Monthly Archives: October 2015

Garden View This month – Bonfires

November seems a good month to talk about bonfires. I’m not actually a huge fan of the garden bonfire; I think that generally there are better ways of disposing of garden waste. Most green waste, such as leaves or grass can be recycled. Woody waste can be shredded and either composted or used as mulch, […]

Preston gears up for bumper Christmas Season

Proud Prestonians can look forward to a mammoth festive season in the city, starting with the Christmas lights switch-on on 14th November and followed by the arrival of a five-week long Lancashire Market Christmas Festival, thanks to Preston Business Improvement District (BID) with support from the city council.   The lights switch-on will feature a […]

Remembrance Day

Following the end of the First World War, my grandfather travelled to France and spent several months burying the dead. This experience affected him forever. The Great War started in 1914, and after four years of bitter fighting the guns of Europe finally fell silent at 11am on 11th November 1918 – six hours after […]

Meet The Team

Firstly our most important member of the team is Miti. At nearly 8 years old she causes our readers the most problems as they try and hunt her down each month in and amongst the adverts. Miti is a lively member of the team, all visitors can expect an exuberant greeting from her. As a food […]

Fi’s Journey – The Beginning……

My name is Fi, I am 35 I consider myself to be a busy working woman, a mum, a partner. I have always struggled with my weight and apart from the odd occasion I can never really remember being under a size sixteen. Just over 2 years ago my health was out of control and […]


Help Save Our Sewers and Seas

If you want to help reduce the amount of plastic entering our seas, rivers and oceans, save yourself costly drainage maintenance fees and contribute to stopping the formation of...

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Lancashire County Council Safe Trader Scheme

The Safe Trader Scheme is celebrating its 10 year anniversary this year. The Scheme is operated by Lancashire County Council Trading Standards Service to assist residents of Lancashire to...

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Water Works – Why we should all drink more water

Ask most people how much fluid they are supposed to drink in a day, and they will reply "Eight glasses of water." This number has seeped into the public consciousness over the past couple...

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