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Could your finances withstand rising mortgage rates?

Lenders have been raising their fixed mortgage rates in recent weeks - so here's what you need to consider and how you can still bag a good deal.

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The Leyland PumpKing! Anthony Slater, his mum Elaine and her brother David

Pumpkin picking proves a big hit for Leyland farm

Four acres of pumpkins have vanished from a farm near Leyland.

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The currently unoccupied 28 Church Street will soon be home to The Cake Box.

Cooking up a storm with The Cake Box

If you’re partial to a sweet treat or two then you’re in luck thanks to plans for a new cake shop in the city centre.

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View from the base of St Walburges church steeple, looking down on Fylde Junction and the northern exit from Preston station in July 2009. This area was the site of the old Preston steam loco shed which was destroyed by fire in 1961

Lancashire's railways through the lens

Train lover Martyn Hilbert has been capturing life on Lancashire’s railways on camera since the 1970s.

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Networks are overcharging loyal customers an average 22 a month

Some of largest mobile phone providers 'routinely overcharging loyal customers'

Loyal mobile phone customers are being charged up to £38 a month for handsets they have already paid for if they remain on expired fixed deals, a consumer group has warned.

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The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages

Wages not keeping pace with 'spiralling' cost of childcare

The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages over the past few years, a new study reveals.

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The money is designated as a cost recovery fee to reimburse police forces

Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

The amount of money police forces in England and Wales receive from drivers attending speed awareness courses has jumped by almost a third.

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Road closure on Watling Street Road from Albert Road to Sharoe Green Lane.

Road closures after building collapses

One main road and two sides roads in Preston are off limits following the collapse of building renovation work.

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Laura and Emily Leyland from Chorley launch Fresh Perspective Resourcing company

The Chorley sister with a fresh outlook and an eye for staff

Meet the sisters who are doing it for them-selves alongside a dedicated team of women determined to get the job done.

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Sainsburys slash toy prices by as much as half

Sainsbury’s slash toy prices by as much as half

Let the rush commence!
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Victoria Yu, owner of Oceans Fish and Chips, previously worked in her family businesses Yu and You

Oceans Fish and Chips makes debut in St George’s

St George’s shopping centre in Preston has made a brand-new addition to its retailer line-up with the arrival of Oceans Fish and Chips.

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Shipping containers will act as office pods for upcoming entrepreneurs.

Boost for budding city entrepreneurs

A raft of new office space in the shape of shipping containers are set for Preston city centre after council bosses gave plans the go-head this week.
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£7m a year battle to fix Lancashire’s potholes

£7m a year battle to fix Lancashire’s potholes

More than £7m a year is being spent repairing Lancashire’s pothole riddled roads.

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Many would like to see tougher action against those who cycle aggressively

Tougher penalties backed for those who break rules of the road, survey shows

Four out of five people would back tougher penalties for all road users, including cyclists, who break the rules of the road, a new study shows.

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Traffic jams on the UK's major roads could reach a peak next month

Traffic jams on major roads expected to hit peak in November

Traffic jams on the UK's major roads could reach a peak next month, new figures show.

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The Angel on Lune Street, Preston

One of Preston’s oldest pubs is set to reveal its brand new image

One of Preston’s oldest pubs will become one of the most up-to-date when it unveils its brand new image at the end of the month.

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Entrepreneur Simon Rigby to lead masterclass

Entrepreneur Simon Rigby to lead masterclass

The multi-millionaire entrepreneur behind the regeneration of Preston city centre will kick off an academy of excellence for the winners of one of Lancashire’s leading business awards.

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Mark Aspinwall, Graeme Moore, William Foster and Jordan Catterall.

Lancashire cyclists take on 140-mile challenge in honour of Wigan dad Chris Cowley

A team of Lancashire cyclists have taken on a daunting bike ride for in honour of a man who died of bone cancer.

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Fears rail replacement bus service will clog up Preston’s busy roads

Fears rail replacement bus service will clog up Preston’s busy roads

It is already a city strangled by traffic.

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Pumpkins at the Garstang market cross

Garstang turns orange for third year running

Garstang’s commercial community is aiming for a colourful Halloween spooktacular later this month…

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