496% surge in cybercrime in Lancashire

Cybercrime is rapidly rising as criminals use the Internet to commit a multitude of criminal activities using the Internet and law enforcement agencies are struggling to cope with the huge growth of the problem, an investigation has revealed.

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Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

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Macs Bar

Macs Bar grows up with sophistication

It might still have the same name . . . but everything else is changing at Macs Bar in Preston.

The majority of establishments across the area were rated as good or very good

Latest Food Hygiene Ratings - Preston, Chorley and South Ribble

Thinking of going out for a meal or ordering a takeaway? Make sure you check out your favourite eatery's food hygiene rating before you order.
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The statepension agewill rise from 67 to 68 from 2037

State pension age to rise to 68 earlier than planned

The state pension age will rise from 67 to 68 from 2037, Work and Pensions Secretary David Gauke has announced.

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The majority of food establishments were rated very good or good

Latest Food Hygiene ratings - Chorley

590 of Chorley's food establishments are currently rated "good" or "very good" according to  latest inspection results.

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Tiggis restaurant on Guildhall Street, Preston

The end of an Italian love affair

It has been an inglorious end for a once-glorious Preston eatery.

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County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

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Charlie Kelly was an early pioneer in the development of modern mountain bicycles

Major mountain biking legend to check out trails in Chorley

One of the founding fathers of mountain biking as we know it is coming all the way from America’s Golden State to the market town of Chorley.

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Train users are being warned of disruption ahead of the Bank Holiday weekend

Train users warned over closures and reduced services over bank holiday

Train users hoping to travel to and from London over the August bank holiday weekend are being warned to plan their journeys now as a major London station is set to close for engineering works.

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A megafarm has 2,000 or more pigs

The rise of the vast ‘megafarms’ of Lancashire

Vast, USA-style ‘megafarms’ are on the rise in Lancashire, new statistics have revealed.

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Ken Duncan, former owner of Duncans Menswear on Fishergate, has helped raise  6,195 for Derian House Childrens Hospice in Chorley through his annual golf day.

Golfers club together for Derian House

A Preston businessman and a band of happy golfers took to the course for a milestone charity event to raise money for youngsters with life limiting illnesses.

County Coun Keith Iddon

Walton le Dale Park and Ride saved

Preston’s Park and Ride service at Walton le Dale has been thrown a cash lifeline by the county council.

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Clive "Wiggy" Donaldson

Put on dancing shoes for city audition

City dancers are being invited to take their first steps to a professional career in entertainment via a tribute to a hit TV show.

County councillor Geoff Driver

Shock restructure for county council

Lancashire County Council’s new Tory rulers have unveiled plans for a major restructure of the council’s management team.

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County Hall

Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet meets today to decide on the timetable for reopening the county’s closed libraries and plans to switch back on bus lane cameras on Fishergate in Preston.

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Network Rail is carrying out piledriving work

No sleep for Chorley residents as railway works continue

Overnight work to electrify the railway tracks at Chorley train station chugs on.

All fees and charges associated with unplanned overdrafts are set to be removed by Lloyds Bank Group.

Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Halifax to scrap charges for unplanned overdrafts

Lloyds Banking Group is to launch a simplified "pay-as-you-go" overdraft charging system and scrap some fees, in a shake-up affecting millions of customers.

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Caroline and Kevin Moss

Husband and wife join forces to run a jewellers

After more than 40 years working in jewellers in Chorley and Wigan, Caroline Moss is delighted to be running her own shop.

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