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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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The standardised green packets aim to discourage young people from ever taking up smoking.

Graphic cigarette pack warnings aim to stop youngsters smoking

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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Whittingham Asylum

Rise and fall of Britain's largest mental asylum

A new project aims to record the 150-year history of Whittingham Hospital. Now a sprawling housing development, Joe Atkin looks at the rise and fall of Britain’s largest mental asylum.

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Victoria Sewell with her son Louie

'Miracle' baby shows there is a life with Crohn's Disease

After having 18 inches of her bowel removed, Victoria Sewell was unsure if she could have children.
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Peter Kay will return to Blackpool Opera House for a special fundraising Q&A show

Comic Peter Kay to host third cancer appeal show at Opera House

Comedian Peter Kay will be back in Blackpool yet again for a special live Q&A next month.

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CYBER ATTACK: NHS battles back after attack but operations still cancelled

The home secretary says most NHS systems are back to normal after the cyber attack that left the service crippled.

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Theresa May

CYBER ATTACK: PM says patient records are safe

Theresa May said the Government is not aware of any evidence that patient records have been compromised in the massive cyber attack on the NHS.

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CYBER ATTACK: Cyber HQ to play role in hack response

Experts at Britain’s new dedicated cyber security headquarters will play a central role in responding to and investigating the NHS computer attack.

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The Tries want Britain to be 'the safest place in the world to be online'

CYBER ATTACK: What is a Wanna Decryptor and how does it work?

Wanna Decryptor is a piece of malicious software that encrypts files on a user’s computer, blocking them from view and threatening to delete them unless a payment is made.

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UPDATED: NHS hit by huge cyber attack - avoid A&E and walk-in centres 'unless absolutely necessary'

UPDATED: NHS hit by huge cyber attack - avoid A&E and walk-in centres 'unless absolutely necessary'

Computers have been shut down across the country after NHS computers were hit by a cyber attack, plunging the health service into chaos.
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Walk Over Cancer

Time to Walk all Over Cancer

People across Lancashire are invited to take on a new fund-raising challenge, Walk All Over Cancer, to help beat the disease sooner.

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Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating half an avocado a day helps to shed the pounds and stave off heart disease and diabetes, say scientists.
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A billion people ‘not getting enough Vitamin D’

A billion people ‘not getting enough Vitamin D’

A whopping BILLION people worldwide may have insufficient levels of vitamin D because they spend too much time inside - and use the wrong SUNTAN LOTION.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

New cigarette laws come into force this month: Here's what smokers need to know

Smokers across the North West are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Could daily injections for diabetics soon be a thing of the past?

Smartphone control could mean the end of daily injections for diabetics

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

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Kieran Miller

‘Inspirational’ football coach dies aged 28

Tributes have been flooding in following the death of a courageous young football coach.

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