Travel: Rich history of nation the size of Lancashire

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg may be a little country but it has a lot to offer visitors as Mike Hill discovered
Henry Kitching MC

Chorley farmer who returned to Europe to fight in war

Henry Kitching had left Lancashire for a new life in Australia but after the First World War broke out he made the long journey back, James Graves reports

Victoria Trundle, of Coppull, and Reu the rainbow gnu, selling books for Reuben's Retreat

Coppull author to read Reu The Rainbow Gnu in support of Reuben's Retreat at Chorley literary festival

A mum and her gnu friend are hoping to ease the loss of a sibling through their children’s book, which will be showcased at next weekend’s What’s Your Story, Chorley? literary event.

Twelve Tellers

The best bars with dance floors in Lancashire

If you fancy a boogie but don't want to pay nightclub prices, here are the best bars with a dance floor.
Leanne Witts with her sons Charlie and Harry

Derian House children's hospice 25th anniversary launch: A lifetime of support

When Leanne Witts first entered Derian House 25 years ago with her brother she never imagined she would continue to need their support for her own children.
Derian House competition image - where is this location?

Derian House children's hospice 25th anniversary launch: Competition

Your chance to win a fabulous family day out at Mrs Dowson’s Farm Park, and, of course, some of her amazing ice cream!

WATCH: Derian House children's hospice 25th anniversary launch

Have you spotted anything unusual in Chorley?

WATCH: Where to play footgolf in Lancashire

A combination of football and golf, where players kick a football into a cup in as few shots as possible.
Race for Life

Flash sale for Race for Life in Preston on Monday

This Monday, women are being offered £5 off entry fees for Race for Life 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half Marathon and Hike events in Preston.

Mayor and Consort of Wyre Councillor Alice Collinson (Mayor) with South Ribble Mayor, Coun Mick Titherington and his wife Carole

South Ribble Mayor and Mayoress having a Grand old time on ladies day in Leyland

The horses came in as guests enjoyed an alternative ladies day. The Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble, Mick and Carole Titherington, organised their own Ladies Day lunch at The Hallmark Leyland Hotel.

The River Ribble outside the Spread Eagle at Sawley

Restaurant review: The Spread Eagle at Sawley near Clitheroe

Nestled next to a soaring stretch of the beautiful  River Ribble, with views stretching a cross the Forest of Bowland, The Spread Eagle at Sawley has earned its reputation as a calming bolt-hole in a stunning corner of our beautiful Lancashire countryside.
Terry West (third from right on the front row) with members of Withnell Fold Cricket Club in 1961/2

Nostalgia: A true love of cricket at Withnell Fold that has lasted and lasted

While true love kept Terry West from playing cricket in his late teens, the pull of the game was so magnetic that he returned several years later.


IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

Graham Sims is the local ambassador for the Dad's Network in Lancashire

The new Preston Dad's Network giving fathers their own voice

This is a shout out to the dads.

WATCH: Ex-Man City players launch Progress Charity Cup in Leyland

A host of footballing legends are throwing down the gauntlet to support a homeless charity in Lancashire.
Leyland Motors Special Vehicles Dept workers in the 1980s

BRITISH LEYLAND: Birth of a motoring giant in Lancashire

It is 50 years since the name of small Lancashire town was confirmed as the one of the biggest players in the global car making industry. James Graves looks back at the history of British Leyland
Longridge Fell

The best views in Lancashire

If you fancy a walk out somewhere to take in the best views, here is a list of the best places, as voted by readers
10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under 50

10 amazing destinations you can fly to in April from Manchester airport for under £50

The weather in the UK is slowly improving, but if you’re bored of the same four walls and perhaps want to venture to somewhere with a warmer climate, then there are a wide variety of last minute trips available this month, all from Manchester airport.
Laura and Emily Leyland from Chorley launch Fresh Perspective Resourcing company

National Sibling Day: Chorley sisters Laura and Emily keep it in the family with Fresh Perspective

Two sisters from Chorley are championing the virtues of families working together in the lead-up to National Siblings Day.

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