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Motorcyclist killed in road crash
A 47-year-old motorcyclist dies in a crash with a car in Lancashire, police say.
Fracking firm to leave 'quake' site
Shale gas company Cuadrilla pulls out of a fracking site in Lancashire linked to two earth tremors.
Bus station takeover appeal fails
An attempt to call in the county council's decision to take over Preston bus station fails.
Thirteen arrested in police raids
Twelve people are arrested over drugs and money laundering offences in police raids in Salford, Bolton, Bury, Wigan and Skelmersdale.
Children return to school after fire
Pupils at a school which suffered "devastating damage" in a fire during the summer holidays return to lessons at the site.
Jessie J gig murderer loses appeal
A man jailed for murdering a father-of-two with a bottle at an event where singer Jessie J was performing loses his conviction and sentence appeal.
Man jailed for making nail bomb
A man is jailed for making a nail bomb which was found by a child in the front garden of a house in Preston.
Grandfather, 90, graduates with PhD
Retired teacher left school 74 years ago
VIDEO: 'Life with my fracking neighbour'
What life is like living next to shale gas drilling
Moores backs Flower as England coach
Former England coach Peter Moores backs his successor Andy Flower to stay in charge if his motivation remains.
Blackpool offer new deal to Ince
Blackpool offer Thomas Ince a new contract, but chairman Karl Oyston expects more interest in the winger in January.
Alexander furious after FA Cup exit
Manager Graham Alexander says Fleetwood's first-half display in their FA Cup defeat at Burton was "pathetic".
New contracts for North End nine
Captain John Welsh heads a list of nine players given new contracts by promotion-chasing League One side Preston.
Chorley 'not far off Conference'
Garry Flitcroft says Chorley are "not far off" Conference Premier standard after their FA Trophy win over Forest Green.
Burton Albion 1-0 Fleetwood Town
Burton will play Bournemouth in the FA Cup third round after a Billy Kee strike settles a tight game with Fleetwood.
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Wednesday December 18, 2013
UK jobless rate at lowest since 2009
The UK unemployment rate falls to 7.4%, the lowest level since early 2009, with the number of people out of work down to 2.39 million.
Ian Watkins sentenced to 35 years
The paedophile singer of Welsh rock band Lostprophets is sentenced to 35 years for child sex offences, as police say they are treating him as a serial offender.
Great Train Robber Ronnie Biggs dies
Ronnie Biggs, who took part in the 1963 Great Train Robbery before escaping from prison and going on the run for 36 years, dies aged 84.
Councils' spending cuts revealed
England's councils will face an average spending power cut of 2.9% in the year 2014-15, the government announces.
Plastic banknotes to start in 2016
Plastic banknotes that can survive a spin in the washing machine are to be brought into circulation by the Bank of England in 2016.
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