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Chorley holidaymaker caught up in Magaluf hotel fire

A Chorley holidaymaker has spoken of her shock after she was caught up in a hotel fire in Mallorca.
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Primary school headteacher Timothy Moule who has been jailed for four years and four months at Stafford Crown Court, after he secretly filmed young boys getting changed and downloaded images of children as young as two being abused. Photo credit: West Mercia Police/PA Wire

Primary school headteacher jailed for filming young boys

A primary school headteacher who secretly filmed young boys getting changed and downloaded images of children as young as two being abused has been jailed for four years and four months.

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Thomas's Battersea in London, as Husnain Rashid, will appear at Woolwich Crown Court

Lancashire IS supporter incited lone wolf attacks on Prince George at school, court told

An Islamic State (IS) supporter encouraged would-be lone wolf attackers to target Prince George at school, a court has heard.
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Adam O'Reilly

Double joy for PNE youngster Adam O'Reilly

Preston North End youngster Adam O'Reilly has been named as the club's scholar of the year.

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Cast from backstage, with Ashton Memorial in view

Review: Embracing right royal summer vibes at the inaugural Highest Point Festival; The Moods. Cast. Embrace. Ocean Colour Scene. Rae Morris.

Rarely does a weekend in the north of England pull together so perfectly with something for everyone – a royal wedding, an FA Cup final, exquisite weather and an inaugural music festival to take you to a beautiful park and listen to artists play to the backdrop of a glorious architectural folly and stunning views across the bay to the mountains.

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St Annes heavy metal band Slander

Metal heads ready to rock at home gig

After more than 20 years away, St Annes metal band Slander will play a homecoming gig next month.

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The Guardian Concert Band

Concert band and choir add to appeal

Local musicians have joined the bill to add an extra special touch to open air theatre at Lytham Hall this summer.

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The Jazz Club 3

Jazzy trio will be all at sea for festival

A jazz trio will be the only Fylde musicians on the bill at the Beyond The Sea boutique festival this weekend.

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Chorley Mayor, Coun Mark Perkins looks at Derian Houses Legacy Tree  with details of charitable donations

Derian House in Chorley hosting a free seminar about charitable donations in wills to avoid inheritance tax

A children’s hospice is inviting people to consider using charitable donations in their will to avoid large inheritance tax bills.
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Four fire engines were called to the Lancaster Royal Grammar School

Around 100 pupils and staff evacuated after fire at school

Around 100 pupils and staff were evacuated from a school in Lancaster after a fire broke out in its kitchens, say fire services.
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Air ambulance called to ten-vehicle crash at busy M6 junction

A lorry driver has been taken to hospital by air ambulance after suffering major trauma in a multi-vehicle pile-up.

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The Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport has reduced the maximum stake on fix-odds betting terminals from 100 every 20 seconds to 2

Readers' letters - May 23

Vulnerable people need more protection

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Ikea site - After and before. Photo courtesy of Graeme Heaton

Readers' letters - May 22

Decision of IKEA  was a sensible one

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Co-operative Stores, based in Ormskirk Road, Preston, in 1902. Picture courtesy of Preston Digital Archive

Readers' letters - May 21

Happy memories of town centre Co-op

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Readers' letters - May 19

Parking charges are a virtual tax on sick people

Royal Preston Hospital

Readers' letters - May 19

Parking charges are a virtual tax on sick people

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Police say the woman was taken to Royal Preston Hospital with a suspected hip injury.

Teenager injured after being hit by car in Preston

An 18-year-old woman was injured after she was hit by a car in Preston, say police.

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Clitheroe's Samantha Murray

Samantha Murray’s on way to Sofia for World Cup 4

Ribble Valley Olympian Samantha Murray will be among seven senior Pentathlon GB athletes heading to Sofia for the fourth World Cup of the season.

Sport
Unai Emery has been appointed Arsenal head coach

Arsenal appoint Unai Emery as head coach

Arsenal have appointed Unai Emery as their new head coach.

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England's Jos Buttler during a nets session at Lord's

Tests are still best says Jos Buttler ahead of England return against Pakistan

Test cricket is still Jos Buttler’s holy grail.

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