South Ribble

South Ribble

Where are this year's Christmas markets in Lancashire?

Here is a round up of festive markets in the region.
Police were called after three men were reported to have entered theThorougoods on Leyland Road on Sunday November 19 at around 10pm.

Updated: Man had machete held to neck during shop raid in Penwortham

A man was threatened with a machete during a shop raid in Penwortham, say police.
Appeal for minibus

Gallowheels appeal: Lancashire Post and Galloway's

Can you help us raise £50,000 for a minibus to support blind and visually impaired people.
Jamie and Harry Brown prepare for the Santa dash

Brothers join Santa dash for St Catherine's Hospice

Two young Lancashire brothers are preparing to join a hospice's Santa Dash next month to say thank you for the care their dad is receiving.

The Smithy Inn

Fury at loss of South Ribble pub’s car park

A business owner says a decision to allow houses to be built on a pub car park will cause traffic chaos at a busy junction.

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Persimmon Homes had planned to build 261 homes on land north of Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge.

Second bid for new homes turned down

Plans to build more than 250 new homes planned in South Ribble have been rejected by planners.

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Santa with Chief Elf Charlotte at the launch of Galloway's Santa's grotto at St George's Centre

Can you volunteer as an elf for Galloway's Christmas grotto in Preston?

Who wants to become an elf and spread festive cheer?


Have a go at... Golf

A club and ball sport in which players use various clubs to hit balls into a series of holes on a course in as few strokes as possible.
Police say the man suffered various injuries to his head, neck, face and legs and was taken to Royal Preston where he remains in a serious but stable condition.

Man injured in Penwortham crash remains in hospital in 'serious but stable condition'

A man who suffered serious injuries when a car mounted a pavement and crashed into him in Penwortham is still recovering in hospital, say police.
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Preperation work begins on the site of the new Penwortham Bypass

Work set to start on £17.5m Penwortham Bypass

Work is ready to start on the long-awaited £17.5m Penwortham Bypass - although it will be summer 2019 before the first vehicles can use it.

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Harry Cross

Whittle-le-Woods boy ran 30 miles in 30 days for St Catherine's Hospice

A schoolboy ran a mile for every day that his beloved grandad was cared for at St Catherine’s Hospice, to raise funds for the charity.

Galloway's Society for the Blind is hosting a sight loss conference

Galloway's Society for the Blind to host sight loss conference in Leyland

One of Lancashire’s oldest charities is gearing up to celebrate 150 years of serving the community by holding a sight loss conference.
Lancashire Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw (second from right) at launch of the new CSE awareness toolkit.

Do not let child sexual exploitation in Lancashire go unreported

Police and care workers are calling on the public to raise concerns if they suspect a child is at risk of sexual exploitation.Tonight Fiona Finch reports on a new initiative to protect county youngsters.
Sophie Harrison goes sailing

Galloway's appeal: Minibus needed to help service users Get Active

Having problems with your vision doesn’t mean you have to lead a lonely life indoors.

Natalie and her mum

Late mum inspires St Catherine's cards

A specially-designed Christmas card will mean so much to a loving daughter this year.

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Best friends. Natalie and mum Gabrielle

A Christmas card for mum and St Cath’s

A specially-designed Christmas card will mean so much to a loving daughter this year.

The Windmill Hotel on Preston New Road, near Samlesbury.

Petrol station set for ex-watering hole

The site of a former popular pub and hotel could soon be home to a petrol station and convenience store.

GALLOWAY'S APPEAL: How technology has advanced to support visually impaired people

Doing every day tasks such as reading or cooking can be very difficult when you have lost your sight.

Remembrance services near you

Remembrance Day 2017: Where you can pay your respect this weekend in Lancashire

As Remembrance Day approaches, we have compiled a list of weekend services in the nearby area for those wanting to pay their respects.
County Coun Joan Burrows

Double trouble for flood hit Pope Lane

Residents fed up of flooding on local roads may soon have an answer to their query - why does it happen again and again?

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