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Kittens at Preston's RSPCA

Directory set up to prove Preston Cares

A directory of community organisations has been set up in Preston, to prove how much the city cares about the welfare of others.

Criminals have been accessing people's online bank accounts claiming to be calling on behalf of internet providers or phone companies, say police.

SCAM ALERT: Police warning after £5k internet scam

Police in Chorley have issued a warning after a local resident was conned out of £5,000 in an internet scam.
Lowther Pavilion

Viennese Strauss Gala enjoys 15th anniversary

A Viennese Strauss Gala will return to the Lowther Pavilion, tomorrow night for its 15th anniversary.

Photo Neil Cross
Molly Blackwell of the Tampon talk group of students with Zoe Taylor, Ida Mau, Kyle Austin and Kelly Thurston, from Lancaster University have set up a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral bathrooms at the Uni and in public bathrooms in Lancaster

‘Tampons are not a luxury item’

A group of students have launched a petition calling for free sanitary products in gender neutral toilets at the university and in public bathrooms in Lancaster.

Councillor Martyn Rawlinson

Council tax raised again in Preston as budget set

Council tax is to increase in Preston once again as councillors rubber stamped their budget proposals for the coming year.

Residents in Lancashire have been warned to expect heavy rain all day on Saturday with the possibility of localised flooding and minor travel disruption.

YELLOW WARNING: Met office issue rain warning for Lancashire

The Met Office have issued a yellow severe weather warning for rain in Lancashire.

Storm Doris hits the streets of Preston

Storm Doris causes havoc across Lancashire

Storm Doris caused havoc in Lancashire yesterday as it battered the county from all sides.

Chorley Building Society marketing team make a visit to St Catherine's Hospice to donate 15,000

Bank staff donate £20,000 to hospice

Caring bank staff at Chorley Building Society are banking up dates in the calendar for a series of fundraising events in support of their charity of the year St Catherine’s Hospice.

Jessica Carroll, who wants to set up The Feature Length coffee shop in Preston

Movie-themed cafe could come to Preston

A budding entrepreneur is hoping to bring a movie-themed coffee house to Preston.

Row erupts over claims of anti-Semitism

Row erupts over claims of anti-Semitism

A row has erupted after a pro-Palestinian meeting, due to be held at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), was cancelled.

Health Kicks Kitchen in Lane Ends, Preston

Health kicks on offer at new Preston cafe

Diners looking for a health kick are heading to a new cafe, hoped to be a popular alternative to traditional fast food.

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Shaun Gash during a recent climb up Mount Kilimanjaro

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.

Storm Doris develops into ‘Weather Bomb’ say Met Office officials

Storm Doris has rapidly deepened over the last 24 hours as it has under gone what the Met Office call Explosive Cyclogenisis making it a Weather Bomb.
Roslyn Galas, 42, of Greenend, Samlesbury, was jailed for three years for ABH

Woman smothered her disabled lover with cushion

A woman who smothered her disabled lover with a pillow has been jailed for three years.

Chairwoman of the Croston bloom group Anne Peet with volunteers.
Croston in Bloom are finalists in the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

Bloomers come back bigger and better

Defiant villagers have rolled up their sleeves and pulled on their gardening gloves ready to flood Croston in colour for this year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Britain in Bloom UK Finals.

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.

Coun Jennifer Mein

‘Radical’ new vision for Lancashire’s public sector

A major overhaul of health and council services in Lancashire is on the cards.

A Eurofighter Typhoon

‘Good year’ for BAE Systems

DEFENCE giant BAE Systems has reported a “good year” with operating profits up from £1.5bn in 2015 to £1.7bn.

Electricity NW drafts in extra engineers in advance of Storm Doris

Electricity NW drafts in extra engineers in advance of Storm Doris

Electricity North West, the Lancashire's power network operator, has drafted in extra engineers to help keep the lights on and repair any potential damage caused by Storm Doris.
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