Breastfeeding beyond the age of two: What are the benefits?

Mothers who choose to nurse for longer are often criticised - but is this fair? We speak to some key supporters about 'full-term' breastfeeding.
The singers from Sabden Primary School.

School sings to support launch of children’s mental health service

Children from a Clitheroe school are taking part in a concert to kick start fundraising efforts for a new mental health telephone counselling service.
Santa hats off from Louise (right) to the Atriums Daniel Clark for
supporting Rosemere Cancer Foundations annual Castle Park Santa

It's Santa hats off to a warm welcome for Rosemere dashers

It’s Santa hats off to staff at Clitheroe’s Atrium Café Bar, who will again be serving free refreshments to all finishers in Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s second annual Castle Park Santa Dash/Stroll, which takes on Saturday, December 9th.
Sophie receiving her award on stage from the BBCs Steph McGovern (left) and a representative from award sponsor Eversheds Sutherland (right).

National accolade for star student Sophie

A former Bowland High School student who overcame adversity to achieve at A Level has won a prestigious national education prize.
Listening to soothing ASMR sounds

What is ASMR and why is everyone obsessed with it?

A new relaxation phenomenon is sweeping the internet. Here, we unpick the science behind these viral sounds and visuals.
Clitheroe Rotarians planting on Waterloo Road.

Rotarians get planting for polio

For the second year in a row the Rotary Club of Clitheroe have planted crocus bulbs in support of a national campaign to eradicate polio.

Pam Lavery, Jim Donohoe and Sarah Donohoe celebrate the fantastic amount raised.

Birthday fundraiser in memory of Barbara

A Whalley resident raised a total of £1,455 for Macmillan Cancer Support after hosting a garden party to celebrate her 60th birthday.

The NHS aims to admit or discharge 95% of patients within four hours

Hospitals face predicted worst-ever A&E waiting times this winter

Hospitals could see the worst ever performance for A&E waiting times this winter, a think tank has warned.
Emily and Ruth with Strictly Come Dancing contestant Alexandra Burke.

Ribble Valley mother and daughter bomb survivors say thanks

A mother and daughter injured in the Manchester Arena bomb attack said it was an “absolute honour and a privilege” to be asked to help present an award to the medics who battled to save them.
Andy Cole on Ben Nevis

I would not be here without the outdoors, says Blackpool mountain climber

A forklift driver from Blackpool who climbed the UK's highest mountain every day for a month to help combat his depression says the outdoors has saved his life.

Matron Caroline Cowman

Facetime will help new mums and babies bond

Mums who are parted from their babies after giving birth are now able to see their newborns using Facetime, thanks to a new initiative at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Six-month-old Iris Day who died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation

Baby died after heart operation delayed, inquest told

A six-month-old baby died while awaiting a potentially lifesaving heart operation that had been delayed, an inquest has heard.

Have you bought these nuts?

Aldi recalls nuts over allergy fears

Aldi has recalled its Clancy’s Barbecue Flavour Coated Peanuts because they contain cashew nuts, which are undeclared on the label.
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Cups of chamomile tea

5 holistic and gentle ways to help you get a better night's sleep

Having trouble dozing off but don't want to reach for sleeping pills? Try these more natural methods instead.

Siblings fighting can drive parents mad

Ask an expert: How do I stop my young children fighting with each other?

Siblings fighting can drive parents mad. However, as a psychologist explains, tackling it from a fresh angle can make a big difference.

Make sure you brush ALL your teeth!

Millions of Brits are only cleaning three quarters of their teeth

Millions of Brits are only cleaning three quarters of their teeth, a study has found.

Clitheroe Community Hospital

Clitheroe Hospital set for more car parking spaces

Work on two new car parks, which will result in extra car parking spaces at Clitheroe Community Hospital, has started.

HPV is thought to cause nearly all cervical cancers

Number of cervical screenings needed in lifetime slashed by HPV jab, study says

Women who have been given the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine may only need three cervical screenings in their lifetime, a study has said.

The students trying new activities at Roefield Leisure Centre thanks to a grant from Ribble Valley Homes.

Generous transport grant could lead to healthier lifestyle

Around 200 secondary school pupils from the Ribble Valley have benefited from taking part in different sporting activities thanks to a transport grant from Ribble Valley Homes.

Dee Roach, executive director of Nursing and Quality at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust.

Have you received amazing care from a health professional?

Residents across Lancashire are being given the opportunity to recognise the hard work of health professionals who have made a difference to their health care experience and nominate them for the new Amazing Care Award.

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