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.

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.

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.
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:

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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.

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
Ghastly Astley is a halloween event being held at Chorley's Astley Hall

Things to do this weekend (October 27 to 31)

Lots of spooky goings on over the coming days...
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Labour's deputy leader County Coun John Fillis highlights the problem of roads where marking will not be renewed

Halving Lancashire's road signs budget will cost lives warning

A decision to slash the budget for renewing road signs and highway markings in Lancashire will put lives at risk, critics claim.

Police are appealing for witnesses after firearms were stolen from a house in Rimington.

Firearms stolen in Ribble Valley burglary

Police are appealing for witnesses after a selection of firearms were stolen during a burglary in Rimington.
A major incident unfolding in Clitheroe

Police at the scene of a major incident in Clitheroe

Police have taped off the town's Santander Bank, in Castle Street, after an alleged incident.

The A59 (Longsight Road) is currently closed in both directionsbetween Park Gate Row and Whalley Road.

Section of A59 in Ribble Valley re-opened after flooding

A major road in the Ribble Valley has re-opened after it was closed due to flooding.
Preston law firm looks to the East after merger

Preston law firm looks to the East after merger

Preston-headquartered law firm Harrison Drury has expanded its presence in East Lancashire after merging with Clitheroe firm Chenery Maher.

Hannah Binns - young farmer from Downham chosen to take part in the Lord Mayor's Show

Young Lancashire farmer Hannah Binns is invited to Lord Mayor’s show

A young farmer from Lancashire has been chosen for a starring role in the 802nd Lord Mayor’s show in London.

There was a passionate local campaign to keep Adlington Library open

Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m

Councillors have voted to fund nearly £850,000 of work to reopen 11 of Lancashire’s closed libraries.

Bat Walk Night is being held at Brockholes Nature Reserve

Things to do this weekend (September 8 to 12)

Here's some things to try this weekend, and even extending beyond the weekend:
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Clitheroe club honour their rising star Sophie

Clitheroe Golf Club’s rising young star Sophie Lamb has been made an honorary member of her home club in recognition of her recent golfing achievements.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Cabinet's £45m cuts list for Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council's cabinet meets next week to decide whether to  make   £45m of cuts to services.
Are new school starters' vaccinations up to date?

Vaccination alert as figures reveal thousands of children not immunised in Lancashire

Parents and carers in Lancashire are being urged to check their children’s vaccinations are up to date as the new school term begins.
Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Calls for Lancashire county council leader Coun Geoff Driver to resign

The leader of Lancashire County Council is facing calls for his resignation as the debate escalates over a controversial restructure of the council.

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