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Motorcyclist suffered lacerated liver after Hoghton crash

A motorcyclist suffered serious injuries are a horror accident at Hoghton on Saturday. The 29 year old man was left with serious injuries to his left leg, a broken foot and lacerated liver. Police closed Blackburn Old Road near Hoghton Tower in the direction of Riley Green for nearly four hours after the crash. The man, from Withnell, is believed to have come off his […]

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Fishergate roadworks: Parking crackdown to commence as main shopping street works end

Preston’s controversial Fishergate roadworks project comes to a close from Tuesday morning. Lancashire County Council is promising a parking crackdown as the new shared space on the main shopping street has been subject to some incredible flaunting of parking regulations. Costing £3.4 million the new road layout on Fishergate means neither pedestrians or cars have right of way, leading to confused shoppers and motorists alike. […]

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Nine kilometre electricity cable to be laid from Hoghton to Bamber Bridge

A major upgrade of the electricity network across the south of Preston has begun. Electricity North West are pumping £1.7 million into installing a nine kilmetre underground cable between Hoghton Lane in Higher Walton and Holme Road in Preston, near the A6. It will take until March to lay the cable and replace oil-filled cables which have been in place for more than 50 years. […]

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Preston Guild Hall: Simon Rigby vows to return venue to its former glory

If there’s been a turnaround in the fortunes of one Prestonian in the last 18 months it has to be Simon Rigby. Cast into the shadows after a failed bid to takeover Preston’s now grade II listed Bus Station the local multi-millionaire withdrew to consider his options. Preston City Council didn’t play for his £1 bid to take the building off their hands, but the […]

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Five women arrested after mass brawl outside Preston nightclub

Five women were arrested outside a Preston nightclub after a brawl in the early hours of Sunday morning. Preston Police were called to Evoque nightclub after reports of at least three females “actively involved in a fight.” One woman was taken to Preston Royal Hospital by ambulance after suffering an arm injury. The women were arrested on drunk and disorderly, affray and suspicion of assault. […]

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Police appeal after driver hurt in Samlesbury crash

Police are appealing for information after a collision near Preston in the early hours of Saturday morning. Preston New Road, A675, near Samlesbury, was closed in both directions for three hours following the incident. A 24 year old driver of a Renault Clio was treated at Royal Preston Hospital for whiplash, cuts and bruises after the smash on 12.35am on Saturday. Sergeant Finn Quainton of the Road […]

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