Football mad teen to be buried with his PNE hero’s boots

A FOOTBALL-mad teenager will be given a touching send-off today, buried with the boots of his hero.

Rebecca Duckworth stars as Doralee Rhodes in "9 to  5: The Musical" at Preston's Charter Theatre

No business like show business for Rebecca

Beauty consultant and part time theatre usher Rebecca Duckworth has her heart set on showbiz.

Crash in Leyland Road, Penwortham

Road closed after crash

Part of a main road was closed after a crash involving three cars and a bus.

Dylan Crossey

300 balloons launched for Dylan

MORE than 300 balloons were released at a special memorial event for teenager Dylan Crossey.

West Cliff, Preston

Tumble dryer ignites clothing

An overheated tumble dryer was the cause of a fire at a house in Preston.

Michael Higginson's winning photograph of his brother Dale Zaporowski with dog Esta.
Michael won first place in the Assistance Dogs and Dogs Charities category in The Kennel Club's Dog Photographer of the Year competition

Dog has been Dale’s best friend through brain tumour ordeal

WATCHING over Dale Zaporowski protectively, Esta the dog has a strong bond with him and has been the teenager’s unwavering companion throughout his tough life fighting two brain tumours.

Labour MP John Woodcock was subject to some of the abuse from the Twitter account

Vile internet troll unmasked after abusive tweets to MP

AN MP has revealed why he called in Lancashire Police to catch a “vile” internet troll who sent him abuse via Twitter.

A sofa and armchair on top of a bus stop in Hill Road South, Penwortham.
Picture by Robby Dawson

Street furniture? Sofa put on top of bus stop

Eyebrows have been raised over a sofa that has ended up on a bus stop in Penwortham.

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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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Hawksbury Drive in Penwortham

Town’s youth problems are investigated

Street pastors have been considered to address anti-social behaviour in an area of Penwortham.

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Double R Arts Youth Theatre performing arts workshop

Getting down to the beat at cultural festival

An arts and cultural festival will take place at a community centre on Saturday.

Coun Jennifer Mein

Cabinet dismisses pleas to save county libraries

It took less than two hours today for Lancashire County Council’s cabinet to sign the final execution papers for a host of Lancashire libraries and children’s centres - despite being forced to think again.

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Preston Crown Court

Man caught with two knives avoids jail term

A WHEELCHAIR user who was spotted holding a kitchen knife in a main street has narrowly avoided jail after a judge heard he had “struggled” since being disabled in an accident three years ago.

Andreas and Eleni with their boys, Marios, Evangelos and Constantinos

Andreas batters his rivals to win our Champion-chip

King of the fish fryers Andreas Evangelou is celebrating the sizzling news that his family takeaway has been voted Preston’s Chippy of the Year.

Oddfellows Preston enjoy a tea and cake afternoon

There is nothing odd about making new friends in this social group

Friendships that last a lifetime can be made at Oddfellows.

GOING: Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

What the latest county council cuts mean for you. Our guide to what happens next

As the dust settles on Lancashire County Council’s plans to sell off more than 100 libraries, children’s centres and other facilities across the county we look at five key things you need to know about the move.

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Liverpool Road, Penwortham

Questions raised over state of bungalow building site

A row has erupted over the appearance of a controversial building site.

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GOING: Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

‘A good time to bury bad news’

That’s the damning accusation made after county council chiefs published recommendations to sell more than 100 libraries, children’s centres and other facilities across Lancashire – at 8pm on the Friday before a bank holiday weekend.

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Teen songwriter’s single inspired by death of beloved pet

A teenage singer-songwriter is hitting all the right notes, inspired by the passing of a beloved family pet.

Saisha Walmsley, Priyal Soni and Tabitha Brogden

GCSE RESULTS: Terrific results for Penwortham Priory Academy

The Lancashire Evening Post’s Secondary School of the Year, Penwortham Priory Academy is celebrating an increase in the number of students achieving top grades in maths and English at GCSE level.

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