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County council release gritter update after snow is predicted

All 'priority routes' in Lancashire will be gritted tonight as the temperatures plummet.

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Delays on electrification work blamed for restricted sales on cheapest train tickets

Sales will be restricted for some of the cheapest train tickets because of a delay in confirming timetables.

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UPDATE: 'Horses out of the field' next to M61 sparks warning

Police were called to junction six of the M61, for Horwich, Chorley, and Bolton, following reports of escaped horses earlier.
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Crews were called to the Old Docks House in the early hours of the morning'Pic: Googlemaps

Hopes high that buyer can be found for Preston building

The asking price for a landmark Preston building has been reduced in a bid to find a buyer.

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Sully the Saluki has gone missing

Worried Hayley still searching for missing dog

A worried dog owner says she has been bowled over by the response she has received from the local community.

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Fleetwood Road near AFC Fylde's stadium (Picture: Google)

Main road off M55 closed by police due to 'medical issue'

Police closed a main road running off the M55 motorway because of a 'medical issue', a spokesman for the force said.
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Contrary to the rumours, drilling is not set to start next year in Chorley

Rumours of fracking in Chorley are 'fake news' says council

Rumours that fracking is set to take place in Chorley later this year have been quashed after a document circulating on social media was found to be fake.

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Brown bin for garden waste

YOUR VIEW: Charges for green waste collection in South Ribble

This week we highlighted an issue in South Ribble where less than one in four households could have their garden waste collected when the council brings in a charge in April.

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A food recall notice has been issued for the sweets produced by IKEA

IKEA recalls popular sweets over fears of rodent infestation

A food recall notice has been issued for a popular packet of IKEA sweets over fears of a mouse infestation, says the Food Standards Agency.
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Plans will see the new 4.3km link road to the west of Preston connecting the A583 Preston to Blackpool Road at Lea with a new Junction 2 on the M55.''There will also be a 3.4km long East-West link road connecting to Lightfoot Lane, and Cottam Link Road linking to Cottam Way.

Multi-million pound buy-up is on for major new road project for Preston

A multi-million pound buy-up has begun to create one of Lancashire’s biggest new road projects.

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Great land buy-up begins ahead of massive link road project

A multi-million pound buy-up has begun to create one of Lancashire’s biggest new road projects.
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Photo Neil Cross'Today's suffragettes feature'Chorley Hospital Campaigners

Meet the militant women carrying on the suffragettes’ struggle

They were the original campaigners, and they were anything but peaceful. Smashing windows, destroying artworks, setting fires and even attempting to blow up the prime minister.

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South Ribble councillor quits Conservative group over charges for garden waste

South Ribble councillor quits Conservative group over charges for garden waste

The controversial brown bin saga in South Ribble has claimed its first victim.

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The company said operating profit was down from 1.742m in 2016 to 1.48m in 2017, although revenue rose from 17.79m to 18.322m in 2018.

BAE Systems post downturn in operating profit

British defence giant BAE Systems has reported a drop in annual profits after taking a charge on its cyber security business and said it expects earnings to flatline in 2018.
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Cora is able to answer basic verbal questions

NatWest testing 'digital human' Cora who can answer customers' questions

NatWest is testing out a "digital human" which it says could in future be used as an additional way for customers to get answers to basic banking queries.

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Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
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KFC CRISIS: Latest update for Preston's chicken lovers

It's good news for KFC fans as restaurants continue to re-open across Preston.
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Fresh new look for Fishergate Santander bank

Fresh new look for Fishergate Santander bank

A landmark high street bank was due to officially reopen today with a new look.

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The draw was delayed by an hour after a huge demand for tickets

Euromillions lottery draw rolls over to £154 million

The National Lottery EuroMillions has rolled over to Friday with an estimated £154 million jackpot, after there were no lucky winners in Tuesday night's draw.

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Craig Hopkinson of White Bear Studios and Grizzly Promotions, Chorley

The Chorley promoter looking to make waves in the music industry with Grizzly Promotions

As a big music fan, it took little persuasion for Craig Hopkinson to take his passion, use his skills and spin a new career.

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