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Jail for ex hospital nurse who stole drugs

A hospital has spoken of a nurse’s “abuse of trust” after she was jailed for three years and eight months for stealing and dealing prescription drugs.

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Kate Anne Douglas on her way to the Hallwang Private Oncology Clinic, Germany. (s)

Kate invites volunteers to join her army

A mother from Billington, whose story the Clitheroe Advertiser has avidly followed, is asking for help for a final push towards fund-raising for treatment for her advanced breast cancer.

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Healthcare crisis

Councillors’ plea to health bosses to ‘tell it like it is’

Councillors have issued a crisis plea to health bosses – please write in plainer English.

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Protest outside hospital

Protest outside hospital to halt closure

Demonstrators holding banners held a protest outside a Whalley-based hospital threatened with closure.

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Macmillan committee members pose with some of the raffle prizes at the 
Macmillan fundraiser night at The Grand, Clitheroe.

'Oh what a night' for cancer support charity

More than £5,000 was raised on Saturday night at a tribute evening in aid of Ribble Valley Macmillan Cancer Support.

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NHS bill for swimming infections

It is always recommended that we teach our children to swim because it could be a life-saver.

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There are people to turn to if you are feeling low.

Support on the bluest Monday of the year

With today being considered to be the "bluest Monday of the year", people in the Ribble Valley who are struggling with their mental health can access support from the Mindsmatter service.

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Bird flu has been confirmed in a handful of chickens and ducks

Bird flu zone widens into Ribble Valley

Poultry keepers in Ribble Valley are being advised that measures to try to prevent the spread of avian flu in the UK have been extended.

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Sunny day at surgery after travel company’s donation

Sunny day at surgery after travel company’s donation

A Burnley GP practice can now offer vital heart monitoring to patients thanks to a generous donation from Althams Travel.

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Burnley Express sports reporter Dan Black

Prize is worth all the effort

Training and nutrition regimes can sometimes feel like an endless game of pass the parcel.

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Patient safety manager Sonia Nosheen, divisional director of nursing Jed Walton-Pollard and acute falls lead nurse Helen Howard.

Patients safer as hip fractures reduced

Staff at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust are keeping their promise to provide safe, personal and effective care with the news that no hip fractures were recorded on any of its wards in the past three months.

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Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

Hundreds of operations per day on children to remove multiple teeth

More than 160 operations to remove multiple teeth from children were carried out every working day in England last year, usually as a result of tooth decay, data suggests.

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Accident and Emergency

Lancashire feeling heat in hospitals crisis time

The ‘humanitarian crisis’ affecting British hospitals is being felt in Lancashire, according to those on the front line.

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Students are being urged to get vaccinated before they return to university

NW students urged to get Meningitis vaccine after surge in cases

A leading health body is urging unvaccinated first year students to get immunised against meningitis and septicemia after a recent surge in cases of the deadly diseases.

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Long A&E waits have DOUBLED for elderly people in last two years

Long A&E waits have DOUBLED for elderly people in last two years

Very long waits of more than 12 hours in A&E among elderly people have more than doubled in two years, figures show.

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Annette Dugdale

Annette bids farewell to community midwifery

A much-loved and respected Ribble Valley midwife who has delivered more than 1,000 babies throughout her 37-year career has taken early retirement from full time duties.

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A man has been sent to prison after admitting theft from Burnley General Hospital's pharmacy.

Hospital pharmacy raider sent to prison

A man who was caught trying to make off with a quantity of drugs from the pharnacy at Burnley General Hospital has been sent to prison for 12 weeks.

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No end in sight for busy A&E problem

No end in sight for busy A&E problem

Lack of access to GPs, bed blocking and norovirus are just some of the reasons A&E departments up and down the country are struggling to cope, according to a health charity.

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Attacks on ambulance crews have rocketed

Attacks on ambulance crews rocket in Lancashire

Ambulance bosses have branded more than 100 homes in Lancashire as too dangerous for paramedics to enter alone.
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Patrick before his head shave.

Head shave teenager Patrick raises funds for breast cancer sufferers

A teenager from the Ribble Valley has taken part in a charity head shave after his Godmother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

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