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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.

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Tom Zanetti will join Fatman Scoop as headliners at Prestfest in July

City lands Tom and Scoop for Prestfest

Two international stars will be topping the bill at this year’s Prestfest on the city’s Flag Market in July.

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Fire crews rushed to the three-car crash on the M6.

Long delays around the north of Preston after three-car crash on M6

Heavy delays are still affecting the many areas of Preston after a crash between three cars on the M6 northbound.

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Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research.
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Nigel Evans MP meets with representatives of the Clitheroe Fairtrade group Kerry Fletcher, Wendy Higson and Katy Holden.

MP meets with Fairtrade champions who want to boost trade and income for poorest farmers

Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans has met with Fairtrade supporters in Clitheroe to discuss its future and how it can be improved.

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Motorists warned - average speed cameras are now live

Preston’s first average speed cameras are now live – motorists have been warned.

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HomeServe in Preston is one of the call centres taking donations

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal.

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RMT members on the picket line at Blackpool North last week

New rail strike announced for Grand National day

Rail Union RMT has confirmed further strike action by guards and driver members on Arriva Rail North over the introduction of Driver Only Operations.

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Prince Charles visits Dewlay Cheesemakers in Garstang

Crowning glory for Garstang cheese makers

Getting a prince to say cheese is easy - just tour him round a third generation traditional Lancashire cheesemakers.

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Lancashire's gritters are gearing up to keep the county moving over the weekend

Snow warning issued for Lancashire

A weather warning for snow has been issued for Lancashire.

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Craig Parkinson at work

Meet the man who makes a job out of mole hills

In the first of our features on unique jobs that have stood the test of time to keep people employed well into the 21st Century, NATALIE WALKER speaks to Craig Parkinson, who is kept busy by moles.
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The Grapes at Goosnargh

Lancashire pubs group eyes up further acquisitions

Pub management group Inglenook Inns & Taverns has successfully secured a £1.65 million loan through IW Capital.

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Prince Charles will visit Clitheroe On Tues 21 March

Prince Charles to visit Clitheroe and BAE for the first time in over ten years

The Prince of Wales is scheduled to embark on his first visit to Clitheroe since 2003.
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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Bid to stop Fulwood library sale fails

An eleventh hour bid to stop the sale of the former Fulwood library has failed.

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Ribble Valley Borough Council's leader, Stuart Hirst

Valley’s council tax remains the lowest in county

Ribble Valley Borough Council has announced that its share of the council tax will remain frozen for the seventh time in eight years.

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Prince Charles on a past visit to Lancashire

Prince Charles to visit Lancashire

Prince Charles will be given a taste of Lancashire cheese when he makes a visit to the region next week.
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No matter which sector you chose, your job may not be secure, say union bosses

Nearly half of jobs in the North West ‘insecure’

Nearly half of jobs created in the North West since 2011 have been in insecure work, according to new analysis published by the TUC today.

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Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Council must review sale of Fulwood library

Just days after approving the sale of the former Fulwood library the county council’s deputy leader has been stopped in his tracks.

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John Asquith of Preston Bus

Council’s U-turn on bus station charges

Lancashire County Council has been forced to back down on plans to increase charges for bus operators using Preston and Chorley bus stations after it was warned bus companies would boycott the stations.

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Celebrations at the opening of the Bay Gateway, the new M6 link road. From left, Coun Janice Hanson, coun John Fillis and leader of Lancashire County Council Jennifer Mein.

£23m boost unveiled for Lancashire’s roads

County Hall has pledged to look at preventing road problems rather than shelling out on repairs as highways bosses sign off new £23m spending plans.

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