Controversial Longridge housing plan refused

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Coun Terry Hill

9:30pm Thursday 16th October 2014

A controversial plan for up to 220 houses in Longridge has been refused by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Former Stonyhurst pupil hikes across Europe on charity mission

Preston and Leyland Citizen:

2:10pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

A LONGRIDGE man has raised vital money for a third-world village after hitch-hiking 1,500 miles across Europe.

Longridge head teacher steps down

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Paul Trickett

5:00pm Sunday 21st September 2014

THE headteacher at a Ribble Valley secondary school has stepped down following a period of ill-health.

Eyewitnesses tell how tiger 'pounced' on 24-year-old zoo keeper - inquest hears

Preston and Leyland Citizen:

5:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

AN eyewitness has told how a Sumatran tiger 'pounced' on a zoo keeper, an inquest heard today.

Housing plan for Longridge Legion site

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Image for DNA Builders

9:00pm Saturday 13th September 2014

A ROYAL British Legion club could be partially demolished to make way for housing.

Lancashire amnesty nets 145 knives

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The knife used in the attack

6:00am Sunday 7th September 2014

SWORDS, machetes and commando knives are among the weapons handed in after Lancashire Constabulary launched its knife amnesty.

Good news on industry wages for Lancashire

Preston and Leyland Citizen:

4:40pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

NEWS that manufacturing wages are rising faster than those elsewhere in the economy has been welcomed as good for East Lancashire and its young apprentices.

'Speculation' over 450 job losses at BAE Systems

Preston and Leyland Citizen:

9:39am Monday 1st September 2014

BAE Systems has moved to reassure employees after claims that up to 450 management jobs could be axed.

Kendal parked car tyres slashed

Preston and Leyland Citizen: APPEAL: Police seek information about assault

2:55pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

TYRES were slashed on a Kendal car on Monday (August 25).

Senior executive to leave Blackburn with Darwen Council

11:00pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

SENIOR Blackburn with Darwen council executive Andrew Lightfoot is leaving next month, sparking a streamlining of high-paid town hall bosses.

BAE graduate new face of TV campaign

Preston and Leyland Citizen:

9:59am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SAMLESBURY BAE Systems apprentice turned first-class graduate Michelle Hook is one of the faces of a major TV campaign to get young people to ‘earn as they learn’.

Coroner slams Portuguese authorities over handling of Longridge man's death

4:22pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A CORONER has criticised the Portuguese authorities over the handling of the death of a Longridge man.

Petition over Longridge housing developments

Preston and Leyland Citizen: MP Nigel Evans

4:03pm Thursday 24th July 2014

A PETITION calling for the reduction of large-scale housing developments in Longridge has been presented to Ribble Valley Borough Council.

East Lancashire built fighter jet to make its UK debut

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The F-35 Lightning II will make its debut at Farnborough in July

1:00pm Sunday 13th July 2014

A FIGHTER plane partly made in East Lancashire, touted as the future of the RAF, is set to make its UK debut this week.

BAE 'flight cockpit' helps to design aircraft carrier

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The Red Arrows fly over as Queen Elizabeth II officially names Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth during a visit to Rosyth dockyard in Scotland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday July 4, 2014. See PA story DEFENCE Carrie

10:02am Sunday 6th July 2014

ALL eyes may were on the Rosyth dockyard near Scotland yesterday as the Queen officially named the Royal Navy’s new aircraft carrier.

Affordable homes to be released for sale soon in Longridge

Preston and Leyland Citizen:

3:54pm Thursday 3rd July 2014

EIGHTEEN affordable homes will soon be on the market at a new development in Longridge.

£500k for East Lancs councils from recycling

12:00pm Saturday 21st June 2014

EAST Lancashire councils received almost £500,000 by selling materials it had collected for recycling last year, it can be revealed.

Red Arrows hail Lancashire engineering

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Red Arrows hail Lancashire engineering

11:13am Saturday 21st June 2014

THE world-famous RAF Red Arrows aerobatics team has hailed the East Lancashire-built aircraft which they have used to wow the crowds for more than three decades.

East Lancs defence firm BAE bids for solar panels

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Picture for illustrative purposes only

11:20am Wednesday 18th June 2014

AN East Lancashire-based defence giant has announced plans to install 10,000 solar panels at its site in Samlesbury.

Samlesbury businessman charged with manslaughter over Windermere boats death

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Lauren Thornton and Kelly Webster

10:00am Thursday 12th June 2014

A SAMLESBURY businessman has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence after a mother and her daughter died during a boating holiday at Windermere.

Brockholes held up as shining example to visitors from 14 countries

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Brockholes Nature Reserve, Samlesbury had its first otter sighting in its history last month

3:00pm Tuesday 10th June 2014

AN EAST Lancashire nature reserve is being used as an example for organisations from every corner of the globe.

Second viewing for homes scheme in Longridge

Preston and Leyland Citizen: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

2:03pm Wednesday 4th June 2014

AROUND 50 Longridge residents attended a second follow-up public exhibition for a 220-house development in Dilworth Lane last week.

Missing Longridge woman found safe and well

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Appeal for help to find missing Longridge woman

8:57pm Saturday 31st May 2014

Police are appealing to the public for information about a 38 year old woman missing from her home in Longridge.

£24,000 revamp for John Smith’s Playing Field in Longridge

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Harvey Clegg, 10, and Kira Fazackerley, nine, front, with pupils and Ribble Valley mayor and mayoress, Coun Michael and Janette Ranson on the galleon

1:24pm Tuesday 20th May 2014

AN award-winning Ribble Valley park has been ‘transformed’ after new play equipment was installed.

Another child admitted to hospital after E-coli outbreak at East Lancs farm store

Preston and Leyland Citizen: SCARY STATISTICS: From 2005 to 2009, there was a 30 per cent increase in the number of blood poisoning cases in the UK caused by the E.coli bacteria – and the proportion of those cases where the infection was resistant to antibiotics also increased mark

8:00pm Saturday 3rd May 2014

ANOTHER child has been admitted to hospital following an E.coli outbreak in East Lancashire.

Delays on M65 after earlier accident

6:40pm Monday 28th April 2014

THERE are traffic delays on the M6 northbound between Junction 31 at Samlesbury and Junction 31a after an earlier accident.

Ribble Valley town 'under siege' from housing plans

5:30pm Saturday 26th April 2014

LONGRIDGE is ‘under siege’ from large housing developments with the ‘focus moving from Clitheroe, Barrow and Whalley’, according to a leading borough councillor.

Ribble Valley charity store is top of the shops for Gift Aid

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Employers ‘blacklisting’ YMCA job hunters

2:54pm Thursday 24th April 2014

A RIBBLE Valley charity shop has been named as the top Gift Aid store in the country.

Samlesbury father and son in London to Paris bike ride

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Michael Crompton

4:40pm Thursday 10th April 2014

A FATHER and son team are to ride from London to Paris to raise money for good causes.

Legion in plans to reduce its clubhouse in Longridge

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Royal British Legion logo

2:44pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

THE Royal British Legion in Longridge has submitted plans to reduce the size of its existing clubhouse.

Historic Ribble Valley band fighting to stay alive

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The band in its heyday

12:53pm Tuesday 1st April 2014

A 169-year-old Ribble Valley band is appealing for help to keep it alive.

Trio bailed over Longridge sledgehammer raid

4:00pm Sunday 16th February 2014

THREE men have been bailed by police following an armed raid in which a mum and her two young sons were threatened with a sledgehammer in Longridge.

Children threatened with sledgehammer and tied up by armed masked men in Ribble Valley raid

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Children threatened with sledgehammer and tied up by armed masked men in Ribble Valley raid

9:30am Thursday 13th February 2014

A WOMAN and her two young children were tied up by armed masked men who burst into their home.

Petition plea from ‘siege’ Longridge villagers

Preston and Leyland Citizen: House prices on rise again

4:10pm Thursday 13th February 2014

LONGRIDGE residents have been called on to sign a petition to ‘protect the town which is under siege’ from developers.

Letters complain about plan for four new flats in Longridge

Preston and Leyland Citizen: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

4:06pm Tuesday 11th February 2014

A PLAN to build four one-bedroom flats in Longridge is set to be decided by Ribble Valley Borough Council.

Missing Longridge woman found dead in quarry pit

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Police hunt man suspected of raping woman in her 20s

2:30pm Monday 10th February 2014

A 34-YEAR-OLD woman has been found dead in water at a quarry.

Woman found dead in Longridge

9:09am Sunday 9th February 2014

A 34-YEAR-OLD woman has been found dead near her home.

Longridge charity scheme to end

5:05pm Saturday 8th February 2014

A CHARITY bottle bank scheme that has raised more than £30,000 for Multiple Sclerosis over 28 years is set to close after funding was withdrawn by Lancashire County Council.

Appeal go-ahead on plans for 200 homes in Longridge

Preston and Leyland Citizen: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

3:01pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

UP to 200 homes can be built in Longridge after an appeal was allowed by inspectors.

Yealand pupils get writing tips from TV screenwriter

3:00pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

SCREEN writer Dominic Mitchell returned to Yealand to share expert writing tips with pupils at the village primary.

Decision time for car park homes in Longridge

Preston and Leyland Citizen: WHAT GOES UP: Developers have been told not to neglect building roads and pavements.

12:47pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

A CONSULTATION period into plans to build four houses on a Longridge pub car park ends next week.

200 homes plan for Longridge

11:52am Sunday 2nd February 2014

UP to 200 homes can be built in Longridge after an appeal was allowed by inspectors.

Grant funds big revamp at Longridge club

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Number of people in debt on the rise in St Albans

1:40pm Friday 31st January 2014

A POPULAR youth centre is expected to reopen in April after major refurbishment.

Rare deer spotted in Samlesbury

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Muntjac deer are not native to the UK

1:33pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

A RARE deer has been spotted in woodland near Samlesbury causing a mixture of delight and concern.

Lancashire Wildlife Trust concerns over cuts

1:00pm Saturday 25th January 2014

WILDLIFE campaigners fear that government cuts will inevitably damage the service they can offer to East Lancashire’s beauty spots.

Exclusive: Stonyhurst head teacher's relief as Caribbean runaways are found safe

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Head teacher Andrew Johnson

10:09am Thursday 23rd January 2014

STONYHURST headmaster Andrew Johnson is remarkably relaxed and in good spirits considering the week he’s just had.

Stonyhurst College students found by Caribbean police

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Edward

10:16am Monday 20th January 2014

THE two Stonyhurst College students who fled to the Caribbean last Monday has been found safe and well.

MP David Morris supports Frontierland redevelopment at Morecambe

Preston and Leyland Citizen: David Morris with Neil Creeney, of Opus Land (North), the developers proposing to redevelop Frontierland

8:52am Monday 20th January 2014

David Morris MP is backing plans to redevelop the former Frontierland site in Morecambe.

BAE Systems offering 568 apprenticeships

3:50pm Thursday 16th January 2014

BAE Systems is offering 568 apprenticeships in 2014, the highest intake since the company was formed 14 years ago – and 181 more places than it offered in 2013. Many are available in Lancashire.

Longridge 'needs one authority'

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Coun Ken Hind

11:57am Tuesday 14th January 2014

LONGRIDGE ‘should be under the control of one local authority’ according to one of the town’s councillors.

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