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.
Brabin's Shop

Longest trading business to be sold

A shop which has been at the heart of the community for more than 300 years is up for sale.

Homes in Chipping have been left without power. Picture: Google

Lancashire homes left without power

Hundreds of homes in a Lancashire village have been left without power.


Rogue trader is jailed after con

RESIDENTS in Lancashire are being urged to beware of rogue traders after a man was jailed for three years six months for conning pensioners out of over £180k.

Tom Wood

Butcher Tom carves his way to world championships

A Lancashire butcher put his carving skills to the test as he came second in a world-wide competition.

Director and creator of Wallace and Gromit characters Nick Park. Photo:  Fiona Hanson/PA

Wallace and Gromit creator ties the knot in Lancashire

Preston-born animator Nick Park has returned to the county to get married.

Diversity host Slimefest in Blackpool

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend.
y A view from Black Moss reservoir to Pendle Hill pic: S. Willoughby

Experience the power of Pendle Hill

A GUIDED walk over Lancashire’s most famous hill will also provide an opportunity to share a conservation message.

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