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Sexual deviant - guilty of NINETY-EIGHT offences - in appeal against sentence

A pervert with 98 criminal convictions - 38 of them for sex offences against both adults and children - has lost an appeal against the sentence handed down to him last year.
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One-in-five 8-year-olds have their own smartphone

One-in-five 8-year-olds have their own smartphone

Nearly one in five eight-year-olds has their own smartphone, research suggests.

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Cybercrime

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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Museum curator Jane Davies

War hero’s WW1 medal to go home

Army historians are searching for descendants of a First World War hero to return a medal he won more than a century ago.

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We're in charge . . . Leyland Golf Club volunteers on the 18th at Royal Birkdale

In land of Open glory at the 18th

The world’s top golfers won’t be the only familiar faces to TV viewers in Lancashire as the Open Championship reaches its climax this weekend.

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Stanley Fairclough sent in this photo of the drums and bugle band within Chorley Army Cadet Force around the year 1945.
Stanley is pictured sat down in the front row, far right.

Bugles and football was the cadet way

Guardian reader Stanley Fairclough sent in this photograph of the drums and bugle band within Chorley Army Cadet Force from around 1945.

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Richard Carefoot, 24, is wanted in connection to the incident which happened at an address in Chorley

WANTED: Man wanted in connection with assault in Chorley

Police are searching for a man who is wanted in connection to an assault on a woman in Chorley.
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Officers were originally called to reports of an 11 year-old-boy being chased by a man from a white van on Golden Hill

'No child at risk' after attempted abduction reports in Leyland

A reported "suspected abduction" incident in Leyland was not as first thought, say South Ribble Police.

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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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Top of the Tanks at Tatton Flower Show

Veterans joined forces with schoolchildren for a groundforce operation to create a blooming display at this year’s RHS Tatton Flower Show.

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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.

Business
Have a go at cricket

Have a go...........at cricket

Whether you just want to play for fun or be right up there challenging for honours, there’s a place for everyone.

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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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The Galloways Driving Day at 3 Sisters Race Track.

Driving day for people with sight loss

Sight loss charity Galloway’s is now able to host its annual Driving Day for blind and partially sighted people following disappointment earlier this year.

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Sin Percival-Edwards, of Heartbeat, with a Gold Cardiac Smart award

Heartbeat in Preston wins third Gold Cardiac Smart award

Preston-based charity Heartbeat is celebrating after achieving its third Gold Cardiac Smart award.

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Chorley athlete to compete for Team GB

Chorley athlete to compete for Team GB

An athlete from Chorley who has represented Team GB winning bronze and silver medals has qualified to compete in triathlons in Rotterdam.

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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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Peter Speight and Rick Moore with their cheque

Volunteers donate their wages to Sightseekers in Chorley

Two visually impaired volunteers have donated their 'wages' to a sight loss peer support group.

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