Dad releases photo of his son fighting for his life after nightclub attack

A Preston father has taken the agonising decision to release a photograph of his 28-year-old son fighting for his life in hospital to highlight the awful damage one punch can do.

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Chorley Magistrates' Court

Chorley court list - October 18 2016

Here is a list of cases heard at Chorley Magistrates' Court.
Rebecca Cawdron, missing 16-year-old from Walton-le-Dale

MISSING TEEN: Police ‘extremely worried’ about 16-year-old

Police are ‘extremely worried’ about the welfare of a 16-year-old girl who has gone missing from home in Walton-le-Dale.

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Martyn Cunliffe of Preston

Missing man found dead

A body found in Preston Docks has been identified as that of missing man Martyn Cunliffe.


Have-a-go Holly shows anything is possible - even flying!

Lancashire girl Holly Redman was born with a rare condition which means she has a high risk of choking. Despite this, Holly has become the youngest person to paraglide from a mountain in Turkey at the age of five. AASMA DAY talks to her proud dad Carl Redman

London Road crash scene

Motorcyclist killed in city centre collision

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 28-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a collision with a car.

Gavin Preston, from Walton-le-Dale, lost six stones in weight to take part in a sponsored sky dive for St Catherine's Hospice, in memory of his mum

Biggest loser ‘Mr Sleek’ admits hula hooping weight loss secret

Hula hooping on the Wii Fit was the surprising secret behind a taxi driver losing six stones in less than a year.

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Redevelopment work on the former Comet store at Capitol Centre, Walton-le-Dale

Work underway for major retailer’s arrival

Preparation are being made for a major furniture retailer to open at the Capitol Centre in Walton-le-Dale.

PC Martin Cox who helped rescue a woman from the River Darwen in Walton-le-Dale.

Brave officers recognised at special police awards

Five Lancashire police officers who rescued a woman trying to take her own life have been nominated for a Police Bravery Award.

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Arrest after cannabis farm is discovered

Arrest after cannabis farm is discovered

A cannabis farm worth £10,000 has been uncovered by police at a house.

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DUSTING: Genial priest Fr John Cribben was cleaning the arches of his church when he plunged to his death

Death plunge priest’s mystery final moments

The mystery of how a parish priest fell to his death while dusting his church may never be fully explained, an inquest heard.

Vue Cinema  at the Capitol Centre

Breaking: Vue cinema ‘not leaving Capitol Centre’

Bosses at Vue cinema have said they will not be leaving the Capitol Centre in Walton-le-Dale.

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Pharmacy worker Rachel Shannon was so upset when she visited 88 year-old Ruth Riley's home in Walton-le-Dale and saw her struggling up the stairs that she started an appeal for a stairlift, which has now been installed.

88 year-old woman overwhelmed as kind strangers pay for stairlift

An 88-year-old woman who is too ill to walk upstairs has thanked the generous friends, neighbours and strangers who raised enough money for her to get a stairlift.

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Emma Rigbye with husband Ian and daughter Beth Maisie

Emma’s birthday link to Her Majesty

Celebrations are being held nationwide as the Queen turns 90 today - but she is not the only person marking their birthday.

Margaret Lloyd with Bella

A bouquet of barbed wire from dog owner Margaret

An apologetic council has agreed to cover the vet’s bill for a pet dog badly gashed by barbed wire left in a public park.

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Pubs hold their own First Dates

Valentine’s Day will be extra special at two Preston pubs this year - with some inspiration from a realtiy TV show.

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