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Swarm of bees takes over city centre high street

Bee experts were called to Fishergate this afternoon (Friday, May 18) after a swarm of bees taking over a tree down the high street.
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WATCH: Biker training facility marks 100 years of female suffrage with pink breast cancer awareness campaign

Traditionally seen as a macho industry and sport, motorcycling is getting a feminine makeover at one Lancashire training centre, which has changed its training gear to pink to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage. TOM EARNSHAW finds out more...

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Charles will accompany Ms Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said. Photo: PA Wire.

ROYAL WEDDING LATEST: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

The Prince of Wales will accompany Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said.
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Kevin Ross and Kerry Wilkinson.

Soon-to-be newlyweds Kerry and Kevin are gearing up for a royally good day of their own

On Saturday millions of people around the world will be tuning into their TVs to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot.
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Staff from John Turner Construction with Trussell Trust representatives

Thousands donated to Longridge foodbank charity

More than £1,000 of food and drink has been donated to foodbanks in Longridge and the Ribble Valley by a nearby construction company.

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L-R are Graeme Mooney, Anna Barlow, Jackie Morgan, David Tremble and Daniel Atkinson.

Litter picking our way to cleaner city waterways

The Canal & River Trust was in Preston last week as part of its care of the city's local waterways.

Environment
Community groups Chipping Area Internet Network and Broadband for the Rural North have welcomed the news.

Council cash boost for Lancashire's rural broadband

Up to 180 more homes could be connected to superfast broadband thanks to a second injection of cash from Ribble Valley Council.

Business
Preston has 24 betting shops and 87 FOBTs.

REACTION: Maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals reduced to £2

The maximum stake on the controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be cut from £100 to £2, the government has announced.
Business

Preston boxer trains boy bullied in viral video

A professional boxer is lending a helping hand after footage of a young boy being bullied in a local park went viral.

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Bill with Paddy. Photos: Neil Cross.

Can you help Leyland's Barn Owl Bill's find a new van?

The future of Lancashire’s leading bird sanctuary could be in danger after its van broke down.

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Ribble Valley Mayor and Mayoress Stuart Carefoot and Sarah Rainford.

Ribble Valley Mayoral role for Longridge businessesman-come-councillor Stuart Carefoot

The former Longridge building contractor behind the refurbishment of Blackpool’s Madame Tussauds is the new mayor of the Ribble Valley.

Politics
The old Garstang Town Council offices in High Street are at the centre of ongoing redevelopment plans.

"Urgent meeting" called to discuss plans for former Garstang Town Council offices

Garstang town councillors and the community are being urged to move swiftly if the proposed sell-off of the town’s old council offices and community centre falls through.

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Ellen Wellings with the Garstang Childrens Festival brochure

Ellen following in grandmother Mary's Garstang festival queen legacy

Garstang’s festival queen-in-the-waiting will be crowned exactly 80 years after her grandmother took on the same role.
Arts
Red Rose Road Runner Mark Willett took part in the race, which saw every runner donate 1 towards the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital (Ward 84) and Ronald McDonald House Manchester who, after their 18-month-old son Jacob was diagnosed with cancer, have been central in caring for the toddler.

Blacksticks 10 Road Race runners rally around little Jacob Willett

The sun was shining and smiles were gleaming as hundreds took to the streets around Beacon Fell to raise vital funds for ill infant Jacob Willett.
Athletics
Pope John Paul II in his Leyland-built Popemobile during his 1982 visit to the town and the UK.

Popemobile not taking to the roads for Leyland Festival 2018

Leyland Festival is praying for divine intervention after it was revealed that the famous Popemobile will be out of use for this year’s jamboree.

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Community spirit shines as neighbours chip in to help Calder Vale fire victims

The Garstang and greater Wyre community has once again shown its true colours by rallying around house fire victims after flames engulfed their homes.

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WATCH: Digital autopsies Lancashire set to help meet national organ donor demands

A first of its kind digital post-mortem service in Lancashire could help meet the national demand for heart valves.
Health
Money raised will go towards the Society funded Rent Deposit Scheme for End Youth Homelessness.

Yorkshire Building Society in Garstang puts its support behind End Youth Homelessness Week

The Yorkshire Building Society agency in Garstang is backing End Youth Homelessness Week (14 - 20 May) as part of its partnership with the charity.
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WATCH: Strike a pose with passing travellers in Bamber Bridge

It’s not your usual sight when driving through Bamber Bridge.

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Students at Garstang Community Academy celebrating the cash injection.

Cash boost for Garstang Community Academy's new sports facility

Garstang Community Academy has received a £2,000 cash boost towards its sport and leisure facility for residents of Wyre.

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