Home start as Longridge Town kick off a new era

Longridge Town have been handed a home start as they embark on a new era for the club.


WORLD CUP LIVE: England take on Croatia in semi-final

England face their biggest game in almost two decades tonight - and we'll have all the action right here.
England celebrate their win over Colombia

999 services warn fans to take it easy

Emergency services are urging England fans to enjoy Saturday’s quarter-final with Sweden “responsibly” and not go World Cup crazy.

Residents of Atkinson Close fly the flag for England

Flying the flag for England

Are you flying the flag for England in the World Cup?

Town manager Lee Ashcroft

First fixtures for Longridge Town

Longridge Town have found out their first competitive fixtures of the 2018/19 season.

Harry Kane won it for England with an injury-time header

WATCH: Best celebrations of England's World Cup win

England left it late last night to claim a dramatic 2-1 win against Tunisia in their opening World Cup group game.


Staff at Preston’s Sylhet Bangla are backing England’s World Cup squad with free food and beer

Staff at a curry restaurant are spicing up the World Cup . . . and flying the flag for England.

Stephen John Crawford, 25, who is of no fixed address

Police searching for man wanted on recall to prison

Police are appealing for information about a man who is wanted on recall to prison.

Bradley's Bar, Wesham

Lancashire recommends...The best sports bars in Lancashire

Lancashire's pubs will be full with lively fans watching the World Cup over the next few weeks.

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.
Paul with his two sons Max, seven, and Toby, 10 months.

County footballer Paul Jarvis 'overwhelmed' with messages of support in his fight against cancer

A former Chorley FC and AFC Fylde footballer has thanked Lancashire’s football fans following his recent diagnosis with cancer.

Heathcote returning ‘home’ to Deepdale

Celebrity chef Paul Heathcote is cooking up a surprise “homecoming” with Preston North End.

Longridge Town will be playing in the Hallmark Security League next season

Longridge Town look to a brighter future

Longridge Town can write a new chapter in the club’s history next season after being accepted into the Hallmark Security League.

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.
Peter Clark of the Bull & Royal, Church Street, Preston, has brought in a 17 foot screen for the World Cup. Photos Neil Cross.

Seventeen foot super screen ready for summer of football

A sky high 17-foot screen – costing £20,000 – has been set up at a city centre pub to cheer on England in this summer’s World Cup.

Garstang and Longridge Town have both been promoted to step six

Garstang and Longridge Town both move on up

Garstang and Longridge Town will be playing at a new level next season after both sides’ applications to join the Hallmark Security League were accepted.

Town boss Lee Ashcroft

Longridge Town await their fate

Longridge Town hope to find out this weekend if their application for a move into step six of the football pyramid has been successful.

Longridge Town's win against Blackpool Wren Rovers handed the West Lancashire League title to Garstang

Three points please Longridge Town boss

Longridge Town boss Lee Ashcroft was a happy man after his side ended their West Lancashire League season with three points.

Longridge Town manager Lee Ashcroft

Match report: Longridge Town 5 Blackpool Wren Rovers 4

Longridge Town ended their West Lancashire League Premier Division season with a 5-4 win against Blackpool Wren Rovers.

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