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Ex-drugs gang member and former homeless man team up to help people living rough at Christmas

One of them was once locked up for his part in a sophisticated plot to pour £40,000 worth of cocaine into central Lancashire.

The other once lived on the streets in minus temperatures where he said homeless people were often "urinated on or beaten up".

Ex-gang member Dixie ...

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Morecambe rapist Stephen Gilyeat gets extended jail term for attacks on two schoolgirls

Evil Stephen Gilyeat, 19, from Morecambe, was jailed for 12 years and nine months after admitting three counts of rape, relating to separate incidents involving two teenage girls in the resort in 2018.

Judge Heather Lloyd also imposed an extended four year licence period to reflect his ...

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‘Time to toughen up our laws’ - Motorists call for drink-drive limit to be cut across UK

Four out of five Scottish drivers believe the rest of the UK should bring its drink-drive limit in line with that north of the border.

December 5 marks the fifth anniversary of the drink drive limit being lowered in Scotland and a new study has found overwhelming support for it, as well as ...

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Preston North End left-back Andrew Hughes hoping his injury woes are at an end

If injuries come in threes, Preston North End left-back Andrew Hughes has surely had his quota for the season and can look forward to a run of games.

The Welshman returned to the PNE side at Queens Park Rangers on Saturday after six weeks on the sidelines nursing a broken bone in his ...

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Preston's cheeky Santa Dash in memory of Ben Ashworth: Our pictures of the 5k festive fun run

Ben’s wife Louise Harlow this year joined forces with Rosemere Cancer Foundation to launch the fun event.

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Why your boss should let you work from home

Lancashire has one of the lowest percentage of employees working from home and it is about time the county’s businesses had a rethink argues CEO Toby Harper

It is the time of the year when getting into the office seems that little bit harder.

You lose 10 minutes in bed having ...

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Bamber Bridge man admits having indecent images of children

A man is facing a custodial sentence after admitting making and distributing indecent images of children.

Neil Stuart Davy, formerly of West View, Bamber Bridge, Preston, and now of Brownedge Road, Lostock Hall, appeared before Preston Crown Court.

The 44-year-old pleaded guilty to ...

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These are the latest cases and convictions from Preston's courts - Monday, December 9, 2019

Here is the latest round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

Jack Butler, 26, of Clitheroe Street, Preston, must do 200 hours of unpaid work and a rehabilitation requirement after being found guilty of exposure, and must pay £250 compensation and £120 costs.

Can Danisman, 46, ...

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Drama as walker trapped in mud in Morecambe Bay

A man was rescued after getting stuck in mud in Morecambe Bay.

The resort’s RNLI Hovercraft was called to the scene after the alarm was raised at 11.30am on Saturday.

The stricken walker was up to his knees in mud close to Archers Cafe at Bolton-le-Sands.

Coastguards were ...

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Rail improvement works in Lancashire this Christmas

Rail teams are to work across Christmas to improve drainage on the main rail link out of Preston.

Network Rail is to use the festive shutdown to carry out key works on the West Cost Main Line.

Among the scheduled improvements is railway drainage upgrade on the route between Preston ...

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Preston North End boss Alex Neil discusses the high number of injuries in the Lilywhites squad

Alex Neil thinks Preston North End have been unlucky with their current crop of injuries rather than there being one obvious cause.

The Lilywhites face Fulham on Tuesday night having lost their previous four matches, injuries hitting the squad hard in the last three of those.

At ...

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From an exciting tea with Santa to some relaxation, here's the pick of Monday's events

Five things to do today....

Tea with Father Christmas

Father Christmas is returning to The Mill this December for fun-filled evenings of delicious food, arts and crafts, songs, dancing, games and gifts for all the family.

Enjoy Christmas card making, gingerbread decorating, ...

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Five dead as volcano erupts in New Zealand

Five people have been killed and many more are missing after a volcanic island in New Zealand erupted in a tower of ash and steam while dozens of tourists were exploring the moon-like surface.

The site on White Island was still too dangerous hours later for police and rescuers to search ...

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Lancaster gridlocked as police investigate collision leaving man with serious injuries

A man in his 40s suffered serious injuries following a collision in Lancaster overnight that left the city gridlocked on Monday morning.

Lancashire Police are investigating how the man got from the scene of the incident to the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, around a mile away, where he was ...

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Former ace Jamie Milligan emerges as favourite to become Bamber Bridge’s next boss

Former Everton midfielder Jamie Milligan is understood to be the frontrunner to replace Joey Collins as the new manager of Bamber Bridge.

Brig are expected to announce their new boss imminently and the former Blackpool and Fleetwood Town star is believed to have held discussions with the ...

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Met Office issues yellow weather warning - predicting 60-70 mph winds across Lancashire

Weather experts at the Met Office have issued a yellow weather warning of high winds for Lancashire and the North West tomorrow (Tuesday, December 10, 2019).

The warning which is in place from 5am until 5pm covers Lancashire, as well as Blackburn with Darwen, Cheshire East, Cheshire West ...

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St Catherine’s Santa Dash: 25 pictures as festive runners raise funds for hospice

Runners braved the cold to take the 3 mile dash or dawdle around Preston Docks to raise funds to support the specialised care at St Catherine’s during Christmas and into the New Year. Can you spot yourself?

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Police dispersal order in place for Brookfield

It follows reports of antisocial behaviour and criminal damage by teenagers in the area.

Officers have warned that “failure to listen to dispersal could result in arrest”. Police can also seize items under the authority.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said: “This ...

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Police in Lancaster close roads following police incident

A section of Bulk Road leading from St Leonard's Gate to wards Caton Road is also closed.

The closure is still affecting traffic in the area while police carry out investigations.

A Lancashire Area Police spokesman said: "Following an incident there are road closures in place, Back ...

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Thumbs up for sky-high tower block in Preston

Bhailok Court, which will comprise 176 apartments in two towers, was approved by the council’s planning committee after the developers insisted it was not financially viable to include some low cost flats.

Deputy council leader Coun Peter Moss, who is also the cabinet member for ...

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End of the line for Virgin Trains as last services depart

The firm, which began serving the West Coast Main Line in March 1997, is being replaced by Avanti West Coast.

Almost 500 million journeys have been made with Virgin Trains, which is owned by Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Group and Stagecoach.

The final service will be the 9.42pm ...

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