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Preston man burnt rubbish and drove at officer

A 46-year-old man who deliberately drove his car at an Environment Agency officer after running an illegal waste site has been sentenced.

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Laura Goodbourn

Freckleton woman will remember her dad during the London Marathon

A Lancashire woman will be wearing a constant reminder of her dad when she runs in the London Marathon later this month.
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Lostock Memorial Band

Lostock Hall and Freckleton brass bands to go head to head in National Brass Band Championships

Lostock Memorial Band showed top brass to be named winners in the regional band championships, which alongside Freckleton Brass Band will see them take to the stage in Cheltenham for the first section national finals in September.

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WATCH: Race against time to get Jorgie Rae Griffiths of Wesham to the US for cancer treatment

A  young girl battling an aggressive cancer is ‘living in limbo and on hope’ as she faces a dramatic race against the clock to raise funds for potentially life saving treatment.
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The Co-op in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Picture: Google)

Armed robber threatens woman at Co-op in Freckleton before stealing cash

An armed robber waved a knife at a female shop worker before escaping with a bundle of cash, police said.
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Scouts in Lancashire honoured with Chief Scout Gold Award: With video

Youngsters from scout groups across Lancashire received the highest award a young scout can achieve as they were presented with the Chief Scout Gold Award.
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County Coun Paul Rigby and library manager Shivani Sinclair at the reopening with children from Freckleton CE Primary School from left, Sophie Hindle, nine, Rowan McGrady, nine, Alfie Hunter, six, and Lily Jones, eight

Delight as village’s library is reopened

Freckleton Library has reopened its doors – more than 15 months after it looked as though it had closed for good.

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Coun Tony Ford (right) and Coun Carol Lanyon wth some of the trees collected after last Christmas

Discarded trees will help boost dunes

Householders are being urged to do their bit to help the environment after the end of the festive season – with a helping hand available for some.

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Services are being boosted between Preston, Lytham and Blackpool

Extra county cash will bring new bus services

Major improvements to bus links across Fylde have been promised by Lancashire County Council after it awarded contracts for new services.

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Priti unsurprising: Priti Patel has now resigned

Tory MPs reveal past Israel trips as Patel fallout goes on

Tory MPs on the Fylde Coast today revealed why they had travelled to Israel on fact-finding missions - and insisted they had done nothing wrong.

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Londis store in Naze Lane

Knifeman hunted after raid on Freckleton store

Police are hunting a man who threatened a convenience store cashier with a knife and demanded cash.

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Blackpool magistrates court

Ban for Fylde coast driver who ran over man’s foot

A motorist who drove off after he seriously injured another driver in broad daylight has been given eight months in prison, suspended for 15 months.
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Stephen Snape with an anniversary banner celebrating his grandad Fred, who founded the club

Golden celebration at club

A thriving Fylde club has celebrated its golden anniversary – with its chairman proud to be carrying on a family tradition.

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Lytham Library closed on September 30, 2016

Rallying call to reopen library

A group looking to see Lytham library reopen has issued a rallying call ahead of a public meeting next week.

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Photo Neil Cross'Brenda Naughton having her head shaved at Croft Court, Freckleton, to raise money for Macmillan

Cancer support fund-raisers prove they’re young at heart

‘Golden oldies’ at an independent living complex got into the community spirit for charity.

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Kodi brought the ride to an end by dipping his bike wheel in the North Sea, while wearing his Brian House t-shirt

Keen Kodi, six, pedals his way into the history books

A six-year-old has become the youngest to cycle from coast to coast unaided – raising hundreds of pounds for Brian House Children’s Hospice at the same time.

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Overgrown weeds in Preston city centre

Grass verges to be cut more often

Grass verges could be cut more frequently as part of new proposals to be put before County Hall next week.

Politics
The Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Pic: Google)

Dashcam plea to find raiders

Police are calling for people to come forward with dashcam footage as they hunt for the gang responsible for a raid on a Fylde coast post office.

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The Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Pic: Google)

LATEST: Three men in balaclavas escape with 'cash and cigarettes' after bursting into village Post Office

Three balaclava-clad men burst into the Post Office in the Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton, demanding cash this morning, police said.
Crime
Rev James Percival

Open verdict in vicarage baby death case

A coroner has recorded an open verdict at the inquest into the death of a baby boy born in the bathroom of a vicarage.

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