One Great Shave goes down a treat

A Lancashire children’s charity has been given a boost of more than £1,000 after retailers and shoppers in Preston took part in a sponsored head shave.
Caitlin Kellie-Jones whilst she was at Royal Preston Hospital's neonatal unit

A gift from one mum to another...

Two mums are hoping to spread a little festive cheer to parents spending the holidays in hospital by handing out Christmas boxes.
GAME OF THE WEEK The Last Guardian, for the PS4, an action/adventure game, priced at 43.99. Picture credit: PA Photo/Handout.

Games Central: A long-awaited and ultimately awesome adventure

This week, The Last Guardian strides onto PS4, Dead Rising 4’s undead carnage is unleashed on Xbox One and Super Mario Maker bounces onto Nintendo 3DS.

Buckshaw Youth Association team photo left to right: Zoe, Aidy, Chelsea, Hannah, Jack, Alice, Vicky, Harvey, Alan. Michelle and Lee.

Youth group are a great credit

Buckshaw Youth Association are celebrating after handing out their first 150 Time Credits.

Lancashire Vehicle Club present a cheque to members of the North West Blood Bikes

A fast way to raise money

Two groups’ enthusiasm for fast and reliable vehicles has sparked a successful year of fund-raising.

Christmas lights switch-on at Rainbow House

Santa helped put smiles on these faces

Children with life limiting illnesses enjoyed some festive cheer at their annual Christmas fair.
Miller Park, in Preston

Putting Lancashire in the picture... colouring books for adults

With Christmas around the corner it is not just children who will be hoping to find a colouring book in their stocking. Louise Busfield investigates the new fashion and leafs through Lancashire’s own colouring book.
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Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Prof Fiona Measham

‘We don’t condone drug use - but let us test if yours are safe’

A controversial pilot scheme to offer clubbers in Preston a chance to check what their weekend drugs contain is due to be launched by a charity in the city centre in the New Year. Brian Ellis talks to the former Lancaster University professor behind the project.

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Members of NWAS and  people who support young adults with learning disabilities, did a sponsored walk from the Royal Preston Hospital to its counterpart in Chorley

Festive hospital walk smashes its fund-raising target

A festive troop of merry men, women and Little Ted raised more than £1,500 when they marched 13 miles.
Festive fun on the streets of Liverpool

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

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Guests at Rainbow House's Las Vagas Ball. Photos by Gareth Edwards

Raising the stakes when Rainbow House held a Las Vegas casino ball

When in Vegas... the cash comes flooding in. Staff at Rainbow House were delighted with their Las Vegas Ball at Guild Hall, Preston, which raised £50,000 for its conductive education services.

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

Pet food recalled over salmonella fears

A range of pet food has been recalled by its manufacturer following the discovery that the product contains salmonella.

Aerial view of Royal Preston Hospital

IT issues fixed at Royal Preston Hospital but appointments still subject to delays

Appointments at Royal Preston Hospital will be delayed todayafter a technical glitch with the computer system led to appointments being cancelled yesterday.

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Kathleen and Roy Fisher

Fond farwell to man who ‘filled his life with service’

A pillar of the community in Chorley has died aged 95 following a lifetime of service to the area.

Alison Evans and South Ribble Runners lead a run with residents of The Grange Assisted Living

Retired but still running...

Residents at Buckshaw’s retirement village were put through their paces during a festive run.

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

Theatre review: Billy Elliot at Manchester Palace Theatre

New to Manchester and on its first UK tour, the full production of Billy Elliot has arrived at the Palace Theatre and if you haven’t seen it before, you must.

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Little People at the Limes during a gym workout

Keeping fit is child’s play for workers

Could this be the fittest nursery in Longridge?

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