“I am glad drink driver killer is dead”

DRINK driving DRINK is still one of the biggest killers on roads despite society being aware it is unacceptable.

AASMA DAY talks to Maria Hodgson who lost her husband in a crash caused by a drink driver who also died in the smash together with his passenger.

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Maria Hodgson, whose husband Brian was killed at the age of 41 by a drink driver. Then nine years ago, Maria's sister Mavis died while crossing the road in Turkey

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE: ‘The drink driver who killed my husband did not deserve to live’

Drink driving is still one of the biggest killers on roads despite society being aware it is unacceptable. AASMA DAY talks to Maria Hodgson who lost her husband in a crash caused by a drink driver who also died in the smash together with his passenger. Maria talks about why she is supporting our Drive For Justice campaign to fight for harsher punishments for those who kill or seriously injure on our roads.

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Ashton Community Science College

Ashton Community Science College’s sixth form to close as numbers fall

Community college says ‘lack of interest’ from prospective pupils prompted action.

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Dunsop Bridge BT phone box

End of the line for 306 Lancashire phone boxes

ALMOST a third of public phone boxes across Lancashire could be axed after telecommunications provider BT said they were under used.

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Faulklands war veteran Simon Weston with Donna Rowe Green

Vote for Donna and her team as they help army ex-vets regrow self-esteem

Nestled within Ashton Park is a very special garden. It started out a seed of an idea but in just four years has blossomed into something much more.

Alan Rampling

Green-fingered Alan pens book on life in Preston’s parks

After more than five decades working in Preston’s parks, former head gardener Alan Rampling has written a book about his green-fingered life.

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Proud Bob, 95, gets military honour

D-Day veteran Bob Barron insists he played only a “small” part in a big team effort to liberate France.

Missing nine-year-old, Maklaine Bottomley

UPDATE: Missing schoolboy found

A schoolboy who went missing has been traced.

Preston Marina's Chris Miller

Tributes pour in following death of Preston marina founder

Tributes have been paid to a well-known businessman who founded and operated Preston Marina.

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Three Audi's were set on fire by arsonists overnight and destroyed at Preston Audi, Riversway Motor Park, Preston

UPDATE: Luxury cars destroyed at garage as arsonists strike three times in four hours

Three luxury cars worth a total of more than £100,000 have been torched by arsonists outside a garage.

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Dock diver John Taylor

Preston says farewell to ‘dock diver’

The man whose underwater expertise kept the Port of Preston working for almost 30 years has died after a long illness.

20mph Larches Lane in Ashton

New attempt to stop estate road accidents

A raft of new traffic calming measures are to be installed on a residential estate after a 20mph zone failed to stop serious accidents.

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M6 in Lancashire

Driver jailed for terrifying M6 rampage

A drunken motorist terrified other innocent road users on the M6 during a road rage incident, a court has heard.

Sister’s loving tribute to ‘aerial man’ brother Sid

Sister’s loving tribute to ‘aerial man’ brother Sid

A loving tribute has been paid to Preston’s ‘aerial man’ Sid Farrow after his sister claimed he’d climbed every roof in Preston.

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Friends Simon Bleasdale, brother Nick Bleasdale, Dean Ash, Eugene Marchuk, Joel Jackson, Tom Barnes, Lloyd Rigby and Chris Pigott, Adam Wall,  Rob Thompson and Geoff Thompson scale eight Lakeland Fells in memory of Dave Wall, 28.

Friends scale the heights to raise vital funds in memory of Dave

Friends of young dad Dave Wall, who died two months after being diagnosed with bowel cancer, have scaled the heights of Lakeland’s eight tallest fells raising thousand’s of pounds for the cancer charity who helped to care for him.

Part of Egerton Road is within the Ashton Conservation Area

Historic conservation area to be preserved for future

A historic Preston neighbourhood is to keep its special status, city bosses have agreed.

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Tributes to much-loved Star Wars star Kenny Baker

Tributes have poured in to Kenny Baker, the 3ft 8ins actor best known for his role as R2D2.

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Star Wars actor Kenny Baker judging the Great architectural Bake Off at Frank Whittle Partnership, Preston

Star Wars actor Kenny Baker dies

Lancashire’s own Star Wars legend Kenny Baker has died after a long illness.

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UPDATE: Engineers dealing with Ashton-on-Ribble power cut

A power cut in Ashton-on-Ribble has been narrowed down to one road.

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helping hand: Lancashire police has been recruiting mounted volunteers to help crack rural crime

Rural crime costs hit £2m in Lancashire

INSURERS have warned that criminals targeting farms are getting increasingly sophisticated.

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