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Lancashire drama groups win NODA awards

Preston Musical Comedy Society was the big winner at this year’s NODA awards.
Ben Sebborn and Richard Dyer of Skiddle, based in Longridge

Preston’s Skiddle proving just the ticket in making events stay affordable

Preston as a city may be small – but on the music scene map it certainly isn’t.

Oliver Croston.

Pebble party takes over weekend fun in Longridge

Spirits were high and pebbles were a-plenty as children, parents and everyone in-between turned out for Longridge’s first ever Pebble Hunt.
Nursery manager Jane Priest with nursery goers (from left) Ella, Arthur, Jack and Nancy. Photo: Michelle Adamson.

Ofsted inspectors praise Longridge nursery

Children and staff at a Longridge nursery have been jumping for joy after being praised by top brass education inspectors.
Golf course

Where are the best golf clubs and courses in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

Glendower Hotel

The best dog-friendly hotels in Lancashire

Dogs deserve a holiday too.
Louise Hartley

JCB makes large donation to Louise Hartley Memorial Fund

A memorial fund dedicated to a Lancashire journalist has received a generous £50,000 donation as a result of a unique project.

Two fire engines from Longridge and Fulwood were called to the blaze which started on Talbot Street just before 5pm on Thursday, February 15.

Crews battle blaze in Chipping after summerhouse catches light

A raging fire broke out at a summerhouse in Chipping, say fire services.
Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

L-R: Chelsea Pickup, Nigel Haworth of Northcote, Paul Heathcote MBE and Anna Modrzejewska.

Goosnargh farmer Reg honoured in the search for the next batch of top Lancashire chefs

A competition to find the next generation of Michelin-starred chefs has been launched in conjunction with a Longridge chef in memory of much-loved Goosnargh farmer Reg Johnson.

County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

Samantha Murray

Clitheroe ace Murray’s back-to-back success

Olympian Samantha Murray made it two wins from two as she claimed victory at the second Pentathlon GB National Ranking Competition of the year in Bath.

Dogs in hotels

Where are the best dog friendly hotels in Lancashire?

If you feel like a night away in another Lancashire area but don't want to leave your dog at home, there are plenty of hotels who will invite them as guests too.

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The pebble art craze has taken over Longridge.

Pebble pandemonium taking a grip of Longridge's little rock stars

Take a walk through Longridge and the chances are you will come across a number of multicoloured rocks dotted through its streets.

Owner Peace Townsend (left) and barmaid Lucy Gillhespy their trophy.

Pint-sized watering hole Hoppy Days lands top ale prize

A prestigious award given to pubs championing real ale has made its way back to Longridge following a 21-year absence after a town micropub scooped the distinguished gong.

An artist's impression of the retirement village, on land west of Preston Road, Grimsargh.

Retirement village set for Grimsargh countryside

An all-inclusive retirement village – including a care home, bungalows and a GP surgery – is set for land in rural Lancashire amid concern over countryside development.

County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

Head to Brockholes Nature Reserve for an After Dark Walk

Things to do (February 10 to 18)

With half-term looming, there's plenty of events to keep the kids entertained over the weekend and beyond.

Whats on
County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

Preston rock band Building Giants took to the road for a mini tour for Independent Venue Week 2018

Preston firm Skiddle highlight importance of local live venues for future of UK's music culture

The music-loving team from Preston based events and ticket agent Skiddle have spent a week helping to lead the fight to protect live music venues in the region.

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