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Backing for new Harris Lottery Fund bid

A renewed bid to get Heritage Lottery Fund support for Preston’s £18.6m Re-Imagining The Harris project has received the backing of two local councils.
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Jack Moon pictured in his garden

Farewell to church organist who played for 66 years

A veteran church organist has died after a record 66 years of music making at a local church.

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Coun Viv Taylor died in September

Conservatives announce candidates for Wyre and Lancashire council seats

Rural Conservatives have selected prospective candidates for the two main local authority seats made vacant by the recent death of County Coun Vivien Taylor.
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Mayor of Preston, Councillor Brian Rollo, hosting a civic welcome to Preston for the staff and students from the American University of the Caribbean who were displaced by Hurricane Irma

From the Caribbean to Preston in nine days

As a concept, it sounds as far-fetched as a plot from a Hollywood film.
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Police were called after three men were reported to have entered theThorougoods on Leyland Road on Sunday November 19 at around 10pm.

Updated: Man had machete held to neck during shop raid in Penwortham

A man was threatened with a machete during a shop raid in Penwortham, say police.
Crime
The Morecambe Lifeboat.

Kite surfers rescue call in Morecambe Bay

Morecambe’s inshore lifeboat was launched after two kite surfers got into difficulties in the bay.

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The Bay has been sold to the Global Group.

Lancaster’s The Bay radio is sold to Global Group

Lancaster-based The Bay radio station and Kendal-based Lakeland Radio have been bought by Global from the CN group.

Business
A yellow weather warning has been issued

WEATHER ALERT: Yellow weather warning issued for Lancashire

A yellow weather warning has been issued after strong winds and heavy rain were predicted to batter Lancashire.
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Average speed camera

Cameras start to go up along key road

Work has started to install
average speed cameras along a three-mile stretch of a key Fylde road.

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Kevin Poynton, Sam Viera, Jim Wilson, Chairman of the Lancaster and District Masonic Group, and Peter Pemberton.

Cancer fund raising spearheaded by Goosnargh man raises more than £37,000

A prostate cancer research campaign spearheaded by a Goosnargh man has raised more than £37,000.

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Appeal for minibus

Gallowheels appeal: Lancashire Post and Galloway's

Can you help us raise £50,000 for a minibus to support blind and visually impaired people.
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Sessions House

Mobile phone was used to make demands to kidnapped Preston dad's family, court told

Jurors have been told how inquiries into a phone number used to make a £100,000 ransom call to a kidnapped dad’s family led to an arrest.

Crime
Police were called to a crash on the Bay Gateway.

Two car crash on Bay Gateway

Police were called to the Bay Gateway after two cars collided on Tuesday.

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Chris Hall

Galloway's appeal: Volunteer minibus drivers needed

Can you help blind and visually impaired people get out and enjoy a host of leisure activities?
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Air ambulance was called out to the incident

Motorcyclist injured in crash near Lancaster

A 31-year-old man suffered a serious leg injury following a collision close to Lancaster.

Crime
The plants are on sale in Asda until January.

Could pineapple plants be the cure for snoring nightmare?

It's an issue that has been causing couples to argue for generations. But now Asda have come up with a solution that could help those who are driven to distraction by their partner snoring.
Health
Police are appealing for witnesses after a biker was injured after falling from a motorcycle.

Appeal after man injured after falling from motorbike in Nateby

Police are appealing for witnesses after a motorcyclist suffered chest injuries following an incident in Nateby.

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Gloria Grahame in The Dukes 1980 production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf

Nostalgia: Gloria Grahame's final wish at The Dukes in Lancaster

David Thacker was put in an impossible position when he was told his leading actress was dying.
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BUDGET 2017: The key questions as Chancellor Philip Hammond prepares to give Budget

Ahead of our live coverage and what the Chancellor Philip Hammond's Budget will mean for Lancashire, we answer some of the key questions.
Politics
Police have launched an investigation following the incident

Investigation after transphobic incident on Virgin train at Preston

An investigation has been launched after group people, who boarded a train at Preston, sang offensive songs, say police.

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