Lostock Hall

Lostock Hall

Whittle-le-Woods boy ran 30 miles in 30 days for St Catherine's Hospice

A schoolboy ran a mile for every day that his beloved grandad was cared for at St Catherine’s Hospice, to raise funds for the charity.

Best friends. Natalie and mum Gabrielle

A Christmas card for mum and St Cath’s

A specially-designed Christmas card will mean so much to a loving daughter this year.

CCTV of the knifepoint robbery at an off-licence in Clayton-le-Woods

UPDATE: CCTV shows shop robber in creepy Halloween mask

Police have now released CCTV images as they appeal for help in solving an armed robbery.

Jane Cooper

A green way to raise money for St Catherine's Hospice

A grandma has taken the hair-raising step of shaving her head in honour of her best friend - but not before spraying it bright green to represent the colours of St Catherine’s Hospice.


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Families having fun at the St Gerard's Club beer and music festival for Galloway's

A music and beer festival in Lostock Hall for Galloway’s and Guide Dogs for the Blind

Champagne at a beer festival? There was no need to worry, as real ale and beer was still the focus of the four-day event at St Gerard’s Parochial Club, in Lostock Hall, as the fizz in question was none other than band The Champagne Nippers.

Charlotte Hill, of Preston, switched on the Blackpool illuminations for the Walk the Lights fund-raiser

Preston girl switches on Blackpool lights for Rosemere's Walk the Lights

An eight-year-old Preston girl made the whole of Blackpool Promenade beam when she turned on the town’s famous Illuminations on the evening of Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s annual fund-raising Walk the Lights event.
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.

Emma Jacovelli, fundraiser at St Catherines Hospice, with Michael Bailey of Baileys Financial Services, and Preston & District Veterans Tennis Tournament event organiser Anne Carter.

Preston & District Veterans serve an ace for St Catherine's Hospice

The annual Preston & District Veterans Tennis Tournament, attracting players from across the Ribble and the Fylde, has served St Catherine’s Hospice another ace after raising a record £855 for the Lostock Hall-based charity.

Emma Jacovelli, head of community engagement at St Catherines Hospice, with Jimmy Brash, director of care, and Jeyaram and Krishna Srinivasan.

Touch of Pink ball raises thousands for St Catherine's Hospice and Rosemere

Supporters danced the night away at a charity ball and helped raise £11,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice and Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

A water supply fault is affecting Preston households

Normal service resumes after Preston homes hit by water supply issues

Hundreds of homes across Preston hit by poor water pressure should now have normal service, United Utilities has said.
Members of Sing It Big at NHStival

Chorley choir Sing It Big for the community - WITH VIDEO

If you are going to put on a show, you may as well do it big - and for a good cause.
Snooker players raised almost 300 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by holding a charity tournament at Elite Snooker Club, Lostock Hall

Snooker tournament in Lostock Hall boosts Rosemere's funds

Snooker players raised almost £300 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by holding a charity tournament.

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.

Photo Neil Cross Twins Barbara and Valerie have been hairdressing for more than 40 years

Backcomb to the future for sisters

Hairdressing twins Barbara Garner and Valerie Rudd will cut back to their roots when they open a new salon later this month.

Marsh Mill Tavern

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Leona Smith and Andrew Livesey, embarked on a gruelling trek up Mount Kilimanjaro

Lantei in Preston raised more than £10,000 for St Catherine's Hospice

An electrical firm has raised more than £10,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice over the last year.

Disgraced teacher Kingsley Chesworth

Former Lancashire teacher admits string of child sex offences

A former teacher who was banned from the classroom for inappropriate sexual behaviour has pleaded guilty to a string of new sexual offences involving children.

Last year's event - Tony' Forgione's wife Maureen presented the winners cup to Chris Norbury at the charity snooker match for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Charity snooker match in Lostock Hall

Snooker players are invited to a charity match to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
Amanda Watson's new look

Chorley mum shaves her head for Macmillan

A Chorley mum lost a little extra weight at her Slimming World class by shaving her hair to support people battling cancer.
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