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Prince’s city visit hint to MP Sir Mark

Prince William expressed an interest in visiting Preston when he knighted the city’s MP Sir Mark Hendrick at Buckingham Palace.

News
Only one in 20 burglaries is solved

Only one in 20 Preston burglaries and robberies solved by police

Police solve less than one in 20 burglaries and robberies in Preston, according to shock new figures.

Crime

One-woman rat protest at council offices

When the rat catcher wouldn’t turn out, one householder took her rodent problem straight to the Town Hall.

News

Staff at Preston’s Sylhet Bangla are backing England’s World Cup squad with free food and beer

Staff at a curry restaurant are spicing up the World Cup . . . and flying the flag for England.

TV
Running out of supplies: Natalie Thomas at the Salvation Army centre in Harrington Street

SOS as Preston foodbank says it is down to its last few tins

An urgent SOS has gone out for emergency foodbank supplies as Preston prepares for the introduction of Universal Credit.

Preston
Jack Skofic

Skofic Sevens tournament is another huge success

Elite players scrummed down with social rugby devotees to turn the Skofic Sevens competition into another record-breaking event.

Rugby Union
Young girl rescued from mud

Young girl rescued from mud

A young girl was rescued by emergency services after becoming stuck in mud in the River Lune.

News

Rail chaos: Chorley MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle grills Transport Secretary Chris Grayling

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has faced a 45-minute grilling at the hands of Chorley MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle over the Northern rail fiasco.
Transport
Bin switch is branded as ‘rubbish’

Bin switch is branded as ‘rubbish’

A council has been accused of a “rubbish” service after bin collections were switched with only 24 hours notice.

News
Former fishing shop earmarked as a micropub

‘Brig’ gets ale and hearty

Plans for two micropubs on the main street in Bamber Bridge have been submitted just days after another opened its doors.

Business
Ronald Clarke arrives back in Preston from the BGT final

Gospel choir proves the lifeblood of BGT

They may not have won Britain’s Got Talent, but gospel choir B Positive proved to be the lifeblood of the show.

Music
Leader Paul Foster believes more women candidates could put Labour on the right track in next May's election

Labour recruits to close gender gap

Labour has begun a “delicate balancing act” to get more women onto South Ribble Council.

News
Work has started on the Wesley Street site

Petition calls for an access road re-think

Residents have launched a petition to force a council re-think over access to a huge housing development in Bamber Bridge.

News

MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle: Build our new super hospital on ex-IKEA site

Chorley MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has called on health bosses to site Lancashire’s new “super hospital” on land that furniture giant IKEA no longer wants.
Business
The HHS 'hairdresser's' shop in Golden Hill Lane

Thai massage hits a nerve

Plans for a Thai massage shop in Leyland have been muscled out by fears it would rob the town centre of a valuable retail unit.

News
Coun David Howarth

‘Deckchairs on a sinking ship’ taunt

A leader has defended his party’s decision to send out 5,000 leaflets branding South Ribble Council “inept” and “chaotic” after the latest in a catalogue of bust-ups within the authority.

News

Heathcote returning ‘home’ to Deepdale

Celebrity chef Paul Heathcote is cooking up a surprise “homecoming” with Preston North End.

Business
The site of the former McKenzie Arms in Station Road, Bamber Bridge

South Ribble Council's pub purchase mystery

Back in 2012, South Ribble Council spent a reported £500,000 of taxpayers’ money on buying a pub.
Politics

DJ 'refused to turn on lights' as woman collapsed with fit on dance floor

Staff and customers at a Preston bar have been accused of callously ignoring a young woman who collapsed with a seizure on the dance floor.
Health
The plastic kerb in Ribbleton

How Lancashire is aiming to find a solution to plastic timebomb

It could be the answer to one of the world’s biggest recycling headaches.

Environment
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