World famous dance group back in Preston back for Chinese New Year

A world famous children’s dance group will travel almost 6,000 miles to help Preston’s expanding Chinese community celebrate its New Year in February.
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Frederick Rowe

Family's emotional thank you to M6 heroes

A grieving family has issued an emotional thank you to the emergency workers who risked their life to help a pensioner taken ill on the motorway.
Mixing business and pleasure at Preston Grasshoppers

Preston Grasshoppers to host new networking event and gin festival

They say you should never mix business with pleasure - but try telling the city’s rugby club.
There have been numerous cash machines raids across the North West

Lancashire Police launches crackdown to target cash machine raids

Travelling criminals who raid cash machines will be targeted in a new festive police crackdown.
Lucy Davis

Chorley athlete Lucy turns to modelling after swimming and weightlifting disappointment

A Chorley swimmer-turned-weightflifter has added another string to her bow with a modelling contract.
Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, November 20, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases from Preston's courts.
The picture appears to show two people clinging on to the back of the bus. Photo: Twitter\JamesClancy1

'Crazy' pair spotted clinging to bus

This stunt - with two people clinging to the back of a bus in Blackpool - has been branded 'crazy' by shocked onlookers.

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Kings Chips in Fishergate.

The humble chip gets top billing at Preston's newest takeaway

It’s “hello Mr Chips” with the opening of the newest business on Preston’s prime shopping street.
Food and Drink
How long is your journey each day?

Commuting time on the rise in the North West

Commuters from the North West now face an average 56-minute daily journey – the equivalent of 26 working days a year, according to TUC analysis released to mark Work Wise UK’s Commute Smart Week.
The Tulketh Mill contact centre in Blackpool Road, Preston

TalkTalk suffers a drop in share price

Shares in TalkTalk have slumped after the telecoms group dived to a half-year loss and trimmed its earnings outlook as it took a hit from efforts to secure more customers.
Do you find time to cook?

Half of Lancastrians say they waste most of their free time cooking

Millions of people in the UK are trying to balance their social lives, relationships and all of life’s other chores like cooking and housework meaning precious spare time is becoming increasingly limited.
Food and Drink
Where is your favourite?

The search begins for Lancashire's Italian Restaurant of the Year

We are on the hunt for the best Italian Restaurant of 2017.

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Preston Crown Court

London man charged with sexual offences against a 14-year-old in Preston

A London man has been charged with a string of sexual offences against a 14-year-old he is alleged to have groomed in the Preston area.


YOUR VIEW: Is Lune Street project lunacy?

A bid to uncork one of Preston’s worst traffic bottlenecks has hit snags.

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Christmas lights in Preston

Where to park for free in Preston to do your Christmas shopping

Details of free parking in Preston over Christmas have been revealed.

Lancashires Grace Davies is impressing in the X-Factor live shows

X-Factor finalists are coming to Preston this Christmas

The final six acts have all been booked to visit the city’s Switch nightclub in the buildup to Christmas and New Year.

Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, November 13, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

A sleeping baby (Posed by models: PA)

Man 'tried to suffocate daughter to mend relationship with partner'

A Lancashire man twice tried to suffocate his baby daughter in the hope that tragedy would repair his relationship with his partner, a family court judge has concluded.

Ellen and Norman Young at the Banana King stall in the indoor market

Banana King pulls out of Preston indoor market move to open in Orchard Street

One of the original tenants of Preston’s indoor market has surprisingly pulled out of a move to the new building.

Victoria Cherry

Victoria Cherry's death to remain a mystery

An inquest has ruled the cause of death of a Preston woman found badly decomposed in an airing cupboard will never be known.

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