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Could it be farewell to Preston city centre’s Whit Fair?

Showmen fear council bosses are set to move Preston’s historic Whit Fair from the city centre, ending a tradition dating back centuries.

Arts
Philip James was last seen at around 8.30am on August 30

Fears growing for Preston man missing for three weeks

Fears are growing for a man from Preston who has been missing for over three weeks.

Crime
Police are trying to trace the driver

Police search for driver after crash in Penwortham

Police are searching for a driver who was involved in a crash in Penwortham early this morning.
Crime
Vincent Fairclough, with Bill Ainscough  and children, parents and staff at Rainbow House, in Mawdesley

Special centre’s £100,000 boost

A leading Lancashire education centre which caters for youngster and adults from across the region has a major cash boost.

Education

VIDEO: Powerhouse Minister visits Morecambe Winter Gardens

A leading politician has visited the Morecambe Winter Gardens and encouraged the theatre’s owners to bid again for government cash to aid its restoration.
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Chinese Lions add a dash of colour to the launch of Preston's new dragon boat

The eyes have it at dragon boat launch

It was a case of dotting the eyes and crossing the Marina when Preston paddlers took delivery of their first brand new dragon boat.

Arts

Death wish drivers slammed

Shocking footage of a car speeding through a red light and narrowly smashing into another has been handed to the police.
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Mohammed Shaaeldin

Man was kidnapped and robbed after Preston flat party

A thug who kidnapped and robbed a Preston man has been jailed for more than three years.
Crime
It's not just kids that take risks

Trespassers come in all shapes and sizes

We are often told that crossing railway tracks is a dangerous act reserved to the younger population.

Transport
Councillor Jim Marsh

Councillor suspended over alleged anti-Islamic ‘slur’

A Lancashire county councillor has been suspended from his party following anti-Islamic comments he is alleged to have made on social media.

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Cardinal Newman College

College fitness funding boost

A Catholic sixth form college in Preston has received over £100,000 in extra funding to tackle it’s student inactivity.

Education
Fire crews, who heard the collision from the station, rushed to the scene on foot.

Man taken to hospital after Leyland crash

A man was taken to hospital suffering with chest pains following an accident in Leyland, say police.

Transport
Ged Fitzgerald was suspended from his role as chief executive for Liverpool City Council.

Ged Fitzgerald suspended from council role in Liverpool

A former chief executive of Lancashire County Council has been suspended from his current role following an investigation by Lancashire Police.
Politics
E-cigarettes: help or harm?

Smokers should be told of little evidence on benefits or harms of e-cigarettes

GPs should warn smokers there is currently little evidence on the long-term benefits or harms of e-cigarettes, health officials have said.

Health

Delays on southbound M6 after vehicle fire

An accident on the southbound M6 brought traffic to a standstill this morning.
Transport
Crews from Fulwood and Preston were called out to the incident

Fire at Goosnargh recycling plant

A large fire started at a Goosnargh scrap yard after an old electrical transformer caught light, say fire services.
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Dame Judi Dench is supporting World's Biggest Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning events in Lancashire

The Lancashire community is invited to enjoy a cuppa and a slice or two of cake to help beat cancer.
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Sean Gavin, who also goes by the names Ryan Gavin and Sean Hill, of Melrose Street, Failsworth, was last seen at HMP Kirkham

MANHUNT: Burglar is latest to abscond from Kirkham

A manhunt has been launched after a 24 year-old man absconded from Kirkham Prison, say police.

Crime
The Morecambe Lifeboat.

Couple escape car after becoming stranded at Sunderland Point

A young couple from Heysham had a lucky escape when their car was surrounded by the tide at Sunderland Point.

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Alyssa Davies, with sister Lauren Davies and Kimberley Walsh

Wrea Green girl joins Kimberley Walsh as the face of Cancer Research UK and TK Maxx campaign - with VIDEO

A Lancashire youngster who has battled cancer has become the face of a national charity campaign.
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