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Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York.

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Buckshaw Retirement Village's Christmas afternoon - Jack Cooper, resident and volunteer, and his daughter Susan

Retirement village gets in the festive spirit

Shoppers and local families started the festive season with a Christmas afternoon event at a retirement village in Chorley.

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Kane Kennedy.

Lancashire dad accused of baby murder ‘changed story’

A dad accused of murdering his baby son changed his story ‘in a final throw of the dice’ to escape justice, a court heard.

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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.

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Police are appealing for information.

Man beaten with dog chain and robbed in Preston

Police are appealing for information after a man was beaten with a dog chain and robbed in Preston.

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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.

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Police have named Qaisar Abbas.

LATEST: Man who died following collision close to the M65 is named

Police have confirmed that the father of four killed in yesterday's crash near the M65 was Qaisar Abbas of Halifax Road, Brierfield.
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Aerial view of Royal Preston Hospital

IT issues fixed at Royal Preston Hospital but appointments still subject to delays

Appointments at Royal Preston Hospital will be delayed todayafter a technical glitch with the computer system led to appointments being cancelled yesterday.

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Kathleen and Roy Fisher

Fond farwell to man who ‘filled his life with service’

A pillar of the community in Chorley has died aged 95 following a lifetime of service to the area.

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Elizabeth appearing with other Miss England contestants in pop video

Preston beauty queen looking good for Xmas No 1

PRESTON beauty Elizabeth Grant might be taking on the world in Washington DC, but she also has her sights set on a Christmas Number One.

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Alison Evans and South Ribble Runners lead a run with residents of The Grange Assisted Living

Retired but still running...

Residents at Buckshaw’s retirement village were put through their paces during a festive run.

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Police want to speak to these to women in connection with a theft in Chorley

Thieves steal cash from 70 year old woman in Chorley

A 70-year-old woman was the victim of pickpockets in Chorley on Tuesday, December 29.

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The scene of the collapsed subway this morning

Commuter chaos as station evacuated

Work has begun to clear up the area after the wall of a disused subway collapsed at Wigan North Western station.

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The man was armed with a baseball bat

Man armed with baseball bat robs Clayton Brook shop

Police have released images of a man they would like to trace following a robbery at McColls convenience store on Tunley Holme, Clayton Brook.
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Preston Magistrates' Court

Prison workers accused of misconduct

Two employees at HMP Wymott in Leyland have appeared in court accused of a conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office.

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David Eatock as a Chorley player in 1997

Ex-Chorley player is latest to come forward in football abuse scandal

Former Chorley striker David Eatock is the latest player to claim he was abused by a football coach as a youngster.

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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.

Business
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
photograph?

Lifestyle
A serious accident on shuttleworth hall link road is causing delays on the M65.

UPDATE: Man airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital with serious injuries following road accident

A driver has been airlifted to Royal Preston Hospital with serious injuries following a multi-vehicle crash this morning.
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