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Preston Poundworld store to be axed

One of Preston’s three Poundworld stores is amongst 40 to be closed down by the company, it was announced today.

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Steve and Jayne on their wedding day in Croston

Beanz meanz charity for couple’s wedding guests

The words “for richer, for poorer’ had special meaning for bride and groom Jayne and Steve Leonard at their marriage in Croston.

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The former fishing tackle shop which residents don't want to be converted to a micropub

Residents in a froth over new micropub

Bitter opposition could see a new micropub blocked by councillors next week - while another on the same road is given the thumbs up.

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Pictured: Top, Chorley hospital, bottom left, Sir Lindsay Hoyle, bottom right, Michael Welsh

Sir Lindsay Hoyle hits out after former Euro MP quits Lancashire Teaching Hospital NHS Trust board following complaint

A former Euro MP has quit the trust running Preston and Chorley hospitals after allegedly making derogatory remarks about a rival politician.
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One of Jess's messages on the railing at Preston Docks

Mum fly-posting messages of hope

A mum of two has turned fly poster to get the message out about mental health awareness.

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The site of the former Howick Cross Service Station

Student storage plan branded an ‘eyesore’

Plans to site 54 shipping containers in Penwortham as storage units for university students have come under attack by concerned locals.

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Map showing the location of the Pickering's Farm site

Have your say on plans for ‘new village’ on greenfield site

Residents are being asked to design a brand new neighbourhood near Preston, which could eventually be home to up to 2,000 families.

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Rethink call on Preston’s Fishergate bus lane cameras

A city centre councillor has called on County Hall bosses to give the public another say over the controversial Fishergate bus lane cameras.

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The Cow Shed in Liverpool Road, Penwortham

Ice cream cafe to turn up heat

Forget the heatwave . . . an ice cream parlour has applied to sell hot food when the cornet trade melts away in the long winter months.

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Work to start on new roundabout

Work starts on East-West Link highway

Workmen will move in on Monday to begin the first stage of a £115m road scheme to bring traffic relief to the North West of Preston.

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Addictive TV - aka Graham Daniels and Mark Vidler

Addictive TV ready to blow your mind

Preston has pulled off a coup by snapping up a gig by Addictive TV which music critics say is likely to be “mind-blowing.”

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England celebrate their win over Colombia

999 services warn fans to take it easy

Emergency services are urging England fans to enjoy Saturday’s quarter-final with Sweden “responsibly” and not go World Cup crazy.

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The Continental pub

Sleeping burglar rescued from pub roof

A bungling burglar had to be rescued from the roof of a Preston pub after falling asleep while trying to steel lead flashing.

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Preston restaurant owner hit with £8,000 Fishergate bus lane bill

A restaurant owner has been served a tasty bill for driving down a bus lane . . . more than 130 times.

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Residents of Atkinson Close fly the flag for England

Flying the flag for England

Are you flying the flag for England in the World Cup?

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Rebecca Watson whose protest forced a council rethink

Council look to scrap ‘rat tax’ after protest

Councillors look set to scrap a controversial “rat tax” amid fears it could be making the rodent problem worse.

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Mario Mayer with Beauty Zone's Ilana Ziaja.

Super Mario is Mr Scissorhands

He’s a cut above the rest . . . currently the second-best barber in the world.

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One-woman rat protest at council offices

When the rat catcher wouldn’t turn out, one householder took her rodent problem straight to the Town Hall.

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Staff at Preston’s Sylhet Bangla are backing England’s World Cup squad with free food and beer

Staff at a curry restaurant are spicing up the World Cup . . . and flying the flag for England.

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Former fishing shop earmarked as a micropub

‘Brig’ gets ale and hearty

Plans for two micropubs on the main street in Bamber Bridge have been submitted just days after another opened its doors.

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