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Boy, 13, missing from home for five days

A 13-year-old boy has been missing for five days as police continue to try and track him down.
Crash in Hambleton

Driver has lucky escape after windscreen impaled by wooden stake

A car ended up in the bushes with a wooden pole through the windscreen after veering off the road.

Police sent the message out on Facebook

Police's touching message after Lancashire public help find missing 69-year-old man

Lancashire Police have posted a touching message on Facebook after they say the public helped to find a missing 69-year-old man.

Dance leader Jen Blackwell

The dreams of a dance leader with Downs Syndrome are coming true after ten years of rejection.
Not only has Chorleys Jen Blackwell just stared in a short film about her journey with dance that premiered at a major art centre in Manchester, she is also set to take her dance troupe to Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Dancer with Down Syndrome is realising her dream

The dreams of a dance leader with Down’s Syndrome are becoming a reality after ten years of rejection.

Rat caught on camera in Cottam

Rat alert on duck pond near school

Parents have been urged not to let their children feed bread to ducks after the latest rat infestation in Preston.

Crash on London Road, Preston.

'Catastrophic' crash after driver falls asleep at the wheel

A driver who fell asleep at the wheel caused a crash described as "catastrophic" by police.


Teenager caught sharing indecent images of schoolgirls via Snapchat

A teenage boy has admitted a string of child sex offences after he was caught sharing indecent images of schoolgirls.

MP Lindsay Hoyle with protestors outside Chorley A&E. Picture by Mick Ellison

Royal Preston and Chorley hospitals aren’t making the grade

Inspectors have highlighted the serious strain two NHS hospitals are under in new reports ordering improvements.

Preston and Chorley hospitals arent making the grade

REACTION: Preston and Chorley hospitals aren’t making the grade

New CQC reports show that out of five key areas, only ‘caring’ scored a rating of ‘good’.

Northern train

Rail replacement buses teed up for rail strike day

Northern Trains has warned passengers travelling next Friday they may face using rail replacement buses.

Natalie Trickett, 32, who suddenly suffered a stroke at 28
Natalie, says doctors told her they believe her stroke was caused by the contraceptive pill. She now wants to warn other people of the risks and urges women not to dismiss them thinking it won't happen to them. She doesn't drink or smoke and had no other risk factors for stroke.
Natalie has recovered well and took part in a 10k run for the Stroke Association

“I took the contraceptive pill ... and suffered a stroke at 28”

A mum who suffered a stroke at the age of 28, believed to have been linked to the contraceptive pill, wants to warn other women not to dismiss the potential side effects of taking the pill.

She tells AASMA DAY her story.

Brother Peter and Mark Hewitt.
Peter (left) donated one of his kidneys to Mark as he didn't want to see his brother suffer.
The brothers are celebrating 10 years since the transplant which changed Mark's life

The greatest gift from one brother to the other: life

Many siblings share a closeness - but few brothers can claim to share a pair of kidneys.

AASMA DAY talks to Mark and Peter Hewitt who are celebrating a decade since the life saving transplant

Scouts taking part in the annual St George's Day parade

St George's Day celebrations at Astley Park

Chorley District Scouts along with Girl Guides will be holding their annual St George’s Day celebration event on Sunday April 23 from 2pm at Astley Park.

Brazilian jui-jitsu fighter Stuart Cooper from Penwortham, Preston.

Winner takes all fighting tournament comes to Preston

A winner-takes-all tournament is set to entertain fighting fans this weekend in Preston.

Preston City Centre
The squalid conditions homeless man Chad was living in in Morecambe's West End.

Death of Morecambe’s well-known homeless man

A well-known homeless man who was a familiar figure in Morecambe’s West End and town centre has died.

David Walsh and John Richmond will be riding their motorbikes across Europe for Derian House

Two bikers raise smiles with their Derian House challenge

Two big-hearted bikers are planning the trip of a lifetime to mark their 50th birthdays, raising funds for a children’s hospice.
Left to right: David Alder, LMCRP Treasurer, Catherine Huddleston, Partnership Officer, Colin Speakman, DBCIC, Gerald Townson, LMCRP
Chairman, and Paul Chattwood, DBCIC, before recent discussions at Bentham station.

Bus will open up beauty spot

A new bus service is about to open up access to the heart of the Forest of Bowland.

Sessions House

Worker threatens pub goer with large knife

A worker who carried a huge knife into a pub after a row on a works night out has been jailed.

Jayne Crowley from Penwortham is offering her wedding dress to help someone affected by the sudden closure of Dan Kerr

Wedding dress rescue option

A mum has offered her wedding dress to any bride affected by the Dan Kerr collapse.

Traffic is reported to be slow in both directions betweenMoss House Lane and Plumpton Lane.

Delays on Preston New Road due to demonstration

Delays are reported around the Cuadrilla site on Preston New Road due to a demonstration.

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