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The eyes have it at dragon boat launch

It was a case of dotting the eyes and crossing the Marina when Preston paddlers took delivery of their first brand new dragon boat.

Arts
Longridge skipper Kyle Helm saw his side end their season with victory against Freckleton

Longridge skipper takes positives from season-ending successes

Longridge captain Kyle Helm wants his players to use the end of this year’s Moore and Smalley Palace Shield season as momentum for going into 2018.

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Ian Simpson impressed with bat and ball for Longridge

Match report: Freckleton 92ao, Longridge CC 94-7

Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division

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A piper leads Jim Bryson's funeral cortege into Fulwood Barracks

Final whistle for ‘colossus’ of refereeing

Referees from Premier League to parks football turned out in black to say their farewells as Jim Bryson took the final whistle.

News
Longridge Town player-manager Lee Ashcroft

Match report: Elton Vale 0 Longridge Town 5

Lancashire FA Shield

Football

Former England skipper Rio Ferdinand to step into the ring

Former England captain Rio Ferdinand has confirmed he will attempt to become a professional boxer with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title belt.
Sport
Cyclocross - coming to Chipping next month

Cyclocross comes to Chipping next month

Cyclocross - Britain’s fastest growing cycle sport is coming to Chipping next month.

News
Stephanie Slater shows-off her Paralympic gold

Slater keen to make up for lost time

Longridge paralympic swimming star Stephanie Slater is hoping to put a year of heartache behind her by targeting more success in the pool.

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Gail Newsham (right) and Alison Hitchen pick up the award in London

Ladies get FA approval at last

Almost a century after they were banned by the FA, the footballers from Dick, Kerr Ladies have won them over at long last.

News

John Motson calling time on 50-year BBC career at the end of this season

Long-serving football commentator John Motson will end his 50-year association with the BBC when he leaves the broadcaster at the end of the season.
Sport
James Whitehead was undefeated on 25 as Longridge won by six wickets at Croston

Longridge skipper happy with return to winning ways

Longridge CC skipper Kyle Helm was a happy man following their belated return to winning ways at the weekend.

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Jonathan Millward took four wickets for Longridge against Croston

Longridge’s long wait for victory is over

Longridge CC claimed their first victory in six Moore and Smalley Palace Shield outings with victory against Croston.

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Garstang defeated Longridge Town in Saturdays Richardson Cup meeting

Match report: Longridge Town 1 Garstang 2

Richardson Cup First Round

Football
Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft

Town boss happy to take three more points

Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft was pleased at the way his players showed another side to their game at the weekend.

Football
Longridge CC will be hoping to celebrate on Saturday

Longridge CC hope to put an awful August behind them

Longridge CC head to Croston on Saturday in need of a win after an awful August for the men from Newsham.

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Longridge batsman Luke Platt

Longridge CC’s season set to fizzle out?

One-time title challengers Longridge look like they are going to end the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division season with a whimper after they lost by one wicket to Torrisholme at Chipping Road.

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Longridge Town picked up three points at the weekend

Match report: Hesketh Bank 0 Longridge Town 1

West Lancashire League

Football
Longridge Town player-manager Lee Ashcroft

Match report: Longridge Town 4 Haslingden St Marys 0

Two goals from Town player-manager Lee Ashcroft and a man-of-the-match performance from Ash Ball proved to be too much for last season’s First Division champions.

Football
Lee Ashcroft and Lee Cartwright during their Preston North End days

Friends reunited at Longridge Town tonight

Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft will come up against a familiar face when his players meet Haslingden St Marys tonight.

Football
John Simpson struck a half-century in Longridges defeat against Garstang at the weekend

Helm wants a winning end to Longridge CC’s season

Longridge skipper Kyle Helm wants his players to finish the season in style after seeing their Palace Shield hopes hit the buffers.

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