Support group is seeking solidarity

Being blind or visually impaired can make you feel like you are living on a desert island.

Grimsargh Players were due to perform at The Playhouse Theatre in Preston

Performances by Grimsargh Players cancelled

The Grimsargh Players, who are due to present the comedy The Female of the Species, have had to cancel a string of performances.

Theatre and Comedy
Stephen Baylis and John Bossom working to fix bikes donated by Hewitt Cycle at The Lodge, in Buckshaw Retirement Village

Hewitt Cycles in Leyland donate bikes to The Lodge in Buckshaw Village for restoration project

Residents at a care village in Chorley are gearing up to take on a bike restoration project thanks to a donation from a local business.

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke heading to Manchester after announcing new solo tour

The Radiohead frontman has included the north west as part of only three UK appearances this year.

Crews from Bamber Bridge and Leyland were called out to a property on Balcarres Road on Friday, March at around 9.45pm.

Garage fire sparks emergency in Leyland

A fire completely destroyed a garage and an outbuilding at a property in Leyland, say police.
Dyscalculia - number blindness-  is an under-estimated problem

Numbers can cause a host of problems for schoolchildren

Ask anyone if they’ve heard of dyslexia and the vast majority of people, if not all, will say they have.

James singer Tim Booth

Indie pop band James set for county date with tour of UK

Indie pop band James have announced a seven-date UK tour that will see them come to Lancashire in May.

Blackpool DJ Danny Howard will headline this summers festival

Blackpool DJ Danny Howard to star at new dance festival S2S in the Park

Blackpool DJ Danny Howard has been announced as one of the headliners for a major new dance festival for Lancashire.

The Shadow Queen by Anne OBrien

Book review: The Shadow Queen by Anne O’Brien

One medieval historian described her as ‘the most beautiful lady in the whole realm of England, and by far the most amorous,’ while another made tantalising reference to her ‘slippery ways.’

Follow the Dead by Lin Anderson

Book review: Follow the Dead by Lin Anderson

A romantic Hogmanay escape to the Cairngorms becomes a disturbing investigation into a human trafficking ring for dedicated forensic scientist Dr Rhona MacLeod.

Where are the best cricket clubs in Lancashire?

Help us decide where the top cricket clubs are in the region.

The Lost by Mari Hannah

Book review: The Lost by Mari Hannah

Northumberland crime queen Mari Hannah is back on the beat… and she has a new top team to thrill her army of fans.

Templar Silks by Elizabeth Chadwick

Book review: Templar Silks by Elizabeth Chadwick

A legendary soldier and perhaps the most influential statesman of the 12th century, William Marshal was eulogised as ‘the best knight that ever lived.’


12 words and phrases you'll know if you are from Lancashire

Lancashire is not only the greatest county in England, but we also talk reet good as well.

Nicola at Chorley FM

Coming in your ears: A new radio career?

If I had a bucket list for life, I’m pretty sure that I would be adding a great fat tick this week.

How many of these Lanky words do you know?

12 words and phrases you'll only know if you are from Lancashire

Lancashire is not only the greatest county in England, but we also talk reet good as well.
Gillian Bartlett (left) with Louise McParland at the launch of their mobile bar hire company Copa Fizz last September

Copa Fizz gin launch night in Brindle raises thousands for Rosemere in memory of New Longton mum

A sell-out charity event to celebrate the life of an “inspirational”  mum-of-two raised more than £4,000 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.

Gareth Winnard, Antony Winnard, John Winnard and Tony Callaghan

World famous Uncle Joe's launches Mint Ball gin

The tipple of the moment combined with Wigan’s most famous confectionary is proving a massive hit.

Eight-year-old Lily Harrison, who survived the bomb attack at the Manchester Arena in May last year

Four Days That Shook Britain - Amazing stories of kindness, bravery and humanity

The world seems to be heading towards apocalypse these days. At the very least, a new Cold War is just around the corner, as countries around the world posture from their opposite corners.

Lesley Manville and Peter Mullan in the brilliant Mum

Mum - BBC's jewel of a sitcom is an affectionate portrait of an everymum

It was Mother’s Day last week, as I’m sure you were aware. I’m also sure you honoured the mothers in your lives. And no, a few wilted carnations and box of Roses from Tesco Express is not an honour.

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