for the problem-hit department

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Carole Cochrane, CEO Rainbow House; John Molyneux, President of Preston  Amounderness Rotary Club; David Brooke, chairman of Preston Amounderness Rotary Club Foundation and International Committee

Wheels in motion for disabled youngsters

A conductive education centre is delighted with its new treadmill will help youngsters with disabilities.

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Health store

Where are the best health stores?

Selling anything from vitamins, protein shakes, nuts and vegetables health stores are a useful place to stock up on the essentials.

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Bird flu has been confirmed in a handful of chickens and ducks

Bird flu zone widens into Ribble Valley

Poultry keepers in Ribble Valley are being advised that measures to try to prevent the spread of avian flu in the UK have been extended.

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Aerial view RPH

Huge rise in 12-hour waits at Preston A&E

The number of patients waiting 12 hours or more at A&E in Preston and Chorley has increased eight-fold in just four years, new statistics have revealed.

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Eaves Green Lane. Picture from Google maps

Woman, 66, seriously injured in car crash

Police have appealed for help after a 66-year-old woman was left with serious injuries following a car crash.

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Preston Muslim Society have raised over 61,000 for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation at Royal Preston Hospital

Fantastic donation for state-of-the-art imaging system gives hope to cancer patients

Cancer patients will now have access to a state-of-the-art, high definition imaging system that helps doctors get a clearer picture of certain types of cancers thanks to the ‘fantastic effort’ of Preston Muslim Society who have raised £61,500.

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‘An amazing experience’

‘An amazing experience’

“An amazing experience and I wouldn’t change it for the world!”

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Heather Parkinson, 33, from Leyland, has been battling cancer for 15-years.  This time last year she was having chemotherapy and preparing for a transplant from her mum and is now preparing to get married to fiance Patrick Goulden, left.

Wedding bells for Heather after 15 year cancer battle

A woman who has spent the last 15 years fighting cancer says she is “cautiously optimistic” for the future after a stem cell transplant – and a marriage proposal.

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Neil Marshall with his wife Kim, son Max and daughter Daisy at Kim's brother Ryan's wedding in August.

£10k already raised to help Lancaster City star’s family

More than £10,000 has already been raised as part of a bid to support the family of former Lancaster City captain Neil Marshall.

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The trust has experienced a busier January than in 2016.

Hospital trust turns to Twitter in bid to cover staff shortages

The trust which operates the Royal Lancaster Infirmary has turned to social media in a bid to bring staff into work on their days off.

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Motivated Fitness, Tarleton

Lancashire recommends.... top independent gyms

As January appears to be the month where gyms experience the highest amount of new joiners, we take a look at the most popular independent gyms in the area.

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Runners in the Couch to 5K run in Astley Park.

Runners in Chorley brave fog to reach 5k

DOZENS of runners braved the morning mist with New Year’s resolutions to rise to the Couch to 5k challenge at Astley Park on Saturday.

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Head shave to save Chorley cancer sufferer

Head shave to save Chorley cancer sufferer

A mother and daughter duo have had their heads shaved to raise money for relative Steve De-Haan who is battling terminal cancer.

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Injured player waits an hour for paramedics

Injured player waits an hour for paramedics

Extremely high 999 call volumes resulted in paramedics taking more than an hour to reach a footballer who was feared to have suffered serious neck injuries.

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