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Proposal for 275 new homes gets green light

A controversial housing development for hundreds of homes to be built on the Longridge boundary has been given the green light.

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Brabin's, Chipping

Brabin's Shop and Tea Room saved from closure

Britain’s longest trading shop will remain open as new tenants are to move in this week.

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Drivers have suffered delays due to roadworks on Eastway

Preston rated one of the most congested cities in UK

Preston was one of the most congested towns and cities in the UK last year, a study has found.
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Ribble Valley Country and Leisure Park, Paythorne near Gisburn owned by Park Leisure

Leisure park in new £1.3m deal

A Ribble Valley luxury holiday home company has secured a multimillion pound partnership deal to fuel further expansion.

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Crash on the M6 northbound causing delays

Crash on M6 causing delays

A busy section of the M6 is seeing long delays after a crash earlier today.

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Preston North End manager Simon Grayson with author Michael Barratt

Book launch charity boost

A Preston author has helped raise £1,400 for the Heartbeat charity through the sales of his new book

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Broken down horse trailer temporarily shuts M6

The M6 was closed south of Preston earlier this afternoon to allow for a horse to be moved from a broken down trailer to a replacement, police said.

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Top tips on how to lower your energy bills

As three of the ‘Big Six’ energy suppliers announce price hikes, experts are reminding householders of small changes that can help slash how much they spend on gas and electricity.

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Scott Walker, leak detective at United Utilities

Meet the ‘leak detectors’ . . . and their wooden listening stick

A crack team of leak detectives has tracked down and plugged more 18,000 hidden pipe leaks in the North West over the past 12 months - thanks to a device that has been used since the Victorian era.

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Work taking place at the Dog Inn, Market Place, Longridge

Flats plan for top of landmark pub

Plans to transform the upper storey of a landmark Longridge pub into five flats have been lodged with Ribble Valley Council.

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Debenhams Retail giant Debenhams was accused of failing to pay almost 135,000 to just under 12,000 workers.

Listed: All 360 businesses that failed to pay staff properly

The Government has named and shamed 360 businesses for underpaying thousands of workers a total of almost £1m.

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Craggs Mill can be seen right in this aerial view of a changing Preston

City windmill is up for sale again

An iconic Preston landmark which has seen better times is to be auctioned with an asking price of £135,000 plus.

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Tom Jones, owner of The Whalley Wine Shop with operations Jen Nott at the Ribble Valley Business Awards 2016.

Fine wine has seen Tom build up a fine business

Located in the Ribble Valley in the picturesque village lives the Whalley Wine Shop.

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Child car seat regulations  everything you need to know about this years changes

Child car seat regulations – everything you need to know about this year’s changes

The new rules around child car seats are causing widespread confusion among parents and carers – despite the fact that the bit that most people are talking about isn’t really new at all.
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Roadworks with traffic lights on Eastway, Preston, are causing misery to commuters

Preston’s Eastway roadworks will take longer - due to cold weather

Overnight road closures planned for this weekend in north Preston have been rescheduled due to the anticipated cold weather.

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The Food Standards Agency have issued a recall notice

'Blue chicken' sparks urgent recall notice

The Food Standards Agency has put out a recall notice recalling thousands of sandwiches from shops over fears they may be unfit for human consumption.

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County Hall

Council tax to rise as Lancashire County Council approves budget

Lancashire County Council has approved a 4% rise in Council Tax and agreed to provide an extra £500,000 for road safety measures.

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County Hall

County Council sets Council Tax and warns of more cuts to come

Lancashire County Council meets today to set its Council Tax and budget for 2017/18 with a warning that yet more multi million pound cuts could lie ahead.

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The Cuerden Strategic Site between the A582 Lostock Lane near St Catherines Hospice, the A5083 Stanifield Lane, and the A49 Wigan Road

Plans submitted to bring Ikea to Preston area

Planning permission has been submitted for a major retail site that is set to bring Ikea to the outskirts of Preston.

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John and Sue Cornthwaite of Longridge Timber

Timber firm branches out with second site in the city

A lumber merchants has branched out with a second site, creating more employment in the area.

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