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Become a Breeze Champion with British Cycling

British Cycling are running a free training event in Pendle on Saturday, March 18th, allowing people to become a "Breeze Champion" to then promote and encourage more women to get into cycling
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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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British Cycling'sday-long course allows participants to qualify as a Breeze Champion

Become a Breeze Champion with British Cycling

British Cycling are running a free training event in Pendle on Saturday, March 18th, offering the chance to become a "Breeze Champion" and to get involved with their initiative to get more women into cycling.

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Kevin Poynton of the Lancashire Freemasons (centre) presents certificate to Cath Stanley, Chief Exec of Huntington's Association (fourth from left) and staff.

Freemasons grant for Huntington’s Disease care provision

A £30,000 grant from the Lancashire Freemasons has enabled a North Western advisory service for people with Huntington’s Disease to take new referrals and attend to the specific needs of the patients and their families.
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Charlie Procter, the tot whose parents have launched a worldwide fundraising campaign to pay for treatment for his cancer.

Parents heartbreaking appeal to help brave cancer tot Charlie

A mum has spoken of the devastating impact cancer has had on her three-year-old son in the hope that people will support a fundraising campaign to pay for treatment he desperately needs.

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Shadow Health Minister Julie Cooper MP

Burnley MP slams government pharmacy cuts

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has slammed the Government over its “ill-conceived and simplistic cuts” to community pharmacies.

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(From left to right) Ian Chapman, Andrew Pilkington, and Ryan Trueman will be undertaking the Bowland 100km Walk for Pendleside Hospice.

Three Pendle men to trek 100km in 24 hours

The NHS may recommend a total of eight hours of sleep a night, but snoozing is a luxury three Pendle men undertaking a harrowing 24-hour walking challenge can not afford.
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Review: The Natural Therapy Centre, Colne

If you can chill out a neurotic cat lady like me - whose worries drip like a broken tap or gush like waters bursting their banks - then you’re close to having super powers.

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The search is on for Lancashire's fittest men to train as  "naked butlers."

Have you got what it takes to be Lancashire's hottest hunk?

The search is on to find the hottest hunks in Burnley, Pendle and Clitheroe.
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NHS plans to charge foreign patients for non-urgent care

Overseas patients to pay up front for non-urgent NHS treatment

Plans for NHS trusts to charge overseas patients for non-urgent care up front lack detail, the doctors' union has said.

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Pendle MP Andrew Stephenson has thrown his support behind World Cancer Day.

MP urges World Cancer Day support

Andrew Stephenson, MP for Pendle, has attended an event in Parliament to show his support for World Cancer Day, which takes place on Saturday, February 4th.

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Jacqueline Hodgson raised over four hundred pounds for Pendleside Hospice.

New Year's Eve party raises for Pendleside

A charity-driven New Year's Eve party filled with generous revelers saw a local woman beckon in 2017 with a benevolent event in aid of Pendleside Hospice.

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Do you suffer with back pain?

The drugs don’t work for back pain

Common over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen don't work for relieving back pain.

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Jack Skelly

Loving family man died after 55 minute ambulance delay

A devastated nurse has claimed her uncle could have survived if an ambulance had not taken 55 minutes to reach his house.
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The Natural Therapy Centre has moved to 3 Primet Hill, Colne, to incorporate a new treatment room built for massages. (s)

The Natural Therapy Centre, Colne, has moved

The Natural Therapy Centre, Colne, has moved into new premises offering better facilities and extra treatments.

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Runners at the start of last years Burnley 10K

Asda go the extra mile with 10k support

The Asda Foundation has pledged a further three years-worth of support to the Run For All 10k programme, showing its commitment to the series of charity road runs with a major sponsorship boost.
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Andrew Stephenson MP has thrown his support behnind Electrical Safety First's campaign.

Pendle MP's support for electrical safety campaign

Electrical Safety First, a charity offering advice on electrical safety in the household, have carried out a surgery for MPs to raise awareness of the risks of the misuse of electricity
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Nelson and Colne College's own social football team.

Soccersixes' six-a-side Nelson league

Soccersixes have introduced a brand-new six-a-side Community Football League for over-16s to take part in weekly exercise at Nelson and Colne College.

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The Rainhall Centre, Barnoldswick, is hosting a Health and Well-being Day. (s)

Boost your well-being at health event

To keep the feel-good vibes flowing this January, head down to this blissful Health and Well-being Day.
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Marks and Spencer champion bag packers (from left to right) Donna Wilkinson, Andy Horridge, store manager, Angela Berry, Emily Moorcroft, Linzi Swayne,  hospice volunteer and bag packer Sheila Hawkes and hospice fund raising assistant Heather Conn.

Hard working volunteers bag £12,000 for charity

Volunteers surpassed themselves by raising the fantastic sum of £12,896 bag packing and collecting loose change over the festive period.

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