Lancashire football ref Lucy aims to show the red card to depression

You feel it shouldn’t be happening, especially when everything in your life is going fine. But sometimes there is no explanation for depression.”


Have a go..........Best places for trampoline fitness classes in Lancashire

Looking for a fun new work out for 2018? Your local trampoline park could have just the class to spring you into action, a brilliant way to keep fit, lose weight, build core strength and all while having fun

How do you solve Lancashire's £7.7m pothole problem?

This week Lancashire County Council invited the media to see its pothole repair service in action.
Volunteers have afternoon tea at Bartle Hall

Rosemere volunteers are grateful for afternoon tea at Bartle Hall

Volunteers at Rosemere Cancer Foundation raised a brew to thank staff at Bartle Hall for their generous fund-raising drive.

Garstang 10k saw 500 people from across Lancashire take part in the annual run.

Smiles all around as runners from across the north west descend upon Garstang

Runners from across the North West turned up in their hundreds to take part in the annual Garstang 10k run.

Residents are being warned to lock their vehicles

CRIME ALERT: Car break ins in Garstang

A crime alert has been issued for residents in Garstang following a spate of early morning car break ins.
Rev Ron January 2 2018 - morning window knocker

REV RON GREENALL: January mornings and the changing face of the alarm clock

It is hard to get up and to work on time these cold January mornings, and my first nostalgic picture is a sight familiar in my childhood.

Rev reflections january 8 2018 - Parkinsons pills, spacehopper, Turner's coal horses, Bilsborrow Sunday School 30 years ago, Blackpool Central Pier 1870s, Blackpool Opera House 1947, GKER model train

REV RON GREENALL: Holidays in the real Coronation Street of Blackpool

It is a long time since I had sugar soap applied to scuffed knees, but it always worked in moving the grit and impurities from the wounds.

Preston Railway station

Preston railway station's future under scrutiny

The ambition to upgrade Preston Railway station and get it ready for high speed trains took a step forward this week.
County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

The state of Lancashire's highways

Is Lancashire's public transport up to the job?

In a crude traffic count – a Post reporter sitting in a café in Penwortham noting cars with single occupancy in the morning rush hour – fewer than 10 per cent heading into Preston had passengers.

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CGI of the Ellel Artisan Village. Image courtesy of developers MCIP.

Is a 'village of the future' on its way in north Lancashire?

Substantial plans to bring a ‘village of the future’ with almost one thousand homes and a range of business opportunites could soon be on its way to land north of Garstang.
Edna Catlow

Tributes to church organist Edna whose music was her witness

A talented musician who was a church organist for more than 50 years has died after a short illness..

David and Sheila Hanson with news of their British Citizen Awards

Longridge Gymnastics Club duo honoured for "services to the community"

A husband and wife team who have helped hundreds of county youngsters learn gymnastics have been honoured with British Citizen Awards.

Major congestion on M6 motorway in Lancashire

Will Lancashire’s roads be getting any relief this year?

Once it was the weather that hogged the conversation, especially up here in wet and windy Lancashire.

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Lizzie Butler Billington with husband Rob and daughters Annie and Betsy. the family live at Little Willows Farm, Inglewhite where Lizzie has launched Little Wild Fox childrenswear

Inglewhite mum Lizzie is learning to love life on the wild side

On a cold winter night, there is nothing quite like pulling on your favourite cosy pyjamas.

Garstang Gators clocked up 202 personal best times and smashed 18 annual club championship records at the club championships in Blackpool

Garstang gators enjoy splashtastic success in club championships

Swimmers from Garstang Amateur Swimming Club put in a sterling performance at the annual Garstang Club Championships at Palatine swimming pool in Blackpool.

Latest court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, January 8, 2018

Here is the latest round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
County Coun Joan Burrows, Champion for older people

Joan is a champion for county's older residents

Joan Burrows is feeling just champion.

Angie Ridgwell, new Interim Chief Executive and Director of Resources at Lancashire County Council

Angie Ridgwell takes over £200,000 job as county council's top officer

Change is coming to local government near you. This week Angie Ridgwell took over the new top job at County Hall. FIONA FINCH met her and asked what next for the county council?
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