A night of legends in Whittle-le-Woods helps to boost funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

Music legends Elvis Presley and John Lennon were brought to life for one night only as part of a lavish fund-raiser for St Catherine’s Hospice.


Have a go at... Taekwondo

A Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques

Photo Neil Cross Work will be delayed  on the Broughton bypass

More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.

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The aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster

No contact regarding tower fire survivors, Preston Council says

Council officers in Preston have said they have had no contact from colleagues in London regarding rehousing those left homeless by the Grenfell Tower disaster.

Megan Rigby, 18 and Amy Dwyer and Katie McVeigh, both 17, from Penwortham and Longton, partied with the Countess of Wessex and Greg Rutherford at Buckingham Palace as they received their gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

Buckingham Palace party with Olympic gold medallist for Penwortham girls

Three young women have been congratulated by royalty and an Olympic gold medallist after earning the highest Duke of Edinburgh honour.

Moped rider killed in collision

Moped rider killed in collision

A moped rider has died after his machine mounted the pavement and ploughed into railings.

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Brian Lomax

Penwortham Booths gets behind Lancashire Cat Rescue

Staff at a supermarket are showing their support for an employee who has been tirelessly raising funds to help injured and defenceless animals in Lancashire.
Murder victim 20 year old Janet Murgatroyd

Haunting final pictures of murdered Preston student released in fresh bid to catch killer

The killer of student Janet Murgatroyd has been urged to give himself up, 21 years after the crime. Detectives still looking into the case say new information has come to light since the initial investigation, but not enough to bring anyone to court.

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County Hall

Child care shake-up plan for Lancashire

Radical proposals aimed at cutting the number of children and teenagers in residential care are being considered by Lancashire County Council.

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Penwortham Gala procession
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Gala day brings Penwortham streets to life

Check out these blooming marvellous smiles from Penwortham gala this weekend.

Mark Chadwick in his flat on Mark Close, Penwortham

Asbestos worry for flat tenant

A man has hit out at his landlord, claiming he has lived with asbestos debris for more than 10 years.

The family friendly gala will take place in Hurst Grange park on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 of June.

Penwortham Gala 2017 - what's on and road closures

Penwortham's Gala is set to return this weekend and is filled with fun packed activities and performances including a Rod Stewart tribute act.
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South Ribble Borough Council staff who are taking part in Pretty Muddy in memory of their colleague Allyson Wright who died earlier this year

Getting muddy to honour a former colleague

A team of friends from South Ribble Borough Council are preparing to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Pretty Muddy challenge in memory of a colleague who lost her battle with the illness earlier this year.

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LEP Chippy of the year winners Andreas and Eleni Evangelou with their boys, Marios, Evangelos and Constantinos, at their fish and chip shop in Penwortham

National Fish and Chips Day is no codswallop

With June 2 being National Fish and Chips day we asked our favourite fryers why the chippy is still the plaice to be.

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Home grown drama with healing message

Home grown drama with healing message

The Prestonbased co-creator of a new drama production for children believes it could have a special resonance for youngsters, following the tragedy of the Manchester bombing.

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The former Fulwood library on Garstang Road, Preston

Tory pledge to reopen all county’s shut-down libraries

The new man at the helm of cultural services at County Hall has pledged to re-open all the libraries closed under the previous administration.

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Preston Town Hall

Prestonians rush to register right to vote

Queues formed at Preston Town Hall today as people made a last minute bid to make sure they are registered to vote in the general election.

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Members pictured left, Melvin Gardner, Dorothy Gardner (chair), Linda Woollard, Jenny Hothersall, Joan Burrows and Dougie Gornall at the spot where they would like the feature.

Members of Penwortham in Bloom are appealing for Penwortham to have its own gateway feature like in Leyland.

Gateway boat appeal is launched

Organisers of this year’s Penwortham in Bloom want to make a big statement to visitors.

Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, May 22, 2017

Here's this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

Road closed after crash

Road closed after crash

A main road in Penwortham was closed following a crash.

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