Discover storybook characters at trail

Students in Chorley are putting their creative brains together to set up a book bench trail throughout the town centre.


Open mic gin bar is a hit

Visitors to an open mic night complete with a gin bar enjoyed the cosy atmosphere created at Chorley Library.

Red Admiral Academy junior band after their winning performance at the Junior Brass Band Entertainment Festival of Great Britain held at Blackpool Winter Gardens.

Red Admiral Band are flying high after big band win

Talented youngsters proved top trumps after being crowned champion junior band in a national competition.


Students in Euxton learn about ‘British Values’

Children at a primary school in Euxton enjoyed a week focusing on British Values.

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Winckley Square Gardens

Winckley’s class of ‘75 is set to reunite

A call has gone out to reunite former pupils of a now closed Preston city school as they celebrate their 60th birthdays.

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Author Juno Dawson  Photo by Sophia Spring

Transgender writer blasts Brownedge St Mary’s High School after her visit is cancelled at short notice

Award winning transgender author Juno Dawson has pledged to hold a public event in Preston after a local high school cancelled her planned visit last week.

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Police want to speak two men in connection with a burglary at Coppull Parish Church of England Primary School where nine lap tops were stolen

“They turned a disaster into a triumph”

Budding news hounds reported on a real life burglary in Chorley which saw nine lap tops stolen from their school.

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Ian Grundy at Southlands High School in the 1950s

Showbiz line-up during class schooldays

Ian Grundy thought he had hit the jackpot when he entered Southlands High School.

‘You shouldn’t hold back because you’re female and Asian’ - The youngest politician at Chorley Council caught up with the Guardian to talk NHS cuts, Muslim women in the public eye and how she’s been inspired by her mother

‘You shouldn’t hold back because you’re female and Asian’ - The youngest politician at Chorley Council caught up with the Guardian to talk NHS cuts, Muslim women in the public eye and how she’s been inspired by her mother

By day she works at the coalface of the NHS, and in her spare time Zara Khan is a passionate campaigner for 
our health service and it’s importance.

Ross McWilliam

Ross muscles in to help children grow

Gentle giant Ross McWilliam has turned a double tragedy in his life into the inspiration to help young people grow.

UCLan students and members of the Confucius Institute rehearse the Chinese lion dance for the New Year celebrations

Looking ahead to the Chinese New Year

Lancashire will be going cockahoop over Chinese New Year.

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Bob Grant

Tributes paid to former Lancashire teacher Robert Grant

A former headteacher who had a passion for sailing has died.

Jon Platt, who successfully challenged a conviction for taking his daughter on an unauthorised holiday during school term time

Supreme Court reserve judgement in term-time holiday legal battle

The Supreme Court has reserved judgment on a landmark legal battle between education chiefs and a father who took his daughter on holiday in term-time without her headteacher's permission.

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Home-Start Central Lancashire in Chorley

Families get the right head start

A charitable organisation which plans never to grow old is turning 21.

School is about is about more than just exams as pupils at Worden Academy know

REVEALED: Lancashire school performance tables 2017

As secondary school and college performance tables are published today parents are provided with information than before.

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Author strikes gold with debut teenage novel

Author strikes gold with debut teenage novel

A first-time author from Buckshaw Village is to have her debut novel published and has already signed a book deal promising two more.

Carole Cochrane, CEO Rainbow House; John Molyneux, President of Preston  Amounderness Rotary Club; David Brooke, chairman of Preston Amounderness Rotary Club Foundation and International Committee

Wheels in motion for disabled youngsters

A conductive education centre is delighted with its new treadmill will help youngsters with disabilities.

Digging deep to get youth zone under way

Digging deep to get youth zone under way

THE world’s biggest spade helped mark the start of construction work on Chorley’s new Youth Zone Inspire yesterday.

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MP Ben Wallace

Government minister visits Lancashire following complaints about county council’s library closures

Government Minister Rob Wilson will visit Lancashire on Tuesday (Jan 10) to investigate the county council’s decision to close 28 libraries.

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