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Super Mario is Mr Scissorhands

He’s a cut above the rest . . . currently the second-best barber in the world.

Arts
Sir Mark Hendrick at the Palace

Prince’s city visit hint to MP Sir Mark

Prince William expressed an interest in visiting Preston when he knighted the city’s MP Sir Mark Hendrick at Buckingham Palace.

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Staff at Preston’s Sylhet Bangla are backing England’s World Cup squad with free food and beer

Staff at a curry restaurant are spicing up the World Cup . . . and flying the flag for England.

Arts
Bin switch is branded as ‘rubbish’

Bin switch is branded as ‘rubbish’

A council has been accused of a “rubbish” service after bin collections were switched with only 24 hours notice.

News
Ronald Clarke arrives back in Preston from the BGT final

Gospel choir proves the lifeblood of BGT

They may not have won Britain’s Got Talent, but gospel choir B Positive proved to be the lifeblood of the show.

Music

Heathcote returning ‘home’ to Deepdale

Celebrity chef Paul Heathcote is cooking up a surprise “homecoming” with Preston North End.

Business
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.

Whats on

Manchester Bomb survivor Martin Hibbert completes Great Manchester Run

Brave bomb victim Martin Hibbert battled through the pain barrier to send a defiant message to terrorists when he completed a 10k race.

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Severed dog’s head left on door handle

Severed dog’s head left on door handle

Police are urging the public to help them catch a sadistic thug who left a severed dog’s head on the door handle of a house.

Offbeat
Search for truck driver after motorway crash

Search for truck driver after motorway crash

Police are hunting a truck driver who fled the scene after a collision which injured an eight-year-old boy.

Crime
Wanted: Chris Bryson

Police hunt runaway prisoner

Police have appealed for help to trace an inmate who has absconded from Kirkham Open Prison.

Crime
Yobs attack flock of sheep

Yobs attack flock of sheep

Police are trying to identify youths who attacked a flock of sheep in a field at Hesketh Bank last night, killing one lamb and leaving others in a distressed state.

Crime
Driftwood performing outside the Spar shop in last year's Penwortham Live

‘Boom town’ is live and rocking

Penwortham will be rocking for its busiest music event of the year this weekend.

Music
Recycling of plastics could soon return in Lancashire

Plastic pick-up tips balance for landfill

Lancashire could soon begin recycling hard plastic again, instead of dumping it in landfill.

News
Best Western Plus Samlesbury Hotel

Four-star hotel up for £2.25m

A landmark hotel near Preston has been put up for sale for more than £2m.

Business
Sir Lindsay Hoyle in the chair for Prime Minister's Questions

Sir Lindsay arises to the occasion

There is currently no vacancy - but if there was Deputy Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle couldn’t have wished for a better audition for the top job.

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The city centre's longest-serving retailer Margaret Mason

Margaret is still in full bloom after a lifetime as the queen of flowers

At 81, perennial florist Margaret Mason is still blooming brightly.

Arts
Dancers perform their routines along Deepdale Road

Caribbean Carnival to be calypso weekend

Preston’s most colourful outdoor event will be doubling in size this year to become the Caribbean Carnival weekend.

Arts
Steve Bradley with a bear's head from his collection of macabre artefacts

Tales of Death Row prove chilling reading for Steve

The contents of Steve Bradley’s mailbox would chill most people to the bone.

Offbeat
Ambulances queueing at Preston Hospital.

Ambulance staff in strike action ballot

Paramedics across the North West could be about to vote for strike action over a long-running pay row.

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