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Project update: Green light for car supermarket to be built on former Preston Park and Ride site

What’s happening?

Plans to build a “state of the art” car supermarket on a former Park and Ride site in Preston have been passed.

What’s the background?

HPL Motors has agreed terms with Lancashire County Council to acquire the 6.86 acre former Park and Ride site ...

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EXCLUSIVE Sean Gregan Preston North End column: Home form the key against Sheff Wed

Preston’s Championship clash against Sheffield Wednesday at Deepdale on Saturday has the makings of a real classic.

Both teams have begun the season well – the Owls are currently fourth in the table, while North End have started off at home like a house on fire.

Two wins , ...

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Do you recognise this man in Lindsay Birbeck investigation?

Detectives investigating the disappearance of Lindsay Birbeck want to identify a potential witness.

Police said the man is not in any way a suspect - he was simply in the same area at the time Lindsay is believed to have left her home address on Burnley Road, Accrington at around 4pm on ...

yesterday 16:11 open_in_new
These are 18 of the best takeaways in and around Preston and Chorley according to Just Eat user ratings

Here are some of the top-rated in Preston and the surrounding areas, according to customer reviews on Just Eat. These were all rated an average of 5 stars or more and had more than 1000 reviews each.

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Naked Attraction contestant Antoni Sumner from Ingol knocked of dating show out because his eyebrows were "too good"

A naked contestant on a TV dating show who made it to the final three was knocked out because his eyebrows weren’t bushy enough.

Antoni Sumner, 29, from Ingol, Preston, who appeared on Naked Attraction, was told he was not boyfriend material by Stephanie when she told him she ...

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Manchester's Pride weekend has been recreated entirely out of LEGO - in pictures

Here we take a closer look as Manchester Pride is re-imagined ahead of the weekend's festivities:

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39 pictures of Preston's Archbishop Temple School pupils in the 90s

These pictures were all taken by our photographers at Archbishop Temple School in Preston during the 90s.

yesterday 15:08 open_in_new
Leeds United left-back set to sign for Greek side Aris FC, Huddersfield Town eye former Athletic Bilbao manager, Swansea City striker is set to stay - Championship rumours

Today's headlines feature, Leeds Utd, Sheff Weds, Hull City, Fulham and Charlton Athletic.

Leeds United left-back Laurens De Bock is no longer wanted at the club and is expected to sign for Greek side Aris FC on loan. (Het Laatste Nieuws)

Sheffield Wednesday reporter Dom Howson ...

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Appeal for celebrities to help in search to find missing Burnley teacher Lindsay Birbeck

And volunteers involved in trying to find Lindsay Birbeck, who lives in Accrington, have reached out to celebrities for help.

Coronation Street star Brooke Vincent, who plays Sophie Webster in the top soap, has posted an appeal on twitter about the search and Great British Bake Off winner ...

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Three teenage boys missing in the Lake District

Ryan Bond was last seen at Preston railway station on August 12 and police believe he is in the Kendal area.

When he was last seen in Preston the 16-year-old was wearing a grey top, grey jogging bottoms and grey jacket.

Eyan is described is 5ft tall and Cumbria Police have asked him ...

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Preston North End in Numbers: Saturday date with Wednesday

Preston played Stoke City last Wednesday, but maybe they should have faced Saturday afternoon’s visitors to Deepdale on that particular day instead.

Sheffield Wednesday were actually known as the Wednesday Football Club until 1929 – they were originally formed to play in a midweek ...

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'I was so shocked and sad, it’s the last thing you want your kids to find when out playing in the park' says mum of Preston girl who found 12-inch machete

A foot-long knife has been found by children taking part in a book hunt adventure in a Preston park.

The horrific discovery was made in Moor Park when three young friends were hunting for books as part of the ‘Preston look for a book’ craze.

Mum-of-five Sarah Fraser said her ...

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Lancashire will release former England opener Haseeb Hameed at the end of the season

Haseeb Hameed will leave Lancashire at the end of the season after the club decided against offering the 22-year-old batsman a new contract.

The announcement marks a stunning downturn of fortunes for Hameed, who was once dubbed ‘Baby Boycott’ and exploded on to the international scene ...

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Days left as £1m EuroMillions win remains unclaimed in Preston

The clock is ticking for a mystery local lottery winner in the Preston area who has just days left to claim an amazing EuroMillions UK Millionaire Maker prize worth £1,000,000.

EuroMillions Millionaire Maker guarantees to create a millionaire in every draw but in the special ...

yesterday 13:02 open_in_new
'A drain cover did this to my vehicle - so why should I feel like a criminal for claiming compensation?'

Gary Winfield was transporting a vehicle along the A588 Lancaster Road in Cockerham when he heard “a huge bang”. Two of the tyres on his specialist twin-axle trailer had exploded after dropping down what he describes as a “sunken drainhole cover”.


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'Never let the children of Freckleton air disaster be forgotten' says survivor of Second World War tragedy

On the 75th anniversary of the Freckleton air disaster survivor Ruby Currell pleads ‘never let the children be forgotten’.

Eighty-year-old Ruby Currell survived the tragedy which claimed the lives of 38 of her classmates.

And now, as the landmark anniversary of the ...

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Investment announced for Preston Market Hall and traders to see rent slashed

Preston’s struggling Market Hall is to see a boost with a new canopy to make it warmer and its rents slashed.

The city council says it will be enhancing Preston’s flagship market with “significant investment”, while also cutting the rent for traders by 30 per cent.

It ...

yesterday 11:59 open_in_new
New restaurant with aims of AA Rosettes to open in Preston's Winckley Square Hotel

A Preston restaurateur is set to open a new eatery – with aims of becoming the city's first restaurant with AA Rosettes.

Mark O’Rourke, already the owner of The Otter’s Pocket pie and ale house and Fino Tapas, is taking over the restaurant at the Winckley Square Hotel in Camden ...

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Morecambe man found guilty of sexual attacks against youngster

A man has been found guilty of the historic sexual abuse of a school girl.

Darren Hudson, 50, from Morecambe, denied the allegations but was convicted by jurors at Preston Crown Court of 10 counts of sexual assaults after the girl bravely confided in people about her ordeal.

The ...

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Weekend betting: Why our man is backing Preston North End to beat Sheffield Wednesday

Local betting expert Joe Whitaker casts his eye over the sporting action in the Championship, Premier League and racing at York

Preston had another fine home win in midweek against a poor Stoke City outfit.

The visitors weren’t done any favours by their keeper, though North End ...

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