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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Georgina meeting her idol Ariana Grande at a gig two years ago

School prays for bomb victim Georgina

Pupils and staff at bomb victim Georgina Callander’s old school were holding a special assembly today to remember the popular student.

How much would your give your kids to get good grades?

Exam-taking youngsters pledged £205 average in gifts for good grades

Parents are preparing to dig deep into their pockets as exam season gets under way, with an average of £205 in gifts up for grabs if their child achieves good grades.

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Hoghton Tower in Chorley is transformed into scenes from First World War Britain

Visitors to Hoghton Tower over the bank holiday weekend got an insight into life during the First World War Britain.

Lois Birtwhistle's husband Alan has died - he was know as Mr Adlington and was a huge part of the community

Fond farewells to ‘Mr Adlington’ Alan, 88, a true local champion

The Adlington community has paid tribute to Alan Birtwistle a “ true gentleman” who died aged 88.

Fire fighters attended the fire at Astley Park School

Head of Astley Park School in Chorley speaks out after arson attack

The headmaster of a school which saw an outdoor classroom go up in flames has spoken out about being targeted by vandals.

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Local election count at Chorley Town Hall

Parties scramble to put forth candidates for shock election

Politicians in Chorley have leapt into action at the Prime Minister’s surprise announcement of another General Election.

Fire fighters attended the fire at Astley Park School

Mum raises money for fire-hit school

Well-wishers are donating to a school for children with special needs, after it was damaged in an arson attack.

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Spring 1951 - Children eating sweets in Chorley Market after the ration ended

Grammar hats had to be worn even out of school

This photograph has brought back more memories for Guardian readers.

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Firefighters damping down. (Photo courtesy of Chorley Police)

Investigation into school fire

Police are investigating the cause of a fire which destroyed an out-building in the grounds of a school.

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Wyre Scouts

Why business is booming for the county’s scouts

It may be the digital generation – but dib, dib, dibbing has never been more popular among today’s youth.

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Last year's Rainbow Ramble

Join the Rainbow House Ramble

Volunteers are invited to join youngsters with disabilities as they take on the annual Rainbow House Ramble.
Janette Jones has been helping animals like Milly the hedgehog

Fund hedgehog critical care centre in Chorley

Critically injured hedgehogs in Chorley could be getting a brand new intensive care unit.

Helen Barron and Kenny Burns with Kyla and Katie who attend Rainbow House

Pigeon auction raises thousands for Rainbow House

Pigeon racers have clawed more than £12,000 for a conductive education centre.

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Left to right: Olivia Richardson and Macey Martin had their hair cut for Little Princess Trust and Cancer Research UK

Best friends get the chop for cancer patients

Two school girls had their long locks cut short to support two cancer charities.
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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HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.

Council yields in the face of legal challenge over taxis

Council yields in the face of legal challenge over taxis

Licensing experts at Chorley Council have backed down after being threatened with legal action over its new taxi testing policy.

Author Author Rogan Mills

Countdown begins to literature festival

Chorley is gearing up for its fourth annual festival of words, fun, fiction and fairy tales celebrating the spoken and written word.

‘Don’t flush wet wipes down the lavatory’

‘Don’t flush wet wipes down the lavatory’

A resident in Astley Village has appealed for other homeowners not to flush wet wipes down the toilet.

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