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Bishop of Burnley decries 'attack on childhood'

Leading an event at Blackburn Cathedral, the Bishop of Burnley has condemned the recent Manchester terrorist attack, branding it not only an attack on a city, but an "attack on childhood itself." Speaking at the service, at which hundreds of...

 

Beware of scammers gaining PC access

Action Fraud has received the first reports of Tech-Support scammers claiming to be from Microsoft who are taking advantage of the global WannaCry ransomware attack. One victim fell for the scam after calling a ‘help’ number advertised on a pop up window

Lancaster Guardian, 10 min. ago
 

Dad stashed drugs under floorboards

A dad of four who stashed cocaine and drugs cash in a void under his floorboards has been caged for three years and five months. William Turner, was arrested at his home on Norris Street, Preston, when police carried out a warrant at his address at 9.20a

 

Eating Out - The Old Bank

The Old Bank is situated in a – brace yourself – old bank. In a world with Costas and Starbucks on every corner and in every petrol station, the more independent coffee shops the better, in my view. Particularly if they serve food, like this Orrell estab

Wigan Today, 19 min. ago
 

Dad survived being blasted in HEART with shrapnel during Manchester bomb explosion

A dad survived being blasted in the heart with shrapnel by the Manchester bomb explosion while waiting to pick up his daughter. Robert Potter, 47, from Prenton, is now said to be in a stable condition in Wythenshawe Hospital in south Manchester. Jade Cha

Liverpool Echo, 19 min. ago
 

Colourful way to raise cash

One of the borough’s brightest fund-raising spectacles in aid of a leading local charity is back for another year. The Wigan and Leigh 5k Colour Run which raises money for Wigan and Leigh Hospice (WLH) will once again burst into life this September. Orga

Wigan Today, 19 min. ago
 
Carlisle parents' powerful protest against school funding cuts

Carlisle parents' powerful protest against school funding cuts

Parents have responded to a school's calls for basic items including pencils and paper as they make a stand against cuts to funding. Hundreds of parents and pupils on the morning run to Kingmoor Nursery and Infant School, Carlisle, were armed with bags o

News & Star, 31 min. ago
 

Lightning strikes twice at aero site

Lightning has struck twice for workers at one of Lancashire’s biggest aircraft plants. A full-size model of the latest F-35 Lightning II warplane has landed at BAE Systems in Samlesbury alongside its 58-year-old ancestor of the same name. BAE make the re

 
Free parking at Chester Racecourse this Sunday

Free parking at Chester Racecourse this Sunday

A free parking scheme created by CH1ChesterBID and Chester Racecourse gets underway on Sunday (May 28) as part of a joint effort to boost city centre visitor numbers on race day weekends. Shoppers will be able to park for free at the 200-plus capacity Ch

Chester Chronicle, 42 min. ago
 

Lancashire family left devastated after cat is shot

A mum says her family has been left devastated after their pet cat is believed to have been shot dead in Chipping. Nurse Nicola Connell, who lives in Talbot Street said she was having a sleep on Monday evening prior to starting a night shift when she was

 

How St Helens came together to support family of tragic Violet-Grace Youens

The dad of tragic Violet-Grace Youens said he was “touched” by the amazing response from the St Helens community in his first interview since her death. Glenn and his wife Rebecca were left heartbroken when their four-year-old “superstar” was killed afte

Liverpool Echo, 49 min. ago
 

Students excited to perform alongside military musicians

Ulverston Victoria High School Wind Band is holding a joint concert with The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines at the Coronation Hall tonight. The secondary school and sixth form has a unique partnership with arguably the finest military band in the wo

 

Man, 39, on Chorley murder charge

A man has been charged with the murder of a woman in Chorley. Police were called at around 10.25pm on Tuesday May 23 after 30-year-old Gemma Leeming was found dead in a bedroom at an address on Hollinshead Street. A post mortem examination has shown the

Chorley Guardian, today, 09:51
 
Parents' powerful protest against school funding cuts

Parents' powerful protest against school funding cuts

Parents have responded to a school's calls for basic items including pencils and paper as they make a stand against cuts to funding. Hundreds of parents and pupils on the morning run to Kingmoor Nursery and Infant School, Carlisle were armed with bags of

News & Star, today, 09:32
 
Alvanley Arms honours terminally ill chef with charity night

Alvanley Arms honours terminally ill chef with charity night

The team at The Alvanley Arms in Cotebrook near Tarporley recently hosted a special charity night for their talented chef Aaron Ferris, who was diagnosed with terminal bowel and stomach cancer just five weeks after starting work at the pub. The evening o

Chester Chronicle, today, 09:28
 


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