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Ribble Valley

Catch-up with a coffee and bicsuit at Longridge RSPCA Charity Shop

The team at the Longridge RSPCA charity shop will host two chatty coffee morning sessions next month to share with the community more about what they do.

Crews from Fulwood and Preston were called out to the incident

Fire at Goosnargh recycling plant

A large fire started at a Goosnargh scrap yard after an old electrical transformer caught light, say fire services.
Hannah Binns - young farmer from Downham chosen to take part in the Lord Mayor's Show

Young Lancashire farmer Hannah Binns is invited to Lord Mayor’s show

A young farmer from Lancashire has been chosen for a starring role in the 802nd Lord Mayor’s show in London.

Pub of the year is back!

The hunt is on to find 2017 Pub of the Year

We all have different ideas of what makes a perfect pub. Do you prefer a cosy traditional ale house, with comfy seats, crackling fire, the happy hum of background conversation and a pint?
There was a passionate local campaign to keep Adlington Library open

Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m

Councillors have voted to fund nearly £850,000 of work to reopen 11 of Lancashire’s closed libraries.

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Flooding at the housing site in Goosnargh

Goosnargh flood risk is a real threat

A controversial affordable housing site granted planning permission in rural Lancashire poses a considerable flooding risk, an objector to the plans has maintained.

GIVE AND TAKE: Lancashire County Council to make £45m of cuts but more cash for some services

GIVE AND TAKE: Lancashire County Council to make £45m of cuts but more cash for some services

A massive programme of £45m of savings has been unveiled by Lancashire County Council.

The proposed development site is close to Goosnargh Rec

Affordable housing plan in Goosnargh gets green light

A controversial planning bid for 93 homes in a rural Lancashire village has been given the green light although dozens of residents were not present to hear the verdict.
Bat Walk Night is being held at Brockholes Nature Reserve

Things to do this weekend (September 8 to 12)

Here's some things to try this weekend, and even extending beyond the weekend:
Whats on

Clitheroe club honour their rising star Sophie

Clitheroe Golf Club’s rising young star Sophie Lamb has been made an honorary member of her home club in recognition of her recent golfing achievements.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Cabinet's £45m cuts list for Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council's cabinet meets next week to decide whether to  make   £45m of cuts to services.
The proposed development site is close to Goosnargh Rec

Goosnargh housing bid to learn its fate

The long anticipated decision day for a controversial housing scheme north of Preston has arrived.

Are new school starters' vaccinations up to date?

Vaccination alert as figures reveal thousands of children not immunised in Lancashire

Parents and carers in Lancashire are being urged to check their children’s vaccinations are up to date as the new school term begins.
Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Calls for Lancashire county council leader Coun Geoff Driver to resign

The leader of Lancashire County Council is facing calls for his resignation as the debate escalates over a controversial restructure of the council.

Dave Dinsdale and Tino Ferrari after the shave-off.

Dave and Tino’s Longridge shave-off smashes target for two charities

Two Longridge men have shaved off half of the hair on their heads and the alternate sides of their beards in aid of two charities close to their hearts.


Lancashire recommends... wedding venues

Are you a blushing bride or a soon-to-be groom?

Crews were called out to the incident in the centre of Whalley

Investigation after 'suspicious' fire in public toilets in Whalley

An investigation has been launched into a "suspicious" fire at the bus station toilets in the centre of Whalley, say police.

Samantha Murray pictured ahead of the recent Cairo championships

Sam decides it’s time to take time-out

Samantha Murray will take a break before assessing her sporting future after failing to qualify for the UIPM Senior World Modern Pentathlon Championships final in Cairo.

Oyez, oyez contestants gather for the Garstang Town Criers contest

Town Criers compete for top titles in Garstang festival contest

Hear Ye, Hear Ye, a mighty noise filled Garstang’s Cherestanc Square this week, but no one was complaining.

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Longridge St Cecilia's governor celebrates as he is awarded a GCSE

The board of governors at St Cecilia’s RC High School in Longridge had an extra reason to rejoice following the GCSE results, as one of its members had also gained a pass.

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