Wheelchair challenge to transform 20 lives

Preston North End players will accompany two fund-raisers as they push themselves in wheelchairs on an epic journey from Lands End to John O’Groats.
Gin Festival is coming to Blackpool

National gin festival will be quite the tonic

Gin lovers of Blackpool rejoice, the UK’s original Gin Festival is visiting the town for the first time ever.

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Brabin's, Chipping

Brabin's Shop and Tea Room saved from closure

Britain’s longest trading shop will remain open as new tenants are to move in this week.

Members of Ribcaged

Youth group for Ribcaged Productions

Ribcaged Productions Limited is launching a new primary aged youth theatre group.

Ribble Valley Country and Leisure Park, Paythorne near Gisburn owned by Park Leisure

Leisure park in new £1.3m deal

A Ribble Valley luxury holiday home company has secured a multimillion pound partnership deal to fuel further expansion.

Tapas bar

Where are the best tapas bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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Amanda Callaghan centre and Gemma Findlow (third from right) founders of Ghost Followers

Real life ghost hunter explores super natural world

After a long career in the police force Amanda Callaghan is naturally suspicious.
The Walled Garden at Barton Grange Hotel recipe Goosnargh chicken

RECIPE: Breast of Goosnargh chicken, parma ham and basil, roasted beets, saffron, potato, red pepper coulis

When serving delicious food at home it really doesn’t have to include obscure ingredients or dishes.

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Kevin Poynton, from Lancashire Freemasons, handing over a certificate to acknowledge a grant of 30,000 to Cath Stanley, chief executive of the Huntingtons Disease Association and her staff

Organisation for people with Huntington's disease gets cash boost

An advisory service in the North West for people with Huntington’s disease can continue to take new referrals thanks to a £30,000 grant from Lancashire Freemasons.

Day of Sunshine, Lytham St Annes

Lancashire recommends... great charity shops

Readers have voted - here are the top charity shops in Lancashire

Work taking place at the Dog Inn, Market Place, Longridge

Flats plan for top of landmark pub

Plans to transform the upper storey of a landmark Longridge pub into five flats have been lodged with Ribble Valley Council.

Vajravarahi Kadampa Meditation Centre

Have a go at... Meditation

Meditation is a means of transforming the mind. Buddhist meditation practices are techniques that encourage and develop concentration, clarity, emotional positivity, and a calm seeing of the true nature of things.

Dog fouling on parks in Longridge

Foul play on Longridge's parks

A Longridge football club is crying foul after members have been left to clear up dog mess on local parks before games.

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Longridge High School pupils at Reaseheath Equestrian Centre as part of The British Show Jumping Association:
Rebecca Gibb riding Carlin Sable Fox; Joel Higham riding Sir Earl Grey; Charlotte Gibb riding Sir Archie

These pupils will be show jumping for joy

Pupils are hoping to leap the fence to success as they battle for a place in the British Show Jumping Championships.

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Rev Ron February 15 Red Maple flag of Canada, night soil worker, washing equipment

Flagging up fascinating facts from years gone by

I use my first picture (right) because on this day in 1965, this red maple symbol became the new flag of Canada.

Valentines Day card published in 1907. Image courtesy of

St Valentine's Day through the ages

Local historian Keith Johnson looks at how Lancastrian lovebirds celebrated St Valentine's Day in years gone by

Longridge Sports and Social Club (formerly Longridge British Legion)

Councillor offers CCTV fund for Longridge Sports and Social Club

A popular leisure venue which has been plagued with vandalism has been given a lifeline, with a grant for CCTV cameras.

Tom Jones, owner of The Whalley Wine Shop with operations Jen Nott at the Ribble Valley Business Awards 2016.

Fine wine has seen Tom build up a fine business

Located in the Ribble Valley in the picturesque village lives the Whalley Wine Shop.

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Rev reflections February 8 - Preston potato man, Gem Store advert Preston and St Thomas Primary School, Garstang school cup winners

Heavenly memories of hot potatoes and space

Did you, or do you still like to buy a bag of hot potatoes in town and warm your hands on them as well as enjoy eating them?

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Charity shop

Where are the best charity shops in Lancashire?

As more and more people are turning to charity shops for buying furniture, electrical goods and clothes, we want to know where the best ones are.

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