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Penwortham care home told to make urgent improvements after inspection

A Penwortham care home has been placed in special measures after a damning inspection report.

Priory Park Care Home in Priory Crescent could be closed down by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) if action is not taken to improve standards.

Details of an unannounced inspection were ...

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Preston men were involved in conspiracy to kidnap criminal who they believed 'stole' proceeds of crime

Three men found guilty of hatching a bungled conspiracy plan to kidnap a criminal will be sentenced on Wednesday.

Gulam Saiyed, 55, of Albatross Street, Preston, was convicted of conspiracy to kidnap, alongside co defendants Alexander Gibbons, 41, of Meadowbrook Court, Oswestry, ...

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Chorley primary school overwhelmed by generosity of community after "awful" break-in

Staff at a Chorley primary school have thanked the community for helping with their own Christmas miracle, following a break-in.

A Go Fund Me page for St Gregory's Catholic Primary School in Eaves Green Road was set up on Thursday after the school was broken at 10.15pm on ...

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Sean Gregan’s exclusive column: Win against Fulham and Nuge’s goal a good boost

Preston’s win over Fulham in midweek was a great tonic for them and an ideal way to bounce back from the difficult run they’ve been on.

Those four defeats on the bounce without scoring had obviously alarmed the fans and it was something of a worry coming on the back of such a ...

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Big Interview: Former Preston North End striker John Thomas reflects on two contrasting seasons at Deepdale

Two seasons in the mid-1980s could not have contrasted more than they did in Preston North End’s history.

At the end of 1985/86, the Lilywhites finished second bottom of the Fourth Division, 91st out of 92 in the Football League.

It was re-election rather than automatic ...

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Giant Lego sculptures to go on display at Martin Mere

A trail of giant LEGO brick sculptures will be in place at Martin Mere Wetland Centre this coming spring.

The four-foot sculptures, which have been exclusively designed for the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) will be displayed alongside some of their living counterparts at the reserve ...

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Honorary Degree for BAFTA-winning historian and BBC presenter Dan Snow

An award-winning historian and television presenter has been given an Honorary Degree from Lancaster University.

Broadcaster Dan Snow, who has a regular slot on BBC 1’s the ONE Show and runs top history podcast History Hit, received the award of Doctor of Letters (DLitt) honoris causa ...

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Matthew Marshall and Charlotte Banner marry inside the orangery at Gibbon Bridge Hotel

Almost ten years since they first met on New Year’s Eve 2009 and Charlotte Banner and Matthew Marshall are now husband and wife.

They tied the knot at Gibbon Bridge Hotel, inside the venue’s beautiful orangery to shelter from the rain.

Matt, 34, a security officer, proposed ...

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Could this be your first family home?

Spacious three-bedroom semi-detached is well beautifully decorated throughout

Well presented contemporary semi-detached property set in a much sought-after residential location, convenient for access to the local amenities, schools, main motorway connections, Royal Preston Hospital and ...

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Two lanes closed on M61 after family-of-five are injured in crash near Chorley

A family-of-five have been injured in a crash on the M61 near Chorley.

The crash happened on the M61 near Rivington Services after a car crashed into the central reservation at around 10.40am (December 13).

North West Ambulance Service said a family-of-five have been injured in the ...

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Much Hoole charity hosts special workshop for its Christmas shoe box appeal in aid of the needy

A Much Hoole-based charity helped people get into the festive spirit with a special workshop for its Christmas shoe box appeal.

Julie Rowlandson, community ambassador, hosted the event at the International Aid Trust's warehouse in Longton Business Park, Station Road.

The charity is ...

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Here is how the owner of Amorae Hair, in Preston, spread Christmas cheer by giving families in a women’s refuge free hair cuts

A salon owner has been spreading some festive cheer by given women and children in refuges free hair cuts.

Melanie Cowell, who runs Amorae Hair, in Preston, spent two days in a women’s refuge cutting hair with her colleague Nikita Thorpe.

Melanie said: “We were thinking about ...

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Stretch of the M6 in Lancashire to be closed over January weekend to remove bridge

Drivers have been warned that a stretch of the M6 in Lancashire will be closed over a weekend in the New Year.

The closure will happen as Highways England removes a bridge over the motorway near Lancaster.

Nan’s Nook bridge carries a footpath between Greaves Hill Lane and Guys ...

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General Election 2019: LIVE news and results

Our reporters are at the counts, and we'll bring you the news as it happens from our 16 seats in the county: Blackpool North and Cleveleys, Blackpool South, Fylde, Wyre and Preston North, Preston, Chorley, South Ribble, Blackburn, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Ribble Valley, Rossendale and Darwen, ...

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Red alert when Preston North End are refereed by Keith Stroud

Red is the colour when referee Keith Stroud brings his whistle to Preston North End matches.

The Hampshire official has sent six players off in the 15 PNE games he has been in the middle for.

Tuesday night’s two red cards when North End beat Fulham 2-1 at Deepdale was nothing ...

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Preston North End's clash with Luton brings old pals Alex Neil and Graeme Jones together

Preston North End manager Alex Neil will be in opposition with his former team-mate Graeme Jones when Luton Town visit Deepdale on Saturday.

The pair played together at Hamilton Academical, with both taking a career path into coaching and management.

After a number of years working ...

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General Election 2019: Here are all of Lancashire's newly elected MPs

It's been a night of high drama, but these are the candidates who came out on top last night

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General Election 2019: Here are all of Lancashire's newly elected MPs

It's been a night of high drama, but these are the candidates who came out on top last night

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General Election 2019: The Lancashire and national result as it happened
Our reporters have been up all night to bring you the news as it happened from our 16 seats in the county: Blackpool North and Cleveleys, Blackpool South, Fylde, Wyre and Preston North, Preston, Chorley, South Ribble, Blackburn, Burnley, Hyndburn, Pendle, Ribble Valley, Rossendale and Darwen, Lancaster and Fleetwood, Morecambe and Lunesdale and West Lancashire. ...
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These are the latest cases and convictions from Preston's courts - Monday, December 9, 2019

Here is the latest round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.

Jack Butler, 26, of Clitheroe Street, Preston, must do 200 hours of unpaid work and a rehabilitation requirement after being found guilty of exposure, and must pay £250 compensation and £120 costs.

Can Danisman, 46, ...

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Preston North End manager Alex Neil targets back-to-back wins when Luton Town visit Deepdale

Alex Neil wants to see Preston North End back-up their midweek victory over Fulham with another three points against Luton Town tomorrow.

Tuesday’s 2-1 win over the Cottagers ended a run of four defeats and moved them back into the top six.

PNE’s form at Deepdale has been their ...

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