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High school staff’s charity weight loss

Staff at St Augustine’s RC High School have been losing weight to raise funds for a local charity.

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Jennifer Quinn, Lyn Stevenson and Sam Ritchie from East Lancashire Hospice, with Becky Lamb and Steven Lamb from Blackburn Chemicals with the cheque.

Donation to hospice in Jayne’s memory

A donation of £25k has been donated to a crucial local hospice in memory of a Ribble Valley woman.
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Dylan in his wetsuit.

Dylan takes part in open swim in memory of ‘Granpa’

A nine-year-old Clitheroe boy will be taking part in an open water swim in memory of his “Granpa”.

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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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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.

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Couple's climbing challenge to help educate people about life-threatening allergies

The parents of nine-year-old boy from Clitheroe are climbing the National Three Peaks to help raise awareness about severe allergies.

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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.

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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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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.

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Supermarket visit helps pre-schoolers learn more about taking care of their teeth.

Pre-schoolers say ‘cheese’ at supermarket

A total of 14 children from Bowland Montessori Pre-school visited Sainsbury’s supermarket in Clitheroe as part of a topic on looking after your teeth.

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Emergency appointments only at health centre after cyber attack

Clitheroe Health Centre is running emergency appointments only due to the cyber attack on NHS computer systems across the UK on Friday.

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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.
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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.
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Nurses will be celebrating International Nurses Day across East Lancashire this Friday.

Exhibitions will celebrate 100 years of nursing

Nurses young and old will be paying tribute to 100 years of nursing in East Lancashire with a series of exhibitions to celebrate International Nurses Day on Friday.

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Mike Wedgeworth MBE.

Mike’s appointment will strengthen NHS board of directors

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust has strengthened its board of directors with the appointment of Whalley man Mike Wedgeworth MBE as the Trust’s newest associate non-executive director.

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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.
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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.

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