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.

Associate director Alex Summers. (s)

Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

Lancashire Police are using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
He’s Taylor-made to always be at school!

He’s Taylor-made to always be at school!

Reliable Taylor Walsh has battled colds, flu and even tonsillitis but he has made it into school every day for the last 12 years.

William Dance, PhD student and associate lecturer at Lancaster University

Why William is tracking fake news

A Lancashire researcher is hot on the trail of fake news, all in the name of work.

‘Mental wellbeing should be part of classroom learning’

Mental health has long been a taboo subject- especially regarding children. One Lancashire woman is on a mission to change all of that.

Declan Rudd during his Q&A with students.

Preston North End stars head back to the classroom

Pupils at a Preston primary school were treated to a PE lesson with a difference when Preston North End goalkeeper Declan Rudd turned up to lead a kickabout.
Blackpool and the Fylde College is one of four Lancashire colleges selected

Lancashire colleges to pioneer new 'T level', announces minister

Four Lancashire colleges have been picked to pioneer a new ‘T level’ qualification.


A Golden Milestone for Preston's Gujarat Hindu Society

Preston’s Gujarat Hindu Society marked its 50th anniversary on Sunday with an afternoon of joy filled celebrations, reflection and special displays of Indian classical, Bollywood and fusion dancing.

Schoolchildren taking part in a number of activities at the LIFE Centre.

LIFE Centre opens aiming to inspire NHS staff of the future

A new educational unit to inspire young children to work in healthcare has opened at Chorley Hospital.

Photo Neil Cross'Author Tom Bidwell visiting Frenchwood Community Primary School to talk to kids and produce screenplays with them

Tom’s a class act for pupils

It’s not every day an Oscar-nominated screenwriter pops into a local school to pass on some tips to youngsters.


"I can’t do for myself such as making a cup of tea, or tying my own shoelaces. It just gets very frustrating at times"

He wowed Simon Cowell on Britain’s Got Talent and has supported Ross Noble, now comedian Lee Ridley speaks to TOM EARNSHAW about what it’s like performing with cerebral palsy

Reconstruction of the bite wound affecting the shoulder of a herbivorous dinosaur which is the focus if new research

Study provides new peek into prehistoric behaviour

A Preston academic is among an international team of researchers who have evidence of a failed carnivore attack on a sauropod dinosaur. Education Reporter SONJA ASTBURY reports.

Nick Edwards and his daughter Penelope (centre back) with staff and children at Rainbow House breaking the giant chocolate egg

Parbold man donates large chocolate egg to children at Rainbow House in Mawdesley

Youngsters at a conductive education centre were given a large and tasty surprise thanks to generous donation.

Rapper Professor Green

Professor Green due for star appearance on Edge Hill University talk panel

Rapper Professor Green, who recently made the acclaimed documentary Working Class White Men, will be ‘in conversation’ on the same subject at a free public event at Edge Hill University.
Leyland Wellfield Secondary Modern School hockey team in 1953'Back row: Barbara Goulding, Enid Ellison, Lucy Hilton, Wilma Ashcroft, Edna Wood, Judith Bell, teacher Mrs Marsden. 'Front row: Margaret Smalley, Jennifer Williams, Jean Fisher, Olga Wood, Hilary Nixon

Nostalgia: Hockey at Leyland Secondary Modern School

Competing in sports played a big part in growing up at Leyland Secondary Modern School.

Playing Liv, who is groomed and abused by her older boyfriend, was almost too much to bear for Burnley actress Sophie. (s)

Lancashire Police warning about child grooming in theatre show

Lancashire Police is using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.
Theatre and Comedy

You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

Paulene Barnes, Margaret Conroy, Gill Steele, Janet Houlkner, Kath Hodson Chorley girlguiding volunteers who have all received long service awards with 250 years between them

Amazing Chorley volunteers guiding the way for youngsters for fifty years

Five Girlguiding volunteers from Chorley have been honoured for their work supporting girls and young women over the last 50 years with a prestigious long service award.


When do parents in Lancashire find out about primary school places and can I appeal?

Parents in Lancashire will soon be finding out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.
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