South Ribble

South Ribble

Longton Bowling Club celebrate President’s Annual Bowling Day

Members of Longton Bowling Club gathered to celebrate their President’s Annual Bowling Day.

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Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

New role for retiring Chief Constable Finnigan

Lancashire’s retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

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Molly ties a yellow ribbon in memory of her Nana Kathy Crook.

Tying a yellow ribbon for love

It is a universal message of hope - a symbol for raising awareness of all forms of cancer.

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Lyndsey French, of Bamber Bridge, presents a cheque for 1,390 to Emma Jacovelli at St Catherine's Hospice

Great North Swim in aid of St Catherine's Hospice

Lyndsey French did more than dip her toe in the water as she completed the Great North Swim in Lake Windermere for St Catherine’s Hospice.
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Brown bin collection

Garden waste charge gets green light

A decision to bring in garden waste charges in South Ribble has been ratified by cabinet members.

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Gary Gibson as John Lennon entertains the crowd in aid of St Catherine's Hospice

A night of legends in Whittle-le-Woods helps to boost funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

Music legends Elvis Presley and John Lennon were brought to life for one night only as part of a lavish fund-raiser for St Catherine’s Hospice.

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The land at the end of Metheun Drive, Hoghton, that was earmarked for 78 new homes

Relief after homes plan thrown out

Villagers are celebrating a ‘David and Goliath’ victory after plans to build 78 homes on grazing land were thrown out.

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Taekwondo

Have a go at... Taekwondo

A Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques
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Emma Whitlock in Malawi volunteering with FOMO

Help Friends of Mulanje Orphans open a charity shop in South Ribble

A charity which supports vulnerable children in Malawi needs your help in opening a shop in the South Ribble area.

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Police officer Jonathan Allwright, 49, of Manor Court, Longton is standing trial for attempted rape and assault

Preston policeman denies attempted rape charge

One of Lancashire Police’s top traffic officers is standing trial for attempted rape and assault.

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Photo Neil Cross Work will be delayed  on the Broughton bypass

More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.

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Leyland Leisure Centre

Leisure centre axe still under discussion

Plans to close leisure centres in South Ribble are still on the agenda, despite opposition from within the ruling Tory group, the Post can reveal.

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The aftermath of the Grenfell Tower disaster

No contact regarding tower fire survivors, Preston Council says

Council officers in Preston have said they have had no contact from colleagues in London regarding rehousing those left homeless by the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Family-friendly pub

Where are the best family-friendly pubs in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Megan Rigby, 18 and Amy Dwyer and Katie McVeigh, both 17, from Penwortham and Longton, partied with the Countess of Wessex and Greg Rutherford at Buckingham Palace as they received their gold Duke of Edinburgh award.

Buckingham Palace party with Olympic gold medallist for Penwortham girls

Three young women have been congratulated by royalty and an Olympic gold medallist after earning the highest Duke of Edinburgh honour.

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Moped rider killed in collision

Moped rider killed in collision

A moped rider has died after his machine mounted the pavement and ploughed into railings.

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Brian Lomax

Penwortham Booths gets behind Lancashire Cat Rescue

Staff at a supermarket are showing their support for an employee who has been tirelessly raising funds to help injured and defenceless animals in Lancashire.
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Brown bin

Brown bin charge decision next week

South Ribble residents will soon have to pay for their garden bins to be emptied, if bosses agree a new policy next week.

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Elton John dedicates ‘Your Song’ to Longton superfan for attending 200 shows

Elton John dedicates ‘Your Song’ to Longton superfan for attending 200 shows

“This ones for Ricky... on his 200th show!”

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Murder victim 20 year old Janet Murgatroyd

Haunting final pictures of murdered Preston student released in fresh bid to catch killer

The killer of student Janet Murgatroyd has been urged to give himself up, 21 years after the crime. Detectives still looking into the case say new information has come to light since the initial investigation, but not enough to bring anyone to court.

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