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Council look to scrap ‘rat tax’ after protest

Councillors look set to scrap a controversial “rat tax” amid fears it could be making the rodent problem worse. South Ribble’s cabinet will discuss dropping charges for the borough’s pest control service on Thursday after a case highlighted by the...

yesterday, 18:49 in Regional North West
 

Residents at The Lodge in Buckshaw Village go back in time with VR

A specialist dementia care home based in Chorley has taken some of its residents back in time to experience past memories, with the help of a virtual reality (VR) app. Read related stories:...

yesterday, 18:10 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire Post staff wore football tops for Joseph's Goal

Staff at Lancashire Post got into the spirit of the World Cup by swapping their shirt and ties for football tops. Read more: /football/latics/will-you-walk-to-fleetwood-for-joseph-s-goal-1-9008647 and...

yesterday, 15:24 in Regional North West
 

Delays after crash in Chorley

A road has been partially blocked following an accident in Chorley, say police. The accident happened on Preston Road at the junction of Moss Lane at around 7.50am on Wednesday, June 20. Police say nobody was injured in the accident. Drivers are...

yesterday, 09:49 in Regional North West
 

Row over traveller site rumbles on in Heath Charnock

Planners are deliberating over controversial proposals for green belt land in Heath Charnock to be used as a residential gypsy and traveller site. A family of travellers want to secure a permanent base for themselves at land on Heath Paddock off Hut...

yesterday, 09:49 in Regional North West
 

Super Mario is Mr Scissorhands

He’s a cut above the rest . . . currently the second-best barber in the world. And when a Preston salon flew in maestro Mario Mayer for a training day he really turned on the style. The award-winning hairdresser ran a day-long tutorial for barbers...

Tuesday, 17:54 in Regional North West
 

Preston and Chorley beauty salons giving discounts to women who attend breast cancer screenings

A host of beauty salons have joined forces with the NHS to encourage more women to attend breast cancer screenings For related stories click here /health/we-want-answers-say-victims-of-breast-screening-failure-1-9148239 and...

Tuesday, 16:42 in Regional North West
 

Great Exhibition of the North: Everything you need to know about this summer’s cultural extravaganza

From June 22- September 9 the Great Exhibition of the North will showcase a multitude of art, culture, design and innovation, showing the best of what the North of England has to offer. This eighty-day free event will begin with a spectacular launch...

Tuesday, 16:23 in Regional North West
 

Countdown to the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North begins

Final preparations are now underway for the launch of the Great Exhibition of the North. This exhibition will showcase the best of what the region, and the rest of the North of England, has to offer, including art, culture, design and innovation. This...

Tuesday, 15:26 in Regional North West
 

Restaurant races up award ladder arriving at number six in the country

A star Lancashire chef and restaurateur has sped to the top of a list of the best eateries in the UK. Mark Birchall, born in Adlington, near Chorley, only opened Moor Hall in March 2017. Last year it ranked at number 70 on the Restaurant Magazine’s...

Tuesday, 12:49 in Regional North West
 

New pictures reveal designs for Botany Bay canal mill

This is how the developers behind Botany Bay’s ambitious makeover plans envisage it will look once completed. The canalside mill in Chorley, just off the M61 motorway at junction eight, will get a dramatic facelift if proposals for the site are given...

Tuesday, 12:49 in Regional North West
 

Co-founder of Chorley Women’s Centre Betty Swancott left great legacy

A dedicated co-founder of Chorley Women’s Centre has left a “great legacy“ after she died aged 95. Betty Swancott, who died on April 16, worked tirelessly for the centre from its inception in 1984 and was still involved in her 90s. Friend and...

Tuesday, 12:49 in Regional North West
 

Slip roads for M6 Charnock Richard services set to close

It looks like it is the end of the line for slip roads at a service station in Charnock Richard, off the M6 motorway. Signs have popped up around two access routes off Mill Lane, which lead to Welcome Break services, announcing they are to be closed...

Tuesday, 12:32 in Regional North West
 

Warden Construction in Preston raises thousands for Galloway's Society for the Blind

A Preston based construction company has raised more than £8, 800 for local sight loss charity, Galloway’s Society for the Blind. Read more stories:...

Tuesday, 11:51 in Regional North West
 

Chorley Court Listings - Tuesday June 19 2017

Here is a list of offences in Chorley and Leyland. Read more: https://www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/crime Greg Sharrock, 23, of Lydiate Lane, Eccleston, was given a community with unpaid work by Preston magistrates for driving without due care and...

Tuesday, 08:49 in Regional North West
 
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