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Hunt for four men launched in Samlesbury woodland after crash

Police are searching woodland near Preston New Road in Samlesbury after four men reportedly ran off after a car crash.
A white Mercedes was found in a ditch off Lodge Lane. Picture from Lancs road police

£21k Mercedes abandoned in country lane ditch

Police have locatedthe owner of a £21k A-class Mercedes-Benz that was found abandoned in a ditch.

Photo Neil Cross
This week marks a year since BHS in Fishergate, Preston, shut down

One year on and the Preston BHS store is still empty

P​reston’s once famous BHS store still lies empty today – one year after the troubled chain collapsed.

Lowther Pavilion

Stirring musical well cast

Review : Fiddler on the Roof, Lowther Pavilion

Fishing in Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... fishing spots

Here is a list of the best places to catch fish in Lancashire.
Ride the Lights in Blackpool is just one of the free events you could try

SPECIAL REPORT: Free events will keep youngsters entertained

For kids the summer holidays stretch out before them in a golden haze. But for parents this time of year can be fraught with the difficulties of what to do to keep them entertained without breaking the bank. NAOMI MOON has put together the pick of events that can be enjoyed for free across the county this summer.
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A cafe setting is littered with rubble following a strong earthquake on the Greek island of Kos

Lancashire man describes building 'shaking like a jelly' in Greek earthquake

Two people have died and more than 120 have been injured in an early morning earthquake off the coast of Greek islands and Turkey,
Police used 'preemptive tactics' to bring the car to a stop on Fleetwood Road

Police sting car in Wesham

Two men were arrested last night after the car they were travelling in failed to stop for the police.

Road closures, celebration and deep suspicion - three hours at fracking protest site

Few issues have divided opinion like the ongoing protests at Preston New Road, where energy firm Cuadrilla is currently constructing a fracking well.
The majority of establishments across the area were rated as good or very good

Latest Food Hygiene Ratings - Preston, Chorley and South Ribble

Thinking of going out for a meal or ordering a takeaway? Make sure you check out your favourite eatery's food hygiene rating before you order.
The majority of food establishments were rated very good or good

Latest Food Hygiene ratings - South Ribble

435 of South Ribble's food establishments are currently rated "good" or "very good" according to latest inspection results.
Tickets for the meeting sold out in just over an hour

PNE planning meeting tickets 'sold out'

Tickets for the hotly anticipated planning meeting for Preston North End's re-submitted training ground bid have sold out in under 90 minutes.
The Coustics

Eyes of the world on town as music and arts festival starts

St Annes Music and Arts Festival, Ashton Gardens

The 50 year-old victim from Colne was initially taken to the Royal Preston Hospital in a critical condition following reports of an assault on Venables Avenue in Colne.

Murder investigation after man dies in Lancashire

Three men have been arrested after a man died following a reported assault in Lancashire, say police.
Join Mole in Preston's Avenham Park this summer

Preston parks are setting for family theatre

What better way to celebrate the school holidays and having the children at home than heading of to Avenham and Miller Park every Friday for live family theatre in the open air?

Rebecca Ferguson is heading to Preston

Rebecca Ferguson is coming to Preston

X Factor favourite Rebecca Ferguson will be performing live in concert at Preston Guild Hall on Saturday, February 10 next year.

The BetVictor PDC World Matchplay Darts tournament is being held in Blackpool

Things to do (July 22 and 26)

Lancashire is a hotbed of events over the coming days...
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Business as usual for Lancastrians as county hit by floods

Roads were flooded, shops closed and electricity supplies disrupted as Lancashire was hit by flash floods that brought chaos across the county last night.
Emily Hankinson from Heysham is competing in Miss Galaxy England

Heysham disabled teen goes for top beauty pageant

A disabled teenager hopes to inspire others that anything is possible after achieving a place in a prestigious beauty pageant.

A clump of oil that washed up

LATEST: Oil giant accepts responsibility for spill affecting Fylde coast

Samples taken from beaches across the Fylde coast show the oil washed up there came from an off-shore complex, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) said.
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