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Blabbing secrets by accident

‘Three may keep a secret ... if two of them are dead.’

Opinion
Alison Baker with partner Chad Battersby and their daughter Pippa

‘After losing our baby daughter, I could never imagine being happy again’

Fear and anxiety surrounding pregnancy and childbirth is called tokophobia and often affects those who have experienced traumatic births or suffered the heartache of losing a baby.

Alison Baker suffered the tragedy of losing her first daughter Macy soon after birth, which resulted in her experiencing a lot of anxiety during the pregnancy and birth of her second daughter Pippa.

She tells AASMA DAY her story and how Pippa has brought happiness back into their life, although they will never forget Macy

News
Kyran Peet.

“Like most people going into their teens, I thought I was more grown-up than I actually was” - child sex exploitation survivor

A child sexual exploitation survivor says that young people often think they are more grown-up than they are, leaving them at risk of grooming from online predators.

Teenager Kyran Peet tells AASMA DAY his story and how he believes the world of social media can be a dangerous place for children and how they should either steer clear or only befriend people they already know.

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Phil Woodford on his first home visit before discharge from hospital

‘I’d just cycled 30 miles ... and suddenly had a stroke at 45’

Many people mistakenly believe strokes only strike older people.

Phil Woodford knows only too well this is a myth as he suddenly suffered a stroke at the age of 45 and is now re-building his life.

He tells AASMA DAY his story.

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Aasma Day

Braving sickness and soldiering on ...

No matter how bad things get, you can always rely on the British to display a stiff upper lip and fortitude in the face of adversity.

Opinion
Drive for Justice

JUSTICE: Killer drivers face life behind bars after campaign

Killer drivers face life behind bars in a victory for bereaved families after a Johnston Press campaign highlighted the injustice of sentencing for those who cause death on the roads.
Crime
Donna Brookes

“I never realised losing weight would improve my mental well-being too”

Today is World Mental Health Day which aims to raise awareness of mental health issues.

AASMA DAY talks to Donna Brookes who suffered a nervous breakdown last year who reveals how joining a slimming club improved her mental wellbeing by building her confidence and self esteem - and cured her migraines.

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Aasma Day

Cars and humans have more in common than you think ...

We've all heard of people who look like their pets, but have you ever considered how much we are like our cars?

Opinion
Rachael Moses, consultant physiotherapist at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, with her patient Ben Styles, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Caring hospital consultant up for prestigious award

Caring consultant Rachael Moses from Lancashire Teaching Hospitals has been shortlisted as clinical leader of the year at the Health Service Journal Awards.

AASMA DAY talks to a mum whose terminally ill son is one of Rachael’s patients about why she thoroughly deserves to win.

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Aasma Day

Would I lie to you ...?

‘Liar, liar, pants on fire!”

Opinion
Sue, Rory, Huw and Leo Mackintosh
Rory, now nine, was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukaemia when he was three.

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

Health
Aasma Day

No - I don't wish it could be Christmas every day ...

Can I be the first to wish you all a very merry Christmas?
Opinion

Robo op technology treats bowel cancer

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals now has the latest in robotic technology thanks to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20th anniversary appeal which is funding the system.

AASMA DAY talks to Brian Johnson who is the first bowel cancer patient to be treated using the hospital’s new robot.

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There’s simply no hiding place in the digital world

‘Today’s newspaper is tomorrow’s fish and chip paper.’

Opinion
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Being the bigger person can be a weighty topic

Being the bigger person will make you a better person in the long run, according to the saying.

Opinion
Aasma Day

Mum’s the word ... not “Mummy”

When you have children, you’re filled with excitement at their every milestone.

Opinion
Queuing can be the cue for appalling behaviour

Queuing can be the cue for appalling behaviour

‘An English-man, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one.’

Opinion
Aasma Day

Sneaking booze into venues when the price isn’t right ...

A penny saved is a penny earned... but if you’re a wedding guest, you usually have to be prepared to stump up wads of cash.

Opinion
Aasma Day

Money making at the school gates

You know what they say; if life gives you lemons... make lemonade.

Opinion
Aasma Day

Punny shop names are the best!

As someone whose livelihood depends on words, I always appreciate clever and witty wordplay.

Opinion
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