From the Toxteth riots to the ravages of the West Pennine Moors fire last summer Chris Kenny has spent 40 years in the fire service. He tells Fiona Finch about his career and why the county should be very proud of its fire and rescue workers.
Peeling potatoes and making cups of tea might sound like typical household chores for any teenager. But for Thirza Walton , they began when she was just six years old - and extended far beyond lending a hand in the kitchen.
Becky Wood and husband Iain have faced some unexpected challenges setting up their new business. Here, Becky tells Fiona Finch how a life long love of ice cream created a new opportunity for them, despite health obstacles.
Growing up in Pilling provided a memorable and happy childhood for Anne Curwen. She tells Fiona Finch why she has now written a book about that childhood and how it has helped boost a cancer charity’s funds.
Last year, The Gazette revealed how primary schools in Blackpool were referring children to mental health specialists at a rate of more than one per week, with a team set up specially to look after them.
Ah, for the good old days. When we climbed trees, played conkers, kicked a football until it was too dark to see, and tried – unsuccessfully – to dam the River Wyre and empty the Irish Sea so we could walk to the Isle of Man.