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Love scores for St Catherine's Hospice

An annual tennis tournament attracting players from across the Ribble and Fylde has served St Catherine’s another ace after raising £800 for the hospice.

Galloways volunteer, Bert Chessell, with Vision Services Coordinator, Nia Coleman who have completed a 30 mile tandem cycling challenge

Nia and Bert double up for great Galloway’s ride

A partially sighted fundraiser from Lostock Hall confronted her fears for cycling by taking part in a 30 mile charity tandem challenge, raising more than £300.

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200+ people have signed a petition to get bus back for residents in Todd Lane South, Lostock Hall

Community calls for bus rethink as winter nears

More than 200 people have signed a petition calling for the reinstatement of a bus route.

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St Catherines fundraiser, Emma Jacovelli before Bark in the Park.

Hospice’s popular Bark in the Park returns to Preston

Families and their four-legged friends are set to enjoy a host of attractions at a Preston charity’s popular Bark in the Park fun day this weekend.

Fundraisers take part in a snooker match for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

Snooker match raises money for cancer charity

Snooker players held a charity competition to raise funds for Rosemere Cancer Foundation.
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Lewis Ashworth is conquering his weight problem after years of trying and failing on diet plans. He puts it all down to Andy Dee, Gaynor Duckworth, Dee Bolton and Georgia Whittle at Smart Fitness, based in Bamber Bridge

Gas engineer Lewis shed eight stone in just 20 weeks, with the help of a gruelling new fitness regime

SELF-confessed “fat lad” Lewis Ashworth admits he has tried every diet in the book . . . and failed the lot.

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Lancashire Police officer sacked for sending crime scene images to his girlfriend

A grieving father facing the second anniversary of his son’s murder today described his torment after learning a police officer had shared pictures from the scene of the crime.

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James Housden, 28, from Lostock Hall who will take part in the Great North Run to raise money for Children of the Far East Prisoners of War charity

James’s great run in honour of his POW granddad

A PRESTON man whose grandfather was held captive in Japan for three years is to run a half marathon for a charity which recognises the plight of prisoners during the Second World War.

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Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron. Photo: Jeff Overs/BBC/PA Wire

Farron: ‘Putting Boris Johnson in charge is like putting the Chuckle Brothers in charge of Newsnight’

Lancashire-born politician Tim Farron has taken a humorous sideswipe at the notion of Boris Johnson being left in charge of the country.

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Sue Noon and Jeff Whittle attended workshops at St Catherines Hospice to help them cope with cancer-related fatigue

“Extreme fatigue after cancer treatment is indescribable”

Extreme fatigue and feeling constantly tired are the often little known about side-effects experienced by those who have been through cancer treatment.

AASMA DAY talks to two friends who have survived cancer and have been helped by specialist sessions at St Catherine’s Hospice to cope with the unexpected life changes caused by the illness

Nicola and Benjamin Blackwell

An uncle's last attempt to support dying nephew

Faced with a ticking time bomb of when his one-year-old nephew will die, a Preston teenager is appealing for support in one last fund-raising bid.


Appeal after serious collision in Lostock Hall

Police want witnesses to a serious car crash at the weekend to come forward.

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Pictured - (L-R) Meghadeven and Indranee Pumbien of Preston, Lancs., arriving at Preston Crown Court. Mr and Mrs Pumbien are on trial after being charged following an investigation into the alleged ill treatment and neglect of patients at Briarwood Rest Home in Lostock Hall. See Ross Parry Copy RPYCARE 

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Disgraced Briarwood Rest Home bosses face being struck off

A married couple convicted of abusing and neglecting residents at a nursing home they ran, now face being struck off as nurses.

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Officers from South Ribble Neighbourhood Policing team uncovered a bike chop-shop on Howick Cross Lane, Penwortham.

Sophisticated cycle thieves may be using apps as £1.8m of bikes taken

Former Army captain Colin Johnson was left devastated when his hand-made bike was stolen in June – just as he was given the go-ahead to get back on the bike after spinal surgery.

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The Spar and garage on Bownedge Road, Lostock Hall

Rebuilding plans for popular shop and petrol station

Plans for a major garage and shop overhaul have been announced - but one business says it is in the dark over its future.

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St. Mary's and St. John Southworth Church at Samlesbury which will lose its Sunday Mass

Bishop to shut 40 Catholic churches in diocese shake-up

Catholic churches in Central Lancashire have emerged relatively unscathed from a radical shake-up of the Salford Diocese.

Major fire at Whitfire Shavings

VIDEO: Firefighters tackling huge blaze

Video footage has emerged of a huge fire at Farington Moss.

Michael and Edith Turner at he Patron's Lunch in Pall Mall

Big lunch date with the Queen

The rain didn’t dampen the spirits of Michael and Edith Turner who attended the Queen’s 90th celebrations at Pall Mall.

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Bike stolen from the home of former Army Captain Colin Johnson in Lostock Hall

Bike thief puts spoke in wheel of Colin’s rehabilitation goal

A former Army captain recovering from a broken back has been left devastated after his hand-made bike was stolen.

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Bollywood Night charity fundraiser at St Catherine's Hospice, Lostock Hall

Guests turn out at St Catherine’s for bling-tastic Bollywood bash

Guests went the extra mile, dressed to impress in glittering style for St Catherine’s Hospice second sell-out Bollywood Night.

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