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Italian Orchard in Broughton supports Guide Dogs charity

Members of the The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association charity dined out on celebrating the support of an Italian restaurant in Preston.
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A view of the site off D'Urton Lane

Housing outline approved for rural Preston

A major housing development forming part of the North West Preston masterplan has passed its first planning hurdle.

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Photo Neil Cross. 
Preparations for the Goosnargh  St Mary's Church Nativity Crib Festival 
are being finalsied. Pictured l-r are organisers Fliss Pemberton, Delphine Burn, and Sylvia Smith.

Church of Goosnargh St Mary the Virgin to be filled with nativity cribs from all over the world

More than 150 nativity cribs from all over the world will fill the church of Goosnargh St Mary the Virgin for a four-day festival marking the start of Advent, also raising funds for Derian House Children’s Hospice.

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This photograph was taken in the Talbot Meadow, off Garstang Rd, Chipping, now the site of the village hall, football fields and childrens play area. During the WW1 women were needed to work on the land. This photograph shows training in ploughing.

Stories of WW1 soldiers to be told at exhibition in Chipping on Remembrance Sunday, also of the community left behind

On Sunday, November 12 (Remembrance Sunday) Chipping Local History Society is holding an exhibition from noon at Chipping Village Hall, marking the centenary of the First World War.

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Crossroads at Broughton at the junction of Garstang Road, Whittingham Lane and Woodplumpton Lane

More road changes on way for Broughton

A further significant package of transport improvements for Broughton village has been approved – just days after the new bypass opened.

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Volunteers working on the fen coppicing willow during the volunteers' day.

Volunteers start work on wetlands to improve Grimsargh’s nature reserve

Work on the transformation of three former reservoirs into a safe haven for flora, fauna and wildlife has started in earnest.

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How things used to be for the heavily congested A6 through the village of Broughton

A6 at Broughton to close as flooding work gets underway

Days ago Broughton was choked by traffic and exhaust fumes.

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D'Urton Lane blocked off

Rat run drivers are caught on the hop

Residents on the most exclusive rat-run in Preston claim they are the first casualties of the newly-opened Broughton Bypass.

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Park House in Broughton

New plans for murder ‘house of horrors’

The scene of one of Lancashire’s most horrific murders could be turned into a mini housing development.

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Broughton Bypass to be named after Victoria Cross hero

Broughton Bypass to be named after Victoria Cross hero

The long-awaited Broughton Bypass is set to be named in honour of a local war hero.

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Firecrews cut casualty from wreckage. Photo Tony Lynch.

Driver cut free from wreckage after slip-road collision

A driver escaped with only minor injuries after being cut free from the wreckage of a car by firefighters.

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Flooding at the housing site in Goosnargh

Goosnargh flood risk is a real threat

A controversial affordable housing site granted planning permission in rural Lancashire poses a considerable flooding risk, an objector to the plans has maintained.

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Preston Town Hall

Dispute over ticket rules for planning

A new ticketing system for Preston Council’s planning committee meetings has been branded a “disgrace” by an opposition councillor.

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Crossroads at Broughton at the junction of Garstang Road, Whittingham Lane and Woodplumpton Lane

Long history of Broughton bypass

Building of the Broughton Bypass is in its final few months. Local historian Keith Johnson looks back on the long journey to get the relief road
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Dave Dinsdale and Tino Ferrari after the shave-off.

Dave and Tino’s Longridge shave-off smashes target for two charities

Two Longridge men have shaved off half of the hair on their heads and the alternate sides of their beards in aid of two charities close to their hearts.

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Ben Ashworth

Ben’s Way to be open next year on Preston's Guild Wheel

A section of the Guild Wheel dedicated to an inspirational Preston charity campaigner will be unveiled on the first anniversary of his death.

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Preston Town Hall

Have your say on Preston Council shake-up plans

A consultation on plans to reduce the number of councillors in Preston is underway.

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General manager Daniel Rich at the Barton Grange Hotel

Bosses at Barton Grange unveil results of £250,000 investment

Bosses at Barton Grange Hotel have announced the completion of a £250,000 upgrade project.

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Fire crews dealt with a warehouse fire

Workshop blaze suspected to be arson

A workshop fire in Broughton is believed to have been started deliberately

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What the main training ground building could look like

PNE decision day arrives: What you need to know

The future of Preston North End's training ground masterplan will be decided by the city council's planning committee on Thursday.
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