Lancashire Evening Post

Vigil in Preston shows support for bombing victims

“We are Manchester”.

That was the message as Preston Council leader Peter Rankin led hundreds of people in a show of solidarity for the victims of the Manchester bombing.

Crowds stood solemnly in the sunshine on the flag market in Preston as people of all ages and ...

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Magpies announce retained list

Midfielder Jack Lynch and goalkeeper Adam Caunce have been released by Chorley.

The pair are the only two players from the first-team squad not to be offered new deals by boss Matt Jansen

Lynch joined the club in the summer of 2014 after being release from Carlisle United, while ...

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Friends pay tribute to “beautiful girl” killed in Manchester Arena bombing

The first victim of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber was named this morning as an 18-year-old student from Runshaw College in Leyland.

Georgina Callander, a former pupil at Bishop Rawstorne CE Academy at Croston, was killed when a nail bomb tore through the foyer of the venue as ...

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Preston to hold vigil in support of Manchester bomb victims

Preston is showing its solidarity with the Manchester bomb victims by holding a vigil tonight.

Preston Council has announced it will be holding a vigil on the Flag Market at 6pm to mark the outrage.

Council leader Coun Peter Rankin tweeted this afternoon: “Peace vigil tonight 6pm ...

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UPDATE: 8 year-old Tarleton schoolgirl confirmed dead in 'terror attack' at Manchester Arena

Chris Upton, Headteacher at Tarleton Community Primary School, said: "News of Saffie's death in this appalling attack has come as a tremendous shock to all of us and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of her family and friends. The thought that anyone could go out to a concert ...

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Man arrested in connection with terror attacks at Manchester Arena

A spokesman said: "With regards to the ongoing investigation into last night’s horrific attack at the Manchester arena, we can confirm we have arrested a 23-year-old man in South Manchester. "

More to follow.

More on the incident in Manchester:

Friends pay tribute to ...

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Preston mum tells of horror after witnessing 'terror attack' aftermath at Manchester Arena

Emma told the BBC last night how she had arrived at the concert to collection her 15 year-old daughter and 17 year-old son at around 10.30pm.

She said: "The kids were in the concert on their own. Me and my husband dropped them off at around tea-time.

More on the incident in ...

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MANCHESTER BOMBING: Everything we know so far

:: 22 people have been killed and 59 have been injured in the blast

:: Children are among the dead

:: Emergency number set up for those who are concerned about loved ones or anyone who may have been in the area - 0161 856 9400

:: The attack was carried out by a lone male ...

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UPDATE: Children and young people confirmed among the dead after 'terrorist incident' in Manchester

A suicide bomber has killed 22 people, including children, as an explosion tore through fans leaving a pop concert in Manchester.

Some 59 people were also injured when the blast caused by an improvised explosive device carried by the attacker detonated at the Manchester ...

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‘Gangsters wanted £9k from me for loan of just £1,000’
Loan sharks often go to extreme measures to make people pay back much more than they borrowed. Here’s the story of one man who turned to crime to try to repay his debt, and information about how a new scheme is combating illegal lending. ...
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Woman taken to hospital after police called to 'stabbing'

A woman suffered puncture wounds to the leg and arm after an argument broke out.

Police were called to reports of a "stabbing" on Grisedale Cresent in the Moor Nook area of Preston just after midnight on Sunday morning.

A Lancashire Police spokesman said when officers arrived they ...

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Man charged with sexual assault in Preston

A man has been charged following a CCTV appeal about an incident where a woman was allegedly grabbed while she was out running in Preston, say police.

The incident happened on Blackpool Road at around 3.25pm on Saturday, May 13.

Codrin Schroder, 18, of Elgin Street, Preston was ...

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South Ribble Council investigation into taxi leak is slammed
South Ribble Council is spending thousands investigating how a secret dossier into last year’s taxi licensing scandal was leaked – despite the ‘leaker’ outing herself months ago. ...
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WATCH: Moment super car crashes in Fulwood

The driver of this £120k super car had a lucky escape, say police.

A crash involving the Audi R8, happened on Eastway in Fulwood, near Preston on Sunday.

Police officers arrived to find the car which can accelerate 0-62 mph, in under four seconds, half on the road with damage ...

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Lancashire set to enjoy highest temperatures since last September

Britons should be able to bask in the hottest temperatures since September when a wave of warm air moves across the country in the coming days, forecasters have predicted.

The working week will be book-ended by the best of the weather, with highs of up to 24C expected in Lancashire on ...

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Lancashire firefighters rescue horse trapped up to its neck in mud

Firefighters rescued a horse after it became trapped up to its neck in a field in Longridge on Sunday afternoon.

A crew from Longridge was joined by a specialist animal rescue unit from Penwortham fire station and ‘rope rescue’ colleagues from St Annes.

Longridge fire station ...

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Latest polls show Labour cutting gap on Conservatives

Labour has closed the gap on Conservatives following the publication of party manifestos for the General Election, according to a series of opinion polls.

As Jeremy Corbyn claimed his message was "getting through" to voters, four polls for the Sunday newspapers put Labour between 35% and ...

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Council leader dismisses claims boundary shake-up is “unnecessarily political’
Preston City Council’s leader Peter Rankin has dismissed Conservative group claims the Labour group is “unnecessarily political” in the way it wants to shake up the city’s voting boundaries. ...
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Horse rescued from mud

Firefighters rescued a horse after it became trapped up to its neck in a field in Longridge on Sunday afternoon.

A crew from Longridge was joined by a specialist animal rescue unit from Penwortham fire station and ‘rope rescue’ colleagues from St Annes.

Longridge fire station ...

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Night of song and dance

Visitors to Penwortham Live enjoyed an evening of song and dance to remember

Shops, bars, pubs and clubs provided live entertainment throughout the evening.

The liveliest spots were around Liverpool Road and priory Lane.

Here’s a few pictures from the night with more ...

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Troubled Preston school brings in the army to help pupils

A troubled Preston school which has been ordered to improve by Ofsted has come up with a novel solution – bringing in the army.

Fulwood Academy is working with UK Military School to improve their pupils’ behaviour, after the school was criticised by Ofsted.

And the ex ...

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