Friends of The Herald

Hayley’s Hugs

Dedicated  to Hayley Barker, a truely inspirational  girl who sadly lost her ongoing battle  with Leukemia on the 2nd of October 2013. Our little girl was so strong and  managed to smile through many of the hard times, this is what made Hayley the  much loved teenager she was. Sorely missed but never ever forgotten.  Please take your  time to read the full story HERE
Derian House

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Situated in the heart of Lancashire, Derian House is renowned throughout the region as being at the forefront of children’s palliative and respite care. We are incredibly proud to support Derian house. For more information about the team and what they do, CLICK HERE to visit their website.

Pendleside Hospice

pendleside hospice

We are proud to support this fantastic charity.

Click here to visit their website.

East Lancashire Hospice




Another fantastic charity we are proud to support. Please click here to visit their website.

Rotary Club of Great Harwood & Rishton





We are pleased to promote events for The Rotary Club of Great Harwood & Rishton.

Please click here to visit their website.

Rotary Club of Church & Oswaldtwistle





We are pleased to promote events for The Rotary Club of Church & Oswaldwtistle.

Please click here to visit their website.

Great Harwood Show 





Every year we are proud to promote the The Great Harwood Show. We always have a stand at the show (near the main show ring) and hope to see you there.

Please click here to visit their website and for information.

Accrington Stanley Football Club





We are proud to promote this famous local Club for our community.

Please click here to visit their website.

Dan Woods ‘Simply-Motor’ A light hearted approach to motoring

Dan is our regular Motor columnist Cars and Stuff.




His story is quite remarkable from when he first asked us if he could write a column in The Local Herald about his passion for cars. That was almost two years ago. When we agreed, he sent copies of The Local Herald to all the Motor Manufacturers explaining that his column in the magazine was delivered to over 45,000 homes every month. On the strength of that fact alone these household names are more than happy to deliver new vehicles to Dan’s home for him to test drive and write a review. It would appear that 45,000 homes seems fairly important to car manufacturers.  Nice one Dan.

Brian Garvey Aka BG

Positively Speaking









Brian is a Burnley lad who moved to Canada many years ago. He got to know about the Local Herald through his brother, who still lives in Burnley. B.G. as he is also known liked our little magazine and we also liked his writings about all things positive in his book ‘Positively Speaking’. We were delighted when Brian agreed to write a regular column for us, and we are grateful for his contribution of inspirational stuff for all our readers.

Two men looked through prison bars, one saw mud, the other saw stars.

Click here to view Brian’s website