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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The Burnley skipper is helping to save more than just shots in Lancashire.

He's team up with cancer charity Cares to help more of us make sure we get the help we did if we're diagnosed with the disease.

It's a cause close to the Claret captain's heart.

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LIVES IN LANCASHIRE: East Lancashire Hospice

17 years ago the hospice saved her life and ever since she's been giving back.

Hear from Laura whose powerful message may change the way you think about the charity.

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LIVES IN LANCASHIRE: Saving lives from our skies

Go behind the scenes of the North West Air Ambulance Service.

Andy from Padiham is one of the paramedics keeping us safe from our skies. Find out he and his crew do their amazing work and why they need our help.

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LIVES IN LANCASHIRE: Mum gets vital help from Blackburn Rovers

We chat to Joanne Prince about how the staff at the Community Trust turned her life around.

They've been amazing with her young son who has diabetes.

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LIVES IN LANCASHIRE: Firefighter trying to prevent crashes

We're speaking to Nelson firefighter Shahbaz Shah who shows us how Lancashire Fire and Rescue do more than just put out fires and rush out to car crashes.

They want to stop people ending up in such deadly incidents and here's how they're doing it.

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Meet one of the kindest people you'll ever come across!

Natalia Lotcka's has such an incredible outlook on life and has helped people all over her community.

But the work she does at the Mystery Tea House doesn't stop in Lancashire...

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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. 



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: 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.