The Portable Command Centre concept uses commercial technology to create a semi-virtual environment that can   tackle emergency scenarios.

BAE Systems Engineering team developing virtual landscape

An engineering team based at BAE Systems in Warton, Lancashire are working to develop applications that can improve decision making. This means emergency responses and operations could be revolutionised. The technological device behind the application is said to be no larger than a contact lens, and the team in collaboration with the University of Birmingham have said that this will allow operators to take real-time […]

2 weeks ago by
RSCPA report finds Lancashire high in animal cruelty rankings

RSPCA reveals northern counties among highest ranked for animal cruelty

The RSPCA’s annual report has revealed that 8 out of 10 counties with the most suffering and cruelty of animals are in the North. The cruelty league table for England and Wales brought up these statistics, with Lancashire positioned sixth. The number of offences seen in court last year has increased for Lancashire as well, with 44 people convicted from 85 cases, compared to 34 […]

1 month ago by

Help tell the story of Action Records on Church Street

Earlier this year myself and good friend Conor O’Grady, both from Fulwood, made a short documentary, called Making the News, about a former journalist, Ed Mitchell, who lost everything to bankruptcy in 2007. Now, we are planning our next short documentary, which we hope to shoot early next year, however, we need your help.  ‘Action Records: Chased by nuns’ is the working title and as […]

7 months ago by
harlequins Andrew Flintoff

Preston’s Freddie Flintoff back to winning ways with Lancashire

Preston cricket legend Andrew Flintoff made a winning comeback to help Lancashire to victory over Worcestershire. In a long awaited return to the game Freddie took a couple of wickets in what turned out to be a one-sided T20 Blast match. Although he didn’t get chance to bat his contribution helped Lancashire to the top of the North group league table. A shame there was […]

11 months ago by
My older brother (blue t shirt) watching whilst I run through mud

No Ego Challenge: Taking on the mud

This time last week I was already getting excited for Saturday 10th May. Some of you may remember the preview I wrote, around a month ago, about the No Ego Challenge. Well, the time had come for our team, hilariously named ‘Powerpuff Girls’, to take on the popular South Preston mud challenge. I was running the course with my two brothers, one of my brother’s […]

1 year ago by
Peter Green with BBC North West Tonight

Penwortham charity shop Integrate overwhelmed by community support

You will have no doubt read about, or seen on TV, the Penwortham shop that went viral. Integrate’s charity shop on Liverpool Road were selling jeans at £1.50 when a local resident sent them a furious letter. Integrate is a social enterprise group that provides a support service to help people with disabilities fully develop within their chosen community.  This includes everything from finding accommodation […]

1 year ago by

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