Happy 100th birthday to Betty Robinson

Betty Robinson has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Kath Cordingley

Keeping bees at The Bee Centre at Samlesbury Hall is more than a hobby

What do you get someone for their 44th birthday?
BAE Systems employees, Lee Bowen, Toby Macneil, Ryan Harris, Jonathan Hubbert, and Max Brace pictured half way through their 200 mile charity bike ride outside Combat Stresss Audley facility in Shropshire

BAE Systems staff cycle 200 miles to Preston in aid of Combat Stress

Five BAE Systems employees have raised more than £1,000 after cycling more than 200 miles in two days for an Armed Forces veterans’ mental health charity.
What the main training ground building could look like

PNE decision day arrives: What you need to know

The future of Preston North End's training ground masterplan will be decided by the city council's planning committee on Thursday.
Dog agility shows are sure to delight the crowds at Garstang Show

Things to do this weekend (August 4 to 7)

There's a great mix of events happening over the next few days, why not head out to one?
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BAE Systems' Warton plant

BAE’s half year results show “good progress”

Weapons giant BAE has released its half year results, which the firm says shows “good progress”.

Marion Konczak, outside the Appeal Court in London. Photo: Richard Gittins/Champion News

Single sexist comment costs one of Lancashire’s biggest employers £360,000

A manager’s “clumsy” comment to a secretary that “women take things more emotionally than men” will cost Britain’s biggest arms manufacturer £360,000.

A picture of the car involved in the crash was posted to Twitter by officers searching for four men

Hunt for four men launched in Samlesbury woodland after crash

Police are searching woodland near Preston New Road in Samlesbury after four men reportedly ran off after a car crash.
Geoffrey Haslam and John Bicknell were honoured for being committed blood donars by NHS Blood and Transplant

Two Chorley men honoured at NHS Blood and Transplant awards for 100 donations

A special awards ceremony has honoured blood and platelet donors who have collectively saved and improved the lives of thousands of people.

County councillor Geoff Driver

Council leader 'bans' chief executive and senior staff

The leader of Lancashire County Council has 'banned' senior authority staff from attending briefing meetings with him.
Elderflower Crafts will be at the Summer Art Fair at Samlesbury Hall

Things to do this weekend (July 8 and 9)

There's some great activities and events happening in Lancashire:
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General view of Lower Hall Farm, at the end of Potters Lane, Samlesbury, Preston - farmland that could be turned into a large quarry.

Fears are rewoken over quarry plans

Two public meetings have been called over renewed plans to turn farmland into a major quarry development.

Staff at BAE were evacuated last night after a fire broke out in an extractor unit, say fire services.

Fire sparks evacuation at BAE

Staff at BAE were evacuated last night after a fire broke out in an extractor unit, say fire services.
Preston town hall

Preston Council claws back cash from benefit cheats

A zero-tolerance approach to benefit fraud has seen £140,000 recovered from residents in Preston.
Pupils at Wheelton Primary School in the 1950s. Geoffrey Wilson, top row, second from right.
His best friend Graham Baxendale is middle row, second from left.

There were testing times for Geoffrey in schooldays

It sounds like a common recurring nightmare – turning up to school and being unprepared for an exam.

Lightnings past and present

Lightning strikes twice at aero site

Lightning has struck twice for workers at one of Lancashire’s biggest aircraft plants.

Enjoy a weekend of dancing and fun at the Vintage Festival being held at the Canberra Club, Samlesbury

Things to do this weekend (May 20 and 21)

A great selection of events happening on Saturday and Sunday in Lancashire.
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Salsa dancing

Have a go at... Salsa dancing

Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean. The movements of salsa have origins in Cuban Son, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo and Puertorican Bomba and Plena and other dance forms.

Hoghton Tower is the venue for a Motorcycle Sprint on Sunday, May 7

Things to do this weekend

Here's just a taste of events happening in Lancashire...
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Participants from BAE Systems who walked between their two sites raising 5,000 for charity

BAE Systems walk for Blesma

More than 260 participants walked almost 20 miles between BAE Systems’ military aircraft sites at Warton and Samlesbury raising £5,000 for charity.

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