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Zebra Technologies staff on their marks and ready to go for Great Manchester Run in aid of Heartbeat

A team of Fulwood workers will pound the pavements for the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run next month.

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Gary Taylor in hospital after he was diagnosed with a rare schwannoma tumour in 2016. Photo credit: Gary Taylor/PA Wire

'Inspirational' man with feeding tube to run London Marathon

A father-of-two who survived invasive surgery for a rare tumour in his neck is to run the London Marathon with his feeding tube.

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Sisters undergoing chemotherapy 11,000 miles apart launch ‘Feel the Boobs’ song to help reunite them

Two sisters battling breast cancer at opposite ends of the world have launched a fun Band Aid video to help pay for an emotional reunion.

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Leanne Witts with her sons Charlie and Harry

Derian House children's hospice 25th anniversary launch: A lifetime of support

When Leanne Witts first entered Derian House 25 years ago with her brother she never imagined she would continue to need their support for her own children.
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Hospital visiting times at Preston and Chorley are being extended.

Hospital visiting times in Preston and Chorley are being relaxed for family and carers

Visiting times at two Lancashire hospitals will be relaxed to allow family members greater freedom to visit loved ones.

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Flash sale for Race for Life in Preston on Monday

This Monday, women are being offered £5 off entry fees for Race for Life 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Hike events in Preston.

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Ted Robbins unveils a new defibrillator as part of the Lancashire Lifesavers campaign.

Comic actor Ted Robbins backs new defibrillator campaign

Comedian and actor Ted Robbins knows more than most how much he has to be grateful for on the health front.
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Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?

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House mice may be spreading resistant superbugs

EEK! There's a superbug mouse in the house

House mice may be spreading resistant superbugs that are potentially lethal to humans, research from the US suggests.

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Mayor Brian Rollo, Coun Trevor Hart and daughter Sarah McAlea with Laura King (right)

Student's pride with Preston mayoral role

A student hospital worker from Preston has spoken of her pride in being chosen to perform the duties of city Mayoress for the coming year.

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David Capitan, of Fulwood, climbed Machu Pichu with his step dad Sam Worden, 30, grandad David Finch, 58, and family friend Andy Bell, 61, to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Fulwood school boy with Cystic Fibrosis achieves dream with Machu Picchu climb

A school boy has become one of the youngest people with cystic fibrosis to climb Machu Picchu.
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Left, Alfie's parents, right Alfie Evans

Alfie Evans' parents apologise after reports of intimidation by hospital protesters

Alfie Evans' parents have apologised after reports of intimidation and verbal abuse among hospital protesters.
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Cyclist Ned Branton hails the NHS for saving his life after suffering from Weils Disease.

NHS AT 70: ‘Doctors in intensive care saved my life’

An ‘old age peddler’ who was left in a coma and close to death after contracting a rare disease has praised the NHS for saving his life.

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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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Meg with her fianc� Chris since her diagnosis

Diagnosis finally made gut-wrenching illness easier to stomach

People with coeliac disease often experience delays of many years before their condition is diagnosed and this can lead to years of suffering as well as long term health implications. AASMA DAY talks to Meg Kearns-Page who had her symptoms dismissed for years with excuses such as “it’s because you’re a girl” and “it’s your age” before eventually getting diagnosed

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St Catherines Hospice. Photo: Chris Bull.

Parking boost for St Catherine's Hospice coffee shop visitors

Visitors and staff at a South Ribble hospice will have greater freedom to park after the care centre was given the green light to expand its parking facilities.
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Alfie Evans' dad tried to take him to Italy for treatment

Alfie Evans' father hopes to take terminally ill boy to Italy for treatment

The father of Alfie Evans has said he still hopes to take his terminally ill son to Italy.

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Newborn babies are used to being in the womb

Ask an expert: How can I get my baby to sleep?

A GP and new father gives advice on how parents can encourage new babies to sleep better.
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Frankie Garbett

Race for Life Launch: Chorley youngster who fought cancer to take on Preston's first Pretty Muddy Kids

A five-year-old who has fought cancer and suffered gruelling side effects will be a special guest at the first ever Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids event in Preston.

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Dennis Delight with Paul on drums

Preston band Dennis Delight ready to rock again almost one year on from van robbery

Legendary Preston band Dennis Delight are ready to rock again – 10 months after drummer Paul Swindells was almost killed in a violent robbery.

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