Lives in Lancashire

LIVES IN LANCASHIRE is a new feature brought to you by 2BR. Lives In Lancashire is about real stories and real people across Lancashire. Every month we meet someone in Lancashire and share their stories. You can see all the latest from Lives In Lancashire below.

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LIVES IN LANCASHIRE: Ben's Bowel Movements

Last Updated: 5:06pm, Tuesday 3rd January 2017

He's inspired, he's amazed and this Preston dad has done it all after being told he has terminal bowel cancer. Meeting someone like Ben Ashworth is an incredible experience. His positive attitude on life despite the hand he's been dealt is something extraordinary.

So back in 2012 Ben got the horrific news that he has stage four bowel cancer.



Last Updated: 2:11pm, Tuesday 31st January 2017

Graeme Dawson built the terrifying feat of engining over ten years ago and has been improving its fighting skills ever since.

The Big Nipper team are regular contestants on Robot Wars.In fact, the TV show inspired Graeme and the gang to create the beast on wheels.

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LIVES IN LANCASHIRE: Blackburn mum trying to save daughter

Ever parent dreads to hear these words but this mum in Blackburn has heard them four times now.

But Helen Sproates is refusing to let the heartbreak beat her and has raised over £25,000 to help Gemma through this horrific time while continuing to raise awareness about her daughter's condition. 

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