School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
Coun Ken Hind

Urgent call for comments on Dog Inn's music licence application

Longridge councillor Ken Hind is urging residents to have their say about a music licence application for a well-known pub.

Scene from 'Courage Calls To Courage Everywhere'.

Rain did not stop play at launch of this year's RIBFEST

It was not quite what the author ordered, but the cast of her new play rose to the challenge when the weather provided a dramatic backdrop for the launch of a Lancashire village festival.
Success - the winning pictures in Create Longridge 2018.'Wayne Hayhurst (Raymond James Investment Services) and Peace Townsend (Hoppy Days)  with first prize winner Adam Ralston (third from left) and Andrew Farmer (right) who came second.  Peace  is holding the painting by John McCloskey who won third place.

Create Longridge puts town in the picture

What a picture! Visitors to Longridge had the opportunity to say that 66 times over as they viewed the work of the artists competing for a coveted prize in the annual Create Longridge event.


WATCH: School for Stage in Longridge, Lytham and Lancaster

When Kieren Spencer was growing up, he wished there was a drama school nearer to his hometown of Longridge.


Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show 2018 in pictures: Farming fun day in the sunshine

The appetite for the town’s farming show is as big as ever after hundreds descended upon  the Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show.

RATS dress rehearsal

Ribchester RATS celebrate The Suffragettes as part of RIBFEST

As part of the RIBFEST celebrations, Ribchester Amateur Theatrical Society (RATS) is putting on a family friendly Promenade Play.

Ice cream

VOTE: Where is the best place for an ice cream in Lancashire?

The sun is blazing - the perfect time for an ice cream.

Beer garden

VOTE: Where are the best beer gardens in Lancashire?

This hot weather is certainly making us thirsty.
Pauline Hall, of Longridge, (front wearing a medal), has been raising money for DanceSyndrome

Longridge woman completes sponsored swim for DanceSyndrome's Edinburgh Festival bid

A Longridge woman has been busy fund-raising for Lancashire based charity DanceSyndrome, so that she can perform with them at the prestigious Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Photo Neil Cross Jason Walker, 49, who is on a trial drug for cancer and believes it is the reason he is still here and living a normal life.

‘Going on this cancer treatment trial was the best decision I ever made’ - Dad-of-two hails ground-breaking treatment through Rosemere Cancer Care

Being a keen squash player and having a physical job, when Jason Walker began experiencing back pain, he put it down to playing the sport and too much exertion.

Mark Young with the trophy

Longridge golfer Young’s got Mark of class

Longridge’s Mark Young beat Ireland’s Brendan McCarroll in a one-hole playoff to win the HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour’s Jessie May World Snooker Golf Championship at Clevedon Golf Club in Somerset.

Dr Jim Morris with a coin found during  the 2017 dig

Dig in again as Ribchester is Revisited

UCLan is once again leading an archaeological dig in Ribchester. Fiona Finch caught up with Dig Co-Director Dr Jim Morris as this year’s team set up camp in the Ribble Valley village.
Preston Road (Photo: Google).

Police arrest motorist in Longridge for blowing over three times the legal alcohol limit

A motorist has been arrested in Longridge after being found to be more than three times over the legal alcohol limit.

Firefighters were called to Longridge.

Fire crew called to Longridge to help cat stuck up a tree

Firefighters from Preston were called to Longridge last night after getting reports of a cat stuck up a tree.
Stephen John Crawford, 25, who is of no fixed address

Police searching for man wanted on recall to prison

Police are appealing for information about a man who is wanted on recall to prison.

Longridge Sports and Social Club.

Members meeting at the now-closed Longridge Sports and Social Club

Members of Longridge Sports and Social Club are descending upon the now defunct members club for an insight into what the future holds.

Mayor Stuart Carefoot and President Roger Cain cut the ribbon at the official opening of new male and female changing rooms and conference room at Longridge Golf Club. Photos by David Hurst.

Longridge Golf Club celebrates state-of-the-art commerce hub

Expansion plans at Longridge Golf Club have finally been completed – putting it in a premium position to bring further commercial and business opportunities to the town.


IN PICTURES: Sunshine caps off perfect Longridge Field Day

Glorious weather crowned a wonderful day at the annual Longridge Field Day.

L-R: Coun Rupert Swarbrick, Tara Brown, Tony Brown, Jane Priest, and Duncan Taylor outside The Limes nursery where Mitchie Brown attends

A brand new musical end to The Goosnargh and Longridge Agricultural Show

A brand new end to one of the town’s premier agriculture shows is being trialled next month – and should be one to celebrate for music fans while raising a bit of money for a good cause.

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