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Parking charges for disabled motorists coming to our hospitals

Disabled drivers will soon have to pay to park at hospitals in Burnley, Blackburn, Nelson and Clitheroe.

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Burnley General Hospital

Nominate your local inspirational midwife or nurse

Hospital staff and the public are being invited to nominate their most inspirational midwife or nurse.

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New initiative for dementia sufferers and their carers.

Café experience for dementia sufferers and their carers

The Ribble Valley Dementia Action Alliance is supporting a new Dementia café experience at The Sanctuary of Healing in Langho.

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Molly hands over a cheque for 760 to Ethan's dad Andrew after  completing her haircut challenge.

Caring Burnley teenager's sacrifice is tribute for her lifelong friend

A teenager, who sacrificed her crowning glory in honour of her childhood friend who died after contracting the deadly sepsis bug, is the pride of her family and school.

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Burnley General Hospital

Health Trust hitting sepsis targets

Patients receiving cancer treatment in East Lancashire are now better protected against a potentially fatal side effect, thanks to improvements at East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

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Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?

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An amateur boxer was given a one year driving ban after he appeared before Burnley Magistrates Court

Amateur boxer handed driving ban in court

An amateur boxer, who prides himself on keeping fit, was found at the wheel with 15 times the specified amount of cannabis in his system.
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Local folk are not happy about travelling further afield to see a doctor

Out-of-hours health shake-up slammed

Ribble Valley patients are being forced to travel miles to be seen by a doctor outside normal surgery hours after the scrapping of a local out-of-hours medical service.

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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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Evie Plumb.

Evie's homecoming gig for Rosemere

Singer Evie Plumb is to return to her home village of Chipping to perform at a fundraising evening for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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Ronnie with his wife Rebecca.

Fundraising race night for seriously ill Ronnie

A race night is being staged to raise much needed funds to help a Clitheroe woman transport her seriously ill brother home from the Philippines.
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Clinical Lead for Organ Donation Dr Carole Pilkington (left) with Specialist Nurse for Organ Donation, Deborah Vernon

Local organ donations are on the up but more still needed

Health bosses have welcomed a significant increase in the number of local organ donations which is giving ‘the gift of life’ to more people in need of a transplant.

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"Corbyn" on stage. Photos by Jonathan Haworth.

'Mixing politics with music can cross many barriers'

Building on their successful event last September, Ribble Valley Labour Party held their second “For The Valley” event with the continued aim of raising awareness of local and national issues and increasing engagement in politics, writes Jonathan Haworth.

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The toys donated by the League of Voluntary Workers are already a hit with this young patient at Burnley General Hospital.

Generous donation is child's play for dedicated volunteers

The pain of being injured or poorly is being eased for young visitors to Burnley General Hospital's urgent care centre.

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Daisy after completing her 22nd walk up Pendle Hill.

Amazing Daisy almost at halfway mark in bid to conquer Pendle 52 times

A four-year-old girl, who took on the challenge to walk up Pendle Hill 52 times this year, is almost halfway there.

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Burnley General Hospital

Trust tops national flu vaccination table

East Lancashire Hospital NHS Trust (ELHT) has vaccinated more of its staff against flu than any other acute NHS Trust.

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Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
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Burnley has the second highest rate for drug misuse deaths in the UK.

Burnley has second highest rate of drugs deaths in UK, shock statistics reveal

Shock statistics reveal that Burnley has the second highest rate of deaths relating to heroin and morphine misuse in the UK.

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Why your dog is your best mate

Dogs have been celebrated as man’s best friend for centuries – and that’s no accident. Your dog is probably the best friend you will ever have, when you’re looking your worst or feeling under the weather they will be there to cheer you up.

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Constable Claire Batt and her husband Mitch are pictured outside Buckingham Palace after she was presented with her MBE.

MBE honour for Colne police officer

A police officer from Colne has spoken of the "truly amazing" experience of being presented with her MBE at Buckingham Palace.

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