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Sean Gregan’s exclusive column: Good Friday victory was a tonic for the Lilywhites

Preston’s 4-0 win against Ipswich on Good Friday was the perfect tonic for Alex Neil’s men after their difficult run of late.

It might not have meant too much at either end of the table, with the play-offs all but beyond North End and Ipswich already relegated.

But what ...

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Casualty rescued after Scorton fall

A casualty was taken to hospital this afternoon after a fall in the Lancashire countryside

Shortly after 11.30am today the retained fire engine from Garstang assisted the North West Ambulance Service in a person rescue.

A casualty had fallen into a river in Scorton and hit their head ...

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National Action whistle-blower warned by police his life is in danger after scuppering Blackpool neo-Nazi Jack Renshaw's plot to kill Rosie Cooper

Robbie Mullen reported a threat against Labour MP Rosie Cooper to Hope Not Hate after 23-year-old Jack Renshaw, from Blackpool, spoke of his plan in July 2017.

Renshaw admitted making preparations to kill West Lancashire representative Ms Cooper - including purchasing a 19-inch (48cm) ...

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Preston North End fans' gallery from Retro Day

Did our photographer pick you out in the crowd? Scroll through our fans' gallery.

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Coroner informed of woman's death in Preston

Lancashire police were called at around 8am on Saturday April 20 to reports the body of a woman had been found on Pump Street, Deepdale.

Emergency services attended and the woman, in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Lancashire police spokesman said her death is not being ...

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Preston North End midfielder Josh Harrop returns to training after cruciate ligament surgery

Preston North End midfielder Josh Harrop has taken a big step forward in his recovery from a ruptured cruciate ligament by returning to full training.

Harrop posted on Twitter on Sunday that he had taken part in his first full training session that morning.

The 23-year-old was ...

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Preston North End memory match - the winning goal and a blood covered shirt for Michael Jackson against Wigan in April 2000

Ask any Preston North End fan for their best memory of a game against Wigan and it would be the 1-0 victory at the JJB Stadium  in April 2000.

The Tuesday night win was a giant stride forward in their quest for promotion, one which was achieved later in the month – PNE went up as ...

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Preston North End leading scorer Callum Robinson delighted to see team-mate Lukas Nmecha back among the goals

The pair scored twice each in the 4-0 win as North End found their form after the recent results dip.

Robinson took his tally for the season to 13, while in Nmecha’s case he doubled his goals for the campaign.

The Manchester City had not found the net since New Year’s Day ...

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Coroner informed of woman's death in Preston

Lancashire police were called at around 8am on Saturday April 20 to reports the body of a woman had been found on Pump Street, Deepdale.

Emergency services attended and the woman, in her 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene.

A Lancashire police spokesman said her death is not being ...

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New contract for Alex Neil could pave the way for more investment, says Preston supporter Tim Mercer

A stroll in the sunshine ended Preston’s run of three defeats on the bounce with an emphatic 4-0 win against already-relegated Ipswich.

This Good Friday fixture had the feel of a pre-season game at times and for the home players it may have felt as easy as rolling eggs down Avenham ...

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We have proven a lot of doubters wrong - John Smith is proud of the way Preston have recovered from a tough start
It is a pity that time has run out for North End this  season but we have proven that the early season forecasts by some fans of our local rivals that we will be subjected to League One football next season to be wrong. ...
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With a bit investment, prospects look good for next year - Preston fan John Roper is excited about the future

Two goals each from Callum Robinson and Lukas Nmecha ensured that the horrors of the last four games were put to one side as North End played some good football against, an admittedly, under par Ipswich outfit.

North End looked much more settled and much more up for it after the nightmare ...

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Fans try to gatecrash crunch Chorley match

And it seems some away fans were desperate to get in.

Chorley FC were hosting Stockport County in a National League North game, kicking off at 1pm.

Many saw it as a title decider with Chorley one point behind first place Stockport with three games to go.

Around 3,600 fans were ...

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Woman and dog rescued from mud at Freckleton

Lytham and Fleetwood Coastguard raced to the scene after reports of the incident in Freckleton creek.

A passer-by had helped the woman to safety early on Saturday evening.

But her dog was missing.

After an hour's search by boat and on land, the German Shepherd was found safe ...

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Laughs at Preston's expense on Have I Got News For You

The row over Preston's Smiles Better awards reached a new audience on Friday night when it was featured on Have I Got News For You.

One of the questions on the hit BBC show, featuring Ian Hislop and Paul Merton, was about Preston.

Featuring a picture of Nando's, panellists were asked ...

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Yobs hunted after throwing a tin of white paint at somebody's front window in "mindless act"

Thugs chucked a tin of white gloss paint at somebody's front window in Garstang Road, Claughton, police said.

"This not only caused distress and upset ... but also rebounded, causing further damage to the stationary car on the drive," an officer said.

The vandalism, described as a ...

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Woman and dog rescued from mud near Freckleton

Lytham and Fleetwood Coastguard raced to the scene after reports of the incident in Freckleton creek.

A passer-by had helped the woman to safety early on Saturday evening.

But her dog was missing.

After an hour's search, the Coastguard located the dog safe and well and reunited ...

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Probe after woman's death in Preston

Officers were called to Meadow Street, Deepdale, at around 8am on Saturday.

A Lancashire Constabulary spokesman confirmed they had been notified of a death outdoors.

At this stage there is no indication of anything suspicious.

No further details have been released.

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MATCH REPORT: Chorley 2 Stockport County 0

Chorley FC returned to the top of the National League North thanks to a 2-0 win over title rivals Stockport County.

At 1pm the Magpies were a point behind County with three games to go.

But goals from skipper Andy Teague and Marcus Carver saw the Magpies reclaim top spot in a game ...

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Brockholes Nature Reserve saved our wedding when The Sirloin in Houghton burned down

Brockholes Nature Reserve came to the rescue as Hayley and Simon Keogh desperately scoured Lancashire looking for a last minute replacement.

Now the newlyweds have said a big thank you to staff from the woodland and wetland centre on the outskirts of Preston for saving the ...

2019-04-20 17:05 open_in_new
Preston fire station burglary suspect arrested

Preston Police said today on Facebook: "In the early hours a burglary was committed at Lancashire Fire Station on Blackpool Road, Preston.

"Sadly a male had forced entry into the building, entered the staff locker room and stolen a bank card from someone's personal belongings.

"The ...

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