Mandatory CCTV could be on the way for taxi cabs

Taxi drivers in South Ribble may be forced to have CCTV in their vehicles in future.

County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

The bridge linking the bus station and Guild Hall

Bridge re-opens - and right on cue

The covered bridge between Preston Bus Station and the Guild Hall complex has been re-opened, right on cue for the snooker Grand Prix.

Conservative Jim Marsh, who is also a South Ribble Borough Councillor, is facing backlash over the comment

Councillor investigated over remark on teenage girl's Facebook page

A councillor is being investigated over claims of a 'creepy' comment posted on a teenage girl's Facebook page.
Brown bin for garden waste

Garden bins take-up is just one in four

Less than one in four households in South Ribble could have their garden waste collected when the council brings in a £30 charge in April, it has been revealed.

Some of the local buildings suggested for the heritage list include the Leyland Commercial Vehical Museum. Pictured is Lennon Park, five, at the  museum

Nominate your top heritage buildings in Leyland and Farington

Folk are being asked their opinions on their town’s architecturally, archaeologically, or historically-significant buildings.

Councillor Susie Charles

Voters aged 11 go to the polls to elect MPs

Children as young as 11 are being urged to cast their vote next month to elect Lancashire’s five members of the UK Youth Parliament.

Cabinet member Coun Keith Iddon watches a pothole being repaired in Chipping recently.

Axed pothole policy ‘put lives in danger’

A new repair policy to tackle Lancashire’s escalating pothole crisis has been withdrawn by the county council amid claims it could endanger lives.

Photo Neil Cross'Councillors and residents complaining about a string of accidents over the last few months on Stanifield Lane, Farington

Anger at no cash for borough’s ‘worst road’

An immediate plan of action has been called for on Leyland’s ‘worst’ road, where it is feared someone may be seriously injured or killed.

County Coun John Fillis, deputy leader of the Labour group

County councillors clash over leaked pay for top executive

A County Hall row over leaked information on top salaries has escalated after leaders of the two biggest political parties lodged complaints about each other.

Elected MPs need to stand up for a free press and local democracy

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press. It is very much to be welcomed.

The £500m new trains heading to the North West

Bosses at train operator Northern are on a mission.

Photo Neil Cross Jeff McGinty on the empty grit bin.

‘Our new grit bin is no use if it’s empty’

The Winter Olympics have just got underway in South Korea, but they’ve been going on for weeks in South Ribble.

Lancashire County Council has increased its council tax precept by 5.99 per cent

FEEL THE SQUEEZE: Council tax hike as services cut

Lancashire’s council tax payers will have to dig deep to pay their bills this year after the county council approved a tax increase double the inflation rate.

County Coun John Fillis

Eleventh hour bid to keep county's community transport services on the road

An eleventh hour bid will be made tomorrow to save Lancashire’s community transport services from cutbacks.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Consultation on Council's new halal meat policy after school meals boycott threatened

A one month consultation has been launched on Lancashire County Council’s controversial plans to change its halal meat policy.

South Ribble celebrates 100 years of the vote

Suffragist soiree and tea party in Leyland celebrates the centenary of votes for women

The women of South Ribble came out in force to celebrate 100 years since women won the right to vote.

Ministers are considering a crackdown on single-use plastic bottles.

Plastic purge at the council under new green proposals

A move to rid the council of single use plastic by the end of this year has been launched.

Photo Neil Cross'Funeral of former South Ribble Mayor George Woods at St Saviour C Of E Church, Bamber Bridge

Mourners say a final farewell to former mayor

Mourners packed a church yesterday morning to say a final farewell to a former South Ribble mayor.

Councillor Susie Charles

Festive advice service for youths now available all year round

A service offering young people advice over the Christmas period has been made permanent.

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