Trains to Lake District 'will run from July'

Trains will be back running to the Lake District from next month, says Northern.

Preston comic book artist Leo Baxendale

Comic book heroes to gather in Preston

There will be superheros and villains galore on Preston’s Flag Market this Saturday, with a comic book exhibition day.

Booths chairman Edwin Booth

Booths free hot drink scheme to be cut

Booths free coffee benefits - a staple of many people's days - are to be cut.

Lancashire court listings - Monday, June 18, 2018

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

REVEALED: Preston's crime hotspots

Crime and anti-social peaks in the hotter months so please take extra care when out and about and at home


IN PICTURES: Race for Life and Pretty Muddy Preston 2018

Hundreds of women took part in the Race for Life and Pretty Muddy events this weekend (June 16 and 17, 2018) at Moor Park to raise money for Cancer Research UK, Half Marathon and Hike events in Preston.

Sir Michael Parkinson

Broadcasting legend Sir Michael Parkinson to visit Preston

The broadcaster Sir Michael Parkinson, chat show host, jazz enthusiast and all-round national treasure,  is to visit the city to share stories of his life and career.

An artist's impression of the roof terrace on the finished buidling

PROJECT UPDATE: Preston Sorting Office plan

£5.9m flats plan on course to be complete early next year.

Natalie Thomas of the Preston Salvation Army foodbank

Damming report ahead of Universal Credit roll-out in Preston

Universal Credit has not delivered value for money, its roll out has been slower than intended and it has caused hardship for many people, according to a damning official report.

An artist's impression of the St Georges shopping centre makeover

St George’s shopping centre's fresh look bid gets thumbs up from Preston's planning committee

A makeover to the frontage of the St George’s shopping centre - including a “living wall” feature - is all set to go after being given the stamp of approval from the council.
Shaun Gash was attempting to climb Ben Nevis

Disabled dad could lose leg after charity mountain climb horror

A disabled dad could have his leg amputated after it became trapped under his wheelchair and mangled while he attempted to scale the UK's highest mountain.
West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper

Man admits plot to murder Lancashire MP

An alleged National Action member has admitted plotting to murder a Lancashire MP.


IN PICTURES: Sunshine smiles on Penwortham Gala 2018

A sunshine filled weekend brought the crowds out to enjoy an action packed Penwortham Gala 2018. Saturday saw a fun filled parade with the colourful annual procession starting from Hill Road South.


Lancashire court listings - Monday, June 11, 2018

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

YOUR SAY: Call to use Lancashire IKEA site for new super hospital

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.

Preston man who committed £35k benefit fraud ordered to repay full amount

A man who committed a £35,000 benefit fraud on his return from a life in Spain has failed in his bid to reduce the amount he must pay back.


Next phase of £1.5m M55 upgrade starts

Work to resurface an 11-mile stretch of a Lancashire motorway has taken a step towards completion.


IN PICTURES: Golden days of the Preston’s famous beauty queens

Preston’s Elizabeth Grant had a fabulous 2016 and featured frequently in the Lancashire Post’s pages: Miss Preston, Miss England, and a contestant in the Miss World competition in Washington DC, writes John Grimbaldeston.

GLL Regional Director Andy King,  Preston City Councils Neil Fairhurst and  partnership manager Jimmy Khan

PROJECT UPDATE: Fulwood leisure centre

Works nearing completion on £700,000 gym revamp project.

Harry and Jessica, aged six and five

Could you be a forever family for this sibling pair?

A Preston-based adoption service is appealing for help to find a ‘forever family’ for this brother and sister.
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