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Health news in Preston covering Royal Preston Hospital, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, GP practices and other health updates – as well as real-life features with those speaking out about health conditions

Preston-based online mental health support group now meeting in person

Rachel outside The Larder An online mental health support group started by a Longridge woman has gone offline. Rachel Phoenix is holding weekly Rise and Shine meetings in Preston city centre so people aged […]

2 years ago
Send a card to help reduce loneliness in Preston care homes this Christmas

Pile of Christmas cards An initiative that encourages people to send Christmas cards to their local care homes is returning for a third year. Cards for Kindness, which was originally set up by Lancashire County Council in […]

2 years ago
Comedian Dave Spikey coming to Flag Market for Stop the Pressure Day 2019

Dave Spikey Lancashire comedian Dave Spikey is due to join NHS staff on the Flag Market for Stop the Pressure Day 2019. Dave, who is best known for his stand-up comedy and […]

2 years ago
Ben’s legacy to live on in Avenham’s Cheeky Santa Dash

Avenhams Cheeky Santa Dash will return for its sixth year to help raise money for Rosemere Cancer Foundation. The charity is taking over the Cheeky Santa Dash this year in […]

2 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Three Preston pals complete 26 mile hike to raise money for cancer charity

The three pals Three pals from Preston who completed a tough 26-mile hike across the Lake District have raised £1,600 for Macmillan. Kate Hutchinson was joined by friends Catherine Knott and Louise Mault – whose […]

2 years ago
Preston genomics scientist recognised in national awards

Deborah Lakeland A Preston scientist has been recognised as part of a national development programme for women in science and engineering. Deborah Lakeland, Specialist Biomedical Scientist in Molecular Pathology and Genomics at […]

2 years ago
Living with a stammer: Why I won’t be silenced this International Stammering Awareness Day

Jack Dinsley Have you ever been talking to someone and then out of the blue you can’t finish the end of your sentence? Ever since I was young this has been me. […]

2 years ago
How these robo-pets are bringing joy to Preston care home residents

Joyce and Arnie share a kiss Robotic pets are being used in three Preston care homes to help tackle loneliness and isolation. The ‘robo-pets’ are the perfect companions for people with dementia as they behave like […]

2 years ago
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