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Musical pair lend rhythmic flair to charity work

A local musical duo are turning their melodic talents to charitable causes as they seek to raise funds and awareness for children's hospitals, Pendleside Hospice, and Marie Curie cancer care.

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Dr David Wrigley

'Our health care is at its greatest point of crisis'

Lancashire GP Dr David Wrigley is a senior member of the British Medical Association. In a personal view, he outlines the crisis health and social care confronting doctors’ surgeries and hospitals
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Lancashire PA owner Darryl Fraser with a cheque for the money he raised for Pendleside Hospice at a House music night.

House music raises the roof for hospice funds

Revellers danced the night away and helped to raise £250 for Pendleside Hospice.
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Burnley's latest group of 'Couch to 5K' graduates

Hundreds turn out for record-breaking Burnley parkrun

Fifty people have completed the ‘Couch to 5k’ programme by taking part in a record-breaking Burnley parkrun.
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Daniel Darkes

Doctors now '80 per cent certain' Brit is the first person ever to cure himself of type 1 diabetes

Tests show a man may well hold the secret to a cure for an illness that kills 1.5 million people every year.

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Xercise4Less in Burnley are opening their doors to non-members on Mother's Day weekend in support of Breast Cancer Care.

Gym flexes Mother's Day muscles with free entry

To celebrate Mother's Day, an award-winning gym in Burnley is throwing its support behind Breast Cancer Care’s ‘Mum of a Kind’ campaign by opening its doors to non-members to train for free.
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Auctioneers Miles Moore and Terry Hephrun encouraging bidding for one of the lots.

KSC auction raises for children's charities

The Knights of St. Columba have firmly embraced the spirit of generosity having raising over £700 for the Grand Knight's selection of charities at their annual auction.
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Padiham's Jet Set Angels take flight around the world

A school project, that took flight in the heart of Padiham, but is now known across seven continents, is celebrating its first birthday this month.
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An event is to be held in Burnley as part of World Autism Awareness Week

Burnley business jumps at chance to promote understanding of autism

A campaign to help change people's understanding of a condition that affects one in 100 people is to be held in Burnley.

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Donna Greenhalgh and Anne Malone are raising money for The Anaphylaxis Campaign. (s)

Anne pounding the miles to raise pounds

A Padiham business tenant is putting her best foot forward by completing a 10k challenge for charity this Sunday.

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GPs encouraging patients to see pharmacists for minor ailments

GPs looking to end prescriptions for minor illnesses

Patients are being encouraged to turn to their local pharmacy as a first port of call for dealing with minor ailments.

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Claire Cassidy, who is appealing for a nursery place for her son Kyle who has proved to be a "medical mystery" to doctors.

Find my "medical mystery" son a nursery plea by heartbroken mum

The mum of a toddler described as a “medical mystery” has made an emotional appeal to find a nursery place for her son.

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Dance teacher Lianne Hill and her students who have raised 1,300 for Pendleside Hospice.

Dancers step out to raise cash for hospice

Nimble footed dancers have walked their way to raising the grand total of £1,300 for Pendleside Hospice.

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Heavenly voices of top band G4 mark first birthday of Jet Set Angels

A school project, that took flight in the heart of Padiham but is now known across seven continents, is celebrating its first birthday this month.

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Each clinic costs The Doctor Richard Mackarness Foundation 1,000 to run.

Addiction experts to run free clinic in Burnley

Addiction management experts from The Doctor Richard Mackarness Foundation are running a free one-day clinic in Burnley in May to combat alcohol addiction.

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Burnley General Hospital's NICU unit

Neo-natal unit not closing - health bosses

Health bosses have moved to reassure the public after fears were expressed that Burnley General Hospital’s Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit could be at risk of closing.

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Chief Executive of the East Lancs Hospitals NHS Trust, Kevin McGee.

East Lancs Chief Exec named in top 50 CEOs in NHS

The Chief Executive of the East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT), Kevin McGee, has been recognised as one of the Top 50 Chief Executives in a list of NHS leaders selected by the country’s largest specialist healthcare magazine, the Health Service Journal (HSJ).

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Police raise £2,000 for cancer charity

Police raise £2,000 for cancer charity

Some 50 serving police officers from East Division Team One raised more than £2,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by running, jogging or walking the 10.5 miles between two local police stations.

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One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers not receiving adequate care

One third of eating disorder sufferers do not receive referral to a mental health service, despite clear medical guidance that stresses the need for immediate referral.

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Even if you feel your child may not be cooperative the dentist can give advice - it is important that your child is comfortable in the surgery from a young age.

Everything you need to know to protect your kids' teeth

Most mums and dads want to help protect their kids' teeth but some parents can find oral health advice confusing. With this in mind we had a chat with a dental expert who can help you to stop your children's teeth from decaying.
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