Driving day for people with sight loss

Sight loss charity Galloway’s is now able to host its annual Driving Day for blind and partially sighted people following disappointment earlier this year.

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Sin Percival-Edwards, of Heartbeat, with a Gold Cardiac Smart award

Heartbeat in Preston wins third Gold Cardiac Smart award

Preston-based charity Heartbeat is celebrating after achieving its third Gold Cardiac Smart award.

Berry Lane Medical Centre, Longridge.

Medical centre aims to provide for the future of Longridge patients

Plans to extend a Longridge medical centre, which would ensure a better service for patients for years to come, have been lodged with Ribble Valley Council.

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Fishergate tribunal adjudicator, Stephen Knapp, takes a look at the signage

Fishergate U-turn on camera plan

A controversial proposal to reintroduce traffic penalty cameras on Preston’s main shopping street has been shelved - while other plans are prepared to try and solve the city’s traffic problems.

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Royal preston hospital fulwood

Preston’s hospital to share in £21m cyber fund

Royal Preston Hospital is to share in a £21m package of government fundign to tackle cybersecurity.

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Staff at the neonatal unit in Preston with Danielle Sowerby and her baby Marnie at a fund-raiser at Royal Preston Hospital

Cake sale at Royal Preston Hospital

A fund-raising raffle and cake sale is being held all week at Royal Preston Hospital, to raise funds for specialised neonatal intensive care chairs.
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Within hours of his wife Louise announcing his passing, tributes to the dad-of-Skye, Isobel and Heidi were into the thousands and continue to flood in.

Inspiring Ben Ashworth will never be forgotten

He tackled bowel cancer head on and heroically raised thousands of pounds to combat the disease.

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Molly ties a yellow ribbon in memory of her Nana Kathy Crook.

Tying a yellow ribbon for love

It is a universal message of hope - a symbol for raising awareness of all forms of cancer.

Youngsters at Balderstone Primary School battle it out on the  netball court during their sports and fitness week.

Fitness and fun are life lessons for sporty Balderstone students

A school staged a fun packed week in a drive to raise the profile of sport and the importance of keeping fit and active.

Could you give blood?

More Lancashire blood donors needed to keep stocks topped up

The NHS is looking for people in Lancashire to sign up as new blood donors to help keep stocks topped up.

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County Hall

Child care shake-up plan for Lancashire

Radical proposals aimed at cutting the number of children and teenagers in residential care are being considered by Lancashire County Council.

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Mrs Cath Dewhurst who died in November

Care bill hits family days before funeral

County Hall’s bereavement policy has been condemned as “heartless” for the second time in a fortnight after a daughter was hit with a cash demand three days before her mother’s funeral.

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Karen Hain, from Fulwood, at a previous Race for Life event

An emotional time for all at Race for Life events

A Preston woman makes an emotional tribute to her mum every year by taking part in the Cancer Research UK Race for Life in Preston.


Have a go at .... pilates

The art of controlled movements, which should look and feel like a workout
Mitchell Brown, three, from Longridge after his latest round of chemotherapy at manchester Children's Hospital.

Smiles for Mitchie as second round of chemotherapy ends

A three-year-old boy battling a brain tumour has put on a brave smile after finishing his second round of chemotherapy.

Race for Life

Flash sale for Preston Race for Life sign-up

This Bank Holiday Monday Preston women are being offered a special £5 discount on the adult entry fees for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half and Full Marathon and Hike events.

Heartbeat Ladies Day at The Villa, Wrea Green. L-R Janet Crenin, Cheryl Preston, Sandra Nicholson, Chris Ainsworth ad Jen McCuskey.

Fund-raisers strike pose for ladies day

Glamorous fashionistas donned their fabulous frocks and hats and fascinators for a fundraising extravaganza close to the heart.


Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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Louise Dewhurst, cancer awareness nurse with Cancer Research UK

Nurse aims to deter cancer with lifestyle tips

A Preston nurse – Louise Dewhurst – has an extensive knowledge of the devastating impact cancer can have on a patient and their families.

Adam Grayston from Longridge has opened his own gym studio after goign back to college full time at 23 to retrain in health and fitness

Longridge gym opens new doors for Adam

If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. Adam Grayston would say he’s tried it all and after two years grafting between a total of 11 jobs, he finally landed his feet firmly on the gym floor and has now opened his own studio.

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