Top 10 Lancashire stories of the week

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Here are our most read stories from the past seven days:

1. LATEST: Players bailed on spot-fixing allegations

Six Preston North End players who were arrested on Thursday in connection with spot-fixing allegations, have been released on bail.

2. Sudden death of a very witty headteacher

A popular recently-retired headteacher has died suddenly after a short illness.

3. Masked men raid Chorley club

A masked robber apologised as he and an accomplice raided a Lancashire club.

4. Headteacher accused of sex offences against boy

A village school headteacher has been charged with sex offences against a young boy, dating back more than 10 years.

5. Preston travel agency at centre of £84k money laundering operation

A travel agent and money transfer business was used as a front to launder more than £84,000 cash, which was found stuffed into Tesco carrier bags.

6. Suspected heart attack victim’s ordeal at Royal Preston Hospital

A hospital has apologised to a suspected heart attack patient who was left to sleep on a chair in a waiting area overnight because of a lack of beds.

7. Lancashire school to shut this summer

Education bosses have defended a decision to close a struggling high school.

8. Grayson backs arrested PNE players

Preston North End boss Simon Grayson says he is ‘100%’ behind the PNE players who were arrested over allegations of spot-fixing.

9. Long-serving pub landlord dies after long illness

A well-known pub landlord has died aged 70 after a long illness.

10. Robber stole large sum of cash in raid

Police are hunting a well-dressed raider after an armed robbery at a city centre building society.