South Ribble

South Ribble

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.

County Hall

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.

Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, January 9, 2017

Here are all the latest listings of who has been in court and what for.

James Blunt concert at Symphony at Hoghton Tower

Symphony bows out after ‘terrific run’

The hugely popular annual Symphony at the Tower concert has taken its last bow.

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Louise Barrett, from Bamber Bridge, with Donna Connett and her two sons Lewis and Hayden

A super fun way to help and inspire sick children

A Lancashire woman who has put the “fun” into fund-raising has been named as one of the country’s most inspiring individuals.
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Beryl Swales with her Order of St John

Bereaved families are awarded honours for having the courage to save lives of strangers

Our “Lancashire: Giving the gift of life” appeal launched last January has achieved success as latest figures reveal almost 29,000 people in the county have joined the organ donor register in the last year.

Blake and Lucy Kay perform at the St Catherines Hospice Symphony at the Tower

Shock cancellation of Symphony at the Tower

The hugely popular annual Symphony at the Tower event is no more, it has been announced.

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A man has been charged with drink driving after his car smashed into a lamp-post

Man charged with drink driving after car smashes into lamp-post in Bamber Bridge

A man has been charged with drink driving after his car smashed into a lamp-post and landed in a front garden, police say.
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