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Preston’s Skiddle proving just the ticket in making events stay affordable

Preston as a city may be small – but on the music scene map it certainly isn’t.

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Oliver Croston.

Pebble party takes over weekend fun in Longridge

Spirits were high and pebbles were a-plenty as children, parents and everyone in-between turned out for Longridge’s first ever Pebble Hunt.
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Nursery manager Jane Priest with nursery goers (from left) Ella, Arthur, Jack and Nancy. Photo: Michelle Adamson.

Ofsted inspectors praise Longridge nursery

Children and staff at a Longridge nursery have been jumping for joy after being praised by top brass education inspectors.

Education
Golf course

Where are the best golf clubs and courses in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Two fire engines from Longridge and Fulwood were called to the blaze which started on Talbot Street just before 5pm on Thursday, February 15.

Crews battle blaze in Chipping after summerhouse catches light

A raging fire broke out at a summerhouse in Chipping, say fire services.
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Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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L-R: Chelsea Pickup, Nigel Haworth of Northcote, Paul Heathcote MBE and Anna Modrzejewska.

Goosnargh farmer Reg honoured in the search for the next batch of top Lancashire chefs

A competition to find the next generation of Michelin-starred chefs has been launched in conjunction with a Longridge chef in memory of much-loved Goosnargh farmer Reg Johnson.

Business
County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

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The pebble art craze has taken over Longridge.

Pebble pandemonium taking a grip of Longridge's little rock stars

Take a walk through Longridge and the chances are you will come across a number of multicoloured rocks dotted through its streets.

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Owner Peace Townsend (left) and barmaid Lucy Gillhespy their trophy.

Pint-sized watering hole Hoppy Days lands top ale prize

A prestigious award given to pubs championing real ale has made its way back to Longridge following a 21-year absence after a town micropub scooped the distinguished gong.

Business
An artist's impression of the retirement village, on land west of Preston Road, Grimsargh.

Retirement village set for Grimsargh countryside

An all-inclusive retirement village – including a care home, bungalows and a GP surgery – is set for land in rural Lancashire amid concern over countryside development.

Politics
County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

Education
Preston rock band Building Giants took to the road for a mini tour for Independent Venue Week 2018

Preston firm Skiddle highlight importance of local live venues for future of UK's music culture

The music-loving team from Preston based events and ticket agent Skiddle have spent a week helping to lead the fight to protect live music venues in the region.

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St Paul's Church's doors and the children's playhouse at Little People at The Limes were both targeted by vandals last week.

Vandals strike at community hubs across Longridge

Vandals targeting multiple locations in Longridge have been labelled disrespectful’, disgusting’ and mindless’ by community leaders.

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The Forrest Arms, Longridge.

The Forrest Arms is set to re-open after £50,000 refit

A long-established Longridge pub is set to re-open its doors next month following a major investment.

Business
Wellington Slater, a lifelong Longridge resident, celebrating his 100th birthday with family and friends

Longridge lad Wellington celebrates his century

A lot has changed in Longridge over the past 100 years ... but for Wellington Slater one thing hasn’t changed - it has always been home.

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The Valley Singers, based in Longridge

The Valley Singers in Longridge have been singing in harmony for 20 years

The Valley Singers are delighted to be marking two decades of a harmonious relationship, with a programme of celebratory concerts.

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Gizmo needs a home

Cats left “on the shelf” because of their colour says animal sanctuary

A black cat may be lucky for some.

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Police were called to Monks Drive, Longridge.

Man robbed by gang of youths in Longridge

A man in his 50s was the victim of a late night robbery by a gang of youths in Longridge last night.

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