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End of an era as flagship BHS store closes

It will be the end of an era tonight when one of BHS’ flagship Lancashire stores finally closes it doors.

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SURPRISE GUEST: Gregg Wallace of TVs Masterchef

Gregg Wallace: I can’t wait to sample Preston’s food

Masterchef judge Gregg Wallace is renowned for liking a good pudding.

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A steam locomotive is to be in Preston's Flag Market on Saturday. Picture shows the Ribble Steam Railway Museum, Preston

Train to steam into centre of Preston

A historic train is to steam into Preston today, giving families the chance to learn about locomotives of the past.

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Fire at the Dressers Arms in Wheelton

Dressers Arms bought in £1.9m deal

A landmark pub that was destroyed in a fierce fire and put up for sale at £1.9m – after being rebuilt in less than a year – has been sold.

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The figures add to an alarming picture for the UK economy

‘UK economy has plunged since Brexit vote’

The UK economy has slumped at its fastest rate since the financial crisis in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, a report said today.

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Cliffe-Norton Hotel Tenby. Bought by Leisureplex of Chorley

Lancashire firm adds to its hotel portfolio

Chorley-based holiday firm Leisureplex Hotels has expanded its portfolio of seaside hotels.

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Photo Neil Cross
The GATSO speed camera on the A59 Guildway near Marsh Ln in Preston

REVEALED: Top speeding hotspots in Leyland

ALMOST than 2,000 speedy drivers have been caught out on the roads of Chorley in just the last 12 months.

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Photo Neil Cross
The GATSO speed camera on the A59 Guildway near Marsh Ln in Preston

REVEALED: 5 notorious speeding spots in Preston

MORE than 70,000 speedy drivers have been caught out on the roads of Lancashire in just the last 12 months.

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Bernard and Clare Watson of Bernard Watson Painting and Decorating Contactors

City painters win top decoration

One of Preston’s historic companies is celebrating a brush with success after winning a major award from a national trade body.

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The Hyundai which according to police reached speeds of more than 115mph

115mph driver ignored police sirens because he needed the toilet

An elderly driver raced down the M55 at speeds of more than 115mph and ignored the flashing lights of a chasing police car – because he was desperate for the toilet.

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Road chaos looms ahead of great British getaway

Road chaos looms ahead of great British getaway

Traffic chaos is set to descend on Lancashire as millions head off on holidays as schools start to break up for summer.

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Lancashire firm awarded for safety culture

Westinghouse Springfields site near Preston has been awarded the Order of Distinction Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.

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A Eurofighter Typhoon and, below, Andy Walker

Aerospace industry is set to soar

The aerospace industry has a new champion – and it has already made its mark. Tim Gavell reports.

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Piglets racing

Raising a family of pigs is more than a full time job

Owning pigs is a full-time job – but they certainly do their bit to earn a crust as they pull in the crowds at shows.
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County fund nears the £60,000 mark

County fund nears the £60,000 mark

A FUND set up by one of Lancashire’s leading business awards to boost enterprise projects in the county has reached nearly £60,000.

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Jocelyn Neve Seafood Pub company

Firm takes stake in top Lancashire pub chain

Penta Capital has acquired a majority stake in the Lancashire-based Seafood Pub Company to further expand the chain’s award-winning portfolio of gastro-pubs across the North West.

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M6 north of Lancaster. Picture: Google

Part of M6 to close for 10 days

Part of the M6 is to be closed for 10 days from this Friday.

Transport
File photo dated 30/01/02 of the Royal Navy's submarine Vanguard which carries trident missiles. Theresa May will tell MPs not to gamble with the safety of British families ahead of a Commons vote on whether to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday July 18, 2016.  MPs are set to vote tonight on renewal, which is estimated to cost around �40 billion, and Mrs May will tell them it would be "grossly irresponsible" not to back Trident. See PA story POLITICS Trident. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

Lancaster MP abstains from ‘ludicrous’ Trident vote

Lancaster MP Cat Smith has described the Parliamentary vote on the renewal of nuclear weapons systems as a “ludicrous exercise” held only to sow divisions within the Labour Party.

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Preston-bound traffic at a virtual standstill on the M6

Two lanes of M6 closed after crash

Two lanes of the M6 were closed on Tuesday morning following a crash.

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