Lancashire court listings - Monday, March 19, 2018

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

Overhead wiring train at Preese Hall

Weather blamed for delays to railway upgrade work between Blackpool and Preston

Work to upgrade the railway line between Blackpool and Preston has been delayed by three weeks - meaning services will be hit over Easter.


Lancashire broadcaster and Bullseye host Jim Bowen dies aged 80

Lancashire broadcaster and comedian Jim Bowen, best known as the host of the 80s TV game show Bullseye has died at the age of 80.

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Two Lancashire care homes labelled as ‘inadequate’ have been placed into ‘special measures’

Two Lancashire care homes labelled as ‘inadequate’ have been placed into ‘special measures’

Two care homes have been placed into special measures after inspections found them to be ‘inadequate’.

A selection of international ales will be available

Real ale festival kicks off tomorrow in Preston

A popular chain will uncork a real ale festival tomorrow with dozens of different tipples from across the globe on offer.


St Catherine’s Hospice’s lottery looks to build on 25 magical years

St Catherine’s Hospice is celebrating the launch of the 25th anniversary of its ground-breaking lottery.
Northern services will be disrupted at the end of March

More rail strike action in driver-only dispute

Rail union RMT has confirmed a further 48 hours of strike action on Northern services.

Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, March 12, 2018

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

The new Preston Holland & Barrett team

Health food chain Holland & Barrett opens new store in Preston

Health food chain Holland & Barrett has opened a new store in Preston.

Resident Barbara Whitlock and parish councillor Roy Clarke, at School Lane, Farington, which has had a sign saying the road will be closed due to roadworks since September

Confusion over roadworks notice in Farington

A roadworks sign has been confusing residents....after no workmen appeared six months after it went up.

An artists impression of the new complex

FIVE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT...Preston Market Quarter's next step

Following the opening of Preston's new market hall last week, here is what will be happening next...

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Tom Williams, who plays Lancaster Library on March 18, combines a burgeoning music career with teaching

Big Interview - Tom Williams has that touch of class

Blokes aren‘t supposed to be able to multi-task, but Tom Williams has perfected a highwire balancing act while juggling roles this past year. And he has no regrets at fitting things around his day job.


YOUR VIEW: Preston’s new market hall - ‘Like shopping in a wind tunnel’

A combination of freezing temperatures because of the Beast from the East plus teething problems with the heating system at Preston’s new market hall made last week a mostly miserable one for traders.

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The map showing the UK - and people's perceptions of UK cities.

A dump? Rough? What does rest of UK think of Preston? City's perception revealed in nationwide survey

A nationwide survey to find what people think about cities across the country, including Preston, has been revealed.

The bright yellow camera gantries have been switchedacross the region.

Average speed cameras in Lancashire: Where they are, how they work and how to avoid a fine

Over the last two years average speed cameras have gone live in numerous locations across Lancashire.
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Huge closing down sale announced at Preston's Toys R Us store

Toys R Us has announced the start of a major closing down sale at its Preston store.

Exciting new Leyland band BINES set to launch debut EP

An exciting new band from Leyland - who first got together in just 2016 - are weeks away from releasing their debut EP.
Plucky will be making an appearance at Preston's Avenham and Miller parks for this year's egg-rolling event.

Preston's egg-rolling events return with special guest 'Plucky'

Preston’s popular and long-running egg-rolling event returns to Avenham and Miller Parks this Easter as part of the city’s festive celebrations.
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Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, March 5, 2018

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


Yellow weather warning in place for the North West

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning for ice across the North West with some sleet and snow expected.
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