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Preston arsonist tried to torch hotel

An arsonist who tried to torch a notorious city hotel has been jailed for two and a half years. Phillip Neil Parrish, 30, of no fixed abode, set a pile of clothing ablaze in the corridor of the Clifton Hotel on Fishergate Hill in Preston, Preston Crown C

today, 10:25 in Regional North West

Gossip: Monaco’s Mbappe open to Gunners switch?

Friday’s football rumours claim in-demand striker hasn’t ruled out a Premier League move.... Daily Telegraph: Monaco striker Kylian Mbappe is open to the idea of joining Arsenal. Daily Mirror: Paris St Germain have offered £119m for the 18-year-old. The

today, 10:12 in Sport

Preston woman caged for girlfriend attack

A violent woman who attacked her girlfriend when she broke off their abusive relationship has been jailed for 20 months. After a swearing outburst in the dock at Preston Crown Court, Cheryl Hesketh, 22, of Mark Close, Penwortham, refused to be addressed

today, 10:02 in Regional North West

PNE striker Tom says money is no guarantee for success

Preston North End front man Tom Barkhuizen says money doesn’t guarantee anything in the rough and tumble of the Championship. Although there is plenty of cash swilling around – much of it in the pockets of clubs in receipt of Premier League parachute pay

today, 06:56 in Sport

Gossip: Stamford Bridge stand-off?

Thursday’s football gossip claims the rfit could continue between Chelsea’s manager and striker.... Daily Star: Chelsea striker Diego Costa is set to defy boss Antonio Conte and refuse to leave unless he can rejoin Atletico Madrid. Daily Mail: The Blues

today, 06:56 in Sport

Meet Preston’s award-winning nail technician looking to educate, create and inspire a new generation

As an award-winning nail technician Carrie-Leigh Allan is used to going that extra mile to give her clients that highly polished finish. But so sought after are her sculpting talents, it is more often her customers willing to travel that little bit furth

yesterday, 16:46 in Regional North West

Akrigg insists Lancaster City will make their mark in Premier Division

Billy Akrigg insists Lancaster City won’t just make up the numbers in the Evo-Stik Premier Division. The First Division North title winners already have six new faces in their ranks having sealed a memorable promotion with a 5-2 win at Glossop North End

yesterday, 14:36 in Sport

Changes at the top for Booths

Lancashire-based retailer Booths has announced key appointments that will strengthen and streamline its leadership team. Nigel Murray, currently Commercial Director, has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer. That expands his current role to include

yesterday, 14:18 in Regional North West

Leisure centre axe still under discussion

Plans to close leisure centres in South Ribble are still on the agenda, despite opposition from within the ruling Tory group, the Post can reveal. Options to close Leyland, Penwortham and Bamber Bridge Leisure Centres and replace them with a multi-millio

yesterday, 14:08 in Regional North West

Thousands of customers ‘at risk’ following Virgin Media hack

Virgin Media is advising more than 800,000 customers with a specific router to change their password immediately after an investigation found hackers could gain access to it. Virgin Media said the risk to customers with a Super Hub 2 router was “small”,

yesterday, 13:56 in Regional North West

PICTURES: Morecambe and Lancaster’s Armed Forces Day ceremony

Morecambe, Lancaster and Carnforth began celebrations early in flag raising ceremonies at the town halls ahead of Armed Forces Day on Saturday June 24. Veterans, serving personnel, residents, cadets and school children gathered at Morecambe and Lancaster

yesterday, 13:56 in Regional North West

Spice addict trashed Blackpool caravans used for grieving kids

A burglar trashed a caravan used to give free holidays to the grieving children of Armed Forces staff during a theft spree. Shane Knight,19, targeted a string of static holiday let caravans run by his long term foster mum, then sold some of the goods to

yesterday, 13:16 in Regional North West

The gloves come off at PNE

Declan Rudd thinks the battle with Chris Maxwell to be the first-choice keeper at Preston is one which can bring the best out of both of them. It will be an intriguing fight for the gloves, Maxwell having enjoyed an unbroken run of league games in the te

yesterday, 12:34 in Sport

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: Pet owner reveals horrific injuries suffered by cat in dog attack

Pictures showing the horrific injuries suffered by a cat in an alleged dog attack in Ingol have been shared by its concerned owner. The cat, who thankfully survived its ordeal, was the second animal said to be targeted by "three lurcher type...

yesterday, 12:29 in Regional North West

Pair guilty of taking Ellen’s belongings

A couple has admitted handling the stolen laptop and mobile phone of murdered college student Ellen Higginbottom and then trying to destroy them. Dean Speakman and Vicki Calland, both from Billinge, pleaded guilty to handling stolen goods and perverting

yesterday, 10:40 in Regional North West

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