Three arrests after vans stolen

Three people have been arrested after officers from Lancashire Roads Police unit spotted a stolen van.

Hill Street car park off Ringway, Preston

REVEALED: Lancashire councils earn millions from car parking charges

Local councils made a healthy profit from their car parks, new figures have revealed – £600,000 a year in Preston alone.

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SDA Architecture Ltd is led by husband and wife team Simon & Katie Lewis-Pierpoint.

Double win for Chorley design experts

A Lancashire firm is celebrating after scooping double honours at the Northern Design Awards.

Personal shopper Jenny Norton at Debenhams

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Poultry keepers are advised to keep their birds inside.

Keepers of poultry warned to keep birds inside to protect from bird flu

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe
Lancashire County Council leader County Coun Jennifer Mein

County Council leaders lobby MPs at Westminster

A cross party delegation from Lancashire County Council travelled to Parliament today to spell out to county MPs the financial crisis looming at the council.

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From-the-ashes Chorley pub gets a fine new look

From-the-ashes Chorley pub gets a fine new look

A popular Chorley pub which rose from the ashes is proving to be a big hit with customers after undergoing a £100,000 refurbishment.

Full details of Preston's late night shopping and free parking will help you to grab a bargain this Christmas

Everything you need to know about Preston's late night Christmas shopping days and and free parking

It's nearly Christmas but don't panic, we've got all the details of Preston's late night shopping and free parking days here.

County Coun Geoff Driver

Council staff offered £500 to help recruit social workers

Lancashire County Council workers are being offered an unexpected “bonus”.

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Drivers should expect delays due to a broken down vehicle.

One lane closed on M6 Northbound between junctions 27 and 28

One lane has been closed on the Northbound M6 between junctions 27 (Standish) and 28 (Leyland) due to a broken down vehicle.

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staff from Chorley-based software testing consultancy ROQ gave up a day to help transform a family apartment at Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool

Staff brush up on DIY to help children’s charity

Kindhearted volunteers from a Chorley-based software testing consultancy teamed up with Ronald McDonald House at Alder Hey Hospital for a makeover project.

Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

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Guests at Rainbow House's Las Vagas Ball. Photos by Gareth Edwards

Raising the stakes when Rainbow House held a Las Vegas casino ball

When in Vegas... the cash comes flooding in. Staff at Rainbow House were delighted with their Las Vegas Ball at Guild Hall, Preston, which raised £50,000 for its conductive education services.

TalkTalk headquaters in west London

TalkTalk hit by massive cyber attack

TalkTalk has said it has been affected by the same cyber attack that left Post Office broadband customers without an internet connection.

The academy will also offer education sessions for five to 14-year-old schoolchildren.

Aerospace giant opens new training academy in Samlesbury

Aerospace giant BAE Systems has opened a new £15 million training academy in a huge boost for the skills of current and future employees.

Leyland Motors South Works maintenance department around 1963. John Brunskill, Len Seddon, Fred Elcock, Peter Hill, Maurice Miller, Colin Pass, Michael Bowles, Ivan Hosker, John Nelson, Fred Shorrock. One name missing

Apprentices learning the metal ropes

Can anyone complete the identifications of the Leyland Motors workers on this

Robin Couple print by Rebecca Christian who will be selling funny cards and art prints at the Etsy market

Etsy Christmas market to take place in Preston this weekend

Crafty online sellers Etsy are holding an 'Etsy Made Local Christmas Market' in Preston this weekend (2–4 December).
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Pic by Martin Birchall

Black Friday bargains, then civilised Saturday shopping

Shoppers stepping out for retail therapy in Chorley this Black Friday were greeted with some winning deals.

First time buyers are still relying on mum and dad

‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ still being used by first time buyers

The Bank of Mum and Dad is still playing an important role in the property market according to new research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

Croston Velo is one of the many cycling clubs that regularly visits Twin Lakes Velo Cafe

Bikes, dogs and even horses are welcome at Twin Lakes Cafe Velo

Croston is a popular cycling spot, with its rural roads.

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