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Tesco Burnley bakers ready for charity Christmas Day 10k

For the second year running a pair of hot-heeled Tesco Burnley employees will be donning their trainers for a Christmas Day 10k to raise money for Pendleside Hospice.

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Current guidelines recommend that an alcohol-free childhood is best

Under age drinking warning as study finds sixth of parents let young drink at 14

Health experts have warned of the dangers of under age drinking after a study found that one in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at the age of 14.

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The Gynaecology Outpatients Department at the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre with their donations for the Women's Refuge.

Burnley General workers' touching Women's Refuge donation

In lieu of the traditional Secret Santa, nurses and healthcare assistants in the Gynaecology Outpatients Department at the Lancashire Women and Newborn Centre at Burnley General Hospital have taken a more charitable approach to the festive period this year.

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Chemo boost for Burnley General Hospital

Cancer patients in Burnley and beyond have been given a huge boost with the opening of a specialist unit at Burnley General Teaching Hospital.
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(From left) Frank Dinsdale, practice administrator, Julie Platt; hygienist, Bridget Doherty, practice manager, Dawn Greenwood; dental nurse, Claire Smith; and dentist Dr Mike Powell.

Briercliffe Road Dental Practice's £2,000 Rosemere Cancer Foundation donation

With toothy grins all around, staff at Burnley’s Briercliffe Road Dental Practice have made their final presentation of the money they have raised for Rosemere Cancer Foundation over the last 12 months.

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Be prepared for those questions

How to answer 9 of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

From 'Is Father Christmas real' to 'Why is the sky blue?', youngsters know how to put parents on the spot.

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Coun Peter Britcliffe, Chairman of the county council's Health Scrutiny Committee

Council to monitor progress on reducing county's high suicide rate

Experts have been asked to report back within a year on the progress being made to reduce the number of suicides in Lancashire.

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Plain dried pasta and noodles are still free

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.
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Keira Crossley (wearing a white t-shirt, left) with Lisa Stuttard (wearing a white t-shirt, right) with Damian's children and his nieces and nephews.

Burnley pair raising for Brain Research Trust in memory of beloved father-of-three

Gearing up to tackle the London Marathon in 2018, the wife and sister of a Burnley man who died after being diagnosed with an aggressive brain tumour earlier this year have dedicated themselves to raising funds and awareness for a neurological charity.
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Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back.
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The baby was reported to have been born at Royal Preston Hospital weighingsix pounds and 12 ounces.

Ex-football star Clarke Carlisle welcomes baby daughter

Former Blackpool, Preston and Burnley defender Clarke Carlisle has welcomed a new baby girl into his life.
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Men are also more susceptible to complications

Enormous televisions and reclining chairs recommended in fight against man flu

The much-debated phenomenon of "man flu" may have some basis in fact, researchers have said.
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Peppa Pig is broadcast in more than 180 countries

Peppa Pig blamed for 'inappropriate use of Primary Care Services'

Cartoon character Peppa Pig has been blamed for contributing to patients' unrealistic expectations of what they can expect from their GP.

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NHS Organ Donor Register card

Opt-out organ donation system moves closer

Families should overcome the "fatal reluctance" to talk aboutorgan donation, the Health Secretary urged as he launched a consultation into plans for an opt-out system.

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The council will meet on Thursday at County Hall.

Council recruitment drive follows criticism by Ombudsman.

A major recruitment drive for occupational therapists (OTs) has followed criticism of Lancashire County Council by the Local Government Ombudsman.

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Mayor of Burnley Coun. Howard Baker, ELHT Chairman Professor Eileen Fairhurst, Mrs Rokiya Layer, Senior Sister Vikki McLoughlin and Consultant Vascular Surgeon Mr Rob Salaman at the opening of the new Lancashire Elective Centre (s)

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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