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Developing: PM raises UK terror threat level to highest possible

Prime Minister Theresa May has raised the threat level of another terrorist attack in the UK to critical.

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The vigil on Preston's Flag Market in support of the victims of the Manchester bombing
Evie Marie Smith, eight, who was at the concert, with her mum Sharna

Vigil in Preston shows support for bombing victims

“We are Manchester”.

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Vigil held at Tarleton Community Primary School for victims of the Manchester terror attack Saffie Roussos, 8, and Georgina Callander, 16

Victim’s mother lays first flower at village vigil to youngsters lost in terror attack

The grieving mother of 18-year-old victim Georgina Callander fought back the tears to attend a vigil to the Manchester bombing victims .

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A police forensic investigator at an address in Elsmore Road, Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester Police have confirmed the name of the suspect suicide bomber as Salman Abedi, 22.

Greater Manchester Police said the priority was to establish whether Abedi had worked alone or not.

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Scenes at Manchester Arena moments after the terror attack

Manchester Arena terror attack

On Monday evening a suicide bomber killed innocent young children, teens and their parents at the Ariana Grande concert at Manchester Arena.
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Take That cancel Wonderland Live gig following Manchester terror Attack

Take That postpone Manchester Arena dates

Take That have postponed their Liverpool and Manchester tour dates in the wake of the terror attack at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert.

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Llama dramas, pirate pranks and a battle royal

Book reviews: Llama dramas, pirate pranks and a battle royal

There’s animal magic and exciting adventure in a sparkling new selection of children’s books timed perfectly for the half term holidays.

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The Affair of Lady Westcotts Lost Ruby and The Case of the Unseen Assassin by Gary Lovisi

Book review: The Affair of Lady Westcott’s Lost Ruby and The Case of the Unseen Assassin by Gary Lovisi

In a pair of intriguing novellas set in London in the 1890s, the deductive skills of Sherlock Holmes and his protégé, Inspector Alec MacDonald of Scotland Yard, are severely tested by a string of random killings of ‘gentlemen of consequence,’ and a plot to bring down the monarchy and plunge the British Empire into chaos.

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The Last Piece of My Heart by Paige Toon

Book review: The Last Piece of My Heart by Paige Toon

If frothy, lightweight chick-lit leaves you cold, then cuddle up with one of the warmest, cleverest romances on the shelves this summer.

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With the General Election looming we begin a week-long look at our constituencies by focusing on the prospects for Preston

GENERAL ELECTION: Five throw their hats into the ring to represent Preston

From bustling market town and administrative HQ to city player for the 21st century, Preston believes it is now punching above its weight.

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Rachel Simpson and Aiden Taylor, from Heysham, before the Manchester concert which ended in an explosion from a suicide bomber.

Manchester bombing: everybody was running, it was pure screams of terror

A Heysham teenager has described how a decision to stay for a final curtain call at a pop concert where a suicide bomber struck may have saved her life.

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Blackpool beach has received a Blue Flag for the second time. Picture from Blackpool Council.

Blackpool awarded Blue Flag honour second time

The blue flag is flying high over Blackpool’s prized beach for the second year in a row.

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Royal Preston Hospital

Total smoking ban at hospital sites

Smoking will be completely banned from the grounds of The Royal Preston and Chorley Hospitals by the end of the month.

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Old Tram Road in Walton-le-dale near Preston

Appeal after axe robberies

Police are appealing for help after two “frightening” robberies in Preston.

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Postcard sent in 1955 FINALLY arrives in Garstang - 62 years late

Garstang resident Lynn Harter was delighted to receive a birthday postcard only to be left puzzled after discovering it was nearly 62 years late.
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Flowers are left in St Ann's Square, Manchester, the day after a suicide bomber killed 22 people

Lancashire shows solidarity with Manchester bomb victims

A number of vigils are set to take place across the region in a showing of solidarity with the Manchester bomb victims.
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Police officers outside the Manchester Arena

Terror attack: Pupils offered counselling

Young people across Lancashire caught up in the Manchester terror attack are being offered counselling.

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23 May 2017.......    Red Rose White Rose for Manchester bombing. Picture Tony Johnson.

Adlington vigil tonight for Manchester victims

Guides in Adlington, near Chorley, are inviting the public to attend a special vigil this evening in memory of the victims of the Manchester bombing.

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Lloyds Bank mobile branch bank

A new era of mobile banking branches

Lloyds Bank customers in Longridge have been thrown a lifeline with the opening of a number of mobile branches.

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Swarms of emergency services at Manchesters MEN Arena and Piccadilly Station after an explosion tonight March 23 2017. Fatalities have now been reported.

Morecambe and Lancaster people caught up in Manchester bomb attacks

People from Morecambe and Lancaster have told of their escape from a horrifying bomb blast in Manchester.

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