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Watch: Lyme disease completely changes the life of young woman

A simple insect bite completely changed the life of a young woman from Liverpool - and the problems she's had getting her illness diagnosed and treated has caused her even more distress.

Worryingly, Lyme disease, which is carried by ticks, is on the increase in Europe.

It left Emma Horlock exhausted and inconstant pain - and she felt let down by the health service.

Now she wants lessons to be learnt from her experience.

Mel Barham reports.

For inform

  • For information about Lyme disease and how it's contracted visit Lyme Disease Action
  • For information about symptoms ways to prevent becoming infected visit the NHS website


Watch: Walking football is helping communities

It's thought that Premier League footballers retire from first team football in their mid thirties.

But, despite being in their 60's and 70's these people refuse to hang up their footy boots.

Walking football is all part of an initiative for communities in Manchester to stay healthy and not get lonely as people grow older.

Paul Crone went to see the 'Gramps Champs' in action.

Calls for Lancashire Trust to 'urgently hire more staff' as it's labelled 'chaotic'

It is claimed that the impact of closing the Chorley A&E has left the department in 'chaos' and patients are being put at risk.

That's the view of councillors who are calling for the Lancashire Trust which runs it to prove it's taking action by urgently recruiting more staff.

This weekend campaigners protested at hospitals across Lancashire and Greater Manchester because their services are being hit by the closure.

Our correspondent Elaine Willcox has this report:


New video highlights IPF lung disease

A new video's been put together to raise awareness of a fatal type of lung disease.

15 thousand people have the Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis across the UK.

The film is a version of Rachel Platten's hit Fight Song by relatives of people with IPF.

Ann Doran, 62, lives in Wigan with her husband and two daughters.

She was diagnosed with IPF in November 2012.

"There are things that I can't do and will never be able to do again, but there are things that you can work around."

– Ann Doran

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Demo at Wigan hospital

Protestors say other hospitals have to deal with the knock on effect Credit: GTV

A protest has taken place at Wigan Royal Albert and Edward RI as part of a series of demonstrations against the closure of Chorley Hospital's A and E Department due to staff shortages.

Protestors are highlighting what they say is the knock on impact on the Wigan hospital. Similar protests have been held in hospitals in Preston, Bolton, Blackburn, Blackpool and Lancaster.

They were joined by those protesting the closure of A And E in Chorley Credit: GTV
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