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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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The Streetlink project is run by the Foxton Centre in Preston

Preston's 'vital' Streetlink service gets cash boost

An “essential” outreach scheme to help Preston sex workers leave a life on the streets will receive cash from the city council.

News
Preston's Caribbean Carnival makes its way through the streets.

Carnival is saved by last gasp arts grant

Preston’s most dazzling outdoor event of the year – the spectacular Caribbean Carnival – has been spared the axe thanks to Arts Council cash.

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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
Emergency services were called to the crash on London Road

Woman 'seriously injured' in Preston crash

A woman is believed to have suffered serious injuries in a crash in Preston, say Ambulance Services.
News
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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A 15-year-old, who was allegedly armed with a knife, followed a woman on Fishergate Hill

Teen arrested after attempted robbery in Preston

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of attempted robbery in Preston, say police.

Crime
Proprietor Michelle Unsworth, nursery assistant Christina Collinson and Fudge the labrador at SO Plants' new permanent home at Little Town Farm, Thornley, near Longridge

SO Plants puts down roots

The owner of a re-located plant nursery is celebrating putting down permanent roots in the Ribble Valley with a special open weekend.

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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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Police are appealing for information after teenager Brittany Williams went missing

APPEAL: Girl, 15, missing in Preston

Police have launched an appeal to find a teenage girl who has gone missing in Preston.

Crime
Several fires had been started in the building

Investigation after deliberate fire in Preston

An investigation has been launched after several fires were started in a former commercial premises in Preston, say fire fighters.

News
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.

Transport
All aboard as artists Ruth Levene and Ian Nesbitt  discuss changes  on the outskirts of Preston

Artists ask residents how have Preston's surroundings changed?

Members of the public are being invited to share their views about changes to the edges of Preston for a new exhibition.

News
Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, April 23, 2018

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
Crime

Retro gallery: Looking back at Preston's schools

Were your school days your best days?

Education
Workers on the Preston to Blackpool electrification project

Ongoing electrification work between Preston and Blackpool branded a 'shambles'

Paperwork blunders, delays, and cancellations led to the handling of the ongoing electrification work between  Preston and Blackpool North being branded a shambles.
Transport
Shiny Car Wash

Preston car wash worker crashed client's Kia Rio after taking it without permission

A banned motorist who worked at a Preston car wash borrowed a customer’s car without permission - then crashed it.

Crime
Both sides of the M6 are closed.

Motorway closed in both directions due to "police incident"

A full motorway closure has been in place while emergency services dealt with a "distressed" woman on a bridge.
Transport
Brexit

BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Half of people in Lancashire think we would be better off economically in Europe

Have you changed your mind about Brexit? Well, you wouldn’t be alone if you had.

Politics
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