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A woman in her 80s has died in a house fire in Lancashire today

Police were alerted to the incident in Burnley by Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service.

Lancashire Police have released a statement saying: "We were called at around 4:10pm this afternoon (Saturday, October 24th) by our colleagues at LFRS to the report of a fire in Burnley.

"The ...

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"Should have won by more!" - PNE fans react to win over Huddersfield Town

Alan Browne scored twice to flip the game. after Frazier Campbell had opened the scoring early on.

Last updated: Saturday, 24 October, 2020, 19:34

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Player ratings: Huddersfield Town 1-2 Preston North End

Frazier Campbell had put the hosts into the lead but a two minute double from Alan Browne had North End in a lead that they defended for the remaining 40 minutes.

Here's how the players did on a wet afternoon in Yorkshire...

Hard not to call him a dependable and solid performer, as ...

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Preston North End's away-day victory at Huddersfield delights Lilywhites manager Alex Neil

The Lilywhites went 1-0 down in the eighth minute to a goal from Fraizer Campbell and at that point looked in for a long afternoon.

They recovered to quickly got a foothold in the game and created plenty of chances in the first half, although still trailed at half-time.

However, two ...

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Morecambe 1 Forest Green Rovers 2: Shrimps boss Derek Adams rues refereeing decision

The Shrimps hadn’t had the ideal build-up to the game with four players missing through injury and two others - as well as physio Simon Farnworth - in self-isolation.

Nevertheless, they had led for more than an hour thanks to A-Jay Leitch-Smith’s goal on his first league start of the ...

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Huddersfield Town 1 Preston North End 2 - Match report on a third away victory in a row for PNE as Alan Browne scores twice

Browne struck in the 51st and 53rd minute at the John Smith's Stadium after Huddersfield had taken the lead early in the first half through Fraizer Campbell.

It was an end-to-end clash, especially in the second half as the hosts chased an equaliser and PNE caught them time and time again ...

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Live As it happened: Huddersfield Town 1-2 Preston North End

We'll have all the build up and the action from throughout the afternoon so make sure to refresh the page (F5) so you don't miss a thing!

Last updated: Saturday, 24 October, 2020, 17:00

PNE take all three points on the road once again!

Huddersfield took the lead in a poor ...

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Morecambe 1 Forest Green Rovers 2: Visitors' late one-two floors the Shrimps

The Shrimps had led for more than an hour thanks to the returning A-Jay Leitch-Smith, only for Jake Young and Jamille Matt to hand the visitors victory.

Morecambe boss Derek Adams was forced into three changes from the side that drew with Mansfield Town in midweek.

The injured duo of ...

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Thousands being missed by track and trace in Lancashire

More than four in 10 close contacts of people with coronavirus are still not being reached by the test and trace system in Lancashire, figures suggest.

The Government’s chief scientific advisor Sir Patrick Vallance said there is “room for improvement” in the NHS Test and Trace system ...

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M61 traffic is stopped southbound between Chorley and Bolton North due to collision

Highways England say the stoppage is southbound at junction 8 Chorley to junction 6 Bolton North.

Traffic Officers and Lancs Road Police are currently at scene,

North West Ambulance are on their way to the area to assist.

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The six Lancashire areas where Covid infections have reached more than 80 cases in the last week

The latest Public Health England (PHE) data taken from the website includes lab confirmed positive cases of Covid-19 reported by October 20, 2020 with a specimen date up to October 18, 2020.

Here are the worst-affected areas. Images are for illustrative purposes only.

Thanks ...

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Huddersfield v Preston North End team news - Unchanged for PNE and a coaching role for Paul Gallagher

However, Neil had to make a change to the coaching staff for the game after first-team coach Frankie McAvoy was forced to self-isolate due to track and trace.

It meant Paul Gallagher stepped-up to help out with coaching duties alongside Neil and Steve Thompson.

With Gallagher ...

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The sky's the limit for Fleetwood's OAP skydiver

Keith,from Fleetwood, who turns 73 next week, flew to 14,000ft to realise a long held ambition to make a tandem skydive, which he did to raise more than £300 for charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

It was third time lucky for Keith, a retired IT contractor, after his jump with Skydive ...

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Roadworks update for the North West: All major works from October 26 to November 1

The following summary of planned new and ongoing roadworks over the coming week is correct as of October 16 but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

M6 junction 32 to junction 38

The Highways Agency is working overnight in the verges along ...

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Live LIVE: Huddersfield Town vs Preston North End

We'll have all the build up and the action from throughout the afternoon so make sure to refresh the page (F5) so you don't miss a thing!

Last updated: Saturday, 24 October, 2020, 12:26

Alex Neil thinks Preston are entering a third phase in terms of the squad he has had during his ...

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Lancashire's feeding frenzy after football star's school meals campaign is booted out by Government

Now thousands of hungry schoolchildren across Lancashire will get free meals after all during half-term, despite the Government’s controversial decision not to foot the bill.

Chip shops, cafes, charities and even a boxing gym have all rallied round to fill the vacuum left by free school ...

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Motorcyclist, 74, is taken to Royal Preston Hospital with serious head injuries after collision

Lancashire Police are appealing for witnesses following the accident in Mere Brow - between Tarleton and Banks..

It happened at around 2:55pm when the rider, on a Triumph motorcycle, travelling along the A565 Southport New Road from Southport in the direction of Preston, crashed into a ...

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Male arrested and knife recovered after chase in Preston

They tweeted:that there was "a foot chase through Broadgate" yesterday evening.

They added that a male was arrested "after throwing this deadly knife".

Police launched Operation Edge to proactively tackle violent crime, such as knife crime.

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Police in England to patrol routes in and out of Wales during firebreak lockdown

This follows the announcement on Wednesday by Wales's First Minister Mark Drakeford, that Welsh police forces would carry out extra patrols on main roads to enforce a planned travel ban to prevent people entering Wales from Covid hotspots in the UK.

The 17-day firebreak lockdown began at ...

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Preston people are counting their pennies as financial anxiety reigns

Almost four in 10 said they are concerned about their income, while 45 per cent voiced their worry about their personal and household finances.

The survey also revealed that 53 per cent have cut back on their spending – though a similar number said they are now supporting local ...

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Covid death toll in Preston's care homes revealed

Coronavirus has been linked to the deaths of at least 32 people in Preston care homes since the start of the crisis, new figures reveal.

The Independent Care Group called for a "short, sharp lockdown" to curb the spread of infection in care homes nationally, as fatalities in care homes ...

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