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Nurse with MS inspires 1,500 mile adventure

A Clitheroe man and his brother-in-law are aiming to raise £2,000 for the MS Society by travelling more than 1,500 miles from eastern Spain to the Irish Sea in support of a family member with multiple sclerosis.
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Emily and her daughter Penny are pictured at the front at the Teddy Bear's Picnic held at St Michael and St John's RC Primary School to raise awareness about the virus CMV and to raise funds for the charity CMV Action.

Mum's fight to eradicate virus

A mum from Clitheroe is raising awareness about a virus that unborn babies can contract after her own daughter was left with hearing problems.
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AuntBessies has added these delicious veg chips to its range, which count towards the recommended five-a-day. (s)

REVIEW: Crunch your way to five-a-day with these delicious veg chips

If you're in the same school of philosophy as me - that a balanced lifestyle is a jog to the sweet shop - then Aunt Bessie’s has the perfect solution for cramming in your five-a-day.
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Martin and Rachel Isherwood who completed the Snowdonia Challenge to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Couple’s mountainous challenge for MS

A Ribble Valley couple have just completed the Snowdonia Challenge, walking 100km through Snowdonia in three days, to raise money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Helen Kirkwood and Karen Counsell provide a compassionate service

Honour for nursing duo who offer comfort to bereaved

A pair of kind-hearted community nurses from Clitheroe Health Centre have been recognised for the compassionate care they provide for local patients and families.

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More people are alive thanks to transplants

More than 1,000 people now alive in Lancashire thanks to organ donation

The number of people living in Lancashire currently known to be alive thanks to organ transplants has reached 1,115.

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Lily-Mae Fawcett, who suffers from Angelman syndrome, with her doting mum and dad, Jenny Mitchell and Jon-Paul Fawcett.

Beautiful Lily-Mae is a "ray of sunshine."

Curly haired toddler Lily-Mae Fawcett looks like any other cute three-year-old.

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Superhero convoy brightens up children's day

A convoy of toys, delivered by superheroes, helped to brighten up the day for poorly children.

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The team at the top of Snowden.

Clitheroe couple’s National Three Peaks climb raises thousands

The parents of a nine-year-old boy from Clitheroe have raised almost £3,000 after scaling the National Three Peaks to help raise awareness about severe allergies.

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The choir of children from three primary schools including Chatburn CE Primary School at the Rotary centenary celebrations at Blackburn Cathedral.

Hundreds attend Rotary charity's centenary celebration service

Local pupils joined Rotarians from across the county at a service to celebrate 100 years of the Rotary Foundation.

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Vulnerable adults who benefit from the Team RISE project are appealing for votes to win funding to keep the scheme going in the Ribble Valley.

Lifeline project needs your vote for vital funds

A project that supports vulnerable adults in the Ribble Valley is calling on residents to vote for it to win up to £25,000 of funding to support the vital work it does.

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The Race for Life winners Cameron Ormerod (left) and Tracey Wilkins (right) with a representative from Cancer Research.

Runners take part in 5k Race for Life and raise vital funds for charity

More than £500 was raised for Cancer Research by a Race for Life event staged by a Clitheroe gym.

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Dave with his seven-year-old son Archie.

Kidney transplant survivor Dave is named as one of county’s top dads

A father-of five who has recently undergone a kidney transplant has been surprised with a special father’s day treat.

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Brave mum and cancer victim Sarah Reed, who has inspired a community to raise thousands of pounds to pay for lifesaving treatment for her with her daughter Chloe

Kind hearted town gets behind cancer mum's battle for lifesaving treatment

The true spirit of generosity is alive and well in Pendle thanks to kind hearted residents who have raised the fabulous total of £1,500 in just two weeks.
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Youngsters at Balderstone Primary School battle it out on the  netball court during their sports and fitness week.

Fitness and fun are life lessons for sporty Balderstone students

A school staged a fun packed week in a drive to raise the profile of sport and the importance of keeping fit and active.

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The late Robert Carter.

Tributes to a ‘modest genius’ and ‘gentleman’

Ribble Valley man Robert Carter, who was the main designer behind a torch which is the guiding light behind a campaign to improve the mental health, wellbeing and working life of those working in the emergency and essential services, has died aged 60.

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Helen Addy with hubby Jason.

Helen’s ‘cross Channel’ swim blows fundraising target out of the water

A Downham mum is on course to blow her fundraising target out of the water as she reaches the final stages of her “cross Channel” swim for Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.

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Parking charges will come into force from July 1st

Parking charges for Clitheroe and Pendle hospitals

New parking charges are being introduced at two East Lancashire community hospitals.
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Could you give blood?

More Lancashire blood donors needed to keep stocks topped up

The NHS is looking for people in Lancashire to sign up as new blood donors to help keep stocks topped up.

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Blood donors are always needed

#ImThere campaign calls for Lancashire blood donors to save lives

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Lancashire to say #ImThere and start saving lives by registering as new blood donors during National Blood Week (19th – 25th June).
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