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How we’re changing people’s toilet waste disposal habits

Date posted: October 31, 2018

Lanes Group is on a mission to educate people across the UK about the damage caused when hidden plastics found in household products such as wet wipes, sanitary towels, tampons, nappies and much more, are flushed down the toilet. As you may have already read, we have been raising awareness of hidden plastics and explaining why flushing sanitary […]


ASK FOR ANGELA SAFETY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN PRESTON

Date posted: October 31, 2018

Preston city centre’s pubs, bars and clubs have joined up with Preston BID, Lancashire Constabulary and the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) outlets to promote a safety in the city initiative. The ‘Ask for Angela’ scheme, which operates nationally, encourages anyone who may feel uncomfortable, unsafe or vulnerable while out in the city centre to […]


Why wear a Poppy?

Date posted: October 31, 2018

It’s over a century since more than nine million soldiers were killed during the First World War. The last of the veterans from that era are dead and many young people know little about the causes and devastating aftermath of the conflict. Many refuse to wear a poppy because they think it glorifies war. Perhaps […]


Local Counsellor keeps pace with rising demand

Date posted: September 28, 2018

‘Hi, I’m Charlotte. Come in – can I get you a brew?’ She has a friendly smile and her warmth immediately puts me at ease. We sit in the consulting room – a light, airy room in a Victorian house on Black Bull Lane. Charlotte says, ‘It’s been a great location for us. It’s easy […]


Think ahead as summer slips away….

Date posted: September 28, 2018

Summer is nearing its end. After the long warm sunny days we have all enjoyed, sadly our lawns have been extremely challenged due to the drought conditions. The grass has been under severe stress this summer, therefore it is important to keep feeding whilst the grass is growing, as the plants have been starved of […]


Exciting New Treatments

Date posted: September 28, 2018

Alderbank Physiotherapy Clinic, established 16 years ago, has recently invested in some exciting treatments to compliment the current service provided by our highly experienced team. Radial Shockwave Therapy, for the treatment of chronic conditions such as Achilles Tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff calcification and hamstring tendinopathy to name a few. This therapy is highly effective showing clinically significant improvements in 78% of chronic tendons […]


150th anniversary of Longridge St Lawrence with St Paul

Date posted: August 29, 2018

This year’s 150th anniversary of Longridge St Lawrence with St Paul becoming an ecclesiastical parish has seen its excellent events programme enjoyed by both parishioners and community since celebrations began in April. The anniversary theme ‘Celebrating the Past Looking to the Future’ has been marked so far by the diocese’s ‘parish with two churches’ enjoying […]


Red Rose Care: A New Beginning A family business with the local community at its heart

Date posted: August 29, 2018

Based in Bamber Bridge, Red Rose Care (formerly known as Clarriots Care) is a small family business in every sense of the word. The company had a very successful five years with the Clarriots Care franchise network, gaining a great reputation for delivering high quality, person centred care to people in the local community. As of […]


Thornley School Reunion

Date posted: August 15, 2018

Thornley School Reunion – Sunday 16th September. The school will be open from 1.00pm – 2.00pm and then from 2.15pm at Ferrari’s County House Hotel for a hot & cold buffet. The tickets are £12.50 each – available from myself. The reunion is for all past pupils, parents, partners and anyone with connections to the school […]


Microsuction

Date posted: August 15, 2018

What is Microsuction? Microsuction is a method of removing ear wax from an ear canal under a microscopic view using gentle suction. It is considered the gold-standard method of wax removal among ear, nose and throat professionals. How does it work? A thin metal tube, which is attached to a suctioning machine, is slowly inserted […]


Health News

Date posted: July 26, 2018

Ever had one of those days, where you cannot wait to get home and banish your stress and worries.  Maybe you might kick off your shoes and settle down on the settee with a cup of tea and a good book or box set.  But a fantastic alternative would be to come along and try […]


PRESTON CITY CENTRE TO STAGE MUSIC EVENT

Date posted: July 26, 2018

Preston city centre’s night time economy venues are coming together to stage ‘North By North West’ – a night of live music and guest performers on Saturday 22nd September. Venues across the city centre will host performances, most free to attend, culminating with headline acts, including the Sherlocks, playing at Preston’s Minster on Church Street. […]


Modernising Wills

Date posted: July 26, 2018

A recent Australian case concluded that a 55 year old man who composed a text message addressed to his brother in which he gave “all that I have” to his brother and nephew which was found in the drafts folder on the man’s phone after he took his own life, was held to be a […]


Garden View

Date posted: June 27, 2018

Have you ever wished you could grow fresh fruit in your garden but worry the space is too small, or it won’t look pretty, or it’s too difficult? What if I was to tell you that even a beginner can successfully grow a wide variety of fruit from apples and pears to plums, cherries, blueberries […]


White Doves crown Romilly’s special day

Date posted: June 27, 2018

Goosnargh Village played host to a Festival Day with a difference on Saturday, 2nd June. The theme “Peace and Harmony” was chosen to commemorate the centenary of the ending of WW1 and 19 year old Jennifer Birkett led a group of “Peace Children” carrying a symbolic dove cage ready for a presentation and release of […]


Lose Weight, Feel Great

Date posted: June 27, 2018

Like many of us I have struggled with my weight most of my adult life, I have tried every diet going. In 2015 I was diagnosed with breast cancer and knew this was going to be the biggest battle of my life, I gained more weight and my confidence was at an all time low. […]


We are BIGGER and BETTER

Date posted: May 24, 2018

Jen, Sarah and team are delighted to announce the opening of their new treatment rooms. We’ve taken a giant leap forward into 2018 and expanded into the second floor of our premises to create 2 brand new treatment rooms and waiting area. Our Spa room, boasts a super-comfortable, reclining chair so that you can fully […]


San Marco Ristorante & Pizzeria

Date posted: May 24, 2018

You can find San Marco Ristorante and Pizzeria, one of the five charming restaurants that The San Marco Group has to offer, situated along the A59 in Much Hoole, Preston. Family owned, by The Braganini Family, and run for almost 30 years, the restaurants have a strong emphasis on providing the very best Italian food […]


Ribchester Art Club 2018

Date posted: May 24, 2018

The Art Club meets on the first and third Wednesday of each month in Saint Peter and Saint Paul’s Parish Centre, Stydd Lane, Ribchester PR3 3YQ. (Not any 5th Wednesday) The Club has been established for nearly 25 years. We have a varied and interesting programme. Some meetings are given over to “practical” sessions where […]


A Good Read

Date posted: April 26, 2018

At a private clinic in Dorset, Rhoda Gradwyn has booked an operation to remove a serious facial scar – one which she has borne for many years, but ‘no longer has need of.’ The operation is a success, but by morning Rhoda Gradwyn is dead, and suspicion falls on the staff of Cheverell Manor. Commander […]


Missing a dog in your life? Become a Barking Mad holiday host.

Date posted: April 26, 2018

More and more people are discovering the joy that the company of a dog can bring, even without owning a dog of their own. Based locally, Barking Mad has been matching friendly dogs with loving host families for their holidays for over 15 years. Our unique service provide the opportunity for people to enjoy the […]


Chipping Steam Fair 26th – 28th May 2018

Date posted: April 26, 2018

So we’re well into 2018 and the Chipping Steam Fair Team are busy preparing for this years show, which will be our 20th event. We are pulling out all the stops this May to make CSF2018 extra special, to mark this amazing mile stone and say a huge thank you to our supporters, visitors and […]


Time to take a look at LPA’s…

Date posted: March 28, 2018

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA’s) were introduced on the 1st October 2007 and replaced the previous Enduring Powers of Attorney (EPAs) as a document which a person may use to confer authority on another to make decisions about their property and financial affairs. The donor (the person making the LPA) may appoint any person aged […]


REFORM YOUR FAT LOSS Female Fitness and Hormones

Date posted: March 28, 2018

We’ve run our Female Fat Loss classes for 4 years with fabulous results – smaller waistlines, cravings gone and energy levels consistent. Why do we have a specific Female Fat Loss class? Female hormones have a direct impact on fat burning and muscle tone. The current solutions in health and fitness fail because they are not […]


Restaurant Review – Pinocchio’s Ristorante & Pizzeria

Date posted: March 28, 2018

Welcomed by the charm of a 17th Century listed building steeped in history, we, 3 ladies who lunch, decided to review Pinocchio’s Ristorante and Pizzeria, located in Walton-le-Dale, Preston. Pinocchio’s is a family run restaurant, operated by the Bragagnini family, whose reputation for delicious, home-cooked, authentic Italian food is very well renowned in Preston and […]


Running your own business, fed up of the paperwork?

Date posted: March 9, 2018

If you are a small business owner there is a requirement for you to keep an accurate record of your income and expenses to be able to file your returns to HMRC and Annual Accounts to Companies House. Maintaining accurate and current records of your finances, throughout the trading year, also helps you to manage […]


Mother’s Day Treat at Touch of Spice

Date posted: February 28, 2018

It’s been a while since we last visited Touch of Spice formerly known as Gate of Bengal situated at Broughton crossroads, so as an early Mother’s Day treat we decided to take the family out for tea. For owner Iky, The Gate of Bengal was a realisation of a lifelong dream. He used to frequently […]


It’s time to bring your lawns to life

Date posted: February 28, 2018

We all like to have a nice green weed free lawn but with the non- stop rainfall in the region since Autumn water-logging can pose a challenge to many lawns. High rainfall leaches out nutrients causing the grass to turn yellow. Grass is resistant and will usually recover but a little help goes a long […]


30 Hours, feeling the benefit…

Date posted: February 28, 2018

There is no doubt that one of the highest costs to families of young children is childcare. In September 2017 the Government took a massive leap towards reducing that burden by increasing entitled hours for pre-school children. In September last year the Government increased the entitlement for children aged 3 and 4 from 15 hours […]


Friends of Conway Park – Fashion Show

Date posted: February 15, 2018

Pods Fix Feet

Date posted: February 1, 2018

· When you have toothache…who do you call? – A Dentist? · When you have eye problems…who do you call? – An Optician? · When you have a foot problems…who do you call? – Your GP? A Friend? Your Mum? Podiatrists are foot specialists. They are trained to assess, diagnose and treat foot and lower limb problems without […]


Time to take a look at Wills…

Date posted: February 1, 2018

A new year brings resolutions, most of which will have been forgotten about by the end of January. So, if your resolutions have fallen by the wayside already, do not despair.  How about setting yourself a “to do list” and taking it one step at a time to cross everything off?  Our suggestion would be […]


Ambulant adjective – (of a patient) able to walk about; not confined to bed.

Date posted: February 1, 2018

The New Year is often a time when people do a health check and decide to get fitter or deal with those physical niggles that have been bothering them for a while.  Although your GP may be your first port of call, for others, getting an appointment to suit and enough time to explain and […]


Barbara’s Cambodia Trek

Date posted: December 20, 2017

Barbara Seed of Longridge will trek across Cambodia in aid of Breast Cancer Now in November 2018, with her best friend Teresa Simpson, to mark 13 years since she was diagnosed with breast cancer. It will be a 10 day Trek across the South East Asian Country. Walking through the scenic landscapes, staying at local […]


Overnight Oats – A filling nutritious and tasty breakfast

Date posted: December 20, 2017

Have you made healthier eating a part of your New Year plan? If so you should definitely try this healthy, hearty breakfast. A friend introduced me to overnight oats and I have to say I’m hooked. First, it’s the easiest breakfast ever. There’s nothing to cook; you make it the night before in under 5 […]


Learn to use the Pilates Reformer, Tower and other equipment so you can work out independently!

Date posted: December 20, 2017

Local Pilates instructor, Cath Hopkinson, is a qualified Clinical Pilates Specialist and Assessor. She has taught health-related fitness for over 30 years and is now opening her new studio in the heart of Longridge. Did you know that Pilates is much more than matwork – yes Joseph Pilates did use the mat, but before that, […]


The History of Christmas Baubles

Date posted: December 1, 2017

Every year we go with the children to choose a new Christmas tree decoration. We don’t do themed trees in our house so our annual tree is a history of the kids’ eclectic and often eccentric tastes down the years. Traditional inherited hand blown glass ornaments nestle alongside a plastic gingerbread man, a gaudy fairy […]


Advertising Feature

Date posted: December 1, 2017

Adelphi Dental Care, Preston’s longest standing practice, are proud to introduce University of Liverpool graduate, Shaheen Mullah. With many strings to her bow including a talent for baking, Shaheen brings 27 years of experience to our warm, friendly ‘Investors in People’ practice. With a perpetual smile and cheery persona, Shaheen’s ultimate goal is to provide […]


Former Strictly and X Factor stars to appear in hit stage show at Preston Guild Hall

Date posted: December 1, 2017

KRISTINA Rihanoff and Christopher Maloney are to team up in a new smash hit dance show that promises to transport audiences on a musical journey through time. The pair became close pals during their time in ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ – and now they are to appear together in a nationwide tour of glittering stage show […]


Garden View – National Tree Week

Date posted: November 1, 2017

November 25th marks the start of National Tree Week, which in turn marks the start of tree-planting season. Considering that most of us in the UK have fairly small plots we do love our trees. The trouble is we’re not always terribly good at choosing them. How many times have you driven through a housing […]


Would you like some K9 company at Christmas?

Date posted: November 1, 2017

More and more people are discovering the joy that the companionship of a dog can bring, and for those who are unable to commit to owning a dog of their own, there is an alternative. Based locally and established over 15 years, Barking Mad provides a service for owners who share our belief that dogs […]


Christmas Concert & Switch On

Date posted: November 1, 2017

A Good Read

Date posted: September 27, 2017

Trent Wruck has two special talents – reading objects through ESP, and stealing hi-tech aircraft! As a member of the elite Ghost Tactical team, Trent finds himself on dangerous assignments around the world to acquire some of the most secret military aircraft ever developed. Trent’s lucrative lifestyle takes a sudden turn when he is assigned […]


New mobile coffee business causes a stir

Date posted: September 27, 2017

Local workers can look forward to a new treat on their breaks as the world’s largest mobile coffee company, Cafe2U, has relaunched in Preston North West. Anne-Marie Craven took her bright red Cafe2U van out for its first tour of the area this week, having taken over from previous driver Jon, letting everyone know it […]


Thousands sign up for exclusive student shopping event  

Date posted: September 27, 2017

With less than one week to go, students across Lancashire are gearing up in anticipation for Preston’s student shopping and leisure event of the year. The St George’s Student ShopFest event will take-over Preston’s premier shopping centre between 6pm–9pm next Tuesday, 3 October. With exclusive discounts from national and independent retailers, ShopFest promises to be […]


Cheryl’s fitness venture celebrates 3 years with expansion

Date posted: September 7, 2017

A brand new personal training and exercise studio has opened up in Fulwood and its owner is playing a key role in helping local people to get fit. Three years after first establishing her business, Cheryl Hughes took the plunge and moved EveryBody Fit UK to purpose-built premises on Lytham Road in Fulwood. Mayor of […]


Masquerade Ball

Date posted: August 24, 2017

Garden View – Beautiful Blackberries

Date posted: August 24, 2017

Autumn’s scent is sweet and sour. There is a definite tang in the air which indicates that summer is drawing to a close. Don’t be sad though, autumn has its compensations, especially at harvest time: picking early apples, cold from the tree and dappled with dampness is one of life’s little pleasures. But if you […]


Ask the Podiatrist…………What is Biomechanics?

Date posted: August 24, 2017

Biomechanics is the science of how we move, how our muscles, bones and joints combine to provide human motion.   Understandably this is a complex process and as such is fraught with the potential to go wrong. In order to avoid injuries, it is important to be able to move efficiently.  The joints must be capable […]


A Good Read

Date posted: July 26, 2017

Shtum by Jem Lester “I love you, Jonah, but sometimes I wish you had never been born.” For most parents this would be an unthinkable phrase to utter. But Ben is desperate. He doesn’t mean it, of course, but the thought is there, uttered only when his 10 year old son is asleep. Even if […]


A Watery Workout

Date posted: July 26, 2017

It is one of those rare Summer days, clear blue sky devoid of a single cloud.  The temperature is up to 24 degrees and it would be even more perfect if I was sat on the edge of a pool, dipping my toes into the cool inviting water. This time of year, is a great […]


Preston Military Show

Date posted: July 26, 2017

Test Drive – Kia Rio

Date posted: June 28, 2017

The Kia Rio has just been reintroduced into the showrooms. The latest, fourth generation model has evolved with some fresh-looks and more equipment. Although never a mainstream model in the supermini market in the UK, the latest model Rio has come on leaps and bounds since Kia first launched it to the UK market many years […]


See, Hear and Try the latest Hearing Technology

Date posted: June 28, 2017

Established in 1980 Preston Hearing Centre was Preston’s first private hearing aid centre. Owner, Irene Taylor, has seen many great developments in hearing aid technology  and changes in peoples attitude to wearing these devices. There are now hearing aids that are virtually invisible, hearing aids that can be controlled by your iPhone and hearing aids […]


WINCKLEY SQUARE HANGOUT – BACK THIS SUMMER

Date posted: June 28, 2017

The heart of Preston’s professional quarter will be transformed into a networking hub for businesses next month as companies from across Lancashire are invited to ‘Hangout’. The Winckley Square Business Hangout, a networking event hosted by the NWL Chamber of Commerce and Preston Business Improvement District (BID), returns to Winckley Square on Wednesday 19th July, […]


What’s On – Harris Museum and Art Gallery

Date posted: May 25, 2017

What’s On – Harris Museum and Art Gallery Family Egyptian Balcony Tours Saturday 27 May & 24 June  – 11am – 11.40am Climb up high to get a closer look at the sights and stories of Egypt on our famous Egyptian Balcony.  Please book in advance on 01772 905414. Age 7+ (Max. 2 children per […]


Local lady says NO to cancer and YES to starting her own wedding photography company

Date posted: May 25, 2017

Lancashire-born & bred Nancy Lisa Barrett is making quite a name for herself in the wedding photography world! Of late she’s had a published wedding article in the Lancashire Evening Post. She’s also been cordially invited to be a member of the highly exclusive ‘Fearless Photographers’ group. She is an accomplished portrait photographer in her […]


Let’s Cook Live

Date posted: May 25, 2017

Pedicures with a Difference

Date posted: April 26, 2017

After months in socks and boots, it is almost time to bring your feet out of hibernation, ready to embrace the warm summer days in flip flops and sandals – but are your feet healthy and ready to be seen by all? A ‘medical’ pedicure is the perfect way to start your journey towards healthy […]


Chipping Steam Fair 27th – 29th May 2017

Date posted: April 26, 2017

Can it really nearly be May again and time for another Chipping Steam Fair?! What a year we had last year with the sun shining and everything running like clockwork, thanks to all the volunteers who spend all year preparing for our three day extravaganza. Someone compared the 2016 show to a well oiled machine…which […]


Dog Fouling

Date posted: April 26, 2017

Dog mess is probably the most unacceptable and offensive type of litter on our streets. It is not only deeply unpleasant, it can be dangerous. Contact with dog excrement can cause toxocariasis – a nasty infection that can lead to dizziness, nausea, asthma and in very rare cases blindness. To report a dog fouling problem go to: www.preston.gov.uk/yourservices/environmentalhealth/ […]


Local Oven Cleaning Company Set To Double Their Satisfied Customers With 2nd Van

Date posted: March 29, 2017

Oven Wizards Central Lancashire have been growing in demand so much recently, that they have kitted out another specialist van in order to meet the oven cleaning needs of the people of Lancashire. As they come to the end of their second year of trading, Gary (owner of Oven Wizards Central Lancashire) says he is […]


Look up! And get more space at home for under £345

Date posted: March 29, 2017

We’d all like more room at home. But not everyone can afford to move or extend. So what if there was a way to get extra space for just a few hundred pounds, ready to use in less than a day? In truth, that space is already there. It’s just not being used to its […]


Enjoy easy meals all summer

Date posted: March 29, 2017

The Oakhouse Foods summer range is out now and it’s full of easy, delicious meals for the season ahead. There are 18 brand new recipes on the menu, from Lamb Meatballs with Penne Pasta to three colourful salad pots – best enjoyed cold for a refreshing summertime lunch. Whatever you choose, our service means you […]


Clarriots Charity Ball

Date posted: March 8, 2017

SPRING

Date posted: February 23, 2017

The start of the new season is here! Let’s hope that March is kinder this year and not too chilly.  Mild winters often lead to cold springs, so let’s hope this year is better. There is so much beginning to happen in the garden and so many jobs to do.  The dwarf spring bulbs are […]


WINCKLEY SQUARE PROJECT OFFICIALLY MARKED

Date posted: February 23, 2017

Hundreds of local business guests descended on the new-look Winckley Square as a special ‘Hangout’ event was held to mark final tree being planted and the Chamber of Commerce celebrating the end of their Centenary year. Around 200 guests, many from the local area, joined dignitaries for an afternoon-tea to formally mark two significant milestones. […]


BEATEN BY MARY BERRY…

Date posted: February 23, 2017

The Lancashire Cookbook, featuring Preston city centre’s dining scene, has been flying off shelves across the region. Preston’s restaurant offer has evolved significantly which led to an exclusive invitation to feature in a best-selling book. The Lancashire Cook Book outshone its regional title competitors across Manchester, Yorkshire and Cheshire in key supermarkets, being narrowly beaten […]


Woodland Trust – Preston

Date posted: January 31, 2017

The Woodland Trust owns and cares for a cluster of nine woods in the Fulwood area of Preston. These range from tiny Moss Leach, which is home to the scheduled ancient monument of Cromwell’s Mound, to Masons Wood, a beautiful ancient woodland with mature trees and a rich bird life, and Sandybrook, which is popular […]


STEP INTO THE NEW YEAR

Date posted: January 31, 2017

For most of us as the last chime of Big Ben sounds then we start to look ahead to the New Year and for some this is the time of the Resolution.  I think you will find on most people’s lists – “Get Fit” and what better way to start than to try an old […]


A Good Read

Date posted: January 31, 2017

Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight We all think we know our children. We think we understand what makes them tick and we like to think that they would turn to us if they were in trouble. But do we really know what is going on in their lives? Kate certainly thought she knew about her […]


In The City – What’s On

Date posted: January 3, 2017

WINTER

Date posted: January 3, 2017

Recent winters have been so mild that it has been possible to garden all the year through. This allows extended planting time for trees and shrubs etc. Doing so at this time of year, is the best time for the plants because they are dormant and will settle in better ready to start growing in […]


Notice Board

Date posted: December 15, 2016

Churches Together 2016

Date posted: November 29, 2016

   


Winter Foot Care

Date posted: November 29, 2016

Winter is here and it’s time to take steps to protect your feet against the cold. People tend to remember their feet in the summer when they are more exposed but it’s just as important to care for your feet in the winter. Keep your feet warm Chilblains are caused by feet getting chilled especially […]


Mini First Aid – Lancashire Parents

Date posted: November 29, 2016

Parents and carers across Lancashire will be given the chance to learn potentially life-saving first aid skills when Mini First Aid Lancashire launches on 6th January 2017. Mumpreneurs Paula Kopydlowski & Andrea Kyriakou are running the classes and cannot wait to get started. “We are so excited about the prospect of working with local families […]


MAKE IT PRESTON THIS CHRISTMAS

Date posted: November 3, 2016

Preston city centre is launching its Christmas season with a huge free concert on Saturday 26th November. The concert, which will culminate with the switching on of the Christmas lights, will take place on the Flag Market from 5:15pm until 7:45pm. Performers at the event include ‘Mr. Bloom’ from the popular CBeebies show Mr. Bloom’s […]


Test Drive – Citroen C3

Date posted: October 25, 2016

The all new Citroen C3 was recently launched at the 2016 Paris Motorshow and will go on sale in the UK early 2017. At UK Carline, we’ve been fortunate to test-drive one of the first cars a few months before its launch. The new model looks great. At first glance it looks like a larger, […]


Kettlercise

Date posted: October 25, 2016

No it isn’t putting the Kettle on “To Music”!  (Although what a good idea). Kettlercise ® is the most effective Kettlebell workout designed to shape and sculpt your body.  It can give rapid fat loss and change your body shape in a short space of time. So what is a Kettlebell?  For those of you […]


Smoked Cod Chowder – An easy tasty supper

Date posted: October 25, 2016

Ingredients 25g / 1 oz butter 1 onion – finely chopped 1 small stick of celery – finely chopped 250g / 9oz potatoes – diced 55g / 2oz carrots – diced 300ml / 10fl oz boiling water 350g / 12oz smoked cod fillets—skinned and chopped into chunks 300ml / 10fl oz milk Salt and pepper […]


Autumn

Date posted: September 27, 2016

So another disappointing summer comes to an end and we move into the third quarter of the year. Autumn is a very special if not the best season of the year, as the atmosphere created by nature calms down and plant growth begins to slow leading to beautiful autumn leaf colours and fruits and berries […]


Monthly Health News – Boxercise

Date posted: September 27, 2016

Ever had one of those days, where you cannot wait to get home and banish your stress and worries.  Maybe you might kick off your shoes and settle down on the settee with a cup of tea and a good book or box set.  But a fantastic alternative would be to come along and try […]


Amateur Dramatics- Over The Years In Preston

Date posted: September 27, 2016

Were you aware of the number of Amateur Drama Groups there are in and around Preston? In my estimation there are about a dozen or so, but rather more if I include Gilbert and Sullivan Societies, Opera Groups, Musical Comedy Societies and Orchestras. There are also numerous groups around Chorley, Leyland, Lytham, St Annes and […]


Test Drive – Mitsubishi Outlander Diesel

Date posted: August 23, 2016

How many miles is a typical test drive? A quick run round the block? Half an hour, perhaps? At UK Carline we prefer to give our cars a decent run. Since  have kindly loaned us an Outlander diesel to test-drive, I used it for a long run, covering 500 miles in one day. The car was used […]


Spinning

Date posted: August 23, 2016

There is a definite change in the air and as the end of the school holidays approach, the return to routine is imminent.  In September many people flock to their local Leisure Centre or Gym and pick up their fitness campaign again.  So what is going to tempt you in your bid for fitness?  Do […]


Inter Pub Golf Challenge

Date posted: August 23, 2016

Sunday 24th July saw the 3rd Inter Pub Golf Challenge hard fought battle between the Swan Inn, the Boars Head, the Mill Tavern & the Black Horse. Once again, the seemingly invincible Boars Head lads came out on top for the 3rd year running. The event is purely a bragging rights exercise & ALL monies […]


Brick North West

Date posted: August 2, 2016

Brick North West which is to help military veterans return to the civilian workplace as they recover from combat related mental injuries this will be achieved by replacing the old football pavilion in Ashton Park with a new coffee shop/bakery to provide training/employment and improve their self worth. At the moment we are using a […]


World Heart Day on 29 September 2016

Date posted: August 2, 2016

Medical research charity, Heart Research UK, believes life is for living and living it to the full. Coronary heart disease is the UK’s single biggest killer, but fortunately a significant number of cases are preventable and the charity’s priority is to stop people getting the condition in the first place. With such a wide variety […]


Holy Trinity Church FLOWER FESTIVAL 2016

Date posted: August 2, 2016

‘COMMUNITY SPIRIT’ What a sucessful Flower Festival!  The amazing flower arrangements were of the highest standard and over one thousand visitors passed through our doors over the three days.  In the Church Hall there was a well-researched and fascinating local history exhibition and the art exhibition by local artists portrayed great talent.   Delicious luncheons and […]


New Pre-School opening at St Francis

Date posted: June 28, 2016

Nestled in the hills above Goosnargh, you will find St. Francis’ Catholic Primary School. It has been described as a ‘hidden gem’ by many as it is surrounded by rolling countryside and all of nature’s beauty. Staff, parents and the whole school community are looking forward to the opening of their new Pre-School. St.Francis’ are […]


Heartbeat’s Inaugural Morecambe Bay Charity Walk

Date posted: June 28, 2016

Members, staff and supporters of Heartbeat NWCC will be taking on the challenge of the Morecambe Bay Walk in August 2016. Heartbeat is North West’s leading cardiac rehabilitation charity, providing services for over 800 people every week. Based in Preston, and working across Lancashire, the charity has supported heart patients and those at risk for over […]


Tricentenary – Grimsargh St. Michael’s Celebrates 300 Years!

Date posted: June 28, 2016

2016 marks a very special anniversary in the history of Grimsargh St. Michael’s Church. This year marks the 300 year anniversary. While the existing church is not 300 years old, there has been a place of worship in Grimsargh for 300 years and that in itself is certainly worth celebrating. The current church was rebuilt […]


Spend your Summer Slimmer & Healthier with Longridge & Grimsargh Weight Watchers

Date posted: June 8, 2016

Local Weight Watchers Leader, Claire Anderson is celebrating 12 years at her Goal weight this summer! When Claire joined Weight Watchers she weighed 21 stones! She lost over half her body weight to get to Goal and has never looked back. Claire says ‘I joined Weight Watchers because I was struggling with my health, I […]


Armed Forces Day

Date posted: June 8, 2016

Why not have a go at cycling this month and enjoy the many benefits it offers…

Date posted: June 8, 2016

I must confess that I am a fair-weather Cyclist!  I find no attraction in cycling in wind, rain or cold but I hugely admire those cyclists who do. But once we get to the warmer clime you will find me eagerly taking the cover off my road bike and heading out for a ride.   […]


Occupational Therapy helping you with all your everyday tasks…

Date posted: April 27, 2016

What we do… Health problems, disability or injury can affect how we do the everyday tasks that we can sometimes take for granted such as brushing our teeth, getting upstairs, making a brew or getting out of bed. Occupational therapy can help and so can Lancashire OT. Lancashire OT is a private occupational therapy service […]


Why not step into spring and enjoy the local flora & fauna around your area

Date posted: April 27, 2016

Finally, Spring has sprung and we are filled with the hope and optimism that this year we will finally get the Indian Summer we are always promised, you know the one!  The one headlining all the papers – “HEATWAVE FOR GREAT BRITAIN” and we all wait and wait then sigh as Autumn rolls in.  But […]


Thinking of Letting

Date posted: April 27, 2016