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One year on and no signs of Chorley A&E reopening full-time

A year on from Chorley A&E reopening part-time there are still no signs that it will reopen around the clock.
Launch of new Spacsavers store in Leyland: Specsavers Mohammed Bilal, Bethany Anderson, Galloways Roya Armstrong and Charlotte Carnell, Specsavers director Paul Slater and manager Beth Roberts

Specsavers launches new store in Leyland, creating a charity partnership with Galloway's

An opticians has celebrated the opening of its new store in Leyland, representing a £400,000 investment in community optical and audiology care.

Bounce-a-thon at Preston City and UCLAN Trampoline Clubs raises £1,700 for Rosemere: WITH VIDEO

There was much jumping for joy by members of Preston City and UCLAN Trampoline Clubs, who raised £1,779 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by staging a 24 hour bounce-a-thon.
Preston Whit Fair on the Flag Market

Showmen’s anger as Whit Fair dispute spins round and round

Project update on the fight by fairground families to keep Preston’s traditional Whit Fair in the city centre.

Preston Crown Court

Leyland woman accused of killing baby denies murder

A woman has denied the murder of a seven month old baby girl in Leyland.
Man, 32, charged with robberies in Lancashire

Man, 32, charged with robberies in Lancashire

Detectives have charged a man with a string of robberies at convenience stores across Lancashire.

Euxton Astronomy group 'Euxtronomy' invited professor Brad Gibson director of the E.A. Milne centre for Astrophysics to come and give a presentation at Euxton Community Centre - how astronomers control your lives

Euxton astronomy group welcome Professor Brad Gibson for new year revelations

From Wi-Fi to prosthetic limbs, GPS to artificial hearts, many of today’s modern technological advancements are thanks to the studies made by the humble astronomer.

Rail electrification and upgrades will form part of Transport for the North's strategic plan

Transport group launches blueprint to drive region's economy

A grand plan to transform the fortunes of the region through its road and rail network has been launched.
The Be Inspired Business Awards culminate in a major presentation night and celebrations

The Be Inspired Business Awards 2018 are open for applications

The Be Inspired Business Awards are known as ‘the one they all want to win’ . Today entries opened for the major Lancashire event, run by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

Photo Neil Cross
Demonstration against car parking charges being introduced at the public car park on Worden Park, Leyland

Protest calls for car parking fees rethink

Residents turned out in force to demand Leyland’s prized Worden Park remains free for everyone.

Youngsters raise funds for Heartbeat

Youngsters pack bags at Waitrose for Heartbeat in Preston

Pupils from schools in Lancashire raised £200 for Heartbeat by helping shoppers pack their bags.
Brenda Stanley

Happy 100th birthday Brenda Stanley, of Leyland

Brenda Stanley is celebrating her 100th birthday.
Alison is the third from the front on the right. The girl opposite her is Renee Woodford, who was her exchange student.

Nostalgia: US Exchange at Wellfield High School in Leyland - From school dinners to Sloppy Joes

A previous school memory of an exchange in America sparked more interest from a loyal reader down in Dorset.

St Catherine's Hospice volunteer befriender Pat Nagle with befriendee Viv Watmough

Befriending at St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall can lead to finding a true companion

Having a life changing illness is a confusing and frightening time – even more so if you are on your own.

Female friendly gym

Where are the best ladies only gyms in Lancashire

A lot of women feel more confident working out in a female-only environment.

Gritters will be out in central and South Lancashire tonight

Gritters will be out after ice warning

A warning has been issued to drivers after forecasts of freezing temperatures tonight.

The car is towed away for forensic checks after a police chase in Adlington
Photo: Lancs Roads Police

Car seized after police chase

A car has been seized after a police chase from a Lancashire village.
The Mothercare store on Riversway, Preston

Huge discounts as Mothercare launches sale

Struggling maternity and baby goods store Mothercare has launched a massive sale, with up to 80 per cent off some items.

Paul Swindells back on the drums with Dennis Delight

Injured drummer is ready to rock again

Drummer Paul Swindells is ready to rock again, seven months after he was almost killed in a violent robbery.

Fame will be at the Opera House in August next year

Fame is the game as hit show comes to Blackpool's Opera House

Popular show Fame the Musical is coming to Blackpool this summer as part of its 30th anniversary tour.

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