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Preston's Fishergate Bollard fans launch #savebolly campaign after infamous stone marker heads for early retirement

Has the famous Fishergate Bollard finally reached the end of the road?

The celebrated concrete cornerstone, which even has its own Twitter account, could have claimed its last victim at Preston’s most troublesome crossroads.

Highways bosses say they have come up with a ...

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Recently renovated home offers a stunning open-plan living area

Plus there's four spacious bedrooms and views over open field

A stunning recently renovated detached property set in a much sought after quiet position in the idyllic village of Woodplumpton.

The property has been finished to a high standard throughout being a credit to the current ...

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Blackpool fracking campaigner claimed disability benefits despite telling the DWP he was afraid to leave his house

John James Knox, 33, was found guilty of benefit fraud following a trial before Preston Crown Court.

The Department for Work and Penions said Knox was found to be claiming ESA as well as Disability Living Allowance for mobility, yet was overtly filmed partaking in demonstrations which ...

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Leyland man Luke Gittins shot his brother Jordan in row after knifeman visits their family home demanding "debts" be repaid

A man shot his own brother in the thigh with a pellet gun during a row at their family home.

Luke Gittins, 26, of Wigton Avenue, Leyland, admits causing actual bodily harm to his brother Jordan Gittins on March 11 last year after a man armed with a knife had visited their address claiming ...

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Brave Chorley carers hailed as heroes for saving pensioner's life after 81-year-old catches fire after fall at home

Margaret Hyde, 81, suffered severe burns when she caught fire after falling into the gas fire at her home in Yarrow Road on Friday (January 17).

Her son Aaron, 44, said she could have died if it wasn't for two quick-thinking carers who bravely rushed into the home to rescue ...

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PNE retro game: When Preston's friendly victory over Manchester United came at a cost

Goals from Danny Pugh and Simon Whaley gave them victory in front of a 12,541 crowd at Deepdale.

The gloss was taken off the win by a serious knee injury suffered by Youl Mawene who had been outstanding at the heart of the PNE defence.

Mawene was hurt in an accidental collision with ...

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There's Little Women, Gentlemen and Bad Boys on the big screen this week

Here's your guide to what’s showing in local cinemas



TEL: 01772 785600

1917 (15): Thu 19.30 Sat, Sun 16.30

Little Women (U): Fri, Tue 19.30 Sat 13.30 Sun, Wed 13.30 19.30

Spies In Disguise (PG): Sat, ...

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Lancashire's 150-strong electric vehicle charging network is now live

Drivers of electric vehicles can now find a place to park and plug-in when visiting most of Lancashire's town centres thanks to a project to install 150 on-street charging points.

The partnership between Lancashire County Council and BP Chargemaster is nearing completion and reached a ...

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Find out more about adoption at Lancashire County Council information event

Lancashire County Council is asking people to think about growing their family through adoption.

A special event for people considering adoption will be held at County Hall, on Fishergate in Preston, to help people find out about the process involved.

The information evening takes ...

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Family of dead Preston sisters 'hurt' by murder speculation

Suria Rehman said her parents were devastated after finding Maria, 25, and 17-year-old Nadia unconscious on the bathroom floor during a visit to relatives in the village of Daulat Nagar.

Both women died in hospital despite efforts by medics to save them. Police later confirmed the ...

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Here are 9 things that have changed in Preston since the year 2000

It's fair to say a lot has changed across the world and in the city since the the millennium. From demolitions to new developments here are 9 ways Preston has changed in the last 20 years.

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Carnforth grandad shot in eye with toy gun by three-year-old grandson

A grandad from Carnforth needed urgent treatment after his three-year-old grandson accidentally shot him in the eye with a toy gun.

Ian Nicholls, 61, said he was incredibly lucky after the toddler fired his small Nerf Gun at point blank range into his right eye.

The lorry driver ...

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Boris Johnson hails crossing the "Brexit finish line" after Parliament approves his deal

Boris Johnson has hailed crossing the "Brexit finish line" after Parliament approved his deal, paving the way for the UK to leave the EU with an agreement this month.

The Prime Minister called for the "rancour and division" to be left behind over the UK's departure from the EU after peers ...

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Five years at Preston North End for Daniel Johnson

Scroll through our photograph gallery of key moments for the midfielder in a North End shirt.

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Preston North End midfielder Alan Browne praised for role in victory at Barnsley

Preston North End midfielder Alan Browne won praise from Alex Neil for his performance in the midweek victory at Barnsley.

Browne, who skippered the side at Oakwell, played on the right-hand side of a midfield diamond.

Tom Barkhuizen scored twice either side of a Daniel Johnson goal, ...

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Clergy take centre stage for the Mark Drama at Blackburn Cathedral

The Bishop of Blackburn, Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, the Bishop of Burnley, Rt Rev. Philip North and the Bishop of Lancaster, Rt Rev. Dr Jill Duff, will be joined by other members of the clergy to stage the Mark Drama next month. Drawing on the gospel of Mark, the play will be performed as ...

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Why taking your pet on the motorway could cost you a whopping £5000

Many drivers are currently unaware they could be breaking the law resulting in a fine of up to £5,000 by simply taking their pet in the car.

Pets are often considered an extension of the family, so they are regular vehicle passengers on the roads. One in three pet owners admit to ...

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Here is how a woman who had developed an eating disorder from the age of seven eventually saw the light and has recovered, with the support of SEED and Breathe Therapies in Preston

And by the age of 13 she stated drinking alcohol and taking drugs. Despite her mum seeking help through various services, she refused to see she had a problem and spiralled out of control. But a letter about Breathe Therapies and its associated charity SEED (Support and Education for Eating ...

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UCLan astronomers' out of this world 'fast and furious' Red Dwarf discovery

Astronomers in Preston have made an out of this world discovery which shows giant planets could form around small stars much faster than previously thought.

New research by academics at the University of Central Dr Anthony Mercer and Dr Dimitris Stamatellos’ challenges our ...

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Leeds United eye £12m-rated Celtic striker, AC Milan and Southampton to battle it out for Nottingham Forest defender, Stoke City, Derby County and Middlesbrough in race to sign Bournemouth defender - Championship rumours

Here is all the latest gossip today:

Amid reports of Leeds United's apparent interest in Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths, it has been claimed that the Hoops would require a bid in the region of £12m to sanction the Scotland international's sale. (Football Insider)

AC Milan and ...

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First look inside 'refreshed, new-look' Aldi in Buckshaw Village as store reopens following refurbishment

The refurbished supermarket in Lancaster Way has undergone an impressive transformation with new freezers, an expanded range of health and beauty, fresh bread, beers, wines and spirits and easier navigation.

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