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Rising costs could see Preston bin fee hike

City residents may have to pay extra for their green waste collections as council bosses consider a spending review.
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A housing site off Hoyles Lane

Congestion fears as housing bids gather pace

Congestion is causing ongoing angst as a major Preston housing-building drive continues to gather pace, according to a community leader.
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Police have launched an investigation after a shotgun was fired through the window of a house in Lancaster.

Investigation launched after shotgun fired in Lancaster

A shotgun was fired through the window of a house in Lancaster in an incident police believe is linked to one in Preston.

Crime
These cats were found dumped in a box on Moor Park

Appeal for information after cats dumped in Preston park

Can you identify these cats? The RSPCA is appealing for information after the duo were dumped in Preston’s Moor Park on Monday.
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Chorley Christmas market

Where are this year's Christmas markets in Lancashire?

Here is a round up of festive markets in the region.
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Here's everything you need to know

When is Preston's Christmas lights switch on?

Preston's festive lights switch-on takes place this Saturday, November 25, 2017.

Business

Early wake-up call for Preston drug gangs as Operation Lion continues

Police teams were back on doorsteps across Preston before daybreak today giving suspected drug dealers an early alarm call as part of Operation Lion.
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Image courtesy of Highways England

Delays following M6 accident

Motorist have been warned to expect delays following an accident on the M6 southbound between junction 34 and 33 at around 7am this morning.
Transport
Harris museum and art gallery

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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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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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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Mixing business and pleasure at Preston Grasshoppers

Preston Grasshoppers to host new networking event and gin festival

They say you should never mix business with pleasure - but try telling the city’s rugby club.
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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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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.

Crime
Barry Anthony Woodhead was jailed after a  after a four-day trial at Preston Crown Court.

'Predatory' rapist who abused young girl jailed

A pervert who sexually abused a little girl when she was as young as three has been caged for 16 years.
Crime
Train users hoping to use the service should plan extra time for their journey.

Train delays from Preston after signal failure

Trains between Preston and the Oxenholme may be delayed this morning due to a signal failure and line blockages, say Virgin trains.
Transport
Jamie and Harry Brown prepare for the Santa dash

Brothers join Santa dash for St Catherine's Hospice

Two young Lancashire brothers are preparing to join a hospice's Santa Dash next month to say thank you for the care their dad is receiving.

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Jackie May has began to enjoy her life after getting help to overcome her depression and anxiety

Preston woman tells of her struggle with depression and anxiety

Almost as far back as she can remember, Jackie May has struggled with depression and anxiety although she was only officially diagnosed two years ago.

Health
Thomas Blundell (left) with his friend Tom Hardman who died of a sudden cardiac arrest in 2012

#Cry4Friends campaign for youngsters who have lost their friends to sudden cardiac arrest

Thomas Blundell and Joseph O’Neill share their grief after the death of a friend as part of a new support resource developed by CRY in recognition of the impact a young sudden cardiac death has on friends.
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