Brother of stab victim to run for Chorley’s A&E

THE brother of a schoolgirl who was stabbed 23 times in a frenzied attack eight years ago is running the New York Marathon for the hospital that saved his sister’s life.

Coun Steve Holgate

Lessons from Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit closure

The closure of Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency department on April 18 has affected the entire county, says a leading councillor.

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Michelle Alder's daughter Keira, 6, has severe atopic eczema, which means she has to wear full-body bandages 24 hours a day. 
Pictured are Michelle with daughters Keira (left) and twin sister Lexi.

Keira looking forward to festive season after all but conquering head-to-toe eczema

Christmas will be a little different this year for six-year-old Keira after having the last three years spoilt by head-to-toe eczema.

Members of the Protect Chorley Hospital From Cuts and Privatisation group protesting in London to demand the town's A&E reopens as a 24-hour unit

Activists to walk 15 miles between hospitals in Preston and Chorley to "bring our A&E home"

CAMPAIGNERS who want to see Chorley's A&E back are undertaking a 15-mile walk to raise money.

Phil Blair from event sponsors Costa Coffee, Heartbeat mascot, GB Olympic runner Helen Clitheroe and event organiser John Gibson, at last years one-mile charity fun run

Olympic athlete to open fun run

GB Olympic runner Helen Clitheroe will set the pace when she helps to start a one mile fun run in aid of Heartbeat.

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

Advice on how to keep rats at bay

It’s that time of year again when households across the borough are plagued by rats.

Ben Pennington fights for his life in the Royal Preston Hospital

Dad releases photo of his son fighting for his life after nightclub attack

A Preston father has taken the agonising decision to release a photograph of his 28-year-old son fighting for his life in hospital to highlight the awful damage one punch can do.

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Mystery Tea House, Preston

Lancashire recommends... specialist food cafes

People with dietary requirements, such as vegan, gluten-free or vegetarian, often struggle where to eat. Here is a list of specialist health food cafes...
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PASSION: Protestors take their fight to London to reopen the A&E

Patients unsure of how to use new Chorley urgent care centre

A majority of residents in Chorley and South Ribble do not know what the new Urgent Care Centre is for, according to research.

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DIAGNOSIS: Daz Ellis has motor neurone disease Picture by Donna Clifford

Karate champ with terminal illness needs £60,000 for treatment abroad

When super-fit karate champion Daz Ellis thought he was suffering from a trapped nerve, little did he know that weeks later he’d be diagnosed with a terminal disease.

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Chorley GP Dr Matthew Gale is facing a medical tribunal after allegations that he molested a patient. Photo: Cavendish Press (Manchester) Ltd,

GP struck off after he admitted molesting a patient

A doctor has been struck off and condemned as a “sexual predator” by a medical tribunal after he molested a patient whilst giving her a back massage.

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A&E protest taken to Westminster streets

A&E protest taken to Westminster streets

Campaigners battling to save Chorley Hospital’s Accident and Emergency department are in full voice as they take their fight to Westminster today.

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A group of bikers joined demonstrators outside Chorley and South Ribble Hospital to show their support against the closure of Chorley A&E.

**the bikers did a ride by earlier than 9.50am and then joined the group on foot**

Hospital campaigners set off on lobbying visit

Hospital campaigners are on their to London as they take their cause to the heart of government.

County Hall is facing a bill of more than �300,000 in legal fees

Council faces bill of £330k for costs in fracking battle

Lancashire County Council will face a bill for costs in excess of £330,000 over the planning battle for two bids to frack on the Fylde.

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Gordon Marsden MP

‘Thumbs-up to fracking won’t benefit us’ - MP

Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden said Thursday’s thumbs-up to fracking would not benefit Blackpool

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Cuadrillas Preese Hall site when a test hole was drilled

Fylde residents vow to battle on

Fylde residents have vowed to battle on despite the Government backing the shale gas industry and allowing horizontal fracking to go-ahead at Preston New Road near Little Plumpton.

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Horizontal fracking can go ahead, the government has said, in a landmark ruling for the UK shale gas industry.Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has approved plans for fracking at Cuadrilla's Preston New Road site at Little Plumpton in Lancashire.

‘Successful shale gas industry will bring jobs bonanza’

The Onshore Energy Services Group said a fully developed fracking industry would benefit the area due to the jobs created.

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The drill at Preese Hall

Lancashire campaigners vow to fight on after ‘deplorable’ fracking decision

Residents and anti-fracking campaigners have vowed to fight on against shale gas extraction despite the Government’s strong backing of the new industry.

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Fylde MP 

Fylde MP issues demand for proper regulation and monitoring of shale gas sites

Fylde MP Mark Menzies said he was disappointed with the decision but would continue to press the Government over regulation and monitoring of the shale gas sites.

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Industry welcomes fracking go-ahead

The decision has received a warm welcome from industry which believes a home grown onshore gas sector will provide energy, raw materials and jobs.

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