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Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
Business
Craig Hopkinson of White Bear Studios and Grizzly Promotions, Chorley

The Chorley promoter looking to make waves in the music industry with Grizzly Promotions

As a big music fan, it took little persuasion for Craig Hopkinson to take his passion, use his skills and spin a new career.

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Photo Ian Robinson'Taxi CCTV

Mandatory CCTV could be on the way for taxi cabs

Taxi drivers in South Ribble may be forced to have CCTV in their vehicles in future.

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Picture by Julian Brown 10/02/18''Withy Arms, Leyland, pub landlord John Travill with the new paper straws after banning plastic straws under the single-use-plastic ban campaign''NB. Lee not available for pictures

It’s the last straw for eco-friendly pub chain

It’s the last straw - plastic that is - for a pub chain which is doing its bit for the planet.

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Emily Wright from Leyland, will be celebrating her 21st birthday by walking up Kilimanjaro with her dad Paul. The pair are taking on the mountain to raise money for Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool. Emily had a heart operation when she was two days old and the fundraising is a thank you to the hospital. Picture by Paul Heyes, Friday February 16, 2018.

‘Miracle baby’ Emily takes on Kilimanjaro

A ‘miracle baby’ will mark her 21st birthday by climbing nearly 6,000 metres up one of the world’s most iconic peaks.

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Ben Sebborn and Richard Dyer of Skiddle, based in Longridge

Preston’s Skiddle proving just the ticket in making events stay affordable

Preston as a city may be small – but on the music scene map it certainly isn’t.

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Man is charged with Ben assault

Man is charged with Ben assault

Police have charged a man following an incident in a nightclub 16 months ago which left 29-year-old Ben Pennington from Walton-le-Dale fighting for his life.

Crime
County Coun Azhar Ali

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group.

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The bridge linking the bus station and Guild Hall

Bridge re-opens - and right on cue

The covered bridge between Preston Bus Station and the Guild Hall complex has been re-opened, right on cue for the snooker Grand Prix.

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Coach trip to Trentham Gardens in the 1950s. Barry Malpas, of Chorley, on front row (dark jacket)

NOSTALGIA: Washing day in Chorley and a fun coach trip out

Does anyone recognise any faces on these two pictures?

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Emergency services were called to the scene on Station Road in Bamber Bridge Photo by Matt Whittle

Road blocked in Bamber Bridge after car rolls onto roof

A road has been blocked after a car rolled over in Bamber Bridge, say police.
Transport
Conservative Jim Marsh, who is also a South Ribble Borough Councillor, is facing backlash over the comment

Councillor investigated over remark on teenage girl's Facebook page

A councillor is being investigated over claims of a 'creepy' comment posted on a teenage girl's Facebook page.
Politics
Brown bin for garden waste

Garden bins take-up is just one in four

Less than one in four households in South Ribble could have their garden waste collected when the council brings in a £30 charge in April, it has been revealed.

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Oliver, Jenny Ashcroft, Will, High Sheriff of Lancashire Robert Webb, Hannah, Liam, Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble Mick and Carol Titherington at Bay 6 in Leyland

Barnardo’s Bay 6 Project in Leyland honoured with such high approval

A charity which helps vulnerable youngsters get back on their feet has been given the thumbs up by the High Sheriff of Lancashire.

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VIDEO: Beech's Fine Chocolates in Preston is making Easter eggs after three decades

After more than 30 years, Easter eggs are back on the table for Preston firm Beech’s Fine Chocolates.

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Golf course

Where are the best golf clubs and courses in Lancashire?

Readers have submitted their suggestions.

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An EE engineer in a rural area

Broadband service boost to Lancashire's rural areas

EE has unveiled a new 4G home broadband solution which could connect around 8,000 homes in Lancashire – especially those in rural areas that are currently only able to access broadband slower than 10Mbps.
Business
Some of the local buildings suggested for the heritage list include the Leyland Commercial Vehical Museum. Pictured is Lennon Park, five, at the  museum

Nominate your top heritage buildings in Leyland and Farington

Folk are being asked their opinions on their town’s architecturally, archaeologically, or historically-significant buildings.

Arts
Leyland Motors 500 engine factory runners up in shop cricket competition in 1972

Nostalgia: Derek Rogerson’s memories of working at Leyland Motors through book: Trucks, Buses, Planes and Trains

Leyland Motors is a big part of the local community.

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Tremors felt across Lancashire after 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Wales

Tremors felt across Lancashire after 4.7 magnitude earthquake hits Wales

People across Lancashire have reported feeling an earthquake that hit Wales on Saturday afternoon.
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