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‘Celebrate life and make the most out of opportunities’ legacy of inspiring Sue

The family of an inspiring woman who fought breast cancer for 18 years and received support from Lancashire’s St Catherine’s Hospice have paid tribute to her tremendous achievements.

AASMA DAY finds out more about Sue Cogley’s incredible legacy.

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Karen Byrne and husband Arthur doing their "suncream selfie".'Karen, 45, was diagnosed with skin cancer at the age of 30 after spotting a tiny mole which looked strange at the back of her leg and mentioning it to her GP. It ended up being malignant melanoma and she had to have surgery to remove part of her leg.'Since then, she has had 30 moles removed.

‘My son’s chicken pox led me to be diagnosed with skin cancer’

It was a chance remark to her GP that led to Karen Byrne being diagnosed with skin cancer - and since then she has had 30 moles removed from her body.

She tells AASMA DAY her story and why she is so passionate about raising awareness of the disease and the importance of sun cream protection

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Rick and Lynsey Bolton are parents to seven-year-old Isaac who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Pictured here in 2015.

Chorley family back campaign to plug £1.5 billion funding gap in disabled children’s services

The Chorley parents of a disabled seven-year-old has backed calls for the government to plug a funding gap in disabled children’s services of £1.5 billion.
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The new leisure complex is currently under construction.

One step closer for Stocks Hall Living's new leisure centre plans in Mawdesley

A nursing and care home south of Preston is one step closer to completing its expansion plans.

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The NHS in Lancashire is gearing up for a formal public consultation over the future of services in the county.

Consultation over healthcare changes heads to Chorley

A series of events in central Lancashire to discuss the future of health and social care services ends in Chorley tonight.

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Alyssa Davies on the throne

Wrea Green girl is a star at Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards

Brave Alyssa Davies was a guest of honour at the Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens Star Awards party, held in partnership with TK Maxx at a special venue in central London.

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Emma and Paul Woodhouse with Nicole, Jack and Mikey. Photo by Danielle Houghton of Flutterby Dreams Photography

Lancaster mum’s thank you to nurses after baby loss

A mum who tragically lost one of her twin daughters at birth has thanked the maternity staff at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary for their support.

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Protesters calling for the reopening of Chorley's A&E on a 24-hour basis

Five things you need to know about the row at the top of county's hospitals trust

The row currently convulsing Preston and Chorley's hospital board centres on the closure of Chorley's A&E unit.

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Pictured: Top, Chorley hospital, bottom left, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, bottom right, Michael Welsh

Sir Lindsay Hoyle hits out after former Euro MP quits Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust board following complaint

A former Euro MP has quit the trust running Preston and Chorley hospitals after allegedly making derogatory remarks about a rival politician.
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One of Jess's messages on the railing at Preston Docks

Mum fly-posting messages of hope

A mum of two has turned fly poster to get the message out about mental health awareness.

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Urgent blood tests will still be analysed at seven individual hospitals across Lancashire.

Blood test results to be standardised across the county

Plans for a new pathology unit would see changes to the way tests are interpreted.
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Cyclists will no longer go down the route marked in red (Image: Ironman UK).

Ironman UK race cut short by 17 miles due to ongoing fire at Winter Hill

The annual Bolton Ironman race has been shortened by 17 miles due to the ongoing fire at Winter Hill.
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Blistering sunburn in children can double the risk of developing melanoma in later life

Keeping your child safe in the heatwave

There has been a rapid increase in the number of reported skin cancer cases. So how can you be sure your child is protected when you’re not around?

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Fosterfield Day Centre gets set to celebrate its 30th birthday in style

A Chorley day centre that helps people with dementia is getting ready to celebrate the big three zero this week.

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Coroner Dr James Adeley with the Digital autopsy machine at Royal Preston Hospital.

Easing the anguish of death for Lancashire families with digital scans

When a loved one dies suddenly, or in unanswered circumstances, the anguish for those left behind is acute.

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Tony Day at the Ted talk in China last year

Big Interview: Tony Day and the long and winding road to the Yellow River Soup Kitchen

When successful businessman Tony Day gave up on the life he had always known in 2002 for a new beginning, he had only three things on his list firstly to journal his movements, second to carry on exploring meditation and a variety of retreats and to continue some form of voluntary work.
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Staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals in Preston and Chorley celebrating their 70th birthday

Host of celebrations in Preston and Chorley for NHS70 landmark

Dedicated staff across Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust celebrated the 70th birthday of the NHS with a series of special events and activities.

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The annual Transplant Activity Report was released by NHS Blood and Transplant yesterday

Generous folk in Lancashire give gift of life

New data shows that more people from Lancashire are saving lives than ever by donating their organs – and Royal Preston Hospital has one of the highest levels of organ donation in the country.

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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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Heysham grandmother to brave skies after terrifying health scare onboard plane

Heysham grandmother to brave skies after terrifying health scare onboard plane

A grandmother who endured a terrifying health scare on a plane is planning to conquer her fear by doing a 11,000ft charity skydive.

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