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Teepees and fizz in the garden

Hannah Rimmer was the last of four sisters to get married and her wedding to Scott Raisbeck was a real family day.

Falkland Heroes pub in the 1980s

History of Ingol and Cottam

With plans approved to build hundreds of homes on Ingol Golf Club, and the ongoing development of the area, local historian Keith Johnson looks at the history of the north west corner of Preston
Ray Sudlow, Denise Hartley MBE, and Bill Shannon in the new nature reserve at Intact, Preston

New nature reserve at Intact in Ingol and Tanterton - with VIDEO

Following two years of blood, sweat and tears, Intact Community Trust is pleased to announce it has opened its nature reserve.
Matthew Brown Brewery, in Pole Street, Preston, in  1922

History of brewing in Preston

The number of breweries in Lancashire has trebled in the past 12 months but, as local historian Keith Johnson reports ,the figure pales compared to the heyday of brewing in Preston

Dame Judi Dench is supporting World's Biggest Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning events in Lancashire

The Lancashire community is invited to enjoy a cuppa and a slice or two of cake to help beat cancer.
St James's C of E School in Leyland in 1975/6. Gordon Gregson is stood at the back second from the left

Gordon always took very good care of his school

Growing up, Paul Gregson had great inside knowledge of TWO primary schools, despite only attending one.


Big Chip Off​ competition celebrates fourth year of finding best spuds

It paid for contestants to have a chip on their shoulder at a fun charity competition in Lancashire.

Stylish vintage ladies clothing

A 1930s Levi denim jacket could be worth thousands of pounds

Our antiques expert Allan Blackburn looks at the value of vintage clothing...

Fishergate Hill where George Gillson stayed in a lodging house

Grizzly end for Preston female thief masquerading as a man

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at a crime story from yesteryear with a grizzly and shocking end...
Bistrot Pierre is set to open in the former Fishergate Baptist Church, Preston

PROJECT UPDATE: Date set for new French restaurant in Preston

What is the project?

Preston City Centre
Vera Leitao, Emma Nicholas (paediatric nurse aged 38 from Chorley), Karen Kelly (paediatric nurse aged 41 from Adlington), Jayde Melling and Nicola Robinson took part in Stand up to Cancer

Chorley mum Stands up to Cancer in memory of her daughter

A gang of nurses swapped their uniforms for bright orange wigs and legwarmers – in a bid to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.


Dog pawty fun in Preston for Rosemere Cancer Foundation - with VIDEO

Humans are not the only ones who can party, as dogs broke out for the day to enjoy their own pawty.
Mikron Theatre Company's show In at the Deep End - Craig Anderson James McLean Claire Marie Seddon Skipwick RNLI Crew by Peter Boyd Photography

In at the Deep End in Leyland

A theatre company is preparing to dive into two hundred years of saving lives at sea with the RNLI.

The average price of a pint rose by 6p

Average price of pint of bitter tops £3 for first time

The average price of a pint of bitter in pubs has topped £3 for the first time, a new report has revealed.

Food and Drink
Mac Allister 10 Tread Aluminium Double Stepladder.

Gardening: 5 of the best garden stepladders

We look at 5 of the best 5 stepladders
Kirstie Allsopp

Food and Drink: Property queen Kirstie Allsopp switches location to the kitchen

TV presenter Kirstie Allsopp is best known as one half of the Location, Location, Location double act – and we already know she’s talented at scouring for properties and giving straight-talking advice.
The view from the Hotel Zum Stadttor.

Travel: Austrian hills are alive with sound of great adventure...

There are two things that have made me fall in love with Austria over the years – the jaw-dropping scenery and the friendly people.
Travel and Leisure
The team from Robins and Day, in Preston, takes a quick break in Settle, 36 miles in to the challenge in aid of Rosemere. Paul Walton, Will Lynes, Dave Lince and Paul Livsey

Preston workers cycle coast to coast for Rosemere

A man who was partially paralysed has completed a gruelling 24-hour cycle challenge in memory of his mum.

Holly Wignall, Richard Dyer and Jamie Scahill at Williamson Park

Lancaster park to host new three day music festival

A brand new three day music festival is set to take over Williamson Park in Lancaster next year.

Vincent Fairclough, with Bill Ainscough  and children, parents and staff at Rainbow House, in Mawdesley

Special centre’s £100,000 boost

A leading Lancashire education centre which caters for youngster and adults from across the region has a major cash boost.

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