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Police hunt trio after thefts from cars

SOUTH Ribble residents have been warned about a spate of thefts from cars.

South Ribble
Car in ditch at Hesketh Bank

Driver OK after spectacular crash

This car wasn’t going anywhere after ending up practically vertical in a ditch following an accident in Shore Lane, Hesketh Bank.

The last flood warning last week for the River Wyre

New group to help tackle flood woes

Residents whose homes have been flooded or threatened with rising flood water from the River Wyre are being urged to support a new action group.

Healthwatch is looking into dentist provision for the elderly in Lancashire

Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

Preston Crown Court

Rogue trader is jailed after con

RESIDENTS in Lancashire are being urged to beware of rogue traders after a man was jailed for three years six months for conning pensioners out of over £180k.

Simon Rigby

Guild Hall will be a ‘hub not pub’

The future of major plans to revitalise the night-time economy in part of Preston hangs in the balance.

Photo Neil Cross
John Bridge of FWP, Charles Quick and Peter Rankin with the winning design for the new Preston market stalls are unveiled after a design competition

Prototype stall unveiled to traders at Preston Market

A new stall has been unveiled to Preston Market traders following a design “charrette”.

Coun Daniel Dewhurst

Councillor apology after investigation in Preston

A councillor who found himself at the centre of a probe into “electoral irregularity” has made a public apology.

Phil Blair from event sponsors Costa Coffee, Heartbeat mascot, GB Olympic runner Helen Clitheroe and event organiser John Gibson, at last years one-mile charity fun run

Olympic athlete to open fun run

GB Olympic runner Helen Clitheroe will set the pace when she helps to start a one mile fun run in aid of Heartbeat.

Francis Egan

Legal challenge to fracking decision

Campaigners have launched a legal challenge against the Government’s decision to allow fracking to go ahead in Lancashire.


Quartet of great performances from Fylde coast Players

Quartet, Lowther Pavilion

Michael Bailey and Anne Carter present the 800 cheque to Emma Jacovelli, surrounded by the 2016 tennis tournament finalists

Love scores for St Catherine's Hospice

An annual tennis tournament attracting players from across the Ribble and Fylde has served St Catherine’s another ace after raising £800 for the hospice.

Photo Neil Cross
Jon Finch, who is leading the "re-imagining the Harris project"

Multi-million pound transformation on the cards for Preston’s Harris

The balcony of Preston’s iconic Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library could open to the public as part of a multi-million pound transformation.

Fulwood Leisure Centre

Anger over emergency budget plans for Preston

There were heated scenes among city leaders as councillors in Preston debated plans for more swingeing cuts to the authority’s budget.

Elin Bland

Missing teenager found safe and well.

A teenager who was missing for 36 hours has been found safe and well.

Derian Danni meets Lucy Carter (specialists manager) and Kevin Fitzgerald (duty manager) at the Booths store in Chorley

Pop to the shops and help Derian House

One of Lancashire’s leading supermarket chains has teamed up with Derian House Children’s Hospice to sell its popular audio bedtime story collection.

Staff from Sainsbury's Bamber Bridge with  Chorley Guide Dogs branch volunteers after completing a 275mile charity cycle

Special supermarket sweep to give coffers a £25,000 boost

Supermarket workers swapped a trolley dash for a pedal push on a three-day cycling adventure for Chorley Guide Dogs.

Howick Park House

Halloween events across Lancashire

Christmas launch at Booths in Garstang

‘Tis the season for food lovers as Booths launches popular Christmas book

Booths has just launched its ever-popular Christmas book. DAVID NOWELL takes a look at what goes into it and the months of work behind the scenes.

Joanne Thompson, Millie's Trust founder and Millie's mum

Mum of tragic baby who choked to death wins 999 campaign

Changes are to made to the advice given to 999 callers when somebody is choking, it can be revealed.

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