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Anti-fracking protesters 'tried to breach' Preston New Road site

Police have blamed out-of-town protesters for an incident that has seen more than 100 people try to make their way on to the Preston New Road fracking site.
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Home Bargains are opening a �4.5m superstore in Morecambe this Saturday.

New £4.5m Home Bargains superstore opening in Morecambe

Home Bargains is opening a new £4.5 million store in Morecambe which will create up to 50 jobs in the local community.

Business
Give your pennies’ worth over scheme in Clayton-le-Woods

Give your pennies’ worth over scheme in Clayton-le-Woods

Residents living around the site of a former landmark hotel in Clayton-le-Woods are invited to give feedback on plans for a new Lidl and retirement apartments.

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The number of vacant shops in Preston has fallen

Open for business: The fight against empty shops is well underway

The number of empty shops and business premises in Preston city centre is falling, encouraging new figures show.

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Photo Ian Robinson
Preston landmarks
Preston bus station

Toilets and subways to close at bus station

A subway at Preston bus station will close from Monday for essential electrical work.

Preston
Volare in Blackpool Road, Preston

New Italian cafe proving popular in Preston

A new Italian cafe and takeaway has opened its doors in part of Preston.

Crime
HRH The Duke of York officially opens KPMGs Leeds office

KPMG decides to close down Preston office

Accountancy firm KPMG has announced it is to close its Preston office.

Business
Caritas foster team
Sharon Bassa, Bernie Galt, Rebecca Hughes, Steph Stavert and Lucy Doughty

A team that cares about the future of children

Finding the right foster parents for children who are in desperate need of a loving home is a personal and heart warming task.

Lifestyle
Photo Neil Cross
Molly Blackwell of the Tampon talk group of students with Zoe Taylor, Ida Mau, Kyle Austin and Kelly Thurston, from Lancaster University have set up a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral bathrooms at the Uni and in public bathrooms in Lancaster

‘Tampons are not a luxury item’

A group of students have launched a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral toilets at the university and in public bathrooms in Lancaster.

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Councillor Martyn Rawlinson

Council tax raised again in Preston as budget set

Council tax is to increase in Preston once again as councillors rubber stamped their budget proposals for the coming year.

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FAKE NEWS: How can we be sure who and what to trust?

FAKE NEWS: How can we be sure who and what to trust?

It’s become a buzz-term to discredit stories - “fake news” is used to describe anything from satire and rumour to truly fabricated articles. Sarah Carter asks how we can be sure who and what to trust.

Offbeat
Chorley Building Society marketing team make a visit to St Catherine's Hospice to donate 15,000

Bank staff donate £20,000 to hospice

Caring bank staff at Chorley Building Society are banking up dates in the calendar for a series of fundraising events in support of their charity of the year St Catherine’s Hospice.

Chorley
Health Kicks Kitchen in Lane Ends, Preston

Health kicks on offer at new Preston cafe

Diners looking for a health kick are heading to a new cafe, hoped to be a popular alternative to traditional fast food.

Food and Drink
John Chesworth, managing director of Harrison Drury

Garstang law firm named among best businesses

A Garstang law firm has been named among the UK’s best employers for a second year running.

Preston
Singer song-writer Alex Hulme be returning to the stage in Lancaster

Gifted Alex is on a mission with new music

Garstang singer Alex Hulme will be returning to the Lancaster stage next month to debut his latest works.

Garstang
Coun Jennifer Mein

‘Radical’ new vision for Lancashire’s public sector

A major overhaul of health and council services in Lancashire is on the cards.

Business
A Eurofighter Typhoon

‘Good year’ for BAE Systems

DEFENCE giant BAE Systems has reported a “good year” with operating profits up from £1.5bn in 2015 to £1.7bn.

Business
Fishergate tribunal adjudicator, Stephen Knapp, takes a look at the signage

Don’t expect your money back Fishergate fine drivers told

Almost 30,000 drivers “fined” for using Fishergate bus lanes have been warned not to expect to be paid back – even if a test case rules in their favour.

Preston
Left to right  - Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group, John Healey, Shadow Housing Minister, Jennifer Mein, Leader of County Council, Jacqui De-Rose, Chief Executive at Progress Housing Group and South Ribble Borough Councillor, Matthew Tomlinson.

Shadow Housing Minister’s pledge for more affordable homes in Lancashire

Lancashire will get more affordable homes to help tackle the country’s housing crisis.

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Worden Park in Leyland was featured in the programme, which praised the areas  parks and open spaces

Lancashire gem named the best place to live in the UK

South Ribble has been named as the UK’s best place to live.

South Ribble
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