Family’s hope to raise thousands to help seven-year-old Elliot walk

The family of a seven-year-old boy with a rare condition are battling to raise thousands in the hope that he will one day walk.

Bounce Play Centre, Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... children's soft play centres

Readers have voted. Here are the top children's play centres in the region.
Sophie Massie

Teenager donates wages for Variety charity

A school girl has donated her first wage as part of her bid to become Junior Miss Preston.

Shannon Murphy with family friends Alan Hayes, Callum Hayes, PNE player Ben Pearson, her dad Mark Murphy, and brother Leon Murphy as part of her Junior Miss Preston fund-raising

Teenager to take on the Guild Wheel

A teenager is preparing to cycle the Guild Wheel as part of her bid to become Junior Miss Preston.

Police have increased patrols in the hope of catching the offender

'Mindless' vandals slash tyres on car adapted for disabled child

Police are hunting 'mindless' vandals who slashed the tyres of a car that was specially adapted for a young disabled child.

Emma Sutton with some of her Mosney Mill collecttion

Mill setting provided the inspiration for enterprise

It was the birthplace of modern fabric printing, now a historic Preston Mill has been brought back to life not only as a family home but the inspiration behind a new British brand.

Motorist rescued from ditch after crash

Motorist rescued from ditch after crash

A motorist has been rescued from a ditch after a car crash in Walton-le-Dale

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Oliver and Oscar Walmsley

Meet the children at the forefront of naming trends

Traditional names are making a comeback. NATALIE WALKER meets five families who went ‘old school’ when deciding upon names for their babies.

A vandal driver damaged Walton-le-Dale Cricket Club's pitch.

‘No Christmas spirit’ as vandal driver ruins cricket pitch

A Lancashire cricket club has been asking “where is the Christmas spirit?” after a vandal driver ruined its playing surface.

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Dave Watson

Happy new start for war hero Dave Watson

War veteran Dave Watson, 30, is making a new life, close to the hospital which has transformed him since his terrible injuries in Afghanistan.

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Peter Marseden-Lloyd

A magical fundraiser for kind-hearted Peter

As the doctors broke the devastating news to Peter Marsden-Lloyd that he had cancer, the first thing he did was apologise to his husband, mum and sister for the anguish they would have to go through.

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Attack victim Ben Pennington

Preston charity’s message to festive revellers after unprovoked attack on 28-year-old

FESTIVE revellers are being reminded of the dangers of a one-punch head injury on a night out.

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Tom Morris of Furniture Village has teamed-up with Brian Lomax of local pet adoption charity, Lancashire Cat Rescue  to create a British charity-retail first in which life-size images of adoptable cats needing homes will appear throughout the store.

Would you like a cat with that sofa?

A pet is for life not just for Christmas – but one Preston retailer and a local cat charity have come up with a way to help find new homes for some furry four-legged friends.

Ben Pennington recovering at home

‘Miracle’ of coma man

Ben Pennington, the man whose life hung by a thread after he was attacked by a stranger in a nightclub, has told the Evening Post: “I’m feeling pretty good.”

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Lilac Tree, Walton-le-Dale

Lancashire recommends.... gift shops

Here is a list of top gift shops across Lancashire, as voted by readers and editorial staff
David Rowland gets his gold award at Weight Watchers in Bamber Bridge

Gold marks for Weight Watcher David

David Rowlands has been going for gold - and he won’t stop.

Alfie's Butty Shop

Lancashire recommends... sandwich shops

Online readers have voted. Here is a list of the top five sandwich shops.
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Hot paninis

Where are the best sandwich shops?

From a classic cheese and pickle to a fancy panini, we all love a good sandwich.

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The Hunters

Hunters raise money for Baby Beat Appeal

The Hunters Pub and Dining organised a host of special Halloween activities with the aim of raising lots of money for charity..

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Walton-Le-Dale Arts College & High School pupils have collected 200 teddy bears which they will be lining up outside the school as a protest and to raise awareness of the Syria crisis
Caitlyn Graham and Liam Fitzsimmons

Teddy protest for children of Syria

Staff and pupils at Walton-le-Dale Arts College and High School have mounted a very cuddly-looking political protest.

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