The Masonic Charitable Foundation supports Whizz-Kidz in Lancashire

Young wheelchair users across Lancashire have been given a helping hand thanks to a cash donation by The Masonic Charitable Foundation.

Nick Sagar, freelance sound designer, from Penwortham

Penwortham man Nick Sagar made such a sound career choice

There isn’t a sound Nick Sagar can’t make – and he is willing to travel to the ends of the country for it. The 49-year-old from Penwortham has worked around the world capturing and creating realistic sound effects for the theatre.

Theatre and Comedy
Launch of new Spacsavers store in Leyland: Specsavers Mohammed Bilal, Bethany Anderson, Galloways Roya Armstrong and Charlotte Carnell, Specsavers director Paul Slater and manager Beth Roberts

Specsavers launches new store in Leyland, creating a charity partnership with Galloway's

An opticians has celebrated the opening of its new store in Leyland, representing a £400,000 investment in community optical and audiology care.
T12 Body Transformation, Marton

The top ladies-only gyms in Lancashire

Here is a list of the best women only gyms and fitness centres in Lancashire, as voted by readers.

Bounce-a-thon at Preston City and UCLAN Trampoline Clubs raises £1,700 for Rosemere: WITH VIDEO

There was much jumping for joy by members of Preston City and UCLAN Trampoline Clubs, who raised £1,779 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by staging a 24 hour bounce-a-thon.
Aqua aerobics

Where you can do aqua aerobics in Lancashire: With video

The performance of aerobic exercise in fairly shallow water such as in a swimming pool. Also known as waterobics, aquatic fitness, aquafitness, aquafit.
Youngsters raise funds for Heartbeat

Youngsters pack bags at Waitrose for Heartbeat in Preston

Pupils from schools in Lancashire raised £200 for Heartbeat by helping shoppers pack their bags.
Brenda Stanley

Happy 100th birthday Brenda Stanley, of Leyland

Brenda Stanley is celebrating her 100th birthday.
Alison is the third from the front on the right. The girl opposite her is Renee Woodford, who was her exchange student.

Nostalgia: US Exchange at Wellfield High School in Leyland - From school dinners to Sloppy Joes

A previous school memory of an exchange in America sparked more interest from a loyal reader down in Dorset.

Livvy K - Photo by Don Hales Photography

Lancashire teen sensation Livvy K launches EP

Young artist, Livvy K, will be launching her debut EP at an exclusive event in Southport.
St Catherine's Hospice volunteer befriender Pat Nagle with befriendee Viv Watmough

Befriending at St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall can lead to finding a true companion

Having a life changing illness is a confusing and frightening time – even more so if you are on your own.

Female friendly gym

Where are the best ladies only gyms in Lancashire

A lot of women feel more confident working out in a female-only environment.

The cast of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde comes to Preston and Lancaster

If someone offered you a potion to take you back to a younger version of yourself, would you take it?
Georgina Cox

Derian House chief executive says fond farewell

The chief executive of Derian House in Chorley has stepped down after more than three years.

Preston Magistrates' Court

Chorley Court Listings - Tuesday January 16 2018

Here is a summary of cases involving people from Chorley and Leyland.


What the canines are up to at Lancashire Police Dog Unit - WITH VIDEO

Even on his day off, Ruskin was busy helping to solve crimes in Lancashire.
Dalai Lama Trek

Take on the Dalai Lama Trek for St Catherine's Hospice

Daring fund-raisers are invited to take on the challenge of a life-time in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice this year, following the launch of the charity’s first ever overseas trek.
King's Castle

The best milkshake bars in Lancashire

Here is a list of places to get milkshakes, as voted by readers.

Norah Finch, celebrates her 100th birthday with a party at The Leyland Centre, surrounded by family, friends, staff at the centre

Norah Finch's four 100th birthday parties in Leyland

Not content with one party, one Leyland lady has enjoyed four special celebrations to mark her 100th birthday.

Children are invited to take part in Race for Life Pretty Muddy Kids

A new Race for Life Muddy Kids event for children in Preston

Children are being encouraged to get messy as Cancer Research UK launches its first Muddy Kids Race for Life fund-raiser.
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