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Preston Professor Lubaina Himid’s Turner Prize show opens in Hull

The work of University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) Professor Lubaina Himid was unveiled on the art world’s biggest stage this week as The 2017 Turner Prize exhibition began in Hull.

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Tackling and scrums should be banned from school rugby Government urged

Tackling and scrums should be banned in school rugby as it's the most dangerous sport played by children - up to 530 times worse than cycling, according to new research.

Education
Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth, who starred in Till Death Us Do Part

Actor and political campaigner Tony Booth dies aged 85

Actor Tony Booth, who played "Scouse git" Mike in 1960s sitcom Till Death Us Do Part, has died, his family has announced.
Arts

Relatives in Chorley appeal for donations after Hurricane Maria devastates Caribbean island

Anxious relatives in Chorley have spoken of their ‘heartbreak’ as they await news of family in the hurricane-hit Caribbean.

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Samantha and Faith

Mum’s 14-year fight for justice for Faith

A Lancashire mum fighting for justice for her severely handicapped daughter is hoping a drug safety review which opens in London today will back her case.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Meeting debating call for Lancashire County Council leader’s resignation must be re-convened

A call for the resignation of County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council, is set to be debated by the full council for a second time.

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Pictured left, Jamie Parkinson, right,  pensioner Jimmy Booth

Hit and run driver jailed after leaving Clayton Brook grandad for dead

These are the sickening injuries a 79-year-old great-grandad suffered after a disqualified, uninsured hit and run driver ploughed into him as he crossed the road.
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Police in dramatic car chase

Police in dramatic car chase

Up to eight police vehicles have been spotted in pursuit of a speeding car near Leyland this afternoon.

Crime
Viva Blackpool, pic courtesy of Google Street View

Viva Blackpool's new scheme to boost links between businesses and venue

Entertainment venue Viva Blackpool is inviting businesses to sign up to its new VIPartners benefits scheme.

Theatre and Comedy
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Asda launch massive toy sale with up to 50% off big brands

With only 94 days left until Christmas Asda is getting parents prepared for the big day by launching a massive toy sale with up to 50 per cent off toys such as Power Rangers and Paw Patrol.

Business
Dame Judi Dench is supporting World's Biggest Macmillan Coffee Morning

Macmillan Coffee Morning events in Lancashire

The Lancashire community is invited to enjoy a cuppa and a slice or two of cake to help beat cancer.
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Brendan Ainsough, left, with MD Richard Crayston at Ainscough Training

Brand new training suite opens at Leyland site

Ainscough Training Services’ new state of the art training suite on the Leyland Business Park has been officially opened.

Business
St James's C of E School in Leyland in 1975/6. Gordon Gregson is stood at the back second from the left

Gordon always took very good care of his school

Growing up, Paul Gregson had great inside knowledge of TWO primary schools, despite only attending one.

Education
Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Coaster thrills spill over into the night with late riding special

Late night riding returns to Blackpool Pleasure Beach this weekend, with the park open from 10am until 10pm tomorrow.

Whats on
Basic check-ups which highlight potential major health issues early on could become even more accessible and convenient if they were rolled out across leisure centres.
It is the premise of the last year of work that senior lecturer in Preventative Medicine at The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Simon Alford, has been beavering away at.

Health checks could be on offer at leisure centres and supermarkets

Basic check-ups which diagnose people at risk of heart attacks and strokes early on could become even more accessible and convenient if they were rolled out across leisure centres.

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Motorway madness lands driver in hot water

If you ever want a lesson in how not to join a motorway, this is it
Transport
Vera Leitao, Emma Nicholas (paediatric nurse aged 38 from Chorley), Karen Kelly (paediatric nurse aged 41 from Adlington), Jayde Melling and Nicola Robinson took part in Stand up to Cancer

Chorley mum Stands up to Cancer in memory of her daughter

A gang of nurses swapped their uniforms for bright orange wigs and legwarmers – in a bid to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.

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Paul Jones, 39 said he is regularly forced to pass parked cars by going out into a busy road when pushing his one-year-old daughter in her pram.

Lancashire residents speak out about drivers who block pavements

A Penwortham father has spoken out about the difficulties he faces passing inconsiderate drivers park on pavements.
Transport
Care for babies born prematurely, with health problems or with a low birth weight, is improving overall

Premature babies facing care postcode lottery

Poorly babies face a postcode lottery on whether they receive important aspects of care, a new report suggests.

Health
Chorley Magistrates' Court

Chorley Court Listings Tuesday September 26 2017

Here is a list of cases heard at Chorley and Preston magistrates courts.

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