Silence really was golden for children at Ashton High School in Preston. Almost 200 youngsters sat in absolute silence for more than an hour - and raised £100 for the NSPCC. Presenting the cheque to NSPCC regional organiser Mr Roland Foot, on behalf of the pupils is Beverley Ashcroft, watched by Christine Fox, Ian Small, Shuresh Patel, Ian Williams, Gaynor Whincup, Caroline Newton and Janice Kent, who represented their classes
Members of a choir assemble in Fulwood - recognise anyone?
A village councillor from the tiny parish of Newton-wth-Clifton, near Kirkham, staked a claim in the local history books when he became the first Mayor of Fylde from the rural areas. Retired poultry farmer Coun Jack Braithwaite took over the robes and chain at the annual mayor-making at the Fernlea Hotel, St Annes. Pictured: Mayor's attendant John Donellon adjusts the robes of new mayor Coun Braithwaite before his first speech. Looking on are (from left): Coun Mrs Mary Hall, chief executive Mr Roland Cork, and Coun George Bradley
Magician Paul Daniels gets ready for a new summer season at the North Pier, Blackpool, which also stars comic Marti Caine