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Bridge re-opens - and right on cue

The covered bridge between Preston Bus Station and the Guild Hall complex has been re-opened, right on cue for the snooker Grand Prix.

Ronnie O'Sullivan pictured at Preston Guild Hall on Monday (photo: eventphotos67)

Rocket Ronnie off to flier at Guild Hall

Ronnie O’Sullivan beat Robert Milkins 4-0 to reach the last 16 of the Ladbrokes World Grand Prix at Preston Guild Hall.

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Regan Linney

Non-league round-up

Two goals in the last 15 minutes earned Brig a 3-3 National League North draw at Brighouse Town.

Laura Massaro is in the Team England squad

Laura in England squad for Gold Coast

Chorley’s world No.4 Laura Massaro is on her way to Australia’s Gold Coast after being named in Team England’s squash squad.

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Adam Dodd is suspended this weekend (photo: Ruth Hornby)

Brig stay focused on a familiar foe

Neil Reynolds has warned his Bamber Bridge players to remain firmly focused on tomorrow’s trip to Brighouse Town.

Ian English

Great Britain calls are real tonic for Leyland Warriors

The news that two of its players will represent Great Britain was just the tonic for a rugby league club still reeling from an arson attack on its clubhouse last year.

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Brig boss Neil Reynolds

Pivotal period for Brig in fight for promotion

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds admits his team is entering a crucial and pivotal stage of the NPL First Division North season.

Lisa Whiteside

Whiteside in Commonwealth Games squad

Preston boxer Lisa Whiteside will go gunning for Commonwealth Games gold later this year.

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Dave Ryding

Ryding's a hot tip for Olympic glory

Chorley ski star Dave Ryding is ignoring all the ‘outside noise’ as he attempts to become Great Britain’s first Olympic slalom champion.
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Chorley pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw

Holly sets deadline for winning major prizes

Holly Bradshaw is hoping to achieve all of her career ambitions within the next three years – then happily retire into family life.

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Adam Dodd was sent off (photo: Josh Vosper)

Non-league round-up

Ten-man Bamber Bridge were left to rue a missed penalty and had to settle for a 0-0 draw in the NPL First Division North against Skelmersdale United at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

Neil Reynolds

Brig boss Reynolds says side’s on track for promotion tilt

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds declared last week’s victory over Trafford as a landmark result for his side.

Leyland Barracudas Masters (back row, from left): Matt Burrows, Chris Hamer, Matt Houghton, Jess Thorpe and Chris Horne. Front row: Emily Sinkinson, Carole Jepson, Elaine Fitchie and Ashley Leech

Leyland Barracudas Masters team visit Germany

Several members of Leyland Barracudas’ successful Masters’ swim team are travelling to Flensburg in Germany to compete in an international event.

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Kieran Charnock opened the scoring for Bamber Bridge. Photo: Ruth Hornby

Bamber Bridge 5, Trafford 0

It was a Saturday to remember for Bamber Bridge as they thumped Trafford 5-0 at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

Brad Carsley is unlikely to feature against Trafford (photo: Ruth Hornby)

Renno eyes top spot after Brig weekend

Bamber Bridge are looking to take advantage on Saturday in what promises to be a mouth-watering afternoon of football in the NPL First Division North.

Brad Carsley (photo: Ruth Hornby)

Non-league round-up

Brad Carsley’s strike on the stroke of half-time earned a point for Neil Reynolds’ Bamber Bridge in a 1-1 draw at Droylsden’s Butcher’s Arms in the NPL First Division North.

Neil Reynolds (photo: Stefan Willoughby)

Bamber Bridge have the stomach for promotion battle

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds believes his players are relishing the pressure of being one of the teams to beat in the NPL First Division North.

Mennie in action for the Sheffield Shield

Lancashire announce Australian Joe Mennie as 2018 overseas player

Lancashire have signed Australian bowler Joe Mennie as their overseas player for 2018.

Macauley Wilson was on target for Brig

Bamber Bridge 3, Ossett Town 2

Bamber Bridge made it five unbeaten in the league with a 3-2 win over Ossett Town at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

Kieran Charnock in action for Bamber Bridge last Saturday against Mossley

The Big Interview: Kieran Charnock

Kieran Charnock is not one to shout from the roof tops about his footballing career.

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