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Five things you should know about the £20 billion NHS funding boost

Close to an extra £400 million per week - or £20 billion a year - has been pledged to the NHS once the United Kingdom leaves the European Union, Prime Minister Theresa May has announced. Here are five key questions about the annoucement:
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Air assistance was on the scene to help find the missing man (Photos: Andy Robertson/Bolton Mountain Rescue Team).

'Mammoth' overnight effort from rescue teams and police to find missing man near Chorley

Mountain rescue personnel from Lancashire were mobilised on Friday night as part of a search to find a "high risk" man who had gone missing.
Crime
Logik Developments, headed by Andrew Flintoff, have submitted plans to build a 35-storey block of apartments in the centre of Manchester (Image via Logik Developments).

Andrew Flintoff sets his sights on building a huge skyscraper in central Manchester

Preston sporting icon Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff has unveiled plans for his first foray into property development - a luxury 35-storey apartment block in the middle of Manchester.
Sport
Police are looking for witnesses.

Three men target Chorley home in afternoon 'distraction burglary'

Police are appealing for information following a distraction burglary in Chorley this week.

Crime
Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.

Transport
Aaron Whitney. Have you seen him?

Man, 20, wanted in connection to 'serious domestic violence incident' that saw a woman held captive

Police are looking to speak to a Lancashire man in relation to a serious domestic violence incident that saw a woman held in captivity, handcuffed and threatened with a knife.
Crime

EastEnders actor Leslie Grantham has died aged 71

Eastenders actor Leslie Grantham, famous for playing 'Dirty' Den Watts, has died aged 71.
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The Leyland-made Popemobile in 1982 for Pope John Paul II's visit to Lancashire.

Classic car comes to Leyland Festival's rescue in absence of the town's Popemobile

The lack of a Popemobile at today’s Leyland Festival has been resolved at the eleventh hour – with a 1964 cream convertible Morris Minor coming to the rescue.
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Tracey Earley

Lancashire nurse Tracey Earley short-listed for prestigious national health award

A Lancashire nurse has made the finals of the UK’s top national nursing awards.

Health
Lostock Hall Academy students with their handcrafted butterflies.

Councillor's anger over "heartless" vandalism at Lostock Hall butterfly art display

A South Ribble councillor has hit out at vandalism that has plagued a borough park’s poignant arts project.
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WATCH: State-of-the-art go-karting track set to open in Bamber Bridge

A one-and-a-half-million-pound go-karting track is set to open in South Ribble next week.
Business
Resurfacing work taking place. Photo: Stephanie Robinson.

Government announces £100m funding boost for Lancashire's road

A multi-million pound makeover fund is being injected into the North West’s highways network.
Lifestyle
PC Jonathan Ardron.

Outstanding achievement award for Lancashire Police officer Jonathan Ardron

A Lancashire Police officer has been recognised for his commitment and dedication to bereaved families with a national award.

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The case has been committed to Preston Crown Court

Man, 77, prosecuted after trying to import a child sex doll to his Lancashire home

A Lancashire man has today (Friday, June 8) been sentenced for trying to import a child sex doll.
Crime
Gareth Southgate on the decks in the music video for Russia Calling (Get on the Plane). Credit: The Diamond Formation and Ben J Franklin.

Russia Calling! Preston band The Diamond Formation's World Cup anthem is taking the internet by storm

“Forget the pain, forget the history, get on the plane optimistically.”
Music

19 jobs lost at Preston store as furniture retailer Fabb Sofas falls into administration

A sofa retailer with a branch in Preston has gone into administration - resulting in all of the city store's staff being made redundant.
Business
Paul with his two sons Max, seven, and Toby, 10 months.

County footballer Paul Jarvis 'overwhelmed' with messages of support in his fight against cancer

A former Chorley FC and AFC Fylde footballer has thanked Lancashire’s football fans following his recent diagnosis with cancer.
Football

WATCH: Lancashire's world champion freestyle footballer Liv Cooke announces she will defend her title

Lancashire’s world champion freestyle footballer Liv Cooke has sent shock waves through the freestyling world after announcing she will defend her title at the upcoming world championships.
Football
Alex Tagg, chairman of Preston Playhouses fund-raising committee.

Major cash boost puts end in sight for Preston Playhouse's theatre regeneration project

Preston’s longest running theatre has been given a £40,000 cash boost towards its ongoing refurbishment.

Business
Nazreen Ali and Gail Maudsley of Vincents Solicitors, Longridge, with their 'ghost soldier'. Photo: Martin Bostock.

Longridge head teacher's campaign to honour everyone from the town that died during the First World War

Businesses and community organisations are being encouraged to house one of 93 silhouettes honouring the men of a Lancashire town that died during the First World War.
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