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Wheelchair challenge to transform 20 lives

Preston North End players will accompany two fund-raisers as they push themselves in wheelchairs on an epic journey from Lands End to John O’Groats.
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Kirkham prison

Tough punishment promised as 'dirty dozen' remain on run from prison

Ministry of Justice bosses insist offenders who abscond from Kirkham Prison will face tough punishments but are yet to answer questions over prisoners who remain at large.

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Scooters

Scooter fundraiser at acoustic lounge bar

Acoustic music lounge Ben & Johnny’s are hosting a charity ‘Scooter Meet’ to help raise funds for Donna’s Dream house.

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Kirkham Prison

Dozen criminals on the run from Lancashire prison

A dozen potentially violent criminals are at large in the county – but police won’t say who they are.

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Rachel Baines

Lancashire Police failing stress test

Around half of police officers in Lancashire have suffered health issues as a result of on the job stress

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Latest court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, February 20, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts
Crime
Roger Batty, from Freckleton, was given �15,000 by his dentist after taking legal action over poor treatment he received.

Patient’s £15,000 payout after ‘losing four teeth’

A pensioner who lost four teeth after his dentist allegedly failed to treat decay has been paid £15,000 in an out-of-court settlement.

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Tapas bar

Where are the best tapas bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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999 call-out was a 'false alarm'

999 call-out was a 'false alarm'

Firefighters were called out to a sounding smoke alarm at a property in Westway, Freckleton at 4.38pm today.
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Crews from St Annes, Lytham, and Wesham staged a serious two-car crash for a drill this morning

PICTURES: Firefighters take part in joint car crash drill

Firefighters from across the county took part in a drill this morning.

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Day of Sunshine, Lytham St Annes

Lancashire recommends... great charity shops

Readers have voted - here are the top charity shops in Lancashire

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Jason Wheeler

How being a volunteer for charity SSAFA is vital to help veterans

Coming out of the armed forces can be a lonely and tricky place. As some veterans feel lost and even contemplate taking their own life, military charity SSAFA provides practical and emotional support for those who feel they have no way out. Natalie Walker speaks to the Lancashire branch about its work and the need for more volunteers.

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Michael Wan's Mandarin

Lancashire recommends... Chinese restaurants

Readers have voted. Here are the best Chinese and Cantonese eat-in restaurants.
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Celebrity gardener Christine Walkden opening The Glasshouse in Ribchester

Christine Walkden’s green passion keeps on growing

Gardening is not something you would associate with Dame Vera Lynn, but Lancashire horticulturist Christine Walkden once uncovered a mutual love of all things flowery and green.

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A competitor at last year's North West Puddle Jumping Competition

10 things to do next weekend... (February 11 to 12)

Looking to plan your weekend? We have 10 great things to do for you and your family...
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John Bishop's Winging It tour

Bishop’s back at Lowther – for TWO shows

Comedy superstar John Bishop is coming back to Lytham at the double - and tickets go on sale on Friday morning.

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Sewing is a great way to switch off from a busy lifestyle

Have a go.....at learning to sew

There are a number of reasons on why it pays to be nifty with a needle
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Ellen Mason with her family

Happy 102nd birthday Ellen

Ellen Mason enjoyed being the centre of attention at her 102nd birthday.

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Nobody was hurt in the crash, which happened at in Cartford Lane, Little Eccleston, at around 7.30am

Village road left blocked by accident

A rural village road was blocked following a crash shortly before morning rush hour today, police said.

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Louisa Johnson has been added to the line-up for the main arena at the Lytham Festival

Teen X Factor winner is added to festival line-up

X Factor winner Louisa Johnson will support Olly Murs at Lytham Festival this summer.

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