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New hospital unit gets mayor's seal of approval

The state-of the-art Lancashire Elective Centre at Burnley General Teaching Hospital has been officially opened.
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Members of the Burnley and Pendle Freemasons make their donation to Pendleside Hospice.

Burnley and Pendle Freemasons' "generous" Pendleside Hospice donation

Pendleside Hospice has been chosen as the recipient of a £1,900 grant from the Burnley and Pendle Freemasons.
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Lucas is pictured with (from left to right) his grandma Celia, mum Jenna, Burnley Express reporter Sue Plunkett and Leanne and Adi from the Coal Clough pub.

Festive joy for lovable Lucas who is one-in-a-million

The grateful mum of a Burnley schoolboy, who suffers from a rare condition, has said a heartfelt thanks to a pub landlord who has raised £1,000.
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Burnley and Pendle Freemasons charity steward Keith Jackson hands over a
TLC teddy to housekeeper Jacqueline Boulton and Age UK Officer, Yvonne Dwyer

Teddy bears make hospital visits more bearable for children

Adorable teddy bears have found places in the hearts of children who have been treated in hospital.

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Higher Trapp Hotel restaurant manager Sheila Oxborough is pictured with the Lancashire Rag Pudding with (from left to right)  sous chef Paul Simkin, , John Rattigan from Crossroads Care and Dr Graham Sellens from the Friends of Rossendale Memory Choir.

Sales of traditional pudding is music to the ears of singing group

Diners are hitting the right note with a singing group for people who care for relatives with dementia.

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Winners Victoria, Tracey and Stephen with chief executive Kevin McGee

Hospital trio helped save man's life in Burnley

Three courageous hospital workers have been commended for saving a member of public found with life threatening stab wounds in Burnley General Hospital.

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It's not just snap-happy nails we have to contend with

This is how to stop your nails breaking in winter according to experts

Follow these eight expert tips to get strong and stable nails all winter long.

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Remember, the results do not have be perfect

Ask an expert: What should I play with kids now it's winter?

Dreary winter days don't mean playtime is over, says Tanith Carey.

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Cough medicines could "actually do more harm than good".

Doctor warns against over the counter cough syrups and medicines for children

A senior doctor has urged parents to avoid using over-the-counter cough syrups and medicines to treat coughs and colds in children - in favour of "old fashioned" honey and lemon.
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The Mayor and Mayoress of Burnley Coun. Howard Baker and his partner Tracey Rhodes, with Lions and exhibitors

Lions rise to the challenge to be "knights of the blind"

A one day exhibition, that gave visually impaired people help, advice and the chance to try the latest technology that could change their lives was held in Burnley.

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Baby Friendly Midwife Danika Pendlebury, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist Mrs Liz Martindale, Consultant Anaesthetist Dr Michael Pollard, Theatre Nurse Sharon Stone, Dr Adam Brook ST3 and Junior Theatre Sister Charlotte Pells

Closer contact for new mums after caesarean births in Burnley

New mums in Burnley can now experience the magic of holding their baby skin-to-skin immediately following the birth thanks to a new initiative by maternity staff in the town.

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The Mayor of Burnley Coun. Howard Hudson cuts the ribbon at the re-launch of the Duke Bar hospice shop.

VIP launch for new look charity shop

A shop that provides vital funds for Pendleside Hospice has re-opened its doors after a face-lift.

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Blogger Gemma Brushneen with her husband Elliott, 30 and children Izzie, 7, Ollie, 4, and Mason, 2

Warning against buying doppler machines for home use to check baby

Christmas shoppers have been warned not to buy home doppler machines, which are sold with a view to enable pregnant women to check their baby's heartbeat.

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The study compared 790 men who had heart disease despite being aged under 40

More bad news for men who get grey hair or go bald before the age of 40

Prematurely grey and balding men may be at greater risk of early heart disease, say scientists.

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Viagra to be available over the counter

Brits will be the first in the world to be able to buy Viagra over the counter, following the impotence drug’s reclassification.

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Award winning Carole (right) with TV presenter Annabel Tiffin and Tia.

Teacher Carole's surprise TV award

A bright idea, to help a little girl in her class who is battling cancer, has earned a Padiham teacher a top TV award.

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Suicidal posts will reach local authorities "twice as quickly"

Facebook launches AI tool to identify users expressing suicidal thoughts

Facebook is to use artificial intelligence to help spot user posts expressing thoughts of suicide, and quickly connect members with help.

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Former Claret Jay Rodriguez, who has become the first celebrity ambassador for Pendleside Hospice, meets patient Lorraine Webb-Hall.

Former Claret shoots and scores as first celebrity ambassador for hospice

A former Burnley player, who scored 41 goals for the Clarets, has been named as the first celebrity ambassador for Pendleside Hospice.

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Doctors are appealing for parents to take up the free flu vaccination for children

Call to vaccinate 'super spreader' children to protect grandparents from flu

Parents are being urged to vaccinate their "super-spreader" children against flu in time for Christmas to avoid putting grandparents at risk.
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500 calls were made across Christmas Eve and Christmas Day alone

Shelter reports receiving calls for help every 22 seconds over Christmas

Shelter says its free helpline received a cry for help every 22 seconds during its busiest times last Christmas - and it fears the situation could be worse this winter.

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