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Reading the newspaper can be thought of as a luxury by those who are blind or partially sighted.

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The 51-year-old father was fatally injured after his bike collided with a Ford Transit

Tributes paid to 'truly lovely' motorcyclist killed in crash

The family of a Longridge motorcyclist, tragically killed in a crash, have paid tribute to their 'dearly loved husband, father, son brother and uncle.'

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Prince Charles visits Dewlay Cheesemakers in Garstang

Crowning glory for Garstang cheese makers

Getting a prince to say cheese is easy - just tour him round a third generation traditional Lancashire cheesemakers.

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Collapse fears after inferno rips through historic hall

Fire investigators could take weeks to identify the cause of the blaze which badly damaged historic Alston Hall.

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UPDATE: Crews remain at Alston Hall more than 12 hours after blaze start

Around 25 firefighters remain at Alston Hall this morning more than 12 hours after a major blaze ripped through the historic building.
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Barnacre Road Primary School, in Longridge

Accident fears for pupils of a Longridge primary school

Police have warned it is “only a matter of time” before someone is “seriously injured or worse” outside a Longridge primary school.

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Lisa Douthwaite with son Matthew and daughter Lily beside their brother Jack's memorial plaque at Longridge Road Crematorium.

Mum distraught after council reveal it will pull down still-born son’s memorial plaque

A mum says she is distraught after the council revealed it will be pulling down a memorial plaque to her still-born son.

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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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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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Hayley Eccles on The Voice

Longridge singer Hayley Eccles says ‘there’s more to come’ after The Voice UK exit

Hayley Eccles says she enjoyed every second of the experience after her dramatic exit from ITV’s singing competition The Voice UK.

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Hayley Eccles on The Voice

Longridge’s Hayley exits BBC’s The Voice

It was the end of one dream for talented singer Hayley Eccles - as she exited ITV singing competition The Voice.

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Hayley Eccles on The Voice

Talented Longridge singer hoping for your vote on The Voice

​A talented Ribble Valley singer who is winning fans on The Voice has urged the Lancashire public: “Vote for me!” as she takes to the stage tonight.

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Mitchell or Mitchie Brown is 3 and found out he had brain cancer on Jan 3 after being unwell over Christmas and New Year. He has just finished radiotherapy and has 4 months of chemo coming up.

Mitchell is pictured with 4-year-old sister Zoe.

‘You never think it could happen to your own little boy’

The parents of a three-year-old boy have told of the devastating moment doctors told them a suspected ear infection was actually a life-threatening brain tumour.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Austin and Roger Anderton celebrate their Highly Commended gong for the Meat and Poultry Awards 2017

Butchers firm is following in the right process

A family butchers has been honoured for its services in the food industry.

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Daniel and Suzanne Harrison

YOUR WEDDING: Suzanne Juniper and Daniel Harrison

When Suzanne Juniper and Daniel Harrison tied the knot , they opted for something completely different.

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