Silence on Virgin deal

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back today.

Men are also more susceptible to complications

Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

The much-debated phenomenon of "man flu" may have some basis in fact, researchers have said.
Peppa Pig is broadcast in more than 180 countries

Peppa Pig blamed for 'inappropriate use of Primary Care Services'

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.

The cheque presentation.

Tractor Run in memory of Sabden farmer supports new unit

It was with great pride that the Pendleside Tractor Run handed over their cheque to East Lancashire Hospitals Trust.

Bridget Hilton, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Councils health and housing committee, at the boroughs first "memory bench".

Council takes next step in becoming dementia-friendly

Ribble Valley Borough Council has taken the next step in its bid to become dementia-friendly.

The council will meet on Thursday at County Hall.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

Mayor of Burnley Coun. Howard Baker, ELHT Chairman Professor Eileen Fairhurst, Mrs Rokiya Layer, Senior Sister Vikki McLoughlin and Consultant Vascular Surgeon Mr Rob Salaman at the opening of the new Lancashire Elective Centre (s)

New hospital unit gets mayor's seal of approval

The state-of the-art Lancashire Elective Centre at Burnley General Teaching Hospital has been officially opened.
St Michael and St Johns Ladies Group presenting their cheque.

Ladies group and workout crew raise hundreds for hospice

A Clitheroe church’s ladies group have been praised for their fundraising efforts.

Capt. David McNamee.

Annual rally will back vital charities

A Slaidburn man whose annual steam rally has raised almost £80,000 for local causes is determined this year to raise funds for two charities that have proved vital to himself and a fellow villager.

Burnley and Pendle Freemasons charity steward Keith Jackson hands over a
TLC teddy to housekeeper Jacqueline Boulton and Age UK Officer, Yvonne Dwyer

Teddy bears make hospital visits more bearable for children

Adorable teddy bears have found places in the hearts of children who have been treated in hospital.

Higher Trapp Hotel restaurant manager Sheila Oxborough is pictured with the Lancashire Rag Pudding with (from left to right)  sous chef Paul Simkin, , John Rattigan from Crossroads Care and Dr Graham Sellens from the Friends of Rossendale Memory Choir.

Sales of traditional pudding is music to the ears of singing group

Diners are hitting the right note with a singing group for people who care for relatives with dementia.

Winners Victoria, Tracey and Stephen with chief executive Kevin McGee

Hospital trio helped save man's life in Burnley

Three courageous hospital workers have been commended for saving a member of public found with life threatening stab wounds in Burnley General Hospital.

It's not just snap-happy nails we have to contend with

This is how to stop your nails breaking in winter according to experts

Follow these eight expert tips to get strong and stable nails all winter long.

Remember, the results do not have be perfect

Ask an expert: What should I play with kids now it's winter?

Dreary winter days don't mean playtime is over, says Tanith Carey.

Cough medicines could "actually do more harm than good".

Doctor warns against over the counter cough syrups and medicines for children

A senior doctor has urged parents to avoid using over-the-counter cough syrups and medicines to treat coughs and colds in children - in favour of "old fashioned" honey and lemon.
Baby Friendly Midwife Danika Pendlebury, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Mrs Liz Martindale, Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Michael Pollard, Theatre Nurse Sharon Stone, Dr Adam Brook ST3 and Junior Theatre Sister Charlotte Pells

Closer contact for new mums after caesarean births in Burnley

New mums in Burnley can now experience the magic of holding their baby skin-to-skin immediately following the birth thanks to a new initiative by maternity staff in the town.

Blogger Gemma Brushneen with her husband Elliott, 30 and children Izzie, 7, Ollie, 4, and Mason, 2

Warning against buying doppler machines for home use to check baby

Christmas shoppers have been warned not to buy home doppler machines, which are sold with a view to enable pregnant women to check their baby's heartbeat.

The study compared 790 men who had heart disease despite being aged under 40

More bad news for men who get grey hair or go bald before the age of 40

Prematurely grey and balding men may be at greater risk of early heart disease, say scientists.


Viagra to be available over the counter

Brits will be the first in the world to be able to buy Viagra over the counter, following the impotence drug’s reclassification.

Suicidal posts will reach local authorities "twice as quickly"

Facebook launches AI tool to identify users expressing suicidal thoughts

Facebook is to use artificial intelligence to help spot user posts expressing thoughts of suicide, and quickly connect members with help.

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