Fitness fans with right moves win school its own gym

Fitness fans put their muscle behind a national challenge to help win a Burnley primary school £7,000 worth of gym equipment.

Darryl Chadwick and his partner Claire who has MS.

Nurse with MS inspires 1,500 mile adventure

A Clitheroe man and his brother-in-law are aiming to raise £2,000 for the MS Society by travelling more than 1,500 miles from eastern Spain to the Irish Sea in support of a family member with multiple sclerosis.
Emily and her daughter Penny are pictured at the front at the Teddy Bear's Picnic held at St Michael and St John's RC Primary School to raise awareness about the virus CMV and to raise funds for the charity CMV Action.

Mum's fight to eradicate virus

A mum from Clitheroe is raising awareness about a virus that unborn babies can contract after her own daughter was left with hearing problems.
Geraldine Haigh, Janet Shaw, Dora Hoggarth and Lisa Titchner are Diamond Target Members of Barrowford Slimming World. (s)

Diamond slimmers are shining examples

Life is sparkling for these Pendle residents who have become Diamond Target Members of Barrowford Slimming World.
AuntBessies has added these delicious veg chips to its range, which count towards the recommended five-a-day. (s)

REVIEW: Crunch your way to five-a-day with these delicious veg chips

If you're in the same school of philosophy as me - that a balanced lifestyle is a jog to the sweet shop - then Aunt Bessie’s has the perfect solution for cramming in your five-a-day.
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Levi Ormerod with his mum Chantal. (s)

Mum makes bid to help save lives

A Pendle mum is calling for 200,000 blood donors to join the campaign which saved her son’s life.

Ex-convict Sam, pictured with volunteer Patricia, gave a talk about the role of a Samaritans listener in prison at the charity's AGM. (s)

Ex-con inspires Samaritans volunteers

An ex-convict inspired volunteers during a heartfelt interview at Burnley, Pendle, Craven and Rossendale Samaritans’ first centralised AGM last week.

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Summer ball raises vital funds for children's charities

A masquerade ball in Burnley raised the magnificent total of £3,000 for a charity dedicated to finding a cure for genetic disorders in children.
More people are alive thanks to transplants

More than 1,000 people now alive in Lancashire thanks to organ donation

The number of people living in Lancashire currently known to be alive thanks to organ transplants has reached 1,115.

Carole with the walkers on the day.

Barrowford walker raises over £1,400 for Stroke Association in memory of her mum

A Barrowford resident has led a sponsored walk in memory of her mother who passed away from a stroke, raising more than £1,460 for the Stroke Association.

Lily-Mae Fawcett, who suffers from Angelman syndrome, with her doting mum and dad, Jenny Mitchell and Jon-Paul Fawcett.

Beautiful Lily-Mae is a "ray of sunshine."

Curly haired toddler Lily-Mae Fawcett looks like any other cute three-year-old.

Paul, Clare and Simon present the cheque to Sue Targett watched by staff from the stroke therapy unit.

Couple's winter wonderland fund raiser for a friend in need

A kind hearted couple transformed their front garden into a winter wonderland and raised hundreds of pounds to thank NHS staff who helped a close friend recover following a serious illness.


Superhero convoy brightens up children's day

A convoy of toys, delivered by superheroes, helped to brighten up the day for poorly children.

Barrowford Surgery has seen its rating raised to 'Good'.

Barrowford Surgery rated as 'Good' after latest CQC inspection

A Barrowford NHS clinic has seen its rating raised from 'Requires Improvement' to 'Good' in the latest bout of Care Quality Commission assessments after the surgery reformed a number of key areas.
The Pendleside Hospice team claiming their Innovation in Charity Retail award with Jo Caulfield (far left).

Pendleside Hospice scoops top award

Pendleside Hospice have claimed a top accolade at the Charity Retail Awards for their inspiring work with, which judges called "fantastic."
Brave mum and cancer victim Sarah Reed, who has inspired a community to raise thousands of pounds to pay for lifesaving treatment for her with her daughter Chloe

Kind hearted town gets behind cancer mum's battle for lifesaving treatment

The true spirit of generosity is alive and well in Pendle thanks to kind hearted residents who have raised the fabulous total of £1,500 in just two weeks.
Barry will be tackling the Great North Family Run in July.

Terminally ill Brierfield runner tackles his first 10k

A 68-year-old Brierfield man with terminal cancer has dedicated himself to completing his first ever 10k to raise as much money as he can for Pendleside Hospice.

Volunteers and staff at the new roof garden

Hospital roof garden should lift spirits

A stunning roof garden should lift the spirits of patients, visitors and staff of a community hospital thanks to department store staff.

Parking charges will come into force from July 1st

Parking charges for Clitheroe and Pendle hospitals

New parking charges are being introduced at two East Lancashire community hospitals.
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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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