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Woman battles blaze to save family business

A 43-year-old woman from Thornley-with-Wheatley bravely battled to save her family business after a paint spray booth caught fire in her car body shop.
Ulnes Walton Bridleways Association (UWBA)  led a Wear Anything Pink Ride in aid of Cancer Research UK and Dementia UK. Evie Jackson

Horse riders are in the pink on trek

There were no fluffy unicorns, but horse riders dressed in pink took part in a fun trek in aid of two charities.

Fond memories of many Sundays spent at school

Fond memories of many Sundays spent at school

It wasn’t the same as day school, but Roy Woodcock has fond memories of his time spent at the Railway Street Methodist Church Sunday School in Chorley as a lad.

The Globe Arena, home of Morecambe FC.

Delay to Morecambe FC wages

Morecambe FC staff wages have been delayed for the third time this season.

Photo: David Hurst
Val and Ken Amriding have served up their last fish supper after 20 years at the Hamilton Road Fish and Chip Shop, Chorley.

It’s goodbye Mr chips as the years just fry by for retiring couple

One of Chorley’s best-loved chippies is entering a new era.

Pack Horse Bridge at Euxton

Drain-blocked bridge needs urgent action

Action has been urged on another ‘flooded’ rail bridge in Euxton.

New Leyland Circular hits the road to success

New Leyland Circular hits the road to success

A trial Leyland bus service is to become permanent from the end of this month.

Photo: David Hurst
Leyland Railway Station former ticket office.

Exciting new £3m plans unveiled for Leyland town centre

A £1 million improvement scheme around the Leyland railway station area starting this year has been revealed.

Officers discovered a cannabis factory on Haysworth Street

Police uncover cannabis factory in Preston

Police officers searched three addresses in Preston for the second morning in a row as part of Operation Nexus, designed to disrupt crime in the city.
The ladies on their annual trip to the Royal Ascot which will help raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Charity

Hats off to Ladies Day fundraisers

Fund-raisers are betting on yet another fantastic trip to the Royal Ascot Ladies Day to help raise vital funds for local cancer patients and are inviting more people to join them.

Firefighters were called to the incident at a caravan park

Blaze at Preesall caravan park started in storage units

A blaze started on a caravan park in Preesall after several outdoor storage units caught fire, say fire services.


Preston’s The Light Foundation vigil remembers London terror attack victims

Some 70 people gathered in Preston’s Flag Market last night to remember those killed in the recent London terrorist attack in a vigil organised by a Muslim group.

The accident, which happened at junction 3, was reported to police at around 9am on March28.

Drivers report slow traffic after crash on M65

Drivers on the M65 are reporting slow traffic and a blocked lane following an accident on the eastbound carriageway.

Anti-fracking protesters launched their 'lock-on' early this morningon A583 Preston New Road.
Picture: @NoFrackLancs

Protesters launch 'lock-on' protest at Cuadrilla site

A road has been partially blocked after eight people chained themselves to the gates outside Cuadrilla, say police.
Police would like to speak to Wesley Emery

APPEAL: Have you seen this man?

Police in South Ribble have launched an appeal to find a man in relation to an incident where threats were made to kill another person.

The attack happened at around11.30pm on January 28at Scrooges Wine Bar in Milbourne Street.

Man loses teeth and suffers broken jaw in bar attack

A 21-year-old man suffered a broken jaw and lost several teeth when he was punched by two men outside a Blackpool bar, say police.
Stewart Melling had a Range Rover Sport stolen from his Leyland garage

Man’s £1,300 bill to get his stolen car back

An outraged garage owner has been left with a £1,300 bill to retrieve his stolen Range Rover while the man found in possession of the stolen car was allowed to leave the country.

Anti-fracking protesters from Bristol swung into action at the quarry entrance

Anti-fracking demo causes traffic chaos

Anti-fracking protestors blocked the entrance to a Carnforth quarry by suspending themselves from swings .

The woman was found on Longridge Road

Woman dies after being found unconscious in Preston e-cigarette shop

A woman was found dead in an e-cigarette shop after police were alerted to a safety call.

Linda has been diagnosed with a secondary cancer

Linda Nolan diagnosed with secondary cancer

Blackpool born Coleen Nolan has revealed that her sister Linda has been diagnosed with secondary cancer.

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