'I’ve donated a pint for every year I’ve lived'

A granddad who first gave blood when his mother became ill – and has since been helping to save babies’ lives – has reached a proud milestone.

An extra 20 billion a year has been promised to the NHS by the Prime Minister. (Photo: PA Wire).

Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
Trevor, Doron and Yvonne Salomon are appealing for people to vote for Alzheimer's Research UK to be Sainsbury's Eccleston Mill Street store's charity of the year

Appeal to vote for Alzheimer's Research UK to be charity store of year for Sainsbury's in Eccleston

A man who publicly thanked Sainsbury’s for ‘going above and beyond’ to support his mum who had Alzheimer’s, is now calling on Lancashire residents to vote for Alzheimer’s Research UK to become the store’s next chosen cause.

Parents Keep Fit with Rachel Bryan at Rainbow House

Rainbow House, Mawdesley, provides support for the whole family

Rainbow House is known for its work supporting children and young people with neurological and physical disabilities, but the charity has recognised they have also become a vital part of the lives of their children’s parents and siblings.
Tracey Earley

Lancashire nurse Tracey Earley short-listed for prestigious national health award

A Lancashire nurse has made the finals of the UK’s top national nursing awards.

Lostock Hall Academy students with their handcrafted butterflies.

Councillor's anger over "heartless" vandalism at Lostock Hall butterfly art display

A South Ribble councillor has hit out at vandalism that has plagued a borough park’s poignant arts project.
Stuart Clayton, Galloways CEO, with members of Warden Construction: Eloise Craig; Liam Kay; Damian Holmes; Ian Williams

Warden Construction in Preston raises thousands for Galloway's Society for the Blind

A Preston based construction company has raised more than £8, 800 for local sight loss charity, Galloway’s Society for the Blind.

Neil Sutcliffe

Heart patients invited to take on Guinness World Record attempt for Heartbeat

If you have a heart condition, you could be part of a world record.


YOUR SAY: Call to use Lancashire IKEA site for new super hospital

Chorley MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has called on health bosses to site Lancashire’s new “super hospital” on land that furniture giant IKEA no longer wants.
Paul with his two sons Max, seven, and Toby, 10 months.

County footballer Paul Jarvis 'overwhelmed' with messages of support in his fight against cancer

A former Chorley FC and AFC Fylde footballer has thanked Lancashire’s football fans following his recent diagnosis with cancer.
Julie and Tony Nolan in the kitchen at Derian House

Derian House 25th anniversary: Celebrating the work of volunteers

As part of Volunteers Week, Natalie Walker speaks to Tony and Julie Nolan who do unpaid work at Derian House Children’s Hospice two days a week.
Ronald Clarke arrives back in Preston from the BGT final

Gospel choir proves the lifeblood of BGT

They may not have won Britain’s Got Talent, but gospel choir B Positive proved to be the lifeblood of the show.

Moonlight walk

Lostock Hall family get ready for St Catherine's Hospice's Moonlight and Memories Walk

A family is preparing to stride out in a poignant night time trek in support of a hospice close to their hearts.
Karen Macpherson, left, with Lyndsy Fahey at Rainbow House

Volunteers Week: Rainbow House in Mawdesley

A conductive education centre for children with life limiting conditions is thanking its small army of volunteers as the nation celebrates National Volunteers Week.

MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle: Build our new super hospital on ex-IKEA site

Chorley MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has called on health bosses to site Lancashire’s new “super hospital” on land that furniture giant IKEA no longer wants.
Staff taking part in International Clinical Trials Day.

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals raising awareness of new medical research through International Clinical Trials Day

Staff at Preston and Chorley hospitals have been demonstrating how their research department is helping to develop medical treatments for the future.

BNI charity cheque left to right Joanne Farrall, daughter of Gladys Hogg, Martin Cooke, manager of Ribble Insurance Leyland, and Sue Swire, of Alzheimers Society

Preston and Leyland business group raises thousands for Alzheimer's Society

A business group has raised thousands for Alzheimer’s Society as part of a county-wide charity pledge.

Susan Hilton

Tributes paid to popular Chorley and Leyland health worker Susan Hilton

Tributes have been paid to a popular and well respected health worker.

Last year's Moonlight and Memories walk for St Catherine's Hospice

Families ready for charity's midnight walk

Hundreds of people are getting ready for a moonlight stroll – all in a good cause.

The premises on Golden Hill Lane where a massage shop is proposed

South Ribble planning chiefs rubbed up the wrong way by Thai massage parlour plans

An attempt to open a Thai massage shop has rubbed planning chiefs up the wrong way.

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