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NATIONAL NEWS: Far-right extremists march in honour of Nazi politician

Around 500 far-right extremists have marched in Berlin in honour of the 30th anniversary of the death of Nazi Rudolf Hess.

News
Landlady Marilyn McDonnell is giving the Sumpter Horse a final farewell

Final festive farewell for Sumpter Horse Inn

One of Preston’s longest-serving landladies is having one last hurrah after losing a long-running battle regarding the demolition of her Penwortham pub

Penwortham
Photo Neil Cross
Jeremy Corbyn visiting Sustainability Morecambe at Stanley's Youth and Community Centre
Jeremy Corbyn with new best friend Micky Balshaw

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn meets people in Morecambe during visit

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn learnt first-hand the issues people in Morecambe face on a visit to the town.

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Seven-year-old asks Jeremy Corbyn: "When will you be Prime Minister?"

Jeremy Corbyn was asked about his plans to become Prime Minister by a seven-year-old girl when he visited a museum in Lancashire.

North West
Councillor Jade Morgan with step dad Coun Martyn Rawlinson

Preston's youngest councillor to start degree at Lancaster University

Jade Morgan, who was elected as Preston's youngest councillor last year, is set to start university in October after achieving a successful set of A Level results
Preston
Gordon Payne

Former county hall Liberal leader dies

A former Liberal leader on Lancashire County Council, Gordon Payne, has died at the age of 84 after a long illness.

News
Mike Holden

Burnley man trumps the President on Twitter

With one, mistimed and very unfortunate tap on his phone US President Donald Trump has turned an obscure Burnley IT consultant into an overnight Twitter sensation.
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HMS Queen Elizabeth

The UK's newest aircraft carrier arrives in Portsmouth

The UK's new £3 billion aircraft carrier is a clear signal the country will remain a fully engaged global power, Theresa May said, as the ship arrived in Portsmouth.
Environment
County Coun Geoff Driver Leader of Lancashire County Council

New consultation on Cuerden

New consultations will be held next week on the planned new multi-million pound Cuerden Strategic development as concerns are raised it could impact on Preston’s prosperity.

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County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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Cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers

Armed police to wear head cameras

Firearms officers working in the capital will be given head-mounted cameras to boost transparency, more than three years after the plans were first mooted.

Politics
Conservative MEP Sajjad Karim

Tory MEP: Britain's 'ridiculous Brexit mess'

Sajjad Karim is a Conservative member of the European Parliament for the north west. Here he explains why he believes the nation is on a path to 'disaster' and argues his colleagues need to change their approach to leaving the EU.

Opinion
Preston North End's training ground masterplan given the green light

Preston North End's training ground masterplan given the green light

Preston North End's training ground masterplan has been approved by the city council's planning committee.
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DECISION DAY: Preston North End training ground plans set to go before planning committee

DECISION DAY: Preston North End training ground plans set to go before planning committee

Preston North End's re-submitted training ground masterplan is set to go before the planning committee today.
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European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker

Juncker and Brussels team spent £24,000 on 'air taxi' for one-night trip to Rome

European Commission president Jean Claude Juncker and his team racked up a 27,000 euro (£24,450) expenses bill for European Union taxpayers by chartering a private jet for a one-night visit to Rome.
Politics
People are being urged not to give personal details over the phone

Wyre Council chiefs warning over cold-calling tax scam

Council chiefs have urged people not to give personal details over the phone after reports of scammers claiming to be tax officials.

Politics
Electricity is a rip-off

OPINION: Electricity is a rip-off – we need a truly radical intervention in the energy market

British Gas has raised electricity prices by 12.5% and its rivals are likely to follow suit. Another round of inflation-busting increases has put calls for an energy price cap back on the agenda.

Politics
Visitors to Chorley town centre can now enjoy an impressive walk to the theatre after improvement work was completed on the alley between Peter Street and Market Street.

Smelly alley in Chorley town centre gets a facelight

‘Smelly alley’ in Chorley is smelly no longer after it was given a good clean out and a revamp.

Politics
End of the road for the Preston 10k

End of the road for the Preston 10k

It’s a hugely popular event that brings thousands of runners onto the city streets, but it seems that the Run Preston 10k has run its course.

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Overgrown weeds in Preston city centre

Grass verges to be cut more often

Grass verges could be cut more frequently as part of new proposals to be put before County Hall next week.

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