When race riots sparked a gun battle on streets of Bamber Bridge

It is 75 years this week since simmering racial divisions between American troops stationed in Lancashire erupted into a night of violence, Derek Rogerson looks back at the infamous Battle of Bamber Bridge.

My convict ancestor was deported to Australia

During the 18th century Lancashire’s courts routinely deported convicts as author Megan Roberts discovered while researching her family history prompting her to investigate the practice
A prison hulk

Story of a convict sent to Australia

When John David Gambold was arrested in April 1832 and charged with stealing two horses, he was a 19-year-old literate, farm labourer.

From contouring  and highlights to fabulous brows , make-up classes are the perfect way to sharpen your looks with the tricks of the trade

Have a make-up classes

From contouring and highlights to fabulous brows , make-up classes are the perfect way to sharpen your looks with the tricks of the trade


WATCH: Preston author AJ Hartley talks about his collaboration with UCLan to publish horror Cold Bath Street

International best-selling author AJ Hartley has loved working with University of Central Lancashire’s publishing unit so much, he is planning to work with its students again for a series of books.
Lancashire Post staff wore football shirts to raise money for Joseph's Goal

Lancashire Post staff wore football tops for Joseph's Goal

Staff at Lancashire Post got into the spirit of the World Cup by swapping their shirt and ties for football tops.

Lancashire recommends... the best Spanish restaurants in Lancashire

You don't have to travel for for some Spanish culture....

No aircraft allowed

Could you travel to The Far East without stepping on a single plane?

Studio Lambert, the award-winning television company behind Gogglebox, are seeking people with a keen sense of adventure to take part in a trans-global race for a cash prize.
Beauty salons from Wigan, Ormskirk, Preston, Chorley and Skelmersdale have all joined the Breast Screening for Beauty campaign

Preston and Chorley beauty salons giving discounts to women who attend breast cancer screenings

A host of beauty salons have joined forces with the NHS to encourage more women to attend breast cancer screenings

Mark Birchall was born in Adlington. He opened Moor Hall in March 2017.

Restaurant races up award ladder arriving at number six in the country

A star Lancashire chef and restaurateur has sped to the top of a list of the best eateries in the UK.

Mawdesley CC ground volunteer group and ladies cricket team

Mawdesley Cricket Club given Queen's award honour

Mawdesley Cricket Club has been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.
Booths chairman Edwin Booth

Booths free hot drink scheme to be cut

Booths free coffee benefits - a staple of many people's days - are to be cut.
Chorley St Peter's School Summer Fair Rose Queens going back to 1943 gathered a reunion in 2001, with the 2001 queen Charlotte Gibson in the centre

Nostalgia: Memories of Royal-tea remain special for former Chorley St Peter’s Rose Queen Jean

Jean Kitchen felt like royalty as she was invited to have tea with the vicar. Back then, the 77-year-old was the Rose Queen for the Chorley St Peter’s School in 1954, aged 11.

Derian House Children's Hospice clinical skills team Debbie Lomax and Trisha Clarkson, with Ben and Jerry

Derian House 25th anniversary: A nurturing clinical skills team

Looking after children with complex needs is a delicate operation which requires a lot of compassion and patience, as well as in-depth training.


Where are the best Spanish restaurants in Lancashire?

Is the weather making you want something a little more exotic?


Staff at Preston’s Sylhet Bangla are backing England’s World Cup squad with free food and beer

Staff at a curry restaurant are spicing up the World Cup . . . and flying the flag for England.

Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.

Lancashire sees 67 million visitors pour in each year

LISTINGS: Your 2018 summer guide to what's on in Lancashire - including festivals, shows, gigs and places to stay

Lancashire is heating up for a sensational summer with an array of festivals, shows and gigs in the line-up.
Chorley soldiers killed at the Battle of Festubert, clockwise from top left, Philip O'Neill, Lancelot Morris, Tom Victor Hall, Austen Naylor, Charles Bolton and John Kerfoot

Chorley's darkest day of First World War

June 15 marks the anniversary of what was labelled ‘Chorley’s darkest day’ as a result of the loss of life of 28 men from the town in the First World War.

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