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Part of M61 closed after “serious” collision

A section of the M61 has been closed following a “serious” collision.

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Liam Howard at Polywaste's Christmas party last year

Worker sold firm’s stock on eBay

A thieving employee was caught when his boss found him flogging the firm’s stock on eBay.

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Cameo and Vinyl, Market Street, Preston.
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Preston nightclub to shut down

The owners of Cameo and Vinyl in Preston have announced the club will close permanently next week.

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Sessions House

Prison worker found guilty of misconduct over affair with inmate

A Chorley grandmother who had an affair with an inmate while working at HMP Garth has been found guilty of  misconduct in a public office.

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Terminally ill mum Polly Haydock with husband Dan, her mum Judith and children Darcy, 18, Emma, nine, and Alex, seven

£100k appeal for terminally ill mum

A mum-of-three told she has just months to live has launched a £100,000 fund-raising appeal for treatment abroad.

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Gaz Coward

Ghosthunter is jailed for rape

A ghosthunter and film-maker has been jailed for four and a half years for raping an aspiring actress he met through his love of film.

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Martin Shenton breaks the Guinness world record for car transfers between moving cars. Photo by Andy Slack.

TV and film stuntman breaks world record

A Hollywood stuntman is now a world record breaker for jumping in and out of moving cars!

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‘Irritated’ dad denies murder

A dad has admitted throwing his newborn baby daughter on a sofa in irritation and frustration that she woke up crying.

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Record store

Where are the best record shops?

Readers have submitted their suggestions for their favourite music shops in the area.
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George Smith, landlord of the No 10 Alehouse, St Annes, celebrates the CAMRA branch pub of the season award with wife Alyson and bar staff

Lancashire Recommends... real ale pubs

Following an online vote, with pubs suggested by readers, here are the results of top real ale houses in the region.

Sessions House

Prison worker denies collecting inmate's semen in affair allegation

A prison officer collected a convict’s sperm in a syringe while having an affair with him behind bars, a court heard.

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Missing nine-year-old, Maklaine Bottomley

UPDATE: Missing nine-year-old found

A schoolboy who went missing has been traced.

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Derian Danni meets Lucy Carter (specialists manager) and Kevin Fitzgerald (duty manager) at the Booths store in Chorley

Pop to the shops and help Derian House

One of Lancashire’s leading supermarket chains has teamed up with Derian House Children’s Hospice to sell its popular audio bedtime story collection.

Police want to speak to this man

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: Police hunt after sickening attack on homeless man is caught on camera

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they want to speak to in connection with a homeless man being violently attacked in the city centre.

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Cheryl and Robert Prudham and family

Mum-of-12 to join ex-husband in court over £10k parking meter theft

A Wigan-based mum-of-12 will join her ex-husband in court after they were accused of stealing more than £10,000 in change from parking meters.

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Liam Mountford

Man jailed for racist attack on cyclist

A man involved in a “mob-handed racist attack” on a cyclist has been jailed.

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Edward Crook

Give me back my face, pleads pensioner

A man disfigured after surgery to remove a cancerous growth has been waiting more than EIGHT YEARS for doctors to put it right.

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Runway closed at Manchester airport due to incident

Runway closed at Manchester airport due to incident

A Manchester airport runway is closed due to an incident involving a British Airways aircraft during landing.

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Lancashire tops the chart for fining parents over unathorised school absences.

Lancashire tops chart for issuing fines to parents if kids miss school

Lancashire County Council is among the local authorities topping the chart for the number of fines it has issued to parents whose children fail to attend school.

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Peter Atherton

Severely disabled man awarded £2.5m damages 47 years after his birth

A severely disabled man has been awarded £2.5 million High Court damages - 47 years after his birth.

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