Broughton

Broughton

Tributes paid to a wonderful Longridge lady and campaigner

“A wonderful lady”, “a hard act to follow” and “a voice for older people in the Ribble Valley”.

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Cast members of the Rabbits of Sandleford Warren at Ribfest 2016.

Ribchester set to stage a return of popular music and drama festival

RibFest is back for 2017! - The team organising last year’s successful event says it is delighted to inform ‘friends, supporters, sponsors and all local culture vultures’ that the dates for this year are July 17-23.

Theatre
Forest of Bowland

Holiday chalets by side of lake on the outskirts of Whitechapel can go ahead

City councillors have passed plans for five holiday chalets beside a former fishing lake within an ‘area of outstanding natural beauty’.

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Michael van Gerwen in action during day fourteen of the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday January 1, 2017. See PA story DARTS World. Photo credit should read: Steven Paston/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to restrictions. Editorial use only. No commercial use. Call +44 (0)1158 447447 for further information.

World’s top darts stars coming to Preston venue

Some of the world’s best professional darts players are arrowing in to Preston for an exciting night of sporting entertainment at the Guild Hall later this year.

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Slave trade port to fair trade city - as part of the project, workshops were carried out in schools and people dressed in the attire of the times, mostly traditional Quakers dress.

Slave trade port to fair trade city - Lancaster’s weekend of events by The Fig Tree

The FIG Tree, the world’s first International Fair Trade Centre founded in the first Fair Trade Town, Garstang, is holding a weekend of events celebrating 210 years since the abolition of the slave trade and also how fair trade is promoted today, on March 25 and 26.

Arts
Gold Paralympian medalist Steph Slater pictured at the 'golden gates' of her former high school, St Cecilia's, Longridge with headteacher, Ivan Catlow and current pupils.

St Cecilia’s golden gates in Stephanie Slater’s honour

The gates of St Cecilia’s, Longridge have been painted gold in honour of former pupil and paralympian medallist Stephanie Slater MBE.

Garstang

Garstang’s tribute to Leonard Cheshire

Fifty-five art exhibits celebrating one of the most remarkable men of his generation, Leonard Cheshire are on show in Garstang this week.

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St Wilfrid's Church, Ribchester

Ribchester Church aims to 'Raise the Roof'

A £207,000 heritage appeal to cover major roof work and other repairs at a grade one listed 13th century church in the heart of a Ribble Valley village has been launched.
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Sarah Page, who is off to the Arctic to complete a marathon to help breast cancer sufferers.

Arctic beckons for a Longridge grandma’s marathon walk

A Longridge grandmother is off to the Arctic to complete her fourth marathon walk as part of a 10 year charity challenge.

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Franco's, Longridge

Lancashire recommends... Italian restaurants

Readers have voted, here are the best Italian restaurants in Lancashire

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Broughton High School - Image from Google maps

Inquiry launched into sex claims at a Lancashire school

A mum is calling for CCTV in school classrooms after her son was accused of assaulting two girls.

Education
Photo Neil Cross
Work progressing on the Broughton bypass

Future of village placed in the hands of its residents

The future of a Lancashire village is being firmly placed into the hands of its residents.

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Long delays after motorway crash

Long delays after motorway crash

Commuters were stuck in long queues after a collision blocked one lane of the M55 motorway this afternoon.

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Rev Ron October 12 2016 Broughton crossroads, Avenham Park and Knott End to Fleetwood Ferry

Transporting you back with happy memories

My first picture today is a view of the idyllic past at Broughton crossroads.

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Broughton Bypass work at Garstang Road this summer

Broughton Bypass works delayed and over-budget

The Broughton Bypass is to be completed five months later than scheduled, County Hall bosses have admitted.

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Committee members of Fulwood and Broughton Townswomens Guild - Carol Jones, chairman,  Pat Woods, treasurer, Jean Lether, deputy chairman, Dorothy Law, secretary and Janet Bacon, publicity officer at their monthly business meeting

Women’s group is bowled over by their drive to improve civil rights

Founded to fight for women’s rights, the Townswomen’s Guild is still as strong as the day it was formed.

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Broughton junction of the M55

Motorway closures planned for bridge works

WORK gets underway from Monday on the motorway bridge on the M55 at the Broughton Interchange.

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GOING UP: Work on the new GB Energy Supply offices is well underway in Broughton

Energy firm building new headquarters in village

Traffic jams will soon be a thing of the past in one of Lancashire’s most congested villages.

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A car smashed into a house in Sandygate Lane in Preston

Car smashes into Preston house

A car has smashed into the front of a house in Preston.

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helping hand: Lancashire police has been recruiting mounted volunteers to help crack rural crime

Rural crime costs hit £2m in Lancashire

INSURERS have warned that criminals targeting farms are getting increasingly sophisticated.

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