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MP 'devastated' at death of daughter

A Lancashire MP says he is "devastated" by the death of his daughter.

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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.

News
Nightclub

Where are the best nightclubs in Lancashire?

As party season is in full swing, where do you like to go for a dance?

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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
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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Taylor Wimpey North West surprised Rainbow House with 100 as part of its 12 Days of Taylor Wimpey Christmas Advent campaign.

Taylor Wimpey donates cash to Rainbow House in Mawdesley

Homebuilder Taylor Wimpey has surprised a specialist conductive education in Chorley with a festive present.

News
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.

Offbeat
Chocolate is toxic for dogs

Mince pies, pigs in blankets and festive choc - the treats to avoid giving your dog this Christmas

Millions of dogs around the country will be fed festive treats which could potentially harm them this Christmas, a study has found.

Offbeat
Picket line outside Preston

Virgin Trains' workers 'solidly supporting' pay strike

Workers on Virgin Trains West Coast are said to be "solidly supporting" a strike over pay.

Transport
Current guidelines recommend that an alcohol-free childhood is best

Under age drinking warning as study finds sixth of parents let young drink at 14

Health experts have warned of the dangers of under age drinking after a study found that one in six parents allow their children to drink alcohol at the age of 14.

Health
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