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Tory pledge to reopen all county’s shut-down libraries

The new man at the helm of cultural services at County Hall has pledged to re-open all the libraries closed under the previous administration.

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Long queues at Preston station as pasengers wait for replacement bus services.
Photo: Tom Taylor

No Bank Holiday trains from Preston to Carlisle

There will be no trains running from Preston to Carlisle tomorrow, Network Rail has announced.

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Holly Bradshaw competes in the Pole Vault during the Arcadis Great CityGames at Deansgate, Manchester.

Bradshaw thrilled by national record

Euxton pole vault star Holly Bradshaw’s British outdoor pole vault record was the highlight of the Arcadis Great City Games, in Manchester, on Friday evening.

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Warning after wood burner causes shed blaze

Warning after wood burner causes shed blaze

Firefighters today issued a warning after a blaze caused by an unattended wood burner,

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Salman Abedi captured on CCTV footage on the night of the attack

CCTV released of Manchester Arena bomber on night of attack

Police have released CCTV images of the Manchester Arena bomber as they continue to piece together his final movements.
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Rivington Pike, near Chorley. Photo: Brian Fisher

Bomb squad called - to old WWII explosive

The bomb squad was called out to a Lancashire beauty spot - but the explosive turned out to be an old Second World War bomb.

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Anti-terror measures around Blackpool Tower including training local businesses

Threat level lowered as armed officers patrol Lancashire streets

The threat level for terrorism in the UK has been reduced from critical to severe, the Prime Minister has said.

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English teacher David Gilguns travel story Adventures with a Backpack is published. David lives in Buckshaw Village

Writer from Buckshaw Village regales his travel adventures in book

Most English teachers dream of having their own book published and for David Gilgun that dream has become a reality.

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Teen athlete Jacob Hughes, 15, from Chorley selected for British Triathlon Super Series

Teen athlete Jacob Hughes, 15, from Chorley selected for British Triathlon Super Series

A swimming, running and cycling-mad teenager from Chorley has qualified to take part in his first elite national triathlon youth race.

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Manchester Victoria station is still closed as it is a crime scene

Bank holiday train cancellations as station still closed after terror attack

Northern Rail has announced the latest revised train timetable for the bank holiday weekend.

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ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

ELECTION 2017: Lib Dem manifesto – who is it for exactly?

The 2015 general election left the Liberal Democrats on a precipice. The party was reduced to just eight MPs, a much shrunken local government base, and had been dethroned from its traditional position as the third party of British politics.

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Man, 39, on Chorley murder charge

Man, 39, on Chorley murder charge

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Chorley.

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Mansfield District Council Brown Bin

Residents urged to return surplus brown bins

Residents in Chorley are being urged to let the council know if they have any surplus brown bins following the changes to waste collections.

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Ribby Hall recipe by Grant Beech
Lamb Kleftiko

RECIPE: Lamb Kleftiko - Serves two to three people

Lamb kleftiko is a rustic, traditional Greek recipe made with slow cooked lamb originally cooked in an earth oven, a simple pit in the ground, used to trap heat and smoke.

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Race for Life

Flash sale for Preston Race for Life sign-up

This Bank Holiday Monday Preston women are being offered a special £5 discount on the adult entry fees for Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life 5k, 10k, Pretty Muddy, Half and Full Marathon and Hike events.

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A Sunday School on Whit procession, passing Stanning Street, Leyland, in the 1950s

Walking the very honest Whit parade

The streets of Leyland were filled with youngsters to mark the annual Whit parade.

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Children exposed to the problems caused by divorce for prolonged periods often experience toxic stress

Divorce can make children ill

The stress of divorce can leave children twice as likely to suffer ill health, according to new research.

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Cocaine

Why one sniff can get you hooked on cocaine

A single snort of cocaine could be enough to get someone hooked, according to new research.

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Hit a soft ball and take a swig of Prosecco

Hit a soft ball and take a swig of Prosecco

Chorley Cricket Club has been selected to host a special version of the game created chiefly to get more women invloved.

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People should 'fight their instincts' and FLOAT

New life-saving advice says floating, not swimming, could prevent drowning in cold water

People should 'fight their instincts' and FLOAT rather than try to swim if they fall into water, according to new advice from the RNLI.

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