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Sophie flying the flag for young patients

A Valley teenager has been rewarded for her outstanding contribution to patient and public involvement at the North West Coast Research and Innovation Awards.

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Gamebirds handing over a cheque for the proceeds of their Rounders tournament to representatives from the Field Nurse charity. (s)

Gamebirds support is all rounders

The auction ring at Gisburn became centre stage when members of the Bowland Gamebirds donated a cheque for £500 to the Field Nurse project.

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Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a local dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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Thoughtful five-year-old Imogen McBride.

Golden hearted Imogen donates hair to charity

Little angel Imogen McBride has chopped off her golden locks to help cancer sufferers.

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Fire crews from Clitheroe were called out to a house fire on Franklin Street yesterday.

Clitheroe house fire caused by "discarded smoking material"

An investigation is underway following two fire engines being called out to a house fire in Clitheroe yesterday after various textiles in the property caught ablaze due to poorly discarded smoking material on the premises.
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The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget.

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British Cycling'sday-long course allows participants to qualify as a Breeze Champion

Become a Breeze Champion with British Cycling

British Cycling are running a free training event in Pendle on Saturday, March 18th, offering the chance to become a "Breeze Champion" and to get involved with their initiative to get more women into cycling.

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Kevin Poynton of the Lancashire Freemasons (centre) presents certificate to Cath Stanley, Chief Exec of Huntington's Association (fourth from left) and staff.

Freemasons grant for Huntington’s Disease care provision

A £30,000 grant from the Lancashire Freemasons has enabled a North Western advisory service for people with Huntington’s Disease to take new referrals and attend to the specific needs of the patients and their families.
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Charlie Procter, the tot whose parents have launched a worldwide fundraising campaign to pay for treatment for his cancer.

Parents heartbreaking appeal to help brave cancer tot Charlie

A mum has spoken of the devastating impact cancer has had on her three-year-old son in the hope that people will support a fundraising campaign to pay for treatment he desperately needs.

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Shadow Health Minister Julie Cooper MP

Burnley MP slams government pharmacy cuts

Burnley MP Julie Cooper has slammed the Government over its “ill-conceived and simplistic cuts” to community pharmacies.

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Five sheep have died

Five sheep killed in suspected dog attack in Valley village.

Police are urging dog owners to keep their dogs under control after five sheep were attacked and killed.

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The search is on for Lancashire's fittest men to train as  "naked butlers."

Have you got what it takes to be Lancashire's hottest hunk?

The search is on to find the hottest hunks in Burnley, Pendle and Clitheroe.
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NHS plans to charge foreign patients for non-urgent care

Overseas patients to pay up front for non-urgent NHS treatment

Plans for NHS trusts to charge overseas patients for non-urgent care up front lack detail, the doctors' union has said.

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New group will help people breathe easy

New Clitheroe support group to help people with respiratory issues

Patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) or lung conditions in the Clitheroe area can now Breathe Easy following the launch of a new group.

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Do you suffer with back pain?

The drugs don’t work for back pain

Common over-the-counter painkillers such as ibuprofen don't work for relieving back pain.

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A child before and after the cleft operation.

Spring Fling will help to raise a smile

A Spring Fling event to raise funds for a charity that provides free corrective cleft surgery to Indian children who cannot otherwise access such care is being held in March.
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Diamond leader Robyn Hall with area manager Louise Lloyd

Robyn is a true diamond for Weight Watchers

She has helped lots of Clitheroe residents towards a healthier weight and lifestyle. In fact, last year she helped her members shed an impressive 68 stones.

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James with Homer the dog.

Former Valley student’s new invention monitors your pet’s health

A vet who is originally from Hurst Green has invented a collar that monitors the health of pets.

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Lewis Baxter

Clitheroe pupil reveals his battle with depression

A Clitheroe teenager who contemplated suicide due to his “crippling depression” has spoken of his anguish and struggles coming to terms with the disease.
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