Have a go at.... Amateur dramatics

Theatre performed by amateur actors and singers. Amateur theatre groups may stage plays, revues, musicals, light opera, pantomime or variety shows.
Oscar and Sid Clark

Oscar Clark to take on Walk in the Dark in memory of dad

A brave youngster will step into his late father’s shoes this weekend for a charity walk to help his family’s fundraising legacy


Sponsored walk for Amelia Brome raises thousands

A team of walkers raised more than £4,000 for a young girl who is fighting cancer.
Megan Alty with her new hair, cut by Lucy Duff, of Lucia Salon, in Lostock Hall, for Little Princess Trust

Megan donates her hair to Little Princess Trust

Eight-year-old Megan Alty has donated her hair to help children with cancer.
Police want to speak to this man over an attempted robbery at Middleforth Garage on Leyland Road, Penwortham

Attempted robbery at petrol station

CCTV images have been released of three men police want to speak to after an attempted robbery at a 24 hour filling station.

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Lisa Timms

Lisa follows her late dad in the London Marathon

A woman is running the London marathon in memory of her late father, who also competed in the event.

Bethany Lowe, 24, from Penwrotham is hoping to become Miss Preston.

Footballer Bethany wants to show a tomboy can win Miss Preston

A footballer says she wants to prove you don’t have to be a “girly-girl” to be crowned Miss Preston.

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Brian Lomax

Trustee of Lancashire Cat Rescue to do the London Marathon

A grandfather who co-founded Lancashire Cat Rescue will be taking on the London Marathon to help keep his charity in funds.
County Hall, Preston

Remember to register right to vote in May elections

Remember to claim your right to vote - that is the message from County Hall with just two days left to register to vote in May’s county council elections.

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Heartbeat collectors Peter and Ann Hilton (far right), with Sainsbury's staff Paul Gordon, Cath Spence and Jackie Campbell

Sainsbury's collect for Heartbeat

Collections from Sainsbury’s in Penwortham have raised almost £900 for Heartbeat.
County Hall

Election battle begins for Lancashire County Council seats

The battlelines have now been drawn for Lancashire County Council’s elections on May 4 with some 315 candidates competing for 84 seats at County Hall.

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Shop manager Lesley Fishleigh

A purr-fect way to work and support a cat charity

Loving felines is a big requisite for working at the Cats Protection charity shop in Penwortham.

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The Msunduza Centre, opened by Partners in Education

Creating a really perfect partnership in Swaziland

Feeding impoverished children from a shipping container has made such a difference to the Swaziland community.

Photo Neil Cross
The bungalow on Liverpool Road, Penwortham, with plans to turn it into a tea room

Cafe plans for town bungalow

One of the last residential properties on Penwortham’s high street could soon be turned into a cafe.

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Luke Adimora, 47, has been jailed 
Pic: Lancashire Police

Man jailed after car break-in spree

A Manchester man has been jailed after he stole airbags and seatbelts from cars in Chorley, Leyland and Penwortham.
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Amelia Brome

Guild Wheel walk in aid of Amelia Brome

Kind-hearted fund-raisers will walk 21 miles to help boost an appeal for a cancer-stricken girl whose charity box was stolen by thieves.
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Cadley FC team picture, back row from left, manager Danny Maddox, Jack Ormsby, Lewis Grant, Kieran Houghton, William Pitt, Sam Maddox, Daniel Houston-Cookson, Jaay Marolia, Assistant Paul Fitzgerald 
 front row from left, Jack Holding, Dylan Crossey, Lewis Culshaw, Bradley Smith, Raiess Patel and Ty Rowland -   Football action from Chorley Building Society under 13 Youth Cup, Cadley FC (white kit) take on Carnforth Rangers FC (red kit) at The Lancashire Football Association, The County Ground, Leyland.

Dylan Crossey’s teammates to litter pick in his memory

Tonnes of litter will be removed from a litter bank to help raise money in the name of talented young amateur footballer who was killed when he was knocked off his bike.


Galloway’s the voice of news

Reading the newspaper can be thought of as a luxury by those who are blind or partially sighted.

Floods warning as high winds batter county

Floods warning as high winds batter county

A flooding warning was issued tonight for the River Ribble in Lancashire as high winds and heavy rain battered the county.

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Coun David Howarth examining the pavement along Manor Lane, Penwortham, that has an unusual collection of imprints of footprints, paw prints

County’s footpaths are ‘definitely getting worse’

Urgent calls have been made to address the state of Lancashire’s footpaths.

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