Best friends get the chop for cancer patients

Two school girls had their long locks cut short to support two cancer charities.
Emma Rawlinson, of Freshfield PR

Red Nose Day fun in Lancashire

Find out what the people of Lancashire have been doing to mark Comic Relief's Red Nose Day
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HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.

Council yields in the face of legal challenge over taxis

Council yields in the face of legal challenge over taxis

Licensing experts at Chorley Council have backed down after being threatened with legal action over its new taxi testing policy.

Author Author Rogan Mills

Countdown begins to literature festival

Chorley is gearing up for its fourth annual festival of words, fun, fiction and fairy tales celebrating the spoken and written word.

‘Don’t flush wet wipes down the lavatory’

‘Don’t flush wet wipes down the lavatory’

A resident in Astley Village has appealed for other homeowners not to flush wet wipes down the toilet.


Young people devote time to sprucing up Chorley Cemetery

Young people on the job hunt are spending just over a week cleaning and sprucing up a cemetery in Chorley where children and newborns are buried.

Megan Whalley, 13, from Adlington has been nominated for the Lancashire High Sheriff Young Citizen Award

Champion girl guider Megan nominated for prestigious award

An Adlington teenager has been shortlisted for one of the county’s most prestigious community awards after dedicating her spare time to supporting her neighbourhood.

"Me and My Girl", Parklands High School, Friday, April 7, 1984.

Funny memories of Me and My Girl

In a recent edition of the Guardian, we featured this photograph of pupils from Parklands High School performing Me and My Girl in 1984.

Children's author Rhona Whiteford

Prolific author Rhona is far from breaking point in world of words

‘I’m going to be as good as JK Rowling’ – Lancashire author Rhona Whiteford has maintained her faith as she has enjoyed a successful career, selling books for Hodder, with her Ready For School educational books, as well as stories for youngsters aged eight to 11, through her own publishing company Wild Dog Books Ltd.

Sex education is to be made compulsory

Sex education to be made compulsory in all secondary schools

Children are to learn about healthy relationships from age four, with sex education compulsory in all secondary schools, it has been confirmed.

Primary head takes term time Rome rugby trip

Primary head takes term time Rome rugby trip

A row has broken out after a school headteacher took a day off work during term time to go to Rome to watch a rugby match.

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Hoghton Tower

King’s beech to mark royal visit

Children will bring life to history when they plant a Royal tree to mark 400 years since the visit of King James I to Lancashire.

In the run up to What's Your Story, Chorley? students from nine schools in the borough are luanching a book bench trail instigated by  primary and early years senior lecturer Sylvia Crowder of Edge Hill University (EHU) in Ormskirk.

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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