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‘Mystery virus almost killed me and led to liver transplant’

Lancashire mum and Leyland councillor Claire Hamilton was just one week away from death after suddenly suffering liver failure. She tells AASMA DAY how she had her life saved by a liver transplant after being struck by a mystery virus.

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HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.

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Samuel Davis  officially opened the Baby Beat's Little Ted's Room, with his parents Spencer and contractors from AMEON Ltd, D&G Builders, FWP and Red Accoustics in 2015

Little Ted's Room appeal fund-raising is gathering pace

A major fund-raising drive to soundproof all rooms in the delivery suite at Royal Preston Hospital has broken past the half way barrier.
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Volunteers abseil down St John's Church, Whittle le Woods in aid of St Catherine's Hospice. 
Chief Executive Stephen Greenhalgh descends dressed as Spiderman

They’re flinging in the rain for charity

What goes up must come down . . .

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DanceSyndrome Wins Not-For-Profit Award at Red Rose Awards

DanceSyndrome wins Red Rose Award

An inspiring dance charity has been recognised at the Red Rose Awards..

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Dr David Wrigley

'Our health care is at its greatest point of crisis'

Lancashire GP Dr David Wrigley is a senior member of the British Medical Association. In a personal view, he outlines the crisis health and social care confronting doctors’ surgeries and hospitals
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View of Buckshaw Village

Green bin collection confusion at Buckshaw Village is cleared up

Residents of Buckshaw Village left in limbo over charges for garden waste collection have finally got an answer.

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Daniel Darkes

Doctors now '80 per cent certain' Brit is the first person ever to cure himself of type 1 diabetes

Tests show a man may well hold the secret to a cure for an illness that kills 1.5 million people every year.

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Prestons BBC Young Musician of the Year 2016 winner Andrew Woolcock

Rosemere's 20th anniversary concert

A special concert is being held to mark the 20th anniversary of Rosemere Cancer Centre.

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From left to right the Lee family at the Leyland 10K run Katie's brother James, friend Kirstie  Lavery, Katie Lee, Jonny (sister Jen's boyfriend), Katie's sister Jen, dad Patrick, brother Oliver and his friend Nic

What charity champion Katie did next...

A champion fundraiser from Chorley has raised more than £5,000 for the Rosemere Cancer Foundation after a year long fundraising mission in memory of her mum.

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Masquerade Ball in aid of South Ribble Dementia Action Alliance at Leyland Golf Club. Tracy and Michael Dewhurst.

Event was certainly a fun masquerade

There was no masking the fun guests had when parading in fancy dress to raise money for charity.

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Staff and users at Preston based sight loss charity Galloways celebrating 150 years since the charity was founded.

Charity Galloways celebrates 150 years of services

Preston sight loss charity, Galloway’s, marks a significant milestone this month celebrating 150 years of service to blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire.

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Judge Mark Brown

Judge questions why children were allowed to return to parents

A judge has questioned why a couple who let their four young children live in “squalor” in an excrement-covered house were allowed to continue to care for them.

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Guests at Clarriotss previous Glitz and Glam Ball

Clarriots Care Glitz and Glam ball for Parkinson's UK

A family business is hosting a charity ball to support people with Parkinson’s.

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Sophie Yates, community fund-raiser for North Greater Manchester and South Lancashire, at Hoghton Tower

Volunteer for Marie Curie's Great Daffodil Appeal

Marie Curie is asking people in Lancashire to volunteer to collect for its Great Daffodil Appeal this month.

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Buckshaw Retirement Village

Dementia patients put at risk by nurse

A nurse has been suspended for six months after putting dementia patients “at risk of serious harm” and shutting one wheelchair-bound man in a room and leaving him to scream.

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Derian House mascot Danni and Lola and Fleur

Live-saving dog Lola to support Derian House at Wags and Wellies

A life-saving dog will add another string to her bow, as she will be helping to raise funds for disabled and terminally ill children.
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Cancer Research UK coffee morning

Host a coffee morning for CRUK

People across Lancashire are being invited to host a Cancer Research UK Coffee Morning and help raise money to fund life-saving research.

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Chef Dean’s among the evening’s main course

Chef Dean’s among the evening’s main course

A popular TV chef will be on the menu during a special charity evening this month

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One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers do not receive referral to a mental health service, despite clear medical guidance that stresses the need for immediate referral.

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