Fire sparks evacuation at BAE

Staff at BAE were evacuated last night after a fire broke out in an extractor unit, say fire services.
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Preston town hall

Preston Council claws back cash from benefit cheats

A zero-tolerance approach to benefit fraud has seen £140,000 recovered from residents in Preston.
Pupils at Wheelton Primary School in the 1950s. Geoffrey Wilson, top row, second from right.
His best friend Graham Baxendale is middle row, second from left.

There were testing times for Geoffrey in schooldays

It sounds like a common recurring nightmare – turning up to school and being unprepared for an exam.

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Lightnings past and present

Lightning strikes twice at aero site

Lightning has struck twice for workers at one of Lancashire’s biggest aircraft plants.

Enjoy a weekend of dancing and fun at the Vintage Festival being held at the Canberra Club, Samlesbury

Things to do this weekend (May 20 and 21)

A great selection of events happening on Saturday and Sunday in Lancashire.
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Salsa dancing

Have a go at... Salsa dancing

Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean. The movements of salsa have origins in Cuban Son, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo and Puertorican Bomba and Plena and other dance forms.

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Hoghton Tower is the venue for a Motorcycle Sprint on Sunday, May 7

Things to do this weekend

Here's just a taste of events happening in Lancashire...
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Participants from BAE Systems who walked between their two sites raising 5,000 for charity

BAE Systems walk for Blesma

More than 260 participants walked almost 20 miles between BAE Systems’ military aircraft sites at Warton and Samlesbury raising £5,000 for charity.

Harold Salisbury is sax extraordinaire in jazz band Pinto Beans, playing at The Ferret on Sunday

10 things to do this weekend (April 15 and 16)

There's some great events happening in the region this weekend. Why not try one.
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Have a go at... Archery

The sport, practice or skill of using a bow to propel arrows.

Sea Life Blackpool have a Snail and the Whale special event on until March 26. Great for the kids.

10 things to do this weekend (March 25 and 26)

There's a great variety of things to try this weekend. Why not do one of these?
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AS IT HAPPENED: Prince Charles visits Lancashire

The Prince of Wales visited Lancashire today, with planned stops in Clitheroe, Samlesbury and Garstang.
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Where are the best Indian restaurants in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

Roslyn Galas, 42, of Greenend, Samlesbury, was jailed for three years for ABH

Woman smothered her disabled lover with cushion

A woman who smothered her disabled lover with a pillow has been jailed for three years.

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Theresa May announces cash boost for Lancashire at her first regional cabinet near Warrington

PM announces £70m Northern Powerhouse cash for Lancashire

Lancashire has been welcomed into the Northern Powerhouse “family” with a £70m golden greeting.

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Stella and Rob Povall at the New Hall Tavern, Cuerdale Lane, Preston	
Pub of the Year Winner.

Pub of the Year winner unveiled

So good they won it twice.

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Santa's grotto at St George's Centre

Where is Santa going to be this year?

Santa is in high demand at this time of year.

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Fire services attended the incident in Samlesbury

Fire services called to a blaze in a Samlesbury barn

Fire crews were called to a fire in a barn at 1pm yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 30 November).

Christmas Market

Where are this year's Christmas Markets?

Cold winter nights and late night shopping can be made so much better with a mulled wine and festive carols. Check out our list of Christmas Markets.
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Energi Trampoline Park

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of fun events coming up at the weekend
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