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Car parking charges thrown out

Controversial plans to introduce new car parking charges have failed this evening.

News
Preston Whit Fair on the Flag Market

Showmen’s anger as Whit Fair dispute spins round and round

Project update on the fight by fairground families to keep Preston’s traditional Whit Fair in the city centre.

Arts
The Pines Hotel

Historic Pines Hotel to be torn down to make way for new Lidl in Clayton-le-Woods

Lidl has been given the green light to set up shop in Chorley where the Pines Hotel currently stands.

News
Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Book review: Maximum Volume: The Life of Beatles Producer George Martin (The Early Years 1926-1966) by Kenneth Womack

Can you still remember that first record you bought?

Arts
Preston Crown Court

Leyland woman accused of killing baby denies murder

A woman has denied the murder of a seven month old baby girl in Leyland.
Crime
Mennie in action for the Sheffield Shield

Lancashire announce Australian Joe Mennie as 2018 overseas player

Lancashire have signed Australian bowler Joe Mennie as their overseas player for 2018.

Sport
Awful Auntie is on at Preston's Charter Theatre

Things to do (January 18 to 23)

Lots of events happening over the coming days - indoors and outdoors.

Whats on
Trump: As clever as a brain pie

Are you cleverer than Donald Trump?

Yes, we know 'cleverer' isn't a word, but we can also spot a camel when we see one.
Offbeat
David Roberts, senior coroner for Cumbria, concluded in a third court judgment on Monday that the 13-month-old toddler was abused

Prosecutors re-examine Poppi Worthington case after coroner finds toddler was sexually assaulted

Prosecutors are considering a coroner's findings that Poppi Worthington was sexually assaulted in her father's bed before her death.

Offbeat
24-hour bouce-a-thon for Rosemere Cancer Foundation

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.
News
Man, 32, charged with robberies in Lancashire

Man, 32, charged with robberies in Lancashire

Detectives have charged a man with a string of robberies at convenience stores across Lancashire.

Crime
Euxton Astronomy group 'Euxtronomy' invited professor Brad Gibson director of the E.A. Milne centre for Astrophysics to come and give a presentation at Euxton Community Centre - how astronomers control your lives

Euxton astronomy group welcome Professor Brad Gibson for new year revelations

From Wi-Fi to prosthetic limbs, GPS to artificial hearts, many of today’s modern technological advancements are thanks to the studies made by the humble astronomer.

News
Rail electrification and upgrades will form part of Transport for the North's strategic plan

Transport group launches blueprint to drive region's economy

A grand plan to transform the fortunes of the region through its road and rail network has been launched.
Business
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Book review: The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

Out of one of the worst periods of human history comes an inspirational story of love, hope and survival… a beacon of light amidst the dark ruins of the Holocaust.

Arts
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.

News
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Demonstration against car parking charges being introduced at the public car park on Worden Park, Leyland

Protest calls for car parking fees rethink

Residents turned out in force to demand Leyland’s prized Worden Park remains free for everyone.

News
Youngsters raise funds for Heartbeat

Youngsters pack bags at Waitrose for Heartbeat in Preston

Pupils from schools in Lancashire raised £200 for Heartbeat by helping shoppers pack their bags.
News
Brenda Stanley

Happy 100th birthday Brenda Stanley, of Leyland

Brenda Stanley is celebrating her 100th birthday.
News
A Good Heart is Hard to Find by Trisha Ashley

Book review: A Good Heart is Hard to Find by Trisha Ashley

‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man of over forty is in possession of a major defect.’

Arts
Wed Wabbit by Lissa Evans

Book reviews: A dictator rabbit, a naughty schoolboy and a hungry pigeon

January just got better with a sparkling selection of new books for children looking to fill the long, dark evenings.
Arts
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