A 100th and a 90th birthday for sisters Phyllis and Rhoda, of Leyland and Euxton

2018 is proving to be a big year for one family, as Phyllis Wallbank celebrates her 100th birthday – and her sister, Rhoda Yates will turn 90 in August.

Sarah Cholmondeley  with Georgina Bentley (holding a photo of her son Sebastian), and Susie Poppitt, fund-raising manager at Derian House

Wesham woman's marathon efforts to raise funds for Derian House in Chorley

A woman’s decision to run a half marathon in memory of her friend’s son sparked a chain of events resulting in huge support for Derian House.
JF Interiors Design and Build Ltd, Harrison Road, Chorley : Jenny Salvin

Jenny shows off her talents at JF Interiors Design and Build in Chorley

It was with great irony that on the day Jenny Salvin bought her new shop unit in Chorley, there was a piece of ‘growing’ family history waiting to be unveiled.


WATCH: Where to play footgolf in Lancashire

A combination of football and golf, where players kick a football into a cup in as few shots as possible.
Police have advised finding an alternative route

Jack-knifed lorry causing M6 delays

Drivers faced delays on the northbound M6 after a lorry jackknifed close to Charnock Richard Services.

The attack happened at the Post Office at the Carrington Centre on New Mill Street at around 1am on January 24.

Investigation after thieves raid cash machine in Eccleston

An investigation has been launched after thieves raided a cash machine in Eccleston, say police.

Scouts in Lancashire honoured with Chief Scout Gold Award: With video

Youngsters from scout groups across Lancashire received the highest award a young scout can achieve as they were presented with the Chief Scout Gold Award.
Euxton Astronomy group 'Euxtronomy' invited professor Brad Gibson director of the E.A. Milne centre for Astrophysics to come and give a presentation at Euxton Community Centre - how astronomers control your lives

Euxton astronomy group welcome Professor Brad Gibson for new year revelations

From Wi-Fi to prosthetic limbs, GPS to artificial hearts, many of today’s modern technological advancements are thanks to the studies made by the humble astronomer.

David Firth at St Catherine's Hospice

‘I have incurable cancer - but hospice has given me a new lease of life’

A Lancashire retired teacher diagnosed with a rare and incurable cancer that began in his appendix thought his days were numbered when he went into St Catherine’s Hospice.

Instead, he was given a new lease of life as hospice staff tried a different treatment which has given him back his quality of life. He tells AASMA DAY his story.

Carl Marshall, 50, from Euxton, with one of the tiny paintbrushes he uses to paint thousands of stars which twinkle at night in bedrooms all over the UK

Painter Carl Marshall from Euxton creates starry night skies

Dozing off under a canopy of stars could be a dreamy adventure in a foreign land.

The Russian State Ballet of Siberia are presenting three dance favourites in Blackpool

Things to do (January 12 to 17)

There are lots of interesting and different events to try your hand at over the coming few days.

Whats on
Staff from ROQ, based in Euxton, spent a day volunteering at the Foxton Centre, in Preston

Staff from ROQ in Euxton donate time to the Foxton Centre in Preston

Employees from a Chorley technology firm hoped to boost the potential of people at a homeless centre in Preston by providing them with IT skills.

Cracks from a Cobbler's Seat

Cracks from a Cobber's Seat to be republished in Euxton

A horse with a barrel stuck over its head is just one of the amusing tales told in a republished book depicting the history of Euxton.

Alex Wotherspoon

Former star of The Apprentice
 is now in charge of his own hiring

Ten years ago, Alex Wotherspoon was sat in the boardroom waiting for Lord Alan Sugar to give him a grilling.

Ken Anderton with members of his family

Former World War Two veteran Ken Anderton from Euxton has died aged 98

The funeral of a former World War Two sniper and glider pilot who has died aged 98 takes place tomorrow.

Ken Anderton (centre) surrounded by family members at his special presenation lunch

Arnhem war veteran Ken Anderton, 98, is named Freeman of Euxton

A former World War Two sniper and glider pilot has been named a Freeman of Euxton.

Brand new bowling green is on the way in Euxton

Brand new bowling green is on the way in Euxton

Work to create a new £90,000 bowling green in Euxton is now well underway.

CHORLEY  17-08-17'Doctor Clive Barker, centre, is retiring after 31 years as a GP, pictured with colleagues at Library House Surgery, Chorley.

Family doctor Clive Barker to retire after 31 years serving Chorley

A family doctor who has served Chorley for 31 years is retiring from Library House Surgery this month.

Nigel Peel

Euxton mum raises £4,000 for St Catherine's Hospice in memory of late husband

An Euxton mum has completed a trio of hospice fund-raising events in memory of her beloved husband.

Chris Sims, who works for Trust in Blue in Wigan and Chorley

Trust In Blue handymen will get your odd jobs done in Chorley

There is now a new way of having the boys in blue round the house, as they swap their truncheons for drills to provide a handyman service across Lancashire.

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