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Lying nurse is struck off register

A nurse has been struck off after she lied for two years that she was registered with the professional body.

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Mayor of South Ribble, Coun Linda Woollard, accompanied by her consort, husband Alistair present the prize winners, pictured here with Mick Gardner who won first prize in the photography section

Brownedge Festival showcases very best of community talent

Parishioners at St Mary’s Brownedge RC Church came to together to celebrate the creative talents of those in the community for their annual festival.

William Dickinson (back row first on the left) on route to Singapore in 1941

Piecing together the journey of a Prisoner of War

William Dickinson never spoke of his time building the Burma Railway. But, two decades after his death, his documents and photos begin to tell their own story, as NATALIE WALKER writes
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A team of staff from HMRC in Preston did the Guild Wheel walk in aid of St Catherine's Hospice

Pink ladies raise thousands for St Catherine's Hospice

A team of women - and a dog - have raised almost £4,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice by walking along the Guild Wheel.
Pictured (L-R) are Friends Committee Members Phil Procter, Dave Weedon, David Beattie (handing over the keys to Park Manager Simon Thorpe), Jack Spickett, Maureen Hesmondhalgh and Jean Stainton.

Rangers get boost to help maintain beauty spot

The Cuerden Valley Park Trust has received a welcome boost.

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Biker seriously injured after crash in Bamber Bridge

Biker seriously injured after crash in Bamber Bridge

A motorcyclist has serious injuries following a crash on the M65 in Bamber Bridge today.

Photo Neil Cross
The �3.5m investment re-doing the pavements and roads, in a tree-lined, wide-pavements along Station Road in Bamber Bridge

Town centre facelift scheme targets June completion date

What’s happening?

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The car was spotted travelling at dangerously high speeds along Hennel Lane. 
Pic: Googlemaps

Driver clocked travelling over THREE times the speed limit in Walton-le-Dale

Police clocked a car travelling at speeds of over 75mph in a 20mph zone after it failed to stop for a patrol in Walton-le-Dale.
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The Naaz Indian Restaurant in Bamber Bridge

Sadness at closure of The Naaz restaurant

Curry enthusiasts have taken to social media to express their sadness at the closure of one of the area’s best-known Indian restaurants.

The 40 Steps in Walton-le-Dale, pictured in 1905.
Photograph courtesy of Preston Digital Archive.

Call for action on historic steps

A 1,000 signature petition has been gathered calling for an historic right of way to be reopened.

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Police would like to speak to Shakquel Hussain following the theft of a Help the Heroes Charity box and till tray from atakeaway.
Pic: Lancashire Police

APPEAL: Man wanted after theft of Help the Heroes charity tin

A 19-year-old man from Bamber Bridge is wanted by police following the theft of a Help the Heroes Charity box and till tray from a takeaway.

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Bamber Bridge Iron Tree plaques unveiling 
Jim & Dorothy Martin

200 names added to wall of fame

Another 200 names have been added to Bamber Bridge’s new ‘wall of fame’.

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Breast cancer survivor Emma Ryan with her daughters left Leah and right Bethany

Wading through mud is worth it to beat cancer

When Emma Ryan was told she had a 65 per cent chance of beating breast cancer, she was devastated.

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Police's touching message after Lancashire public help find missing 69-year-old man

Lancashire Police have posted a touching message on Facebook after they say the public helped to find a missing 69-year-old man.

The grand finale of Rosemere's Spring Concert for its 20th anniversary

Musical celebration for cancer centre hits right financial note

A musical celebration to mark Rosemere Cancer Centre’s 20th anniversary raised more than £3,000 for its funds.

Motorway partially closed after early morning smash

Motorway partially closed after early morning smash

Part of the M61 was closed for more than an hour this morning following a collision involving at least two vehicles.


Have a go at... kickboxing

A sport based on kicking and punching, historically developed from Karate, Muay Thai, Kun Khmer, and Boxing. It is a combination of boxing, martial arts and aerobics.

Bar staff tackle heater fire

Bar staff tackle heater fire

Bar staff took matters into their own hands when a group of rowdy patrons started a fire inside a Bamber Bridge public house.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Pic: Googlemaps

Crews stage dramatic rescue of woman and two young children from house fire

A woman and two young children were dramatically rescued after a blaze broke out at their home in Bamber Bridge, say fire services.
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The paint spray booth was suffered fire damage 
Pic: Tanya Heaton

Woman battles blaze to save family business

A 43-year-old woman from Thornley-with-Wheatley bravely battled to save her family business after a paint spray booth caught fire in her car body shop.
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