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In land of Open glory at the 18th

The world’s top golfers won’t be the only familiar faces to TV viewers in Lancashire as the Open Championship reaches its climax this weekend.

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The successful Jump UK trampolinists - back row; Amy Pickering, Megan Davies, Lucy Moores. Front row, Henry Barnes and Will Fothergill.

Trampolinists jump to national success

A Leyland gymnastics and trampoline club is jumping for joy after it secured three gold medals at the National Championships.

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Megan Bradley, from Leyland, will take part in a Superhero Series.

Leyland ‘superhero’ Megan to push through the pain barrier to complete triathlon

A 13-year-old ‘superhero’ says she will push past the pain barrier to complete a special triathlon.

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More than 2,400 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in the UKs premier long-distance triathalon this weekend.
The Ironman will start with a wave as athletes begin their 2.4-mile swim taking in two laps of the lake at Pennington Flash Country Park in Leigh.

UK’s premier triathlon to come to town

More than 2,400 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in the UK’s premier long-distance triathlon this weekend.

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Leyland Under-11s in action

Honours even for Warriors youngsters

Leyland Warriors’ U-13 side continued their recent good form against second-in-the-league Culcheth Eagles in a thriller of a drawn game at Moss Side.

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John McEnroe throwing his racket in anger during his stormy semi-final match against Australian Rod Frawley

14 brilliant moments from Wimbledon over 90 years

The Beeb is celebrating nine decades of broadcasting from the Wimbledon Championships - here's a look back...

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Andy Murray was positive about his fitness ahead of the start of Wimbledon

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta aiming to prove fitness as Wimbledon begins

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta will both look to prove they are fighting fit for long Wimbledon campaigns when they take to the court on Monday.

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Services to Disability Sport winner Andrew Whitaker

South Ribble sports heroes recognised

Sporting heroes from across the borough have been honoured at a glittering event.

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Show jumper’s place in history books

Samlesbury-based show jumper Nigel Coupe has written his name in the history books after winning the prestigious Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby title.

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Adam Haworth, Mikey Thornley and Izzy Spear

England nod for martial arts trio

Three talented young students from Leyland Chorley Taekwondo club have qualified to represent England in the WKC World Championships in Portugal.

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 to live out your dream

It takes grit and passion to live out your dream

Olympic figure skaters have run a mile to inspire young athletes to achieve their dreams. MEGAN TITLEY spoke to Stacey Kemp and David King to find out what it takes to reach the heady heights of success

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Leyland Warriors Under 14s take instructions at half-time

Warriors in Shield final and first for Panthers

Leyland Warriors’ ARLFC Under-14s side earned a place in the NWC Shield final after a thrilling 22-0 home victory over South Trafford Raiders.

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Dave Ryding

Chorley ski star Ryding is setting his sights high

Chorley slalom skier Dave Ryding has re-set his goals after enjoying a career best season on the snow slopes of the world.

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A second man has been arrested as part of the investigation into the death of 18-year-old Ellen Higginbottom.

Man arrested at Preston address in connection with Wigan teen's murder

A man has been arrested at an address in Preston on suspicion of murder following the death of teenager Ellen Higginbottom in Wigan, say police.
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Leyland Warriors Under-11s in action against Newton Storm

Warriors overcome losing players early

Leyland Warriors Under-14s beat Folly Lane 22-14 at Moss Side in a very physical match.

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Ken Duncan, the former owner of Duncans Menswear on Fishergate has been fundraising for Derian House since 1993

Fundraising in full swing for 20th golf day event in aid of Derian House

An annual golf event which has raised more than £70,000 for a Chorley children’s hospice will return this June for its 20th year.
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LSA Excel Rubies (Leyland)

Leyland Netball tournament. The courts have recently been part of a redevelopment project and the tournament is part of the official unveiling.

Courting success at golden celebrations

You could call it ‘throwing’ a party. . . For a netball tournament was used as the official unveiling of new courts which were part of a redevelopment programme at Leyland Sports Association.

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Club chairman Gary Hill, centre, with Phil Roberts, former chairman and coaching co-ordinator, left, and open age player Peter Heatley.

‘Overwhelming’ support for the Warriors

An arson-hit rugby club says it is staggered by the amazing support it has received following a devastating blaze which gutted its clubhouse.

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Eddie the Eagle

‘The Eagle’ soaring to a stage show landing

Britain’s most famous loser is coming in to land in Preston next month.

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