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End of the road for iconic football pub?

The lingering death throes of the Sumners pub in Preston were being played out this weekend as bulldozers moved in to clear the grounds and car park ready for redevelopment.

Disruption on some routes are set to continue

When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September.
Lt Maurice Dease VC

Lancashire schoolboy who became the first great hero of the war

Historian Paul Garlington recalls the amazing bravery of the Lancashire student who was awarded the first Victoria Cross of the First World War.
Chicken shawarma from Go Shawarma

Food review: Middle Eastern food in a wrap at Go Shawarma, Preston,

"The pink thing in there is a pickled turnip,” my colleague warned me.
Food and Drink
Holiday club

School holiday clubs in Lancashire 2018

Still looking for holiday clubs to occupy your children over the six-week break? Try these:
Tony McGowan

Preston man does Lakeland Hike for Macmillan in memory of his mum

A man hiked across five fells to raise money for a cancer charity in memory of his mum.

Plans for what the ward will look like

MedEquip4Kids and Rosemere Cancer Foundation working together to furnish a family room at Royal Preston Hospital

Children’s health charity MedEquip4Kids is partnering with Rosemere Cancer Foundation to launch a new project to furnish a family room for young people in the cancer suite at Royal Preston Hospital.
The  new Brasserie at the Royal Kings Arms Hotel, Lancaster.

FOOD REVIEW: The Royal Kings Arms, Lancaster

Finally, one of Lancaster’s oldest and most impressive hotels is back in the game.

Happy Mount Park

Lancashire recommends... the best children's play parks in Lancashire

Wondering where to take your children over the summer holidays?
Dean and Stephanie Johnson. Photos: Birlow Photography

Grand proposal lead to magical day

A magical ceremony was everything Stephanie Clark and Dean Johnson had wished for when they tied the not at All Saints Church at Hesketh Bank.

Your Weddings
Smith was arrested on Fishergate in Preston

Cross-dressing teenage thief from Lancashire causes quite a stir in the dock

Local historian Keith Johnson looks back at the unusual attire of a defendant who was turning heads in court...
This life-size fibre glass statue of the bull lives on the roof at GB Antiques!

There really was a bull in a Lancashire china shop

Our antiques expert, Allan Blackburn,recalls a time when a metaphorical phrase became reality...

Thank you for the music as tribute band puts on Grand performance

Mamma Mia.


England fans in tears, Wallace drops his 'Lanky' accent and a family of hamsters holed up under the the floorboards - Lancashire stories and pictures from July 1998

Here's a selection of the stories that made the paper in 1998, along with a selection of your pictures:

Astley and Buckshaw Under-10s in their smart new kit provided by Miller Homers

Junior team are looking at home in smart new kit

The Under-10s team from Astley and Buckshaw Junior Football Club are now sporting a new kit after housebuilder Miller Homes become their latest sponsor.

Five years ago, just 1% of members had a dashcam

One in five drivers now has a dashcam, AA finds

Fears about "crash for cash" fraudsters have helped to prompt a surge in the proportion of motorists owning a dashcam, a survey of AA members suggests.

This is a cake that'll seriously wow.

How to make Liam Charles' toffee apple crumble layer cake

This is a cake that'll seriously wow.

Food and Drink
Fredericks managing director Donna Townson at the ice cream parlour in Bolton Road, Chorley, with regular customers Paul Wren and Murphy

The special ice cream which helps dogs beat the heat

An ice cream parlour’s bid to help our four-legged friends beat the heatwave is proving a massive tail wagging success.

Leyland Trucks and Lancashire DAF members

Leyland Trucks and Lancashire DAF cycle 105 miles to raise £10,000 for charities

A team of cyclists have raised more than £10,000 in an epic 105 mile ride across Lancashire – all to raise money for local charities.
HMRCs Preston-based Customer Services Group member  Dan Alvarez, and Marie Hurst, presented a cheque to Cathy Skidmore, Rosemere Cancer Foundations Trust and corporate fund-raising manager.

HMRC staff in Preston hold World Cup sweepstake for Rosemere

England may have missed out on the World Cup, but there were still some winners thanks to a charity sweepstake.

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