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Scomadi Scooter Festival in Whittingham

Scooter enthusiasts are invited to a two-day festival this weekend.

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Chorley Hospital reopening of the A&E department
Mark Pugh, Medical Director

Fears Chorley hospital accident and emergency unit to close by October

There are new fears that Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit could close again within months.

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Leader of Ribble Valley Borough Council, Ken Hind and Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans.

Ambitious plans to promote Ribble Valley being drawn up

Ribble Valley is open for business – that’s the message from the borough council’s new leader.

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A view looking towards Hothersall, where the industrial estate is planned.

Hothersall industrial estate protesters set to pack themselves into council meeting

Protesters fighting against plans for an industrial estate on the Longridge boundary will be out in force at Ribble Valley’s planning meeting this Thursday (July 27).

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A great crowd gathered for Rock on the Rec - part of RIBFEST 2017.

A second successful RibFest celebrated in Ribchester

A weekend of glorious sunshine brought Ribchester’s second, highly successful festival of music and art to a close.

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The surge in ticketing comes after clamping on private land was banned in 2012

Code of conduct urged as number of parking tickets from private companies rises

The number of parking tickets handed out by private companies has soared, leading to support for proposed new laws to end the industry's self-regulation.

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Charlie Gard's parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates

'Sorry we couldn't save you' says Charlie Gard's mum as court fight ends

Charlie Gard's parents have ended their legal fight over treatment for their terminally-ill baby son, saying: "We are sorry we could not save you."

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Look into my eyes...

New study reveals the 'key to cuteness' in dogs

A study by a dog rehoming website, involving twenty different breeds of dog, has found that when dogs move a particular facial muscle, humans react more positively and their chances of finding a new home increase.

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Ben Ashworth

Memorial fund set up to cover Preston runner Ben Ashworth's celebration service

The Lancashire community has been so touched by the legacy of inspirational campaigner Ben Ashworth, they have contributed thousands to help his wife pay for his celebration service.

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Family fun

Where are the best family days out - with entry fees?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.
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Cybercrime

496% surge in cybercrime in Lancashire

Cybercrime is rapidly rising as criminals use the Internet to commit a multitude of criminal activities using the Internet and law enforcement agencies are struggling to cope with the huge growth of the problem, an investigation has revealed.

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Museum curator Jane Davies

War hero’s WW1 medal to go home

Army historians are searching for descendants of a First World War hero to return a medal he won more than a century ago.

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Fishing in Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... fishing spots

Here is a list of the best places to catch fish in Lancashire.
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REVIEW The Stags Head Goosnargh, July 2017 after pub has �270,000 refit

Investment pays off for new gastro pub the Stags Head

Monday, my husband declared he was right back on Slimming World.

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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Top of the Tanks at Tatton Flower Show

Veterans joined forces with schoolchildren for a groundforce operation to create a blooming display at this year’s RHS Tatton Flower Show.

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Macs Bar

Macs Bar grows up with sophistication

It might still have the same name . . . but everything else is changing at Macs Bar in Preston.

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Have a go at cricket

Have a go...........at cricket

Whether you just want to play for fun or be right up there challenging for honours, there’s a place for everyone.

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The statepension agewill rise from 67 to 68 from 2037

State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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The Galloways Driving Day at 3 Sisters Race Track.

Driving day for people with sight loss

Sight loss charity Galloway’s is now able to host its annual Driving Day for blind and partially sighted people following disappointment earlier this year.

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