Ribble Valley

Ribble Valley

Farewell to church organist who played for 66 years

A veteran church organist has died after a record 66 years of music making at a local church.

Kevin Poynton, Sam Viera, Jim Wilson, Chairman of the Lancaster and District Masonic Group, and Peter Pemberton.

Cancer fund raising spearheaded by Goosnargh man raises more than £37,000

A prostate cancer research campaign spearheaded by a Goosnargh man has raised more than £37,000.

Jamie and Harry Brown prepare for the Santa dash

Brothers join Santa dash for St Catherine's Hospice

Two young Lancashire brothers are preparing to join a hospice's Santa Dash next month to say thank you for the care their dad is receiving.

Police investigate fire in public toilets

Police investigate fire in public toilets

Police have been called in following a blaze in the public toilets at Clitheroe Castle.

"Longridge is becoming a town living in fear"

‘We live in fear without Longridge town police’

Longridge’s police station must be reopened in response to a ‘wave of crime and disorder’ says one town councillor.

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Have a go at... Golf

A club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.
The accident happened at around 8.30am on Thursday on Clitheroe Road

Woman cut from car after crash near Longridge

Firefighters rescued a woman who was trapped in her car following a two-car crash near Longridge.
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw (second from right) at launch of the new CSE awareness toolkit.

Do not let child sexual exploitation in Lancashire go unreported

Police and care workers are calling on the public to raise concerns if they suspect a child is at risk of sexual exploitation.Tonight Fiona Finch reports on a new initiative to protect county youngsters.
Carl and Sara Barrow, who run Flowers with Passion in Longridge

Sara scented a new career due to passion for flowers

If you are passionate about something, you will make it work. Those are words of advice from mother-of-one Sara Barrow, who sold up her business to train as a florist.

Fire crews attended the scene

Two taken to hospital after crash

Two people were taken to hospital following a road accident.

Photo Neil Cross. 
Preparations for the Goosnargh  St Mary's Church Nativity Crib Festival 
are being finalsied. Pictured l-r are organisers Fliss Pemberton, Delphine Burn, and Sylvia Smith.

Church of Goosnargh St Mary the Virgin to be filled with nativity cribs from all over the world

More than 150 nativity cribs from all over the world will fill the church of Goosnargh St Mary the Virgin for a four-day festival marking the start of Advent, also raising funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice.

Pay your respects in Preston on Remembrance Sunday

Things to do (November 9 to 15)

There's plenty of events to pick from over the coming days:

Whats on
Clip 'n Climb Preston

Clip 'n Climb in Preston to host Children in Need event

Who is up for climbing Ben Nevis without leaving Preston whilst also raising money for a good cause?
This photograph was taken in the Talbot Meadow, off Garstang Rd, Chipping, now the site of the village hall, football fields and childrens play area. During the WW1 women were needed to work on the land. This photograph shows training in ploughing.

Stories of WW1 soldiers to be told at exhibition in Chipping on Remembrance Sunday, also of the community left behind

On Sunday, November 12 (Remembrance Sunday) Chipping Local History Society is holding an exhibition from noon at Chipping Village Hall, marking the centenary of the First World War.

The development off Inglewhite Road in Longridge

Decision due on Longridge housing plan designs

The final designs of a 190-strong housing development set to expand a Lancashire village may be approved this week.

Mike Barnes in Malawi with some of the children.

Headteacher from Goosnargh takes his IT skills to Africa to help the less fortunate

‘I know most people think you are bonkers including me’, comments one of Mike Barnes’ friends on a post from his blog, Mike’s Mad Malawian Idea 2017.

Diane Hobro and Helen Kerrigan-Hawkes receiving their Queens Nurse Awards at the Royal Garden Hotel, London

A royal honour for local nurses

Two nurses have been recognised for their commitment to patients and the nursing profession with the prestigious Queen’s Nurse Award.

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Trench Brothers can be found at Clitheroe Castle Museum

Things to do this week (November 3 to 9)

There's some great events happening around the region:

Whats on
William Thompson, left, was united with a photo of his great-grandfather Thomas by Longridge Art & Framing owner, Adam Giddins, right.

Family reunited with heirloom hidden in mirror frame for years

When gallery owner Adam Giddins started to repair an antique oak mirror,  he had no idea he was about to find a bit of long-lost Lancashire family history.
Staff at Sika cycled through the Trough of Bowland for North West Air Ambulance. Paramedic Pup, from NWAAS, Lynne Whittaker from NWAAS, Dragan Maksimovic, general manager, Mark Gatrell, head of R&D, and Andrea Carbin, event co-ordinator

Sika Cycle raises almost £10,000 for NWAS

More than 160 cyclists from a chemical company took part in an endurance bike ride through the Trough of Bowland to raise vital funds for the North West Air Ambulance Service.

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