NHS celebrating breast-feeding in support of mums

Lancashire health professionals will celebrate breast-feeding with a series of events which support mums.

Miracle baby Blake will celebrate his fourth birthday next month.

Clitheroe ‘miracle baby’ to celebrate his fourth birthday

A miracle baby who was born with a complex heart condition has defied all odds to celebrate his fourth birthday next month.


Lancashire County Council loses court case over £104m private healthcare contract

Lancashire county council has lost a landmark legal ruling over privatised healthcare.
The happy family

Toddler witnesses birth of baby brother at home in Colne

A youngster who woke up during the night while his mother was in labour during a home birth witnessed the moment his baby brother entered the world.

Air pollution in our homes is having a negative impact on children.

Study to focus on polluted indoor air's impact on children

With the UK population becoming more aware of the harmful impacts of air pollution, the first major study into the impact of poor indoor air quality on children is set to take place, with experts braced for shocking results.
Ambulances queuing outside Royal Preston Hospital

Ambulance bosses spend millions on redundancies

North West ambulance bosses have denied union claims that £7m has been spent on redundancies.
Burnley General Hospital

Data shows almost 70% would pay more tax to support NHS

With the future of on the the UK's most beloved institutions in the NHS remaining unpredictable, two in three over 50s even have admitted that they would pay more tax to ensure its survival, according to new data.
Helen Robinson and her daughter Eleanor are taking part in a sponsored walk to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease.

Burnley wife's quest to raise awareness of disease that affects one in 500 in the UK

The devastating news that her husband had a life changing illness, that affects one in 500 people in the UK, was a hammer blow to Helen Robinson.

Michelle Payne, co-organiser, Simone Milner, sales manager at Hillcrest Homes, Daisy Axtell-Powell, Breast Cancer Now and Jane Kelly, co-organiser.

Overwhelming support for Ribble Valley Pink Ribbon charity

Luxury homebuilder, Hillcrest Homes, has sponsored the inaugural Pink Ribbon Ribble Valley Ladies Lunch and helped raise nearly £10,000 for leading breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now.
Nick at the finishing line.

Nick fulfills promise he made to his mum

A Clitheroe man has raised more than £4,000 for charity in memory of his mum.
The drop-in session is being held at The Hub at Trinity Methodist Church.

Are you worried about your memory?

The next "Living well with dementia" drop in hosted by Ribble Valley Dementia Action Alliance will be held on Wednesday.

Pupils take part in the Joy of Moving Festival.

Activities and fun galore for Clitheroe primary school pupils

Pupils at Brookside Primary School in Clitheroe took part in a Joy of Moving Festival with sports coaches from Accrington Stanley.
The group of Ribblesdale students who have organised the De-stresstival with supporting Lancashire Mind staff.

First De-stresstival event is a great success

Students have responded to the rise in mental health conditions in young people by staging a De-stresstival, the county’s first wellbeing festival.

The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
The Bentham dance band Donut.

Make family memories at Testifest

The much acclaimed two-day Testifest charity music festival, which is equally a celebration of family, is to have a 70s groove when it returns to its Hartley’s Farm campsite home in Tosside next month for what will be its fifth consecutive year.

Local band Drive.

Touching tribute concert to inspirational Kate Anne

Kate Anne Douglas captured the hearts of Lancashire with her courageous battle against cancer.

The NICU Three Peaks Team out training at the top of Pendle Hill

Mountainous challenge for Burnley's smallest babies

Britain's three highest mountains await a team of intrepid Burnley medics planning to conquer them all in 24 hours, and raise money to improve care for some of the tiniest babies in the area.

Mr Simon Hill and Dr Ravi Singh

Doctors to tackle their own World Cup

Forget the World Cup, two hospital doctors from East Lancashire will be representing their country in the forthcoming World Medical Football Championships.

Longridge Community Hospital

Longridge shines in damning health report on Lancashire's mental health services

A report into Lancashire’s mental health services  has show that services are not safe, not effective and not well led.

Joan Moore (centre) with Susannah Kerr (right) and her daughter Ebony. (s)

Clitheroe midwife hailed as a hero

A Clitheroe midwife has been told her actions were “nothing short of heroic” when she performed CPR non-stop for 40 minutes on a woman who had suffered a massive heart attack.

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