South Ribble

South Ribble

Tina doubles up her fundraising efforts for hospice

A Fulwood woman will tackle back-to-back charity challenges in a bid to raise vital funds for dedicated hospice staff who have cared for her dad and grandmother.

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Photo Neil Cross
Landlady Marilyn McDonald of the Sumpter Horse, Penwortham, faces being made homeless, just after losing her husband

Planning decision calls time on pub

Work is set to start on a £46m housing development on the former Penwortham Mills site - after an inspector approved controversial access plans for the site on appeal.

Lucy Baxter (middle), 18, has organised a charity run from Burscough to New Longton in aid of Cystic Fibrosis, which she suffers from.

Lucy to fight against Cystic Fibrosis to take part in her own half marathon

A sixth form student is defying the odds to take part in her own half marathon.

New artists impression of the Tesco store earmarked for the Government Building's site off Cop Lane, Penwortham

Supermarket plans reach next stage

Plans for a new Tesco supermarket in Penwortham have been officially submitted.

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Penwortham Leisure Centre and Priory Pool

Watchdog wades in on leisure plans

The way South Ribble Council is handling a review into the future of its leisure centres has been put under the microscope by authority bosses.

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Sarah Beeny

Borough in Best Place to Live TV spotlight

South Ribble is set to feature in a new documentary on Tuesday about the best places to live in the UK.

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Hugh Aitchison- vocals,piano, Marcus Maddock- guitar, Nathan Walker - cajon, indie pop band Driftwood

Driftwood are riding the tide as they aim to hit the big time

It’s been a busy start to 2017 for the rising indie pop trio Driftwood already labelled as a band to watch this year.
Day of Sunshine, Lytham St Annes

Lancashire recommends... great charity shops

Readers have voted - here are the top charity shops in Lancashire

Chorley & South Ribble District General Hospital

THE GREAT NHS GAMBLE: Lancashire’s hospitals are on ‘at risk’ list

In our second day examining the five-year plans to plug the gap in funding for the NHS with a major shake-up of services, we look at the threats to A&E services across the county.

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Traffic news

Motorway warning - accident approaching M65 junction

Reports are coming through of an accident involving a motorcycle and a van on the M65 roundabout at Lostock Hall.

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Town agrees vision for development

Penwortham has voted ‘yes’ to new policy that will help secure future development of the town

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Photo Neil Cross
Thornley Birds 2017 pantomime Peter Pan
Founder Margaret Blackburn in her final panto roll

Thornley Birds to continue to soar

A lot of pride, a lot of fun, a lot of family, lots of hard work but with great creative results – we’ll miss it all.

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Man seen pushing car down outside lane of M61

A man has been spotted pushing a car in the outside lane of the M61.

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Liverpool Road Penwortham. Picture: Google

Man hurt in fire in Penwortham

A man has suffered burns after a fire in a Penwortham garage.

Charity shop

Where are the best charity shops in Lancashire?

As more and more people are turning to charity shops for buying furniture, electrical goods and clothes, we want to know where the best ones are.

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Jason Wheeler

How being a volunteer for charity SSAFA is vital to help veterans

Coming out of the armed forces can be a lonely and tricky place. As some veterans feel lost and even contemplate taking their own life, military charity SSAFA provides practical and emotional support for those who feel they have no way out. Natalie Walker speaks to the Lancashire branch about its work and the need for more volunteers.

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Ellen Mason with her family

Happy 102nd birthday Ellen

Ellen Mason enjoyed being the centre of attention at her 102nd birthday.

Diane Abbott

Lancashire Tory suspended in ‘racist’ tweet row

A senior Tory politician who commented on a “racist” social media post has been suspended from the party.

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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

Plans submitted to bring Ikea to Preston area

Planning permission has been submitted for a major retail site that is set to bring Ikea to the outskirts of Preston.

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County Hall

Consultants get go ahead for multi million pound “passport” to county council savings

Lancashire County Council has given the go-ahead for the second phase of a £7.4m contract to transform and cut the cost of its social care service.

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