UK’s largest pub company hit with £24k fine after family’s Baked Alaska horror

A Baked Alaska dessert wrongly sold as ‘egg-free’ sent a boy with a severe egg allergy into anaphylactic shock, a court has heard.

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Participants took part in a team-building contest at the Anderton Centre in Chorley to raise money for Children Today

Footballing stars turn out to the Anderton Centre in Chorley to support Children Today

Five local football legends took on some exciting challenges to raise funds for disabled youngsters.

St Catherines Hospice Moonlight and Memories Walk

Final call to stride under the stars with St Catherine’s Hospice

Hundreds of supporters will gather in the grounds of St Catherine’s Hospice this Saturday for the charity’s biggest annual fundraiser.


Brave Leyland girl inspires all as she deals with her partial paralysis

One morning, budding gymnast Becky Simpson woke up to severe pain and pins and needles. As the day progressed the 11-year-old lost feeling from the chest down as doctors revealed she had suffered a spinal bleed. Now, 11 months on Becky is still dealing with life in a wheelchair and has been an inspiration to her family. Her mum, Elizabeth, speaks to NATALIE WALKER about Becky’s incredible journey.
Gary Gibson as John Lennon entertains the crowd in aid of St Catherine's Hospice

A night of legends in Whittle-le-Woods helps to boost funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

Music legends Elvis Presley and John Lennon were brought to life for one night only as part of a lavish fund-raiser for St Catherine’s Hospice.

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Funds will be invested back into Croston’s community initiatives

A new charity in Croston will pour funds into village initiatives which bring the community together.

Mary from the Secret Garden

Open air production of The Secret Garden in Astley Park Chorley

A theatre production of The Secret Garden is coming to Astley Park’s Walled Garden.

Little ones in Buckshaw Village do their bit for Armed Forces Day

Little ones in Buckshaw Village do their bit for Armed Forces Day

Babies dressed in their best military regalia helped raise over £600 for Armed Forces Day.

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 to live out your dream

It takes grit and passion to live out your dream

Olympic figure skaters have run a mile to inspire young athletes to achieve their dreams. MEGAN TITLEY spoke to Stacey Kemp and David King to find out what it takes to reach the heady heights of success

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Cakes help eight-year-old girl from Wheelton raise more than £1,000 for Macmillan

A schoolgirl has raised more than £1,000 by holding a tea party at her home.

The Sitting Goose, Bartle

Lancashire recommends... family-friendly pubs

Readers have voted. Here are the top family-friendly pubs in Lancashire.
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Have a go at... Taekwondo

A Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques
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Volunteer Ian Robinson launched the �20,000 fundraising drive for new seating at Chorley Little Theatre

New seats to come to Chorley Little Theatre following £20k fundraiser

Why did Chorley Little Theatre launch a fundraising drive for new seating?

Last year's Adlington Carnival parade. Picture by Paul Heyes,

Countdown to Adlington Carnival

This year’s Adlington Carnival will be held in memory of community stalwart Alan Birtwistle who died in April aged 88.

Emma Whitlock in Malawi volunteering with FOMO

Help Friends of Mulanje Orphans open a charity shop in South Ribble

A charity which supports vulnerable children in Malawi needs your help in opening a shop in the South Ribble area.

Have you been sick while on holiday?

Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

UK holidaymakers could be banned from all-inclusive breaks unless they stop making bogus food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

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Hero's welcome for duo on a Chicken from from Portugal to The Hoghton Arms in Withnell

Why did the chicken hitch-hike from Portugal to Chorley?

Inside the Dingles' cottage at the Emmerdale Studio Experience

Cross over to Yorkshire for a tour of Emmerdale

For hundreds of years, there has been a bit of a friendly rivalry between Lancastrians and Yorkshire folk.

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Baked Alaska

RECIPE: Baked Alaska

The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel, near Preston, is proud to support Lancashire produce and, to go with one of their favourite ingredients, local fish, in a Your Food a couple of weeks ago, what could be tastier than Baked Alaska, using many locally-sourced ingredients?

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Euxton man completes 47-day cycle trek for The Zuri Project

From having his belongings stolen to being mistaken for a psycho, charity worker Martin Hewell has experienced an eventful cycle ride from Athens to Amsterdam.
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