For the first time Which? has tested the claims of four ‘once-a-day’ sunscreens and found that they might not provide the cover they claim. Which? tested the claims of four leading high street brands of ‘once-a-day’ sunscreen and found that after six to eight hours the average sun protection factor […]

Stay away from ‘once-a-day’


Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens launches the UK arm of a large international clinical trial for a type of children’s brain tumour, called ependymoma. The trial funded through Cancer Research UK Kids & Teens’ partnership with TK Maxx will treat around 150 children in the UK with ependymoma up to the […]

International trial for children’s brain tumours launches in the UK


Passengers in the Manchester area are being reminded to check before they travel this spring bank holiday weekend as work to connect Manchester’s two main train stations continues. The Ordsall Chord, which is part of Network Rail’s £1bn+ investment in the railway in the north, will link Manchester Victoria and Manchester […]

Manchester Victoria passengers urged to check before they travel as ...



A coffee morning featuring many of the town’s local charities will be held at Chalon Court Hotel on Thursday 9 June from 10am -12pm. Organised by Rotary St Helens, the event is the perfect opportunity for residents to show their continued support and goodwill. Tickets are priced at £1 and […]

Charity coffee morning


Chorley Council Flower Show Astley Park Chorley
Gardening enthusiasts who are looking for tips on how to exhibit at Chorley Flower Show can speak to experts at a workshop on Saturday 4 June. The session has been arranged by Chorley and District Gardening Society, which is organising the amateur section in conjunction with Chorley Council, to encourage […]

Tips on entering amateur section


Chairman, Janice Hanson  (427x640)
The new Chairman of Lancashire County Council has taken up her year in office. County Councillor Janice Hanson, who represents the Morecambe West division, was appointed at yesterday’s annual meeting of Full Council (Thursday 26 May). A county councillor since 2005, Janice has also been on Lancaster City Council since […]

New Chairman of Lancashire County Council