Calderstones Hospital set to close

The last NHS hospital in England for people with learning disabilities, which is based in Whalley, will close, it has been announced.
Simeons Watch, presented by Riding Lights Theatre Company. (s)

Play offers light in a dark world

Riding Lights Theatre Company is helping to breathe hope into the dark and painful world of dementia with its new production “Simeon’s Watch”.

Theatre and Comedy
The cast of Woman in Mind. (s)

An explosive picture of the mind

The Garrick’s latest offering drew up an alarming and balanced picture of mental illness.

Theatre and Comedy
Pendleside Hospice fundraisers Sammi Graham and Vikki Bassek with the festive hampers

Fundraising hampers packed with festive goodies.

Hampers packed with Christmas treats are up for grabs for people who want to do some festive fundraising.

From l-r: Steve Turner, Sean Dyche and John Banaszkiewicz (s)

Raising a glass of claret for cancer charity

Burnley FC boss Sean Dyche raised a glass of claret at a charity fund-raiser at Turner’s in Barrowford.

Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s, arguably the biggest users of the NHS, are finding it particularly hard to book a same-day appointments with their GP.

Newborn baby Sonny Scholes with mum and dad Kris and Mel and his big brothers Reece and Riley.

Miracle baby Sonny is one in a million

A brave mum, who was told her chances of having another child were one in a milllion, has stunned the medical world by giving birth to a beautiful baby boy.

Actors Steve Hannam and Ben Maytham in Living with Luke, taken by Phoenix Theatre Arts. (s)

Play delivered an emotional clout

Living with Luke braved tough opponents - wrestling not only the Autistic Shadow but stereotypes of masculinity - to deliver an emotional knock-out.
Theatre and Comedy
Shahbaz (right) was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer last year.

RAF serviceman with terminal cancer raises over £4,000 for Pendleside

Despite being given just days to live, an RAF military serviceman and father of two from Burnley is continuing to raise vital funds for Pendleside Hospice where he is currently receiving palliative care for terminal bowel cancer.
Actor Steve Hannam. (s)

Play wrestles the Autistic Shadow

Here is the magic of stories: they can break past armies of stereotypes - statues built like a wall by society - dividing people into "them" and "us".

Theatre and Comedy
Broken ankle

Physiotherapy a waste of time for ankle injuries claims study

Having physiotherapy for an ankle sprain is a waste of time - and no better than managing the injury at home, say scientists.

Walkers rally for the Winter Wander last year.

Get set for the great Christmas Winter Wander

The countdown has begun to the third annual Winter Wander.

From r-l: Chairman of the Colne Gala Committee Gary Seed with Julie Green, Louie Jenkins and and Donald Leaver (s)

Boost for Colne boy’s appeal after gala donation

A Colne boy’s fund has received a £500 boost after a donation from the town’s gala committee.

Alzheimers and dementia are the cause of death of over 1,100 people every week

Alzheimer's and dementia most common death in England and Wales

Alzheimer's and dementia are now the biggest killer in England and Wales with more than 1,100 people dying from the disease each week, according to official figures.

Health 2
Foreside, from Higherford Bridge (s)

Village concern at rehabilitation centre proposal

Villagers have expressed concern at the proposal to turn a former care home into a drug and rehabilitation unit.

Tom Hamer, Steven Burke and John McBeth as they unveil the plaque. Photo: Tim Bradley

Rio medallists open new care facility

Two East Lancashire medal winning stars from the Rio Games were on hand to open a new care facility in Colne.

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Former Claret’s life-saving Match of the Day

A former Burnley footballer is hoping for the best assist of his life when he makes a stem cell donation to potentially save a leukaemia sufferer.

News 1
Runners set off on their 5km 'Santa Dash' in of Barnoldswick Bosom Friends.

Santa dash set to be a knockout event

A charity is hoping its 2016 Santa dash in Barnoldswick will be a knockout event.

Schools have been warned to be vigilant to prevent an outbreak of the winter vomiting bug norovirus.

Schools warned to be vigilant to prevent spread of winter vomiting bug

Schools across Pendle have been warned to be vigilant as the sickness bug norovirus starts to sweep the county.

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