South Ribble

South Ribble

Man is charged with Ben assault

Police have charged a man following an incident in a nightclub 16 months ago which left 29-year-old Ben Pennington from Walton-le-Dale fighting for his life.

Crime
Council tax

Why Lancashire residents are set to count the cost of Government cuts

A financial squeeze is set to be passed on to Lancashire residents from April as cash-strapped authorities firm up their budget plans.

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Emergency services were called to the scene on Station Road in Bamber Bridge Photo by Matt Whittle

Road blocked in Bamber Bridge after car rolls onto roof

A road has been blocked after a car rolled over in Bamber Bridge, say police.
Transport
Conservative Jim Marsh, who is also a South Ribble Borough Councillor, is facing backlash over the comment

Councillor investigated over remark on teenage girl's Facebook page

A councillor is being investigated over claims of a 'creepy' comment posted on a teenage girl's Facebook page.
Politics
Brown bin for garden waste

Garden bins take-up is just one in four

Less than one in four households in South Ribble could have their garden waste collected when the council brings in a £30 charge in April, it has been revealed.

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Some of the local buildings suggested for the heritage list include the Leyland Commercial Vehical Museum. Pictured is Lennon Park, five, at the  museum

Nominate your top heritage buildings in Leyland and Farington

Folk are being asked their opinions on their town’s architecturally, archaeologically, or historically-significant buildings.

Arts
Police would like to speak to this woman about a dog attack in Clayton Brook

'Pitbull' dog attacks woman and Spaniel

A Spaniel was left needing surgery after being savaged by a dog on a walk.

Bamber Bridge
Joanne and Paul with their family

‘Paul thought he had flu... he died of sepsis 24 hours later’

When Paul Mitton started to feel poorly with a high temperature and aching limbs, he assumed he had a touch of flu and went to bed to sleep it off.

Health
Members are ready to play games for Rosemere

Preston Gamers Guild holds gamer marathon in Penwortham for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Are you game enough to help Rosemere Cancer Foundation raise money for its 20 Years Anniversary Appeal?
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Staff at InBev brewery in Samlesbury have raised 8,500 for St Catherines Hospice

AB InBev's brewery in Samlesbury pledge support to St Catherine's Hospice in Lostock Hall

Staff at a Lancashire brewery have donated £8,500 to St Catherine’s Hospice through a range of fund-raising activities throughout 2017 – and are excited to support the charity further this year.

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Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

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Galloways celebrating the start of its 150th year 12 months ago

Join Galloway's Society for the Blind in Penwortham for its 150 years celebration

Sight loss charity, Galloway’s Society for the Blind, is marking the culmination of its 150th year with a big party for the community.

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County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

News

VIDEO: Watch LCC highways councillor Keith Iddon walk blindfolded through Fishergate's shared space with Galloway's

The shared space scheme in Preston city centre has not always hit the right note with motorists and pedestrians.
News 1
Fire crews were called to the incident

Crews called to house fire

Two fire engines from Preston and Bamber Bridge were called to a house fire in Walton-le-Dale.

News
Dan Murphy and Joe Appleton celebrate being winners of Channel 4's Hunted

TV prize delight for song duo

A pair of singing milkmen are celebrating after scooping £25,000 on a TV game show.

News
Kettlebells

Where to do kettlebell training in Lancashire

Exercise and training programme using cast iron weights ranging from 5lbs to more than 100lbs, shaped like a ball with a handle.
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Copa Fizzs Gillian Bartlett (left) and Rosemere Cancer Foundations central area fundraising co-ordinator Rebecca Hall by a vat of the Copa Fizz Rosemere Gin

Gin, gin! Drink up to help Rosemere in memory of New Longton mum Louise Finch

Gin lovers can raise a toast in honour of a mum who lost her battle with cancer - whilst helping to boost funds for Rosemere’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal.
News
Photo Neil Cross Jeff McGinty on the empty grit bin.

‘Our new grit bin is no use if it’s empty’

The Winter Olympics have just got underway in South Korea, but they’ve been going on for weeks in South Ribble.

Offbeat
Rebecca Cliffe, sloth biologist, holding sloth wearing sloth backpack while traveling in boat to release site  at Aviarios Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica

Dr Rebecca Cliffe of Penwortham reveals all about working in the jungle in her book Sloths: Life in the Slow Lane

Zoologist Dr Rebecca Cliffe has had mouldy hair and been stranded on a desert island for three days. But she won’t give up working in the jungle and looking after what has fast become her favourite animals - sloths.

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