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Former Preston NHS worker Gulab's firsthand account of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

One of Preston’s long-standing NHS workers and community voices was one of just over a thousand distinguished guests invited to celebrate the Royal Wedding directly outside Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.

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The bus lane at the M55 Broughton roundabout will now issue penalty notices to unauthorised drivers using the carriageway.

Fines to be issued to bus lane drivers at the M55 Broughton roundabout

A bus lane that was closed due to ongoing misuse from motorists has been reopened with a camera in place to catch unauthorised drivers.
Transport

WATCH: Biker training facility marks 100 years of female suffrage with pink breast cancer awareness campaign

Traditionally seen as a macho industry and sport, motorcycling is getting a feminine makeover at one Lancashire training centre, which has changed its training gear to pink to celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage. TOM EARNSHAW finds out more...

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Charles will accompany Ms Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said. Photo: PA Wire.

ROYAL WEDDING LATEST: Prince Charles to walk Meghan Markle down the aisle

The Prince of Wales will accompany Meghan Markle down the aisle at her wedding to Prince Harry, Kensington Palace said.
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Kevin Ross and Kerry Wilkinson.

Soon-to-be newlyweds Kerry and Kevin are gearing up for a royally good day of their own

On Saturday millions of people around the world will be tuning into their TVs to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot.
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Staff from John Turner Construction with Trussell Trust representatives

Thousands donated to Longridge foodbank charity

More than £1,000 of food and drink has been donated to foodbanks in Longridge and the Ribble Valley by a nearby construction company.

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Community groups Chipping Area Internet Network and Broadband for the Rural North have welcomed the news.

Council cash boost for Lancashire's rural broadband

Up to 180 more homes could be connected to superfast broadband thanks to a second injection of cash from Ribble Valley Council.

Business
Preston has 24 betting shops and 87 FOBTs.

REACTION: Maximum stake for fixed odds betting terminals reduced to £2

The maximum stake on the controversial fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) will be cut from £100 to £2, the government has announced.
Business
Bill with Paddy. Photos: Neil Cross.

Can you help Leyland's Barn Owl Bill's find a new van?

The future of Lancashire’s leading bird sanctuary could be in danger after its van broke down.

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Ribble Valley Mayor and Mayoress Stuart Carefoot and Sarah Rainford.

Ribble Valley Mayoral role for Longridge businessesman-come-councillor Stuart Carefoot

The former Longridge building contractor behind the refurbishment of Blackpool’s Madame Tussauds is the new mayor of the Ribble Valley.

Politics
The old Garstang Town Council offices in High Street are at the centre of ongoing redevelopment plans.

"Urgent meeting" called to discuss plans for former Garstang Town Council offices

Garstang town councillors and the community are being urged to move swiftly if the proposed sell-off of the town’s old council offices and community centre falls through.

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Ellen Wellings with the Garstang Childrens Festival brochure

Ellen following in grandmother Mary's Garstang festival queen legacy

Garstang’s festival queen-in-the-waiting will be crowned exactly 80 years after her grandmother took on the same role.
Arts
Red Rose Road Runner Mark Willett took part in the race, which saw every runner donate 1 towards the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital (Ward 84) and Ronald McDonald House Manchester who, after their 18-month-old son Jacob was diagnosed with cancer, have been central in caring for the toddler.

Blacksticks 10 Road Race runners rally around little Jacob Willett

The sun was shining and smiles were gleaming as hundreds took to the streets around Beacon Fell to raise vital funds for ill infant Jacob Willett.
Sport

Community spirit shines as neighbours chip in to help Calder Vale fire victims

The Garstang and greater Wyre community has once again shown its true colours by rallying around house fire victims after flames engulfed their homes.

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WATCH: Digital autopsies Lancashire set to help meet national organ donor demands

A first of its kind digital post-mortem service in Lancashire could help meet the national demand for heart valves.
Health
Money raised will go towards the Society funded Rent Deposit Scheme for End Youth Homelessness.

Yorkshire Building Society in Garstang puts its support behind End Youth Homelessness Week

The Yorkshire Building Society agency in Garstang is backing End Youth Homelessness Week (14 - 20 May) as part of its partnership with the charity.
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Students at Garstang Community Academy celebrating the cash injection.

Cash boost for Garstang Community Academy's new sports facility

Garstang Community Academy has received a £2,000 cash boost towards its sport and leisure facility for residents of Wyre.

Education
Revised plans of how the site will be laid out.

Former Garstang county council depot set for business hub rejuvenation

A former Lancashire County Council Depot on the north side of Green Lane West is being redeveloped with eight new business hubs coming to the site.

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Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith.

Fabulous folk duo Aldridge and Goldsmith are going Unplugged in Garstang

One of the country’s finest folk and acoustic duos are descending upon Garstang next week.

Music
Handles facing towards the road.

Getting a handle on waste collection in the Ribble Valley

Householders in Longridge and the Ribble Valley can help the council's refuse collection and recycling service stay top of the pile by ensuring their handles are facing the highway.

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