First glimpse of a landmark new Preston gateway

A glimpse of what a landmark Preston gateway could look like has been unveiled.

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The RMT has suspended planned strike action following the Manchester bombing

Rail strikes suspended following terror attack

Rail strikes planned for next week have been suspended as a show of 'solidarity' with the people of Manchester following yesterday's terror attack

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Lightnings past and present

Lightning strikes twice at aero site

Lightning has struck twice for workers at one of Lancashire’s biggest aircraft plants.

New licensee Mike Hales and his manager Curtis Lunt at the newly refurbished Top Lock Pub in Wheelton.

Popular pub The Top Lock in Whittle-le-Woods will focus on cask ales

Popular canal-side pub the Top Lock in Whittle-le-Woods reopened on Friday following a two-month closure.

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North West Chartered Financial Planners, True Bearing, has raised 550 for Multiple Sclerosis Society Chorley group.

Financial firm donates to Chorley MS Group

A financial planning firm has raised £550 for Chorley and District MS Society.
Derek Bolton of Bluebell Liveries, Heapey. Photo: David Hurst

Business rates frozen for Heapey livery yard owner

An owner of a horse stables in Heapey is celebrating a cap on his business rates.

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An artists impression of the Market Walk extension in Chorley

Big names revealed for Market Walk in Chorley

Two national retailers are coming to Chorley to join the cinema in the town’s Market Walk shopping centre.

Peter Carroll and his firm P Carroll Fishers, based in Durham, have been banned from selling fish or seafood in Lancashire after Carroll,  49, of Sycamore Road, Kimbleworth, Chester-le-Street, Durham, admitted engaging in unfair commercial practice after two pensioners were pressured into buying hundreds of pounds of fish

Roadside checks to target rogue traders

Roadside checks were carried out this week as Lancashire Police and Trading Standards joined forces to disrupt dishonest traders and scammers as part of a UK-wide crackdown.

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The Tries want Britain to be 'the safest place in the world to be online'

CYBER ATTACK: What is a Wanna Decryptor and how does it work?

Wanna Decryptor is a piece of malicious software that encrypts files on a user’s computer, blocking them from view and threatening to delete them unless a payment is made.

Derek Bolton of Bluebell Liveries, Heapey near Chorley, has seen his business rates increase over 1000%. Photo: David Hurst

Long faces over business rate hike in Lancashire

A horse stables in rural Chorley which has seen its business rates sky-rocket by more than 1,000 per cent could be facing bankruptcy.

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Sunita Gamblin has been appointed as the new deputy chief constable at Lancashire Constabulary

Lancashire Police appoints new deputy chief constable

Lancashire Constabulary has today appointed a new deputy chief constable.

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Moto are warning people to expect more traffic than usual

M6 closures to take place next week

The M6 is scheduled to close for two consecutive nights to allow essential work to be carried out to a footbridge, says a motorway service provider.
Jockey Sam Twiston-Davies (left), Owner Trevor Hemmings and trainer by Paul Nicholls celebrate after Vincente won The Coral Scottish Grand National Handicap Steeple Chase during Coral Scottish Grand National Day at Ayr Racecourse.

Preston North End owner adds millions to his fortune

Preston North End owner Trevor Hemmings has added £125m to his vast wealth in the past year, according to the latest Sunday Times Rich List published today.

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An 80-year-old man has died following a car accident in Chorley.
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Leyland man killed in road accident

An 80-year-old man has died following a car accident in Chorley last night.

Torotrak has announced it will close its Leyland site

Major engineering company to close Leyland site

A major automotive engineering company has announced it will close its Leyland headquarters making the entirety of its staff at the site redundant.
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An artist impression of how Theatre Walk aka Peter Wink in Chorley will look following the improvements

‘Smelly alley’ in Chorley to get a fresh new look in town revamp

A narrow alley linking a theatre with Chorley town centre is to be brightened up with a fresh new look.

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Primark set to launch bridal collection

Here comes the bride... all dressed in Primark apparently.
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Mick Cash

'Muggers paradise' warning as rail strike row rumbles on

Union bosses have warned removing guards from trains will lead to a rise in crime.

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Northern have said they will be running 40% of its services and more than 300 bus replacement buses.

Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards.

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Botany Bay, Chorley

Lancashire recommends... Shopping experiences

Shopping can be so much more than wandering aimlessly from high street chain to another. Here is our pick of the best shopping experiences in Lancashire.
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