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Share your local memories of the NHS at 70

Burnley, Pendle and Ribble Valley folk are being asked to share their memories of the NHS to celebrate the service's 70th birthday.

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The importance of immunisation highlighted

European Immunisation Week promotes the core message that immunisation of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life.
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June with her medal on The Mall after finishing the London Marathon

Marathon runner June conquers iconic race in honour of her brave friend

The courage of her friend, who battled cancer with bravery and dignity, was the spur for June Darley to take part in one of the world's most iconic races.

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New app being tested to highlight effects of cannabis use

'Am I Stoned' app to highlight effects of cannabis

A new app could make cannabis use safer by helping those who take it understand how the drug is affecting them.
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Parking charges for disabled motorists coming to our hospitals

Disabled drivers will soon have to pay to park at hospitals in Burnley, Blackburn, Nelson and Clitheroe.

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Nominate your local inspirational midwife or nurse

Hospital staff and the public are being invited to nominate their most inspirational midwife or nurse.

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Some of the Blessed Trinity students during their charity bag pack

Burnley students bag pack in honour of their brave pal Ethan

Classmates gave up their Sunday to help raise funds for a charity set up in memory of one of their friends.

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Molly hands over a cheque for 760 to Ethan's dad Andrew after  completing her haircut challenge.

Caring Burnley teenager's sacrifice is tribute for her lifelong friend

A teenager, who sacrificed her crowning glory in honour of her childhood friend who died after contracting the deadly sepsis bug, is the pride of her family and school.

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Jackie Johnson raised 1,300 for Pendleside Hospice at a race night in memory of her husband Harry who died last year.

Colne charity night held in honour of racing fan Harry

A race night held in memory of Harry Johnson, a year since he died, raised £1,300 for Pendleside Hospice.

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Marsden Heights pupils Fiza Ahmed, Alisha Rizwan, Rahaab Ashraf, Tabassum Idrees, Izza Shaukat, Hifsa Farooq, Ryley Loveridge and Daine Procter, with Mrs Blackey, Miss Littlewood, and Pendleside fundraiser, Leah Hutchinson.

Nelson students gave up their time to raise money for a cause close to their hearts

A group of schoolchildren sacrificed their lunch-times and breaks to help raise money for Pendleside Hospice.

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Health Trust hitting sepsis targets

Patients receiving cancer treatment in East Lancashire are now better protected against a potentially fatal side effect, thanks to improvements at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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The Colne hikers: (from left) Danny Steer, Shaun Ruddy, Scott Ruddy, and John Whitaker.

Colne hikers tackling National and Yorkshire Three Peaks in one epic challenge

Four bold Colne mountaineers are gearing up for the challenge of a lifetime as they aim to conquer both the Yorkshire Three Peaks and the National Three Peaks in a single, 40-hour hike.

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Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?

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An amateur boxer was given a one year driving ban after he appeared before Burnley Magistrates Court

Amateur boxer handed driving ban in court

An amateur boxer, who prides himself on keeping fit, was found at the wheel with 15 times the specified amount of cannabis in his system.
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SafeSpace representatives Rebecca Monk, Claire Bennett and Joanne Sutton (from left) with students Ola Kowalewska, Callum Griffiths, Leigh Mason, Abby-Leigh Stevenson

Charity that supports families and young people in need helped by students

Students from a Burnley school have been working with a charity that helps their peers.

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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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Staff at Colne Tyre Centre are this year sponsoring a charity fund raising day at Padiham Football Club.

Former Claret set for guest appearance at hospice charity fundraiser

Former Claret Leighton James will make a guest appearance at a charity football tournament next month.
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Recycling Lives' Group MD, William Fletcher (centre), with the team at the Food Redistribution Centre.

Food charity saving Pendleside Hospice £15,000 per year

A Lancashire food charity that distributes surplus food which would otherwise go to landfills is helping Pendleside Hospice save around £15,000 each year and allowing the care provider to reinvest funds into patient services.

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Clinical Lead for Organ Donation Dr Carole Pilkington (left) with Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation, Deborah Vernon

Local organ donations are on the up but more still needed

Health bosses have welcomed a significant increase in the number of local organ donations which is giving ‘the gift of life’ to more people in need of a transplant.

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John and Caroline Hargadon, taken by Brandon Evans and Sam Sutton, of Moment to Smile Photography. (s)

Shock diagnosis inspires music festival for Down's Syndrome Association

A Pendle couple is championing the charity which supported them through their unborn son's diagnosis of Down's Syndrome.

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