South Ribble

South Ribble

Things to do (January 18 to 23)

Lots of events happening over the coming days - indoors and outdoors.

Whats on
Youngsters raise funds for Heartbeat

Youngsters pack bags at Waitrose for Heartbeat in Preston

Pupils from schools in Lancashire raised £200 for Heartbeat by helping shoppers pack their bags.
News
Court news

Lancashire court listings - January 15, 2018

Here is the latest round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
Crime
St Catherine's Hospice volunteer befriender Pat Nagle with befriendee Viv Watmough

Befriending at St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall can lead to finding a true companion

Having a life changing illness is a confusing and frightening time – even more so if you are on your own.

Lifestyle

Revealed: The sordid life of crime and drugs beneath the respectable facade

She was a seemingly respectable businesswoman running an apparently successful tanning salon on a main road in Leyland.
Crime 4
Georgina Cox

Derian House chief executive says fond farewell

The chief executive of Derian House in Chorley has stepped down after more than three years.

News

What the canines are up to at Lancashire Police Dog Unit - WITH VIDEO

Even on his day off, Ruskin was busy helping to solve crimes in Lancashire.
News
Dan Murphy and Joe Appleton on the Channel 4 TV show Hunted

Duo on the run for TV show

Two Lancashire ‘fugitives’ are on the run for a Channel 4 TV show.

News
Preston Railway station

Preston railway station's future under scrutiny

The ambition to upgrade Preston Railway station and get it ready for high speed trains took a step forward this week.
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Time is running out

Time running out for Lancashire primary school places

Parents of pupils due to start primary school in September have until Monday to get their applications in.
Education
Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron

Tim Farron ‘regrets’ saying that gay sex is not a sin

Former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has said he regrets saying that gay sex is not a sin.
Lostock Hall
Hospital beds are being taken by patients ready to be discharged

Patients stranded in Lancashire hospital beds are causing NHS crisis to deepen

Hundreds of patients a week are stuck in Lancashire hospitals – even though they are well enough to be discharged – at a time when bosses are having to put on extra beds to cope with huge demand.
Health
Dalai Lama Trek

Take on the Dalai Lama Trek for St Catherine's Hospice

Daring fund-raisers are invited to take on the challenge of a life-time in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice this year, following the launch of the charity’s first ever overseas trek.
News
King's Castle

The best milkshake bars in Lancashire

Here is a list of places to get milkshakes, as voted by readers.

News
The Russian State Ballet of Siberia are presenting three dance favourites in Blackpool

Things to do (January 12 to 17)

There are lots of interesting and different events to try your hand at over the coming few days.

Whats on
Stephanie Blakeley, Graham Vickers and Heather Buckel during a previous run

A marathon bid for Cash for Kids in Lancashire

Two women are on the run to help disadvantaged children across Lancashire.
News
Trattoria San Marco, Liverpool Road, Much Hoole.

Popular Italian restaurant Trattoria San Marco submits expansion plans

An Italian restaurant, frequented in the past by former One Direction star Harry Styles, is planning to expand for a third time because it is proving so popular with customers.

Food and Drink 2
The state of Lancashire's highways

Is Lancashire's public transport up to the job?

In a crude traffic count – a Post reporter sitting in a café in Penwortham noting cars with single occupancy in the morning rush hour – fewer than 10 per cent heading into Preston had passengers.

Transport 1
Parkwood Group founded Tony Hewitt passed away on New Year's Eve (December 31, 2017) aged 68.

Tributes paid to Palace Cinema boss Tony Hewitt who has passed away aged 68

The new owner of Longridge’s popular Palace Theatre has passed away.
News
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