Sweet occasion in memory of Winnie

A mum who lost her baby girl eight years ago raised more than £5,000 through a heart-warming event with family and friends.

Neil Eccles, 32, from Grimsargh, is in constant hip pain but had funding for the operation he needs rejected for the second time.  He is in so much pain and says denying him this op is futile as if he becomes unemployable, he will become a drain on the system in other ways. Picture by Paul Heyes, Thursday February 09, 2017.

Dad in constant pain fears for his job after being “cast aside” by the NHS

A Lancashire dad feels like he has been “cast aside” by the NHS after being refused funding for a hip operation for a condition that is causing him constant crippling pain. He tells AASMA DAY of his desperation

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Grimsargh Players present"Recipe for Murder"   being performed from Wednesday to Saturday  at Preston Playhouse

Grimsargh Players cook up a 'Recipe for Murder'

The curtains go up on Grimsargh Players’ latest production, the thriller ‘Recipe for Murder’ this week.

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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.

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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’.

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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Care watchdog closes home

A failing care home has been shut down after posing a “serious risk to a person’s life, health or well-being.”

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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.

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’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.

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.
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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Raft of homes burgled in one night raid

A BMW, a mountain bike and a television were just some of the items stolen during a raid on six homes in one night.

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Police search for man

Spate of burglaries reported around Preston

A resident says he wants to raise awareness of overnight burglaries after a raft of houses were targeted last night.

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Photo : Coun Davies at an Armed Forces Day flag ceremony at the Cenotaph in Preston

City leaders pay tribute to a very proud Prestonian

The union flag will fly at half mast at Preston council on the day of a well known city councillor’s funeral.

Tony Attard

New Deputy Lord Lieutenants for Lancashire named

FIVE new Deputy Lieutenants have been appointed in Lancashire.

Proposed site for 275 homes on Preston Road, Longridge

Councillors hit out at housing plans for village

Two councillors have said they are “completely opposed” to plans to build hundreds of homes in Ribble Valley.

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Household waste found dumped in an entrance to a field on Brabiner Lane, near Grimsargh

Appeal after waste is dumped in countryside

Children’s toys, carpets and household rubbish have been dumped next to a field in rural Preston.

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UPDATE: Explosion at recycling centre was ‘rare decompression event’

Emergency services have been called to reports of an explosion at a Preston recycling centre.

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