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Ashton-on-Ribble

The eyes have it at dragon boat launch

It was a case of dotting the eyes and crossing the Marina when Preston paddlers took delivery of their first brand new dragon boat.

Arts
Water overflowing at the Lea section of the Ribble Link

Ribble Link close to bursting its banks

Torrential rain over the weekend has put water levels at Preston’s Ribble Link close to bursting its banks

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Rachel Heppenstall

Cyclists take on Ride London for The Space Centre in Preston

Three cyclists have raised almost £2,000 for a sensory centre for people with disabilities.

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17m high Vodafone antenna plans rejected

Planning permission for a 17.5 metre high radio antenna have been rejected by Preston City Council

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Police want to speak to this woman in connection with a robbery at an ATM in Tulketh Brow, Preston

Woman left with broken ribs after being rugby-tackled by 6ft 5in robber

Police are hunting a duo who robbed and assaulted a woman at a cashpoint in Preston.

Crime
What the main training ground building could look like

PNE decision day arrives: What you need to know

The future of Preston North End's training ground masterplan will be decided by the city council's planning committee on Thursday.
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Police at the murder scene at Chatsworth Street, Preston

Preston man guilty of wife's murder

A husband who bludgeoned his wife to death with a hammer in their Preston home has been handed a life sentence.

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The attack took place on Blackpool Road. Image courtesy of Google

Appeal for witnesses after 'road rage' assault in Preston

Motorists who could hold vital information relating to a violent assault are being sought by Preston police officers.
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An artist's impression of part of the training ground

Re-submitted PNE bid earmarked for approval

Council officers have said they are “minded to approve” Preston North End’s re-submitted training ground masterplan.
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An artist's impression of the UCLan Adelphi square development

Planners urged to heed advice on Preston's Adelphi scheme

Preston charities have urged planners to remember the needs of the blind and visually impaired community ahead of a major scheme.

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Bowls champion Liz Ward

Lawn bowling star Liz lands top title

A Preston grandmother has secured a national title but may face a frosty reception when she goes on to represent her country.

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Mandy Davis who had strep b when sh gave birth to her her daughter Isla

“I didn’t know I had Strep B .. but a simple test could have told me”

Group B Strep, commonly known as Strep B, is the most common cause of life threatening infection in newborn babies and can cause sepsis, pneumonia and meningitis.

However, most of the infections can be prevented by testing expectant mums and providing targeted antibiotics during labour - but testing is not routinely offered on the NHS.

AASMA DAY talks to a Lancashire mum who wants to raise awareness of the condition after her own ordeal.

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A huge crack is seen in the harbour after an earthquake in Kos

PNE star's family feel impact of Greek earthquake

A Preston North End star has spoken of his relief that his family is safe after feeling the effects of a deadly earthquake.
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Nigel Green examines the damage

Vandals trash ‘safe place’ for veterans

Vandals have trashed a special gardening project set up as therapy for military veterans.

Crime

Top of the Tanks at Tatton Flower Show

Veterans joined forces with schoolchildren for a groundforce operation to create a blooming display at this year’s RHS Tatton Flower Show.

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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.
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Ben Ashworth

Guild Wheel honour a lasting tribute for Preston's Ben Ashworth

The wheels are in motion for one of Preston’s landmarks to be named after inspirational charity campaigner Ben Ashworth.
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Teen musician Connor Banks

Connor’s nod to pop star Ed raises funds

A Preston teen’s homage to pop superstar Ed Sheeran has raised vital funds for a Lancashire boy fighting a cancer battle.

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County councillor Geoff Driver

Council leader 'bans' chief executive and senior staff

The leader of Lancashire County Council has 'banned' senior authority staff from attending briefing meetings with him.
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A brisk walk is included as exercise

Preston lagging behind on exercise rates

Fewer adults in Preston are taking part in recommended levels of exercise compared to other areas, new figures suggest.

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