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Leyland’s British Commercial Vehicle Museum on track with £2m facelift

Leyland’s famous British Commercial Vehicle Museum is set to reopen in October – showing off  a major revamp thanks to  a £1.8m National Lottery grant.

Arts
Dale Winton

TV presenter Dale Winton dies aged 62

TV presenter Dale Winton has died at the age of 62, his agent has said.
News
The river north of Howick Cross Lane, Penwortham.

River Ribble clean up operation comes to Penwortham

Environmentalists and council officials are set to take part in a clean up operation along the banks of the River Ribble this weekend.

News

Don't let stress take control of your life

Did you know that this month is Stress Awareness Month?

Health
Jamaican immigrants being welcomed by RAF officials at Tilbury after the Empire Windrush docked in 1948.

Windrush families to meet over scandal

Concerned families will gather in Preston next week hoping to unravel the truth behind the Windrush scandal in Lancashire.

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Mayor and Consort of Wyre Councillor Alice Collinson (Mayor) with South Ribble Mayor, Coun Mick Titherington and his wife Carole

South Ribble Mayor and Mayoress having a Grand old time on ladies day in Leyland

The horses came in as guests enjoyed an alternative ladies day. The Mayor and Mayoress of South Ribble, Mick and Carole Titherington, organised their own Ladies Day lunch at The Hallmark Leyland Hotel.

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Lancashire Police

Stretched Lancashire Police's rest day crisis revealed amid claims of police shortages across England and Wales.

Police officers across the county are owed thousands of hours in unclaimed rest days, new figures reveal.
Crime
The number of people in work has risen again

Work rate hits record high but work age benefits claims are up

The number of people in work has reached a record high, while earnings have grown slightly above inflation for the first time in almost a year, new figures showed.
Business
South Ribble councillor Barrie Yates

Conservative councillor's 'cloak and dagger' probe

A local councillor has hit out at 'cloak and dagger' investigation by the local Conservative party.

Politics
Terry West (third from right on the front row) with members of Withnell Fold Cricket Club in 1961/2

Nostalgia: A true love of cricket at Withnell Fold that has lasted and lasted

While true love kept Terry West from playing cricket in his late teens, the pull of the game was so magnetic that he returned several years later.

Lifestyle

You could be a Lancashire Lifesaver

About 60,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest outside hospital each year in the UK and only one in 10 will survive. Reporter Fiona Finch joined a new county course which aims to help save more lives. .

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Golden Hill short stay school in Leyland

Pupils come down from school roof after police arrive

Police attended after two pupils were spotted on the roof of a Leyland school this afternoon.

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St Catherines Hospice. Photo: Chris Bull.

Parking boost for St Catherine's Hospice coffee shop visitors

Visitors and staff at a South Ribble hospice will have greater freedom to park after the care centre was given the green light to expand its parking facilities.
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Pub giant Wetherspoon closes social media profiles

JD Wetherspoon pubs will no longer be on social media after the pub company decided to pull all its accounts.
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Horse’s shock visit to Chorley bookies just before the Grand National

Staff at a Chorley bookies are used to punters placing a pony on a fancy.

News

IN PICTURES: 17 cars from British Leyland’s 50 year history

British Leyland dominated the domestic motoring scene making some of the most famous names on the nation’s roads during the 1970s and 1980s.

News
South Ribble Council offices

Councils to meet over “cover up” claims

South Ribble Council has been rocked by another crisis, this time involving services it shares with neighbours Chorley.

Business
"We are giving him the send off he would be proud of and deserves", said Secretary of the Millennium 2000 Bike Club, Adam Walton. Photos: Neil Cross.

Bikers take to the streets to honour motorcyclist Karl Chester

Dozens of bikers from across Lancashire descended upon the streets of Preston to say a final farewell to local motorcyclist Karl Chester.

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Harry and Mary Duckworth at a 2016 tea dance at St Andrew's Church Hall, Longton.

Warm tributes to 'true gent' and top musician Harry Duckworth

One of Preston’s famous musical sons has died after a glittering transatlantic career.
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