David Baddiel on comedy, books and the trouble with dad

Comedian, novelist and TV presenter David Baddiel is back on tour, in a show balancing humour with more serious topics, not least his father’s dementia. MALCOLM WYATT found out more

Fulwood Leisure Centre

Work starts on £700k Fulwood Leisure Centre revamp

Work will begin next month on a £700,000 revamp of a Preston leisure centre.

Good for your teeth

Chemicals in red wine could help prevent tooth decay, research finds

Chemicals in red wine could provide an unexpected route to healthier teeth and gums, research suggests.

Empty bottles of alcohol, as new research suggests that heavy drinking may be a major risk factor for early-onset dementia. Photo credit: Ian West/PA Wire

Dementia link to brain damage due to excess alcohol

Heavy drinking may be a major risk factor for early-onset dementia, new research suggests.

Tara Palin, with picture of her daughter who was sent away to Middlesbrough

£4m spent sending mental health patients out of Lancashire

A lack of beds at Lancashire’s mental health trust saw patients being sent as far away as Somerset, it can be revealed.

Man is charged with Ben assault

Man is charged with Ben assault

Police have charged a man following an incident in a nightclub 16 months ago which left 29-year-old Ben Pennington from Walton-le-Dale fighting for his life.

Rachel O'Neil and son Reece Holt.

Brave Overton schoolboy faces up to terminal cancer diagnosis

Overton schoolboy Reece Holt goes public today to announce his brain cancer is terminal.

Lancaster University's review has revealed the new figures.

Lancaster University review reveals NHS staff abuse

A review by Lancaster University has revealed the number of assaults on NHS staff.

Ethan Hunt (16) is fighting for his life in intensive care after contracting sepsis

Teenager loses both legs after being struck down with life threatening illness

A teenage boy is fighting for his life in hospital unaware that doctors had to amputate both his legs after he was struck down with a life threatening illness.
Magnetic putty. Picture: Nothamptonshire Trading Standards.

Warnings over toy after girl ends up in hospital

A mother has issued a warning on social media about the dangers of a new kid’s toy after her daughter was rushed to an hospital with alleged arsenic poisoning.
Joanne and Paul with their family

‘Paul thought he had flu... he died of sepsis 24 hours later’

When Paul Mitton started to feel poorly with a high temperature and aching limbs, he assumed he had a touch of flu and went to bed to sleep it off.

Joyce Blagbrough, 71, of knott End, was left laying in the mud for 3 hours waiting for an ambulance after she fell while walking her dog. Neighbours had to give her blankets and hot water bottles to keep warm in the freezing cold.

Grandma’s three-hour 999 wait

A Knott End grandma was forced to endure agonising pain and freezing winds during a three-hour wait for an ambulance after falling and tearing a tendon in her leg.

Members are ready to play games for Rosemere

Preston Gamers Guild holds gamer marathon in Penwortham for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Are you game enough to help Rosemere Cancer Foundation raise money for its 20 Years Anniversary Appeal?
Peter Mileham when he was High Sheriff of Lancashire

Rosemere Cancer Foundation in Preston welcomes new chairman Peter Mileham

The man who put the “Rosemere” into Rosemere Cancer Centre, has been appointed the foundation’s new chairman.
Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
The British Heart Foundation (BHF) breaks The Guinness World Records Title for the worlds longest chain of paper hearts.

British Heart Foundation breaks world record of paper hearts

Well wishers and family members in Lancashire have helped The British Heart Foundation to smash a Guinness World Record for the longest chain of paper hearts as part of Heart Month.

Alison Brindle

Keeping busy reaps rewards for midwife

Organisation is key to success for midwifery student Alison Brindle.

Brown rat''Image from British Pest Control Association

Funding cuts leave Preston’s rat catchers struggling to cope

Funding cuts mean that council rat catchers are struggling to deal with Preston’s colossal vermin problem.

Prescriptions for items such as paracetamol could be scrapped

Prescriptions for paracetamol may be scrapped as part of cash-saving NHS mission

Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetemol could be scrapped as part of a national cash-saving mission.

A design image of how the accommodation could appear

Works to start on Preston retirement complex

Construction work for a £10m older people’s village - billed as the first of its kind in Preston - is set to get underway.

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