Laura lifts the title again

Chorley’s World No.5 Laura Massaro became the first Englishwoman since Janet Morgan in 1951 to lift the prestigious Allam British Open squash title on two occasions after she saw off compatriot Sarah-Jane Perry in the final of the 2017 edition of the World Series tournament.

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Assistant manager Jamie Vermiglio

Magpies choose worst possible moment to slip up

Chorley 0 Curzon Ashton 3

Chaotic first-half defending condemned Chorley to defeat against a lively mid-table Curzon and also cost the Magpies their place among the play-offs contenders which they had held since early September.

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School summer house fire ‘suspicious’

School summer house fire ‘suspicious’

A fire which destroyed a primary school’s summer house is being treated as suspicious.

The incident occurred on Burniston Road

Collapsed man is rescued by firefighters

A man who had collapsed in woodland was taken to hospital for treatment.

They're back: Steps

We're bringing pop back!

Want to feel old? It's been 20 years since Steps released their disco-tastic debut - and now they're back to celebrate. And despite the two decades in between, Joe Nerssessian discovers not much has really changed
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Price cut, just in time for the weekend

Supermarkets announce 2p per litre price cut

Several supermarkets have announced fuel price cuts of two pence per litre amid a reduction in wholesale costs.

Set them free: Tesco trolleys

Tesco to leave trolleys unlocked to upgrade them for new 12-sided coin

Tesco's shopping trolleys are to be left unlocked across scores of its stores as the supermarket giant performs upgrades for the new £1 coin after it enters circulation.

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Eric and Shirley Hewitt who ran the jewellery stall in Leyland Market

A place full of treasures and pleasures

Wandering around Leyland Market is a common pastime for many.

Emma Rawlinson, of Freshfield PR

Red Nose Day fun in Lancashire

Find out what the people of Lancashire have been doing to mark Comic Relief's Red Nose Day
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Laura Massaro on her way to victory at the British Open

Massaro moves through to semi-finals of British Open

Chorley's Laura Massaro came up with an impressive performance to dispatch World No.3 Raneem El Welily and move into the semi-finals of the 2017 Allam British Open

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Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.
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Dont take our word for it that the 11 Plus is hard, give it a try

11 PLUS QUIZ: Are you smarter than an 11 year old?

New research has revealed just 16% of parents score full marks in an 11 Plus quiz.
Lancashire County Council have advised residents that all priority routes will be treated this evening.

Gritters out in force in South and Central Lancashire

Gritters will be out in force in Central and South Lancashire as temperatures look set to drop to 0.5 degrees Centigrade overnight.

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The girl sadly died a short time later at the Royal Preston Hospital.

BREAKING: Police investigate death of baby

Police are investigating the death of a baby in Preston.
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There is no silver bullet to tackling disruptive conduct.

Bad behaviour 'not taken seriously' in schools

Disruptive behaviour in schools has not been taken seriously enough in the past, according to the Government's behaviour tsar.

Stephen McDonald, 51, from the Holme Slack area of Preston

MANHUNT: Preston man failed to answer bail for drugs offences

A Preston man is wanted by police after failing to answer bail for drug offences.

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Happy Mother's Day

Make her Mother's Day with this free printable breakfast in bed set

Make your mother's day breakfast look pretty as a picture.
Stars of its new 10-part series WOS Wrestling

British wrestling to return to ITV on Saturday evenings - from Preston Guild Hall

British wrestling is returning to the small screen for a new 10-part series on ITV, filmed at the Preston Guild Hall.
Thriller Live is returning to Blackpool Grand Theatre

Jacko fans are in for another thrilling time

Blackpool Grand Theatre have just added another ‘Thriller’ of a show to their impressive 2017 schedule.

Dickens Great Expectations  staged by Fylde Coast Players

Unusual adaptation is poignant and well acted

Great Expectations – Fylde Coast Players, Lowther Pavilion

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