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Local Life - West Lancashire - March 2018

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4 Hope springs eternal

4 Hope springs eternal This has got to be one of my favourite times of the year. I love changing seasons, but spring is a special time of year in my eyes. It’s all about regeneration – out with the old and in with the new. We can see it before our eyes. Fields across West Lancashire are bursting into life. Crops are blooming, leaves are emerging and lambs are leaping. To me, spring symbolises hope. And the ethos of hope could not be more apt than in this month’s main story. I was introduced to the heart-wrenching story of HMS Narwhal, a submarine sank in action during World War II, which for 77 years all hope had been lost to find the crew including Burscough lad George Lawson. On July 23, 1940, the crew of 60 men perished in what must have been unparalleled terror for those not killed on impact. And up until 2017, the whereabouts of its watery grave was a mystery. Although the submarine was ‘rediscovered’ by accident, the story symbolises the importance of never giving up, and keeping the memories of loved ones alive. George Lawson’s nephew, George Clandon, knows that; and his years of hard work and perseverance has paid off. As we edge our way into warmer evenings, longer days, and greener countryside, we hope you make the most of this special time of year and enjoy every minute of spring. Niamh Ollerton, Deputy Editor

5 In this issue My uncle the hero Regulars 20 Class From The Past 23 Planning 26 Puzzle page 36 Event2Go 42 Jack’s Tracks 46 Test Drive 27 Talking about prostate cancer 32 Win tickets to see Craig David 38 Jack’s Tracks visits Chorley 42 Test Drive Audi A4 Avanti 3.0 46 Sections 6 Property 8 Local News 32 Health Publisher: Chris Sales: Lisa Editorial: David, Niamh Design: Peter Distribution: Sally Accounts: Sam 46 Motoring 48 Gardening 50 Home Services Next issue - April 2018 Advertising deadline - Friday, 2 March Published - Monday, 26 March LocalLife Local Life 247 Ltd, Unit 8, Hewitt Business Park, Winstanley Road, Orrell, WN5 7XB Telephone: 01695 627 999 chrisp@locallife247.co.uk sales@locallife247.co.uk westlancsnews@locallife247.co.uk design@locallife247.co.uk sallyb@locallife247.co.uk accounts@locallife247.co.uk Local Life (West Lancashire) is published every month. The magazine will be distributed into the following edition areas on an alternate monthly basis. This edition will be delivered via Royal Mail to every home in the L40 postcode district and also to the PR4-6 and WN8-7 postcode sectors - that’s a total of 13,240 copies. The next edition will be edition is delivered via Royal Mail to every home in the L39 postcode district and also to the L40-6 postcode sector - that’s a total of 12,655 copies. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure that the data in this publication is accurate, neither the publisher or its editorial contributors can accept, and hereby disclaim, any liability to any party to loss or damage caused by errors or omissions resulting from negligence, accident or other cause. No part of this publication may be copied or reproduced without the prior written consent of Local Life 247 Ltd. locallifemagazine247 @locallifemedia events2go

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