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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.”
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Former Lancashire Evening Post studio manager and cartoonist Ken Wignall celebrating his 80th birthday with eldest grandchildren Ben and Sam

Cartoonist Ken Wignall leaves a legacy of laughter

Glowing tributes have been paid to cartoonist and former Lancashire Evening Post art studio manager Ken Wignall - the man who could not stop drawing.
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Army veteran Jonathan Mitchell, from Whittle-Le-Woods, is off to Australia later this year to compete in powerlifting at the Invictus Games. Jonathan was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive form of cancer in 2012 and was given an 8 percent chance of survival. Picture by Paul Heyes, Saturday May 19, 2018.

Army hero Jonathan is ready for the future

Army veteran Jonathan Mitchell is certainly up for a challenge.

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Chorley star Laura Massaro in action against Yathreb Adel (photo: PSA)

Massaro through to last eight in Hull

Laura Massaro is still on course to lift a third Allam British Open squash title.

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Sir Alex Ferguson is in intensive care

Sir Alex Ferguson remains in hospital after emergency brain haemorrhage surgery

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, the most successful manager in the history of the British game, is seriously ill in intensive care after undergoing emergency surgery following a brain haemorrhage.

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Prestons Mayor and Mayoress Brian and Trisha Rollo with race organisers Graham Jackson and Kevin Harmer.

COMPETITION: Get your running shoes at the ready!

Runners will once again descend on the streets of Preston this September for the city’s 10k race – and you have the chance to grab yourself a free entry.
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Fighfighter Dave is a marathon marvel

Fighfighter Dave is a marathon marvel

A Leyland firefighter hot footed it along the 26.2-mile London Marathon course on Sunday - weighed down in full kit.

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Lisa Whiteside

Chorley-born boxer Lisa Whiteside wins boxing gold medal at Commonwealth Games

Lisa Whiteside is the Commonwealth Games champion after she defeated Northern Ireland’s Carly McNaul in the flyweight final on the Gold Coast.

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Holly Bradshaw

Pole vaulter Holly Bradshaw finishes fourth in Commonwealth Games

A maiden Commonwealth Games medal just eluded Holly Bradshaw on Friday but the Preston pole-vaulter insists there is plenty more to come from her this summer.
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Lisa Whiteside

Preston boxer Lisa Whiteside wins semi-final and will fight for Commonwealth Games gold

Lisa Whiteside may force the great Barry McGuigan to switch allegiances on Sunday as the Preston puncher goes for Commonwealth Games gold in Australia.
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The action at the Commonwealth Games gets underway in the early hours of Thursday morning UK time.

When are Lancashire's athletes in action for Team England at the Commonwealth Games?

A host of Lancashire stars across a range of sports are in action at the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast in Australia.
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Meet the Lancashire stars going for gold at the Commonwealth Games

From wrestling to netball, athletes from across Lancashire will be hoping to do England proud at the Commonwealth Games.

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Dave Ryding

Chorley skier Dave Ryding wins British Championship for ninth time

British Olympian Dave Ryding defended his slalom title for the ninth time at the Delancey British Alpine Skiing Championships in Tignes on Friday.

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Leyland's crown green bowlers to meet with South Ribble Council leadership to discuss club fee row

Crown green bowlers in Leyland have been backed by South Ribble’s deputy leader as the saga over fees rolls on.
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Bowls news

Bowling leagues’ registration nights

The Leyland and District Bowling League registration night is this coming Monday, March 19, at Leyland and Farington at 8pm.

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WATCH: Protests continue over crown green bowling costs at Leyland Sports Association

Emotions remain at a high in Leyland after politicians and members of Leyland Sports Association (LSA) continue to protests new playing charges.
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Bowlers at Lancashire Sports Association were locked out of their greens on Monday, March 12.

Worries over the future of crown green bowls in Leyland after club protesters are locked out of town green

The future of bowling in Leyland could be under threat after a price hike at the town’s green.
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John Gorton

Sporting pro John Gorton takes over as capain of Chorley Golf Club

A professional sportsman who swapped tries for tees has been named as this year’s captain of Chorley Golf Club.

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Leyland Barracudas swimmers in Germany

Barracudas’ trip is hailed huge success

Jess Thorpe was the star of the show when a team of nine swimmers from Leyland Barracudas competed in the 37th International Masters Swimming event hosted by Flensberger SchwimmKlub in northern Germany.

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John Gibson has retired from coaching squash

Big Interview: Squash coach John Gibson

Craig Salmon talks to squash coaching stalwart John Gibson, who has announced his retirement after 25 years of dedication to the sport

Squash stalwart John Gibson is proud of everything he has accomplished after dedicating much of his life to helping children in the area get more active.

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