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Tremors were felt in Wales and England from what is estimated to be the UK's biggest quake for 10 years.

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Craig Knight is given 21 years for crimes including the rape of a child and witness intimidation.

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Public votes make the Preston bollard, which has its own Twitter account, an award finalist.

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Mark Tindill will be sentenced next month after admitting the murder of Lisa Chadderton last year.

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The strikes planned for 3 March are part of the long-running dispute over the role of guards.

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Pendle's councillors want a break from Lancashire Council, who think the area "is on another planet".

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Jennifer Crichton was allowed to keep her seven-month-old despite admitting the earlier assault.

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Virtual ride gives a taste of Blackpool's newest rollercoaster as final piece of track is installed.

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The son of former chairman Karl Oyston had been in the job for 28 days.

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Police say the two men found dead at Malltraeth in Anglesey on Friday are from Lancashire.

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Five men are on trial accused of assaulting boys at the boarding school in the 1980s.

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Championship leaders Wolves come from behind to draw with 10-man Preston North End at Deepdale.

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Community News

Cost of Living Rising!

Posted by Administrator : Tuesday 12th March 2013

COSTING US OUR LIVELIHOOD? It is estimated that the cost of living looks expected to continue to rise this year with stable incomes versus increasing costs of everyday household items. In recent years the cost of living has been as high as 5 times more than wage rises.

Avoid Your Home Flooding

Posted by Administrator : Monday 11th March 2013

BE PREPARED OR AT LEAST HAVE YOUR ARM BANDS READY. Flooding can be devastating for home owners but some simple tips could prevent heartbreaking and costly repairs. It is important that you understand about your property and local areas, so you can be aware of any potential flooding problems in the future.


Getting On The Property Market

Posted by Administrator : Sunday 10th March 2013

EASIER SAID THAN DONE! The mortgage and property market looks to be improving slightly through better mortgage deals. However the market still lacks direction and combined with lack of incentives for new buyers and government cuts it looks like it could be a while before it rises.

Our High Streets Still Suffering

Posted by Administrator : Monday 4th March 2013

ARE WE WAVING GOODBYE TO OUR LOCAL HIGHSTREET? Our local High Streets have been suffering in the consumer downturn. Customers have been watching their pennies amid concerns about high inflation and job security. Recently we have lost many large retailers that have been hit by the economic climate and the increasing online competition.

What Is Next For Our Local Public House

Posted by Administrator : Saturday 2nd March 2013

THERE IS NOTHING WORNG WITH A GOOD LOCAL. It is no secret that our local pubs have suffered in the last decade due to numerous factors such changing nightlife trends (Bars and Clubs), the recession (meaning people have less to spend), alcohol awareness campaigns, the general costs of ale and rent and increases in government tax’s on alcoholic beverages.

Dealing With Stress At Work

Posted by Administrator : Monday 25th February 2013

ARE WE GETTING TOO STRESSED AT WORK? While some workplace stress is completely normal, excessive stress can interfere with your productivity and impact your physical and emotional health. This means your ability to deal with it can mean the difference between success or failure.

Local Weather

Minimum Temperature: 3C (37F), Wind Direction: South South Easterly, Wind Speed: 5mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1020mb, Humidity: 87%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunset: 17:24 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 9C (48F), Minimum Temperature: 7C (45F), Wind Direction: South South Easterly, Wind Speed: 7mph, Visibility: Good, Pressure: 1020mb, Humidity: 87%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:25 GMT, Sunset: 17:26 GMT

Maximum Temperature: 9C (48F), Minimum Temperature: 4C (39F), Wind Direction: West North Westerly, Wind Speed: 8mph, Visibility: Moderate, Pressure: 1017mb, Humidity: 98%, UV Risk: 1, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:23 GMT, Sunset: 17:28 GMT

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