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Man jailed for selling sick puppies then going on run

A man has been jailed for selling sick puppies after going on the run for almost two years

Crime
The pigeon which had flown from Portsmouth

Lost racing pigeon flies 250 miles to land at Stocks Hall Care Home, in Mawdesley

Stocks Hall Care Home, in Mawdesley, has reunited a lost racing pigeon with its owners, after finding out it was released over 250 miles away in Portsmouth.

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Jason Wadsworth, Rob Howard, Emma Howard, Alex Wadsworth, William Magowan and Anton Tsarev at the summit of Mount Snowdon

Friends climb and cycle three peaks to help Leyland man raise funds for brain tumour treatment

A team of dedicated pals pushed themselves to the limit by climbing the three peaks AND cycling between each location to support a friend who needs treatment for a severe brain tumour.

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Karen Morris and Rae Brooke of the Lancashire Community Foundation

Putting Lancashire’s charity money in the right place

There are plenty of philanthropists out there in Lancashire.

Business
Great Meadow, Astley Village

Arrest over Chorley dog’s head incident

A man has been arrested by police after a dog’s head was found on the door handle of a Chorley house.

Crime

VIDEO: A masterclass in the art of the summer barbecue

When the sun appears, you can guarantee many a barbecue will be dusted down from the shed and the fridge will stocked up with sausages and burgers.
Lifestyle

Driver faces sentence in June over M55 tragedy in which van driver was killed

A HGV driver has admitted causing a man’s death after his large articulated lorry was involved in multi vehicle pile up on the M55.
Crime
Guests wear hats for Headway's sapphire ball

Charity ball for Headway Preston and Chorley is a success

Preston Mayor Trevor Hart started his term of office with a sapphire ball in support of his charity of the year.

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Artist Lubaina Himid

Witness city's best artists at work at Harris Museum's 'Art Zoo' project

Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid will be one of many artists taking part at the Harris Museum’s ‘Art Zoo’.

Arts
The Canal Turn

Best pubs to stop by during a walk in Lancashire

It's the perfect weather for a stroll in Lancashire's countryside or coastal areas.

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A holiday maker from Chorley, Hazel Bromiley who was caught up in the fire drama tweeted a shocking video showing black smoke pouring out of a room at her hotel.

Chorley holidaymaker caught up in Magaluf hotel fire

A Chorley holidaymaker has spoken of her shock after she was caught up in a hotel fire in Mallorca.
Crime
Regional winner of the Macmillan Fundraising Group / Committee Award: Preston and South Ribble Macmillan Cancer Support Fundraising Group

Preston and South Ribble Macmillan Cancer Support Fund-raising Group wins regional award

A team of charity champions have been honoured with a regional award for their mammoth fund-raising efforts.
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Chorley Mayor, Coun Mark Perkins looks at Derian Houses Legacy Tree  with details of charitable donations

Derian House in Chorley hosting a free seminar about charitable donations in wills to avoid inheritance tax

A children’s hospice is inviting people to consider using charitable donations in their will to avoid large inheritance tax bills.
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Joanne Wilson, her partner Gareth Etherington and son Matthew have turned Pulcinella's in Chorley from its old one star food hygiene rating to a five. Photo: Neil Cross.

Five star frenzy as new owners revamp Pulcinella's

A much-loved Chorley Italian restaurant is being restored to its former glory thanks to new ownership.

Whats on

WATCH: Higher Wheelton girl honoured with national Macmillan award in memory of her Hambleton great uncle

A young girl who cooked up a storm in the kitchen was delighted to be given a national award for her charitable work in support of her great uncle.
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Biker tribute to Saffie sets off for Manchester

Dozens of bikers gathered to pay tribute to the memory of Manchester bomb victim Saffie Roussos before setting off from Preston to Manchester.
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All the fun of the Whit Fair on the Flag Market in 2015

The show goes on - but not so much fun

Fairground families are warning they will turn their backs on Preston’s annual Whit Fair this weekend after it was controversially booted out of the city centre.

Whats on
Photo Neil Cross'Croston Acorns Nursery and Pre-School celebrate the Royal Wedding'Effie Beck as Meghan and Oliver Waring as Harry on the red carpet

Jam butties for dinner at the royal wedding ‘do’

Nursery youngsters got into the spirit of a truly special occasion with a right royal wedding ‘do’.

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Alfie Boe

Welsh choir supports Alfie’s Homecoming show

Welsh choir Only Boys Aloud will support Alfie Boe when he returns to his hometown for a special one-off concert next week.
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Great Meadow, Astley Village

‘It made me shudder’ - Chorley residents’ horror after severed dog’s head found on door handle

A community has been left shocked and horrified after a severed dog’s head was found on the door handle of a house.

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