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Dogs on the catwalk for Homeless Hounds

These dogs made their debut on the catwalk to help fellow canines in need.
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Places for People Good Neighbour Awards

A Lancashire duo have been recognised at a national awards ceremony, for their commitment to supporting ex-servicemen.

David Spedding, 56, of Carr Meadows, Bamber Bridge, was in court for taking a knife into a pub. He says it was to cut up lettuce for his pet tortoises JR and Lola

Tortoise owner back in court on salad knife charge

A defendant who took his tortoise to court and showed it to a judge as part of his defence has been back in the dock – this time without his pet.

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Fire services and mountain rescue teams staged a daring rescue PIC: Rossendale and Pendle Mountain Rescue

'Nemo' found by specialist crews from Bamber Bridge and Mountain rescue

A dog called Nemo sparked an emergency call-out after it became trapped in a Lancashire Quarry, say Mountain Rescue teams.
Both women were taken to Royal Preston Hospital for treatment.

Woman suffers serious facial injuries after Bamber Bridge crash

Two women were taken to hospital suffering with serious injuries after they were involved in a two car crash in Bamber Bridge, say police.

Ruby is poised for the catwalk

Dogs get set for catwalk fun in Bamber Bridge

Dogs will be strutting their stuff on the catwalk as part of their own furry catwalk.
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Go-karting centre gets green light

An indoor go-kart track has been given the green light by councillors.


Motorway BLOCKED after vehicle overturns

The M6 northbound was closed after a collision involving an overturned car.
Nobody was injured during the incident.

One vehicle crash temporarily blocks traffic on M6 southbound

Traffic was temporarily stopped on the southbound M6 following a crash, say police.

The former library on Station Road in Bamber Bridge

Councillors to decide on plan for scouts to take over library

Plans to hand over a county library to the local scout group will be considered by councillors next week.

Brig's staff and players salute the fans

Renno: Get your football fix with us this weekend

Bamber Bridge boss Neil Reynolds has urged local soccer fans to get their football fix at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium this weekend.

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Greg Dunnings with Prince Harry, Dave Watson with Prince Phillip, Prince Harry at the 2017 Invictus Games opening ceremony. Credit: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

It’s gold for Greg and Dave in Canada

Gold is the colour for Preston athletes at the 2017 Invictus Games after a series of successes for the city’s athletes.
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Pictured left, Jamie Parkinson, right,  pensioner Jimmy Booth

Hit and run driver jailed after leaving Clayton Brook grandad for dead

These are the sickening injuries a 79-year-old great-grandad suffered after a disqualified, uninsured hit and run driver ploughed into him as he crossed the road.
Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, September 18, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.


Have a go at ... Yoga

An ancient form of exercise that focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

Sue Ryder at Cuerden Hall

Charity seeking voluntary helpers

Health care charity Sue Ryder is recruiting volunteers at neurological care centre at Cuerden Hall.

(Not the tortoise involved in the court case)

Tortoise used as evidence in bizarre court hearing

A defendant called an unusual character witness to help his case - a tortoise.

Fire in flat above Bamber Bridge shop

Fire in flat above Bamber Bridge shop

Fire crews dealt with a blaze in a flat above a shop in Bamber Bridge.

The site, just off Wesley Street, which will see 188 new houses built in Bamber Bridge

New housing development gets the seal of approval

The long overdue redevelopment of a former mill site has been given the go ahead by council bosses
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Kart track bid in Bamber Bridge could provide jobs boost

Plans to convert a Lancashire industrial site into a go-karting track could provide a jobs boost for young adults.

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