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Councillors vote to axe Chief Executive Jo Turton’s job at Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet members ignored the advice of their own Chief Executive Jo Turton yesterday and pushed ahead with plans to axe her job and those of other senior officers.

News
Woman charged with racially abusing Preston store guard

Woman charged with racially abusing Preston store guard

A woman has been charged by police after an allegation of racial abuse in Preston.

Crime
Lucas on the left with his friend William in their field at Vine House Farm

Pony owner devastated after Shetland was killed in stab attack

An owner of a pony stabbed to death in a ‘deliberate attack’ in a Lancashire village has spoken of her outrage.

Crime
Magician Jason Reas magic touch is taking him worldwide

Preston magician set for global stardom

Preston is making waves in the international magic scene  thanks to local magician Jason Rea
Preston
Head down to Botany Bay for a weekend of family fun on the canal

Things to do this weekend (August 25 to 28)

There's plenty of events happening over the Bank Holiday weekend:

Whats on
Two lanes are currently blocked on the motorway

UPDATE: Cattle truck overturns blocking M55

All lanes have now reopened on the eastbound M55 following an earlier closure after a cattle truck overturned, says Highways England.
Transport
James was last seen in the Ingol area at around midday on August 18.

Boy, 13, missing from Preston

A 13-year-old boy has gone missing from Preston, say police.
Crime
Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, August 21, 2017

Here is the latest round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

Crime
Missing boy, 14 may be in Preston

Missing boy, 14 may be in Preston

A 14-year-old boy with strong links to Preston has been missing for a week, say police.

Crime
The Olive Tree Brasserie, Miller Arcade, Preston

Preston’s al fresco cafe culture grows

Preston’s pavement cafe culture is continuing to expand with yet more street tables and chairs being created in the city centre.

Business
Gordon King of Longton, Preston, keeps receiving penalty notices relating to his car, as someone has a number plate that looks the same as his

DRIVEN MAD: Motorist hit with 10 fixed penalties for car he doesn’t own

A motorist is being driven mad - by receiving nearly a dozen fixed penalty notices for a £200,000 car he does not own.

Transport
Stock image of Shetland ponies

Pony killed in “deliberate” stab attack

A Shetland pony has died after being slashed and stabbed in a ‘delibrate attack’, say police.

Crime
Fab Feast for Peace keeps Preston visitors hungry for more

Fab Feast for Peace keeps Preston visitors hungry for more

Hundreds of people have descended on Preston’s Flag Market to celebrate diversity and tuck into some amazing food from around the world.

Preston
Road closed after motorcyclist airlifted to hospital near Preston

Road closed after motorcyclist airlifted to hospital near Preston

A motorcyclist has been injured after a crash near Preston.

Transport
Crested newts kick PNE training complex into extra time

Crested newts kick PNE training complex into extra time

The bulldozers are ready to move in and so too are the men with shovels.

News
Joanne Halliwell from Fulwood is the  founder of JH, comedy roles

Some of her most loved characters include betsy the scullery maid and witch demdike

An old maid’s tale offers new adventures for unlikely actress

I was once compared to a female Frank Spencer but I wasn’t quite sure to take that as compliment or not - I mean I preferred ‘a ginger Michelle Pfeiffer’?”

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Lisa Marie Millward

Preston woman defrauded vulnerable elderly lady out of £15k

A woman with dementia was defrauded of £15,000 when a thief stole her chequebook from her son’s car.

Crime
Preston Guild Hall

Are you ready for Motown bonanza?

There’s a reminder that music fans are invited to the biggest party of the year as the Magic of Motown show steams into Preston next month.

Music
Sue Thompson, head of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation, during preparations for her 140 mile sponsored walk with consultant oncologist Dr Gerry Skailes,

Rosemere Cancer Foundation's chief officer takes on mega walk for anniversary appeal

After 20 years at its helm, Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s Chief Officer Sue Thompson is taking the charity’s 20 Years Anniversary Appeal to raise £1.5 million in her stride – literally.

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General manager Daniel Rich at the Barton Grange Hotel

Bosses at Barton Grange unveil results of £250,000 investment

Bosses at Barton Grange Hotel have announced the completion of a £250,000 upgrade project.

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