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Preston Poundworld store to be axed

One of Preston’s three Poundworld stores is amongst 40 to be closed down by the company, it was announced today.

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Success - the winning pictures in Create Longridge 2018.'Wayne Hayhurst (Raymond James Investment Services) and Peace Townsend (Hoppy Days)  with first prize winner Adam Ralston (third from left) and Andrew Farmer (right) who came second.  Peace  is holding the painting by John McCloskey who won third place.

Create Longridge puts town in the picture

What a picture! Visitors to Longridge had the opportunity to say that 66 times over as they viewed the work of the artists competing for a coveted prize in the annual Create Longridge event.

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The former fishing tackle shop which residents don't want to be converted to a micropub

Residents in a froth over new micropub

Bitter opposition could see a new micropub blocked by councillors next week - while another on the same road is given the thumbs up.

News
Lancashire university students could be eligible for a refund on their TV licence. (s)

Cash-strapped students could receive £50 TV Licence refund

More than 72,000 university students in Lancashire could be eligible for a £50 TV Licence refund.

Business
Poundworld.

1,000 jobs lost as Poundworld closes a further 80 stores - but Preston is unaffected

Poundworld administrators have announced the closure of 80 more stores, resulting in 1,024 job losses.
Business

Students in Preston moving out of their accommodation could be due a £50 TV Licence refund

Thousands of university students across Preston could be eligible for a TV Licence refund worth one third of the annual fee.
Education
It's coming home

Virgin Trains gives ticket restrictions the boot to get fans home to watch England

Today Virgin Trains are removing ticket restrictions on all of its services to help England fans get home earlier for tonight’s semi-final match against Croatia.

Transport
The Dowson family have a passion for farming and education

Farming and education at Mrs Dowson's Farm in the Ribble Valley but their ice cream is the cherry on top

With the decline of the glass bottled milk industry in 2001 the Dowson family of Hawkshaw’s Farm were left with a dilemma – to continue their trade and invest heavily in a new plastic bottle plant or strike out with something completely new.

Business

REVEALED: Shoplifting on the increase across Lancashire

Online marketplace OnBuy.com investigated the total number of shoplifting offences recorded by 42 police forces across England and Wales last year. This is what they found.

Crime
Bowland Wild Boar Park, Chipping

Family days out: Bowland Wild Boar Park

Situated in the heart of the Forest of Bowland National Park it sits on the banks of the River Hodder. Surrounded by fells and woodland teeming with wildlife and wildflowers it is a great family day out for those who enjoy fresh air, fun in the outdoors or simply want to explore the countryside.

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The Cow Shed in Liverpool Road, Penwortham

Ice cream cafe to turn up heat

Forget the heatwave . . . an ice cream parlour has applied to sell hot food when the cornet trade melts away in the long winter months.

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Catherine Smith of Trust House and Lee Pritchard, BNI Diamond chapter president, director of Preston-based Clear Sky ADR

BNI Lancashire raise thousands at charity ball for Trust House Lancashire

A Preston business group has raised more than £14,800 in support of Trust House Lancashire with a charity ball.

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The Red Arrows kick off the weekend on Friday night

What's on and when this weekend at Southport Airshow, and when the Red Arrows are landing in Blackpool

Eyes to the skies this weekend as historical aircraft and fast noisy jets perform thrilling and daring aerobatics over the beach in Southport.

Whats on

In pictures - The retro summer treats we used to love

We're in the middle of a heatwave, and with the mercury set to stay in the mid-20s for at least the next week, we take a look at some of the icy treats we used to love.

Lifestyle
Very low water levels at Wayoh Reservoir, Entwistle. Photo: Phil Taylor

Hosepipe ban if hot weather continues

A hosepipe ban is on the horizon if hot weather continues, a water firm has warned.
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Preston restaurant owner hit with £8,000 Fishergate bus lane bill

A restaurant owner has been served a tasty bill for driving down a bus lane . . . more than 130 times.

Business

Gritters are out across Lancashire to prevent roads from melting in the blistering summer heat

There's not a snowflake in sight but the heat wave that has hit Lancashire these last few weeks has led to the unusual sight of gritters being used in the summer sun.
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Manchester Airport is 80 years old

It is 80 years since Manchester Airport opened, Suzannah Rogerson looks at the early days of a place visited by thousands of Lancastrians every day
Lifestyle

The countdown is on as Garstang gears up for the county's first ever ice cream festival

Lancashire is licking its lips ahead of Garstang’s first ever ice cream festival – with less than three weeks now until the big day is set to bring thousands of people in to the market town.

Whats on
Upgrade works on the Preston to Manchester route have been delayed, Network Rail has announced

Nine-day closure of Lancashire rail line planned for summer

A rail passengers in Lancashire are facing a nine-day closure of the track for further works.

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