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ME struggle left Jen Turner bedbound and fed through tube

A woman forced to give up school in her battle with chronic fatigue syndrome says she finally has her life back.

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Staff at Burnley's Sir John Thursby Community College walked the equivalent distance from Burnley to Brussels in a fitness challenge.

Teachers walked from Burnley to Brussels

They may not have managed their planned mammoth walk to Beijing, but a group of teachers still clocked up an amazing 90,000 steps in a fitness challenge.
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After going blind, Chris Tattersall discovered a new lease of life thanks to guide dog Goughy. (s)

Hear Chris’ inspiring tale of strength

A Clitheroe man who went blind aged 40 dreams of sharing his story about how a charity helped him to turn his life around.

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Staff at the Burnley branch of the Swinton Group have raised over 3,000 for Pendleside Hospice by taking part in a series of voluntary activities

Bucket collections and bag packing help colleagues smash £3,000 target for hospice

From bucket collections to bag packing, a team of colleagues from a Burnley insurance brokers got stuck into a fundraising challenge with enthusiasm.

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A cleaner,  who stole a charity box from her own bank, put it down to the menopause

Woman blames menopause after stealing charity box from bank, court told

A middle-aged customer, who pinched a charity box containing £24 from her own bank, put it down to the menopause, a court heard.

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A mum of two, who cannot look after her children because of an hereditary disease, lashed out at another woman in the street

Court told how tragic mum lashed out after hearing hurtful rumours

A tragic mum-of-two, robbed of looking after her children by a cruel disease, attacked a woman after  " bad mother rumours," a court was told.
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Peter Mileham has been appointed as the new chairman of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Man who coined name for cancer foundation appointed as new chairman

The man who came up with the name for a cancer foundation that is celebrating its 20th anniversary has been appointed as its new chairman.

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Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
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Emma-Jo Crabtree (centre) is all set for her charity headshave for Pendleside Hospice with her friends and colleagues Alex Pemberton and Lucy Baker.

Hair raising stunt is labour of love for bar manager Emma-Jo

A pub manager is preparing to say goodbye to her crowning glory for a very good cause.
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Julie Cooper MP (right) with Ethel Armstrong MBE.

Burnley MP Julie Cooper searching for NHS' healthcare heroes

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the NHS, Burnley MP and Shadow Health Minister, Julie Cooper, is calling for people to nominate their 'healthcare heroes' ahead of a special awards programme.
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Prescriptions for items such as paracetamol could be scrapped

Prescriptions for paracetamol may be scrapped as part of cash-saving NHS mission

Prescriptions for over-the-counter medicines such as paracetemol could be scrapped as part of a national cash-saving mission.

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Some of the staff get ready to start their Burnley to Beijing walk at Sir John Thursby Community College.

Teachers plan to walk from Burnley to Beijing

From Burnley to Beijing...that is the distance teachers from a high school intend to walk.

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The Rosemere Cancer Foundation has donated money to Burnley General Hospital for new furniture for a  "quiet" room used by cancer patients.

Bright new look for hospital room haven for cancer patients

New furniture to replace a donated sofa and chairs in the quiet room within the gynaecology outpatients department at Burnley General Teaching Hospital is being funded by Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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Burnley's Urgent Care Centre

FEATURE: Exciting plans a real shot in the arm for Burnley General site

When Kevin McGee arrived at East Lancashire Hospitals Trust three-and-a-half years ago the organisation had just been released from special measures.

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County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

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Laura Black

Fund-raising dinner in honour of Padiham blogger Laura Black who died of Cystic Fibrosis

The courage and inspiration of a young Padiham mum is behind a fund-raising drive to raise cash for research into Cystic Fibrosis and to help the homeless.

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Burnley MP Julie Cooper

Burnley MP slams 'tax on the sick'

Burnley MP and Shadow Health Minister Julie Cooper, has continued her fight to end what she calls “the extortionate practice of taxing the sick”.

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The new addition to the Air Ambulance fleet

Air Ambulance charity now has wheels

The North West Air Ambulance charity has welcomed an Air Ambulance Response Unit to its fleet, which the charity’s medical crew hope will provide a lifeline to patients in the region.

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Debbie Welch, who has died at the age of 51

Clarets fan Debbie loses cancer battle nine months after death of her partner

A mum-of-one has died of cancer at the age of 51, less than a year after her partner.

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Kellie Carlin, who has died at the age of 48, on her wedding day.

Balloon release will be final tribute for caring mum Kellie

Family and friends of a devoted mum will release 48 blue and purple balloons into the sky, one to mark each year of her life, at her funeral tomorrow.

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