Dad makes heartbreaking appeal to make 'special memories' for his seriously ill daughter

A Longridge father has made a heartbreaking appeal to raise funds to take his seriously ill daughter on a trip of a lifetime.
Guests at Rainbow House's Las Vagas Ball. Photos by Gareth Edwards

Raising the stakes when Rainbow House held a Las Vegas casino ball

When in Vegas... the cash comes flooding in. Staff at Rainbow House were delighted with their Las Vegas Ball at Guild Hall, Preston, which raised £50,000 for its conductive education services.

Aerial view of Royal Preston Hospital

IT issues fixed at Royal Preston Hospital but appointments still subject to delays

Appointments at Royal Preston Hospital will be delayed todayafter a technical glitch with the computer system led to appointments being cancelled yesterday.

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Alison Evans and South Ribble Runners lead a run with residents of The Grange Assisted Living

Retired but still running...

Residents at Buckshaw’s retirement village were put through their paces during a festive run.

Little People at the Limes during a gym workout

Keeping fit is child’s play for workers

Could this be the fittest nursery in Longridge?

Adam Platt receives a Young Citizen Award from assistant chief constable Mark Bates and Amanda Parker, High Sheriff of Lancashire at the time

Unsung community hero: Adam Platt

We are celebrating the region’s unsung community heroes. In the first in our series, Natalie Walker speaks to Adam Platt, who, despite his own health problems, always puts the lives of others before himself.
Croston Velo is one of the many cycling clubs that regularly visits Twin Lakes Velo Cafe

Bikes, dogs and even horses are welcome at Twin Lakes Cafe Velo

Croston is a popular cycling spot, with its rural roads.

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Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s, arguably the biggest users of the NHS, are finding it particularly hard to book a same-day appointments with their GP.

Ben Pennington recovering at home

‘Miracle’ of coma man

Ben Pennington, the man whose life hung by a thread after he was attacked by a stranger in a nightclub, has told the Evening Post: “I’m feeling pretty good.”

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Leanne Hurst goes through her routine in Los Angeles

Abs-fab Leanne stuns the bodybuilding world

Leanne Hurst has muscled her way into international bodybuilding faster than you can say “abs-fab.”

Aerial view RPH
Royal preston hospital fulwood

£750,000 windfall for experimental medical work

The Trust which runs the Royal Preston and Chorley Hospitals has been awarded £750,000 to carry out experimental medicine research.

Jane Booth, Chair of the Lancashire Safeguarding Adults Board and the Lancashire Safeguarding Children Board and  Mick Dears and Jane Williams of Lancashire Fire & Rescue alert the public to the potential fire risk

Call to raise awareness of hidden fire dangers

Fire and safeguarding bosses are calling for better warnings on emollient skin creams after the tragic death of smoker John Fallon in a fire.

Staff at Inspirations, Preston

Children in Need madness

Schools, shops and business have been showing their fun side as part of this year’s big Children in Need fund-raiser.
Chek manager Paula Carse, Diane Youdale and MD Gavin Jennings.

Ex-Gladiators star Jet is on for a healthy start

Former Gladiator Jet made sure the region was healthy as she helped to launch a fitness day at a wellbeing centre.

Mike Thompson and his son Dean at the finish line in the Gobi Desert

From the Gobi to the Leeds and Liverpool Canal

A father and son duo, who have braved the searing heat to run across some of the world’s most infamous deserts, are about to undertake their latest challenge much closer to home and they want volunteers to join them.
Ryan Walker with his Gold Star Award in 2014

Nominate your little cancer star

As childhood cancer rates are falling, the family of a young boy who has battled cancer is urging people to nominate brave youngsters who are also fighting the disease.

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Broken ankle

Physiotherapy a waste of time for ankle injuries claims study

Having physiotherapy for an ankle sprain is a waste of time - and no better than managing the injury at home, say scientists.

Demand for hospital beds up by a quarter

Demand for hospital beds up by a quarter

Hospital admissions have risen by a quarter in Preston and Chorley in the last decade, new figures show.

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Alzheimers and dementia are the cause of death of over 1,100 people every week

Alzheimer's and dementia most common death in England and Wales

Alzheimer's and dementia are now the biggest killer in England and Wales with more than 1,100 people dying from the disease each week, according to official figures.

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