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Run in the Dark route revealed

The route for Run in the Dark Manchester has been revealed.
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The loss of a pet can be devastating

The death of a pet can be devastating - but help is at hand

Anyone who has lost a beloved pet - whether after a long illness or accident -  will know just how hard it can be coming to terms with your grief.

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Olivia Lalor

Little Olivia facing fight of her life

A fund-raising campaign has been launched for a baby girl who had to undergo a 14 hour operation to remove a tumour the size of an orange from her brain.
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The cakes are served up at the Macillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning at Nelson Baptist Church by (from left to right) Eileen Cumpsty, Susan Hacking (organiser) Glenis Gorton and Linda Hill (s)

Third time lucky for fund raiser Susan

It was third time lucky for charity fund raiser Susan Hacking when she organised a coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support.
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Sunday sees a Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning hosted at a Nelson church

Nelson church hosts World's Biggest Coffee Morning

Coffee and cake lovers are invited along to a Macmillan World's Biggest Coffee Morning in Nelson on Sunday morning.

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Gary Parkinson

Gary Parkinson returns home from hospital after stomach problems

Ex-Clarets defender Gary Parkinson has returned home ahead of schedule after developing a stomach problem.

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Nelson baby girl serious after fall

Nelson baby rushed to hospital after window fall

A baby girl was air-lifted to hospital with serious injuries after falling around 15 feet from a first-floor window.
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Salterforth WI members with the items they have knitted for the neo natal baby unit at Leeds General Infirmary

Knitting challenge completed for premature babies

A collection of tiny hats and cardigans will be winging their way to a premature baby unit thanks to the efforts of members of Salterforth Women's Institute.

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Alwyn Beckles is part of a new Pendle Leisure Trust billboard campaign (s)

Big uptake in exercise after men give it large

A billboard campaign during the summer holidays provoked a huge rise in member’s of the public visiting Pendle Leisure Centre in Colne.

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Greggs new healthy pasties

Greggs introduces ‘healthy’ pasties in lower calorie drive

Those who relish the greasy-lipped indulgence of a fatty Greggs treat, look away now

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Just some of the team of nurses walking from Preston to Colne with the Lloyd BMW manager Iain Booth. Pic: Naz Alam

Aiming to de-feet disease with walk

A team of district nurses, relatives, patients and carers are crossing the county to raise funds for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

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Help to beat heart disease

Help to beat heart disease

A support group for deaf and disabled people has completed a project which focused on improving heart health in Burnley, thanks to a grant of almost £8,500 from Heart Research UK.

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Josh Ford, amputee fitness-fanatic ('s')

Double amputee Josh’s new lease of life

While the blood, sweat, and tears associated with the gym are usually metaphorical, for a fitness-fanatic amputee, they are very real indeed.

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Marathon mission for Simon

Marathon mission for Simon

Simon Bibby will be running the New York marathon for Ronald McDonald House after watching his young daughter battle a brain tumour.

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Participants at a previous "Run in the Dark Manchester" marathon, taken at MediaCityUK. (s)

Runners to light up the dark

Blindness and paralysis haven’t stopped Mark Pollock from tackling six marathons in seven days across the Gobi Desert, or winning two medals at the Commonwealth Games.
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Sam St Pierre with her sister Eve (s)

Mum’s plea to have daughter moved to ‘suitable’ home

A mother desperate for her daughter to be placed in “suitable” accommodation says her pleas are not being listened to.

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Fitness company produces energy gel with real (alcoholic) ale in it

Fitness company produces energy gel with real (alcoholic) ale in it

As winter rolls in, many of us will be faced with a dilemma. Should we stick to the plan, settled upon long ago when the weather was still good and the evenings were long, and get out exercising?

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Are you set for National Fitness Day?

Are you set for National Fitness Day?

This year’s National Fitness Day, the biggest annual celebration of fitness and physical activity across the UK, will see leading retailer Argos become the headline partner.

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Gary Parkinson

Gary Parkinson’s return home delayed over stomach problems

Former Clarets defender Gary Parkinson has been kept in hospital after developing a stomach problem, his family have said.

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Supermarket chocolate recalled over nut allergy risk

Supermarket chocolate recalled over nut allergy risk

Supermarket chain Sainsbury’s has recalled bars of its Raisin Milk Chocolate after it emerged they could contain traces of nuts.

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