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Musician Martha Thompson

Music is Martha's best therapy

Music graduate Martha Thompson has started the new year with two ambitions - to set up a music therapy practice in the region and to possibly start a new choir in Longridge.

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Val with one of the Tigerlily remembrance boxes

Coping with Christmas the Tigerlily Trust way

Grief does not respect the holiday season and for bereaved parents who have lost their baby it can be a particularly hard time. Fiona Finch learns how Val Isherwood’s sorrow at the stillbirth of her daughter led her to create a very special charity.

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Steve and Mary Cranshaw at the Red Herring

Chorley food bank needs your help

Publicans Steve and Mary Cranshaw tell Fiona Finch why they and their customers will be backing a £20,000 appeal to give a county food bank a much needed new home - and why they hope our readers will follow their example

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