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Bridge re-opens - and right on cue

The covered bridge between Preston Bus Station and the Guild Hall complex has been re-opened, right on cue for the snooker Grand Prix.

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Stephanie Slater

Paralympic swimming champion Stephanie announces retirement

Preston golden girl Stephanie Slater has retired from competitive swimming.

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Mennie in action for the Sheffield Shield

Lancashire announce Australian Joe Mennie as 2018 overseas player

Lancashire have signed Australian bowler Joe Mennie as their overseas player for 2018.

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Kyle Helm has paid tribute to Longridge CC's players after being replaced as captain by Nick Wilkinson for the 2018 season

Former Longridge CC skipper wishes replacement well

Kyle Helm has wished Nick Wilkinson well after it was announced he will be Longridge CC’s new captain for the 2018 season.

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Mermaid swimming at Penwortham Leisure Centre  with  teacher Jenny Ruscoe and Coimhe

Invitation to swim like a mermaid

A Lancashire swimming school is making a splash with the latest aquatic sports craze.

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Squash

Have a go at .... squash

A ball sport played by two (singles) or four players (doubles) in a four-walled court with a small, hollow rubber ball.
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Sharon Jones at Samlesbury Hall

Wayward golfers in blitz on historic hall

Donald Campbell’s Bluebird was built there, but now drivers of a different kind are crashing into Samlesbury Hall.

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Longridge Golf Club's individual winners celebrate their success

Longridge golfers pick up their prizes

The success of both individual and team prize winners was celebrated recently during the annual presentation evening at Longridge Golf Club.

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Proud Josie with grandad Peter at his MBE presentation in 2013

Following in her hero’s tyremarks

Actor Josie Cerise has pledged to carry on the fight to protect her grandfather’s legacy . . . the Guild Wheel.

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Some of the Ribble Valley District Under-11 development squad with players from Longridge as well as Clitheroe, Read, Ribblesdale Wanderers, Ribble Valley Raiders, Salesbury and Whalley

Cricket’s prize performers to be honoured at Longridge CC

Ribble Valley’s deputy mayor and mayoress will see the area’s developing cricket talent when they attend Sunday’s Ribble Valley Cricket Development Group’s awards evening at Longridge CC.

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Jonathan Millward was named as Longridge CC's first XI player of the year for the 2017 season

Millward bowls over the rest to win Longridge CC award

Longridge CC already know one of their opponents for the 2018 season.

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Competing in the cyclocross event at Chipping.

Cyclocross in Chipping has been hailed a ‘tremendous success’

Despite the poor weather, cyclocross - Britain’s fastest growing cycle sport - arrived in Chipping for the first time and has been hailed a tremendous success.

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Go-karting centre gets green light

An indoor go-kart track has been given the green light by councillors.

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Player of the year Matt Cooper with chairman of selectors Anne Pye

Smashing season for tennis players

Ribchester Tennis Club have celebrated an excellent year with their annual prize giving.

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Henry Blofeld

The voice of Test Match Special is coming to Preston

Veteran cricket commentator Henry Blofeld is coming to Preston.

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Longridge skipper Kyle Helm was satisfied at how their season panned out

Longridge skipper focuses on 2017’s plus points

Longridge skipper Kyle Helm believes this season has shown their players they are good enough to compete at the top end of the Moore and Smalley Palace Shield Premier Division.

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Chinese Lions add a dash of colour to the launch of Preston's new dragon boat

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.

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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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