Floods warning as high winds batter county

A flooding warning was issued tonight for the River Ribble in Lancashire as high winds and heavy rain battered the county.

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Coun David Howarth examining the pavement along Manor Lane, Penwortham, that has an unusual collection of imprints of footprints, paw prints

County’s footpaths are ‘definitely getting worse’

Urgent calls have been made to address the state of Lancashire’s footpaths.

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An artist's impression of the Lime Bar and Lounge set to open in Liverpool Road, Penwortham

First look as town bar begins to take shape

This is the first glimpse of how a new bar in the heart of Penwortham will look.

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Laura Perry in position outside Tribe Hot Yoga in Penwortham

A new Tribe of yogis now really turning up the heat

A yogi instructor is aiming to bring some Argentinian spirituality, as well as heat to the area, with her new venture.

Fish and chips

Where are the best fish and chip shops in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions for their favourite chippys in the area.

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Double R Arts rehearsing their latest production, With or Without You: A Romeo and Juliet Story

Double R Arts put on a modern Romeo and Juliet

A youth arts organisation is mixing the sounds of Robbie Williams with a classic Shakespearean tragedy.

Staff and users at Preston based sight loss charity Galloways celebrating 150 years since the charity was founded.

Charity Galloways celebrates 150 years of services

Preston sight loss charity, Galloway’s, marks a significant milestone this month celebrating 150 years of service to blind and partially sighted people across Lancashire.

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Penwortham Golf Club members John Wilson (left) and Jim Noblett (right) with Hayley Jackson of St Catherine's Hospice.

Penwortham Golf Club members give a big birthday boost to St Catherine's Hospice

Turning 70 was more than a milestone for five golfers as they used the opportunity to raise almost £700 for St Catherine’s Hospice.
Fulwood Methodist Church hosted a Singing for Fun choral workshop

Have-a-go choir singing for charity

Fund-raisers came together to ‘sing for fun’ to help raise funds for Preston homeless charity Methodist Action North West.

Penwortham Burial Ground/Hill Road Cemetery

Grave plea over plot extensions

A plea has been issued to grave owners in Penwortham, after concerns were raised over unpermitted plot extensions.

Fire crews helped rescue a horse

Fire crews assist in horse rescue

Firefighters were called to help rescue a horse which had become trapped in mud

Ivy Nunnerley with family and The Mayor of South Ribble, Linda Woollard and her consort, Alistair, at Penwortham Grange Care Home

Happy 100th birthday to Ivy Nunnerley

Ivy Nunnerley celebrated her 100th birthday with a party at Penwortham Grange and Lodge Care Home.

Cancer Research UK coffee morning

Host a coffee morning for CRUK

People across Lancashire are being invited to host a Cancer Research UK Coffee Morning and help raise money to fund life-saving research.

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Penwortham library

Old library to become town arts centre

Details have emerged of what the future holds for two community buildings in Penwortham.

Members from North West Blood Bikes - Lancs and Lakes receiving the donation from Crafty Ladies in Penwortham

A crafty sum raised by women’s knitting group

The Crafty Ladies donated £3,540 to North West Blood Bikes (NWBB) following a year of fund-raising.

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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.

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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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Day of Sunshine, Lytham St Annes

Lancashire recommends... great charity shops

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


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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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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