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Search for truck driver after m-way crash

Police are hunting a truck driver who fled the scene after a collision which injured an eight-year-old boy.

Crime
Wanted: Chris Bryson

Police hunt runaway prisoner

Police have appealed for help to trace an inmate who has absconded from Kirkham Open Prison.

Crime
Yobs attack flock of sheep

Yobs attack flock of sheep

Police are trying to identify youths who attacked a flock of sheep in a field at Hesketh Bank last night, killing one lamb and leaving others in a distressed state.

Crime
Former Mayor Mary Green could carry out a clean sweep of council roles

Tory ‘old guard’ set to be swept aside

A troubled council could see a seismic shift in power tonight if the “old guard” are swept aside following a power struggle within the ruling Conservative group.
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Driftwood performing outside the Spar shop in last year's Penwortham Live

‘Boom town’ is live and rocking

Penwortham will be rocking for its busiest music event of the year this weekend.

Music
Recycling of plastics could soon return in Lancashire

Plastic pick-up tips balance for landfill

Lancashire could soon begin recycling hard plastic again, instead of dumping it in landfill.

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Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel

Four-star hotel up for £2.25m

A landmark hotel near Preston has been put up for sale for more than £2m.

Business
Sir Lindsay Hoyle in the chair for Prime Minister's Questions

Sir Lindsay arises to the occasion

There is currently no vacancy - but if there was Deputy Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle couldn’t have wished for a better audition for the top job.

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The city centre's longest-serving retailer Margaret Mason

Margaret is still in full bloom after a lifetime as the queen of flowers

At 81, perennial florist Margaret Mason is still blooming brightly.

Arts
Dancers perform their routines along Deepdale Road

Caribbean Carnival to be calypso weekend

Preston’s most colourful outdoor event will be doubling in size this year to become the Caribbean Carnival weekend.

Arts
The dog-walking protest back in November

Dog walkers bare teeth after court ruling

Dogged campaigners have vowed to stage another high-profile pooch protest if a council insists on curbing their walkies in the park.

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Steve Bradley with a bear's head from his collection of macabre artefacts

Tales of Death Row prove chilling reading for Steve

The contents of Steve Bradley’s mailbox would chill most people to the bone.

Offbeat
Ambulances queueing at Preston Hospital.

Ambulance staff in strike action ballot

Paramedics across the North West could be about to vote for strike action over a long-running pay row.

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Gina Cambell with her father's mascot and (l-r) Peter Toft, general manager of the Bluebird Inn, Christopher Lees-Jones and William Lees-Jones.

VIP launch for the new Bluebird

Gina Campbell, daughter of speed king Donald Campbell, officially opened the newly-refurbished Bluebird Inn near Preston and brought along the record-breaker’s cockpit mascot Mr Whoppit.

Business
It's no pork for Jennifer White of the PETA Foundation

V-Egan Street is food for thought

Campaigners want Preston to give the ‘V’ to animal cruelty by renaming Egan Street as Vegan Street.

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Preston's Caribbean Carnival makes its way through the streets.

Carnival is saved by last gasp arts grant

Preston’s most dazzling outdoor event of the year – the spectacular Caribbean Carnival – has been spared the axe thanks to Arts Council cash.

Arts
Jamaican immigrants being welcomed by RAF officials at Tilbury after the Empire Windrush docked in 1948.

Windrush families to meet over scandal

Concerned families will gather in Preston next week hoping to unravel the truth behind the Windrush scandal in Lancashire.

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South Ribble Council offices

Councils to meet over “cover up” claims

South Ribble Council has been rocked by another crisis, this time involving services it shares with neighbours Chorley.

Business
Dennis Delight with Paul on drums

Preston band Dennis Delight ready to rock again almost one year on from van robbery

Legendary Preston band Dennis Delight are ready to rock again – 10 months after drummer Paul Swindells was almost killed in a violent robbery.

Music
Chorley Hospital

A&E nurses warning over 17-hour shifts

Nurses at Chorley Hospital’s A&E deparment are threatening to withdraw their “goodwill” after claims they are working up to 17 hours a shift.

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