Ribble Valley

Ribble Valley

Farewell to former Farmers Guardian editor Gerald Henderson

The former editor of national newspaper Farmers Guardian, Gerald Henderson, has died aged 86.

The Scomadi Scooter Festival

Scomadi Scooter Festival in Whittingham

Scooter enthusiasts are invited to a two-day festival this weekend.

Photo Neil Cross
Chorley Hospital reopening of the A&E department
Mark Pugh, Medical Director

Fears Chorley hospital accident and emergency unit to close by October

There are new fears that Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit could close again within months.

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Family fun

Where are the best family days out - with entry fees?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
Fishing in Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... fishing spots

Here is a list of the best places to catch fish in Lancashire.
A cafe setting is littered with rubble following a strong earthquake on the Greek island of Kos

Lancashire man describes building 'shaking like a jelly' in Greek earthquake

Two people have died and more than 120 have been injured in an early morning earthquake off the coast of Greek islands and Turkey,
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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Have a go at cricket

Have a go...........at cricket

Whether you just want to play for fun or be right up there challenging for honours, there’s a place for everyone.

County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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Charlie Kelly was an early pioneer in the development of modern mountain bicycles

Major mountain biking legend to check out trails in Chorley

One of the founding fathers of mountain biking as we know it is coming all the way from America’s Golden State to the market town of Chorley.

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Musician Martha Thompson has organised a Concert for Rwanda

Help musical Martha get to Rwanda

A trainee music therapist has organised a fund raiser with a difference.

The road remains closed but recovery now on scene

Road closed after 'serious' accident in Gisburn

A road has been closed in both directions following a "serious injury" road traffic accident in the Ribble Valley, say police.
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County Coun Frank De Molfetta

Call to retro-fit sprinklers to flats

A Lancashire County Councillor will call this week for the Government to pass a new law demanding sprinklers be fitted in all existing high rise residential buildings.

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Jo Smith Wareing begins her treatment

“Life is tough, we face many challenges and we have to find strength to pick ourselves up and fight like a warrior... I will do this”

Lancashire mother and health worker Jo Smith Wareing is facing the hardest months of her life.

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A megafarm has 2,000 or more pigs

The rise of the vast ‘megafarms’ of Lancashire

Vast, USA-style ‘megafarms’ are on the rise in Lancashire, new statistics have revealed.

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Father Tony says all three children are doing their mother proud.

Brave Millie Kiss set to make West End debut

The brave daughter of a Ribble Valley mother, who tragically died in the Manchester Arena bombing, is set to make her dreams come true by appearing in her first West End show.
Les Darlow from Blackpool draws Jeffrey Hill at the 'Create Longridge' art festival

Artists descend into Longridge to compete for cash prize

More than 80 artists descended into a Ribble Valley town to compete for a big cash prize.

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Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, July 17, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

Aerial view RPH
Royal preston hospital fulwood

‘Future deaths will occur unless action is taken’ - coroner’s warning to hospital

A coroner has warned that more deaths will occur at Royal Preston Hospital unless improvements are made after the death of a respected businessman.

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