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'Serious' crash sees Fleetwood Road close as air ambulance is called

A "serious" crash between a car and bike has seen a main road closed in Wyre.
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Fairhaven - venue for Open qualifying

Birkdale is still the goal for Lancashire golf hopefuls

Three Lancashire golfers have made another step towards making it to the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale in July

Golf
Molly ties a yellow ribbon in memory of her Nana Kathy Crook.

Tying a yellow ribbon for love

It is a universal message of hope - a symbol for raising awareness of all forms of cancer.

News
The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, at Rosyth Dockyard in Dunfermline

Royal Navy's largest ship HMS Queen Elizabeth sets sail for the first time

The largest and most powerful ship ever built for the Royal Navy has set sail for the first time.
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Leyland Police Station could close its counter service

10 police stations to close to the public

Ten police stations across Lancashire could shut their doors to the public from next January in a fresh round of economies.

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Fairhaven - staging Open qualifying

Cheshire golfer blitzes Fairhaven course in Open qualifier

Cheshire golfer Rhys Nevin-Wharton set a scorching early pace in regional qualifying for the Open Championship at Fairhaven Golf Club on Monday

Golf
Leanne Millar, managing director of Kick Ass Donkey Group Ltd

Family ties at Preston firm Kick-Ass Donkey

There is no better way to bond with your grand-
father than to work with him.

News
The lamp-posts on Church Street have been removed

Motorist causes damage in Preston city centre

More items of street furniture within Preston’s controversial shared space area have fallen foul of a careless motorist - but this time it’s not the Fishergate bollard.
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Win: Pupils from Shakespeare Primary in Fleetwood

Shakespeare Primary School crowned 2017 Last Choir Singing County Winner

Shakespeare Primary School has been crowned Last Choir Singing 2017 County Winner – winning Lancashire’s foremost school singing competition title at the Grand Final event held at King George’s Hall on 16 June.
Music
The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Book review: The Little Teashop of Lost and Found by Trisha Ashley

Reading a tasty Trisha Ashley novel always makes you greedy for her next… and not just because each story delivers a feast of delicious recipes.
Books
The Faithful by Juliet West

Book review: The Faithful by Juliet West

When Oswald Mosley’s blackshirts arrive in a peaceful Sussex coastal village for a summer camp in 1935, a restless teenage girl is seduced by their dark, alien charms.

Books
Dr Hannah Barham-Brown

Patients relying on crowdfunding to buy wheelchairs, doctor warns

Disabled patients are increasingly having to rely on crowdfunding to pay for wheelchairs, a leading doctor has warned.
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The Mayfly by James Hazel

Book review: The Mayfly by James Hazel

Ex-cop Charlie Priest thought he had said goodbye to danger when he quit the Met to become a top London lawyer…

Books
Lyndsey French, of Bamber Bridge, presents a cheque for 1,390 to Emma Jacovelli at St Catherine's Hospice

Great North Swim in aid of St Catherine's Hospice

Lyndsey French did more than dip her toe in the water as she completed the Great North Swim in Lake Windermere for St Catherine’s Hospice.
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Gavin Preston is collecting unwanted clothes from members of his slimming group to raise funds for Cancer Research UK

Slimming World in Preston donated unwanted clothing to Cancer Research UK

Members of a weight loss group have donated more than £2,000 worth of unwanted clothing to support Cancer Research UK.
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Cousins by Salley Vickers

Book review: Cousins by Salley Vickers

To label Salley Vickers’ complex and compelling new novel a family saga would be to do this acutely perceptive writer a disservice.

Books
Do you believe in fairies?

British folklore and fairy tales ‘dying out’

Folklore and fairy tales like Robin Hood, King Arthur and the Loch Ness monster are in danger of dying out - because parents aren't passing them on to kids, it has emerged.

Offbeat
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The disabled car park in front of Royal Preston Hospital

Disabled drivers to be charged for parking at Preston and Chorley hospitals

Disabled drivers will now have to pay for parking at both Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble Hospitals as part of new changes.

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Connor Halliwell.

Sex offender found in wardrobe in Morecambe taunted police on Facebook

A wanted sex offender who poked fun at police on Facebook whilst he was on the run was found hiding in a wardrobe.

Crime
The vision for UCLan as outlined in the new Masterplan

UCLan vision is put on video

This is the new official glimpse of what The University of Central Lancashire’s multi-million pound masterplan will look like when it is all finished.

Education
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