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Bah humbug! Council slammed as ‘Scrooges’ for Christmas tree collection charge

Preston Council has been accused of ‘Scrooge’ behaviour for charging families £5 for getting rid of Christmas trees.

Picture by Julian Brown 06/12/16

Identical Twins, pictured left, Marie Townsend and Stella Kyarsgaard in Penwortham, Preston.

“Measles saved our life”

Marie Townsend and Stella Kyarsgaard should have been at the school one day in August 1944 when an American Air Force bomber crashed into their classroom killing their reception classmates. But the sisters were kept home that day due to being ill with measles. AASMA DAY talks to the Lancashire twins about their miraculous escape.

Becky Rich who won Lancashire County Council's Volunteer of The Year Pride award

Dancer Becky shows disability is no obstacle to keeping a step ahead

Preston dancer Becky Rich has won the Volunteer of the Year award at Lancashire County Council’s Pride Awards 2016. Her proud father Simon Rich tells AASMA DAY how becoming involved in dance has had amazing benefits for her as well as making a differences to the lives of people with disabilities

Preston Crown Court

Man jailed for rape of student in Lancaster

A man has been given a life sentence for raping a student after a night out in Lancaster.

Tina Rothery outside Preston Crown Court

Jubilant scenes as proceedings against anti fracking gran are dropped

Hundreds of anti fracking protestors cheered outside Preston Crown Court as a Lancashire gran revealed contempt of court proceedings had been dropped against her.
A fund-raising team, led by Stephanie Jones (second right), who slept rough to support homeless people. Left to right Kim Horton, Tjay Morey,  Shakira Browne, Stephanie Jones, Keeley Bingham

A vulnerable night in the cold to help others

Spending one night under the stars was tough, so imagine what it would be like to sleep rough every night.

Post editor Gillian Parkinson with Fr Timothy Lipscomb at last year's service

Hark the herald - it’s time for Carols by Candlelight

The Vicar of Preston would love there to be no room at the Minster when Preston celebrates Christmas with the annual Evening Post Carols By Candlelight service on Tuesday.


£450k M55 warning sign project completed

A £450,000 Highways England project to give drivers using the M55 in Lancashire better warnings about congestion, incidents and bad weather has been completed.

Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Winter vomiting bug hits Ward 36 at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary

Norovirus, which causes diarrhoea and vomiting, has been confirmed on Ward 36 at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary (RLI).

Macy Smith, seven with donated shoeboxes

Family’s campaign to bring shoebox smiles

A mum and daughter are doing their bit to put smiles on faces across Lancashire this Christmas.

Crown Court

Mum harboured fugitive ex-lover

A woman who harboured a robber while he was on the run has been given a suspended jail term.

Penwortham Girls' High School pupil Charlotte Hamer with  members of Penwortham  Town Breast Cancer Now and her form tutor Heather McKeown

Painting the town pink was the order of the fund-raising night

These fund-raisers decided against painting the town red, opting for a cute rosy colour instead.

Families in Preston to be charged by council for Christmas tree collections

Families in Preston to be charged by council for Christmas tree collections

Families in Preston are set to be charged for their Christmas trees to be taken away by the council this festive season.

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash in Carnforth.

Three injured in crash in Carnforth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash in Carnforth in which three people were injured.

Derian House community fund-raiser John Rollo with Alison Goodreid and Andrew Stringer of St George's Centre, Preston

One Great Shave goes down a treat

A Lancashire children’s charity has been given a boost of more than £1,000 after retailers and shoppers in Preston took part in a sponsored head shave.
A man has been captured after hiding under a van

Police capture convict hiding under van

Police have captured a man found hiding under a van who was wanted on recall in Burnley.
Hill Street car park off Ringway, Preston

REVEALED: Lancashire councils earn millions from car parking charges

Local councils made a healthy profit from their car parks, new figures have revealed – £600,000 a year in Preston alone.

Tina Rothery at Blackpool court

Anti-fracking ‘nana’ due for Preston court hearing

Anti-fracking campaigners were due to stage a protest outside Preston Crown Court today in support of Lancashire Nana, Tina Rothery. She is facing contempt of court proceedings which could lead to a jail term.

The man is thought to be safe and well.

Police called to man on motorway bridge

Police were called to reports of a man pacing up and down on a motorway bridge near Chorley this morning.

A woman has died in police custody.

Investigation launched into death of woman in police custody

A 35-year-old woman has died after being found unresponsive in the cells of a Lancashire police station.
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