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Ribchester’s spring bank holiday May Market set to be ‘bigger and better’

Organiser of Ribchester’s annual spring bank holiday Monday May Market promised this year’s event would be “bigger and better” and it promises to be just that.

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Some of the damage at Ribchester Football Club pavilion.

Ribchester footballers fear for future after vandal attack at club

A break in at the home of amateur football club, Ribchester Rovers has left them fearing for the future after items were stolen and damage caused to the pavilion.

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Theatrical production by Broughton Players

Have a go at.... Amateur dramatics

Theatre performed by amateur actors and singers. Amateur theatre groups may stage plays, revues, musicals, light opera, pantomime or variety shows.
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Sarah Proos from Grimsargh, who is entering Miss Swimsuit UK

Secretary’s bid to be swimsuit star

Secretary Sarah Jacqueline Proos hopes to make a splash when she enters Miss Swimsuit UK.

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Berry Lane, Longridge

Unruly youths pelt emergency services with eggs in Longridge

Youths pelted emergency service vehicles with eggs as members fought to gain entry to a Longridge home to check on a person’s safety.

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The quilt to be raffled by Garstang Quilters.

Beautiful quilts and patchwork on display in Bilsborrow

Beautiful pieces of patchwork and quilting will be exhibited by members of Garstang Patchwork Quilters at Bilsborrow Village Hall from Friday, April 21 through to Sunday, April 23.

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Bashall Eaves pub hosts its first Easter festival

The Red Pump Inn at Bashall Eaves is celebrating Easter with its first family friendly three-day festival.

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PC Chris Banks and PCSO David Reid receiving their LANPAC award.
 From l-r -  Jimmy Armfield LANPAC Chairman, PCSO David Reid,  High Sheriff of Lancashire  John Barnett, PC Chris Banks and  Ian Cosh, Lancashire Constabularys Director of Resources.

Rural initiative at Waddecar to combat youth nuisance wins award

Two well known police officers who work the rural area north of Preston have been presented with a special award for their work in primary schools to combat bullying and anti-social behaviour.

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Mitchie, 3, pictured with his four-year-old sister Zoe.

Mitchie’s appeal touches heart of the Longridge community

‘Miles for Mitchie’ - the cancer campaign set up when a three-year-old Longridge boy was diagnosed with a brain tumour - has nearly reached £6,000.

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Tom Thumb - coming to The Dukes, Lancaster.

Tale of smallest hero in the world to be told in Lancaster

The epic tale of the smallest hero in the world, Tom Thumb will be told at The Dukes, Lancaster on April 15.

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All or Nothing - the smash hit musical theatre sensation coming to Blackpool in May.

Sixties mod nostalgia as band’s tale is told in Blackpool, as part of UK tour

All or Nothing, the smash hit musical telling the story of 60s rock band The Small Faces comes to Blackpool’s Grand Theatre from May 15-17.

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Last winner of The Longridge X Factor, Pete Bennett

The Longridge X Factor is back, with acts old and new - sign up now

After a long awaited return, ‘The Longridge X Factor’ is back and will be raising funds for cancer research through ‘Miles for Mitchie’.

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Guests enjoying the Sweetheart Ball in aid of The Baby Beat Appeal at Royal Preston Hospital

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.

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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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Mary  Wilson-White

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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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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Grimsargh House Care Home
Image courtesy of Google

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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