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Latest news and information for the Ribble Valley, which borders the eastern side of the city of Preston, Lancashire.

Lancashire County Council opens small grants to organisations in Preston and Lancashire

How people receive money from the government will change with the introduction of Universal Credit A scheme which will give small grants to community, voluntary and faith groups has launched this week. The initiative, the Local Member Grants Scheme, will see each county councillor being […]

2 weeks ago
Local Rotary Club to collect Christmas trees in Ribble Valley and North Preston

What's your plan for when the festive fun ends and you need to ditch the Christmas Tree? Pic: Serge A local Rotary Club has organised a tree collection service to raise funds for local charities over the festive period. Between 8 and 9 January, The Rotary Club of Longridge […]

4 weeks ago
Preston and Lancashire residents offered free bus journeys to boost vaccine drive

Cllr Charlie Edwards in front of a Stagecoach bus Bus travel to Covid-19 vaccination appointments is free under a new Lancashire County Council scheme. All Lancashire residents can travel to clinics for vaccines and boosters when using any service […]

1 month ago
Longridge man raises £650 for Rosemere to honour friend with bowel cancer

A Longridge man has raised £650 for Rosemere Cancer Centre by walking 3.5 miles each day for a month. After learning that a friend of over 50 years was about […]

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Weather warning for ice in Preston and South Ribble

Ice weather warning Pic The Met Office A yellow weather warning for ice is in place until 9am tomorrow (Tuesday 7 December) in Preston and South Ribble. The Met Office says ice is likely to develop in […]

2 months ago
Friendship bench added to Longridge school to help stop bullying

The Anti Bullying Bench donated by Barratt Homes to Barnacre Road Primary School A friendship bench has been donated to a Longridge school to encourage children to help one another and stop bullying. The friendship bench at Barnacre Road Primary School, donated by […]

2 months ago
Life expectancy in Preston, a historical perspective

A couple born in the 1770s Preston was once notorious for poor life expectancy. Before 2020, life expectancy for males in Preston was 77.5, while life expectancy in the Ribble Valley was 80.9 years. Figures for […]

2 months ago
Police say ‘enjoy yourselves but be vigilant’ after increase in spiking offences in Lancashire

Woman with a drink Pic: 453169 from Pixabay Police are reminding people to stay vigilant following an increase in spiking offences in Lancashire. In recent weeks police across the country have received reports of people being spiked, either […]

3 months ago
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