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Ribble Valley Locations

Key places covered in the Ribble Valley, the borough borders the city of Preston, Lancashire on its eastern side and includes the town of Longridge.

St Cecilia’s High School to expand school places

In Longridge plans to increase the admission numbers at St Cecilia’s Roman Catholic High School by 23 places per year from 2023/2024 have been agreed by the Diocese of Salford […]

9 months ago
New Whittingham primary school proposed

A new primary school is to be set up on the former Whittingham Hospital site to meet a predicted shortfall of places in the Goosnargh, Grimsargh and Longridge areas. Lancashire […]

9 months ago
Royal Preston Hospital featured in Channel 5 documentary

Channel 5 documentary series Cause of Death, featuring several departments across Royal Preston Hospital, has been long-listed in the National Television Awards for Best Factual. The Candour Productions series, which […]

9 months ago
Goosnargh and Whittingham Whitsuntide Festival road closures and procession times

The main road through Goosnargh and Whittingham will be closed this weekend as the annual Whitsuntide Festival returns. And the full programme for what’s on during the day has also […]

9 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Seven homes planned near grade-II listed Ashes Farm in Longridge

View from the Lane showing southern site boundary to the left Pic: Planning documents Plans to build seven new homes on land near the Ashes Farm west of Longridge, have been submitted to Preston City Council. The site lies within the countryside and comprises […]

10 months ago
Award-winning Longridge restaurant confirms new head chef

An award-winning restaurant in Lancashire has announced the appointment of a new head chef. Brett Thornton is now head chef at Fell Bistro in Longridge having served in the kitchen […]

10 months ago
263 restaurant snaps up new head chef from Fell Bistro

Head chef Sean Wrest Preston’s first ever restaurant to be awarded three AA Rosettes has confirmed its new head chef. Sean Wrest, who was previously head chef at Fell Bistro and now serves as […]

10 months ago
Waterworks and a high death rate, Victorian Preston

Postcard showing one of the ornate reservoir dams, near Longridge Pic: Preston Digital Archive The provision of water was a major concern for Victorian towns. Thankfully, the upland areas around Preston were ideal as a catchment area. 1815 had seen the formation of an […]

10 months ago
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