South Ribble

South Ribble

Police 'sting' stolen motorbike in Bamber Bridge

A 36-year-old man was arrested overnight after police used a stinger to stop a stolen motorbike in Bamber Bridge.

WATCH: New go-kart track opens for business in Bamber Bridge

Lancashire’s newest go karting facility is now on track after opening its doors to the public.


FOR SALE: Tesco open to bids for Penwortham store site

Supermarket giant Tesco has put a huge plot of land in the centre of Penwortham up for sale after its shock decision to pull out of plans to build a 24-hour store there.

Mohammed Ehlalouch at work at his easel

Experience Syrian art and culture at exhibition at Ham & Jam in Preston

A Moroccan artist will be displaying a series of acrylic paintings of refugees at an exhibition.

Beauty salons from Wigan, Ormskirk, Preston, Chorley and Skelmersdale have all joined the Breast Screening for Beauty campaign

Preston and Chorley beauty salons giving discounts to women who attend breast cancer screenings

A host of beauty salons have joined forces with the NHS to encourage more women to attend breast cancer screenings


New Longton Artists Society mark milestone with super display

Imagination led the way for the New Longton Artist’s 50th annual exhibition


IN PICTURES: Rain holds off for Leyland Festival parade

Hundreds paraded through Leyland before the downpour unleashed on festival-goers on Saturday.


Staff at Preston’s Sylhet Bangla are backing England’s World Cup squad with free food and beer

Staff at a curry restaurant are spicing up the World Cup . . . and flying the flag for England.

The Leyland-made Popemobile in 1982 for Pope John Paul II's visit to Lancashire.

Classic car comes to Leyland Festival's rescue in absence of the town's Popemobile

The lack of a Popemobile at today’s Leyland Festival has been resolved at the eleventh hour – with a 1964 cream convertible Morris Minor coming to the rescue.
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Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

More cash for county council reserves now - but £144m "funding gap" still predicted by 2021

The reserves of cash strapped Lancashire County Council are getting a nearly £21m boost - thanks to underspending by the council in 2017/18.
Lostock Hall Academy students with their handcrafted butterflies.

Councillor's anger over "heartless" vandalism at Lostock Hall butterfly art display

A South Ribble councillor has hit out at vandalism that has plagued a borough park’s poignant arts project.
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Stuart Clayton, Galloways CEO, with members of Warden Construction: Eloise Craig; Liam Kay; Damian Holmes; Ian Williams

Warden Construction in Preston raises thousands for Galloway's Society for the Blind

A Preston based construction company has raised more than £8, 800 for local sight loss charity, Galloway’s Society for the Blind.

The Astley family: Back row: Alexandra, Stewart, Ellie'Front row: Andrew, Max, Nick

Much Hoole family’s Race for Life honour for loving mum, wife and Brownedge St Mary’s teacher

Taking part in this year’s Cancer Research UK Pretty Muddy will be a highly emotional event for Ellie Astley.


IN PICTURES: Sunshine smiles on Penwortham Gala 2018

A sunshine filled weekend brought the crowds out to enjoy an action packed Penwortham Gala 2018. Saturday saw a fun filled parade with the colourful annual procession starting from Hill Road South.


WATCH: State-of-the-art go-karting track set to open in Bamber Bridge

A one-and-a-half-million-pound go-karting track is set to open in South Ribble next week.
Penwortham Town Girls football team

Penwortham Town Girls and Ladies football teams are reaching their own goals

Helping young girls to play football and realise their true potential is the top goal of Penwortham Town Football Club.

APPEAL: Man smashes his way out of Penwortham shop during robbery

APPEAL: Man smashes his way out of Penwortham shop during robbery

An appeal has been launched after a man smashed his way out of a shop during a robbery in Penwortham, say police.
CCTV stills issued by the Lime Bar show masked men

Penwortham bar owner issues heartfelt plea to 'stand united' with local businesses after break-in

An investigation is underway after a popular bar in Penwortham was hit in an overnight raid, say police.

Lancashire court listings - Monday, June 11, 2018

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
At just 24 years old,paediatric nurse Esther Taylor, from Leyland, made an incredibly difficult and life changing decision

‘I had a double mastectomy at 24 to prevent cancer’ - Brave Leyland nurse reveals how she came to her decision

Making the decision to have a preventative mastectomy to reduce the risk of cancer is a difficult one. NICOLA JAQUES talks to 24-year-old Esther Taylor, who is one of the youngest people in the UK who decided to have the major breast surgery
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