Breastfeeding beyond the age of two: What are the benefits?

Mothers who choose to nurse for longer are often criticised - but is this fair? We speak to some key supporters about 'full-term' breastfeeding.
Felicity's parents were not initially concerned about the strange glint in her eyes

Mum warns parents to look out for hidden signs of cancer after daughter's shock diagnosis

A mum has told how her world was "torn apart" after doctors gave her the devastating news that her daughter was suffering from a rare form of cancer.
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The Health Lottery is coming to Lancashire

The Health Lottery will be raising money for good causes in Lancashire during the week beginning Sunday November 19 – and it needs your support.

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Marianne Hare and Deborah Lakeland extracting DNA

'World-class' research lab opens at Royal Preston

A new state of the art lab is set to put Lancashire at the forefront of medical research.
Appeal for minibus

Gallowheels appeal: Lancashire Post and Galloway's

Can you help us raise £50,000 for a minibus to support blind and visually impaired people.
The plants are on sale in Asda until January.

Could pineapple plants be the cure for snoring nightmare?

It's an issue that has been causing couples to argue for generations. But now Asda have come up with a solution that could help those who are driven to distraction by their partner snoring.
Jamie and Harry Brown prepare for the Santa dash

Brothers join Santa dash for St Catherine's Hospice

Two young Lancashire brothers are preparing to join a hospice's Santa Dash next month to say thank you for the care their dad is receiving.

Jackie May has began to enjoy her life after getting help to overcome her depression and anxiety

Preston woman tells of her struggle with depression and anxiety

Almost as far back as she can remember, Jackie May has struggled with depression and anxiety although she was only officially diagnosed two years ago.

Thomas Blundell (left) with his friend Tom Hardman who died of a sudden cardiac arrest in 2012

#Cry4Friends campaign for youngsters who have lost their friends to sudden cardiac arrest

Thomas Blundell and Joseph O’Neill share their grief after the death of a friend as part of a new support resource developed by CRY in recognition of the impact a young sudden cardiac death has on friends.
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

Listening to soothing ASMR sounds

What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

A new relaxation phenomenon is sweeping the internet. Here, we unpick the science behind these viral sounds and visuals.
An artist's impression of how the new Kirkham and Wesham Primary Care Centre would look (Pic: Fylde and Wyre CCG)

Nine in 10 back moving two doctors’ surgeries into new £6m health centre

Eighty-nine per cent of 1,191 people surveyed by health bosses backed the moving of two doctors’ surgeries in Kirkham and Wesham into a new £6m state-of-the-art health centre.

The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Hospitals could see the worst ever performance for A&E waiting times this winter, a think tank has warned.
Emily and Ruth with Strictly Come Dancing contestant Alexandra Burke.

Ribble Valley mother and daughter bomb survivors say thanks

A mother and daughter injured in the Manchester Arena bomb attack said it was an “absolute honour and a privilege” to be asked to help present an award to the medics who battled to save them.
Galloway's Society for the Blind is hosting a sight loss conference

Galloway's Society for the Blind to host sight loss conference in Leyland

One of Lancashire’s oldest charities is gearing up to celebrate 150 years of serving the community by holding a sight loss conference.
Andy Cole on Ben Nevis

I would not be here without the outdoors, says Blackpool mountain climber

A forklift driver from Blackpool who climbed the UK's highest mountain every day for a month to help combat his depression says the outdoors has saved his life.

Pudsey Bear and Matt Baker stop off at John's Cross C of E School in Bilsborrow for the Rickshaw Challenge

Pudsey's Rickshaw Challenge visits pupils in Bilsborrow

Pupils at a Bilsborrow school were thrilled to meet Pudsey Bear as the famous charity mascot stopped off during The One Show’s Rickshaw Challenge.
Photo: David Hurst
8 year old Tamia Charles of Ingol with her barn owl from Lancashire Hawks and Owls, at the Harry Potter Family Fun Day in aid of The Christie held at Heskin Hall, Eccleston,

Preston mum brews up magical Harry Potter inspired fundraiser

Wannabe wizards of all ages packed out a Lancashire manor house for a magical day of all things Harry Potter and helped raise more than £2,000 in aid of The Christie hospital.

Sophie Harrison goes sailing

Galloway's appeal: Minibus needed to help service users Get Active

Having problems with your vision doesn’t mean you have to lead a lonely life indoors.

Cheryl Wyatt and Jane Cooper with Joshua, the 2310th baby born at Preston  Birth Centre

Birthday delivery for city birth centre

Oh baby what a birthday!

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