Bright young musicians awarded at Summer Concerts

Aspiring young musicians and singers gathered to display their harmonious talents at the town hall Summer Concerts, where the prestigious Music Hub Awards were presented. The awards were launched last year to celebrate and support young musicians, with one dedicated to the memory of courageous schoolboy Harrison Ledsham – a pupil in the council’s Music … Read more

Lancashire school cooks win national awards

Lancashire school cooks are celebrating after winning accolades across the board in a national catering competition. The annual Local Authority Caterers Association (LACA) Finishing Touches Catering exhibition gives school cooks the opportunity to show off skills that they wouldn’t usually get the chance to. The competition, held recently in Birmingham, is aimed at all levels … Read more

Nominate your local sporting hero before it’s too late!

Now is the time to reward and recognise grassroots sport in Wigan Borough, with the deadline fast approaching to nominate sporting heroes for the 2017 Believe Sports Awards. The borough has plenty of sporting talent and dedication to shout about and your nominations deservedly put the spotlight on volunteers, coaches and clubs who put their … Read more

Foster carers celebrated at a Lancashire awards ceremony

Foster carers from across Lancashire have been honoured at a celebration event at County Hall. An awards ceremony, held last night (Tuesday), was attended by foster carers from across Lancashire, county councillors and senior officers. Awards were presented in five categories with the winners nominated by the council’s fostering team and other foster carers. The … Read more

Lifetime honour for spinal team as centre hosts international conference

More than 100 years of caring for spinal injured patients by three NHS staff was recognised this month with Lifetime Achievement Awards. Consultant surgeon Bakul Soni, Sister Sandra McCarthy and occupational therapy lead Julie Jones were honoured at Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust’s ninth annual Pride Awards. The awards came as the North West Regional … Read more

Nominate your sporting stars and unsung heroes for the Lancashire Sports Awards

Now is the time for you to nominate your local sporting heroes for a prestigious accolade. The Lancashire Sports Awards are a celebration of local sporting achievement. These pay tribute to those, young and old, who show dedication to perform at the highest level or those who work tirelessly to support individuals or clubs week … Read more