School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
Scene from 'Courage Calls To Courage Everywhere'.

Rain did not stop play at launch of this year's RIBFEST

It was not quite what the author ordered, but the cast of her new play rose to the challenge when the weather provided a dramatic backdrop for the launch of a Lancashire village festival.
Success - the winning pictures in Create Longridge 2018.'Wayne Hayhurst (Raymond James Investment Services) and Peace Townsend (Hoppy Days)  with first prize winner Adam Ralston (third from left) and Andrew Farmer (right) who came second.  Peace  is holding the painting by John McCloskey who won third place.

Create Longridge puts town in the picture

What a picture! Visitors to Longridge had the opportunity to say that 66 times over as they viewed the work of the artists competing for a coveted prize in the annual Create Longridge event.


Students in Preston moving out of their accommodation could be due a £50 TV Licence refund

Thousands of university students across Preston could be eligible for a TV Licence refund worth one third of the annual fee.
The site of the former Howick Cross Service Station

Student storage plan branded an ‘eyesore’

Plans to site 54 shipping containers in Penwortham as storage units for university students have come under attack by concerned locals.

The Dowson family have a passion for farming and education

Farming and education at Mrs Dowson's Farm in the Ribble Valley but their ice cream is the cherry on top

With the decline of the glass bottled milk industry in 2001 the Dowson family of Hawkshaw’s Farm were left with a dilemma – to continue their trade and invest heavily in a new plastic bottle plant or strike out with something completely new.

Debate on stunned halal meat in meals will go before the county council next week (Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire)

Vote on banning unstunned halal meat in Lancashire school meals will take place next week

A controversial proposal to ban unstunned halal meat in Lancashire's schools will come before county councillors next week.

WATCH: Preston author AJ Hartley talks about his collaboration with UCLan to publish horror Cold Bath Street

International best-selling author AJ Hartley has loved working with University of Central Lancashire’s publishing unit so much, he is planning to work with its students again for a series of books.
Dr Jim Morris with a coin found during  the 2017 dig

Dig in again as Ribchester is Revisited

UCLan is once again leading an archaeological dig in Ribchester. Fiona Finch caught up with Dig Co-Director Dr Jim Morris as this year’s team set up camp in the Ribble Valley village.
Police have issued a warning about this man.

Police warning after man seen "acting suspiciously" outside Grimsargh school

Lancashire Police have issued a warning to parents and residents after a man was spotted acting suspiciously outside a Preston primary school.
Photo Neil Cross'Barnacre Road Primary School Reception class

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Each week we feature a class from a different school

Associate director Alex Summers. (s)

Lancashire Police spotlight child grooming in new theatre resource

Lancashire Police are using the power of theatre to highlight the dangers of child grooming.

The aim of the Give Up Loving Pop (GULP) campaign is to get more kids active  and to rehydrate with healthy drinks such as water or low-fat milk.

Lancashire's football clubs unite to tackle sugary drinks head-on

Three football clubs in Lancashire – including Preston North End – have teamed up with community organisations and the county council to bring an end to sugary drinks and encourage physical activity. TOM EARNSHAW reports.
William Dance, PhD student and associate lecturer at Lancaster University

Why William is tracking fake news

A Lancashire researcher is hot on the trail of fake news, all in the name of work.

Boxer Stuart Maddox teams up with campaigners Safety Guide to bring anti-bullying sessions to Preston's schools

A top city boxer is teaming up with campaigners to offer Preston’s schoolchildren anti-bullying sessions after a video of a city youngster apparently being bullied went viral.
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The official opening of the re-vamped Towneley community garden in Longridge

Celebrating £18,500 makeover of Longridge's Towneley community garden

It was time for celebrations when the revamped Longridge Towneley Community Garden was officially opened by not one, but two mayors.
Declan Rudd during his Q&A with students.

Preston North End stars head back to the classroom

Pupils at a Preston primary school were treated to a PE lesson with a difference when Preston North End goalkeeper Declan Rudd turned up to lead a kickabout.
Poppies which have already been collected at Barnacre Road Primary.  Pictured are pupils Barney Winder, Issac Billington, Joshua Birch, Imogen Strickland, Beth Maddock and Shannon Ball with headteacher Simon Wallis.

School appeal is global affair

A plan by a Lancashire headteacher to put on a wartime tribute has gone global.

Janey Wheatley, left, Euan Thomas Wright, top, and Rosa Swarbrick.

Garstang young writers nominated for national award after wowing through their words

Three Garstang schoolchildren have been shortlisted in a national writing competition championed by Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall.


A Golden Milestone for Preston's Gujarat Hindu Society

Preston’s Gujarat Hindu Society marked its 50th anniversary on Sunday with an afternoon of joy filled celebrations, reflection and special displays of Indian classical, Bollywood and fusion dancing.

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