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WATCH: Derian House 25th anniversary: Sibling Support

Siblings’ needs often come second to those of their brother or sister, due to the demands of care on parents, and the limited support available for those families. To mark Derian House’s 25th anniversary, Natalie Walker finds out more about the care on offer for siblings.
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Faye Keeney

Not too late to sign up to Rosemere's Walk in the Dark from Chorley to Preston

The youngest person so far this year to tackle Rosemere's Walk in the Dark is encouraging others to sign up.

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The importance of immunisation highlighted

European Immunisation Week promotes the core message that immunisation of every child is vital to prevent diseases and protect life.
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It's no pork for Jennifer White of the PETA Foundation

V-Egan Street is food for thought

Campaigners want Preston to give the ‘V’ to animal cruelty by renaming Egan Street as Vegan Street.

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Prestons Mayor and Mayoress Brian and Trisha Rollo with race organisers Graham Jackson and Kevin Harmer.

COMPETITION: Get your running shoes at the ready!

Runners will once again descend on the streets of Preston this September for the city’s 10k race – and you have the chance to grab yourself a free entry.
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New app being tested to highlight effects of cannabis use

'Am I Stoned' app to highlight effects of cannabis

A new app could make cannabis use safer by helping those who take it understand how the drug is affecting them.
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Katie McNally with therapists Lisa Kennedy, Charlotte Underwood and Emma Avhede in the health and wellbeing facility at Derian House

Derian House 25th anniversary: New therapies and seaside room in Vinten Place

Over the last 25 years Derian House has grown and developed into a vital service for children with life limiting conditions. The hospice continues to expand and welcomes its newest building, complete with a new seaside garden and therapy room. Natalie Walker speaks to the new wellbeing service leader about the latest additions to the service.

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Penny Davis

Derian House 25th anniversary: Launch of new neonatal service in Chorley

As the Post continues to mark Derian House’s 25th anniversary, NATALIE WALKER finds out more about the launch of its new neonatal service which supports family from the very beginning of diagnosis.

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Leanne Witts with her sons Charlie and Harry

Derian House children's hospice 25th anniversary launch: A lifetime of support

When Leanne Witts first entered Derian House 25 years ago with her brother she never imagined she would continue to need their support for her own children.
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Hospital visiting times at Preston and Chorley are being extended.

Hospital visiting times in Preston and Chorley are being relaxed for family and carers

Visiting times at two Lancashire hospitals will be relaxed to allow family members greater freedom to visit loved ones.

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Race for Life

Flash sale for Race for Life in Preston on Monday

This Monday, women are being offered £5 off entry fees for Race for Life 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Hike events in Preston.

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Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?

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You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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St Catherines Hospice. Photo: Chris Bull.

Parking boost for St Catherine's Hospice coffee shop visitors

Visitors and staff at a South Ribble hospice will have greater freedom to park after the care centre was given the green light to expand its parking facilities.
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Dennis Delight with Paul on drums

Preston band Dennis Delight ready to rock again almost one year on from van robbery

Legendary Preston band Dennis Delight are ready to rock again – 10 months after drummer Paul Swindells was almost killed in a violent robbery.

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Chorley Hospital

A&E nurses warning over 17-hour shifts

Nurses at Chorley Hospital’s A&E deparment are threatening to withdraw their “goodwill” after claims they are working up to 17 hours a shift.

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Ruth Shaw and Jackie Robinson

The Balance Approach creates a healthy workforce across Lancashire

Looking after the welfare of young prisoners and communities in India has given Ruth Shaw and Jackie Robinson enough insight to set up their own health and wellness programme.

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Denise Curtis, who has Parkinson's Disease

An ex GP with a seriously ill wife explains why we should all cherish the NHS

Dr Peter Curtis spend his working life in the NHS, but when he  retired he saw the service from the other side, as his wife developed a serious illness  and he became her carer.

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WATCH: Where to do first aid in Lancashire

Learning skills to provide assistance to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.
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Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
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