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Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports

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Poultry keepers are advised to keep their birds inside.

Keepers of poultry warned to keep birds inside to protect from bird flu

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe
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Lancashire County Council leader County Coun Jennifer Mein

County Council leaders lobby MPs at Westminster

A cross party delegation from Lancashire County Council travelled to Parliament today to spell out to county MPs the financial crisis looming at the council.

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Supporters of the Matthew Hesmondhalgh Funds with copies of the new book on Catterall, Matthew's mum Paula Hesmondhalgh, second from right

A celebration of Catterall’s forgotten history

Garstang’s southern neighbour, sometimes in the shadow of its northerly big brother, has stepped into the limelight with the publication of a book firmly focused on the village of Catterall.

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Full details of Preston's late night shopping and free parking will help you to grab a bargain this Christmas

Everything you need to know about Preston's late night Christmas shopping days and and free parking

It's nearly Christmas but don't panic, we've got all the details of Preston's late night shopping and free parking days here.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Council staff offered £500 to help recruit social workers

Lancashire County Council workers are being offered an unexpected “bonus”.

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Tom Morris of Furniture Village has teamed-up with Brian Lomax of local pet adoption charity, Lancashire Cat Rescue  to create a British charity-retail first in which life-size images of adoptable cats needing homes will appear throughout the store.

Would you like a cat with that sofa?

A pet is for life not just for Christmas – but one Preston retailer and a local cat charity have come up with a way to help find new homes for some furry four-legged friends.

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Barton Grange Garden Centre

Lancashire recommends... Christmas shops

Here is a list of the best places to get your festive decorations and trees, as voted by readers.

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TalkTalk headquaters in west London

TalkTalk hit by massive cyber attack

TalkTalk has said it has been affected by the same cyber attack that left Post Office broadband customers without an internet connection.

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The academy will also offer education sessions for five to 14-year-old schoolchildren.

Aerospace giant opens new training academy in Samlesbury

Aerospace giant BAE Systems has opened a new £15 million training academy in a huge boost for the skills of current and future employees.

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Hope: Freda Turner of Rutland Street has been waiting for years for  her damp, mushroom-filled house to be fixed

Misery hit Preston residents to have homes repaired after botched energy efficiency work

A solution could be just weeks away for unfortunate Preston residents who were victims of a botched home improvement scheme.

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David and Lisa Talbot are appealing to dog walkers to clean up after their pets

Lancashire farmer’s clear-up call to dog owners after loss of calves

A LANCASHIRE farmer is urging dog owners to clear up after their animals after 16 of his cows aborted after eating contaminated grass.

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Robin Couple print by Rebecca Christian who will be selling funny cards and art prints at the Etsy market

Etsy Christmas market to take place in Preston this weekend

Crafty online sellers Etsy are holding an 'Etsy Made Local Christmas Market' in Preston this weekend (2–4 December).
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Coun. Ken Hind

Shock at proposals for 123 new homes in Longridge

A Longridge councillor is leading a fight against controversial proposals for 123 new homes to be built on a prime green site in the town.

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First time buyers are still relying on mum and dad

‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ still being used by first time buyers

The Bank of Mum and Dad is still playing an important role in the property market according to new research from Clydesdale and Yorkshire Banks.

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Preston’s parking gift for Christmas shoppers

Preston’s parking gift for Christmas shoppers

The city of Preston has created a gift for motorists which it hopes will attract shoppers to its stores in the run up to Christmas.

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Two lanes are currently closed on the M6

Delays on the M6 between junctions 18 and 17 southbound due to serious accident

The accident, which involved two lorries and one car, happened at around 11.30am this morning (28, November).

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Services are expected to be disrupted until 1pm today.

UPDATE: Line reopened but major delays still affecting train services to Manchester

Some train services to Manchester are delayed or have been cancelled following an earlier train derailment in Eccles.
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Football coach Barry Bennell whose abuse of young men in his care has prompted Crewe Alexandria to launch a review of how the allegations were handled

Overnight news digest - More than 20 ex-footballers report abuse, prisoner suicide hits epidemic levels and May to host summit ahead of Article 50

Catch up with all the latest overnight national news with our morning roundup

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'Hidden workforce' key to growth of 5m small businesses in the UK

'Hidden workforce' key to growth of 5m small businesses in the UK

A hidden workforce of stay at home mums and dads could hold the key to small business growth and provide a huge boost the UK economy.

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