Couple's 11 stone weight loss an inspiration for others

Sometimes two is better than one, which is certainly a belief that rings true for husband and wife Gavin and Caroline Preston.

Christmas tree

Where is the best place to go for a Christmas tree?

December is nearly upon us, so it's time to think about putting up the tree.
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Fish Insurance
John Garrard

Workplace: The Preston insurance firm with a very unique net

It was a special client request which led high street broker Mike Fish to set up a new unique business in Preston nearly four decades ago.

Police want to speak with Piotr Wroblewski.

Man wanted in connection with South Ribble burglary

Police are appealing for information about a 33-year-old man in connection with a burglary in Walton-le-Dale.

Ben Pennington was punched inside the the Level One nightclub in Market Street Darwen on October 15 last year and suffered a serious head injury.

Parents of assault victim Ben are pleading for witnesses of the attack to come forward

One year on, police are re-appealing for witness to an assault at a nightclub which left a man with a severe head injury.

Emergency services were called out to the scene of the accident at the busy junction

Police appeal for help after motorcyclist crash in Walton-le-Dale

Police have appealed for the public's help in finding out how a motorcyclist crashed at a busy junction in Walton-le-Dale which left him fighting for his life.
TeamSport has karting venues across the UK

Go-karting centre gets green light

An indoor go-kart track has been given the green light by councillors.

Phoebe Bolton with her mum Sharron at the start of the Guild Wheel walk for Cystic Fibrosis Trust

How 10-year-old Phoebe from Walton-le-Dale plans to beat cystic fibrosis

For 10-year-old Phoebe Bolton, keeping active every night is extremely important. It is never a chore as she knows it is vital to keep on top of her condition. Her mum, Sharron, speaks to NATALIE WALKER about how her daughter copes with cystic fibrosis.
Latest from court

Lancashire court listings - Monday, July 31, 2017

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

Have a go at... Pottery

The craft of making ceramic material into pots or potterywares using mud.
Corporal Darren Neilson

Tank blast inquiry to last nine months

An experienced tank commander from Preston was one of two soldiers killed after their armoured vehicle blew up during a training exercise on a firing range two weeks ago, an inquest was told.

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Cockshott Wood has been cordoned off from the public on Pear Tree Cres. Walton-le-Dale

Vandalised walkway to reopen thanks to pay back teams

What’s happening?

Dennis Delight drummer Paul Swindells

Band halts gigs for injured drummer

Bandmates of Dennis Delight drummer Paul Swindells have cancelled gigs and suspended work on their latest album until the robbery victim is fit to play again.

Work has started on a facelift at Vue cinema at the Capitol Centre

Work starts creating ‘state-of-the-art’ cinema at retail park

What’s happening?

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Work has started on the big vacant former Tesco shop at the Capitol Centre

New lease of life for empty shop

A new furniture heavyweight has chosen to open one of its first stores in Preston.

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Driver Kevin Gow of Preston Bus on board one of the destroyed buses

Full extent of bus damage is revealed

It has been revealed that three buses taken for a car park joyride have been “completely written off”.

Salsa dancing

Have a go at... Salsa dancing

Salsa is a popular form of social dance that originated in the Caribbean. The movements of salsa have origins in Cuban Son, Cha-cha-cha, Mambo and Puertorican Bomba and Plena and other dance forms.

The Park and Ride at Walton Le Dale, Preston

Buses are damaged in Park and Ride rampage

Joyriders smashed up three buses after going on the rampage in a Park and Ride car park.

The car was spotted travelling at dangerously high speeds along Hennel Lane. 
Pic: Googlemaps

Driver clocked travelling over THREE times the speed limit in Walton-le-Dale

Police clocked a car travelling at speeds of over 75mph in a 20mph zone after it failed to stop for a patrol in Walton-le-Dale.

Family’s hope to raise thousands to help seven-year-old Elliot walk

The family of a seven-year-old boy with a rare condition are battling to raise thousands in the hope that he will one day walk.

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