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Preston's Freddie Flintoff shows just what he's been up to in new trailer for the new series of BBC's Top Gear

Preston's Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff and Paddy McGuinness inject Top Gear with a fresh dose of light-hearted chaos and calamity in the first full trailer for the new series.

The duo, who have joined the BBC Two motoring show alongside Chris Harris, give fans a brief glimpse at what to ...

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Preston North End midfielder Alan Browne ruled out of Republic of Ireland squad due to injury

Preston North End midfielder Alan Browne has been ruled out of the Republic of Ireland's two summer Euro 2020 qualifiers.

Browne, 24, strained a calf muscle training with the Irish squad in Portugal over the weekend.

He will remain in the Algarve to do rehab work before travelling ...

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Preston North End's pre-season planning in the final stages says Alex Neil

Alex Neil says Preston North End's planning for the new campaign in terms of the pre-season friendlies was in the final stages.

The Lilywhites hope to announce their pre-season plans soon as they gear-up for the 2019/20 campaign.

North End manager Neil said: "We are back at the tail ...

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Smith shrugs off jeers as Australia beat England in cricket World Cup warm-up
Steve Smith brushed aside a predictably frosty welcome at the Ageas Bowl as his match-winning century guided Australia to a 12-run victory over England as both sides continued their World Cup preparations. ...
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Loaned-out Preston North End midfielder Ben Pringle features in Tranmere Rovers' play-off final victory

Departing Preston North End midfielder Ben Pringle helped Tranmere Rovers to promotion in the League Two play-off final at Wembley on Saturday.

Pringle, who is loan at the Wirral outfit from PNE, came on as a 53rd minute substitute in the final against Newport County.

Tranmere won ...

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Police CCTV appeal for information about woman following report of shoplifting and assault in Preston M&S store

Preston Police have released CCTV images of a woman they want to speak to in relation to a report of shoplifting and assault.

The alleged incidents happened at M&S, Deepdale, at 11:40am on Wednesday, April 24.

Police are asking anyone who knows the woman to come forward with ...

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Preston road crash casualty taken to hospital after being cut free from car by firefighters

A casualty was taken to hospital after a road crash in Preston.

Two fire engines from Fulwood and Longridge attended a collision involving two cars on Silk Mill Lane, Goosnargh.

One person was released by firefighters using cutters and spreaders and was taken to hospital by ...

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MURDER INVESTIGATION: Neighbours are 'shocked and saddened' over death of 50-year-old man

Detectives probing the death of Steven May, 50, of Raven Street, on May 20, revealed today that a murder inquiry was under way.

Neighbours have described Mr May as 'vulnerable' and that he liked a drink.

It is understood Mr May lived with his mother who died towards the end of last ...

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Preston man fighting for life after van and truck crash in Lake District

The 33-year-old, who has not been named, was seriously injured after he was involved in a collision on the A590 in Cumbria yesterday (Thursday, May 23).

The crash happened at around 9.50am, between the villages of Greenodd and Haverthwaite, near Ulverston.

The man had been ...

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Preston mum turns life around after Facebook picture triggers a drive to get fit: "I thought I need to do something about it. Something just clicked in my head"

A Preston mum has turned her life around after a photo of her shared on Facebook triggered a drive to get fit - and to help others do the same.

Kirsty Quigley, from Ingol, lost over 3st in six months after “something clicked” and she took up weight training and running.

She now ...

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Big Interview: Chorley’s South African overseas ace Wian van Zyl

Craig Salmon talks to Chorley’s overseas amateur batsman Wian van Zyl, who is from South Africa

South African Wian van Zyl has learned plenty about himself since arriving on these shores last year to further his cricketing education.

The 21-year-old plumped for Chorley – ...

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Lancashire derby between Brian Rose and Scott Fitzgerald confirmed for Manchester this summer

The hotly-anticipated Blackpool v Preston showdown between Brian Rose and Scott Fitzgerald has been confirmed.

READ MORE: Brian Rose calls out Scott Fitzgerald once again after making successful return to the ring

The West Lancashire rivals will battle it out for Fitzgerald's WBA ...

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Dave Seddon’s PNE pressview: Preston squad requires a tweak rather than major rebuild

As we wait for the transfer market to crank into life, we are playing a guessing game to a certain extent as to what business Preston North End will do this summer.

The 2018/19 season only concludes this weekend with the EFL play-offs, so these are very early days in the transfer ...

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PNE midfielder Alan Browne is hoping to make his mark in the Republic of Ireland squad

Preston midfielder Alan Browne is pleased to have an extension to the season as he looks to establish himself in the Republic of Ireland squad.

Browne is training with the Irish squad and getting some sun in Portugal’s Algarve at the moment – PNE team-mates Callum Robinson and Sean ...

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Major disruption to Preston rail services bound for Manchester, Blackpool, Bolton, Wigan and Lancaster

It is feared that the power failure will affect rush hour rail journeys out of Preston, with Northern warning that services are unlikely to resume before 5.30pm

The disruption has been caused by damage to the overhead electric wires on a stretch of track between Preston and Euxton ...

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Fresh proposals for sports hall to make way for nine storey building with 69 apartments in Preston

A sports hall in the centre of Preston could be torn down to make way for a nine storey building made up of 65 apartments.

The existing sports hall at 10-16 Garden Street is planned for an area where buildings are generally three to four storeys high, with some going up to six storeys. ...

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Mystery as council chief executive and two deputies placed on 'special leave'

The three most senior officers at South Ribble Borough Council have all been put on “special leave” with immediate effect.

Chief Executive Heather McManus and her two deputies, Tim Povall and Gregg Stott, will not be fulfilling their roles until further notice.

Council ...

2019-05-24 17:08 open_in_new
Skoda Fabia review – a mature decision

Since its launch in 1999 the Skoda Fabia has been inextricably linked to the Seat Ibiza and VW Polo, sharing its chassis, engines and more with the other two VW group superminis.

While the VW has always been the “premium” model and Seat the youthful one, the Fabia (surprising vRS ...

2019-05-24 17:08 open_in_new
What to do if you have an accident in a hire car  

If you’re heading on a holiday abroad or even at home, hiring a car can be a good way to get around. It’ll give you the freedom and independence to explore the open road and mean you can do things as and when you want.

In most cases, you’ll have a smooth experience, and everything ...

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Freckleton woman raises awareness of sepsis in honour of two family members with support of colleagues at Dalmeny Hotel in St Annes

A woman who understands the devastating impact of sepsis has raised more than £2,500 to help raise awareness.

Kath Hands and her colleagues at Dalmeny Hotel, in St Annes, organised a charity football match and fun day at the site of the former AFC Fylde pitch at Kellamergh Park in ...

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