Digital autopsy service launches in Lancashire

A new digital post-mortem service, which will avoid the use of invasive procedures, has been agreed for Lancashire.
We find out about the overhaul in 999 systems

Revamped 999 system aims to reach seriously ill patients even faster

An overhaul of the ambulance service’s response to emergency calls has been introduced following trials which have shown giving more time to operators leads to better care. Michael Holmes reports
Sue Thompson, head of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, during preparations for her 140 mile sponsored walk with consultant oncologist Dr Gerry Skailes,

Cancer boss stepping out to raise £1.5m for foundation that has helped thousands

A head of a specialist cancer treatment foundation is taking a challenge to raise £1.5m to celebrate its 20th anniversary in her stride, literally.

Red haired Adele before she shed an incredible six stone.

Woman of the Year award for Burnley super slimmer Adele

A cutting comment about her weight from a close friend was the final straw for hairdresser Adele Cockcroft who had battled with her weight all her life.

Is your child on a 'clean eating' diet?

How ‘clean eating’ can damage children’s health

Clean eating seems ideal for parents who want to establish their children’s healthy habits early on. It’s no surprise really: “clean eating” is the perfect buzz term for parents who are faced with supermarket shelves full of baby and toddler food which is high in sugar content and low in nutritional value.
Mark and Sarah and their son Oliver hand over their second cold cot to staff at the
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust.

Couple's gift to grieving parents honours memory of their baby daughter

A couple, who had to come to terms with the agony of losing their newborn baby girl, are helping others who face the same devastating loss.

Lush have brought back their 'Sleepy' body lotion.

The £8 body lotion insomniacs are branding a ‘miracle’

If counting sheep doesn't send you off to the land of nod, there's good news.

Douglas Brierley. (s)

Artist praises glory years

A Burnley woman whose brother had schizophrenia for 19 years and nearly died three times is applauding the NHS for its former glory years.

The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago

A&E waiting times target in England missed every month for last two years

The NHS in England last met its target for A&E waiting times two years ago, new figures show.
Scott Hardacre outside his new shop CBD R Us, believed to be the first in the UK to sell a food supplement derived from cannabis

Burnley shop set to be one of the first to sell cannabis food supplement remedy

A shop, thought to be one of only two in the UK to sell a cannabis compound, which it is claimed can help with a raft of health problems, has opened in Burnley.
Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health

One in three men with poor mental health blame their jobs

Work is the "main factor" causing poor mental health among men, a charity has said.
Royal Blackburn Hospital

A and E was worst in the country

Health chiefs have promised a response after the area’s only accident and emergency department was rated the worst in the country on one particular day recently.
A community is raising funds to help make life easier for stroke victim Heather Kent pictured here with her husband Gary.

Community rallies to help bride struck down by stroke

Family and friends of a Clitheroe bride, who suffered a devastating stroke at the age of just 34, are rallying round to help her.
What is your Instagram account saying about you?

What your Instagram pics say about your mental health

People who post pictures on Instagram that are bluer, darker or greyer than most users are likely to have depression, a new study reveals.

Tobacco duties brought in 9.5 billion a year

Smokers pay lots in tax and save public money by dying early, report says

Smoking is worth almost £15 billion to the public purse because of the tax revenue and the savings from smokers' early deaths, according to a think tank's analysis.

Vanderbilt University engineering Ph.D. student Erik Lamers who helped developed the corset

‘Superhero-style’ corset that could banish back pain for millions of Brits

A Batman style superhero corset has been developed that could end the misery of back pain for millions of Britons.

Sarah was issued with a 75 Fixed Penalty Notices by Kingdom Environmental Enforcement Services, who operate a zero tolerance approach to littering.

Pregnant woman hit with £75 littering fine

The husband of a pregnant woman who was fined £75 for dropping her cigarette butt outside hospital just hours before giving birth has said the fine was “a bit extreme.”
Francesca Dean: "We can make the CP journey so much easier."

Cerebral Palsy Youtuber's channel out to debunk disability misconceptions

Having successfully tried her hand at being an author and journalist, and after appearances on The Voice, the X-Factor, and Britain's Got Talent, a local woman with Cerebral Palsy has set up a dedicated Youtube channel to helping others.

Daring John Gilmartin is all set for his skydive at the age of 85

Grandad set for skydive at the age of 85

A dream to parachute from a plane is finally coming true for John Gilmartin..... at the age of 85!

Caring Beth set to tackle 100 mile run challenge to help young stroke victim

A chance meeting, with the husband of a young woman who had suffered a devastating stroke, touched a Burnley mum so much she set out to do something to help.
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