Longton dad's plan to escape from Alcatraz for CRY in memory of Stevie Wiggins

A Lancashire dad is planning his escape from Alcatraz prison to raise funds in memory of his friend who died of an undiagnosed heart condition.

The scene of the accident

Dog walker's lucky escape after a two-tonne road roller falls off tractor and hits her

A dog walker escaped with just minor injuries after being hit by a two-tonne road roller in a freak accident this afternoon.
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Last year's Ten Ten Walk

Join in the Ten Ten Walk through Penwortham, New Longton, Much Hoole and Hutton for CALM

People are invited to take part in a pub crawl this Saturday with a difference.

Where to play boules in Lancashire

Boules or pétanque is a traditional game where the goal is to toss or roll hollow steel balls as close as possible to a small wooden ball called a cochonnet or jack, while standing inside a circle with both feet on the ground.

WATCH: Stagecoach Preston prepares for record of a performance for its 30th anniversary

Youngsters are getting ready to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest simultaneous performance of a show to mark their 30th anniversary.
Greens Bistro, At Annes

The best bistros in Lancashire

Here is a list of the five best bistros in Lancashire, as voted by readers.

Where are the best bistros in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.


WATCH: Brendan's African coast to coast run for Friends of Mulanje Orphans

A running ambassador will be putting his skills to good use by sprinting along the coast of Africa to raise funds for a school hostel.
Marton Mere

The best nature reserves in Lancashire

Here is a list of nature reserves to visit in Lancashire.

There's lots to do down on the farm with Lambing Live at Mrs Dowsons

Things to do (March 2 until March 5)

Banish the winter blues with one of these great events.

Whats on
An all day board game event is being held in Penwortham

Things to do (Feb 24 to 26)

There's a great selection of events happening in Lancashire over the weekend.

Whats on
Megan Rigby with her award

Longton teen wins Marsh Trust Volunteer Award for her work with Barnardo's

Megan Rigby has been honoured with a Marsh Trust Volunteer Award for her work with Barnardo’s children’s charity.
Georgina Cox

Derian House chief executive says fond farewell

The chief executive of Derian House in Chorley has stepped down after more than three years.

Chorley Christmas market

Where are this year's Christmas markets in Lancashire?

Here is a round up of festive markets in the region.
Clay pigeon shooting

Have a go at... Clay pigeon shooting

Also known as clay pigeon shooting, and formally known as Inanimate Bird Shooting, is the art of shooting a firearm at special flying targets, known as clay pigeons or clay targets.
Beth De Nobrega with one of her Magical Story Jars

South Ribble mum creates Magical Story Jars

If you look inside this special jar, you will find a forest of candy floss and a cheeky, ticklish tiger. For Beth De Nobrega, making up fun stories with her two children, Freya, six, and Max, two, is an important part of her life.

Longton car and coffee morning

Longton in top gear for charity fundraiser

Car lovers from far and wide got all revved up for a special charity event in Longton.

Eddie Otter

Longton boy takes on dualthon for St Catherine's Hospice

A seven-year-old boy who cheered his mum on in her first charity triathlon decided to follow in her footsteps – signing up to a children’s duathlon in memory of his grandma.

Conlon chairman, Michael Conlon with Fun Run race winner Katie Mathison

Fund-raisers in Longton enjoyed the first Conlon Ribble Way Run

Runners turned out in force for the first Conlon Ribble Way Run.

A59 Liverpool Road closed after multi-car crash near Longton

A59 Liverpool Road closed after multi-car crash near Longton

Multiple vehicles were involved in a crash on A59 Liverpool Road near Longton this evening.

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