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Terminally ill fundraiser's Royal Air Force award

A terminally ill RAF serviceman has received a Station Commander’s Commendation for his fundraising efforts, which have seen him raise over £13,000 in three weeks.
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Couple’s caring Christmas Day climb

Couple’s caring Christmas Day climb

A Burnley couple will be hitting the height of generosity this Christmas Day when they scale Ben Nevis for charity.

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Olympian Sophie (right) donating her signed Team GB shirt to Pendleside Hospice fund raiser, Vikki Bazeak.

Olympian launches Pendleside Hospice appeal

Burnley-born Olympic bronze medallist, Sophie Hitchon, has helped launch Inside Spa’s Christmas fundraising appeal for Pendleside Hospice.

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The amount of time ambulances spend in between patient cases has more than doubled in two years.

NHS to combat A&E delay with care provision

The NHS Trust has said they are working closely with local social care provision to try and combat skyrocketing waiting times for A&E ambulance crews between cases.

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Calderstones is closing

Calderstones Hospital set to close

The last NHS hospital in England for people with learning disabilities, which is based in Whalley, will close, it has been announced.
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Simeons Watch, presented by Riding Lights Theatre Company. (s)

Play offers light in a dark world

Riding Lights Theatre Company is helping to breathe hope into the dark and painful world of dementia with its new production “Simeon’s Watch”.

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The cast of Woman in Mind. (s)

An explosive picture of the mind

The Garrick’s latest offering drew up an alarming and balanced picture of mental illness.

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A lack of social provision for elderly patients is being cited as one of the reasons for longer waiting times, with hospital beds at a premium.

A&E ambulance waiting time increases by 62% in north west

The time ambulances spend at A&E in between calls in the north west has risen by 62% in the past two years, as social care provision struggles to cope with an aging population.

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Children and staff at the afternoon session at Whitegate Nursery School in their onesies and pyjamas for the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

Tiny tots in pyjamas say thanks to hospital that has helped so many

A hospital, that has played a major role in the lives of many families in Burnley and Padiham, was the focus of a special fundraising day at a nursery school.

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Burnley Leisures fitness manager and new Stages Cycling brand ambassador, Elaine Adams-Gilligan.

Burnley Leisure fitness manager appointed cycling ambassador

Burnley Leisure’s fitness manager has taken centre stage as the new brand ambassador for renowned cycling gear company, Stages Cycling.

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Shahbaz with staff at Pendleside Hospice

Terminally ill RAF serviceman's charity fundraiser tops £10,000

A father-of-two from Reedley diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer has raised over £10,000 for Pendleside Hospice in just over a week as he seeks to raise awareness and funds whilst receiving palliative care at the hospice.
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Pendleside Hospice fundraisers Sammi Graham and Vikki Bassek with the festive hampers

Fundraising hampers packed with festive goodies.

Hampers packed with Christmas treats are up for grabs for people who want to do some festive fundraising.

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Victoria (third from left)with her Employee of the Month award.

'Exceptional' employee given award at Burnley General Hospital

A 'role model' Burnley General Hospital employee has won the NHS Trust 'Employee of the Month' award in recognition for going the extra mile for the organisation.
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From l-r: Steve Turner, Sean Dyche and John Banaszkiewicz (s)

Raising a glass of claret for cancer charity

Burnley FC boss Sean Dyche raised a glass of claret at a charity fund-raiser at Turner’s in Barrowford.

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Andy Catlow (on the treadmill) ran for a full hour.

Xercise4Less crowns its Movember champion

A Burnley gym has crowned its Movember champion, with one member coming out on top in the establishment's three-hour 'MoRun' session for the Movember Cup.
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Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s fight for same-day GP appointment

Over-50s, arguably the biggest users of the NHS, are finding it particularly hard to book a same-day appointments with their GP.

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Phill Walmsley (right) will cover an astonishing 2,300 miles across the nine events he is running for charity.

Ultra-runner's epic charity challenge

Running is many people’s idea of punishment or a grudging medium to lose weight. But for Burnley High’s resident ultra-runner, it’s a way of life.

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Newborn baby Sonny Scholes with mum and dad Kris and Mel and his big brothers Reece and Riley.

Miracle baby Sonny is one in a million

A brave mum, who was told her chances of having another child were one in a milllion, has stunned the medical world by giving birth to a beautiful baby boy.

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Shahbaz (right) was diagnosed with terminal bowel cancer last November.

Terminally ill serviceman receives support from RAF colleagues

An RAF serviceman with terminal bowel cancer raising money for Pendleside Hospice has received a swathe of fund-raising help from his air-force colleagues keen to show their support.

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