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Preston 2018 local elections guide

Preston will go to the polls next week for the final set of Preston City Council elections before a major shake-up.

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WATCH: Date set for Jorgie Rae Griffiths's second dose of neuroblastoma treatment in America

A young girl who is battling an aggressive form of cancer is preparing to fly out to America for the second time in June.
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The force currently contributes 242,398 per year towards the costs of the collaboration between Lancashire, Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside police, which was struck up in 2008.

Lancashire Police to pull out of North West Motorway Policing Group

Lancashire Police is pulling out of the North West Motorway Policing Group.
Politics
Jonny Walker and Janet Jackson

IN PICTURES: A mountain of waste picked from River Ribble banks

Around two tonnes of plastic and rubbish has been removed from the River Ribble’s banks.
Environment
Vincents Solicitors Garstang team wishing Lesley Nichols, centre, all the very best in retirement

Tributes to retiring Garstang bank worker Lesley Nichols

A long-standing member of Garstang’s business community is retiring after nearly 40 years of working in the town.

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Six-year-old Olivia Wilson from Catterall is cutting her hair off to raise funds for her friend Phoebe and cousin Jack.

Selfless Liv is a cut above the rest

A Garstang girl is cutting her hair off to raise money for two people very close to her heart suffering from rare genetic disorders.

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Staff and children from The Little People at the Limes nursery with Louis Hunt from Lancashire Garden Services

Longridge's community spirit shines through in vandalism aftermath

The Longridge community has shown its true colours after rallying around a town nursery blighted by mindless vandalism.

Crime
Bethan Jones has raised more than 1,600 for disability charity Sense after taking inspiration from her cousin Jack who struggles to hear.

London Marathon joy for runner Bethan Jones

A Grimsargh woman has passed the ultimate test when it comes to British running by completing the London Marathon.

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Get out for a walk in Darwen on Sunday

Things to do (April 28 to 30)

Get yourself out and about this weekend with one or two of these fantastic events:

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Off-duty Lancashire policemen who tackled man with 8-inch blade hailed as heroes

Four off-duty police officers from Lancashire – one of them a former Preston North End star – have been hailed as heroes after tackling a knifeman and a 12-strong mob in a park.
Crime
Major congestion for Lancashire motorists after motorway crashes

Major congestion for Lancashire motorists after motorway crashes

​Motorists heading south on the M61 this afternoon were warned to expect major delays.

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Top Lancashire hotel goes into administration

Top Lancashire hotel goes into administration

A hotel voted the best in Lancashire last year has gone into administration.

Business
Erin Gibbons with her team of supporters outside Blow Out, in Leyland

Leyland youngster donates her hair in memory of Leon Callon

A schoolgirl said goodbye to her lovely locks in a hair-raising stunt in honour of a family friend who died of a rare stomach cancer.

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Shelley Gluyas will set the runners off at the Race for Life event

Buckshaw Village’s Shelley poised to be at the starting line at Race for Life in Preston

Although Shelley Gluyas’s mum and grandmother had both battled breast cancer, it came as a complete surprise when she was diagnosed in October last year.

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The scene on the westbound M55 after a five vehicle smash

M55 CRASH: Lorry driver surrenders passport as case begins into fatal m-way crash

A man has made his first appearance at court charged with causing a death by carelessly driving a large articulated lorry which was involved in multi vehicle pile up on the M55.

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Lancashire animal cruelty figures released amid 'horse crisis' fears

A leading charity is warning of an ongoing “horse crisis” as Lancashire animal cruelty figures are revealed.
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Erin Gibbons with her team of supporters outside Blow Out, in Leyland

Leyland school girl donates her hair in memory of Leon Callon

A young girl said goodbye to her lovely locks in a hair-raising stunt in honour of a family friend who died of a rare stomach cancer.
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John Marsden died in a road traffic collision in Cumeragh Road, Whittingham.

Longridge motorcyclist John Marsden died "taking evasive action" to avoid van in his path

A motorcyclist died taking “evasive action” as a result of a white van performing a U-turn in his path, an inquest in Preston heard yesterday.
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Thousands flock to Mecca to take part in an Umrah pilgrimage.

Lancashire families of Saudi coach crash victims fly out to Mecca

The families of four Lancashire people killed in a horror coach smash during a pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia have flown out to Mecca.

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