South Ribble

South Ribble

Workers swap a day at the office to volunteer at the hospice

Staff from Vodafone enjoyed a red letter day as they offered a helping hand at St Catherine’s Hospice.

Coun Graham Walton

Top councillor probed over claims he disclosed sensitive sex case information

A senior South Ribble councillor is under investigation over claims he divulged confidential information about an alleged child sex case involving a taxi driver to another taxi worker.

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Chris Walton and daughter Francesca's spooky house in Penwortham.

Wonderland of Halloween horror

It’s back...and it’s going to be scarier than ever.

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Evo-Stik First Division North match between Bamber Bridge (white and black) and Clitheroe.
Clitheroe keeper Christopher THompson brings down Regan Linney for Bridge's penalty.  PIC BY ROB LOCK

Crowe snaps up striker and eyes up a full-back

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Crowe has swooped for target-man Matt Harris and is on the verge of snapping up a full-back on-loan from a football league club.

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Lantei Compliance Services managing director Andrew Livesey and sales director Leona Smith

A combined charity challenge for workers at Preston electrical firm

Two directors have thrown down the gauntlet for every member of their team to undertake a challenge to raise money for their nominated charity for this year, St Catherine’s Hospice.

Margaret Hubberstey

Look who's 102!

There was a great reason to celebrate at Penwortham Grange and Lodge, as resident Margaret Hubberstey, celebrated her 102nd birthday.

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Howick Park House

Halloween events across Lancashire


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South Ribble Council Civic Centre, Leyland

New taxi decision in spotlight

South Ribble Council has given a taxi licence to a man suspended by another authority and with a history of harassment.

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The Cuerden Strategic Site between the A582 Lostock Lane near St Catherines Hospice, the A5083 Stanifield Lane, and the A49 Wigan Road

Cuerden jobs site moves step nearer

Plans for a 65-hectare lesiure and retail park between Leyland and Lostock Hall have moved a step forward.

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Thief snatched a bag from a woman's car (library pic)

Police hunt trio after thefts from cars

SOUTH Ribble residents have been warned about a spate of thefts from cars.

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Chorley Magistrates' Court

Chorley court list - Tuesday October 25 2016

Here is a list of cases involving Chorley or Leyland offenders at Chorley or Preston magistrates' courts

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Top 10 things to do at the weekend in Lancashire

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend.
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Phil Blair from event sponsors Costa Coffee, Heartbeat mascot, GB Olympic runner Helen Clitheroe and event organiser John Gibson, at last years one-mile charity fun run

Olympic athlete to open fun run

GB Olympic runner Helen Clitheroe will set the pace when she helps to start a one mile fun run in aid of Heartbeat.


Funeral for “cheeky chappie” Dylan, 15

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral this morning of 15-year-old Dylan Crossey, killed in a suspected hit-and-run.

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Michael Bailey and Anne Carter present the 800 cheque to Emma Jacovelli, surrounded by the 2016 tennis tournament finalists

Love scores for St Catherine's Hospice

An annual tennis tournament attracting players from across the Ribble and Fylde has served St Catherine’s another ace after raising £800 for the hospice.

Dylan Crossey (facebook)

Football mad teen to be buried with his PNE hero’s boots

A FOOTBALL-mad teenager will be given a touching send-off today, buried with the boots of his hero.

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Staff from Sainsbury's Bamber Bridge with  Chorley Guide Dogs branch volunteers after completing a 275mile charity cycle

Special supermarket sweep to give coffers a £25,000 boost

Supermarket workers swapped a trolley dash for a pedal push on a three-day cycling adventure for Chorley Guide Dogs.

Rebecca Duckworth stars as Doralee Rhodes in "9 to  5: The Musical" at Preston's Charter Theatre

No business like show business for Rebecca

Beauty consultant and part time theatre usher Rebecca Duckworth has her heart set on showbiz.

Chef Steve Prescott

These sisters don’t mess around as they open The Folly Coffee House

Catering runs in the blood of the Mallinson/Prescott family.

Ben Pennington fights for his life in the Royal Preston Hospital

Dad releases photo of his son fighting for his life after nightclub attack

A Preston father has taken the agonising decision to release a photograph of his 28-year-old son fighting for his life in hospital to highlight the awful damage one punch can do.

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