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Super Mario is Mr Scissorhands

He’s a cut above the rest . . . currently the second-best barber in the world.

Arts

One-woman rat protest at council offices

When the rat catcher wouldn’t turn out, one householder took her rodent problem straight to the Town Hall.

News

Staff at Preston’s Sylhet Bangla are backing England’s World Cup squad with free food and beer

Staff at a curry restaurant are spicing up the World Cup . . . and flying the flag for England.

Arts
Former fishing shop earmarked as a micropub

‘Brig’ gets ale and hearty

Plans for two micropubs on the main street in Bamber Bridge have been submitted just days after another opened its doors.

Business
Ronald Clarke arrives back in Preston from the BGT final

Gospel choir proves the lifeblood of BGT

They may not have won Britain’s Got Talent, but gospel choir B Positive proved to be the lifeblood of the show.

Music
Leader Paul Foster believes more women candidates could put Labour on the right track in next May's election

Labour recruits to close gender gap

Labour has begun a “delicate balancing act” to get more women onto South Ribble Council.

News
Work has started on the Wesley Street site

Petition calls for an access road re-think

Residents have launched a petition to force a council re-think over access to a huge housing development in Bamber Bridge.

News

MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle: Build our new super hospital on ex-IKEA site

Chorley MP Sir Lindsay Hoyle has called on health bosses to site Lancashire’s new “super hospital” on land that furniture giant IKEA no longer wants.
Business
The HHS 'hairdresser's' shop in Golden Hill Lane

Thai massage hits a nerve

Plans for a Thai massage shop in Leyland have been muscled out by fears it would rob the town centre of a valuable retail unit.

News
Coun David Howarth

‘Deckchairs on a sinking ship’ taunt

A leader has defended his party’s decision to send out 5,000 leaflets branding South Ribble Council “inept” and “chaotic” after the latest in a catalogue of bust-ups within the authority.

News

Heathcote returning ‘home’ to Deepdale

Celebrity chef Paul Heathcote is cooking up a surprise “homecoming” with Preston North End.

Business
All the fun of the Whit Fair on the Flag Market in 2015

The show goes on - but not so much fun

Fairground families are warning they will turn their backs on Preston’s annual Whit Fair this weekend after it was controversially booted out of the city centre.

Whats on
Former Mayor Mary Green having a clear out

Out with the old - and in with the new

New Tory leader Coun Mary Green may have pleaded for unity - but the warring factions on South Ribble Council are showing little sign of laying down their weapons.

News

Manchester Bomb survivor Martin Hibbert completes Great Manchester Run

Brave bomb victim Martin Hibbert battled through the pain barrier to send a defiant message to terrorists when he completed a 10k race.

News
Severed dog’s head left on door handle

Severed dog’s head left on door handle

Police are urging the public to help them catch a sadistic thug who left a severed dog’s head on the door handle of a house.

Offbeat
Search for truck driver after motorway crash

Search for truck driver after motorway crash

Police are hunting a truck driver who fled the scene after a collision which injured an eight-year-old boy.

Crime
Wanted: Chris Bryson

Police hunt runaway prisoner

Police have appealed for help to trace an inmate who has absconded from Kirkham Open Prison.

Crime
Yobs attack flock of sheep

Yobs attack flock of sheep

Police are trying to identify youths who attacked a flock of sheep in a field at Hesketh Bank last night, killing one lamb and leaving others in a distressed state.

Crime
Former Mayor Mary Green could carry out a clean sweep of council roles

Tory ‘old guard’ set to be swept aside

A troubled council could see a seismic shift in power tonight if the “old guard” are swept aside following a power struggle within the ruling Conservative group.
News
Driftwood performing outside the Spar shop in last year's Penwortham Live

‘Boom town’ is live and rocking

Penwortham will be rocking for its busiest music event of the year this weekend.

Music
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