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NHS celebrating breast-feeding in support of mums

Lancashire health professionals will celebrate breast-feeding with a series of events which support mums.

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Kimberley Thompson, director of Root Fifty Two, which is marking a decade in business with a fundraising drive for Pendleside Hospice

Company celebrates a decade in business with fundraising drive for Pendleside Hospice

A company is celebrating its 10th birthday with a series of fundraising events for Pendleside Hospice.

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The happy family

Toddler witnesses birth of baby brother at home in Colne

A youngster who woke up during the night while his mother was in labour during a home birth witnessed the moment his baby brother entered the world.

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Air pollution in our homes is having a negative impact on children.

Study to focus on polluted indoor air's impact on children

With the UK population becoming more aware of the harmful impacts of air pollution, the first major study into the impact of poor indoor air quality on children is set to take place, with experts braced for shocking results.
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Burnley General Hospital

Data shows almost 70% would pay more tax to support NHS

With the future of on the the UK's most beloved institutions in the NHS remaining unpredictable, two in three over 50s even have admitted that they would pay more tax to ensure its survival, according to new data.
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Helen Robinson and her daughter Eleanor are taking part in a sponsored walk to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease.

Burnley wife's quest to raise awareness of disease that affects one in 500 in the UK

The devastating news that her husband had a life changing illness, that affects one in 500 people in the UK, was a hammer blow to Helen Robinson.

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The Petty's cake stall in Roughlee in action.

Pendle Pub Walk cake stall raises £1,200 for Pendleside Hospice

Despite the weather refusing to do its bit on the 10th annual Pendle Pub Walk in aid of Pendleside Hospice last weekend, a local estate agents' cake stall still managed to raise an amazing £1,200 for the charity.

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The Tiki Tourers Team: (from left) Lucy Barrett, Chris Hyde, Melvin the Micra, and Pete Barrett.

From Colne to Mongolia: 10,000 miles, 20 countries, and one Nissan Micra

In the 1200s, it took Genghis Khan over two decades to conquer the Asian continent and establish one of the largest empires known to human kind. Fast forward 800 years, and a couple from Colne are set to embark on their own continent-traversing Odyssey as they tackle the 10,000-mile Mongol Rally in a 2001 Nissan Micra they bought for £230.
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The Bentham dance band Donut.

Make family memories at Testifest

The much acclaimed two-day Testifest charity music festival, which is equally a celebration of family, is to have a 70s groove when it returns to its Hartley’s Farm campsite home in Tosside next month for what will be its fifth consecutive year.

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Nicola Alden,(a new trustee with Pendleside Hospice) congratulates the President of Burnley Rotary Club, Neil Beecham, on a successful day.

Hospice was the winner in annual golf tournament

Fifteen teams took part in Burnley Rotary Club's annual golf day.

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Local band Drive.

Touching tribute concert to inspirational Kate Anne

Kate Anne Douglas captured the hearts of Lancashire with her courageous battle against cancer.

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The NICU Three Peaks Team out training at the top of Pendle Hill

Mountainous challenge for Burnley's smallest babies

Britain's three highest mountains await a team of intrepid Burnley medics planning to conquer them all in 24 hours, and raise money to improve care for some of the tiniest babies in the area.

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Mr Simon Hill and Dr Ravi Singh

Doctors to tackle their own World Cup

Forget the World Cup, two hospital doctors from East Lancashire will be representing their country in the forthcoming World Medical Football Championships.

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Pendleside Hospice fundraiser Leah Hutchinson from Pendleside receives the cheque at Brierfield Working Men's Club from Luke Hamilton, Phil Schofield and other club members.

Music festival opened by legendary 60s pop star raises thousands for hospice

A music festival, that was opened by Bobby Elliott of the legendary band The Hollies, raised almost £4,000.
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Steve Neary, Melanie Crook and Darren Moss of Burnley Work and Pensions Department with a cheque for the cash they raised for Pendleside Hospice in 2017.

Burnley colleagues give thumbs up to hospice as their Charity of the Year

Generous colleagues spent a year fund raising for a cause close to their hearts.

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Appointment information will be sent to your mobile

Our hospitals engaging patients with mobile phone appointments

Patients in East Lancashire can now receive information about their hospital appointments via mobile phone.

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Do you recognise anyone in this photograph taken in the children's ward at Burnley General Hospital in 1976?

Clarets visit to children's hospital ward sparks nostalgic appeal

Do to recognise any of the children on this photograph?
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Barnoldswick well-being group out to fight social isolation across Pendle

With studies showing that socially isolated people are six times more likely to frequent GP services, loneliness has long been a pressing issue for communities. But a Barnoldswick well-being group is out to make a difference.

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Volunteers for St John Ambulance have been thanked for giving their time

Organisation head pays tribute to volunteers who give a million hours of time

A team of volunteers who give up their time to help out at events across Burnley, Pendle and the Ribble Valley have been given a huge vote of thanks.

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Colne Market (credit: Colne Markets Lancashire Facebook page)

Colne Market volunteer's Cancer Research UK head shave

A volunteer on Colne Market is braving the shave to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.

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