Eating cheese is better for you than previously thought

Eating plenty of cheese is healthier than you think and does not necessarily increase your risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes, say scientists.

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The heroic hikers: (from left) Andrew Pilkington, Ryan Trueman, and Ian Chapman.

Heroic hikers save stranded walker after 100km trek is rained off

A trio of hardy hikers inspired to undertake the 100km Bowland Walk for Pendleside Hospice got a little more than they bargained for as frightful weather conditions forced organisers to halt the event early.
The Royal Blackburn Hospital

Local hospitals treating terror attack casualties

The East Lancashire NHS Hospital Trust has said it is treating some of the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

Leila (left) and Charlotte.

Childhood stroke guidelines guard against "devastating illness"

The family of a Colne girl who was left fighting for her life after suffering a brain haemorrhage and stroke is urging parents and young people in Lancashire to learn about the signs of childhood stroke as a new guideline for parents launches today.

Two people were arrested after a drugs raid at a shop in Burnley town centre

Arrests made after town centre shop drugs raid

Two people have been arrested after a drugs raid in Burnley town centre.

The standardised green packets aim to discourage young people from ever taking up smoking.

Graphic cigarette pack warnings aim to stop youngsters smoking

Cigarettes must be sold in standardised green packaging bearing graphic warnings of the dangers of smoking from this weekend as rules designed to prevent young people taking up the habit come into full effect.

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Stephen and Chantel.

Burnley couple's holiday ruined by bird poo in hotel food

A Burnley man who booked a holiday to cheer up his grieving partner became violently ill after eating food he believes birds had defecated on.
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Brave and loving mum Sarah Reed, who is battling cancer, with her daughter Chloe.

Race is on to save brave cancer victim Sarah's life

A newly wed mum, who is battling cancer, has inspired people across the UK  to raise money for revolutionary treatment that could help to save her life.

Operations and appointments will go ahead as planned

East Lancs hospitals recover from global cyber-attack

Security teams at the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust are working "round the clock" to restore systems after a major cyber-attack which hit the NHS on Friday.
UPDATED: NHS hit by huge cyber attack - avoid A&E and walk-in centres 'unless absolutely necessary'

UPDATED: NHS hit by huge cyber attack - avoid A&E and walk-in centres 'unless absolutely necessary'

Computers have been shut down across the country after NHS computers were hit by a cyber attack, plunging the health service into chaos.
Andrew Smith House Manager, Jayms Bell (left) and Brian Sharples receiving his certificate.

Nelson care home thanks a very special volunteer

Stocks Hall's Andrew Smith House in Nelson have thanked one of their most loyal and committed volunteers for all his hard work over a long period of time.

Harry Lawson (centre) and Brady Barends (right) are plying their trade with Padiham CC this season.

Padiham CC stars taking advantage of Burnley Leisure facilities

Burnley Leisure has given Padiham Cricket Club stars Harry Lawson and Brady Barends access to a wide range of facilities on offer at Padiham and St Peter’s leisure centres.

The man is believed to be in his 50s.

Motorcyclist airlifted to hospital

A man in his 50s has been airlifted to hospital after a motorcycle crash earlier this afternoon.

Eating avocados could beat heart disease and flab

Eating half an avocado a day helps to shed the pounds and stave off heart disease and diabetes, say scientists.
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A billion people ‘not getting enough Vitamin D’

A billion people ‘not getting enough Vitamin D’

A whopping BILLION people worldwide may have insufficient levels of vitamin D because they spend too much time inside - and use the wrong SUNTAN LOTION.

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New cigarette laws come into force this month

New cigarette laws come into force this month: Here's what smokers need to know

Smokers across the North West are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that will come into force this month.

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Could daily injections for diabetics soon be a thing of the past?

Smartphone control could mean the end of daily injections for diabetics

A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon.

Doctors are urging people to be aware of what services are open

GPs recommend residents prepare for the Bank Holiday

GPs across East Lancashire are recommending that residents take appropriate steps to prepare for the bank holiday weekend, when many GP surgeries will be closed.

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Bikers gearing up for future

A generous donation from East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust will keep a team of emergency volunteer bikers, who provide a lifeline service for NHS patients and services, on the road for a further 12 months.

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Tyler Norris-Sayers, who was hit in the eye with a firework last year,  is sitting pretty in one of the sports cars at the Jap2Jap meet in his honour.

Firework victim Tyler set for treatment at country's top eye hospital

The young schoolboy, who was hit in the face with a firework, is to have treatment at the UK's top eye hospitals.

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