When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September.

Lt Maurice Dease VC

Lancashire schoolboy who became the first great hero of the war

Historian Paul Garlington recalls the amazing bravery of the Lancashire student who was awarded the first Victoria Cross of the First World War.
Former pub landlord Peter Scaife, who has died at the age of 76, with his wife Maureen.

Over 500 pay their last respects to former Burnley pub landlord Peter

One of Burnley's best known and loved former pub landlords has died at the age of 76.
Holiday club

School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
Julie Cowgill looks stunning after shedding five stone.

Inspirational Burnley duo are sparkling success after shedding five stone each

Two super slimmers from Burnley have been awarded the title of Diamond Member of the Year for setting a sparkling example of long-term weight loss.
Happy Mount Park

Lancashire recommends... the best children's play parks in Lancashire

Wondering where to take your children over the summer holidays?

New BBC TV show shines the spotlight on the Lake District, one of the jewels of the north west

A new TV series aims to introduce one of the north west's most popular beauty spots to a new generation.

Doreen's friend, Danny, with the offending trumpet.

Adventures in Naples: Claret remembers Burnley's last Euro campaign in '67

When Burnley walk out at Pittodrie, it will have been 18,727 days since they last graced continental competition. From Northern France to Southern Germany, the Clarets have travelled far and wide, but for one fan, one trip stands out...

The Ribble Valley Fundraising Group for Marie Curie completed the famous Morecambe Bay Crossing.

Walkers' £4k funding boost for Marie Curie

More than £4,000 was raised when the Ribble Valley Fundraising Group for Marie Curie completed the famous Morecambe Bay Crossing with the Queen’s Guide, Cedric Robinson.

The Emporium's new manager Thomas Leonard.

New manager for The Emporium

Popular local cafe, bar and brasserie, The Emporium in Clitheroe, has a new manager.

Langho in Bloom volunteers and the Cubs.

Ribble Valley volunteers and Cubs create WWI memorials

With this year marking the centenary of the end of the First World War, Langho in Bloom and Cubs from St Leonard’s Langho Scout Group have created two memorials.


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

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

The amazing re-appearance of this Italian garden at Gawthorpe Hall, Padiham, has prompted calls for it to be restored to its former glory.

Calls for "lost garden" to be restored at Padiham's "Downton of the North" historic hall

The appearance of a "lost" historic garden at Padiham's Gawthorpe Hall has prompted calls for it to be restored to its former glory.
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.

Some of the 80 boxes which were fly tipped.

Residents’ fury over ‘fly tipping of the worst sort’

“Fly tipping of the worst sort” is how one Ribble Valley resident described the actions of those who dumped 80 boxes worth of veal feet in a local watercourse to decay and fester in the hot weather.

Great Mitton Hall owner Jean Kay (centre) with friends and helpers at the open garden event.

Open gardens at stunning Ribble Valley home was a blooming great success

The owners of one of the Ribble Valley’s most stunning homes opened their gardens to the public.
Fun outdoors.

Youngsters enjoy fun packed day out

Children from a Ribble Valley primary school enjoyed a wide range of outdoor activities during a trip to Hothersall Lodge.


Rose flies the flag for England with dragon cake creation

Clitheroe fair damsel, cake artist Rose Dummer, has been flying the flag for England with a realistic roaring dragon in cake.

Ice cream

VOTE: Where is the best place for an ice cream in Lancashire?

The sun is blazing - the perfect time for an ice cream.

President Frank (right) presenting new president Sandy Morrison with the president's chain of office aboard a Blood Bike.

Thousands donated to good causes by Clitheroe Rotary

Local charities received £10k from the outgoing president of Clitheroe Rotary Club during a recent presentation evening.

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