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Appeal to find Gooseberry the snake’s owner

An appeal has gone out in an effort to reunite a snake - found in Lytham - with its owner.

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Christine Egerton-Smith's glass garden table exploding in the blistering summer heat (Photos: Neil Cross).

Chorley woman's warning after her glass patio tables explodes in the blistering summer heat

A Lancashire woman is warning people to be on guard after her glass-top garden table exploded into thousands of tiny pieces in the blistering summer sunshine.
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Emily Coxhead, of Euxton, who runs The Happy News

Euxton woman brings us The Happy News

Emily Coxhead is brimming with positivity and is very keen to share it with the world.

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The Continental pub

Sleeping burglar rescued from pub roof

A bungling burglar had to be rescued from the roof of a Preston pub after falling asleep while trying to steel lead flashing.

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'Ave it!

Holland's Pies have come up with the snack of the summer

What do you do if it's a little to hot for your favourite pie tea?
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Gritters are out across Lancashire to prevent roads from melting in the blistering summer heat

There's not a snowflake in sight but the heat wave that has hit Lancashire these last few weeks has led to the unusual sight of gritters being used in the summer sun.
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The hole cordoned off in Butler Street - Photo Lancashire County Council

City centre sink hole disrupts traffic

City centre traffic was disrupted after a large hole appeared in the surface of Butler Street, Preston this afternoon.

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The mugs in all their glory.

Charity mug released immortalising Preston's inanimate objects - including the infamous Fishergate Bollard

The inanimate objects craze started by the exploits of Preston’s infamous Fishergate Bollard have been immortalised forever – in the form of commemorative mugs.
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Keeley Atkinson's phone

This Leyland phone is among the worst in the country

With two fifths of people admitting to have cracked their phone screen in the past, it’s no secret that us Brits are clumsy.

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Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.
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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.

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Willow's Force Free Grooming, in Blackpool

The best dog grooming salons in Lancashire

Dogs and their owners have been voting.

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WhatsApp

Opening this WhatsApp 'text bomb' could crash your phone

An urgent warning has been issued over a WhatsApp message which could destroy your entire phone.
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Narrow escape for marshal in Tour De Yorkshire car crash

A pro-cycling team has apologised after a support car following the Tour de Yorkshire narrowly avoided a marshal as it crashed into street bollards.

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Steve Bradley with a bear's head from his collection of macabre artefacts

Tales of Death Row prove chilling reading for Steve

The contents of Steve Bradley’s mailbox would chill most people to the bone.

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Prince Louis

Special delivery named after new Royal

As the world watched and waited for the arrival of the royal baby keepers at Blackpool Zoo were heralding their own special delivery – and have named him in honour of the new prince.
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Gulliver's World, Warrington

Gulliver's are calling all married couples to Gulliver's World, Warrington

For an exciting new launch of a unique wedding venue, Gulliver's need models.

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The Shyte home page. The name is an acronym for 'seriously helps you to energise"

Canadian chocolatier Shyte goes viral for hilarious name

A Canadian chocolatier has the internet in hysterics after eagle-eyed Scots spotted his very cheeky brand name online.

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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.

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Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite Battle Royale - Why a computer game has turned into an obsession for Lancashire kids

Are you a parent whose child has been glued to their computer screen for hours on end?

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