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Hearing into Manchester Arena suicide bombing deaths confirmed for Friday

A pre-inquest hearing into the deaths of the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing will go ahead on Friday, the city's coroners office has confirmed.
Crime

Flood hit schools and nurseries close across Lancashire

Following last night's torrential rain and flooding a number of schools across Lancashire have announced that they will be closed today.
Education
An artist's impression of the new development

Keep faith in Market Walk says council leader

Council bosses have urged residents not to lose faith in the development plans for Chorley’s Market Walk despite a major setback.
News
B&M has apologised

Mum blasts B&M over store’s Christmas letter which breaks the ‘unwritten Santa Code’

B&M has apologised after a furious mum accused the store of almost ruining Christmas for her children with one of its products.
Offbeat
Barrique

Lancashire recommends... wine bars

Here is a list of the top wine bars in Lancashire
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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council leader Coun Geoff Driver's bail extended

The leader of Lancashire County Council Coun Geoff Driver has had his bail extended for three months.
News
Chorley Christmas market

Where are this year's Christmas markets in Lancashire?

Here is a round up of festive markets in the region.
News
Drivers are being warned of the closure

Roads closed in the Chorley area after flooding

Drivers this morning are being warned of two road closures in the Chorley area.
Transport
St Elisabeths Parish Church Choir

Lights of Love event for Derian House

Blackburn Cathedral will open its doors for a very special service of celebration for Derian House Children’s Hospice.
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There have been numerous cash machines raids across the North West

Lancashire Police launches crackdown to target cash machine raids

Travelling criminals who raid cash machines will be targeted in a new festive police crackdown.
Crime
Barry Anthony Woodhead was jailed after a  after a four-day trial at Preston Crown Court.

'Predatory' rapist who abused young girl jailed

A pervert who sexually abused a little girl when she was as young as three has been caged for 16 years.
Crime
Jamie and Harry Brown prepare for the Santa dash

Brothers join Santa dash for St Catherine's Hospice

Two young Lancashire brothers are preparing to join a hospice's Santa Dash next month to say thank you for the care their dad is receiving.

News
Consultation continues on opening hours for Lancashire libraries

Have your say on library opening hours in Lancashire

Members of the public have just days left  to share their views about  proposed changes to opening hours at local libraries.
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Thomas Blundell (left) with his friend Tom Hardman who died of a sudden cardiac arrest in 2012

#Cry4Friends campaign for youngsters who have lost their friends to sudden cardiac arrest

Thomas Blundell and Joseph O’Neill share their grief after the death of a friend as part of a new support resource developed by CRY in recognition of the impact a young sudden cardiac death has on friends.
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Staff at Liz Lewis Hair Studio in Chorley: Jude Cage ( nee Lewis ) Liz Smith ( nee Lewis) and Shirley Myers

Hair and now for salon run by sisters

Stylists at Liz Lewis Hair Studio in Chorley enjoyed a blast from the past when the Guardian dug up a photograph from their original salon 20 years ago.

Lifestyle
Sweaty Mama natal fit group in Chorley is collecting Christmas gifts for children at Derian House

Sweaty Mama in Buckshaw Village to deliver Christmas wishes to children at Derian House

A mother and baby fitness group in Chorley is collecting Christmas gifts for children at Derian House.
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Motorway partially closed near Preston

Motorway partially closed near Preston

Police shut two lanes of the M6 southbound carriageway near Preston this afternoon to deal with a medical emergency.

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A Piper PA-28 plane at Blackpool Airport, similar to the model which crashed in Barton. Photo: Alec Wilson flickr.com/awilson154

Man arrested after plane crash lucky escape

Police have arrested a man near Blackpool following a plane crash in September.

Crime
Do you know this man?

New image in hunt for alleged attackers

Police have issued a new image of a man they would like to speak to following a scuffle in Preston city centre which left a 38-year-old with a serious arm injury.

Crime
Cowling Brow, Chorley

Banned driver who stole mum's car and ploughed into residents' cars is jailed

A disqualified motorist is in hot water after he stole his mother’s car and crashed into several parked cars.

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