South Ribble

South Ribble

Passenger rescued from car wreck in Bamber Bridge

A passenger had to be removed from a car on a stretcher by paramedics and fire crews after a crash in Bamber Bridge this afternoon.

Wedding of David and Andrea Croft of Lostock Hall at Mitton Hall.

Lancashire couple restage wedding reception after groom rushed to hospital first time round

“We’re married, but we’ve never had our first dance.”

From left, Stuart Clayton, Galloways Chief Executive, Robert Jones with Stuart, Marjorie Gornall, Nicky Horton, Office Manager at St Georges, Andrew Stringer, St Georges General Manager and Emma Russ, Galloways Senior Fundraiser

Sight loss charity receives £10k boost

Kind-hearted shoppers have helped to boost a Preston charity’s coffers by more than £10,000 over the past 12 months.
An artist's impression of how Penwortham Bypass will look.

Town bypass plans edge nearer reality

The £17.5m Penwortham Bypass has moved a step closer after a planning application was submitted by Lancashire County Council.

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St Catherine's Hospice is holding two fundraising events as part of Wiggle North Series.

Gear up for family fitness challenge

An obstacle trail run and a cycle challenge for the whole family are set to get pulses racing for a South Ribble hospice.

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South Ribble Council Civic Centre, Leyland

Suspended taxi officers finally return to work

Two licensing officers suspended as part of the South Ribble taxigate scandal are to return to work- a year on.

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Lorraine Charlesworth, director of community and income at St Catherines, with Chris Nelson and Shirley Murrell from Barclays Fishergate branch, and hospice fundraiser Emma Jacovelli

Hospice project cashes in thanks to bank staff

Barclay’s staff have shown that St Catherine’s Hospice can really bank on their support, after helping to raise more than £21,000 in the last year, on top of volunteering their time at the charity’s events.

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Why Lancashire County Council may be watching you

Lancashire’s trading standards service has admitted its staff sometimes fake Facebook accounts in a bid to trap persistent offenders.

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Tony Slater and Sir Tom Finney

The perfect dinner date

Who would be your dream guests at a dinner party? And what would be on the menu?
Healthcare crisis

Councillors’ plea to health bosses to ‘tell it like it is’

Councillors have issued a crisis plea to health bosses – please write in plainer English.

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Fresh plea to stop county lane crashes

Fresh plea to stop county lane crashes

A call has been made for more police action preventing accidents on a busy country road.

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The Bamber Bridge Iron Tree

Tree-mendous display in the heart of town

The centrepiece of a £3.35m regeneration scheme has sprung up in Bamber Bridge.

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Pope Lane roundabout

Major road works finally underway

Work to widen a major commuter road and roundabout has finally restarted after months of delays.

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Motorist rescued from ditch after crash

Motorist rescued from ditch after crash

A motorist has been rescued from a ditch after a car crash in Walton-le-Dale

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Stagecoach bus

Worry over ‘disastrous’ bus changes

Concerns have been raised over looming cuts to a South Ribble bus service.

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South Ribble Council Civic Centre, Leyland

Licensing ‘cover up’ fears rumble on at South Ribble

Scandal-hit South Ribble Council has been accused of a taxi licensing cover-up, months after vowing to be “open and transparent”.

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Alice Zealey celebrates her 100th birthday with family, friends and staff at Lostock Lodge care home, Preston, from left, Christine Harker, Ken Harker (Alice's nephew), Sharon Smithson (front left), centenarian Alice Zealey, care home manager Anita Mitchell and Rebecca Giddins.

Look who's 100!

Happy 100th birthday to Alice Zealey.

Andrea Ball

Andrea quits in ‘bully’ row

A councillor has announced her resignation from South Ribble Council after 10 years, saying she is “appalled” at the way members treat one another.

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Coun. Steve Holgate

Health transformation plans need to be in plain English

FURIOUS campaigners walked out of a key county council health meeting today claiming county councillors were not doing a good enough job scrutinising plans for “the biggest shake up of the health service since 1948”.

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Oliver and Oscar Walmsley

Meet the children at the forefront of naming trends

Traditional names are making a comeback. NATALIE WALKER meets five families who went ‘old school’ when deciding upon names for their babies.

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