Vulnerable man, 90, targeted in distraction theft in Penwortham

A vulnerable 90 year-old man was the victim of a distraction theft in Penwortham, say police.

Two crews were called out to the incident on Sycamore Drive on Tuesday, October 10 at around 8.45pm.

Fuel logs next to wood burner catch fire at Penwortham home

A fire started at a house in Penwortham after fuel blocks were stored too close to a wood burning stove, say fire services.

Stuart Clayton, chief executive of Galloway's Society for the Blind

GALLOWAY’S APPEAL: The importance of putting the wheels in motion

The Galloway’s centre is a hive of excitement at the moment as the team is 
fundraising for a new minibus.

Whitefield Primary school onOaklands Drive warned parentsafter police received two reports of a flasher.

Flasher reported near Penwortham primary school

A primary school in Penwortham has issued a warning following reports of a flasher in the area.
Patrols in the area have been stepped up.

Police hunt for South Ribble flasher

Police are searching for a man who was seen by residents exposing himself in the Penwortham area.
Pope Lane reopened on October 9 following the month long road works that saw South Ribble residents forced to follow diversions.

Major Penwortham road re-opens after roadworks

A major road in Penwortham has re-opened after a month-long closure to allow for improvements as part of the Lancashire City Deal.
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The demolition of the old buildings on Cop Lane

PROJECT UPDATE: Demolition work begins on Penwortham site being cleared for 24-hour store

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Have a go at... BodyPump

An exercise started originally in New Zealand by Les Mills in 1991 using barbells and adjustable weights to tone and condition muscles whilst raising metabolic rate for rapid fat burning.
The Inbetweeners

Pizza and Prosecco night in Hurst Grange Park, Penwortham

After a night of drinking and socialising, a pizza is a welcome addition to the evening.


Hundreds say farewell to Lancashire’s ‘Mr Hospice’

Hundreds of mourners packed a church for the funeral of a devoted hospice fund-raiser who touched the lives of many.

Garry Cheesbrough sat on the memorial bench to Derby Schools Headmaster Ken Bridge in the grounds of Howick House, Penwortham

GALLOWHEELS APPEAL: Memories of attending a Derby School for the Partially Sighted in Preston

In April 1970 at the age of nine I was sent to Derby School for the Partially Sighted, in Lytham Road, Fulwood – away from family and friends to board in a strange little school.

Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, September 25, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

Police are trying to trace the driver

Police search for driver after crash in Penwortham

Police are searching for a driver who was involved in a crash in Penwortham early this morning.
On this occasion, no vehicles were found to be causing an obstruction.

Beat officer pushes pram around Penwortham

Police took an unusual tool along with them on their beat following complaints of vehicles obstructing pavements in Penwortham.
Nick King

Hero bin men call 999 for Penwortham pensioner

Hero bin men took care of a pensioner who they discovered sprawled on the ground after a bad fall.

Sherry Garstang, volunteer co-ordinator at Galloways, supporting National Eye Health Week

List of Galloway's events for National Eye Health Week in Lancashire

A sight loss charity is campaigning for better eye health across Lancashire as part of National Eye Health Week.
There was a passionate local campaign to keep Adlington Library open

Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m

Councillors have voted to fund nearly £850,000 of work to reopen 11 of Lancashire’s closed libraries.

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The Jag's driver was rescued after crashing into a ditch

Woman freed after Jaguar rolls onto roof in ditch

A 55-year-old woman was rescued from her red January Sovereign V8 after crashing into a ditch in Penwortham this morning.

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Firefighters arrived to find the occupant of the home outside the property

Candle warning after fire in Penwortham home

A woman was taken to Royal Preston Hospital after a candle set fire to curtains at her home in Penwortham, say fire services.

Park clean up job gets underway

Efforts to clear and repair a trail of environmental destruction left by members of the travelling community are underway.

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