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Lancashire care provider seeks rescue plan after financial pressures

Financial pressures have forced one of the country's biggest private home care providers to seek a rescue plan.
Business
A photo of the scene posted by Assistant Chief Constable Terry Woods.

M6 closed following "serious injury collision" involving car and lorry

The M6 was closed this afternoon following a two-vehicle collision.
Transport

WATCH: Preston embraces vinyl's revival once again for Record Store Day

It wasn’t too long ago that vinyl was meant to be dead in the water and Napster was set to rule the musical roost.
Music

The 'Macmillan Minion' is Benidorm-bound for cancer research

A team of four are raising vital money for charity by driving more than 1,400 miles to Spain in their cartoon character-inspired banger.
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The 19th Chipping Steam Fair, which took place last year

It's full steam ahead for the 20th anniversary Chipping Steam Fair

Organisers are pulling out all the stops ahead of the 20th anniversary of the Chipping Steam Fair.

Whats on
Co-owner Franco Sotgiu in Solita on Winckley Square.

Burger behemoths Solita put Preston restaurant on the market

Burger bar Solita is up for sale less than two years after its initial opening.
Business
The planning application for the signs has beenlodged by Mr Darren Rigby of One Stop Stores and is being managed by planning agents Innovative Signs.

Residents see red over convenience store's new signage

Conservation-conscious Garstonians are seeing red over the new signs on the former Garstang Co-op.

Business
St John's Hospice Community Fundraiser Karen Crossley, St John's Fundraising Manager Jo Humphrey, Lisa Lodge of Vincents Solicitors and Booths Specialist Supervisor Lesley Blackburn.

The final countdown to Garstang's first ever colour dash is on

The countdown to the first ever Garstang Colour Dash this weekend is now on!
Sport

WATCH: Spirits high at vinyl signing for fans of rock royalty The Damned

Legendary punk rockers The Damned arrived in Preston over the weekend for a special appearance at the city's independent record store Action Records.
Music

Pub giant Wetherspoon closes social media profiles

JD Wetherspoon pubs will no longer be on social media after the pub company decided to pull all its accounts.
News

IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

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"We are giving him the send off he would be proud of and deserves", said Secretary of the Millennium 2000 Bike Club, Adam Walton. Photos: Neil Cross.

Bikers take to the streets to honour motorcyclist Karl Chester

Dozens of bikers from across Lancashire descended upon the streets of Preston to say a final farewell to local motorcyclist Karl Chester.

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Harry and Mary Duckworth at a 2016 tea dance at St Andrew's Church Hall, Longton.

Warm tributes to 'true gent' and top musician Harry Duckworth

One of Preston’s famous musical sons has died after a glittering transatlantic career.
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The public inquiry looking into fracking at Roseacre Wood is taking place at Blackpool FCs Bloomfield Road stadium for 10 days.

FRACKING INQUIRY: Routes to Roseacre Wood set 'to reduce protest effect' on the site

Shale gas giants Cuadrilla have admitted that routes to the proposed Roseacre Wood fracking site have been designed in part to reduce the impact of protests.

Environment
Tilly Carefoot, chief executive of Grandma Singletons Dairy.

Cheesemongers Grandma Singleton's is the cream of the crop after being named a Northern Powerhouse Partner

A fourth generation cheese-maker exporting a range of artisan cheeses around the world has been announced as the latest Northern Powerhouse Partner .
Business

Road repairs will end 'danger to lives' on major Longridge road

For more than six months staff at a major Longridge business have faced ‘danger to their lives’, just to pop into town and get a sandwich at lunchtime.

Transport
Charles Hadcock at his studios at Roach Bridge

Artist Charles Hadcock has great vision for honorary colonel role with the Lancashire Army Cadet Force

‘If you want something doing, ask a busy person.’ It’s a saying internationally renowned artist Charles Hadcock subscribes to.

News
Lisa Goodwin Allen executive head chef at Northcote Manor in the Ribble Valley

Executive head chef Lisa Goodwin Allen is top of the class in the kitchens of Northcote

How do you take the simple yet humble apple pie and turn it from great tasting to something quite spectacular?

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Ruth Shaw and Jackie Robinson

The Balance Approach creates a healthy workforce across Lancashire

Looking after the welfare of young prisoners and communities in India has given Ruth Shaw and Jackie Robinson enough insight to set up their own health and wellness programme.

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Preston Crematorium offers some of the cheapest burial fees in the county, but in general burial and cremation costs are rising as local councils feel the pinch of funding cuts

As living costs go up, the cost of dying also rises

Councils feeling the squeeze from funding cuts have started to impose above-inflation increases on burial and cremation fees, leaving grieving relatives facing bills of thousands of pounds, as Charlie Smith finds out
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