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Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival 2019

Date posted: June 28, 2019

Matilda Cowgill-Smith was crowned as this year’s festival queen at the Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival (GWWF) last Saturday 1st June 2019. The procession started off at 2pm from the Grapes Inn after dancing by the village maypolers and the Carol May Academy of Dance and performing Arts, these together with the floats, fancy dress […]


Are your feet ready for the beach?

Date posted: June 28, 2019

Summer is here! It’s time for sandals but are your feet fit to be seen in public? It might be time for some professional assistance… A traditional Chiropody / Podiatry treatment will improve your nails and tackle any hard skin, corns or dry cracked heels. A ‘medical’ pedicure or Medi-Pedi takes this basic treatment to […]


Garden View – This Month – Black-Eyed Susan

Date posted: June 28, 2019

You might not know its name, but you are probably familiar with the Rudbeckia. A late summer perennial daisy. It’s sometimes called Coneflower or Black-eyed Susan. It flowers from early August to late September and I find it a valuable addition to the late summer garden. It does particularly well in full sun in rich, […]


HIGH SCHOOLS SPORTS EVENT in JUNE

Date posted: June 14, 2019

HIGH SCHOOLS SPORTS EVENT in JUNE Supporting our local HEARTBEAT Charity I recently met Steve Haycocks the Headteacher at Balshaws C of E High School in Leyland. Why?  To ascertain his views regards a High Schools Sports Event during the month of June supporting our local charity HEARTBEAT who are based at Preston North End […]


Fulwood club serves up tennis for everyone!

Date posted: May 30, 2019

Fulwood Lawn Tennis Club is looking ahead to its future with a team of volunteers rolling out new initiatives to encourage more locals to play tennis and see the benefits of not only being active but experience the social and well-being benefits too. Whether you are a complete beginner trying tennis for the first time, […]


Longridge Cricket & Social Club

Date posted: May 30, 2019

The club was founded in 1865 and joined the local cricket league the Palace Shield in 1906. Currently the club has 60 senior members and 170 children making up 16 teams that play (weather permitting) 7 days a week from April to September. The children’s ages, both boys and girls range from 9-19 years. The […]


Search begins for budding new gardening talent!

Date posted: May 30, 2019

The award-winning Chorley Flower Show is searching to find the very best in gardening talent and has launched their new amateur competitions for 2019. The competitions include 63 classes, with categories for children to compete in as well as a special floral art contest and a community gardening competition. So, whether it’s the best rose […]


Free Pre-School Bursaries

Date posted: May 3, 2019

Raising money with our Feet!

Date posted: May 3, 2019

During the months of May, June and July some of the staff at The Foot Room are raising money for cancer charities. Walking, running and doing foot treatments with the aim of raising as much money as possible for these fabulous 3 charities. Jen Royle, Director, has been training for her first marathon and will […]


Chipping Steam Fair 25th – 27th May 2019

Date posted: May 2, 2019

Chipping Steam Fair 2019 So here it comes… Chipping Steam Fair 2019…our 21st show!!! We’re very nearly ready to open our gates to you all, just a few final preparations to make and then once again Green Lane Show field will be a hive of activity for 3 days (Sat 25th, Sun 26th & Mon […]


Family Roofing Business You Can Trust

Date posted: March 29, 2019

Professionalism, years of experience, the highest quality work a good work force plus attractive prices, these are the reasons why SN Roofing has become a trusted roofing company. The company was founded by Stephen O’Meara and employs son Nick to work alongside. Stephen believes a family run business is the best way forward offering a […]


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

Date posted: March 29, 2019

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 […]


Have You Got Fungal Feet?

Date posted: March 29, 2019

Fungal infections of the foot are incredibly common but not always obvious. Anyone can get Athletes Foot, it’s a very common fungal infection of the foot. It is contagious and is usually caught in communal areas, spreading from person to person from damp surfaces. The conditions inside closed-in shoes provide a warm, dark and damp […]


Tulip Open Days by Brighter Blooms – Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April 2019, 10am – 4pm

Date posted: March 1, 2019

This year we will be holding our second Tulip open weekend at our own nursery in Walton-Le-Dale. There will be hot drinks and cakes available (as a Charity fundraiser)


A very warm welcome to you all from team Relax.

Date posted: March 1, 2019

Relax Hair Beauty Yoga first opened its doors on 18th May 2017, since then the salon has gone from strength to strength. Here at Relax our aim is to offer a friendly, enjoyable, relaxed but professional service. We only offer premium brands including CND Shellac, Kevin Murphy, St Tropez & Waxperts. Not only will you […]


PRESTFEST RETURNS TO THE CITY ON SATURDAY 22ND JUNE 2019

Date posted: March 1, 2019

The annual event, celebrating the city’s award-winning nightlife, returns to the Flag Market under the shadow of the iconic Harris Museum on Saturday 22nd June. Legendary DJ Judge Jules is the first act to be announced with a further two names still to be revealed. Judge Jules is an iconic figure in British dance music […]


What is The SPACE Centre all about?

Date posted: January 30, 2019

The Space Centre is the largest and most versatile multi-sensory environment in the UK for anyone with special needs. It provides a place where children and adults with physical, learning and emotional difficulties can develop skills and enjoy experiences not usually available to them. Within one of our 3 sensory rooms, individuals can be transported […]


Let Us Transform The Quality of Your Lawn

Date posted: January 30, 2019

Spring will soon be here and your grass is ready to wake up and get growing! Here are some expert tips from Greensleeves Lawn Care on how to ensure your lawn gets the best at the start of the season, setting it up for summer. Aeration is the perfect treatment for the beginning of the […]


Climbing for Everyone

Date posted: January 30, 2019

Clip ‘n Climb Preston is a family run business going into its third year of trading. The owners had a passion to bring climbing to everyone and Clip ‘n Climb Preston is a great introduction to climbing whatever age you are. The owners Vicky Coupe and Zoe Smith from Goosnargh had a vision to open […]


Lose Weight, Feel Great

Date posted: January 2, 2019

Hello 2019 !! January is here once again and we are all making New Years Resolutions, many of which involve losing weight and getting fit! If you are looking to lose weight then look no further than the Cambridge Weight Plan. Most of us will have been at a point in our lives where we […]


A Good Read

Date posted: January 2, 2019

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris There are many books about the horrors of the Holocaust, some fictional, others biographical. This 2018 book is one of the later. Heather Morris had a chance encounter with Holocaust survivor Lale Sokolov in 2003, and over the following three years until his death, he told her the […]


Your Feet Need YOU!

Date posted: January 2, 2019

Here we are in the final year of another decade. What haven’t you done that you promised yourself? Get fit? Walk more? Lose weight? And what’s stopping you?Often, uncomfortable feet, knees or hips are the limiting factor to more exercise and better physical and mental health.Your feet should be painless and comfortable, in fact they […]


How weight loss improved Debbie’s health

Date posted: November 29, 2018

A weight loss expert is calling on adults from Preston to take time out of their busy lives to think about their health and wellbeing, especially considering the latest figures for diabetes. Around 700 people a day are diagnosed with diabetes which is equivalent of one person every 2 minutes! It comes with an estimated […]


12 Days of Fitness

Date posted: November 29, 2018

I think most would agree that the best thing your “True Love” could bring would be health and happiness.  Material acquisitions fall by the wayside if you are not fit enough to enjoy life both physically and mentally.  I have often written how exercise is a total body and mind workout and helps to combat […]


ASK FOR ANGELA SAFETY CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN PRESTON

Date posted: November 29, 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 […]


Christmas Concert & Light Switch On

Date posted: November 9, 2018

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 […]


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