Swedish DJ Avicii has died at the age of 28

Swedish DJ Avicii has died aged 28, his representative has confirmed.
Vianden Castle in the Ardennes region of Luxembourg

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


WATCH: Preston embraces vinyl's revival once again for Record Store Day

It wasn’t too long ago that vinyl was meant to be dead in the water and Napster was set to rule the musical roost.
Police were called

Kirkby couple sentenced for bus shelter sex session

A Kirkby couple who hit the headlines after they were filmed having sex in a bus shelter have been sentenced for outraging public decency.


Collie put to sleep following suspected case of Alabama rot in Chorley

Vets in Chorley have had to put down a pet dog after a suspected case of Alabama rot.

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.

The Shyte home page. The name is an acronym for 'seriously helps you to energise"

Canadian chocolatier Shyte goes viral for hilarious name

A Canadian chocolatier has the internet in hysterics after eagle-eyed Scots spotted his very cheeky brand name online.

Pam and Emily with their runner bean chutney in the new BBC2 show Top of the Shops with Tom Kerridge

Top of the Shop with Tom Kerridge - A flop from top to bottom

Napoleon, in one of his wilder flights of fancy, is alleged to have called Britain “a nation of shopkeepers”.
Matt Jansen

Chorley looking to bounce back against Tamworth

Two contentious penalties saw Chorley suffer defeat at the hands of Leamington last night in the National League North.

Chorley FC

WATCH: Chorley couple celebrates 60 years of marriage - and welcomes five generations

Vera and Peter Lancaster have more than five reasons to celebrate during their 60 years of marriage, as they are the patriarchs of a five-generation family.
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.
Hospital visiting times at Preston and Chorley are being extended.

Hospital visiting times in Preston and Chorley are being relaxed for family and carers

Visiting times at two Lancashire hospitals will be relaxed to allow family members greater freedom to visit loved ones.

REV RON GREENALL: Pictures capture a real revolution

REV RON GREENALL: Pictures capture a real revolution

In my recent post came my first picture from a Burnley reader following on some of my comments about the Industrial Revolution in Lancashire .

Rev refs April 2 2018

REV RON GREENALL: Iron theme to my latest memories

Firstly a couple of new points for a new month. It was in this week in 1721 that Sir Robert Walpole became the first Prime Minister of Britain.


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.
Dave Wakeling, frontman with legendary ska-poppers The Beat, is bringing the band back to Preston

The Beat goes on... Dave Wakeling on getting back on the road again

As California-based Dave Wakeling plans his UK return and a series of dates on this side of the Atlantic promoting a new LP by The Beat – 36 years after the last – MALCOLM WYATT got the lowdown from their acclaimed singer-songwriter

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.

Adam Pope and Lucien Burkhardt at the boatyard pictured with dog Rosie. They are hoping to convert a double-decker bus into a cafe by the canal

Plans to transform double-decker bus into canal-side cafe in Heath Charnock

A double-decker bus could be transformed into a canal-side cafe if plans are given the thumbs up.

Self-employed Les Collins moved to Eccleston recently but has had 5k worth of power tools stolen from his van

Tradesman appeals for £5k of power tools stolen from locked van in Eccleston to be returned

Power tools worth £5,000 were stolen from a locked Citroën Relay van in a residential area of Eccleston.
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