Preston beauty queen looking good for Xmas No 1

PRESTON beauty Elizabeth Grant might be taking on the world in Washington DC, but she also has her sights set on a Christmas Number One.

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Photo : Coun Davies at an Armed Forces Day flag ceremony at the Cenotaph in Preston

City leaders pay tribute to a very proud Prestonian

The union flag will fly at half mast at Preston council on the day of a well known city councillor’s funeral.

John Flynn of Ribbleton, who has died after a two-year battle with MND

Motorbike tribute planned for ‘joker’ John

A well-known mechanic and doorman has died after a two-year battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

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New Deputy Lord Lieutenants for Lancashire named

FIVE new Deputy Lieutenants have been appointed in Lancashire.

Brockholes Wood Community School pay tribute to  World War One soldiers with their new art work

City remembers with tour of Commonwealth graves

The spotlight will be on Preston’s Commonwealth war graves as part of Remembrance Day commemorations this weekend.

Councils across Lancashire getting to grips with powers to deal with the blight of flytipping

Councils across Lancashire getting to grips with powers to deal with the blight of flytipping

Dozens of fixed penalty notices have been handed out across Lancashire to crack down on flytipping, littering and dog fouling.

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Woman critical after being cut out of car crash

A 37-year-old woman is in a critical condition after her car crashed into a tree.

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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Michael Higginson's winning photograph of his brother Dale Zaporowski with dog Esta.
Michael won first place in the Assistance Dogs and Dogs Charities category in The Kennel Club's Dog Photographer of the Year competition

Dog has been Dale’s best friend through brain tumour ordeal

WATCHING over Dale Zaporowski protectively, Esta the dog has a strong bond with him and has been the teenager’s unwavering companion throughout his tough life fighting two brain tumours.

Sheltered housing fire

Sheltered housing fire

Firefighters were called to a small blaze at sheltered accommodation in Preston in the early hours of today.

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Police seize a silver Mercedes that rammed a police car and then hit several other vehicles in the Ribbleton area of Preston

Two arrested after police car rammed in Preston

A man and a woman have been arrested after a police car was rammed and several other cars were damaged.

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Brant Road. Picture: Google

Child rescued from under fence by fire crews

A child had to be rescued by fire crews after becoming trapped under a fence in Preston.

Flytipping at Preston Cemetery

Flytippers dump waste at Preston Cemetery in ‘despicable’ act

Piles of household waste have been dumped in Preston Cemetery in a “despicable” act by flytippers.

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Climbing on the up as a new centre is planned for Preston

Climbing is on the up with new centre

Climbing is on the rise as the latest Olympic event and Preston could be ready to give youngsters a leg up for Tokyo 2020.

Ribbleton Avenue, Preston. Photo: Google Streetview

Person hurt in hit and run in Preston.

A driver has been traced after a hit and run in Preston.

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Grave of Rose Mary Donnelly, mum of Patricia Varty

Thousands sign petition as Preston Cemetery row continues

More than 3,000 signatures have been gathered on a petition against the removal of memorials from graves in Preston Cemetery.


‘I remember all the good times here with Melanie’

Being a fundraising ambassador for Derian House has brought back bittersweet memories for Miss England.

Memorial to children and babies at Preston Crematorium

Mum’s tribute to son on memorial

A bereaved mum is urging other grieving parents to pay tribute to their children on a “beautiful” statue at the city’s crematorium.

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Adrian Smith, 43, of Longridge, was knocked off his bike in Ribbleton Lane, Preston

Cyclist ‘left for dead’ by hit-and-run driver

A dad-of-three suffered extensive facial and hand injuries after being knocked off his bike by a hit-and-run driver.

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Jason Hutchinson, 36, of The Crescent, Bamber Bridge, jailed for four years for sec 18 wounding of Liam Hilton, after he stabbed him at a house in Ribbleton on June 22.

Man stabbed neighbour in row over water bombs

AN irate neighbour lost his temper and stabbed a man because he was angry water bombs had been thrown at his freshly cleaned windows.

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