Dig in again as Ribchester is Revisited

UCLan is once again leading an archaeological dig in Ribchester. Fiona Finch caught up with Dig Co-Director Dr Jim Morris as this year’s team set up camp in the Ribble Valley village.
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.
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.

Boxer Stuart Maddox teams up with campaigners Safety Guide to bring anti-bullying sessions to Preston's schools

A top city boxer is teaming up with campaigners to offer Preston’s schoolchildren anti-bullying sessions after a video of a city youngster apparently being bullied went viral.
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The official opening of the re-vamped Towneley community garden in Longridge

Celebrating £18,500 makeover of Longridge's Towneley community garden

It was time for celebrations when the revamped Longridge Towneley Community Garden was officially opened by not one, but two mayors.
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.

Janey Wheatley, left, Euan Thomas Wright, top, and Rosa Swarbrick.

Garstang young writers nominated for national award after wowing through their words

Three Garstang schoolchildren have been shortlisted in a national writing competition championed by Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall.


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.

Students at Garstang Community Academy celebrating the cash injection.

Cash boost for Garstang Community Academy's new sports facility

Garstang Community Academy has received a £2,000 cash boost towards its sport and leisure facility for residents of Wyre.

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.

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.
Myerscough College

Myerscough’s new principal outlines vision for progress

Alison Robinson, only the second woman to hold the reins Myerscough College has a vision.

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.
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Staff and children from The Little People at the Limes nursery with Louis Hunt from Lancashire Garden Services

Longridge's community spirit shines through in vandalism aftermath

The Longridge community has shown its true colours after rallying around a town nursery blighted by mindless vandalism.


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. .

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