RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans, has praised the staging of the Royal Lancashire Show this weekend as a 'milestone in the return to normality'.

It was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The show takes place between Friday and Sunday on the Samlesbury Hall Estate on the banks of the River Ribble near Ribchester.

It features large amounts of livestock, a show jumping, a food hall, craft marquee, a display from the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, and a children’s section.

Mr Evans said: “The Royal Lancashire Agricultural Show is a historic event which I am thrilled is returning in 2021, and which I believe is a milestone in the return to normality after many months of restrictions. It’s fantastic that so many exhibitors will be able to show the public what the countryside has to offer.

"The range of events, exhibitions and demonstrations taking place means that there is something for everyone this weekend, and I would encourage people to book their tickets for what is sure to be a fun filled weekend.”