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South Ribble mum creates Magical Story Jars

If you look inside this special jar, you will find a forest of candy floss and a cheeky, ticklish tiger. For Beth De Nobrega, making up fun stories with her two children, Freya, six, and Max, two, is an important part of her life.


Dogs on the catwalk for Homeless Hounds

These dogs made their debut on the catwalk to help fellow canines in need.
Peter Boulton

Hutton truck driver to cycle across India for Galloway's Society for the Blind

A truck driver will cycle across India to support blind and partially sighted people in Lancashire.
Man dragged off street into car and threatened with knife in Penwortham

Man dragged off street into car and threatened with knife in Penwortham

A man was dragged off the street into a car and threatened with a knife during a terrifying robbery in Penwortham, say police.

Ben Pennington was punched inside the the Level One nightclub in Market Street Darwen on October 15 last year and suffered a serious head injury.

Parents of assault victim Ben are pleading for witnesses of the attack to come forward

One year on, police are re-appealing for witness to an assault at a nightclub which left a man with a severe head injury.

David East

Places for People Good Neighbour Awards

A Lancashire duo have been recognised at a national awards ceremony, for their commitment to supporting ex-servicemen.

Darren Critchley was awarded the New Zealand Police Associations Bravery Award for his heroics last December.

Top cop Darren awarded renowned New Zealand bravery award

The heroics of a former Preston police officer have seen him awarded New Zealand’s highest police bravery award.
Last year's display at Astley Park in Chorley

BONFIRE NIGHT 2017: Where to see a fantastic firework display in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble

Here is our round-up of events taking place in and around Preston, Chorley and South Ribble this Bonfire Night.
Emergency services were called out to the scene of the accident at the busy junction

Police appeal for help after motorcyclist crash in Walton-le-Dale

Police have appealed for the public's help in finding out how a motorcyclist crashed at a busy junction in Walton-le-Dale which left him fighting for his life.
Emma Jacovelli, fundraiser at St Catherines Hospice, with Michael Bailey of Baileys Financial Services, and Preston & District Veterans Tennis Tournament event organiser Anne Carter.

Preston & District Veterans serve an ace for St Catherine's Hospice

The annual Preston & District Veterans Tennis Tournament, attracting players from across the Ribble and the Fylde, has served St Catherine’s Hospice another ace after raising a record £855 for the Lostock Hall-based charity.

69 Liverpool Road in Penwortham is where the micropub would open.

Pint-sized pub fever gripping Lancashire

Micropub frenzy has spread to South Ribble, with Penwortham being the latest to see plans for one down its high street.


GALLOWAY'S APPEAL: The challenges of getting on a bus

Getting the bus when you can hardly see is a daunting task.
Betty Robinson

Happy 100th birthday to Betty Robinson

Betty Robinson has celebrated her 100th birthday.

Police are appealing for anyone who witnessed the accident to come forward

APPEAL: Penwortham cyclist suffers head injuries in crash

A cyclist was taken to hospital with head injuries after he was involved in a collision with a car in Penwortham, say police.

The cyclist was involved in a collision at the junction of Liverpool Road and Kingsway

Cyclist suffers serious injuries in Penwortham crash

A cyclist was taken to hospital with "serious" injuries following a collision with a car in Penwortham, say police.

Emma Jacovelli, head of community engagement at St Catherines Hospice, with Jimmy Brash, director of care, and Jeyaram and Krishna Srinivasan.

Touch of Pink ball raises thousands for St Catherine's Hospice and Rosemere

Supporters danced the night away at a charity ball and helped raise £11,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice and Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

A water supply fault is affecting Preston households

Normal service resumes after Preston homes hit by water supply issues

Hundreds of homes across Preston hit by poor water pressure should now have normal service, United Utilities has said.
White Bull

Pub wants to build cafe on its car park

The licensee of a village alehouse wants to turn a derelict garage in the corner of his pub car park into a cafe.

South Ribble
Isabella Dawson with her rescue pony Norman

How Norman the pony became poster boy for adoption

Norman the rescue pony – and the poem his devoted new owner has written about him – is the new poster boy for animal adoption.

Jazz men Pinto Beans will be in action at The Ale Emporium in Preston on Sunday

Things to do this weekend (October 13 to 16)

The weather is forecast to be pleasant this weekend, so why not head out to try one of these events?

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