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The common and not so common injuries sustained at Christmas

The festive period is a time for family, friends and happiness. The worst thing most people face is a bit of digestive discomfort from overeating.
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The robbery happened when two men broke in through the rear door of The Sea View, Preston Road at Whittle le Woods.

Landlord stabbed after pub raided in Whittle-le-Woods

Masked robbers armed with a knife and spade stabbed the landlord of a popular pub near Chorley in a "terrifying" raid, say police.
Crime
Matty Hughes

Trophy trail ends early as Marine sink Magpies

Chorley 1 Marine 3

Chorley crashed out of the FA Trophy in the first round after a limp display against a feisty Marine side.

Chorley FC
Lindsay Hoyle has paid tribute to daughter Natalie

Mum appeals for help to trace daughter's last movements

The mum of a young woman who died suddenly has appealed for help in finding out what happened to her.
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Linda and Sandy wave farewell

Tobacco shop shuts after more than a century

A tobacconist in Lancashire will take its last breath after 150 years in the business.

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Nightclub

Where are the best nightclubs in Lancashire?

As party season is in full swing, where do you like to go for a dance?
News
Planned North West roadworks

Planned North West roadworks

The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 15 December but could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

Transport
Bishop of Lancaster Michael Campbell

Talbot Library re-opens in a new location

The most important collection of Catholic books and documents in the North West is open to the public again, four years after the closure of the Talbot Library in Preston.

Arts
Walking Day in Boundary Street, Leyland in 1954

Nostalgia: Children had fun playing in the streets in Leyland

After the Second World War, children really appreciated the freedom to play outside.

Lifestyle
Linda Mitchell and Sandy Perkins from Reeders Tabacconists in Chapel Street, Chorley, get ready to close the shop after 147 years in business.

Smokers' paradise lost as Reeders Tobacconists in Chorley is set to close

A tobacconist in Lancashire will take its last breath after 150 years in the business.

News
Cracks from a Cobbler's Seat

Cracks from a Cobber's Seat to be republished in Euxton

A horse with a barrel stuck over its head is just one of the amusing tales told in a republished book depicting the history of Euxton.

News
A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West.

YELLOW WARNING: Ice predicted across the North West

A yellow weather warning for ice has been issued across the North West as temperatures have been predicted to plunge to -5.6°C.
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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle in the Sunken Garden at Kensington Palace, London

Date for royal wedding announced

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19 next year, Kensington Palace said.
Offbeat
Andrew Mather

Extended jail term for paedophile who 'offered victim cake'

A pervert who filmed himself abusing two children has been given an extended jail term.

Crime

Revellers warned over railway station safety over Christmas period

Christmas revellers are being urged to "keep a clear head" on the rail network after shocking footage showed people stumbling on to tracks.
Transport
Lottie Draper, 10, from Chorley is one of Cash for Kids '500 faces'

Chorley's Lottie is a true charity champion

Lottie Draper is a 10-year-old on a mission.

News

Deep fried mince pies on chip shop's festive menu

A chip shop is serving up deep-fried mince pies and pigs in blankets over the festive season.
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60% are incorrectly planning to recycle shiny or glittery wrapping paper

Most Britons think amount of waste generated at Christmas 'unacceptable'

Half of Britons would happily receive unwrapped presents this Christmas to help cut the amount of waste generated over the festive season, a poll has found.

Environment
Have you taken all your leave

Millions of Brits set to lose annual leave because they fail to take it off

Six million UK workers are set to lose some of their annual leave because they have simply failed to take the time off during the year.

Offbeat
This year's word of the year has been announced

50 year old phrase is named word of the year

"Youthquake" has been named as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year following in the footsteps of "omnishambles", "post-truth" and "selfie" to have been awarded the accolade.

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