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Woman dies after being found unconscious in Preston e-cigarette shop

A woman was found dead in an e-cigarette shop after police were alerted to a safety call.

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Service Care Solutions, in Preston, donated food for The Foxton Centre's community cafe

Service Care Solutions donates to The Foxton Centre

A Preston recruitment agency has launched two appeals to help homeless people in the city.

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Dave Smith was well known in Lancashire Sunday League circles

Teams take time out to remember stalwart Dave

Tributes have been paid to one of the Lancashire Sunday League’s former players Dave Smith, who 
has sadly passed away at the age of 53.

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Members of Let's Grow Preston raking the ground ready for work

Let’s Grow Preston blooming in the city

An gardening organisation is flourishing in Preston, creating many enjoyable green landscapes across the city.

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The Staffy Ridgeback cross is reported to have tried to follow its owner through the gate as they left their garden. (File picture for illustrative purposes only)

Firefighters free 'distressed' dog trapped in garden gate

A 'distressed' dog was rescued by firefighters after it got its head stuck in a garden gate in Ribbleton.
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Howard Brook House in Ribbleton, Preston.

Elderly disabled residents trapped on second floor after lift is out of order for 11 days

Elderly residents were left stranded on the second floor of their sheltered home for 11 days after a faulty lift wasn’t fixed.

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Holly Banks with her supporters during the 2.2k race at Abbey Village for Young Epilepsy

Holly's Daffodil Doddle for Young Epilepsy

A young girl’s drive to support her cousin has sparked a major fund-raising mission.
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Gold Paralympian medalist Steph Slater pictured at the 'golden gates' of her former high school, St Cecilia's, Longridge with headteacher, Ivan Catlow and current pupils.

St Cecilia’s golden gates in Stephanie Slater’s honour

The gates of St Cecilia’s, Longridge have been painted gold in honour of former pupil and paralympian medallist Stephanie Slater MBE.

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Police detained a man in Ribbleton, Preston after a car was reported stolen and the vehcicle then crashed.

Man detained after car crashes

A man was still in police custody in Preston today following an incident involving a car reported as stolen last night.

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Sarah Page, who is off to the Arctic to complete a marathon to help breast cancer sufferers.

Arctic beckons for a Longridge grandma’s marathon walk

A Longridge grandmother is off to the Arctic to complete her fourth marathon walk as part of a 10 year charity challenge.

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Rebecca McDermott with her daughter Hayley

Great NHS Gamble, Day 3: 25 medics saved my life giving birth

A mum who almost bled to death after giving birth has revealed she would not be alive today if she hadn’t had her baby in hospital.

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John and Sue Cornthwaite of Longridge Timber

Timber firm branches out with second site in the city

A lumber merchants has branched out with a second site, creating more employment in the area.

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Zoe Bennett tells her story

Brave Zoe’s emotional homecoming

Zoe Bennett’s homecoming proved an emotional moment - for everyone apart from her.

Crime
The Royal Preston Hospital where Jean Robinson passed away after a long illness

Mum’s dying wish ignored by Royal Preston Hospital claims son

A grieving son has slammed hospital staff after his mother was denied her dying wish to be with her family at the end.

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The Fairy God Dusters on last year's charity walk around the market town for St Catherines' Hospice

Fairy wings help this group fly for charity

A group of women will be using their wings to help sick and terminally ill children.

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Michael and Alan Rushe who have been running at least 5k a day for a year

Brothers set to complete their five a day

Two brothers are nearly at the finishing post of their 12-month challenge of running 5k every day.

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Wendy Hamriding wants to set up a knitting club for the blind and visually impaired

Blind grandma who had her face eaten by dog can knit using her “mind’s eye”

A grandmother who lost her sight after her pet dog ate half her face today revealed she has knitted hundreds of festive stockings by using her “mind’s eye and memory.”

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Elizabeth Grant, from Preston, represented England at the Miss World contest

Miss World contestant 'proud' as contest ends in defeat

There was to be no third crown for Preston’s Miss World contestant as she missed out on the final 20 last night in Washington DC.

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CARER: Curtis Philips cares for his wife Katie full time but Lancashire County Council are now reducing his hours.

Husband raises concerns as Lancashire County Council plans to slash his hours as full-time carer

When Katie Philips picked up an infection working as a nurse on a busy children’s ward, little did she know how dramatically her life would change.

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