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Progress: Coun John Swindells

Plans submitted for 300 family homes in Fulwood

Plans have been submitted for a development of 300 family homes in Fulwood in Preston.

Nigel Evans

Bus cuts consultation is sham says MP as he calls for minister to intervene

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans is calling for a Government minister to intervene in what he has dubbed a “sham consultation” about impending £7.5m cuts to all public bus service subsidies.

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Fiona (right) with her sister Katrina.

‘Even with spina bifida you can still have a full life’

When Fiona Sanderson was born with severe spina bifida, doctors told her parents to let her die as she wouldn’t live past a week.

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Kieran Miller, 27, who has cystic fibrosis, celebrating two years since his double lung transplant

Lancashire folk really ARE generous

ONLY one month after the Evening Post launched its campaign “Lancashire Giving the gift of Life” to recruit more organ donors, latest figures show more than 3,000 in the county have pledged to become donors.

The Witness, Platform: PS4, Genre: Puzzle. See PA Feature GAMES Reviews. Picture credit: PA

Games Central - The Witness wows the puzzling crowds on PS4

This week, The Witness wows the puzzling crowds on PS4, Final Fantasy Explorers draw their weapons on Nintendo 3DS and LEGO’s Marvel Avengers bound onto Xbox One.

Entertainment rss

When you are a collaborator in Nazi-ruled Britain, enemies are more numerous than friends

Book review: The British Lion by Tony Schumacher

When you are a collaborator in Nazi-ruled Britain, enemies are more numerous than friends…

Laurence Fox

Laurence Fox - Holding Patterns: A fair start that will enthral his fans

Star of Lewis, part of the Fox acting dynasty and husband of singer-turned-actress Billie Piper, Laurence Fox is having a crack at the music industry with this debut album of extremely passable self-penned indie-influenced tunes.

Oscar nominated Mark Ruffalo (By Cpl. Michael C. Guinto [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

Oscar hopeful Mark Ruffalo warns against fracking ahead of inquiry

Oscar nominated actor Mark Ruffalo has called on the Prime Minister to abandon fracking and leave fossil fuels in the ground. 13 comments

Lion Babe - Begin

Lion Babe - Begin: Not an instant classic, but the potential is palpable

Performance artist Jillian Hervey (who has the best hair - a proper mane - think Whitney Huston circa I Wanna Dance With Somebody) and musician Lucas Goodman, aka Lion Babe, have been working together since 2012 and so far have collaborated with Pharrell Williams, Disclosure and Childish Gambino.

Eleanor McEvoy: Naked Music

Eleanor McEvoy - Naked Music: Songs as evocative as ever

Singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy is a musical legend in her native Ireland and this career retrospective sees her reinterpret songs from her extensive back catalogue.

What women want rss

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Jackie Hough, assistant head of animal studies at Myerscought College, with her Cocker Spaniel, Maebh, says animals do display symptoms of Seasonal Affective Disorder in the dark days as they often pick up their moods from humans.

“Is the miserable weather making your pet gloomy? Maybe your pooch has SAD.”

Shortened daylight hours and a lack of sunlight can cause some people to suffer Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

As part of our series A Light on Darkness, AASMA DAY discovers that animals can get SAD too.

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Glencroft, Euxton. Photo from Google Maps.

Police called to reports of an aggressive man in Euxton

Police were called to reports of a person acting aggressively in Euxton tonight.

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Angie Potter, who was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

“I burned the candles at both ends - and ended up with Chronic Fatigue”

Chronic fatigue sufferer Angie gets back on her feet with help at clinic Burning the candle at both ends, Angie Potter was used to a fast paced life crammed with lots of activities.However, when she was suddenly hit by extreme tiredness and loss of energy, she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

She tells AASMA DAY her story and how the North West Fatigue Clinic in Preston has helped her rebuild her life

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Award winning actress Polly Lister, who has written and will star in her play

Review: I Was A Wife, Dukes, Lancaster

Brave, bold and beautiful.

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SAD sufferer Beverley Bunting with her lightboxes

SAD story: “Aussie sun changed my dad from grumpy to happy”

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a depressive illness caused by shortened daylight hours and a lack of sunlight and 117,000 people across Lancashire are believed to be afflicted.

Today, in our new series, A Light on Darkness, AASMA DAY looks at what SAD is and talks to Beverley Bunting whose dad suffered so badly, he emigrated.

Columnists rss

LEP Columnist Barry Freeman

Just one final hit from the boom-time brats

Many things mark out as unique those Britons born in the immediate post-war period, few of them not now the subject of heated debate.

Nicola Adam, Group Editor

Microfibre monsters

Winter is sent to try us all.

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Dad’s ruling the roost while the boss is away

The boss was away for the weekend recently, doing whatever middle-aged women do for fun, leaving yours truly in charge of the house, kids, puppy and cats.

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It’s best to leave your pyjamas in the bedroom

The school gates are a place like no other, a venue which brings together people who, other than their children, have little in common.

Lorin LaFave, Breck Bednars mother, who featured in the disturbing Murder Games: The Life and Death of Breck Bednar

Hunting the trolls who hide behind their keyboards

Social media is all around us. We update our Facebook status by the hour, and hungrily check our Twitter feeds for likes or retweets, our hearts a-flutter to hear the longed-for ‘ping’ of a smartphone alert.

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Out & about rss

BOOST: Garstang swimming pool is in line for investment after a funding bid was submitted to Sport England

Garstang’s town swimming pool could be getting a £105,000 revamp.

Six-figure revamp on the cards for Garstang’s swimming pool

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Ron McDougall

Guild Wheel detour could help solve traffic headache

Preston’s iconic Guild Wheel could be re-routed to make it safer for cyclists, runners and walkers.

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GAME OF THE WEEK: Sebastien Loeb Rally EVO, Platform: PS4, Genre: Racing.

Games Central - A name. A legend. Four wheels

This week, Sebastien Loeb’s Rally EVO speeds onto PS4, Life Is Strange’s Limited Edition launches on Xbox One and Tetris Ultimate throws some shapes on PS Vita. Elsewhere, Crashlands and Baum provide RPG scavengers and physics puzzlers plenty to get their teeth into on smartphone and tablet.

Macdonald Forest Hills hotel exterior

Macdonald Forest Hills hotel: Banish those January blues

It seems every bit of Britain has been battered by the festive floods. So it was fabulous to see nature trying to get itself back to normal.

Austria is great for skiing

Unspoilt Austrian resort perfect for skiing

During a ski career spanning three decades of mishaps (ligaments, collarbone, nose) apart from any ski improvement on my part I’ve seen many changes.

Your Weddings rss

Chris Thomas and Ian Greaves married at Preston Registration Office, followed by a reception at Lea Social Club. Pictures by Ashley Barnard - www.blackpoolphotographer.co.uk. With special thanks to Rosemere Cancer Foundation - www.rosemere.org.uk.

Thoughtful couple used nuptials to help charities close to their hearts

Even when tying the knot, dedicated nurse Chris Thomas showed he was also married to his job.

Adlington couple Emma Langley and Mark Salisbury tied the knot at Ashfield House Hotel in Wigan. 
Pictures by Velvet Fleur Photography - www.velvetfleurphotography.com

FEATURE WEDDING: Proposal even came as a surprise to Mark after Emma caught him out!

When Emma Langley decided she wanted to go to Bali to celebrate her birthday, she didn’t quite realise that her determination was putting a spanner in the works for boyfriend Mark Salisbury.

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Stephen Mellows-Facer and Lyndsey Wilson married at Bolton Registry Office followed by a humanist ceremony at The Barlow, Edgworth.
 Pictures by L&L Photography, part of Magic Munkeys Photography - www.magicmunkeys.com

Couple staged theatre theme for a ‘wedding production’ with a twist

It was a wedding ‘production’ for theatre-loving pair Stephen Mellows-Facer and Lyndsey Wilson, pulled together by a dedicated ‘committee’ made up of family and friends.

Preston couple Peter Tiltman and Jacqueline Miller married at Marsh Farm Hall in Great Eccleston, Preston, on September 19. 
Pictures by Simon Crumpton. With special thanks to Marsh Farm Hall - www.lancashire-holiday-cottages.co.uk

FEATURE WEDDING: Groom’s surprise announcement to guests during wedding speech

Walking through a notorious ‘pick-pocket hotspot’ wasn’t part of Peter Tiltman’s plan when as he carried an engagement ring around Latvia’s capital city.

Clare Horner and Jonathan Sinclair married at St James Church, Leyland, followed by a reception at Bartle Hall
. Pictures by L&L Photography, part of Magic Munkeys Photography - www.magicmunkeys.com

‘Cute-meet’ has a happy ending for couple who met at friend’s wedding

Ten years after first saying ‘hello’ to one another at a friend’s wedding, Clare Horner and Jonathan Sinclair were saying ‘I do’ on their own special day.

Apprenticeships rss

AMBITIONS: Nigel Whitehead

Record number of apprentices are set to be taken on by BAE Systems

Aircraft maker BAE Systems is set to take on a record number of young apprentices.

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