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.

Members from Slaidburn Young Farmers Club and Chipping Young Farmers Club took part in the Wotnot bike race to Blackpool

Chipping and Slaidburn young farmers clubs compete in bike race in memory of Louise Hartley

Members from two farmers clubs went head to head in a Wotnot bike race in honour of a young farmer from Ribble Valley.
Take a trip on a bus like this at Morecambe Vintage Bus Day

Things to do (May 25 - 29)

Take your pick of these great events happening over the Bank Holiday weekend:

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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.

Witch Janey will take you on a guided tour of Samlesbury Hall

Things to do (May 18 to 20)

The weather is forecast to be good, so there's no excuse not to get out for these events happening in Lancashire over the weekend.
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Barbara Green, far right, who organised a concert in Chipping, with from the left, Helen McCabe, Winnie Walmsley, Bill Robinson, Rosemeres Louise Grant, Simon Hore and David Slater

Chipping singer Evie Plumb raises thousands at homecoming gig for Rosemere Cancer Foundation in Preston

Chipping songstress Evie Plumb helped to raise more than £9,000 for cancer services in Preston.
Martin Issatt

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!

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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?
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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.

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