Things to do this weekend (August 25 to 28)

There's plenty of events happening over the Bank Holiday weekend:
Whats on
David Cobham author of 'Bowland Beth' . Photo by Martin Hayward-Smith

How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

Penwortham-based author Libby Carpenter

Libby's tense thriller ends with...a deal

Hard work pays off in the world of writing, just ask author Libby Carpenter
Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, August 21, 2017

Here is the latest round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

Landlady Marilyn McDonnell is giving the Sumpter Horse a final farewell

Final festive farewell for Sumpter Horse Inn

One of Preston’s longest-serving landladies is having one last hurrah after losing a long-running battle regarding the demolition of her Penwortham pub

CliffCatterall,from Penworthamwas driving from a job at Manchester Airportwhen his BMW 7 series began to suffer from a mechanical failure.

Penwortham man thanks drivers who rescued him from motorway ordeal

A chauffeur has told how he was rescued by kind-hearted strangers after his car broke-down across two lanes of the M6.
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County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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Sports facilities

Where are the best leisure centres in Lancashire?

Vote here for your favourite leisure centre
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Police at the murder scene at Chatsworth Street, Preston

Preston man guilty of wife's murder

A husband who bludgeoned his wife to death with a hammer in their Preston home has been handed a life sentence.

The attack took place on Blackpool Road. Image courtesy of Google

Appeal for witnesses after 'road rage' assault in Preston

Motorists who could hold vital information relating to a violent assault are being sought by Preston police officers.
Doris and Ron Halewood, of Penwortham, celebrate 60 years of marriage

Penwortham couple celebrate diamond anniversary

Doris and Ron Halewood are celebrating 60 years of marriage.
‘Nuisance’ car wash shut down in Penwortham

‘Nuisance’ car wash shut down in Penwortham

A controversial car wash which angered neighbours has been finally shut down by enforcement officers.

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A number of cars in the Penwortham area were damaged

UPDATED: Man 'fuming' after vandals keyed cars in Preston

Police are investigating after several cars were vandalised in Penwortham.
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The Sir Tom Finney in Penwortham

Penwortham’s Sir Tom Finney pub set to reopen

A Penwortham pub is set to reopen its doors with a new landlord at the helm.

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An impression of the development at Lostock Hall

Decision date set for disputed Lostock Hall housing bid

Residents concerned over a South Ribble housing application on former “blast zone” land have been told they face a waiting game.

Photo Neil Cross
Chorley Hospital reopening of the A&E department
Mark Pugh, Medical Director

Fears Chorley hospital accident and emergency unit to close by October

There are new fears that Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit could close again within months.

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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Have a go at cricket

Have a cricket

Whether you just want to play for fun or be right up there challenging for honours, there’s a place for everyone.

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The Galloways Driving Day at 3 Sisters Race Track.

Driving day for people with sight loss

Sight loss charity Galloway’s is now able to host its annual Driving Day for blind and partially sighted people following disappointment earlier this year.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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