South Ribble

South Ribble

IN PICTURES: A mountain of waste picked from River Ribble banks

Around two tonnes of plastic and rubbish has been removed from the River Ribble’s banks.
PD Kato helped to catch a suspect near Pope Lane

Police hunt down suspected car thieves with dogs in Penwortham

Three suspected car thieves were hunted down with dogs after they allegedly fled from a stolen car in Penwortham, say police.
Erin Gibbons with her team of supporters outside Blow Out, in Leyland

Leyland youngster donates her hair in memory of Leon Callon

A schoolgirl said goodbye to her lovely locks in a hair-raising stunt in honour of a family friend who died of a rare stomach cancer.

Erin Gibbons with her team of supporters outside Blow Out, in Leyland

Leyland school girl donates her hair in memory of Leon Callon

A young girl said goodbye to her lovely locks in a hair-raising stunt in honour of a family friend who died of a rare stomach cancer.
Stuart Clayton, chief executive of Galloway's, completed the London Marathon 2018

Galloway's Society for the Blind CEO completed the London Marathon, raising thousands for the Lancashire charity

The chief executive of a Lancashire charity has raised more than £4,000 after running the Virgin London Marathon.

One lane of the M65 was closed.

Motorway lane closure following two car incident

Emergency services closed one lane of the M65 after an incident involving two cars.
Two fire engines attended the scene.

Delays after van fire on the M6

Firefighters were called to the scene after a van caught fire on the M6.

The river north of Howick Cross Lane, Penwortham.

River Ribble clean up operation comes to Penwortham

Environmentalists and council officials are set to take part in a clean up operation along the banks of the River Ribble this weekend.

South Ribble councillor Barrie Yates

Conservative councillor's 'cloak and dagger' probe

A local councillor has hit out at 'cloak and dagger' investigation by the local Conservative party.

Eleanor McMonagle, of Penwortham, and sister Lena Linklater at a previous Race for Life event

Sisterly love as Eleanor from Penwortham gets ready for Race for Life in Preston

Eleanor McMonagle never believed she could be a runner – until her elder sister was diagnosed with cancer and all that changed.


You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .


Concerns persist over county Ikea's impact on traffic

A Lancashire area voted one of the best places to live in the UK could plummet down the league table because of Ikea traffic, a campaign group has warned.
St Catherines Hospice. Photo: Chris Bull.

Parking boost for St Catherine's Hospice coffee shop visitors

Visitors and staff at a South Ribble hospice will have greater freedom to park after the care centre was given the green light to expand its parking facilities.
Lostock Hall
South Ribble Council offices

Councils to meet over “cover up” claims

South Ribble Council has been rocked by another crisis, this time involving services it shares with neighbours Chorley.

Harry and Mary Duckworth at a 2016 tea dance at St Andrew's Church Hall, Longton.

Warm tributes to 'true gent' and top musician Harry Duckworth

One of Preston’s famous musical sons has died after a glittering transatlantic career.
West Lancs Freemasons donate two new BMW motorbikes to North West Blood Bikes

West Lancashire Freemasons donate two motorbikes to North West Blood Bikes

A group of Freemasons donated two motorbikes to support a blood bank delivery service across Lancashire.

FOOD HYGIENE RATINGS 2018: South Ribble ruling the roost

South Ribble is flying the flag high for Lancashire’s hygiene standards, with almost all food establishments achieving acceptable or good ratings.

Lancashires Police and Crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw.

Government should 'look again' at police funding, says Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner has called on the government to reconsider police funding amid 'increasing' demands on the force.
Dennis Delight with Paul on drums

Preston band Dennis Delight ready to rock again almost one year on from van robbery

Legendary Preston band Dennis Delight are ready to rock again – 10 months after drummer Paul Swindells was almost killed in a violent robbery.

Jennifer Crichton

Amelia Crichton murder: Mum sentenced to life imprisonment

A mother who murdered her baby daughter has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 21-and-a-half years.
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