Lancashire court listings - Monday, February 20, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts
The heartbreaking photo of Julie and Mike Bennet which went viral

X Factor singer to host a Leyland fund-raiser for the Bennet family

A Leyland singer is holding a fund-raiser for her best friend who lost both her parents to cancer.

Tapas bar

Where are the best tapas bars in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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A quantity of drugs was found inside the stolen car, police said

Drugs found in stolen car after police operation

One person was arrested after police pounced on a stolen car in the early hours of this morning.

The road was closed after the accident

Road closed after driver loses control and flips car onto its roof

Longmeanygate in Leyland was closed after a driver lost control and flipped her car onto its roof, police said.
The woman was 'luckily' seen by a passing jogger (Pic: Shaun Walton/LFRS)

UPDATE: Woman lucky to be alive after being rescued at park

Firefighters say a woman had a lucky escape after accidentally driving her mobility scooter into water.
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Marsh House Care Home, Ulnes Walton

Home staff praised over improvements

A care home that faced being closed down over a series of failings has been judged to have made progress, but still ‘requires improvement’.

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Nursing staff at St Catherines Hospice, Lostock Hall

Wills Week raises thousands for St Catherine's Hospice

More than £25,000 has been handed to St Catherine’s Hospice thanks to solicitors waiving their will-writing fees in return for a donation to the charity.

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Axe found in car after ‘stinger’ operation

Axe found in car after ‘stinger’ operation

Police today released this dramatic picture after a car was stopped on the M6 at Leyland.

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Author Juno Dawson  Photo by Sophia Spring

Transgender writer blasts Brownedge St Mary’s High School after her visit is cancelled at short notice

Award winning transgender author Juno Dawson has pledged to hold a public event in Preston after a local high school cancelled her planned visit last week.

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RunTogether. Photo by Daniel Lynch

Women who 'RunTogether' enjoy a better jogging experience

Women are finding their feet with running thanks to a confidence boosting campaign.

Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, February 13, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

Charity shop

Where are the best charity shops in Lancashire?

As more and more people are turning to charity shops for buying furniture, electrical goods and clothes, we want to know where the best ones are.

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Police have caught six speeding drivers in a crackdown in Leyland. Picture: South Ribble Police

Six speeding drivers caught in police crackdown in Leyland

Police have caught six speeding drivers in a crackdown in Leyland.

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Hannah Payne

Black tie dinner for The Stroke Association

A student nurse is holding a charity ball to raise money for a stroke charity.
CNG fuelling station, a Waitrose truck and Philip Fjeld, Chief Executive Officer, CNG Fuels.

Natural gas power ‘a game changer’

CNG Fuels, the supplier of renewable biomethane fuel, and Waitrose, today announced that the supermarket group has introduced Europe’s most advanced fleet of compressed natural gas-powered trucks with a range of up to 500 miles.

Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, with Princes William and Harry

Sue meets the Royals to support Heads Together

A Lancashire woman joined The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry at a training day for runners taking part in London Marathon for Heads Together, the official charity of the year.
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County Hall

County Council sets Council Tax and warns of more cuts to come

Lancashire County Council meets today to set its Council Tax and budget for 2017/18 with a warning that yet more multi million pound cuts could lie ahead.

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Ann Diggles

Woman cleared of killing pedestrian thanks women who testified about ‘runaway’ Nissans

A great-grandmother cleared of causing a fatal collision has thanked two women who came forward to testify that they too had experienced “uncommanded accelerations” in their Nissan cars.

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County Hall

Consultants get go ahead for multi million pound “passport” to county council savings

Lancashire County Council has given the go-ahead for the second phase of a £7.4m contract to transform and cut the cost of its social care service.

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