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Challenging times for Noah who has Hirschsprung’s disease

A Preston mum admits she is still learning about her son’s rare condition, which affects one in 5,000 children.

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The council will meet on Thursday at County Hall.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

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Golf: great exercise and cheaper than the gym

Golf: great exercise and cheaper than the gym

Young people have the wrong idea about golf and it’s time to change their minds, say Chorley Golf Club.

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Lancashire County Council award £104m NHS contract to Virgin Care

Lancashire County Council award £104m NHS contract to Virgin Care

A County Hall decision to award a £104m healthcare contract to the private sector instead of the NHS has sparked a storm of protest in Lancashire.

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These ambulances were pictured in 2016 queuing outside RPH

Ambulances 'turned away from busy hospital'

Ambulances were turned away from the A&E department at Royal Preston Hospital after it became too busy.

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Xmas fair for Cystic Fibrosis Trust at Gregson Green Community Centre

Christmas Fair in Hoghton for CF Trust

Families enjoyed a Christmas fair, raising almost £2,300 for people with cystic fibrosis.

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United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May switches on No10 Downing Street Lights for 2017. 

The Prime Minister is joined by Point of Light winners, Card design winners from her Constituency in Maidenhead and Children from the Capital Arts Children's Choir, from Potters Bar.

PM awards outstanding meningitis research fundraiser from Leyland

A Leyland teenager has been recognised by the Prime Minister for her fundraising with Meningitis Research Foundation.

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The two-storey care home will be on this car park at PGRUFC

Preston rugby club care home plan approved

A bid to build a care home on a car park at Preston Grasshoppers RUFC has been given the green light.

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Newlyweds Tracey Ward and Russell Curtis put charity at the heart of their big day.

Blood Bikers tie the knot in their own unique way

For volunteers Russell Curtis and Tracey Ward, speaking the ultimate vows was an opportunity to showcase a cause close to their hearts as well as their love for each other.

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Wilbraham FC before they shaved their heads for OddBalls Foundation

Wilbraham FC in Preston shave their heads for their manager

When a Preston football club heard its manager had been diagnosed with testicular cancer, players rallied round to show their support the best way they knew how - by going bald.
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Cold weather is set to blast Lancashire as temperatures drop

Falls warning as Lancashire braces itself for an Arctic blast

Health chiefs are urging people at risk of falls to take extra care as Lancashire braces itself for an Arctic blast.

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Disabled man left in ‘limbo’ for two years by Lancashire social workers

A young man with special needs has been left in short-stay accommodation for nearly two years because social workers in Lancashire could not decide where he should live, a report has found.

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David Crocombe has spoken out after the death of his sister Diane Balderstone, who killed herself after being allowed to leave The Harbour mental health facility

Why didn’t they listen to my fears for my sister?’

A vulnerable grieving widow has died just days after being allowed to leave a mental health unit. Her brother tells WES HOLMES that he feels his family’s concerns were not listened to.

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LIFE IN PRESTON SURVEY: How do you think your taxes should be spent?

LIFE IN PRESTON SURVEY: How do you think your taxes should be spent?

We elect them to make decisions for us...but still politicians are accused of getting it wrong.

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Jade Benson with husband Andrew on their wedding day

“I was ready to give up on my life with ME ... but Perrin treatment miraculously changed everything”

A Lancashire woman who battled with the debilitating illness for most of her life and was not expected to live beyond her 20s enjoyed a miraculous turnaround after undergoing revolutionary treatment.

Jade Benson tells AASMA DAY her amazing story and why she is now raising awareness of the Perrin Technique which has just been highlighted in a study for its effectiveness in diagnosing the condition

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Galloway's CEO Stuart Clayton at Brew Me Sunshine in Morecambe

Galloway's appeal: How Galloway's converted The Visitor's former office in Morecambe

As the Post continues its Gallowheels campaign to raise funds for a minibus for Galloway’s, NATALIE WALKER looks at the work the charity has done with the Morecambe Visitor’s former office.
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The Preston and District branch of the Parkinson's Society has been running for more than 45 years, members share social outings, experiences and advice at their monthly meetings at St Cuthbert's Centre

Preston Parkinson's Society group is helping sufferers live fulfilling lives

When Hilary Wheale was first diagnosed with Parkinson’s, she says there was a small part of her that ‘just wanted to give up.’

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It's not just snap-happy nails we have to contend with

This is how to stop your nails breaking in winter according to experts

Follow these eight expert tips to get strong and stable nails all winter long.

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Remember, the results do not have be perfect

Ask an expert: What should I play with kids now it's winter?

Dreary winter days don't mean playtime is over, says Tanith Carey.

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Cough medicines could "actually do more harm than good".

Doctor warns against over the counter cough syrups and medicines for children

A senior doctor has urged parents to avoid using over-the-counter cough syrups and medicines to treat coughs and colds in children - in favour of "old fashioned" honey and lemon.
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