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Motorists forced to swerve on M6 to avoid set of ladders straddling all 3 lanes near Leyland

The large set of ladders has reportedly fallen onto the M6 northbound, between junctions 27 (Charnock Richard Services) and 28 (Leyland), at around 2pm (June 18).

Motorway police have informed Highways of the obstruction, which has been straddling all three lanes of the ...

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South Ribble taxi scam warning after fake driver preys on holiday-goers

A warning has been issued to families in South Ribble after reports that a fake taxi driver has been scamming holiday-goers out of their taxi fare.

The fake taxi driver has been targeting families with a scam in which he claims he can arrange transport to Manchester Airport at discount ...

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M61 slip road remains shut after serious crash on East Lancs Road

The crash happened on the M61 exit slip road at junction 1, where it meets the A580 (East Lancs Road), at around 5.30am this morning (Tuesday, June 18).

The stricken vehicle has now been recovered and debris cleared from the M61 carriageway.

But the slip road at M61 junction 1 ...

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Callous thieves target young mum Ziggy’s grieving Morecambe family

The family grieving the sudden loss of young Morecambe mum Ziggy Middleton has been dealt a new blow after heartless thieves stole t-shirts bought for her funeral.

Ziggy, 21, died suddenly in her sleep on May 25, leaving a two-month-old baby boy Riley-James and partner Kyle ...

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Dozens of drivers caught speeding more than 10 times in four years

Dozens of British drivers have been caught breaking the speed limit at least 10 times in the last four years, according to official figures.

While nearly 250,000 motorists have multiple speeding convictions, 38 have been caught more than 10 times, with one driver clocked breaking the limit ...

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Preston man, 49, wanted by police after cash and games consoles are stolen from homes

Police have identified Colin Hannan as a suspect in two burglaries that took place in Plungington and Ribbleton last month.

The first burglary happened at a home in Plungington Road on May 2, when a person entered a house and stole games consoles.

The second incident occurred two ...

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Championship rumours: Leeds ready to battle with Middlesbrough for Fenerbahce striker | Aston Villa in £15m bid for Brentford midfielder | Sol Campbell favourite to take Hull City job

These are the latest headlines from around the Championship today.

Fulham starlet Cody Drameh could be set for a move to Leeds United, as the Whites look to beat Frankfurt to land the highly-rated midfielder. (HITC)

Leeds are ready to battle Middlesbrough for Fenerbahce striker ...

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How will Preston North End fare in the Championship next season?

The release of the EFL fixture list on Thursday morning will sharpen minds and bring the new season into focus.

This will be Preston’s fifth season in the Championship since promotion at Wembley in 2015, previous campaigns seeing them finish 11th twice, the heady heights of seventh in ...

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Quarter of drivers back more motorway tolls as M6 charges increase

One in four British drivers would welcome tolls on the country’s motorways if it improved road conditions, according to new research.

The study into attitudes towards road charging comes ahead of increases to costs on Britain’s only privately funded motorway – the M6 ...

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Touching tributes to tragic young woman who fell to death from M62 motorway bridge

Jessica Duckworth (23) died in the early hours of Sunday morning when she fell from Scammonden Bridge, over the M62, at 1-20am.

The former Shuttleworth College student, who worked for the NHS, was a well-known and popular figure in the Burnley and Padiham, and her untimely death has ...

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Couple wed at Wigan Infirmary only hours before groom loses his fight for life

Nick and Jo Glover were married in the chapel at the hospital on Sunday April 28 surrounded by family, a day after Nick was admitted to hospital.

After his condition worsened, Nick, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in June 2018, decided to live life to the full.

But when ...

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Weight-loss courses to be axed across Lancashire as drugs, alcohol and smoking services face cutbacks

A raft of reductions in the public health budget in Lancashire will see healthy weight courses scrapped, along with a service for people with low-level health and social issues.

Meanwhile, fewer people will be eligible for places on drug and alcohol rehabilitation programmes and the ...

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The 15 worst streets for violence and sexual offences in Preston in 2019 - revealed by Police

The data is based on the latest available information from which tracks reports of violence and sexual offences in April 2019 - the latest crime figures available. There were a total of 75 violence and sexual offences reports in Preston. Photos are for illustrative purposes only.

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Preston Police are looking for Ronnie Kirkham in connection with burglary and theft from a vehicle

Ronnie Kirkham is wanted by Preston Police in connection with burglary and theft from a vehicle.

In a Facebook post, Preston Police said they wanted to help their colleagues from Blackburn locate the 43 year old.

They said that they believe "he's currently in the Blackburn area, but ...

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Skipper Tom Clarke is aiming for a change of fortune with Preston North End

Skipper Tom Clarke will be one of the Preston players looking to make up for lost time when he returns next week for pre-season training.

The defender was limited to 22 appearances last season by injury, and in the closing stages of the campaign when PNE faltered his experience was ...

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Preston's own MP says the city has ‘too many charity shops, vape stores and empty units’

MP Sir Mark Hendrick has hit out at the state of Preston’s premier shopping road Fishergate after throwing his weight behind a national campaign to save the UK’s high streets.

The man who has represented Preston in Westminster for the past 19 years has criticised his home ...

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Police move to 'clarify' response to 'false' abduction report in Preston

Earlier this afternoon, officers reacted to social media reports by refuting the claims and assuring the public that no such crime had taken place across the whole of Lancashire.

A spokesman for Preston Police tweeted: "We're aware of rumours circulating that two girls were abducted by a ...

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Padiham young woman dies after falling from M62 motorway bridge

Former Shuttleworth College student Jessica Duckworth (23) from Padiham died on Sunday after falling from Scammonden Bridge, over the M62, at 1-20am.

The M62 was closed for several hours in both directions as emergency services dealt with the incident.

West Yorkshire Police has ...

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Subaru Forester review – leftfield SUV still going its own way

With a new Subaru Forester due in the UK late 2019 you could forgive the Japanese all-wheel drive specialists for running down the clock and shifting focus onto other models like the XV compact crossover, or the Outback estate.

But the Forester SUV is still a key part of Subaru’s ...

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Electrified taxi firm launches new delivery van with 80-mile EV range

The company behind the electrified London taxi has revealed a new eco-friendly van that is say will transform inner city deliveries.

Based on the same platform and hybrid drivetrain as the LEVC TX cab, the new LCV van is designed for businesses operating in low-emissions zones which also ...

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I thought the glamour of the Monaco Grand Prix would reignite my love for Formula 1 – I was wrong

It’s come to something when one of Formula 1’s leading lights says he’s falling out of love with the sport because drivers “all sound like lawyers” and aren’t allowed to say what they think.

But I know what Sebastian Vettel meant in the wake of his controversial penalty at the ...

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