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Would you like a cat with that sofa?

A pet is for life not just for Christmas – but one Preston retailer and a local cat charity have come up with a way to help find new homes for some furry four-legged friends.

PLANS to open a new Tesco in Penwortham have moved a step closer to fruition

Tesco plans edge closer in Penwortham

PLANS to open a new Tesco in Penwortham have moved a step closer to fruition.

Buckshaw Retirement Village's Christmas afternoon - Jack Cooper, resident and volunteer, and his daughter Susan

Retirement village gets in the festive spirit

Shoppers and local families started the festive season with a Christmas afternoon event at a retirement village in Chorley.

Guests at Rainbow House's Las Vagas Ball. Photos by Gareth Edwards

Raising the stakes when Rainbow House held a Las Vegas casino ball

When in Vegas... the cash comes flooding in. Staff at Rainbow House were delighted with their Las Vegas Ball at Guild Hall, Preston, which raised £50,000 for its conductive education services.

Fire crews were called to the property in Bamber Bridge.

Family pets rescued by fire services from kitchen blaze in Bamber Bridge

Two cats and a dog were rescued yesterday after passers by spotted thick smoke billowing from a kitchen window.

St Andrew's Church, Longton

The 12 months of Longton

A Lancashire village's best offerings have been captured to help raise funds for its community church.
Brian and Victoria Laverty ready to move back home a year after being flooded out

Family set to move back in a year on from flood horror

IT’S been a year since they were driven from their house by raging floodwater – but Brian and Victoria Laverty hope this is the weekend they can finally move back home.

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Kathleen and Roy Fisher

Fond farwell to man who ‘filled his life with service’

A pillar of the community in Chorley has died aged 95 following a lifetime of service to the area.

Driver of a blue Mercedes crashes into lamp post in Penwortham

Driver of a blue Mercedes crashes into lamp post in Penwortham

THE driver of a blue Mercedes crashed his car into a lamp post in Penwortham today after a police chase.

Alison Evans and South Ribble Runners lead a run with residents of The Grange Assisted Living

Retired but still running...

Residents at Buckshaw’s retirement village were put through their paces during a festive run.

Police want to speak to these to women in connection with a theft in Chorley

Thieves steal cash from 70 year old woman in Chorley

A 70-year-old woman was the victim of pickpockets in Chorley on Tuesday, December 29.

Police have launched their annual drink-drive campaign

Morning after drink drive message

The devastating consequences of drink driving will be highlighted as part of a county-wide campaign being launched this week.

Bus services are being subsidised for another year

£2m set aside for bus routes

County Hall looks set to spend £2m to carry on providing subsidised bus services for another year.

Cast from LATA's forthcoming production of Rock of Ages

Lytham Academy of Theatre Arts three nights of Rock of Ages

Lytham Academy of Theatre Arts will be presenting their production of the smash hit musical ‘Rock of Ages’ at Lowther Pavilion, this weekend.

CLOSED: Lostock Hall Library

Last chapter for a 50-year-old Lostock Hall Library

A village library – opened more than 50 years ago – was closed down yesterday.

Fire services attended the incident in Samlesbury

Fire services called to a blaze in a Samlesbury barn

Fire crews were called to a fire in a barn at 1pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 30 November).

David Taylor is wanted by Lancashire Police

UPDATE: Sex offender wanted on recall caught in Burnley

Police have caught missing sex offender David Taylor in the Burnley area.
Chris Grayling

Road repair fund to fill thousands of potholes

Transport chiefs on the Fylde coast will get money to repair thousands of potholes over the next year.

Residents in Coppull voiced their concerns at a meeting about 150 new homes at Yew Tree Farm about building on greenbelt land

Residents fight against Coppull greenbelt homes

A meeting about a controversial housing development on a greenbelt site in Coppull did not go as expected when the host walked out.

Pic by Martin Birchall

Black Friday bargains, then civilised Saturday shopping

Shoppers stepping out for retail therapy in Chorley this Black Friday were greeted with some winning deals.

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