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Walton-le-Dale

Have a go at... Pottery

The craft of making ceramic material into pots or potterywares using mud.
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Corporal Darren Neilson

Tank blast inquiry to last nine months

An experienced tank commander from Preston was one of two soldiers killed after their armoured vehicle blew up during a training exercise on a firing range two weeks ago, an inquest was told.

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Cockshott Wood has been cordoned off from the public on Pear Tree Cres. Walton-le-Dale

Vandalised walkway to reopen thanks to pay back teams

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Dennis Delight drummer Paul Swindells

Band halts gigs for injured drummer

Bandmates of Dennis Delight drummer Paul Swindells have cancelled gigs and suspended work on their latest album until the robbery victim is fit to play again.

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Work has started on a facelift at Vue cinema at the Capitol Centre

Work starts creating ‘state-of-the-art’ cinema at retail park

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Work has started on the big vacant former Tesco shop at the Capitol Centre

New lease of life for empty shop

A new furniture heavyweight has chosen to open one of its first stores in Preston.

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Driver Kevin Gow of Preston Bus on board one of the destroyed buses

Full extent of bus damage is revealed

It has been revealed that three buses taken for a car park joyride have been “completely written off”.

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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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The Park and Ride at Walton Le Dale, Preston

Buses are damaged in Park and Ride rampage

Joyriders smashed up three buses after going on the rampage in a Park and Ride car park.

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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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Family’s hope to raise thousands to help seven-year-old Elliot walk

The family of a seven-year-old boy with a rare condition are battling to raise thousands in the hope that he will one day walk.

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Bounce Play Centre, Blackpool

Lancashire recommends... children's soft play centres

Readers have voted. Here are the top children's play centres in the region.
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Sophie Massie

Teenager donates wages for Variety charity

A school girl has donated her first wage as part of her bid to become Junior Miss Preston.

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Shannon Murphy with family friends Alan Hayes, Callum Hayes, PNE player Ben Pearson, her dad Mark Murphy, and brother Leon Murphy as part of her Junior Miss Preston fund-raising

Teenager to take on the Guild Wheel

A teenager is preparing to cycle the Guild Wheel as part of her bid to become Junior Miss Preston.

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Police have increased patrols in the hope of catching the offender

'Mindless' vandals slash tyres on car adapted for disabled child

Police are hunting 'mindless' vandals who slashed the tyres of a car that was specially adapted for a young disabled child.

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Emma Sutton with some of her Mosney Mill collecttion

Mill setting provided the inspiration for enterprise

It was the birthplace of modern fabric printing, now a historic Preston Mill has been brought back to life not only as a family home but the inspiration behind a new British brand.

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Motorist rescued from ditch after crash

Motorist rescued from ditch after crash

A motorist has been rescued from a ditch after a car crash in Walton-le-Dale

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Oliver and Oscar Walmsley

Meet the children at the forefront of naming trends

Traditional names are making a comeback. NATALIE WALKER meets five families who went ‘old school’ when deciding upon names for their babies.

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A vandal driver damaged Walton-le-Dale Cricket Club's pitch.

‘No Christmas spirit’ as vandal driver ruins cricket pitch

A Lancashire cricket club has been asking “where is the Christmas spirit?” after a vandal driver ruined its playing surface.

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Dave Watson

Happy new start for war hero Dave Watson

War veteran Dave Watson, 30, is making a new life, close to the hospital which has transformed him since his terrible injuries in Afghanistan.

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