23 Apr 19
Franks in Lancs

Found the perfect uni, but daunted by the distance? Here, I’ll give some personal insight into homesickness and how much of a role it should play when choosing a place to study.

22 Apr 19
Tram, Train & Buscapade's!

On Sunday 28th April 2019, National Express West Midlands are revising a number of their services, a by product of this is that Birmingham’s route 46 will cease to be on Saturday the 27th.  This service is one of those with an interesting history, it’s current route being fairly different to it’s original path, so […]

21 Apr 19
Vicky Rigbye

Advice from many in the industry has made me realise that making contacts is so important for getting jobs and climbing the industry ladder. However this doesn’t mean you can get far without knowing the skills. Alongside my university studies, I watch many YouTube videos on cameras, lighting, photography, and on set tips to enhance […]

20 Apr 19
George's thoughts

Its been quite a while since I processed in a blog! I feel as though it is an appropriate time considering that a month from yesterday I will be graduating from college. I don’t think I ever really grasped the phrase “time flies” until these last few years. Four of my closest friends are marrying […]

18 Apr 19
Lancashire Walking Club : Health The First Wealth

Clubs like ours could not exist without the selfless devotion and commitment of its leading members and officials. In my time people such as Dick and Zena Smith, Joe Lambert and Frank O’Neill, to name but a few, spring to mind. And now, tragically, we have lost our very own and much loved Fred Pearce, […]

17 Apr 19
365 Sporting Days

There were some crazy scores in Division 2 in this second round, there were 10 matches with 5,265 runs and 135 wickets taken! I’ve always tended to keep an eye on both divisions but deciding to do a write up for each round means I’m taking more notice, and I literally couldn’t believe my eyes […]

16 Apr 19
(Picture: SWNS) A pet cat has returned to his owners after getting lost inside two car engines. 10-year-old Harry got in the engine compartment of his owner’s car, and then got stuck in a second vehicle after she stopped in traffic. Harry was hiding in Tracey Wilson’s car when she made her daily commute to work, and as soon as she stopped in traffic, scared Harry ran out and climbed into another engine parked on a nearby drive. Tracey and her daughter Leona, 17, desperately searched for missing Harry around their home with no luck. It was only when the RSPCA was called to a property four miles away from their home after a motorist found the ginger cat stuck inside their car engine. Tracey said: ‘I believe he’d been hiding in my car engine and then fell out while I was sat in traffic that day. (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) ‘I am so grateful to the RSPCA for their help rescuing him and to the couple who owned the car.’ RSPCA Inspector Natalie Taylor said the owners of the vehicle had become worried after hearing crying from the engine. She said: ‘The car had been sat on their drive for a week and the owners said they became concerned when they heard crying from inside. When I arrived I found Harry wedged inside the engine. ‘He was trying to push himself out of a very small gap in the wheel arch but was stuck fast. ‘I managed to scan him for a microchip and contact his owners who rushed straight down to us to help me free the frightened puss.’ Harry is usually kept indoors so Tracey immediately knew something was wrong when he went missing on March 27 from his home in Great Harwood, Lancs. She said: ‘We got Harry in December 2015. (Picture: RSPCA/SWNS) ‘He’d been found living stray in the KFC car park in Accrington and I took him on. He has always been a house cat and very rarely wants to go out. ‘Harry was found in Whalley, which is more than four miles from our home. I drive along this road every day on my way to work.’ Inspector Taylor believes the frightened cat then made a dash for the nearest driveway and clambered inside another car engine where he felt safe – before getting stuck. She added: ‘Harry obviously has a taste for car engines having buried himself in two in one day. ‘He was lucky we were able to free him and he wasn’t seriously hurt. ‘While he had injured a toe and needed some veterinary treatment, I’m pleased he’s now back home where he belongs and is doing well.’ Tracey added: ‘Harry is improving every day, the swelling has gone down in both feet and he is managing to climb on to the window sill and chairs in the house like he used to do. ‘It looks like he will always have a wonky toe though.’ [metro-link url=”” title=”Animal charity rescues 47 cats from elderly woman’s flat”] [metro-link url=”” title=”Woman left with eyebrows that look like ‘they were drawn on with a marker pen’ after salon wax and tint”]
16 Apr 19
n o t e w o r t h y

Hello friends and family! First and foremost, I want to thank you all for the outpouring of support that I received in response to my post last week. At my lowest points, it is easy to forget how many caring friends and cheerleaders I have on my side. You remind me that I am not […]

15 Apr 19
Coach Ray

As the title suggests it is my first triathlon of the year this coming weekend. Actually as you read this I would have already (hopefully) smashed it! Well I’m really excited about this race and I have reason for it. Firstly as you know this year I have Coach Ray in the corner, and I […]

14 Apr 19
The Hewitson Diaries

Comments and questions welcome — is there too much info, not enough? Hewitson Diary 1866 DP512/1/2 This transcription © Margaret Dickinson, Andrew Hobbs, Pauline Wainwright and the Friends of Lancashire Archives. Footnotes © Andrew Hobbs. Anthony Hewitson Diary 1866 Renshaw’s Diary [signed on front page with ‘No 2 1866’ also written below] First page: Explanation […]

13 Apr 19

…to waste time watching rugby on the telly. I got a delivery of a couple of small tables, which I spent a lot of time putting together. And a nice new parasol has just been delivered, ready for the sunshine. We have sunshine, but it’s remarkably chilly as the weather is coming from the Urals. […]