Singing sweetly in tune for 10 years to great success

Almost 10 years ago, a chance encounter at a cinema led to a conversation about a group of singers who performed at events raising money for charity.

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Lloyds Bank mobile branch bank

A new era of mobile banking branches

Lloyds Bank customers in Longridge have been thrown a lifeline with the opening of a number of mobile branches.

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Adam Grayston from Longridge has opened his own gym studio after goign back to college full time at 23 to retrain in health and fitness

Longridge gym opens new doors for Adam

If at first you don’t succeed try, try again. Adam Grayston would say he’s tried it all and after two years grafting between a total of 11 jobs, he finally landed his feet firmly on the gym floor and has now opened his own studio.

Preston Town Hall

Prestonians rush to register right to vote

Queues formed at Preston Town Hall today as people made a last minute bid to make sure they are registered to vote in the general election.

Firefighters rescued a horse after it became trapped. Pic: Lancashire Fire and Rescue

Lancashire firefighters rescue horse trapped up to its neck in mud

Firefighters rescued a horse after it became trapped up to its neck in a field in Longridge on Sunday afternoon.

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Loan shark cash

‘Gangsters wanted £9k from me for loan of just £1,000’

Loan sharks often go to extreme measures to make people pay back much more than they borrowed. Here’s the story of one man who turned to crime to try to repay his debt, and information about how a new scheme is combating illegal lending.

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Matilda Hadock from Bleasdale is on tour with the National Youth Dance Company

Dreams come true for NYDC dancing starlet Matilda

A Bleasdale college student with her sights set on a career in dance has made her premiere with National Youth Dance Company at the iconic Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London.

Ribchester May Market

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.

Max Roberts with The Best Steak in the North West of England Award on behalf of Anderton's Butchers for its Ribble Reward Steak

Anderton’s Butchers is raising the steaks

Longridge butchers firm can honestly claim it has the best steaks in the region

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.

Wrens' Michael Clark plays a ball past Longridge's Alex O'Rourke.

Leon strikes late to hand Longridge the league title

Town crowned Premier Division champions after victory over Wrens

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Ted Donnelly new president of the Longridge Catenians who cycled from Paris to Lourdes with his eldest daughter for charity HCPT

‘Two wheels Ted’ is new Catenian president

It was a time for celebrations when a caring Catholic group welcomed its new president and also marked two half century anniversaries!

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Alston Hall was partially destroyed in a fire in March

Arson ruled out for Alston Hall fire

A fire which tore through a grade II listed building appears to have started by accident, Lancashire Fire Service says.

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Gill and Mick Nightingale own and run local preston firm Framing Guru  providing a bespoke picture framing service to the public and trade supplying  picture frames and mirrors to local bars ,restaurants and football clubs
Mick, Gill and Terry Nightingale

Preston businessman putting his family company right in the frame

From treasured items to historic memorabilia Michael Nightingale is never sure what project might come through the doors of his Preston premises.

Blacksticks 10K in Whitechapel

The hills are alive in Whitechapel for Blacksticks Blue 10k

Enthusiastic runners took to the scenic roads of Whitechapel and beyond for the annual Blacksticks Blue 10K Road Race in celebration of fun, fitness and road racing.

The Old Oak roundabout in Longridge where a HGV got stuck this week

Campaigners united against Blackburn Road industrial estate

Campaigners are stepping up their fight against controversial plans for a new industrial estate neighbouring Hillside School near Longridge.

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Alston Hall was partially destroyed in a fire in March

Decision over Alston Hall fire investigation

Lancashire Fire chiefs are set to meet today for a decision on whether the historic mansion Alston Hall was deliberately destroyed in a blaze in March.
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Demolition in progress - the site of the former H.J. Berry and Sons  chair works

A final farewell to Berry’s chair works factory

Going, going, almost gone ... a landmark former Lancashire chair works in Chipping will soon be consigned to the pages of history - literally.

June Baker singers will perform their tenth concert in aid of the Longridge branch of the Brittle Bone Society

June Baker Singers back for tenth charity concert

The tenth anniversary concert by the June Baker Singers, entitled ‘Welcoming the Spring to Longridge’ at the town’s Civic Hall on Saturday, May 13 promises to be an entertaining one, not to be missed.

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