Don't prepare food for 48 hours to avoid spreading vomiting bug, sufferers told

People affected by the vomiting bug norovirus should avoid preparing food for two days to avoid spreading it to others, experts have warned.

Drew Simpson (left) with his best man and fellow marathon runner, Scott Jones.

Burnley runner's marathon debut raises £900 for Pendleside Hospice

A Burnley-born Head Teacher is “over the moon” after raising almost £1,000 for Pendleside Hospice by completing his first ever marathon.
Be brave and don't shave this December.

Decembeard: North West ready to tackle bowel cancer

Bowel Cancer UK is calling on all men to grow a beard this December to raise awareness and money to support vital research and lifesaving work to stop bowel cancer.

About nine in 10 people with diabetes have type 2 diabetes

Doctors should send pre-diabetes patients to weight watchers, say experts

GPs should send patients who are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes to Weight Watchers, a new study suggests.

Patients may be banned from attending A&E departments

Plan to ban A&E walk-ins without referral

Patients could be banned from attending A&E departments unless they have been referred by a GP or 111, a health official has said.

Who should get the flu jab?

Everything you need to know about this year’s flu jab - and why you should get it right now

Brace yourselves: the worst flu epidemic for 50 years is on the way to the UK.
(From left) Philippa Farebrother-Dunn (Head of Retail), Christina Cope (Pendleside Fundraising Manager), Michael Drain (Nelson Branch Manager), and Karen Kershaw (Customer Representative)

Savvy savers help raise £12,000 for Pendleside Hospice

After another year of smart saving, Marsden Building Society have presented Pendleside Hospice with their annual affinity cheque.
Winners of the bake-off competition Albert Carroll, David Plane, Curtis Jones and Matthew Todd. (s)

Rose School’s bright idea to protect young minds

Call them mellow yellow - because these inspiring high school pupils are on a mission to cast sunshine vibes.

Planned - or elective - operations could be put on the back burner

Major flu outbreak could see routine operations suspended for months

Routine operations could "cease for several months" if hospitals have to deal with a major flu outbreak this winter, an expert has warned.

Fingertip injuries are the most common hand injury

Parents urged to use door safety catches to prevent thousands of hand injuries

Parents are being urged to use door safety catches to prevent their children suffering serious hand injuries.

An embarrassed 31 percent admitted they lie to friends and family

A quarter of British couples no longer sleep in the same bed

Almost a quarter of British couples NO LONGER sleep in the same bed as their partner, according to a new study.

The three-year-old Elsie in her spica cast.

Travel turmoil: Burnley mum stranded at Blackburn Hospital with wheelchair-bound daughter

A woman was left stranded at Royal Blackburn Hospital with her wheelchair-bound three-year-old following a confusion around disabled access on the shuttle bus.
It was previously advised that vulnerable groups should not eat runny eggs

New advice on soft boiled eggs, 30 years since salmonella crisis

Pregnant women, infants and the elderly can now safely eat runny eggs carrying the British Lion mark following new advice from the food safety watchdog almost 30 years after the salmonella crisis.

How parents can tell if their child is obese

How parents can tell if their child is obese and what can be done

As a major study highlights soaring rates of childhood and adolescent obesity around the world, we asked experts how parents can tell if their child is obese.


Clarets midfielder Jack Cork shows his support on World Mental Health Day

Burnley FC’s Jack Cork showed his support of the work of Burnley FC in the Community on World Mental Health Day today, as he visited a Walking Football tournament, hosted by the club’s official charity.

County Coun Shaun Turner

New Tobacco Control Plan for Lancashire unveiled by county council

Smoking kills 1,673 adults in Lancashire each year and is costing millions of pounds in care costs.

Would you go to work if you had the flu?

One in four workers would have to be in hospital before taking a day off sick

One in four workers would have to be in hospital before they took a day off sick, revealing a "worrying" attitude to taking time off, a new study reveals.
Universal credit is causing untold suffering.

Nearly one in five new retirees 'feel more stressed than when they were working'

Nearly one in five people who have retired in the past 10 years are more stressed now than when they worked, research suggests.
The Duchess of Cambridge

Kate's morning sickness can distress women for six months after birth

Severe morning sickness can lead to "emotional distress" for up to six months after pregnancy, a study suggests.

The Commercial Inn's Macmillan Coffee Morning raised a total of 551.

Briercliffe pub raises over £500 on "thrilling" coffee morning

Entering into the Macmillan Coffee Morning spirit with aplomb, The Commercial Inn raised over £500, with the landlord “thrilled” at the event’s success.
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