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Fishergate bomb trial: Ingol man appears in court charged with planting the device

Bomb squad on the scene in Butler Street Pic: Tony Worrall A man accused of planting an explosive which closed the Fishergate Shopping Centre on one of the busiest shopping days before Christmas has appeared in court. David Rutherford, 25, is […]

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These five police officers saved a suicidal woman from a raging River Darwen

From left to right, clockwise: PC Louise Pointer, PC Darren Edwards, PC Lee Brown, PC Martin Cox and PC Helen Blackburn Five police officers are being recognised for bravery after rescuing a woman who tried to take her own life near Preston. Close to midnight in December last year the officers […]

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Penwortham man arrested after laser pen targeted at police helicopter

The impact the laser can have on the helicopter crew A Penwortham man has been arrested after a police helicopter was targeted with a laser pen. NPAS Warton was flying over the area after helping Preston Police trace a man […]

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CCTV pictures of two men released after Fulwood van theft

CCTV pictures of the two men have been released by police Two men are wanted following the theft of a van in Fulwood. A black VW van worth £30,000 was taken from Blue Bell Way on Friday 20 May. The incident […]

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Advertisement Advertisement Ribbleton caravan fire was ‘started deliberately’ say fire service

Smoke billowed across Cemetery Road Pic: Sreeni Reddy An arson investigation has been started after a caravan went up in flames in Ribbleton. Two fire crews from Preston Fire Station were called to Cemetery Road on Friday 17 […]

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Woman injured after Preston motorway crash as police seek lorry driver

M6 J29 A lorry driver is being sought after failing to stop following a crash on the M61. Lancashire Police say the collision between a blue Fiat Punto and the lorry left […]

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Ashton-on-Ribble pub brawl put man in hospital

Police and ambulance vehicles outside the pub A man was taken to hospital after a fight in a Preston pub. The Wheatsheaf pub on the corner of Water Lane and Tulketh Road, Ashton-on-Ribble, had police vehicles parked […]

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Preston nursery school left counting the cost after youths break-in

Some of the damage at the Stoneygate nursery A play area at a nursery school in Preston has been damaged by cigarette ends. Preston Police say criminal damage was caused at Stoneygate Nursery in Avenham. The school has […]

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