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Lancashire recommends... great charity shops

Readers have voted - here are the top charity shops in Lancashire Day of Sunshine, Lytham St Annes Day of Sunshine, in St Annes Road West, topped our online poll. The shop sells fashionable clothing, toys, and household items. The charity, which launched

Friday, 14:36 in Regional North West

Top tips on how to lower your energy bills

As three of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers announce price hikes, experts are reminding householders of small changes that can help slash how much they spend on gas and electricity. Scottish Power are raising their standard electricity prices by 15 per ce

Friday, 14:20 in Regional North West

Have a go at... Meditation

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things. Why: There are many things in life that

Friday, 13:53 in Regional North West

The great NHS gamble: what you need to know about the crisis facing England’s NHS

Government and National Health Service bosses must plug a multi-billion pound funding gap in the NHS budget. Following explosive reports this week on the plans that could alter the course of the NHS in England, we’ve summarised everything you need to kno

Friday, 12:42 in Regional North West

Anteros to support White Lies in Preston

Anteros may have fulfilled one of the items on their bucket list by performing at the Alexandra Palace, but the unstoppable foursome have plenty more goals to enjoy, including an evening in Preston. Anteros may have fulfilled one of the items on their bu

Friday, 11:22 in Regional North West

Meet the ‘leak detectors’ . . . and their wooden listening stick

A crack team of leak detectives has tracked down and plugged more 18,000 hidden pipe leaks in the North West over the past 12 months - thanks to a device that has been used since the Victorian era. The 140 strong team from United Utilities saved an avera

Friday, 10:49 in Regional North West

Organisation for people with Huntington's disease gets cash boost

An advisory service in the North West for people with Huntington’s disease can continue to take new referrals thanks to a £30,000 grant from Lancashire Freemasons. The Huntington’s Disease Association’s specialist advisory service is delivered by experts

Friday, 10:34 in Regional North West

‘Don’t hog the middle lane’

Police have issued a warning to Lancashire drivers about hogging the middle lane on motorways. North West Motorway Police have reminded drivers that it is an offence to drive slowly in the middle lane and can result in a £100 on-the-spot fine. It comes a

Friday, 10:34 in Regional North West

Preesall Council ex-clerk cleared over ‘missing cash’ allegations

A Preesall town councillor has been found to have breached code of conduct rules after making a series of unsubstantiated claims about a “missing” council bank account allegedly containing £2,000. Coun Pat Greenhough, co-opted to the Preesall Town Counci

Thursday, 15:49 in Regional North West

Listed: All 360 businesses that failed to pay staff properly

The Government has named and shamed 360 businesses for underpaying thousands of workers a total of almost £1m. There were six Lancashire businesses exposed including: Glover’s Bakery, Bamber Bridge (£11,320.33 to two workers) - 16th on the list; Mrs Eliz

Thursday, 08:43 in Regional North West

Column: Dealing with the death of a child

Recently a seven month old baby died after an eventful short life. Although spending a lot of time in hospital for heart operations, nevertheless there had been some joyful times at home and opportunities for real bonding. In writing to someone close to

Thursday, 08:43 in Regional North West

City windmill is up for sale again

An iconic Preston landmark which has seen better times is to be auctioned with an asking price of £135,000 plus. The winds of change have not been kind to Craggs Mill off Moor Lane - the city’s only remaining windmill. Back in 2008 the Post reported how

Wednesday, 17:42 in Regional North West

Crash witness appeal

Garstang and Over Wyre Police are appealing for help in identifying a man who may be a witness to a three-vehicle road traffic collision. The incident occurred in Head Dyke Lane, Pilling, on November 17. The male left the scene before officers were able

Tuesday, 14:05 in Regional North West

How being a volunteer for charity SSAFA is vital to help veterans

Coming out of the armed forces can be a lonely and tricky place. As some veterans feel lost and even contemplate taking their own life, military charity SSAFA provides practical and emotional support for those who feel they have no way out. Natalie Walke

Tuesday, 13:29 in Regional North West

Winckley’s class of ‘75 is set to reunite

A call has gone out to reunite former pupils of a now closed Preston city school as they celebrate their 60th birthdays. A reunion event has been organised for students of Winckley Square Convent Senior School, who joined the main school in 1968 or the s

Monday, 17:29 in Regional North West

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