CCTV still released by Lancashire Police shows the attack

Pictured: The moment would-be robber punches Ashton shopkeeper in the face

CCTV pictures show an attempted robbery at a newsagents in Ashton-on-Ribble. A man entered Hassans Newsagents on Birkdale Drive and punched a 66 year old shop assistant several times in the face. He demanded money and put it in a bag, but the brave shop worker managed to get out from behind the counter and alerted a passer-by. The would-be thief made off empty handed. […]

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Updated: Fulwood woman Elaine Mansfield found safe and well

Update: Lancashire Police say Elaine has been found safe and well. Police have issued an urgent appeal to find a woman missing from her home in Fulwood. Elaine Mansfield, 55, was last seen at 7pm on Sunday withdrawing cash at Royal Preston Hospital. She had left her home on Castle Mount, Fulwood at 6pm. She is described as white, thin build with straight shoulder-length dark […]

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An artists impression of how the tram stop on Deepdale Street would look

Tram plan for Deepdale looks set to be derailed again

A vision to have trams running on the streets of Preston again looks set to remain stalled. Councillors on the planning committee have been recommended to reject the latest application from Preston Trampower. The company wants to re-open a section of the former Deepdale to Longridge line and create a new tram station. But council planners say “insufficient information” has been provided to allow the […]

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Space Centre appeals for Preston’s unwanted Christmas presents

A Preston charity is appealing for unwanted Christmas presents to help it raise cash. The Space Centre, on Pedders Lane, Ashton on Ribble, provides care and respite for adults and children with disability. Gifts are needed to form part of prizes for raffles, auctions and more events for the Space Centre in the coming months. Community fundraiser Hilary Holden said: “People do get unwanted gifts […]

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View of Preston Docks looking towards the city Pic: Dave Wilson

Opinion: What’s on the horizon in Preston for 2015?

Preston’s year in 2014 was dominated by what happens next questions and the moving pieces in various plans beginning to turn and come together. It was a transition year. 2015 looks like the year when reality happens. Here are nine things we know will be on the horizon in the city: 1. Roadworks There’s no escaping them. And it’s not going to change for 2015 […]

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Defibrillator's can be used to help those who have suffered a heart attack

Cricket club part-way towards buying defibrillator for Fulwood

A cricket club in the North West of the city has received partial funding towards buying a defibrillator. Fulwood and Broughton Cricket Club has been given £390 by Preston North county councillor Geoff Driver towards the medical equipment. A statement from the club says: “The defibrillator will provide additional and potentially life-saving first aid facilities for those participating in and watching cricket at the club, […]

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