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Train services from Lancashire hit after power failure

Inter city rail services to Scotland were affected today after a power loss.

Some services were cancelled, Virgin announced.

The train firm tweeted: "Due to loss of power to the overhead electric wires near Lockerbie, lines into Glasgow and Edinburgh are currently blocked. Updates to ...

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REVEALED: Most popular baby names in Preston, Chorley, and South Ribble last year

The most popular names given to baby boys and girls in Preston, Chorley, and South Ribble have been revealed.

Nationally, Oliver and Olivia were the most popular baby names in England and Wales for the second year running, according to the Office for National Statistics.

Despite the ...

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Dave Seddon’s PNE pressview: A tough week for North End

Preston North End have had better weeks than this one and it will be good to see the back of it.

Hopefully it can be ended on a winning note against Sheffield United, or at least something can be brought back from Bramall Lane.

Defeats against Reading and Leeds – I could throw a ...

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The Big Interview: Morecambe’s long-serving goalkeeeper Barry Roche

Gavin Browne talks to Morecambe keeper Barry Roche about qualifying for a testimonial season at a time when players seemingly come and go from clubs across the country

In an era when footballers seemingly change clubs quicker than some people change clothes, Morecambe’s Barry Roche could ...

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Golden Way in Penwortham to shut overnight for two weeks

Why are there roadworks at the Broak Oak roundabout?

Part of the bypass being constructed by Lancashire County Council, as part of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal.

How is progress?

Construction is now well underway and improvements will also be made along ...

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Drive-through Costa Coffee finds home at new retail park in Fulwood

A new mini retail park in Fulwood will also house a drive-through Costa Coffee.

It will make up part of a 7,000-square metre development site which also includes plans for shops, a warehouse, a gym or health club and car parking.

Town planners at Preston City Council gave the ...

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Victim of vandal was pregnant, court told

A pregnant mum had to tend to her children after her jealous partner smashed her window in the middle of the night, a court has heard.

Neil Andrew Thomas Reid, of Chorley Road, Walton-le-Dale, Preston, has admitted criminal damage after the incident at their home on Further Field in Bamber ...

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Boy, 8, injured by cyclist who failed to stop outside Preston school

The youngster was taken to Royal Preston Hospital suffering from a head injury and a knee injury after the accident outside Queen's Drive Primary School, Fulwood.

The boy was struck as a school crossing patrol attendant stopped traffic outside the school in Black Bull Lane at around 8.50am ...

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Preston midfielder Ryan Ledson is back to bolster midfield option after three-game suspension)

Alex Neil is pleased to be able to welcome Ryan Ledson back into the Preston squad after suspension.

The midfielder has served a three-match ban for a red card against Leeds United in the League Cup last month.

With the international break having come during the suspension, it seems ...

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Revealed: How long traffic jams will add to your journey in Lancashire

Drivers can expect delays of almost seven minutes on the average 10 mile journey on Lancashire's main roads.

Figures released by the Department for Transport reveal how many seconds drivers will spend at a standstill for every mile they travel on an A road.

The data for Lancashire ...

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The weather has forced some local amateur football games to be called off this weekend

All football games due to be played on Preston City Council park pitches have been postponed this weekend due to the heavy rain.

There will be no games played on Ribbleton Park, Moor Park, Frenchwood Park and London Road tomorrow or Sunday.

Games scheduled on privately-owned pitches ...

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Manchester Airport bosses vow to crack down on ground handlers

The video, which was shared on Facebook shows the two baggage handlers tossing bags and cases, with some cases falling off the trolley.

The social media post which shows the footage has been viewed more than six million times.

Following the incident Manchester Airport have condemned ...

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Car overturns on M6 near Wigan

The single-vehicle collision occurred shortly before 8.30am today (Friday) on the M6 Southbound between J26 Orrell and J27 at Gathurst.

A male driver is believed to have been injured but the extent of these injuries is currently unknown.

Firefighters, paramedics and police were ...

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PNE in Numbers: Just how much has Alex Neil chopped and changed his side this season?

Alex Neil has been accused in some quarters of being something of a tinkerman this season.

WATCH: Alex Neil's full press conference ahead of Preston North End's trip to Sheffield United With results disappointing, by his own admission the Preston North End boss is striving to find a ...

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Take That announce arena tour and best of album to celebrate 30th anniversary

Take That have announced a huge UK arena tour and greatest hits album to mark their 30th anniversary next year.

The band, whose line-up currently consists of Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen, will start their commemorative trek in April with two shows at Sheffield's FlyDSA ...

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Bird rescued from death puts Ribble Valley village on the map after making it his home

A fledgling magpie, who was rescued from certain death after he fell from his nest, has become an international star after he made his home with the family who saved him.

Mike the Magpie has lived with Steve Rostron and his partner Janine MacLean at their Sabden home since they ...

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MICHAEL BROOK INQUEST: Sorrow as hearing adjourned

Relatives of the 19-year-old, whose body was found in the River Ribble in February, were told a full day hearing was needed to make sure the circumstances of his death were fully investigated.


James Newman, area coroner for Lancashire and Blackburn with Darwen, ...

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School 'deeply upset' by death of four-year-old boy who drowned on holiday

​A four-year-old boy from the North West who drowned on holiday will be remembered for his "bubbly personality", his headteacher said.

Presley Stockton, from Hindley in Wigan, died on Wednesday after being rescued from the swimming pool at Hotel Paradise Park Fun Lifestyle in Los ...

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Met Office issues yellow weather warning for the North West as 60mph winds set to hit

The Met Office have recently issued a yellow weather warning of wind to the North West of England, as strong gusty winds are set to hit today.

This weather warning is in place from 11am this morning until 6pm tonight.

Strong, gusty winds are expected to develop towards the Liverpool ...

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NatWest online and mobile banking is down leaving customers locked out of accounts

NatWest confirmed via a tweet this morning that telephone banking, card payments and ATMs are still available.

READ MORE>>> Royal Bank of Scotland announces 54 branches will close

In a statement sent to customers the bank said: "We are sorry if you are having trouble getting ...

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Sheffield United give Alex Neil plenty to ponder after ringing changes ahead of Preston North End’s visit

Although a scouting mission is never wasted, Preston boss Alex Neil does not think he saw the true Sheffield United side when he watched them on Wednesday night.

ALSO READ: Memory match: Preston North End pegged back at Bramall Lane

Neil was at Bramall Lane to cast an eye over their ...

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