Halving Lancashire's road signs budget will cost lives warning

A decision to slash the budget for renewing road signs and highway markings in Lancashire will put lives at risk, critics claim.

Derby Arms, Longridge, is in the The Sunday Times Best Places top 10 places to stay in the NW 2017

Pub near Preston named in top 10 best places to stay

A Longridge pub is raising a glass of the good stuff after being named among the North West’s best places to stay.


Lollipop lady Irene is longest serving in Britain

A Longridge lollipop lady has become the longest serving crossing patroller in Britain.

Longridge swimmer Stephanie Slater was part of the ParalympicsGB squad at Rio 2016

‘Climate of fear’ existed in GB para-swimming squad

An independent investigation into allegations of bullying within the British para-swimming squad has found a senior coach created a “climate of fear” and used “abusive and derogatory” language towards the athletes.

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Volunteers working on the fen coppicing willow during the volunteers' day.

Volunteers start work on wetlands to improve Grimsargh’s nature reserve

Work on the transformation of three former reservoirs into a safe haven for flora, fauna and wildlife has started in earnest.

Coun Graham Jolliffe, Chairman of Barton Parish Council, is campaigning for a reduction in the speed limit from 40mph to 30mph on the A6 through  the village of Barton, near Preston

Urgent plea to cut speed limit on A6 through Barton

How can a council give the go-head for traffic to drive through Broughton village at 20mph and neighbouring Barton at 40 mph?

Teresa Simpson and Barbara Seed are fund-raising for Breast Cancer Now

Pals get ready for Cambodia trek for charity

A woman who has been given a new lease of life after battling cancer is preparing to trek across Cambodia to raise funds for charity.


Chipping children’s trail offers insight into a Ribble Valley village in wartime

A team of young people turned detective to learn about what happened to their Ribble Valley village and its residents in the First World War.

Longridge RSPCA charity shop manager Debbie Horns

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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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

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.


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