We will remember them

Wigan Borough will unite in silence to honour the fallen at this year’s Remembrance Sunday events. This year, Remembrance Sunday will take place on Sunday 13th November. Dignitaries and local councillors will join with residents to honour the sacrifices made by servicemen and women in the two world wars and recent conflicts. Lord Peter Smith, … Read more

Rainhill to honour “forgotten” war heroes

Rainhill Parish councillors are to honour seventeen overlooked World War One heroes in a ceremony to add their names to the Public War Memorial. Investigations by Brian Renshall, of the Rainhill Civic Society, revealed that the names of Rainhill’s fallen listed in St.Ann’s Church did not fully match those on the Public War Memorial. The … Read more

Prestigious Honour for the Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire

***Issued on behalf of the Lord-Lieutenant’s office*** It has been announced from Buckingham Palace that Her Majesty The Queen has been graciously pleased to appoint the Lord-Lieutenant of Lancashire, The Lord Shuttleworth, KCVO, to be a Knight Companion of the Most Noble Order of the Garter (KG). Lord Shuttleworth will take the Oath and be … Read more

Detectives investigate reports of honour based attack in Blackburn

Police have launched an investigation after a 16-year-old boy was allegedly kidnapped, assaulted and robbed in Blackburn. Officers were called on Monday, March 7, after reports a teenager had been attacked between 5pm and 6.40pm. Detectives believe the 16-year-old had been walking close to the junction of East Park Road and Shearbank Road when he … Read more

Prestigious honour for a Lancashire County Council conservator

An employee from Lancashire County Council’s archives service will be travelling around Europe to learn about paper conservation, after receiving a prestigious fellowship. Annie Starkey, a 26 year-old trainee archive conservator, has been awarded the trip of a lifetime, after winning an esteemed Fellowship Award from the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust. She will travel to … Read more