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Rail users in the north west hit by 24-hour strike

Rail travellers across the north west have been hit by train strikes as Northern employees walked-out in a dispute over the role of guards.

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There will be picket lines at many stations

Rail strike to go ahead as union talks collapse

A rail strike on Friday will go ahead following a collapse in talks.
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Botany Bay, Chorley

Lancashire recommends... Shopping experiences

Shopping can be so much more than wandering aimlessly from high street chain to another. Here is our pick of the best shopping experiences in Lancashire.
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Scene from  "Stop The Train" (photo: BHPhotographic)

Start the Train for London’s West End

A dream has come true for two Lancashire based musicians and writers - after impresario Michael Grade stepped in to back their musical.

Whats on 1
Myerscough College Farrier students at work

County students shape a future in ancient craft

The art of farriery might seem like an ancient craft but caring for the hooves of a horse is critical for their health and wellbeing and at Myerscough College a team of apprenticeships are eager to break into the industry.

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Northern services will be disrupted

Passengers warned to expect disruption ahead of third Northern Rail strike

More disruption is expected on rail services across Lancashire when guards stage a third walkout.

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Action Records owner Gordon Gibson looking forward to Record Store Day at his shop on Church Street, Preston

City’s Action Records in tune for Record Store Day

If you see a queue stretching up Preston’s Church Street this Saturday it will mean one thing ...it is Record Store Day.

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The Judges'  Lodgings in Lancaster.

Judges’ decision delayed

Lancashire County Council has extended the deadline for reaching a possible agreement on the future of the Judges’ Lodgings Museum at Lancaster.

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Brides fear they have been left in the lurch after the sudden closure of Dan Kerr

DAN KERR: Hope for some - but a bitter blow for others who will join the queue for a refund

Brides who paid for their wedding dresses and are due to marry in the near future have been given hope following the sudden closure of Dan Kerr.

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Springfield Oxide plant, Salwick

County stands on edge of new age of atomic power

It is fair to say that nuclear power has been in the doldrums over the past 20 years, with no new power stations built since Sizewell B in 1995.

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John Grime, left, and Mathew Anwyl, right

Housebuilder set its eyesew Lancashire division on expansion

Award winning residential developer Anwyl Homes is expanding into Lancashire.

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Broughton bypass construction work continues.

City road closures planned as part of Bypass works

Road closures in Preston are planned for next week, as part of the latest stages of work on the Broughton Bypass.

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Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Review: Moor Hall; Taste of success at historic hall with a touch of Lancashire class

Moor Hall is a building with a back story at the beginning of an auspicious new chapter in its life.

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Lancashire leads the way  with the power of wind

Lancashire leads the way with the power of wind

Lancashire and the Fylde coast is one of the windiest parts of the UK and the area is ideally poised to exploit that unlimited, albeit intermittent, energy source.

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Staff and volunteers who helped out at Brockholes when BBC 's "Countryfile" came to visit

Hare raising drama as Brockholes nature reserve features on TV’s “Countryfile”

Brockholes, Lancashire Wildlife Trust’s popular nature reserve on the outskirts of Preston, is to feature on TV’s Countryfile on Easter Sunday.

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Wonga

Wonga data breach could affect 245,00 UK customers

Payday loan company Wonga has suffered a data breach which could have affected nearly a quarter of a million UK customers.

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Lloyds branch in Longridge.

Lancashire branches part of 100 Lloyds banks set to close

Two Lancashire banks are set to close after Lloyds Bank confirmed plans to shut 100 UK branches.

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When did you last nip to the local?

It’s Community Pubs Month: Here’s why your local boozer is important

Over 20 million pints are drank in Britain every single day. If you’re one of the millions having a post-work pint tonight, you’ll be well aware at the increasing number of local pubs calling last orders for good, with around 27 allegedly closing each week.

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F-35 simulator landing

Top Guns jet in to fly £2m toy

Fighter pilots will be jetting into Lancashire to practice landing on an aircraft carrier that isn’t even launched yet.

Business
Cecelia Aherne

Author Cecelia Ahern visits Preston and reveals secret to her success

If you have ever wondered what success smells like, here is your answer.

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