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Grandma Margaret is Brazil bound to help families in poverty and despair

The deprivation and abuse of millions of families in Brazil touched Margaret Randall's heart so much she is making her fourth journey there to do her bit to help make their lives better.

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Alexander and Tristesse will be performing at numerous events in the name of charity.

Musical pair lend rhythmic flair to charity work

A local musical duo are turning their melodic talents to charitable causes as they seek to raise funds and awareness for children's hospitals, Pendleside Hospice, and Marie Curie cancer care.

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Dr David Wrigley

'Our health care is at its greatest point of crisis'

Lancashire GP Dr David Wrigley is a senior member of the British Medical Association. In a personal view, he outlines the crisis health and social care confronting doctors’ surgeries and hospitals
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Lancashire PA owner Darryl Fraser with a cheque for the money he raised for Pendleside Hospice at a House music night.

House music raises the roof for hospice funds

Revellers danced the night away and helped to raise £250 for Pendleside Hospice.
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The event is organised by Kelbrook Ladies Guild.

'Souper Lunch' in aid of Cancer Research UK

A 'Souper Lunch' is being held at Kelbrook Village Hall in order to raise money for Cancer Research UK.

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Burnley's latest group of 'Couch to 5K' graduates

Hundreds turn out for record-breaking Burnley parkrun

Fifty people have completed the ‘Couch to 5k’ programme by taking part in a record-breaking Burnley parkrun.
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Daniel Darkes

Doctors now '80 per cent certain' Brit is the first person ever to cure himself of type 1 diabetes

Tests show a man may well hold the secret to a cure for an illness that kills 1.5 million people every year.

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Xercise4Less in Burnley are opening their doors to non-members on Mother's Day weekend in support of Breast Cancer Care.

Gym flexes Mother's Day muscles with free entry

To celebrate Mother's Day, an award-winning gym in Burnley is throwing its support behind Breast Cancer Care’s ‘Mum of a Kind’ campaign by opening its doors to non-members to train for free.
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Claire Cassidy is delighted her son Kyle, who suffers from a host of medical conditions, has been offered a place at nursery.

Parents' joy as medical mystery tot offered a nursery place

The parents of a toddler, who doctors have described as a "medical mystery," have been offered a place at a nursery after making a heartbreaking appeal.

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GPs encouraging patients to see pharmacists for minor ailments

GPs looking to end prescriptions for minor illnesses

Patients are being encouraged to turn to their local pharmacy as a first port of call for dealing with minor ailments.

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Claire Cassidy, who is appealing for a nursery place for her son Kyle who has proved to be a "medical mystery" to doctors.

Find my "medical mystery" son a nursery plea by heartbroken mum

The mum of a toddler described as a “medical mystery” has made an emotional appeal to find a nursery place for her son.

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Jaden with his swimming teacher, Peter Wiseman.

Barnoldswick superstar's mile-long swim

A five-year-old Barnoldswick aquatic superstar has wowed his parents and swimming teacher alike by swimming an entire mile without stopping.

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Dance teacher Lianne Hill and her students who have raised 1,300 for Pendleside Hospice.

Dancers step out to raise cash for hospice

Nimble footed dancers have walked their way to raising the grand total of £1,300 for Pendleside Hospice.

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Burnley General Hospital's NICU unit

Neo-natal unit not closing - health bosses

Health bosses have moved to reassure the public after fears were expressed that Burnley General Hospital’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit could be at risk of closing.

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One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers do not receive referral to a mental health service, despite clear medical guidance that stresses the need for immediate referral.

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Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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The event is aimed at confident female cyclists

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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