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Tragic death of pupil who was struck on head by teacher

Historian Keith Johnson looks back at the tragic death of schoolboy...

This blue Mercedes is on sale for �18

Dinky Toys always popular with collectors

Antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks back at childhood collectables...

Andrew Pearson

A pensioner's efforts for the Rainbow Ramble

A determined pensioner who had suffered two strokes raised nearly £300 by taking part in a colourful sponsored walk.


Postcard sent in 1955 FINALLY arrives in Garstang - 62 years late

Garstang resident Lynn Harter was delighted to receive a birthday postcard only to be left puzzled after discovering it was nearly 62 years late.
Lloyds Bank mobile branch bank

A new era of mobile banking branches

Lloyds Bank customers in Longridge have been thrown a lifeline with the opening of a number of mobile branches.

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Halifax Town v Choley National Conference North Play-off Final at the MSI stadium Halifax.  Towns Scott Garner challenges Chorley's Adam Blakeman. Picture Tony Johnson.

New era dawns for ambitious Magpies

A new era of success on the pitch and improvements off it has been ushered in at Chorley FC.

Groom Lee Burns and bride Kirsty Walkden from Chorley enjoy going to comic conventions

Superheroes join forces in marriage

Batman is to tie the knot with Wonder Woman with their newborn Robyn in tow.

Derek Caren and Sue Moore

Mental health ‘A&E’ house opening in Coppull

A crisis house to serve people suffering from a breakdown in their mental health has opened in Coppull.

Louise Dewhurst, cancer awareness nurse with Cancer Research UK

Nurse aims to deter cancer with lifestyle tips

A Preston nurse – Louise Dewhurst – has an extensive knowledge of the devastating impact cancer can have on a patient and their families.


Animals raise a glass for St Catherine’s hospice

Peacocks, sharks and toucans were among the animals buying rounds of beer at an animal pub crawl on Saturday.

Katy Ashworth

Celebs to cook up a storm at Preston city centre event

A live cooking event in Preston’s city centre has been met with “plenty of excitement” say organisers.

Preston City Centre
Members of Voice for All,  a user-led advocacy group run by and for people with a learning disability who use the Brothers of Charity Services in Lancashire

A group that was created to provide a Voice for All

Giving people with learning disabilities a voice is a key priority for members of Brothers of Charity Services.

Take That Wonderland tour

REVIEW: Take That supported by All Saints at Manchester Arena

Along with tens of thousands of my closest friends, I popped out to see the Mancunian boys made good who have arrived for a barn-storming return to the city they call home.

Caravan park

Where are the best caravan parks in Lancashire?

With the Bank Holiday weekend around the corner, thoughts turn to a quick and local get-away.

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Katy Brand.

Comedian Katy Brand brings “I Was a Teenage Christian” to Lancaster

A Brand new take on evangelical Christianity is the finale of The Dukes spring comedy season.

Fred Gornall off to his wedding in a car from his garage. He is in the centre of the back row, his wife Elizabeth back right, another Gornall, Albert, is driving

Lancashire's family of madcap inventors

For more than a century, generations of inventors hailed from one Lancashire family. John Grimbaldeston reports on the talented Gornalls of Pilling

Whittingham Asylum

Rise and fall of Britain's largest mental asylum

A new project aims to record the 150-year history of Whittingham Hospital. Now a sprawling housing development, Joe Atkin looks at the rise and fall of Britain’s largest mental asylum.

Fabio's Real Italian - the salmon pasta

Fabio’s Real Italian added to a growing list of family favourites

Stick with what you know – that is our usual approach when treating ourselves to a takeaway.

Preston City Centre
Kieron Jones, Lee Hardacre and Alison Burns from Lawrence Hunt, Penwortham head office, with a cheque for Baby Beat Appeal

Lawrence Hunt and Co donates to Baby Beat Appeal

The Baby Beat Appeal in Preston has received a cash boost to help towards improvements to its two maternity units and neonatal intensive care unit.
Jonathan Parr, Damien McDonald, Marc Summers, Dave Bond and Simon Bird completed the Fred Whitton Challenge for Rainbow House

Tough cycling challenge in aid of Rainbow House

A group of cyclists tackled the notoriously difficult Fred Whitton Challenge and raised nearly £5,000 for Rainbow House, Mawdesley.

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