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Spot On autumn schedule brings range of shows to Lancashire

Spot On, Lancashire’s rural touring network, have announced their autumn season, taking professional theatre, storytelling, music, and family shows to the county’s village halls and libraries. With acts and artists heralding from the UK, Canada,...

Burnley Express, yesterday, 10:38
 

Chorley Court Listings - Tuesday September 18 2018

Here is a summary of court cases involving people from Chorley and Leyland. Anthony Davison, 62, Balcarres Road, Leyland, was disqualified from driving for six months by Preston magistrates for driving without valid insurance and an MOT certificate....

Chorley Guardian, yesterday, 10:38
 

First wedding open day at Fylde’s town hall

Fylde’s town hall is to host its first wedding open day. The event on Sunday, November 18, follows the iconic building on St Annes Promenade being granted a wedding venue license earlier this year, after extensive refurbishments. Fylde Council’s...

Blackpool Gazette, yesterday, 10:37
 

Plays success at Lytham Hall bring boost to charities

Record attendances and record gate receipts for this summer’s outdoor plays season at Lytham Hall have been followed by a record amount being donated to charity. Lytham St Annes Lifeboat Station, Brian House Children’s Hospice and the St Luke’s...

Blackpool Gazette, yesterday, 10:37
 

Film fest open for amateur movies

0 Have your say Aspiring Blackpool film makers can show off their talents at the Winter Gardens Film Festival. The Winter Gardens’ biennial festival is now accepting entries for next year’s event. Contestants can submit short films containing a...

Blackpool Gazette, yesterday, 10:34
 

Lancaster innovations firm partners with Northern Powerhouse

A Lancaster based company that helps businesses take products and ideas to market has become an official Northern Powerhouse partner. Groundswell Innovation is taking part in the Northern Powerhouse Partners Programme – a network of leaders who...

Lancaster Guardian, yesterday, 10:30
 
Storm Ali to batter north Cumbria with 80mph winds

Storm Ali to batter north Cumbria with 80mph winds

Parts of north Cumbria are set to be battered with 80mph winds tomorrow as Storm Ali hits the county. The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning - the second highest alert level - meaning there is potential "risk to life and...

News & Star, yesterday, 10:27
 

Head for the Hills: All the action from Sunday

THE bar had already been set exceptionally high by countless outstanding performances by the time Sunday of this year’s Head for the Hills festival rolled around. But not to be outdone the day provided another treat-packed extravaganza of music,...

Bury Times, yesterday, 10:24
 

Drivers vs cyclists: study reveals North West commuter anger

A new survey has shown the relationship between drivers and cyclists in the North West to be amongst the worst in the UK after commuters were asked to rate how well they got on with each other on the roads. The data, compiled by car leasing company...

Pendle Today, yesterday, 10:16
 

Northern Rail passenger slapped with £20 fine for not having ticket despite having THIS evidence

A rail passenger was fined £20 for not having a ticket despite no staff being on duty and even taking a picture as evidence of the closed booth. Richard Clark was travelling from Wavertree Technology Park to Liverpool Lime Street, on September 10....

Liverpool Echo, yesterday, 10:13
 

Drivers vs cyclists: study reveals North West commuter anger

A new survey has shown the relationship between drivers and cyclists in the North West to be amongst the worst in the UK after commuters were asked to rate how well they got on with each other on the roads. The data, compiled by car leasing company...

Burnley Express, yesterday, 10:11
 

Wigan sees rise in diabetic amputations

The number of diabetic people having “devastating” toe and foot amputations in Wigan is on the increase. Between 2011 and 2014, there were 98 amputations due to diabetes in the NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group area, according to data...

Wigan Today, yesterday, 10:08
 

Bar manager is toast of Burnley after her year long booze ban raises thousands for charity

A bar manager, who vowed to give up alcohol for a year, has completed the challenge and raised the fantastic total of £6,000 for a cause she is passionate about. Mum-of-three Shelly Heap raised the staggering amount thanks to a variety of fund raising...

Burnley Express, yesterday, 10:00
 

New nurse degree apprenticeship launched by NHS in Cumbria

Seventeen Cumbrian healthcare assistants have started new degree apprenticeships as part of efforts to boost the number of nurses across the county. It means they can train up to become registered nurses, using a new route into the profession. The...

News & Star, yesterday, 09:52
 

Wigan Council leader says era of cuts 'far from over'

Wigan’s council leader says “more difficult decisions” lie ahead for the town hall because of continuing budget pressures. David Molyneux’s warning that the era of budget reductions was “far from over” came as authority finance officers outline...

Wigan Today, yesterday, 09:49
 


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