VOTE: Where are the best children's play parks in Lancashire?

Finding a play park to keep the young ones entertained is one step closer to a quieter life.
Holiday club

School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
The site of the former Howick Cross Service Station

Student storage plan branded an ‘eyesore’

Plans to site 54 shipping containers in Penwortham as storage units for university students have come under attack by concerned locals.

Map showing the location of the Pickering's Farm site

Have your say on plans for ‘new village’ on greenfield site

Residents are being asked to design a brand new neighbourhood near Preston, which could eventually be home to up to 2,000 families.

The Pickering's Farm site

2,000 homes plan is 'blank canvas' for a new community

Planning has begun on a major new development near Preston that is set to be home to up to 2,000 families.


Penwortham teachers' bid for World Cup anthem

Teachers have released a song in a bid to make it the next World Cup anthem.
The Cow Shed in Liverpool Road, Penwortham

Ice cream cafe to turn up heat

Forget the heatwave . . . an ice cream parlour has applied to sell hot food when the cornet trade melts away in the long winter months.

Dr Faheem and Dr Rameen Shakur trialling pioneering heart monitoring equipment at Penwortham St Mary's health centre.

Brothers at centre of pioneering heart trial in Penwortham

Pioneering new medical technology which detects heart abnormalities is to be trialled in Preston.

Team ZOllie

Team ZOllie raise funds for epilepsy charity at Hero Assault Course in Preston

The parents of two boys who suffer from epilepsy have raised more than £3,000 to fund support and research into the condition.

PROJECT UPDATE: Penwortham Bypass taking shape

Penwortham Bypass is already taking shape weeks after start.


WATCH: Have a go at .... belly dancing in Lancashire

Belly dance, also referred to as Arabic dance, is an Arabic expressive dance which originated in Egypt and that emphasizes complex movements of the torso
The vehicle was abandoned on Parrock Close in Penwortham

Arrest after car stolen from Fulwood

One man was arrested overnight after a car was stolen from a property in Fulwood, say police.
Alyson Nightingale

“I am so grateful to them as the transplant has made such a huge difference to my life.”

There are two dates which have changed my life – the first when I got the call to say a donor kidney had been found and the second when I first stepped into a Weight Watchers meeting.”

National Rotary President Denis Spiller, Cumbria and Lancashire District Governor Larry Branyan, IPDG Malcolm Baldwin and NCVO Chair Peter Kellner.

North West Blood Bikers chief and PIES founder honoured at Rotary Awards

Two community stalwarts were honoured at the national Rotary Awards.


FOR SALE: Tesco open to bids for Penwortham store site

Supermarket giant Tesco has put a huge plot of land in the centre of Penwortham up for sale after its shock decision to pull out of plans to build a 24-hour store there.

Beauty salons from Wigan, Ormskirk, Preston, Chorley and Skelmersdale have all joined the Breast Screening for Beauty campaign

Preston and Chorley beauty salons giving discounts to women who attend breast cancer screenings

A host of beauty salons have joined forces with the NHS to encourage more women to attend breast cancer screenings

Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
Stuart Clayton, Galloways CEO, with members of Warden Construction: Eloise Craig; Liam Kay; Damian Holmes; Ian Williams

Warden Construction in Preston raises thousands for Galloway's Society for the Blind

A Preston based construction company has raised more than £8, 800 for local sight loss charity, Galloway’s Society for the Blind.


IN PICTURES: Sunshine smiles on Penwortham Gala 2018

A sunshine filled weekend brought the crowds out to enjoy an action packed Penwortham Gala 2018. Saturday saw a fun filled parade with the colourful annual procession starting from Hill Road South.

Penwortham Town Girls football team

Penwortham Town Girls and Ladies football teams are reaching their own goals

Helping young girls to play football and realise their true potential is the top goal of Penwortham Town Football Club.

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