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Kind hearted town gets behind cancer mum's battle for lifesaving treatment

The true spirit of generosity is alive and well in Pendle thanks to kind hearted residents who have raised the fabulous total of £1,500 in just two weeks.
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From left: Nicola Sudderick, Austin Green, Amanda Bentley, Sammi Graham (Hospice Fundraiser), Karen Lund (Head of Partner programs), Lindsey Ellis, and Caroline Howles.

Burnley firm's generous Pendleside Hospice donation

A Burnley company has donated almost £4,000 to Pendleside Hospice in their campaign to support a local charity of particular value to the community.

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John and Penny Clough at the official opening of Janes Place.

Complex-needs recovery refuge centre opens in Burnley

The North's first complex-needs recovery refuge centre has opened in Burnley, offering safe temporary accommodation for those at risk of domestic abuse.

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Barry will be tackling the Great North Family Run in July.

Terminally ill Brierfield runner tackles his first 10k

A 68-year-old Brierfield man with terminal cancer has dedicated himself to completing his first ever 10k to raise as much money as he can for Pendleside Hospice.

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Volunteers and staff at the new roof garden

Hospital roof garden should lift spirits

A stunning roof garden should lift the spirits of patients, visitors and staff of a community hospital thanks to department store staff.

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More Lancashire blood donors needed to keep stocks topped up

The NHS is looking for people in Lancashire to sign up as new blood donors to help keep stocks topped up.

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Stanley House, Shuttleworth and Oatmount Vets are offering advice on treating pets for ticks, lungworm or roundworms this summer. (s)

Burnley vets unite for parasite-free summer for pets

Burnley vets are uniting for a Pet Parasite Action campaign this summer.
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Michal Smolski (far right) on the ride

Burnley surgeon's epic bike ride for charity

A surgeon from Burnley General Hospital joined colleagues from Britain and Europe on a cycle ride to Amsterdam.

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Blood donors are always needed

#ImThere campaign calls for Lancashire blood donors to save lives

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging people in Lancashire to say #ImThere and start saving lives by registering as new blood donors during National Blood Week (19th – 25th June).
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The Sing for Christie's team in action

Singing cancer charity in desperate need of a new home

The UK's most famous charity singing team is in desperate need of a new home to continue the sterling work which has seen them raise £600,000 over 13 years.
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Angela Fielden with bags of clothes filled by Slimming World members in aid of Cancer Research UK. (s)

Slimmers lose the pounds to raise them

Padiham and Nelson slimmers built up the pounds by losing them when they donated bags of clothing in aid of charity.
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Staff at Southerns present a cheque to Angela Hammonds, the Community Fire Safety Team Leader for thePennine area, to help fund the Dementia Buddies scheme.

Legal eagles swoop to help dementia victims

A caring law firm took part in an initiative to help dementia sufferers.

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Woman died from hip replacement complications

A Padiham woman died in hospital from sepsis, two months after having a hip replacement operation.

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Rosemere Cancer Foundations Cathy Skidmore, far left, with Farleys associate partner Stephen Greenwood, solicitor Alex Singer, trainee solicitor Natalie Fitzmaurice and associate partner Sian Hall

Law firm's brief for hospital charity

A firm of solicitors is busy working on its new brief - to raise money for charity.

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Daneshouse Medical Centre.

'Unsafe' Burnley GP placed into special measures

A Burnley GP centre has been placed into special measures after the Care Quality Commission rated it as ‘Inadequate’ following inspection earlier this year.
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Sarah helps to get the pop up shop set up with her husband Lee, parents Kevin and Wendy and daughter Chloe.

Community rallies to help cancer mum get lifesaving treatment

The true spirit of kindness is alive and well in a tightknit community that is pulling together to raise funds desperately needed to pay for treatment for a young mum who is battling cancer.
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The event is raising funds for the Alzheimer's Society.

Cupcake Day set to raise for Alzheimer's Society

Hoping to raise funds and awareness for Alzheimer's Society, Hanover Housing Association are holding a Cupcake Day to join the fight against conditions including Dementia.

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Xercise4Less are raising awareness for Anthony Nolan during Men's Health Week.

Xercise4Less offers free pass for cancer charity donors

Xercise4Less Burnley is offering a free pass in exchange for a donation to Anthony Nolan, a blood cancer charity during Men's Health Week.

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The Fundrun will take place on Sunday, 17th September.

Fundrun countdown: 100 days to go

With exactly 100 days before Burnley and Pendle’s second Fundrun, registration for the event is now open.
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There was an average of 2.3 call-outs per day for rat issues in Burnley last year.

Three call-outs every day: Burnley's pest problem fourth worst in Lancashire

A British Pest Control Association national survey for 2016 has revealed that Burnley borough has the 18th-highest rate of call-outs for rat-related issues in the country.

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