Ribble Valley

Ribble Valley

Create Longridge puts town in the picture

What a picture! Visitors to Longridge had the opportunity to say that 66 times over as they viewed the work of the artists competing for a coveted prize in the annual Create Longridge event.


WATCH: School for Stage in Longridge, Lytham and Lancaster

When Kieren Spencer was growing up, he wished there was a drama school nearer to his hometown of Longridge.

Holiday club

School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
The Well Dressed Gentlemen will be performing at Longton Live

Things to do (July 13 to 17)

Get out and about this weekend with any of these great events:

Whats on
A Northern train

Rail compensation scheme announced for Lancashire passengers

​Northern rail passengers are being offered compensation equating to up to a month's ​travel as full details of the company's scheme were announced today.

Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show 2018 in pictures: Farming fun day in the sunshine

The appetite for the town’s farming show is as big as ever after hundreds descended upon  the Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show.

The Dowson family have a passion for farming and education

Farming and education at Mrs Dowson's Farm in the Ribble Valley but their ice cream is the cherry on top

With the decline of the glass bottled milk industry in 2001 the Dowson family of Hawkshaw’s Farm were left with a dilemma – to continue their trade and invest heavily in a new plastic bottle plant or strike out with something completely new.

Bowland Wild Boar Park, Chipping

Family days out: Bowland Wild Boar Park

Situated in the heart of the Forest of Bowland National Park it sits on the banks of the River Hodder. Surrounded by fells and woodland teeming with wildlife and wildflowers it is a great family day out for those who enjoy fresh air, fun in the outdoors or simply want to explore the countryside.

RATS dress rehearsal

Ribchester RATS celebrate The Suffragettes as part of RIBFEST

As part of the RIBFEST celebrations, Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society (RATS) is putting on a family friendly Promenade Play.

Ice cream

VOTE: Where is the best place for an ice cream in Lancashire?

The sun is blazing - the perfect time for an ice cream.


Man airlifted to hospital after accident in Dunsop Bridge

A man was airlifted to hospital after he suffered a serious leg injury in Dunsop Bridge, say Ambulance Services.

Blackpool Wake Park

Top five outdoor activities in Lancashire to enjoy during a heatwave

You don't want to be stuck indoors in this weather.


'NHS medics saved my life,' Corrie actor Malcolm Hebden praises Blackpool hospital after massive heart attack

A ‘ground-breaking’ heart operation at Blackpool Victoria Hospital saved the life of Coronation Street actor Malcolm Hebden.
A hosepipe ban looms

Water company urges people not to use hosepipe to avoid hosepipe ban

Water company United Utilities says it is struggling to meet demand with an extra half a billion litres of water a day being provided to customers across the North West.

Fence, Burnley

Lancashire recommends... the best beer gardens during a heatwave

There will be plenty of people wanting a beer garden this weekend

Avenham Park, Preston

Top five picnic spots in Lancashire to enjoy during the heatwave

The weather is scorching hot - perfect for a picnic.
Felt Flowers and Garlands Workshop

Things to do (July 6 - 8)

Make the most of the sunshine with some of these events:

Whats on
The Canal Turn, Carnforth

Best pubs to stop by during a walk in Lancashire

It's the perfect weather for a stroll in Lancashire's countryside or coastal areas.

Beer garden

VOTE: Where are the best beer gardens in Lancashire?

This hot weather is certainly making us thirsty.

Police arrest four in firearms raid in Clitheroe and Nelson

Lancashire police have arrested four people on suspicion of firearms offences following raids in Clitheroe and Nelson.
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