Comedian Steve Royle received an invitation he could not refuse when he was asked to play legendary entertainer Dan Leno in a new play. Its creator David Slattery-Christy tells FIONA FINCH why the casting was instant
A Chorley-based theatre company is bringing a new production to Lancashire which explores what the red rose county means to its residents. Fiona Finch reports how the pioneering Junction 8 Theatre is determined to create new work and attract new audiences to theatre.
Now is the time of year Hoghton Tower gets ready for the new visitor season. Reporter Fiona Finch and photographer Neil Cross went behind the scenes at the historic county property to see work in progress.
“If my book can help I would be very glad”. Catherine Simpson tells Fiona Finch how she hopes her memoir, prompted by grief at the loss of her sister, will help other families talk about their problems.
From the Toxteth riots to the ravages of the West Pennine Moors fire last summer Chris Kenny has spent 40 years in the fire service. He tells Fiona Finch about his career and why the county should be very proud of its fire and rescue workers.
Becky Wood and husband Iain have faced some unexpected challenges setting up their new business. Here, Becky tells Fiona Finch how a life long love of ice cream created a new opportunity for them, despite health obstacles.
Fit Football was only founded last October, but already there are plans to launch a second division in the new Preston league and start a juniors section. Fiona Finch caught up with its founder Paul Mountford at a recent match night
From great sorrow hope has been born. Fiona Finch reports how the Lancashire Football Association is partnering with a county charity to ensure more defibrillators are installed at football clubs across the region.
Grief does not respect the holiday season and for bereaved parents who have lost their baby it can be a particularly hard time. Fiona Finch learns how Val Isherwood’s sorrow at the stillbirth of her daughter led her to create a very special charity.