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Meet Preston’s newest social media star

You might think it’s a load of old bollards... but Preston’s latest celebrity is proving a smash hit on social media.

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Market Square in Lancaster

‘City has a lot to offer’

Shoppers have lamented the standard of Lancaster city centre’s shops. But the city is suffering from the same problems other town centres are experiencing.

Lancaster
INNOVATION: The Quantum Base team

Lancashire firms mission to provide 100% data security

A Lancaster-based firm has embarked on a mission to provide 100 per cent secure identity to a range of products. DAVID NOWELL reports.

Lancaster
County Coun Geoff Driver

Row over latest county council cuts as Tories launch protest petition

LANCASHIRE Tories have been accused of “having the cheek of the devil” after they launched an online Save Our Services petition just days before the Labour run County Council is due to reveal details of its latest cuts.

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Crash causes lane closure and queues on M61

Crash causes lane closure and queues on M61

A crash has seen one lane closed on the M61 northbound.

Preston
Machine manufacterer Group Rhodes boss Mark Ridgway

UPDATED: Jobs to be cut as Wakefield firm Group Rhodes announces restructure

The Wakefield-based group has confirmed that two of its divisions are to be axed with a loss of 59 jobs as it looks to ensure its ongoing viability.

Business
Electricity North West has launched a new online tool for reporting power cuts

Online help to report power cuts

A new online tool has been launched to help report power cuts in Lancashire.

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SAFE: Envirocare

Safety gold medal for Lancashire grounds firm

ENVIROCARE Maintenance Solutions, the grounds maintenance business headquartered in Lancashire, has been awarded a Gold Medal to celebrate six consecutive years of Gold Awards for safety.

Business
Fishergate

Survey reveals shoppers are being ‘driven out’ of Preston city centre

CITY centre traffic chaos is driving shoppers out of Preston, according to a new survey.

Preston City Centre
Van said to be involved in RTC on M6. Picture: @Lancsroadpolice

Delays on motorway after crashes

Motorists were tonight warned of delays in and around the junction of the M65 and M61 in Lancashire.

Business
The Judges'  Lodgings Museum,  Lancaster.

Five Lancashire Museums to close while transfer talks continue

Five Lancashire museums are to close at the end of September whilst negotiations continue over their future.

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Clive Drinkwater, regional director, UKTI North West

County can take on best in world

Lancashire has what it takes to do business with the world and needs to take advantage.

Business
Luke Massie of Vibe tickets

Vibes are good for funding bid

Successful Lancashire tech startup company Vibe Tickets is already more than half way in its quest to gain £600,000 of investment from the Crowdfunding community

Business
An artist's impression of how the regeneration work will look in Station Road, Bamber Bridge

Major regeneration scheme set to get underway next month

A multi-million pound scheme to regenerate the centre of Bamber Bridge will soon get underway.

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Proposal of how Market Walk, in Chorley town centre, could look

Plans to extend Market Walk nears decision

Plans to bring a six-screen cinema, restaurants and big name retailers to Chorley will be decided next month.

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Crash: The wreckage of a car after a collision in Wigan Road PICTURE: Lancs Road police

Driver cut from wreckage after car flips in late night collision

A driver was cut free from the wreckage of his car after a crash in Euxton, near Chorley.

Transport
LONG, HARD ROAD:  Ian, a compulsive gambler Photo: Neil Cross

‘I saw gambling as the answer to my problem rather than the cause’

On day four of our investigation into gambling, Sarah Carter speaks to Ian, who is working to rebuild his life after hitting rock bottom.

Business
Lancaster Railway Station

UPDATED: Flooding causes rail delays in Lancashire

Train travellers are facing delays and cancellations between Lancaster and Preston this morning due to flooding.

Transport
Virgin train

UPDATED: Lines reopen after de-railment

Rail lines have re-opened after a de-railed train was put back on the tracks in Lancashire.

Transport
Highways England's preferred routes for a tunnel between Sheffield and Manchester.

Cross-Pennine tunnel routes revealed

Five alternative routes have been published for a possible new tunnel under the Pennines – a project described by the Department for Transport as the most ambitious road scheme in the UK for half of century.

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