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Mother and daughter strengthen their bond

A Lancashire mum who lost her dad to cancer will join her young daughter as they pay tribute to him through Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life.

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Andrew Pearson

A pensioner's efforts for the Rainbow Ramble

A determined pensioner who had suffered two strokes raised nearly £300 by taking part in a colourful sponsored walk.

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Grandaddy and Nanny Trumbell

Grandaddy and Nanny Trumbell at Rainbow House family fun night

There will be fun for all Rainbow House holds a Family Fun Night as part of the annual Steam Rally during half term week.

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Crews arrived to find the buildings well alight.
Pic: Googlemaps

Large fire causes serious damage to Eccleston property

A large fire has caused serious damage to a property in Eccleston, say fire services.
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Filling Factory No 1

Lancashire recommends... Gin bars

What better way than to enjoy a G&T this Easter weekend? Readers have voted. Here are the results.

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Gin bar

Where are the best gin bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
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Five minutes with.... Gladiators star Jet

Diane Youdale is much more than ‘Jet from Gladiators.’ The 47-year-old from Teesside has appeared on stage with Daniel Craig, been in a feature film with Louie Spence and has even launched her own psychotherapy and wellbeing business.

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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.
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Eccleston Primary School with Blackburn players Wes Brown and Connor Mahoney

Eccleston’s bid for glory at Ewood Park

Blackburn Rovers’ Ewood Park will play host to the Kinder +Sport Kids Cup Final during the half-time interval of the Championship side’s home clash with Leeds tonight.

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Nicola Parkinson (Rainbow House), Kevin Abbott (PNE Finance Director and Trustee at Rainbow House) , Carole Cochrane  (CEO Rainbow House) and Deepdale Duck

Digging deep at Deepdale

Preston North End has continued its support of Rainbow House with a £10,000 donation in aid of the club’s official charity partner.

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Steve Walton, 62, with his son-in-law Ryan Crawford who donated one of his kidneys to him.
Steve's transplant was a huge success and his new kidney was functioning amazingly well.
However, out of the blue, only weeks ago, Steve was diagnosed with a rare cancer and died in hospital

“No regrets my husband donated his kidney to my dad”

This month the Lancashire Evening Post revealed the success of our “Lancashire: Giving the gift of life” campaign as almost 30,000 people from the county have registered to donate their organs after death in the past year.

AASMA DAY talks to the family of a man who was saved by a kidney donated by his son-in-law - but died less than a year later from a rare cancer.

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St Catherine's Hospice santa dash

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is our guide of what is happening this weekend.
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Lilac Tree, Walton-le-Dale

Lancashire recommends.... gift shops

Here is a list of top gift shops across Lancashire, as voted by readers and editorial staff
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Chek manager Paula Carse, Diane Youdale and MD Gavin Jennings.

Ex-Gladiators star Jet is on for a healthy start

Former Gladiator Jet made sure the region was healthy as she helped to launch a fitness day at a wellbeing centre.

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Gift shop

Where are the best gift shops?

With Christmas around the corner, we all need a little inspiration.

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Diane Youdale: Jet

Health centre Jets in new TV trainer

FORMER Gladiators star Jet is ready to help people get back into shape at a Lancashire health and wellbeing suite.

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Neil Calvert

Long-serving trustee to bid farewell to Derian House

A long-standing trustee of a children’s hospice is stepping down after more than a decade.
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Jules McDonald, conductive education lead, at Rainbow House, doing the firewalk challenge

Walking over hot coals raises £6,000 for Rainbow House

A fiery group of volunteers walked through fire to raise funds for an education centre for children and adults with terminal illnesses and life limiting conditions.
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The team at Arden Lea Nurseries with the winning trio l to r Linda Janite, Irene Iddon and Helen Cooney in the foreground with Rose Taylor- daughter of Nick Taylor, brother of Stuart and a director

Nursery staff cook up a storm for children with disabilities

Staff at a garden nursery had their own “bake-off” to raise funds for a charity which supports children with disabilities and life limiting illnesses.
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Northern Soul Alldayer event

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend
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