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Exclusive Sean Gregan PNE column

Listening to the radio over the weekend, for the first time in quite a while I heard Preston North End being mentioned in a chat about the play-offs.

They seem to have slipped under the radar this season but what they are doing just cannot be ignored.

With eight matches left North ...

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Estate shops could become new homes for Preston

The council is considering the development in Larches as part of a re-shuffle of its investment property stock.

The town hall’s ruling cabinet last week approved plans to spend £30k to refurbish a shop on Elswick Road.

This will allow an off-licence that previously traded on ...

yesterday 16:20 open_in_new
PROJECT UPDATE: Craft beer boom continues with former salon set for pub transformation

Preston City Centre embraces the craft ale boom...

What is happening?

A beauty and hair salon in Preston city centre is being transformed into a craft ale bar after pint-pullers were given permission to bring about the change this week.

Who is behind the business?

The bar ...

yesterday 16:20 open_in_new
Dave Seddon’s big match verdict

Away the lads. Preston’s push for the top six is being driven by their expertise on the road.

The Lilywhites now boast the joint second best travel record in the Championship after beating Sunderland.

Victory at the very wintry Stadium of Light was their eighth on opposition ...

yesterday 16:20 open_in_new
Car with missing wheel stopped on Lancashire motorway

A car was being driven on a stretch of Lancashire motorway with one of its wheels missing, traffic police have said.

Lancashire Road Police officers posted images of the offending vehicle online on Sunday, stating the driver "was unaware" of the problem.

The motorist now faces a day ...

yesterday 15:17 open_in_new
Lancashire Post PNE Fans’ Panel verdicts on Sunderland victory


It was a winter wonderland in the middle of March for the 2,237 who braved the elements and made the journey to the Stadium of Light.

Sunderland had one or two moment but North End won by two, it certainly should have been four and on another day it could have been eight. ...

yesterday 14:14 open_in_new
Sunderland 0-2 Preston North End: Five things we learned

Alex Neil’s men closed to within two points of the play-off places as Sean Maguire continued his hot streak in front of goal.

MATCH REPORT: Sunderland 0-2 PNE

HOW THEY RATED: Who impressed for PNE in their win at Sunderland?

Play-off race is opening ...

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Journey back from Sunderland 'snow joke' for PNE fans

But the journey home from Sunderland was far from straightforward with the 'mini beast from the east' gripping the north of the country.

READ MORE: Match report: Sunderland 0 PNE 2

Dave Seddon's match verdict

How they rated: Who impressed for PNE in their win at ...

yesterday 13:11 open_in_new
Big-name DJs MistaJam and Danny Howard confirmed for major new summer music festival in Preston

A major music festival has been confirmed as the latest summer addition to Preston’s entertainment calendar.

S2S in the Park is expanding to the city’s Moor Park in late July on the back of successful events across Lancashire.

“We’ve been going for five years now but ...

yesterday 13:11 open_in_new
How they rated: Who impressed for Preston in their win at Sunderland?

There were plenty of good displays as Preston picked up a professional 2-0 win at lowly Sunderland on Saturday.

ALSO READ: Callum Robinson delighted to end wait for a goal as Preston see off Sunderland

Sean Maguire and Callum Robinson got the goals as Alex Neil’s men moved within ...

yesterday 12:08 open_in_new
Appeal after collision at Preston roundabout

Preston police has launched an appeal for witnesses after a pensioner was injured in a road collision.

Officers say the motorist fled the scene without stopping after an 81-year-old man was knocked over.

The collision happened around 11am on Friday, March 16, at the Adelphi ...

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Pervert spared jail over child sex offences

Dominic Anton Vass, of Lighthurst Lane, Chorley, pleaded guilty to two offences which involve two different 12-year-old children. He appeared for a hearing before Preston Magistrates’ Court, which heard the offences happened on July 17 last year. The 24-year-old defendant was ...

yesterday 11:05 open_in_new
UPDATED: Weather warning for snow & ice in Lancashire

Forecasters have issued an amber alert for snow and ice in the North West after snow fell overnight in eastern parts of the UK.

There were small flurries of snow in Lancashire around Saturday lunchtime, and the Met Office says weather could get worse from around 4pm on Saturday overnight ...

yesterday 11:05 open_in_new
Callum Robinson delighted to end wait for a goal as Preston see off Sunderland

REACTION: Alex Neil on Preston's win over Sunderland

The versatile forward hadn’t scored since the 1-1 draw at Millwall on January 13 but his fifth of the season completed the 2-0 win for Alex Neil’s men at the Stadium of Light.

Sean Maguire put PNE in front on 50 minutes ...

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WATCH: Dave Seddon's verdict on Preston's 2-0 win at Sunderland

Preston North End closed on the play-off places with victory at lowly Sunderland on Saturday.

The Lancashire Post's Dave Seddon takes a look at the main talking points including goals for Sean Maguire and Callum Robinson and Jake Clarke-Salter's red card for the hosts.

AS IT ...

yesterday 00:35 open_in_new
Attacking switch sparked PNE victory at Sunderland says Alex Neil

The Lilywhites won 2-0 in the Wearside snow, Sean Maguire and Callum Robinson scoring in the second half.

They moved up to eighth place and to within two points of the play-off places.

North End had enjoyed the better of the first-half play but without being able to find a route ...

2018-03-17 21:20 open_in_new
Sunderland 0-2 Preston North End - As it happened and reaction

Look back on the action as it happened.

2018-03-17 19:14 open_in_new
Match report: Sunderland 0 PNE 2

Preston North End cruised to victory over rock-bottom Sunderland at the Stadium of Light to give their top-six hopes a big boost.

Alex Neil's men didn't have to get into top gear to see off the Black Cats and in all honesty, the margin of victory could have been much greater.

Sean ...

2018-03-17 19:14 open_in_new
Two men face sentence after lying about Preston road incident

Jurors have found a man guilty of driving a car at two police officers as he tried to avoid being caught.

Sydney Ashworth, 39, of Halstead Road, Ribbleton, Preston, was convicted of dangerous driving, failing to stop after an accident, and failing to report an accident.

His ...

2018-03-17 17:08 open_in_new
Concerns over 'abusive' youths on Preston estate

The force shared a Facebook message saying they are aware of concerns about a group of young people hanging around Moor Nook community centre.

The post says: " Although a group of youths hanging about in the group is not something to report to the Police, the reports we have had suggest ...

2018-03-17 17:08 open_in_new
Kids 'as young as 10' used by drug gangs in Lancashire

Lancashire police are launching a crackdown on drugs gangs who use vulnerable young people to do their dirty work.

They have teamed up with with the North West Regional Organised Crime Unit (Titan) to hold an awareness event in Morecambe’s Festival market today.

Gangs sometimes ...

2018-03-17 15:02 open_in_new