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Bounce-a-thon at Preston City and UCLAN Trampoline Clubs raises £1,700 for Rosemere

There was much jumping for joy by members of Preston City and UCLAN Trampoline Clubs, who raised £1,779 for Rosemere Cancer Foundation by staging a 24 hour bounce-a-thon.
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General Manager Jonathan Parkinson and Licensee Catherine Ball at the Dog Inn pub.

Revamp of Longridge's Dog Inn is 'great for the community of the town'

A landmark Longridge pub has completed its long-running refurbishment thanks to a mum and son double act behind the project.

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William Bamber, from Longridge, recently starred in a national advert for Ribby Hall Village.

Stardom awaits for five-year-old William after starring in a national television advert for Ribby Hall Village

A future in television could very well be the destination for one young Longridge lad after starring in a national television advert for one of Lancashire’s top holiday attractions.

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Graph showing rainfall (in millimeters) in Chipping from 1969 to 2017.

Concern over 'third wettest year on record'

Here’s proof of what you already thought you knew...last year was the third wettest year Lancashire has experienced since records began.

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Rev Ron reflections Jan 15 2018 Avenham Park ice skating, St Walberghs steeple, Preston, Ribble Valley bus Preston to Longridge, cotton reel projects, Spangles advert and box cart

REV RON GREENALL: Recycling times and a sweet piece of Preston nostalgia

We all know the phrase “You’re skating on thin ice.”

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Rev Ron January 2 2018 - morning window knocker

REV RON GREENALL: January mornings and the changing face of the alarm clock

It is hard to get up and to work on time these cold January mornings, and my first nostalgic picture is a sight familiar in my childhood.

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Rev reflections january 8 2018 - Parkinsons pills, spacehopper, Turner's coal horses, Bilsborrow Sunday School 30 years ago, Blackpool Central Pier 1870s, Blackpool Opera House 1947, GKER model train

REV RON GREENALL: Holidays in the real Coronation Street of Blackpool

It is a long time since I had sugar soap applied to scuffed knees, but it always worked in moving the grit and impurities from the wounds.

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The Be Inspired Business Awards culminate in a major presentation night and celebrations

The Be Inspired Business Awards 2018 are open for applications

The Be Inspired Business Awards are known as ‘the one they all want to win’ . Today entries opened for the major Lancashire event, run by the North and Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce.

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Nine council seats vanish after review

Nine council seats vanish after review

Preston is to lose nine councillors in a new slimmed-down authority recommended by the Local Government Boundary Commission.

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Female friendly gym

Where are the best ladies only gyms in Lancashire

A lot of women feel more confident working out in a female-only environment.

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Gritters will be out in central and South Lancashire tonight

Gritters will be out after ice warning

A warning has been issued to drivers after forecasts of freezing temperatures tonight.

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Paul Swindells back on the drums with Dennis Delight

Injured drummer is ready to rock again

Drummer Paul Swindells is ready to rock again, seven months after he was almost killed in a violent robbery.

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Hoyles Lane where residents objected to the proximity of the new development

Homes plan on hold as neighbours object

Councillors have deferred plans for 119 houses in Cottam after neighbours complained the development would be too close to their homes.

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Fame will be at the Opera House in August next year

Fame is the game as hit show comes to Blackpool's Opera House

Popular show Fame the Musical is coming to Blackpool this summer as part of its 30th anniversary tour.

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What University Square will look like

£60m UCLan plan gets council green light

The £60m University Square project in Preston has been given the green light - but only if its “shared space” road layout can be used by people with sight problems.

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The cast of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde comes to Preston and Lancaster

If someone offered you a potion to take you back to a younger version of yourself, would you take it?
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What the canines are up to at Lancashire Police Dog Unit - WITH VIDEO

Even on his day off, Ruskin was busy helping to solve crimes in Lancashire.
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The Windmill, Craggs Lane, Preston, also known as Craggs Mill.

Preston's Grade II listed former windmill for sale at knock down price of £60,000

Is this former mill Preston’s most unwanted building?

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County Coun Geoff Driver

County Council's cabinet considers £11m new cuts and savings

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet  will consider an £11m package of wide-ranging cuts and economies when it meets next week.

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King's Castle

The best milkshake bars in Lancashire

Here is a list of places to get milkshakes, as voted by readers.

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