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Homeowners voice concerns over heavy traffic following fresh plans at Clayton-le-Woods site

An increase in traffic is the main worry for Clayton-le-Woods residents as the historic Pines hotel looks set to be redeveloped.

Environment
Preston's detachment of Royal Marines cadets

Cadets gunning to be best of British

Royal Marines cadets from Preston are gunning for a national trophy they last won in the mid-eighties.

News
It was only when the family returned to Sunderland that she realised her daughter Mia's beloved teddy 'Monk Monk' was missing.

Mum makes emotional appeal for return of daughter's teddy

A mum has made an emotional appeal to the people of Blackpool after her daughter lost her treasured teddy.
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Oprah thinks she might have a chance

Oprah for President?

Oprah Winfrey has said President Donald Trump's victory made her rethink whether she could be elected to the White House.

Offbeat
Entries open for Chorley Flower Show

Entries open for Chorley Flower Show

Gardening enthusiasts will be able to submit their entries for the award-winning Chorley Flower Show as the amateur section is now open for applications.

News
One of the dog poo bag dispensers in Croston village

Creative problem solver creates dog poo bag dispenser in Croston

A village which is a contender for Britain in Bloom has come up with a creative idea to enourage walkers to pick up their dog mess.

News
Scott Fitzgerald  will fight at the Guild Hall later this month

Fitzy all set to fulfil childhood ambition

Scott Fitzgerald will realise a childhood dream when he boxes at the iconic Guild Hall in his home city of Preston later this month.

Boxing 2
Alan Ball Snr and his Preston North End squad

Kit man making a Gentry return

Preston’s Gentry are getting ready to turn out in force at Fulham on Saturday and one of them will be sat in the away dug out.

Preston North End 3
Most pupils get place at secondary of their choice

Most pupils get place at secondary of their choice

Lancashire is bucking the national trend, with most pupils getting into a secondary school of their choice.

Education
Big Lonesome by Joseph Scapellato

Book review: Big Lonesome by Joseph Scapellato

In his bold debut story collection, Joseph Scapellato takes aim at the American frontier’s familiar gun-toting, galloping figures and proceeds to blast 25 blistering holes clean through them.

Books
Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

Book review: Ragdoll by Daniel Cole

When a body is discovered with the dismembered parts of six victims stitched together, the police really do have their work cut out.

Books
Firefighters tackle a blaze at Sandos takeaway on Curch Street, Preston

Popular takeaway finds a new home after old building destroyed in fire

A popular takeaway destroyed when a huge blaze ripped through the building has found a new home.

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Sex education is to be made compulsory

Sex education to be made compulsory in all secondary schools

Children are to learn about healthy relationships from age four, with sex education compulsory in all secondary schools, it has been confirmed.

Education
This year marks World Book Day's 20th anniversary

World Book Day tomorrow

It's World Book Day tomorrow and children across the county will be celebrating by dressing up as their favourite characters.

Preston
Shakin Stevens

Shaky’s shaking up his family roots on album

Pop star Shakin’ Stevens has a reputation of being a rock and roll throwback - but that isn’t really the case, writes Martin Hutchinson.

Music
What are you giving up for Lent?

1 in 4 Brits set to take a break from social media for Lent

Social Brits are going cold turkey and turning their backs on tweets, posts and likes for Lent, according to new research.

Offbeat
Menopause the Musical

Extra show added for Menopause the Musical

Due to incredible demand, an extra matinee performance of Menopause the Musical has been scheduled at the Grand Theatre.

Theatre
Prestons 53 Degrees

Two exciting new bands for the price of one...

Two of the biggest up-and-coming bands in the country are joining forces for a show at Preston’s 53 Degrees, next Tuesday.

Music
Sit back and enjoy World Book Day

30 Brilliant Books Anyone Can Read In A Day

It's the 20th annual World Book Day on Thursday (March 2) - and what better way to celebrate than curling up with a good book?
Offbeat

Swiss mountain air selling for £200

A barmy Brit is selling fresh mountain air from Switzerland ... for a breathtaking £200 a bottle.
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