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MPs set to debate furore over classing Staffordshire Bull Terriers as dangerous dogs

On Monday (July 16) MPs will debate a petition urging the Government to reject calls to add Staffordshire Bull Terriers to the Dangerous Dogs Act.
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Rick and Lynsey Bolton are parents to seven-year-old Isaac who has quadriplegic cerebral palsy. Pictured here in 2015.

Chorley family back campaign to plug £1.5 billion funding gap in disabled children’s services

The Chorley parents of a disabled seven-year-old has backed calls for the government to plug a funding gap in disabled children’s services of £1.5 billion.
Health
Poundworld.

1,000 jobs lost as Poundworld closes a further 80 stores - but Preston is unaffected

Poundworld administrators have announced the closure of 80 more stores, resulting in 1,024 job losses.
Business
The knife found on Mason-Kinvig.

Man, 18, sentenced after a carrying knife at Lancaster train station

An 18-year-old man has been sentenced after he was found to be carrying a knife at Lancaster train station.

Crime
Front row L-R: Bishop of Burnley The Rt Rev. Philip North presents Maisie Middleton and Rhaya Bretherton of Whittle-Lle-Woods CofE Primary School, with their award alongside Ruth Platt, Lancashire Coordinator for Christian Aid and George Sumner. Back Row l-r Bella Stansfield, Headteacher Deborah Metcalfe, Deputy Head Jackie Haughin, Class Teacher Rebecca Ruffley and Stephen Whittaker, Director of Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education, look on.

Lancashire primary schools riding the red rose flag high at national awards do

A Chorley primary school scored an impressive one-two finish alongside another Lancashire school as the winners of a brand new national award.

Education
Chorleys Oliver Smith, 16, is a world karate champion in his age group.

International glory for karate kid Oliver as he is crowned one of the world's best young martial artists

A Chorley schoolboy has been crowned as one of the best young martial artists in the world.
Sport
The new leisure complex is currently under construction.

One step closer for Stocks Hall Living's new leisure centre plans in Mawdesley

A nursing and care home south of Preston is one step closer to completing its expansion plans.

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Kath Cordingley of The Bee Centre helps Mark Long and Tom Fitzpatrick of Cuckoo Sunshine Gin, which is made using the centre's honey.

Just the tonic for Brindle Distillery as it's honey flavoured gin is named as one of the best in the world

One of Lancashire’s most-loved brands of gin has been crowned as one of the best tipples in the world.

Food and Drink
Cinnamon Indian Cuisine

RESTAURANT REVIEW: A spicy delight on your drive out of the red rose county at Cinnamon Indian Cuisine

Like most Brits, I’m an extremely loyal man when it comes to eating somewhere that isn’t my favourite curry house.

Travel and Leisure

Students in Preston moving out of their accommodation could be due a £50 TV Licence refund

Thousands of university students across Preston could be eligible for a TV Licence refund worth one third of the annual fee.
Education
Longton Live Music Festival 2017.

Longton Live set to be ‘bigger and better than ever’

This year’s Longton Live music and arts festival is set to be one of the best yet – with more than 140 appearances at 18 venues across the village.

Music
Cyclists will no longer go down the route marked in red (Image: Ironman UK).

Ironman UK race cut short by 17 miles due to ongoing fire at Winter Hill

The annual Bolton Ironman race has been shortened by 17 miles due to the ongoing fire at Winter Hill.
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Jack Johnson and Josh Charnley look forward to the Wigan Bike Ride, where a participant raising money for Joining Jack will be able to win this watch

Rugby league star Josh Charnley is joining Jack for his charity bike ride

A brave schoolboy will take part in a charity bike ride this month – with help from a famous friend.

Sport
Raymond Smith in his bed of roses in the gardens of White Coppice Farm.

Last chance to visit The Stone and Roses Garden in White Coppice

This is the one last chance you will have to visit one of Chorley’s most eye-catching outdoor attractions – The Stone and Roses Garden in White Coppice.

Lifestyle
The garden is currently under construction.

New garden at Astley Park to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War

A new garden is being constructed in Chorley’s Astley Park to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Environment
Fosterfield Day Centre.

Fosterfield Day Centre gets set to celebrate its 30th birthday in style

A Chorley day centre that helps people with dementia is getting ready to celebrate the big three zero this week.

Health
The Princes Trust carrying out work at The Walled Garden in Ashton Park, Preston.

Eye-catching makover at Ashton Park thanks to selfless group of Prince's Trust volunteers

A Preston park is debuting a new look after a group of young volunteers gave it  a facelift.

Lifestyle
Christine Egerton-Smith's glass garden table exploding in the blistering summer heat (Photos: Neil Cross).

Chorley woman's warning after her glass patio tables explodes in the blistering summer heat

A Lancashire woman is warning people to be on guard after her glass-top garden table exploded into thousands of tiny pieces in the blistering summer sunshine.
Chorley
Clinton collecting his award.

Lifetime achievement award for city's Clinton Smith in honour of his dedication to equality in Preston

A campaigner and volunteer from Preston has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award for his selfless dedication to equality in the city.

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Steve Royle as Dan Leno

Jester’s tale’s a right Royle treat for Steve

The world premiere of a play starring Blackpool panto’s favourite funnyman Steve Royle is taking to the stage at Lytham Festival.
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