Ribble Valley News

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

Heavy rain warning issued as River Ribble bursts banks at Ribchester

Police have closed Blackburn Road at Ribchester Pic: Ribble Valley Police A weather warning has been issued for further heavy rainfall in and around Preston. The Met Office has issued the yellow weather warning which focuses on intense rainfall expected between […]

2 months ago
River Ribble flood warnings issued covering Ribchester, Samlesbury and Walton-le-Dale

River Ribble running high at Penwortham Pic: Rob Randell The flood warning - the second-highest alert level - covers three sections of the River Ribble close to and at Preston as the Environment Agency monitor river levels very closely and expect flooding.

2 months ago
More than 90 new homes for Longridge but developer must fund school places

Plan for 91 homes at Alston Grange, west of Preston Road at Longridge. Plans for over 90 new homes on land at Longridge have been approved by Ribble Valley Council, pending an agreement for the developer to provide funding towards extra school spaces […]

2 months ago
Police hunt on the run child rapist Stephen Pennington

Stephen Pennington Pic: Lancashire Police Pennington, 35, was jailed in 2009 for the rape of a child and police say he presents a real risk to children and women.

2 months ago
Advertisement Advertisement Alston Grange plans for further new homes between Grimsargh and Longridge

The Alston Grange development off Preston Road, Longridge Pic: Blog Preston Plans for more than 90 homes near Longridge in the Ribble Valley will be looked at by borough councillors this week, linked to changes to a previous blueprint. Applicant Adam […]

2 months ago
Storm Agnes sees Preston and Lancashire set for wild Wednesday night

Storm clouds over Ashton-on-Ribble Pic: Tony Worrall Storm Agnes is expected to sweep in and batter Preston and Lancashire over the next 36-hours. A yellow weather warning is in force from 12noon on Wednesday (27 September) through […]

2 months ago
Preston filmmaker searching for sponsors to finance low-budget drama set in Ribble Valley

Martin Law Preston-based production company Factory Noir is looking for sponsors to help finance a low-budget feature film. Reputation is an upcoming psychological crime drama set in the fictional northern town of […]

2 months ago
Preston secondary school open days for 2023

Penwortham Girl's High School asked some of their pupils to pose to promote their open day Pic: PGHS School admissions have opened for secondary school places in Preston and Lancashire. The deadline for applications is 31 October and applications are via the Lancashire County Council website. Here’s the […]

2 months ago
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