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.

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. .

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Penwortham sound designer nominated at Olivier Awards

Sound designer Nick Sagar enjoyed a night at the Olivier Awards, nominated in two categories.
Brian Moore, of Penwortham, during a previous summit climb

Penwortham grandad to climb Everest Base Camp for Double R Arts

A grandad will be moving ‘out of his comfort zone’ by taking on a 13-day trek in Nepal to raise funds for a performing arts centre.
Flower power with Matthew Smith of Brighter Blooms

Tulip open days at Lancashire nursery

City nursery Brighter Blooms will live up to its name this weekend when it opens its doors for a special tulip event.

Police received a report at 3pm on Thursday, April 5, that a house in Queensway had been burgled.

24 hour delay in police visit to Penwortham burglary victims

A husband and wife have raised concern over Lancashire Police’s response to £12,000 of items burgled from their Penwortham home.
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WATCH: Where to do first aid in Lancashire

Learning skills to provide assistance to any person suffering a sudden illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.

Thanks for saving my life says Tony

Former county councillor Tony Jones had  six very important words to say when he made a  return visit to County Hall this week - thank you for saving my life.
Last year's Ten Ten Walk

Join in the Ten Ten Walk through Penwortham, New Longton, Much Hoole and Hutton for CALM

People are invited to take part in a pub crawl this Saturday with a difference.
Man hurt as car rolls over him in Penwortham

Man hurt as car rolls over him in Penwortham

A man was hurt when his leg became trapped as a car rolled back on him.

BOOM TOWN: £17m bypass and new bars put Penwortham on up

BOOM TOWN: £17m bypass and new bars put Penwortham on up

Something is stirring in sleepy Penwortham.

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The Penwortham team on the front row with the Eggheads and presenter Jeremy Vine standing in the second row

Penwortham quiz fans take on Eggheads masterminds

An ambitious team of quiz wizards from Penwortham took on the masterminds of BBC 2 show Eggheads.


'My heart is broken, I feel like he has died all over again'

The heartbroken mother of a teenager killed as he cycled on a country lane has spoken of her anguish after the trial of the driver who hit him collapsed.
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Slice of Sicily in Garstang and the notice in its window as of last Monday (March 19).

Doors slammed shut at Slice of Sicily in Garstang - but owners say it will reopen soon

The future of one of Garstang’s best-loved Italian restaurants is positive despite closure notices in its windows.
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The 17-year-old was sat with two friends on Marl Croft Crescent at around 8.30pm on Monday

Teenager shot in face with 'gas powered gun' in Penwortham

A teenager was left with a ball bearing lodged in his face after he was shot with a gas powered gun in Penwortham, say police.
Tap and Vine is aiming to create a "community hub" in the heart of Penwortham on Liverpool Road PIC: Penwortham Town Council

Micro pub to open in Penwortham

A former craft centre in Penwortham is set to reopen as a new micro pub, it has been revealed.

Independent Coun Paul Wharton (right) proposed the motion to rid South Ribble of single use plastics by the end of 2019. It was seconded by fellow Independent, Coun Claire Hamilton (left).

End of the road for single use plastics after South Ribble Council vote

South Ribble will become the first authority in Lancashire to ditch single use plastics after councillors unanimously supported a motion backing the environmentally friendly proposal.

Police urge caution after posters of pervert are plastered around Penwortham

Police have ‘urged restraint’ after South Ribble vigilantes plastered posters of a local pervert around the town.
Today's meeting is at County Hall, Preston

County Council's children's services still under scrutiny

Much improved – but could still do much better. That is the verdict so far on Lancashire’s crisis hit children’s services.
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