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Of the 6.1 million smokers in England, six in 10 want to quit but most try to quit using willpower alone (or ‘cold turkey’) despite this being the least effective method.  The most successful quit attempts use a combination of effective stop smoking support methods. The best way to quit is with expert help from […]

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Having a heart age older than your chronological age means that you are at a higher risk of having a heart attack or stroke, which are the two main forms of cardiovascular disease, which is the second leading cause of death in the country. It is estimated that over 50 deaths a day from these […]

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Founded by easyJet tycoon Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, easyCoffee first launched in the UK in 2016 with two sites in London at Earls Court and Oxford Street. easyCoffee opened stores in Blackburn and Burnley in 2017, with Blackburn’s being the first outside London. easyCoffee’s Northern stores have been a runaway hit with locals since opening, and […]

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The scheme which is available to adults (over 16) who live, work, have a GP or are in full time education in the borough, with additional programmes of activities at weekends for children and families. At the launch of the walk, Councillor Damian Talbot, Blackburn with Darwen Council’s Executive Member for Leisure and Culture, said: […]

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From June 9th – 17th people in Lancashire will be encouraging more people to get on a bike and cycle for at least 10 minutes or more. To be in with a chance of winning prizes simply register and log all of your rides. There is so much to win from a brand new bike […]

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What do walk leaders do? During a walk, walk leaders are at the front, middle or back of a group – making sure everyone is safe and happy.  They plan routes, support walkers and act as ambassadors for walking – showing people that walking really can make a big difference to their lives. Do I […]

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The F.A.S.T. (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) acronym has featured in the advertising for a number of years and is a simple test to help people identify the most common signs of a stroke, and emphasises the importance of acting quickly by calling 999 Face – has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile? […]

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  What are we looking for? You would be a good swimmer yourself, patient and caring and able to motivate others. You would have a friendly personality and an ease of making conversation and getting on with people. The role is flexible in terms of timing although would need to be at a mutually convenient […]

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BLACKBURN women are being invited to kick-start the New Year by signing up to Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Every day 110 people are diagnosed with cancer in the North West region That’s why the charity is urging women of all shapes, sizes, ages and abilities to enter Race for Life 5k event at […]

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For the past five weeks members of Creative Support’s Social Inclusion Service have participated in a healthy eating course called ‘Be the Chef’. Based at the Bank Top Neighbourhood Learning Centre, the course has been designed by Chris Truckle and Janice Horsley of Positive Minds with the support of the Wellbeing team. The course concluded […]

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