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bank scheme that has raised more than £30,000 for Multiple Sclerosis over 28 years is set to close after funding was withdrawn by Lancashire County Council.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

Inquiry into scheme to ‘merge Longridge and Preston’

5:00pm Monday 13th January 2014

A PUBLIC inquiry into a plan which could ‘merge Longridge and Preston’ is set to start.

Public inquiry to look at 200 homes plan for Longridge

10:00pm Saturday 11th January 2014

A PUBLIC inquiry into a plan which could ‘merge Longridge and Preston’ is set to start.

Car crash on M6 cases morning delays near Salmesbury

11:43am Thursday 9th January 2014

A CAR crash on the M6, just past the Salmesbury motorway junction, caused tailbacks to junction 29 this morning.

Major revamp means unseen items will be displayed at Kendal Museum

Preston and Leyland Citizen: On the move: Museum curator Carol Davies and volunteer Tony Riley with the painting 'The Bell Mare'

8:50pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

A MAJOR refurbishment is under way at Kendal Museum to restore a gallery that has not been on display since the 1970s.

Praise for Lancashire's special constables

10:00am Sunday 5th January 2014

HUNDREDS of unpaid special constables have been praised by their boss for delivering 125,000 hours of service over the last year - equivalent to more than £2.5 million pounds of policing.

Ribble Valley school criticised as inspectors return

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Ofsted inspectors visited the school 12 months later and upgraded the rating to requires improvement.

3:12pm Monday 30th December 2013

A RIBBLE Valley high school has been criticised by Ofsted after not improving enough when told it required improvement following its last inspection.

BAE to recruit record number of apprentices

Preston and Leyland Citizen: GVs of BAE plant in Brough, Hull. Local MPs Alan Johnson and David Davis speak to the media. Plus interview with worker Leigh Johnson.

11:50pm Sunday 29th December 2013

British defence giant BAE Systems is to recruit a record 568 apprentices in 2014 to build the next generation of nuclear submarines.

Workers recognised at Samlesbury aerospace firm BAE Systems

2:00pm Thursday 26th December 2013

LANCASTRIAN workers at Samlesbury aerospace giant BAE have had their projects recognised as one of the best.

BAE hits back at Saudi Arabia talks rumours

8:00pm Saturday 21st December 2013

AEROSPACE giant BAE has hit back at reports that talks with Saudi Arabia over the supply of its fighter jets have stalled.

Longridge church to open as weekly foodbank

2:54pm Thursday 19th December 2013

ST LAWRENCE and St Paul’s church in Longridge will become a ‘satellite’ foodbank to the Trussell Trust run Clitheroe Foodbank in Trinity Church.

Lancashire's 20mph speed limit decision at ‘Time for 20’ conference

10:00am Saturday 14th December 2013

LANCASHIRE’s pioneering decision to bring in 20mph speed limits in all residential areas will be highlighted at a major road safety conference in London next year.

Key changes take East Lancs-built jet into combat future

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Sleek power is the hallmark of the new Tyhoon Tranche 3

1:33pm Tuesday 10th December 2013

A NEW ‘future proof’ combat aircraft has taken to the skies after being manufactured in East Lancashire.

Live LIVE BLOG: World Cup 2014 draw

Preston and Leyland Citizen: England debut was "unbelievable" says former Burnley FC striker Rodriguez

3:51pm Friday 6th December 2013

Find out who England will face at next year's World Cup Finals in Brazil...

Draw a pet contest in Longridge

1:23pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

THE RSPCA shop in Longridge has organised a ‘Draw Your Pet’ competition.

Decision delayed over Samlesbury access road

8:00pm Friday 29th November 2013

CAMPAIGNERS are claiming victory after planners agreed to delay a decision over an access road for the Enterprise Zone at BAE Systems.

Longridge school builds allotment garden

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Barnacre Road Primary School pupils Sigourney Williams and Archie Smith, both 10, do a spot of digging on the allotment garden

7:30pm Friday 29th November 2013

AN allotment garden is being built at a Ribble Valley primary school after it was awarded £12,000 in grants.

LANCASHIRE DAY: Residents celebrate the day with pride

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Red, the Shetland pony and Happa mascot dons his flat cap at Shore Hey Farm, Briercliffe, to celebrate Lancashire Day

10:22am Wednesday 27th November 2013

IT's party time today as Lancashire residents paint the county red.

Lancashire celebrity chef Paul Heathcote slams trading ban legal action

Preston and Leyland Citizen: PAUL HEATHCOTE

6:00pm Tuesday 26th November 2013

LANCASHIRE TV celebrity chef Paul Heathcote has criticised the taxman’s decision to take him to court for ignoring a trading ban.

Longridge pupils given certificates

7:00pm Monday 25th November 2013

The managing director of a Longridge company helped present certificates and prizes to pupils at Longridge High School.

Christmas song raising cash for disabled children's minibus in Longridge

5:00pm Monday 25th November 2013

A Christmas song is raising money towards a new minibus for a school for autistic children in Longridge.

Longridge RSPCA ‘Draw Your Pet’ competition open

3:25pm Friday 22nd November 2013

THE RSPCA shop in Longridge has organised a ‘Draw Your Pet’ competition.

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner's role is the right way forward

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Police and crime commissioner Clive Grunshaw

7:30pm Thursday 21st November 2013

LANCASHIRE’S ‘anonymous’ Police and Crime Commission Clive Grunshaw hopes his work will double the turn-out when post comes up for election for the second time in May 2016.

'Tragedy' of Ribble Valley lorry driver who died after M6 crash

Preston and Leyland Citizen: The scene of the accident

9:00pm Tuesday 19th November 2013

A LORRY driver from the Ribble Valley died when he was involved in an eight vehicle collision on the M6, an inquest heard.

East Lancashire-based defence giant BAE denies jet deal is signed

Preston and Leyland Citizen: Reader John McQuillan caught this Typhoon Fighter Jet on camera.

10:07am Tuesday 19th November 2013

AN East Lancashire-based defence giant has denied that it has already signed a deal with the United Arab Emirates for 60 Typhoon fighter jets.

Santa Claus is coming to Longridge

Preston and Leyland Citizen: XMAS FAIR: Santa Claus to attend fair

12:16pm Monday 18th November 2013

FATHER Christmas will be at St Paul’s Church in Longridge on Saturday, November 30.

Electricity North West says it’s ready for winter

11:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

BOSSES at Electricity North West have said the company is ‘fully prepared’ for severe weather this winter.

Longridge a ‘des res’, says survey

11:25am Tuesday 12th November 2013

LONGRIDGE is one of the best towns in which to bring up a family, according to a new survey.

Lancashire firefighters to strike again

5:05pm Monday 11th November 2013

FIREFIGHTERS will strike again for four hours on Wednesday as part of an ongoing dispute over pensions.

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