Chipping man to do Morecambe 10k for Heartbeat in Preston

A man who has undergone heart surgery will be taking part in the Morecambe 10k to support the charity which helped nurse him back to health.

Ribble Valley Councils head of housing and regeneration, Colin Hirst (centre), with members of the Chipping Area Internet Network.

Council grant sees major boost to Chipping's broadband services

Around 800 homes in Chipping can now connect to ultrafast broadband thanks to a volunteer-led project and Ribble Valley Council cash boost.
Matthew Greenwood

Man jailed for brutal knife attack on former partner in Chipping

A violent thug who subjected his ex partner to a brutal knife attack has been jailed for almost nine years.

Preston Crown Court.

Court date set following Chipping stabbing

A man charged by police after a stabbing in Chipping is set to appear at Preston Crown Court next month.

Graph showing rainfall (in millimeters) in Chipping from 1969 to 2017.

Concern over 'third wettest year on record'

Here’s proof of what you already thought you knew...last year was the third wettest year Lancashire has experienced since records began.

A CGI mock up of the incoming houses.

Green light given to £13 million homes plan in Chipping

Plans for a major housing development have been given the go-ahead by council officials.

Catch Beauty and the Beast at The King George's Hall in Blackburn

Things to do (Dec 22 to 27)

There's still time to attend one or two more festive events before Christmas Day!

Whats on
Bill Bowker

Funeral for well-loved local businessman

The funeral has taken place of well-known Lancashire businessman Bill Bowker.

Photo Neil Cross'Chipping Agricultural Show'Grace Morris and her floral display

Thousands turn out for show’s landmark 90th anniversary

More than 3,000 people turned out for Chipping’s landmark 90th annual agricultural show on Saturday.

Tom Gregson (in front) and instructor Reg Wooller

Flying high with Bowland Forest Gliding Club

Turning 90 will not stop sprightly Tom Gregson gliding through the air.
Aerial view RPH'Royal preston hospital fulwood

‘Future deaths will occur unless action is taken’ - coroner’s warning to hospital

A coroner has warned that more deaths will occur at Royal Preston Hospital unless improvements are made after the death of a respected businessman.

Chipping family pet cat Tink, who is believed to have been shot dead.

Lancashire family left devastated after cat is shot

A mum says her family has been left devastated after their pet cat is believed to have been shot dead in Chipping.

The Frequency playing at last year's G-Festival, are returning this year

Things to do this weekend (May 27 to May 29)

It's another Bank Holiday weekend, so why not get out and try one or two of these events?
Whats on
Natalie and Rob Holman

4Front Theatre brings religion to the theatre in Chipping

A thespian’s two passions - religion and performing arts - have led to a perfect partnership in promoting the Christian faith in an entertaining way.

Police are hunting for a stolen car after a it rammed a police car in Chipping.

Stolen car rams police car

Police launched a hunt for a stolen car after it rammed a police car in Chipping.
Brabin's, Chipping

Brabin's Shop and Tea Room saved from closure

Britain’s longest trading shop will remain open as new tenants are to move in this week.

Royal Preston Hospital

Lancashire doctor found guilty of £24k NHS fraud

A hospital doctor has pleaded guilty to defrauding the NHS of nearly £24,000.

Cycle route through Garstang

Lancashire recommends... cycle routes under 15 miles

Here is a suggestion of cycle routes via road, countryside, cycle paths or even the promenade. These have been suggested as short easy routes suitable for the family.

Nation's oldest shop could close

A Ribble Valley village faces losing one of its long standing legacies - unless a last minute buyer steps forward.

Roast dinner - North Euston Hotel, Fleetwood

Lancashire recommends.... good places to go for a Sunday roast

A Sunday roast is pivotal to a good family get together. Readers have voted - here are the top places to get a tasty roast.
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