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Crash victim wants roller coaster ride to stay closed

Vicky Balch, from Leyland, was one of four people seriously injured on the Smiler ride in June when their carriage smashed into an empty test vehicle.

Despite five operations, the 25-year-old had her leg amputated as a result of the crash.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain on ITV, Vicky said the theme park should delay the opening of the ride out of respect for both herself and other victims.

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Boys in court over major school fire in Lancashire

St Mary's Catholic Technology College Credit: ITV

Five boys are due to stand trial following a fire at a school in Lancashire. Parts of St Mary's Catholic Technology College in Leyland had to be demolished last September after the fire broke out. The building, which was built in 1957, had no sprinklers. The boys, all between the ages of 11 and 15, have pleaded not guilty to charges of arson.

Five boys deny arson after huge fire at Lancashire school

Five boys have denied arson after a huge fire at a Lancashire school Credit: ITV

Five boys aged between 11 and 15 have denied charges of arson with intent to danger life after a huge fire at a Lancashire school.

Parts of St Mary's Catholic Technology College in Leyland have had to be demolished and extensive re-building is still needed following the blaze last September.

The boys all pleaded not guilty at Preston Crown Court and were bailed ahead of a trial on 27th October.

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Parts of St Mary's Catholic Technology College in Leyland have had to be demolished Credit: ITV

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Woman pedestrian killed in Leyland car accident named by police

Police say a 53-year-old woman who died after a collision with a car in Leyland has been named as Julie Dean from the town.

Ms Dean was struck by a gold coloured Nissan Qashqai which mounted the pavement as she stepped out from a shop doorway on Sumner Street.

Officers say she was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are appealing for witnesses to the accident on Sumner street in Leyland.

PC James Power from the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with the family of the woman.

"An investigation is underway but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact us".

Woman killed when car mounts pavement as she stepped out of a shop doorway

Lancashire Police said Sumner Street remains closed. Credit: PA

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a 53-year-old woman died after she was struck by a car which mounted the pavement in Leyland.

The incident took place around 1pm today when a gold Nissan Qashqai mounted the pavement and collided with the woman as she stepped out from a shop doorway onto the pavement on Sumner Street.

Lancashire Police said she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The road remains closed and police have launched an investigation.

PC James Power from the Road Policing Unit said: “This is a tragic incident and my thoughts are with the family of the woman.

"An investigation is underway but I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this collision or with any information that could assist with our investigation to contact us".

Anyone with information should call Lancashire Police on 101.

Five boys in court charged with arson attack on school

Parts of St Mary's Catholic Technology College had to be demolished after the fire Credit: Granada Reports

Five boys aged between 11 and 15 are due at Preston Crown Court charged over a fire at a school in Leyland last September.

Parts of St Mary's Catholic Technology College had to be demolished and extensive re-building is still needed.

The building, which was built in 1957, had no sprinklers.

At a hearing earlier this month, all five pleaded not guilty.

Huge fire at St Mary's Catholic Technology College Credit: Granada Reports
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