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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.

Play area

VOTE: Where are the best children's play parks in Lancashire?

Finding a play park to keep the young ones entertained is one step closer to a quieter life.
The former fishing tackle shop which residents don't want to be converted to a micropub

Residents in a froth over new micropub

Bitter opposition could see a new micropub blocked by councillors next week - while another on the same road is given the thumbs up.

Lancashire university students could be eligible for a refund on their TV licence. (s)

Cash-strapped students could receive £50 TV Licence refund

More than 72,000 university students in Lancashire could be eligible for a £50 TV Licence refund.


1,000 jobs lost as Poundworld closes a further 80 stores - but Preston is unaffected

Poundworld administrators have announced the closure of 80 more stores, resulting in 1,024 job losses.

WATCH: School for Stage in Longridge, Lytham and Lancaster

When Kieren Spencer was growing up, he wished there was a drama school nearer to his hometown of Longridge.

Venture out for a homemade picnic

10 cheap family hacks for fun in the sun

With the summer holidays just a week away penny-saving mums are compiling their top tips to help families save their cash on days out.


Storm Chris is upgraded to a hurricane as it threatens to bring heavy rain and gales to the UK

Storm Chris has now been upgraded to a hurricane and is set to hit the UK with gales and damper weather.

Holiday club

School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:

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.

WATCH: Preston Trick Dogs paving the way for the UK in the global K9 Frisbee Toss and Fetch championships

It may amuse some dog owners to know that while they are throwing a frisbee to their dog, they could actually be competing in an exclusive sport, with a world-wide league.

One of Jess's messages on the railing at Preston Docks

Mum fly-posting messages of hope

A mum of two has turned fly poster to get the message out about mental health awareness.


Lancashire recommends... the best places for an ice cream

It is still hot enough to treat yourself to an ice cream.

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.

Urgent blood tests will still be analysed at seven individual hospitals across Lancashire.

Blood test results to be standardised across the county

Plans for a new pathology unit would see changes to the way tests are interpreted.
It's coming home

Virgin Trains gives ticket restrictions the boot to get fans home to watch England

Today Virgin Trains are removing ticket restrictions on all of its services to help England fans get home earlier for tonight’s semi-final match against Croatia.

Cyclists will no longer go down the route marked in red (Image: Ironman UK).

Ironman UK race cut short by 17 miles due to ongoing fire at Winter Hill

The annual Bolton Ironman race has been shortened by 17 miles due to the ongoing fire at Winter Hill.
Map showing the location of the Pickering's Farm site

Have your say on plans for ‘new village’ on greenfield site

Residents are being asked to design a brand new neighbourhood near Preston, which could eventually be home to up to 2,000 families.


Storm Chris threatens to end Lancashire’s heatwave and bring wind and rain to Britain

Storm Chris is set to hit the UK with gales, cooler temperatures and damper weather, threatening to end Britain’s heatwave.

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.

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