Council to monitor progress on reducing county's high suicide rate

Experts have been asked to report back within a year on the progress being made to reduce the number of suicides in Lancashire.

County Coun Gina Dowding

Councils must take action to prevent future flooding in Lancashire says Green councillor

Lancashire’s only Green county councillor has devised a five point plan to help reduce future flooding risks across the county.

County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council

County Council leader Geoff Driver calls for auditors to investigate payments of £.5m council health and wellbeing grants

The Tory leader of Lancashire County Council wants auditors to investigate how £500,000 of grants were distributed in the dying days of the previous Labour administration at County Hall.

The accident happened at around 2.30pm on Leyland Road near to Penwortham Holme recreation ground.

Man taken to hospital after crash in Penwortham

An elderly man was taken to hospital after he was involved in a two-car crash in Penwortham, say police.

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

Silence on Lancashire County Council's health contract with Virgin

An attempt by councillors to debate the controversial awarding of a £104m Lancashire County Council health contract to the private sector was knocked back.
Bob Mills, of Galloway's, showing Abbie Jones, BBC North West Tonight reporter, how difficult it is to cross the shared space in Preston

Galloway's appeal: Preston's shared space scheme poses challenges for blind people - WITH VIDEO

As The Post continues its campaign to raise funds for a minibus for Galloway’s Society for the Blind, NATALIE WALKER looks at the implications of the shared space scheme in Preston city centre for visually impaired people.
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The Fulwood Institute and workshops were officially opened by Lord and Lady Derby on September 23 1895.

Galloway's appeal: Celebrating 150 years of Galloway's - how it all began

As one of Lancashire’s oldest charities, Galloway’s Society for the Blind, celebrates its 150th year, Natalie Walker looks back at how it all began.
Crews arrived to find a smoke-logged kitchen with the fire already out.

Forgotten garlic bread sparks emergency call out in Penwortham

A forgotten piece of garlic bread left in the cooker sparked an emergency call-out in Penwortham.
Council leader Coun Geoff Driver

£7m cuts to council services

A £7m package of cuts was approved by Lancashire County Council’s cabinet today, with warnings more cuts will be announced over the next two months.

Galloway's CEO Stuart Clayton at Brew Me Sunshine in Morecambe

Galloway's appeal: How Galloway's converted The Visitor's former office in Morecambe

As the Post continues its Gallowheels campaign to raise funds for a minibus for Galloway’s, NATALIE WALKER looks at the work the charity has done with the Morecambe Visitor’s former office.
A man is reported to have entered the shop and threatened a 21-year-old shop worker with a Stanley knife before making off with cash from the til.

Penwortham shop raided by armed robber for second time in two months

A man threatened a young shop worker with a knife during a robbery in Penwortham.
Stuart Clayton, chief executive, right, with Sunila Jain and Dr Simon Clarke

Galloway's appeal: Celebrating 150 years with a sight loss conference

To mark Galloway’s Society for the Blind’s 150th anniversary, it has launched a campaign with the Post to fund-raise for a minibus. Reporter NATALIE WALKER looks at the charity’s biggest event of the year.

John Asquith, Operations Manager of Preston Bus

£1m boost for county bus services

Bus users in Lancashire are set to benefit from a raft of new and extended services from next month.

Chorley Christmas market

Where are this year's Christmas markets in Lancashire?

Here is a round up of festive markets in the region.
Police were called after three men were reported to have entered theThorougoods on Leyland Road on Sunday November 19 at around 10pm.

Updated: Man had machete held to neck during shop raid in Penwortham

A man was threatened with a machete during a shop raid in Penwortham, say police.
Appeal for minibus

Gallowheels appeal: Lancashire Post and Galloway's

Can you help us raise £50,000 for a minibus to support blind and visually impaired people.
Jamie and Harry Brown prepare for the Santa dash

Brothers join Santa dash for St Catherine's Hospice

Two young Lancashire brothers are preparing to join a hospice's Santa Dash next month to say thank you for the care their dad is receiving.

Santa with Chief Elf Charlotte at the launch of Galloway's Santa's grotto at St George's Centre

Can you volunteer as an elf for Galloway's Christmas grotto in Preston?

Who wants to become an elf and spread festive cheer?


Have a go at... Golf

A club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.
Police say the man suffered various injuries to his head, neck, face and legs and was taken to Royal Preston where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Man injured in Penwortham crash remains in hospital in 'serious but stable condition'

A man who suffered serious injuries when a car mounted a pavement and crashed into him in Penwortham is still recovering in hospital, say police.
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