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Lancashire woman finds relief from ME by wearing microcurrent device

A Lancashire woman who suffered from debilitating Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for 30 years has found incredible relief from her symptoms by wearing a microcurrent device, originally designed for horses.

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Lyme disease is spread through ticks

What is Lyme disease? The symptoms to look out for and how to prevent catching the disease

Lyme disease is a bacterial infection that can be spread to humans by infected ticks.
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Sophie Ward visiting the pandas in Beijing at the age of 14

'A tick bite while visiting pandas in China ruined my life'

Sophie Ward was a champion swimmer on the cusp of following her Olympic dream - but her life took a massive downward plunge when she became plagued with a multitude of health issues that baffled doctors.
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Alyson Nightingale

“I am so grateful to them as the transplant has made such a huge difference to my life.”

There are two dates which have changed my life – the first when I got the call to say a donor kidney had been found and the second when I first stepped into a Weight Watchers meeting.”

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Peter Flynn at his daughter Samantha's Wedding

“Being a blood donor saved my life by picking up signs of kidney cancer”

It is World Kidney Cancer Day on Thursday June 21 and alarming statistics reveal one person dies from the disease every two hours in the UK with early diagnosis being key to saving lives.

AASMA DAY talks to Lancashire man Peter Flynn who was diagnosed with kidney cancer 10 years ago after going to donate blood flagged up a problem.

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Aasma Day

R U 4 real? Textspeak can leave parents off message ...

‘The only things kids wear out faster than shoes is their parents.”

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'If it wasn't for the generosity of the public, we'd be on the streets' - dad of terror victim Saffie Roussos

Saffie Rose Roussos, eight, was the youngest person killed in the Manchester Arena terror blast. AASMA DAY talks to Saffie’s dad Andrew Roussos about why he wants to organise a huge benefit concert and create a charity for future victims of terrorist attacks
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Olympic hockey star Sam Quek, Reece Holt and Taylor Seddon support the Clatterbridge Buy a Brick campaign

Lancashire lads Taylor and Reece want you to 'Buy a Brick'

Two Lancashire lads who are patients at Clatterbridge Cancer Centre are urging people to support a fund-raising campaign using a popular children’s toy. Aasma Day finds out why Lego fans Taylor Seddon and Reece Holt want people to “Buy a Brick”.

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Diversity heading to Leyland for Saffie’s Party In The Park

Stars and celebrities are lining up to appear at a huge celebration event at Lancashire’s Worden Park to mark the 10th birthday of Saffie Roussos who was the youngest victim of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

AASMA DAY finds out more about the community event being spearheaded by Saffie’s friends to celebrate the youngster’s life.

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'My doggy helper has given me my life back'

With his dark soulful eyes and caring nature, Deborah Cornwall felt her dog Basil truly understood her and knew exactly what she needed even before she did.
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Saffie Roussos' brother Xander, 12 and her best friend Lily Swanson, 11.'The pair are boyfriend and girlfriend.

Saffie’s brother and her best friend are boyfriend and girlfriend

Saffie Roussos’ best friend Lily Swanson, 11 and her brother Xander, 12, are boyfriend and girlfriend and are united in supporting each other through their grief.

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Music in memory of baby son who was smiling right until the end

A couple in Preston gypsy folk band Mobius Loop are raising money to professionally record and release their second album in honour of the birth, life and death of their son Gemi, who died last year at the age of just 10 months.

AASMA DAY talks to Gemi’s parents about the tragedy of losing him, and how he made such a huge impact on their lives in such a short time.

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Father of tragic Saffie Roussos: We have seen the worst of human nature but since then we have seen the best

Losing their bright and bubbly daughter Saffie Roussos at the age of just eight was the worst nightmare imaginable for her family.

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“I met my man and had the baby I thought I’d never have ... all within a year”

Like many people, Lindsey Briggs-Hackford dreamed of meeting the perfect man and having children together.

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Anne-Marie with husband Brian and daughters Chloe, Ellie and Rosie

Lancashire mum’s joy thanks to life-saving skin cancer drugs trial

A Lancashire mum who had planned poignant goodbye messages for her children after suddenly being diagnosed with inoperable skin cancer is back on her feet thanks to a life-saving cancer drugs trial.

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David Barnett, author and journalist, as he is today

“Redundancy gave me the push I needed to follow my dreams”

Author and journalist David Barnett looks set to have his successful novel Calling Major Tom turned into a film. David, a former Lancashire Post and Wigan Post journalist, tells AASMA DAY his story and how redundancy gave him the push to follow his dreams.

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Peppa Pig

Peppa - the pig people love to hate

One of the best things about being a parent is the fact you have a legitimate excuse to regress back to childhood and indulge in the guilty pleasure of watching children’s television shows.
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Aasma Day

Honesty is the best policy ... until your child embarrasses you

Parents strive to teach their children honesty is the best policy ... but they’re often left eating their words when their little ones blurt out the most embarrassing things in public,

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Bridie Gallagher, left, and Dr Sue Knowles, right,  wrote My Anxiety Handbook together with Phoebe McEwen

Lancashire psychologist co-writes guide to help young people with anxiety

As a child, Sue Knowles remembers being very anxious and being particularly affected by social anxiety during her teenage years.

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Neil Sutcliffe

NHS AT 70: 'They gave me an extra 20 years of life'

If it hadn’t been for the heroic medics of the NHS, Neil Sutcliffe would have died 20 years ago when he had a heart attack.

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