Join the Rainbow House Ramble

Volunteers are invited to join youngsters with disabilities as they take on the annual Rainbow House Ramble.
Members of Croston Scout Group

Croston Scouts sleep out for Shelter

Members of Croston Scouts camped out in cardboard boxes to raise money for a homeless charity.

One of the dog poo bag dispensers in Croston village

Creative DIY dog poo bag dispenser

A village which is a contender for RHS Britain in Bloom has come up with a creative idea to encourage walkers to pick up their dog mess.

Chairwoman of the Croston bloom group Anne Peet with volunteers.
Croston in Bloom are finalists in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

Bloomers come back bigger and better

Defiant villagers have rolled up their sleeves and pulled on their gardening gloves ready to flood Croston in colour for this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

Happy: Billy Howards house was flooded last year but hes delighted to be back home

Victims of Lancashire’s Boxing Day floods tell of their year of struggle

The land was already saturated from Storm Desmond, but then another storm began to batter the county – Eva. By nightfall on Boxing Day, thousands of people had been forced to flee their homes, leaving behind all their possessions and treasured items. MEGAN TITLEY and MARK WHITE examine how the worst flooding in living memory affected those caught up in it.

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Croston Fair

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of upcoming events this weekend.
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Adam Platt receives a Young Citizen Award from assistant chief constable Mark Bates and Amanda Parker, High Sheriff of Lancashire at the time

Unsung community hero: Adam Platt

We are celebrating the region’s unsung community heroes. In the first in our series, Natalie Walker speaks to Adam Platt, who, despite his own health problems, always puts the lives of others before himself.
Croston Velo is one of the many cycling clubs that regularly visits Twin Lakes Velo Cafe

Bikes, dogs and even horses are welcome at Twin Lakes Cafe Velo

Croston is a popular cycling spot, with its rural roads.

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The Grapes, Croston

Mystery of popular village pub in surprise shutdown

A village has been rocked by the closure of one of its most popular pub/restaurants.

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Oliver Tenant, Steve Nicholson-Wrigley, Will Mac, and Neil Bullen at the Bedroom DJ event at Cafe Velo

Ditch your duvet and listen to the
 rising talents of the ‘bedroom DJs’

There were no early nights at Twin Lakes Velo Cafe when a host of bedroom DJs performed to eager crowds to showcase their hidden talents.

Chorley Magistrates' Court

Chorley court list - November 1 2016

Here is a list of cases at Chorley and Preston magistrates' courts.
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Neil Calvert

Long-serving trustee to bid farewell to Derian House

A long-standing trustee of a children’s hospice is stepping down after more than a decade.
Last year's Winter Sparkle

Get ready for a winter wonderland

Christmas is nearly here, as a children’s hospice launches its annual Winter Sparkle Spectacular.
Chorley Magistrates' Court

Chorley court list - Tuesday October 25 2016

Here is a list of cases involving Chorley or Leyland offenders at Chorley or Preston magistrates' courts

Real ale

Where are the best real ale pubs in Lancashire?

Online readers have submitted suggestions for the best real ale pubs in the area.

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Halloween at Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Top 10 things to do at the weekend in Lancashire

Here is a list of 10 fun things to do next weekend.
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Chorley Magistrates' Court

Chorley court list - October 18 2016

Here is a list of cases heard at Chorley Magistrates' Court.
An RAF Chinook helicopter is deployed to help fill a hole in the flood defences of the River Douglas near Croston

Advice pack for how to avoid flooding this winter

CAMPAIGNERS working to prevent houses from flooding in Lancashire have issued advice to residents.

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Steven Nicholson-Wrigley and Jon Back from Twin Lakes Velo Cafe

Bedroom DJs get ready to share their music at new event

A bedroom DJ is urging shy enthusiasts to ditch the duvet and perform to an encouraging audience.
Alan 'AJ' Wright

Crime author strikes again with award honour

Author Alan ‘AJ’ Wright has murder in mind as he is the running for a top prize in a prestigious crime writing competition.

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