Great NHS Gamble, Day 3: 25 medics saved my life giving birth

A mum who almost bled to death after giving birth has revealed she would not be alive today if she hadn’t had her baby in hospital.

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John and Sue Cornthwaite of Longridge Timber

Timber firm branches out with second site in the city

A lumber merchants has branched out with a second site, creating more employment in the area.

Zoe Bennett tells her story

Brave Zoe’s emotional homecoming

Zoe Bennett’s homecoming proved an emotional moment - for everyone apart from her.

The Royal Preston Hospital where Jean Robinson passed away after a long illness

Mum’s dying wish ignored by Royal Preston Hospital claims son

A grieving son has slammed hospital staff after his mother was denied her dying wish to be with her family at the end.

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The Fairy God Dusters on last year's charity walk around the market town for St Catherines' Hospice

Fairy wings help this group fly for charity

A group of women will be using their wings to help sick and terminally ill children.

Michael and Alan Rushe who have been running at least 5k a day for a year

Brothers set to complete their five a day

Two brothers are nearly at the finishing post of their 12-month challenge of running 5k every day.

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Wendy Hamriding wants to set up a knitting club for the blind and visually impaired

Blind grandma who had her face eaten by dog can knit using her “mind’s eye”

A grandmother who lost her sight after her pet dog ate half her face today revealed she has knitted hundreds of festive stockings by using her “mind’s eye and memory.”

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Elizabeth Grant, from Preston, represented England at the Miss World contest

Miss World contestant 'proud' as contest ends in defeat

There was to be no third crown for Preston’s Miss World contestant as she missed out on the final 20 last night in Washington DC.

CARER: Curtis Philips cares for his wife Katie full time but Lancashire County Council are now reducing his hours.

Husband raises concerns as Lancashire County Council plans to slash his hours as full-time carer

When Katie Philips picked up an infection working as a nurse on a busy children’s ward, little did she know how dramatically her life would change.

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Miss Preston, Elizabeth Grant, is crowned by Miss England 2015 Natasha Hemmings, the winner of the Miss England 2016 contest

Miss Preston hopes to make city proud as she prepares to take on the world

Miss World contestant Elizabeth Grant carries the hopes of a nation into tomorrow’s final.

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Rosie was left to die in an abandoned flat

Pet dog left to die in cold abandoned flat

An emaciated dog was found dead on the sofa in a flat the owner had abandoned because he said it was too cold for him to live in.

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Elizabeth appearing with other Miss England contestants in pop video

Preston beauty queen looking good for Xmas No 1

PRESTON beauty Elizabeth Grant might be taking on the world in Washington DC, but she also has her sights set on a Christmas Number One.

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Photo : Coun Davies at an Armed Forces Day flag ceremony at the Cenotaph in Preston

City leaders pay tribute to a very proud Prestonian

The union flag will fly at half mast at Preston council on the day of a well known city councillor’s funeral.

John Flynn of Ribbleton, who has died after a two-year battle with MND

Motorbike tribute planned for ‘joker’ John

A well-known mechanic and doorman has died after a two-year battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

Tony Attard

New Deputy Lord Lieutenants for Lancashire named

FIVE new Deputy Lieutenants have been appointed in Lancashire.

Brockholes Wood Community School pay tribute to  World War One soldiers with their new art work

City remembers with tour of Commonwealth graves

The spotlight will be on Preston’s Commonwealth war graves as part of Remembrance Day commemorations this weekend.

Councils across Lancashire getting to grips with powers to deal with the blight of flytipping

Councils across Lancashire getting to grips with powers to deal with the blight of flytipping

Dozens of fixed penalty notices have been handed out across Lancashire to crack down on flytipping, littering and dog fouling.

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Woman critical after being cut out of car crash

A 37-year-old woman is in a critical condition after her car crashed into a tree.

Dunsop Bridge BT phone box

End of the line for 306 Lancashire phone boxes

ALMOST a third of public phone boxes across Lancashire could be axed after telecommunications provider BT said they were under used.

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Michael Higginson's winning photograph of his brother Dale Zaporowski with dog Esta.
Michael won first place in the Assistance Dogs and Dogs Charities category in The Kennel Club's Dog Photographer of the Year competition

Dog has been Dale’s best friend through brain tumour ordeal

WATCHING over Dale Zaporowski protectively, Esta the dog has a strong bond with him and has been the teenager’s unwavering companion throughout his tough life fighting two brain tumours.

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