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Diversions in place after three-car crash closes A585 Fleetwood Road

A three-car crash has closed the A585 near to junction 3 of the M55 this evening.

In a tweet, Highways England said: "Road is closed after a three vehicle road traffic collision. Lancs Police are at scene. Apologies for any disruption and inconvenience. Please drive safely when approaching ...

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Scott Fitzgerald has the bombs to trouble Ted Cheeseman – Eddie Hearn

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn is predicting a titanic tussle between Preston ace Scott Fitzgerald and Ted Cheeseman this weekend.

The pair go head to head on Saturday at the Newcastle Arena with Londoner Cheeseman’s British title on the line.

Despite being the challenger, Fitzgerald, ...

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Gun shots fired at Burnley house in 'targeted attack'

Police are treating a shooting in Colne Road yesterday evening as a targeted attack.

Police were called shortly after 9pm to reports shots had been fired at a property on Colne Road in the town. Thankfully no-one was injured, but damage was caused to a car and a window of the ...

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Preston North End's next opponents Reading appoint Mark Bowen as their new manager

Reading have appointed Mark Bowen as their new manager ahead of Preston North End's visit to the Madejski Stadium on Saturday.

Bowen replaces Jose Gomes who was sacked last week after the Royals won only two of their first 11 Championship games.

The 55 year-old Welshman steps-up from ...

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Preston's homeless death toll is 'just the tip of the iceberg'

Homeless Preston man Michael Dean tragically passed away just two weeks ago, yet his passing – like many other deaths of homeless people in the city – went largely unnoticed.

Mr Dean, known as Deano, was in his early 40s and has unwittingly become a part of a shameful statistic ...

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These are the latest cases and convictions from Preston's courts - Monday, October 14, 2019

Here is the latest round-up of cases from Preston's courts.

Burglar struck at city student halls

A man has admitted burgling a hall of residence.

Shaun Anthony Beresford, who gave his address as Edward Street, Lancaster, entered the foyer of Victoria Court Penny Street, ...

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SPEED DATE: A Southport man who met his dream partner on a dating app got engaged after ONE month and then tied the knot just four weeks later

A couple who met on a dating app got engaged after ONE month and then tied the knot just four weeks later.

Christopher Rimmer and Viktorija Vakulenko, both 34, met through an app called Christian Dating for Free and arranged to meet face-to-face after a month of chatting ...

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Preston North End left-back Josh Earl nearing return to fitness with loan club Bolton Wanderers

Preston North End left-back Josh Earl is nearing a return to action with loan club Bolton Wanderers after injury.

The 20-year-old endured some rotten luck less than 15 minutes into his Bolton debut at Wycombe in August.

He suffered ankle ligament damage making a challenge and had to ...

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Cliff Richard The Great 80 UK tour: Tour dates, tickets and everything else you need to know

The veteran entertainer will celebrate the milestone in October next year, with his first tour date taking place a month earlier.

Sir Cliff will kick off The Great 80 Tour at the Gateshead Sage in September, before performing in Blackpool and Manchester.

The pop legend will cap ...

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New micro pub The Tap End could be on the way to Ashton-on-Ribble

Proposals reveal that the former shop unit at 450 Blackpool Road would have a maximum capacity for 60 people.

According to planning documents from applicant Sanderson's Micropubs Limited: “The Tap End will aim to provide an ambient and respectful atmosphere, away from mainstream ...

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Man wanted after serious assault at student nightclub in Lancaster

Police said they want to speak to a man (pictured) in relation to the "unprovoked serious assault" at the Sugar House nightclub, off Parliament Street, on October 6.

The attack allegedly happened in the early hours of Sunday morning at the popular nightclub run by Lancaster University ...

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Parbold Hill closed near M6 junction 27 after man is seriously hurt in lorry crash

The accident happened in Hall Lane, Appley Bridge - near Parbold Hill - shortly before 5am.

A man in his 30s has been taken by ambulance to Royal Preston Hospital.

A number of road closures are in place around Parbold Hill whilst an investigation takes place.

A spokesman ...

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Cliff Richard UK tour: Tour dates, tickets and everything else you need to know

Sir Cliff Richard is to embark on a nationwide tour, including stops in Blackpool and Manchester to coincide with his 80th birthday next year.

The veteran entertainer will celebrate the milestone in October next year, with his first tour date taking place a month earlier.

Sir Cliff ...

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These are Lancashire's 10 most wanted criminals

If you have any information on their whereabouts, please contact police on 101, or phone Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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Concern for missing Preston woman who disappeared at 2am on Friday

Brenda Wignall, 58, was last seen in Marl Hill Crescent, Moor Nook at around 2am on Friday (October 11).

She was last seen wearing a blue Parker jacket with white fur, black leggings/jeggings, checkered shoes and glasses.

Brenda is described as being 5ft 4 inches tall, of slim ...

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Lancashire's secondary school admissions deadline is fast approaching - here's everything you need to know to secure your child's place

Every pupil will need to apply for a place at a secondary school, even if it’s linked to your child’s current primary school, or your child's brother or sister is already at the school.

Here is everything you need to know:

When should I apply for my ...

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Concern for missing Preston woman who disappeared at 2am on Friday night

Brenda Wignall, 58, was last seen in Marl Hill Crescent, Moor Nook at around 2am on Friday (October 11).

She was last seen wearing a blue Parker jacket with white fur, black leggings/jeggings, checkered shoes and glasses.

Brenda is described as being 5ft 4 inches tall, of slim ...

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Fleetwood murder probe: Third arrest as detectives try to piece together Irish Ray's final movements

Raymond Cullen, known as 'Irish Ray', was found with serious head injuries at a property in Bold Street, Fleetwood, on Thursday (October 10) and died at the scene.

Police arrested a 43-year-old man from Fleetwood on suspicion of murder yesterday (October 12).

It followed the earlier ...

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Tom Barkhuizen on how Preston North End have become the Championship’s top scorers

Tom Barkhuizen attributes Preston’s improved scoring rate to a clear understanding of their attacking play and a calmness in front of goal.

The Lilywhites will resume action this weekend as the Championship’s top scorers with 23 goals from 11 games.

Five of those came in ...

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Preston North End bolster their commercial department with new arrival

Preston North End have a new man in place in the Deepdale commercial department as they look to grow revenue off the pitch to aid the progress on it.

Stephen Hobin started the role of the Lilywhites’ head of commercial partnerships last week.

His task is to boost the amount of ...

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Important batch of games ahead for Preston North End as they aim to maintain their strong form

The first four months of the season have to be planned in stages by managers because of the nature of the Championship fixture list.

Three international breaks punctuate the flow of games and the approach from Preston North End boss Alex Neil is to work in batches of games, plan for the ...

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