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Tributes to retiring Garstang bank worker Lesley Nichols

A long-standing member of Garstang’s business community is retiring after nearly 40 years of working in the town.

Business
Proprietor Michelle Unsworth, nursery assistant Christina Collinson and Fudge the labrador at SO Plants' new permanent home at Little Town Farm, Thornley, near Longridge

SO Plants puts down roots

The owner of a re-located plant nursery is celebrating putting down permanent roots in the Ribble Valley with a special open weekend.

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Both sides of the M6 are closed.

Motorway closed in both directions due to "police incident"

A full motorway closure has been in place while emergency services dealt with a "distressed" woman on a bridge.
Transport
Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire.

Lancashire care provider seeks rescue plan after financial pressures

Financial pressures have forced one of the country's biggest private home care providers to seek a rescue plan.
Business
A photo of the scene posted by Assistant Chief Constable Terry Woods.

M6 closed following "serious injury collision" involving car and lorry

The M6 was closed this afternoon following a two-vehicle collision.
Transport

WATCH: Preston embraces vinyl's revival once again for Record Store Day

It wasn’t too long ago that vinyl was meant to be dead in the water and Napster was set to rule the musical roost.
Music

WATCH: Family firm Recycling Lives is leading the way in green business

On the back of its record-breaking third Queen’s Award, reporter TOM EARNSHAW takes a tour of Recycling Lives’ north Preston base to get an insight into the hard work being undertaken by all

Environment

The 'Macmillan Minion' is Benidorm-bound for cancer research

A team of four are raising vital money for charity by driving more than 1,400 miles to Spain in their cartoon character-inspired banger.
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The 19th Chipping Steam Fair, which took place last year

It's full steam ahead for the 20th anniversary Chipping Steam Fair

Organisers are pulling out all the stops ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Chipping Steam Fair.

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The notices in the Fulwood branch's windows.

Jobs to be lost after Thorntons closes its Fulwood branch

British confectionary giants Thorntons is closing the doors of one of its Preston branches – leaving its five staff members in search of new jobs.

Business
The planning application for the signs has beenlodged by Mr Darren Rigby of One Stop Stores and is being managed by planning agents Innovative Signs.

Residents see red over convenience store's new signage

Conservation-conscious Garstonians are seeing red over the new signs on the former Garstang Co-op.

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St John's Hospice Community Fundraiser Karen Crossley, St John's Fundraising Manager Jo Humphrey, Lisa Lodge of Vincents Solicitors and Booths Specialist Supervisor Lesley Blackburn.

The final countdown to Garstang's first ever colour dash is on

The countdown to the first ever Garstang Colour Dash this weekend is now on!
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WATCH: Spirits high at vinyl signing for fans of rock royalty The Damned

Legendary punk rockers The Damned arrived in Preston over the weekend for a special appearance at the city's independent record store Action Records.
Music

Pub giant Wetherspoon closes social media profiles

JD Wetherspoon pubs will no longer be on social media after the pub company decided to pull all its accounts.
News

IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

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"We are giving him the send off he would be proud of and deserves", said Secretary of the Millennium 2000 Bike Club, Adam Walton. Photos: Neil Cross.

Bikers take to the streets to honour motorcyclist Karl Chester

Dozens of bikers from across Lancashire descended upon the streets of Preston to say a final farewell to local motorcyclist Karl Chester.

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Harry and Mary Duckworth at a 2016 tea dance at St Andrew's Church Hall, Longton.

Warm tributes to 'true gent' and top musician Harry Duckworth

One of Preston’s famous musical sons has died after a glittering transatlantic career.
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Fleetwood to Knott End ferry is back in service

Fleetwood to Knott End Ferry takes to the waters today

The Fleetwood to Knott End ferry service was re-launched today to the delight of passengers on both sides of the estuary.

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The public inquiry looking into fracking at Roseacre Wood is taking place at Blackpool FCs Bloomfield Road stadium for 10 days.

FRACKING INQUIRY: Routes to Roseacre Wood set 'to reduce protest effect' on the site

Shale gas giants Cuadrilla have admitted that routes to the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site have been designed in part to reduce the impact of protests.

Environment
Tilly Carefoot, chief executive of Grandma Singletons Dairy.

Cheesemongers Grandma Singleton's is the cream of the crop after being named a Northern Powerhouse Partner

A fourth generation cheese-maker exporting a range of artisan cheeses around the world has been announced as the latest Northern Powerhouse Partner .
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