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Great feedback at Ribble Valley hospital

Feedback from patients at BMI Gisburne Park Hospital in Gisburn has shown that 99% of those who received care there would recommend the hospital to their family and friends.

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Collections are taking place this weekend.

Can you spare two hours of your time to volunteer?

Volunteers across the Ribble Valley are being urged to come forward to help Marie Curie hand out the charity’s iconic daffodil pins.

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An appeal has been made for people to become Dementia Champions.

Could you be a Dementia Champion?

Ribble Valley’s Dementia Action Alliance, the lead community organisation recognised by the Alzheimer’s Society, is inviting Dementia Champions to join the alliance to deliver dementia awareness sessions in Ribble Valley.

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Ethan Hunt (16) is fighting for his life in intensive care after contracting sepsis

Teenager loses both legs after being struck down with life threatening illness

A teenage boy is fighting for his life in hospital unaware that doctors had to amputate both his legs after he was struck down with a life threatening illness.
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After going blind, Chris Tattersall discovered a new lease of life thanks to guide dog Goughy. (s)

Hear Chris’ inspiring tale of strength

A Clitheroe man who went blind aged 40 dreams of sharing his story about how a charity helped him to turn his life around.

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KeyFleet is supporting East Lancashire Hospice.

Ribble Valley business backs hospice's Corporate Challenge

Ribble Valley based KeyFleet are supporting the East Lancashire Hospice by becoming a Pledge partner and signing up to take part in the Corporate Challenge.

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Peter Mileham has been appointed as the new chairman of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Man who coined name for cancer foundation appointed as new chairman

The man who came up with the name for a cancer foundation that is celebrating its 20th anniversary has been appointed as its new chairman.

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Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
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Prescriptions for items such as paracetamol could be scrapped

Prescriptions for paracetamol may be scrapped as part of cash-saving NHS mission

Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetemol could be scrapped as part of a national cash-saving mission.

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The Rosemere Cancer Foundation has donated money to Burnley General Hospital for new furniture for a  "quiet" room used by cancer patients.

Bright new look for hospital room haven for cancer patients

New furniture to replace a donated sofa and chairs in the quiet room within the gynaecology outpatients department at Burnley General Teaching Hospital is being funded by Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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Burnley's Urgent Care Centre

FEATURE: Exciting plans a real shot in the arm for Burnley General site

When Kevin McGee arrived at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust three-and-a-half years ago the organisation had just been released from special measures.

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County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

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The new addition to the Air Ambulance fleet

Air Ambulance charity now has wheels

The North West Air Ambulance charity has welcomed an Air Ambulance Response Unit to its fleet, which the charity’s medical crew hope will provide a lifeline to patients in the region.

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Debbie Welch, who has died at the age of 51

Clarets fan Debbie loses cancer battle nine months after death of her partner

A mum-of-one has died of cancer at the age of 51, less than a year after her partner.

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Ruby wedding couple David and Janet Bristol.

Kind-hearted Ruby wedding couple raise thousands for Rosemere’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal

Ruby wedding couple David and Janet Bristol made their anniversary celebrations into a jewel of an event for charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
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The cheque presentation.

YFC presents bumper cheque to air ambulance

Members of Bolton-by-Bowland Young Farmers' Club presented a cheque for £1,000 to representatives from the North West Air Ambulance.

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Martin Wrigley and daughters Ellyse, Evie and Halli at Brooke's gravestone. (s)

Family’s fundraiser in memory of Brooke

A Ribble Valley family is continuing to raise money for a hospital which cared for a Clitheroe girl battling a rare heart condition.

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Cannabis alert in Lancashire

A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life.
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Slimming World leader Janine is happy to be Peter Andre's Mysterious Girl

Slimming World leader Janine is happy to be Peter Andre's Mysterious Girl

Inspiring people to lose weight and get fit has earned a Slimming World manager from Clitheroe thanks from TV heartthrob and singer Peter Andre.
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Karen Partington, Chief Executive of Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust

£800,000 bid to end Lancashire's bed blocking crisis

A consultancy firm is being recruited by Lancashire county council in an £800,000 bid to help solve the county’s bed-blocking crisis.

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