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NHS bill for swimming infections

It is always recommended that we teach our children to swim because it could be a life-saver.

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Christy Smith (s)

Young mum whose baby died finds strength to help others

A young mother whose first child died unexpectedly has found the inner strength to help stop other families suffering.

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Sunny day at surgery after travel company’s donation

Sunny day at surgery after travel company’s donation

A Burnley GP practice can now offer vital heart monitoring to patients thanks to a generous donation from Althams Travel.

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Burnley Express sports reporter Dan Black

Prize is worth all the effort

Training and nutrition regimes can sometimes feel like an endless game of pass the parcel.

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MP Andrew Stephenson (left) has backed changes to mental health provision in Pendle.

MP backs changes to mental health measures

Andrew Stephenson MP has welcomed new measures to transform the way we approach and deal with mental health in Pendle so more children and young people receive support and care.
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Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

More than 160 operations to remove multiple teeth from children were carried out every working day in England last year, usually as a result of tooth decay, data suggests.

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Students are being urged to get vaccinated before they return to university

NW students urged to get Meningitis vaccine after surge in cases

A leading health body is urging unvaccinated first year students to get immunised against meningitis and septicemia after a recent surge in cases of the deadly diseases.

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Long A&E waits have DOUBLED for elderly people in last two years

Long A&E waits have DOUBLED for elderly people in last two years

Very long waits of more than 12 hours in A&E among elderly people have more than doubled in two years, figures show.

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Earby has one of the best rates for extractions in the North West.

Give us a smile! Earby's tip-top tooth care

People in Earby lose fewer teeth than the North West average, according to research from mydentist, which has around one million patients in the region.

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A man has been sent to prison after admitting theft from Burnley General Hospital's pharmacy.

Hospital pharmacy raider sent to prison

A man who was caught trying to make off with a quantity of drugs from the pharnacy at Burnley General Hospital has been sent to prison for 12 weeks.

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No end in sight for busy A&E problem

No end in sight for busy A&E problem

Lack of access to GPs, bed blocking and norovirus are just some of the reasons A&E departments up and down the country are struggling to cope, according to a health charity.

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The team work with people with Type 2 diabetes.

Lancs educational team claims prestigious prize

A Lancastrian educational team who work with people with Type 2 diabetes has been awarded ‘Educator of the Year’ and the 'Innovation Award' at the prestigious Celebrating DESMOND Awards 2016.

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Proud of their fundraising efforts at Andy Jackson's Salon are (from left to right) Gemma Barnes, Joelle Jackson, Andy Jackson, Lisa Broxup and Katie Stubbs

Cut above Andy proves to be a champion fundraiser

Fund raising for a good cause has proved to be a snip for a Burnley hair salon owner.

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Attacks on ambulance crews have rocketed

Attacks on ambulance crews rocket in Lancashire

Ambulance bosses have branded more than 100 homes in Lancashire as too dangerous for paramedics to enter alone.
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Along with Royal Blackburn Hospital, Burnley General has seen its rating raised to 'good' after the latest bout of inspections.

East Lancs hospitals ratings raised to 'good'

After a series of improvements, the East Lancashire NHS Trust's rating has been raised to 'good' after the latest bout of inspections from the Quality Care Commission.

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GP practice to offer advice on non-medical matters

Patients at a GP surgery in Daneshouse can now access more than just medical help.

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Child seatbelt danger warning

Child seatbelt danger warning

Shock figures show hundreds of Lancashire parents are struggling to strap their children in cars safely.

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Burnley police officers caught a thief who made off with drugs from the pharmacy at Burnley General Hospital.

Thief raids hospital pharmacy

A thief broke into the pharmacy at Burnley General Hospital and made off with a quantity of drugs yesterday afternoon (Friday).

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Advanced nurses boost for area

Advanced nurses boost for area

Eleven experienced nurses can now perform extra duties after graduating with their Advanced Nurse Practitioner degrees.

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Parents have been warned to have their children vaccinated

Winter flu warning for parents in North West

Parents across the North West are being urged to get their children vaccinated against flu.

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