Ribble Valley News

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

Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service recruiting on-call firefighters

Firefighters on site at Red Scar Pic: Bamber Bridge/Chorley fire stations There's a chance to become an on-call firefighter with the service - but you'll need to pass physical and practical tests as well as a medical.

1 month ago
Longridge Conservative councillor defects to Labour and slams national party policy

Derek Brocklehurst, left, and Labour group leader Lee Jameson A Ribble Valley Conservative councillor has defected to the borough’s Labour group, boosting the number of opposition councillors which rose significantly after this year’s local elections. Derek Brocklehurst, an Alston […]

1 month ago
Process where Longridge property leased to pet shop set out

Longridge Over-60s Club The alleged ‘loss’ to the community of a council-owned building in Longridge, described as a community activity base for over 25 years but now let to a shop, has been […]

1 month ago
ULEZ for Preston and Lancashire ruled out by Lancashire County Council

One of the clean air zone signs that's been put up within the Lancashire border - this one is at Bolton Road, Chorley Pic: David Nowell/BBC LDRS The cabinet member for economic development and growth said there are no plans to copy what's been introduced in Greater Manchester for a clean air zone on the county's roads.

1 month ago
Advertisement Advertisement Pumpkin picking near Preston: Where to pick your own pumpkin

Mrs Dowson's farm park has a pumpkin patch Pic: Mrs Dowson's Halloween will soon be here and we asked Blog Preston readers where their favourite places are near the city to go pumpkin picking. In amongst the sarcastic responses about buying […]

2 months ago
Firefighters spend three hours rescuing cows from slurry pit

Crews from Preston and Penwortham attended the rescue in Parsonage Lane Pic: Google Crews from Preston and Penwortham were sent to Chipping after three cows became stranded in a slurry pit.

2 months ago
Preston flood warnings withdrawn as mini heatwave arrives

The River Ribble in flood at the Tickled Trout on Friday Pic: Angie Worrall Friday saw flood alerts and warnings issued for the River Ribble across Preston but the river levels have dropped considerably as the Environment Agency withdraw the warnings.

2 months ago
Preston flood warnings remain in force as city endures deluge of rain and flooded roads

The River Ribble bursting its banks at the Tickled Trout at Samlesbury Pic: Ben Pettit The River Ribble burst its banks at Ribchester, Samlesbury and Walton-le-Dale as nearly 50mm of rain recorded in the last 24-hours. Lancashire County Council has numerous road closures in place due to roads becoming impassable. But a heatwave is still on the way from Saturday!

2 months ago
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