South Ribble

South Ribble

‘In so many ways I was lucky to have my mum around at school’

Whether or not school is very appealing, at least there are a few hours in the day where you can escape your parents.

Lifestyle
Alistair Waddecar

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Crowe is looking to boost his squad after receiving some bad news about star winger Ally Waddecar.

Boss may boost squad after fresh Ally blow

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Donna Louise Smith

No prison for £90,000 thief, who witnessed Tunisia beach shootings and has post traumatic stress

A COMPANY secretary who siphoned off £90,000 from her employer to pay crippling debts has been spared an immediate jail term.

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The induction service for Fr Mark Harold

Benedictine monks bow out after 300 years service

Benedictine monks have formally handed over a Bamber Bridge church to the Diocese of Salford, bringing the curtain down on more than 300 years of service in Central Lancashire.

News
A 38-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of robbery following a police appeal.

UPDATE: Man arrested following robbery at Londis convenience store in Walton-le-Dale

A 38-year-old man from Preston has been arrested on suspicion of robbery following a police appeal.

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Court news

Lancashire court listings - December 5, 2016

Here are today's listings of who has been in court and what for.

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UPDATE: Elderly man dies after being hit by Mini

UPDATE: Elderly man dies after being hit by Mini

A 90-year-old pensioner has died hospital after being hit by a car in South Ribble.

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Bank announces shock closure of 14 branches

Bank announces shock closure of 14 branches

A raft of local Natwest branches are set to close after a shock announcement from the bank.

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A robber stole cash from Bargain Booze in Bamber Bridge.

Knife-wielding robber threatens shopkeeper before stealing cash

A thief threatened a shopkeeper with a knife more running off with a large sum of cash.
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Ex prison officer jailed for string of sex assaults against children

Ex prison officer jailed for string of sex assaults against children

A victim of a paedophile jailed for six and a half years for historic sex offences told the Evening Post: “He should stay in prison until he dies.”

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Sleepy chef’s lucky escape from kitchen fire

A sleeping chef had a lucky escape after neighbours alerted fire crews to his wailing smoke alarm.

Bamber Bridge
Tom Morris of Furniture Village has teamed-up with Brian Lomax of local pet adoption charity, Lancashire Cat Rescue  to create a British charity-retail first in which life-size images of adoptable cats needing homes will appear throughout the store.

Would you like a cat with that sofa?

A pet is for life not just for Christmas – but one Preston retailer and a local cat charity have come up with a way to help find new homes for some furry four-legged friends.

Walton-le-Dale
PLANS to open a new Tesco in Penwortham have moved a step closer to fruition

Tesco plans edge closer in Penwortham

PLANS to open a new Tesco in Penwortham have moved a step closer to fruition.

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Niall Hall and Amy Ford

YOUR WEDDING: Niall Hall and Amy Ford

High school eventually brought Niall Hall and Amy Ford together, leading to a beautiful wedding in Preston.

Your Weddings
Fire crews were called to the property in Bamber Bridge.

Family pets rescued by fire services from kitchen blaze in Bamber Bridge

Two cats and a dog were rescued yesterday after passers by spotted thick smoke billowing from a kitchen window.

News
St Andrew's Church, Longton

The 12 months of Longton

A Lancashire village's best offerings have been captured to help raise funds for its community church.
News
Driver of a blue Mercedes crashes into lamp post in Penwortham

Driver of a blue Mercedes crashes into lamp post in Penwortham

THE driver of a blue Mercedes crashed his car into a lamp post in Penwortham today after a police chase.

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Alison Evans and South Ribble Runners lead a run with residents of The Grange Assisted Living

Retired but still running...

Residents at Buckshaw’s retirement village were put through their paces during a festive run.

News
CLOSED: Lostock Hall Library

Last chapter for a 50-year-old Lostock Hall Library

A village library – opened more than 50 years ago – was closed down yesterday.

Politics
MOURNING: Reeces mum Helen

‘Words cannot describe how horrendous it is to lose a child’

Sickening statistics show Lancashire has more children killed or seriously injured on its roads than any other county in Britain.

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