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.

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.

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.

The Capitol Centre Retail Park in Walton-le-Dale.

Multi-million pound face-lift at Capitol Centre Retail Park

One of South Ribble’s premium retail parks has finished its major makeover after landing a multimillion pound refurbishment deal.
Kate Bullen sporting her 'Vegan' tattoo

Kate faces trolls for ‘vegan’ tattoo

​A Preston woman has been attacked by internet trolls for having the word ‘Vegan’ tattooed on her face.

Waltonfest will return this summer to Walton-le-Dale Primary School. Photos: Mik Connor Photograph.

Waltonfest is set to come back 'bigger and better' than before

A South Ribble music festival is following up on last year’s successes by returning to entertain crowds for a second time.

Husband and wife Gavin and Caroline Preston have lost 11 stone between them after joining Slimming World, they are now both class leaders and inspiration to other members.

Couple's 11 stone weight loss an inspiration for others

Sometimes two is better than one, which is certainly a belief that rings true for husband and wife Gavin and Caroline Preston.

Christmas tree

Where is the best place to go for a Christmas tree?

December is nearly upon us, so it's time to think about putting up the tree.
Photo Neil Cross'workplace feature'Fish Insurance'John Garrard

Workplace: The Preston insurance firm with a very unique net

It was a special client request which led high street broker Mike Fish to set up a new unique business in Preston nearly four decades ago.

Police want to speak with Piotr Wroblewski.

Man wanted in connection with South Ribble burglary

Police are appealing for information about a 33-year-old man in connection with a burglary in Walton-le-Dale.

Ben Pennington was punched inside the the Level One nightclub in Market Street Darwen on October 15 last year and suffered a serious head injury.

Parents of assault victim Ben are pleading for witnesses of the attack to come forward

One year on, police are re-appealing for witness to an assault at a nightclub which left a man with a severe head injury.

Emergency services were called out to the scene of the accident at the busy junction

Police appeal for help after motorcyclist crash in Walton-le-Dale

Police have appealed for the public's help in finding out how a motorcyclist crashed at a busy junction in Walton-le-Dale which left him fighting for his life.
TeamSport has karting venues across the UK

Go-karting centre gets green light

An indoor go-kart track has been given the green light by councillors.

Phoebe Bolton with her mum Sharron at the start of the Guild Wheel walk for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

How 10-year-old Phoebe from Walton-le-Dale plans to beat cystic fibrosis

For 10-year-old Phoebe Bolton, keeping active every night is extremely important. It is never a chore as she knows it is vital to keep on top of her condition. Her mum, Sharron, speaks to NATALIE WALKER about how her daughter copes with cystic fibrosis.
Latest from court

Lancashire court listings - Monday, July 31, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston's courts.

Have a go at... Pottery

The craft of making ceramic material into pots or potterywares using mud.
Corporal Darren Neilson

Tank blast inquiry to last nine months

An experienced tank commander from Preston was one of two soldiers killed after their armoured vehicle blew up during a training exercise on a firing range two weeks ago, an inquest was told.

Photo Neil Cross'Cockshott Wood has been cordoned off from the public on Pear Tree Cres. Walton-le-Dale

Vandalised walkway to reopen thanks to pay back teams

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Dennis Delight drummer Paul Swindells

Band halts gigs for injured drummer

Bandmates of Dennis Delight drummer Paul Swindells have cancelled gigs and suspended work on their latest album until the robbery victim is fit to play again.

Work has started on a facelift at Vue cinema at the Capitol Centre

Work starts creating ‘state-of-the-art’ cinema at retail park

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