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Warning of yet more 'severe disruption' on rail network

Train bosses have warned of yet more trouble on the county's rail network today.
Blackpool and the Fylde College is one of four Lancashire colleges selected

Lancashire colleges to pioneer new 'T level', announces minister

Four Lancashire colleges have been picked to pioneer a new ‘T level’ qualification.


Firefighters' 7,500m climb for fellow life-savers

Preesall firefighters are putting their fitness to the test today as they embark on a 7,500m ladder climb to support their fellow life-savers.
One of the puppies found at Ward's farm. Photo: RSPCA

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

There were long tailbacks on the M6

UPDATE: Police appeal over M6 smash

Police have launched a witness appeal after a crash that closed the M6 northbound for several hours.
Peter Clark of the Bull & Royal, Church Street, Preston, has brought in a 17 foot screen for the World Cup. Photos Neil Cross.

Seventeen foot super screen ready for summer of football

A sky high 17-foot screen – costing £20,000 – has been set up at a city centre pub to cheer on England in this summer’s World Cup.

Palace Cinema owner and manager Lara Hewitt (left), front of house Annabel Bowker, and manager Richard Rhodes at the Palace Cinema in Longridge.

Longridge's Palace Cinema opens bigger and better than ever before after five month refurbishment

The future looks bright for the future of independent arts and entertainment as Lancashire’s historic Palace Cinema reopens its doors to the public.
United Utilities' Franklaw water treatment works

United Utliities spends £817m on regions water service

Water firm United Utilities has pumped more than £817m into improving its North West network that service Lancashire.

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.


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.
The Ven Michael Everitt, Archdeacon of Lancaster

Column: Mapping out life

I realised the other day I have stopped using maps.

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’.

Sisters4Sisters in 2017.

Join a day's fasting to raise funds for women's refuge services

A Muslim women’s group based in Frenchwood is organising a voluntary day fast to raise vital funds for Preston’s womens’ refuge services.

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.

Janey Wheatley, left, Euan Thomas Wright, top, and Rosa Swarbrick.

Garstang young writers nominated for national award after wowing through their words

Three Garstang schoolchildren have been shortlisted in a national writing competition championed by Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall.

New Garstang Show President William Gibson.

Garstang Show's new president 'honoured' to be given the role

The organisation behind the Garstang Show have appointed William Gibson as its new society president.


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.
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.

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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.
Gulab and wife Davinder outside St Georges Chapel

Former Preston NHS worker Gulab's firsthand account of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding

One of Preston’s long-standing NHS workers and community voices was one of just over a thousand distinguished guests invited to celebrate the Royal Wedding directly outside Windsor Castle’s St George’s Chapel.

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