Whittle-le-Woods

Whittle-le-Woods

Repeated ear infections turned out to be leukaemia

Beaming leukaemia survivor Rory Mackintosh is one of the faces of a campaign to raise awareness of blood cancers.

AASMA DAY talks to Rory’s mum Sue Mackintosh about his story and how he battled back to health following a lifesaving bone marrow transplant

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Meet N Match, the friendship and dating agency for people with a learning disability, are hosting an LGBT event for people with learning disabilities

Social event in Chorley for people with disabilities who are in the LGBT community

People who are within the LGBT community and have a learning disability are invited to a special friendship and dating afternoon.

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Jack Sharples

Tributes pour in to talented stonemason Jack Sharples who died aged 88 at home in Whittle-Le-Woods

An avid historian who died aged 88 has left behind a rich legacy of stone carvings for villagers of Whittle-Le-Woods to enjoy.
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Sean Nicholls and Laura Holmes will be cycling coast-to-coast to support the charity which helps fund neo-natal services at the Royal Preston Hospital

Chorley couple prepare for a tandem ride to support Baby Beat Appeal in Preston

Two fund-raisers are getting on their tandem to cross England in aid of Lancashire’s Baby Beat Appeal.

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Geoffrey Haslam and John Bicknell were honoured for being committed blood donars by NHS Blood and Transplant

Two Chorley men honoured at NHS Blood and Transplant awards for 100 donations

A special awards ceremony has honoured blood and platelet donors who have collectively saved and improved the lives of thousands of people.

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Gary Gibson as John Lennon entertains the crowd in aid of St Catherine's Hospice

A night of legends in Whittle-le-Woods helps to boost funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

Music legends Elvis Presley and John Lennon were brought to life for one night only as part of a lavish fund-raiser for St Catherine’s Hospice.

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Pilates

Have a go at .... pilates

The art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout
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Burger

Where is the best place to go for a burger in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions. Here is a shortlist of pubs and restaurants which serve tasty burgers
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Members of Voice for All,  a user-led advocacy group run by and for people with a learning disability who use the Brothers of Charity Services in Lancashire

A group that was created to provide a Voice for All

Giving people with learning disabilities a voice is a key priority for members of Brothers of Charity Services.

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Bringing Rosemere Cancer Foundations work to the fore is Hilary Powell (left) with the Rosemere Charity Amy Hilton at Shaw Hill Golf Club

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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A GP clinic in Whittle-le-Woods has come up with a solution to keep pace with increasing patient numbers

Doctors appointments to be held in portable cabin

Patients in Whittle-le-Woods will now have some of their doctors appointments in a temporary building.

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The Stringer was used to pump 3,000l of water into a steamin rubbish pile (Pic: Shaun Walton/LFRS)

New Stinger’s rubbish call-out

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service’s new ‘Stinger’ engine was used to tackle a ‘steaming’ pile of rubbish last night.

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Helen Glover

Can you take on The Great Row for cancer?

A Chorley gym is encouraging people to pull together to beat cancer by taking part in a unique fund-raising rowing challenge.

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AN engineer from Whittle-le-Woods Nathan Dunn dropped down on one knee and asked his girlfriend Sian Walsh to marry him on New Years Eve in 2016 to the cheers of a crowd in Chorley.

‘I dropped down on one knee on New Year’s Eve’

AN engineer pulled out an 
engagement ring and asked his girlfriend to marry him on New Year’s Eve to the cheers of a crowd.

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Frank Patterson

Former entertainer Frank brightened up darkest day

A heartbroken family is still waiting to hear how a much-loved 63-year-old father of two died during a break in Spain.

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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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Last year's Winter Sparkle

Get ready for a winter wonderland

Christmas is nearly here, as a children’s hospice launches its annual Winter Sparkle Spectacular.
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Chorley Magistrates' Court

Chorley court list - Tuesday October 25 2016

Here is a list of cases involving Chorley or Leyland offenders at Chorley or Preston magistrates' courts

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Shaw Hill Golf Club members: Hilary Powell, third from the left, with past lady captains (left to right) Alison Bell, Karen Lea, her successor Lady Captain Elect Alison Davidson, Sue Taylor and Theresa Noblett

Golfers raise £5,000 as they swap putters for a night of glamour

Members of a ladies golf club have raised a further £5,000 for a cancer charity thanks to two events.

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Ian Kearney with his dog on a training exercise

A big climb for Ian to help others like his mum

Having metal plates in his legs and mild arthritis will not stop Ian Kearney from climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.
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