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Green-fingered Barrow youngsters grow pumpkin patch in school garden

Year One pupils at Dane Ghyll Primary School carved ghoulish faces to make jack-o'-lanterns which were showcased ready for the school's annual Halloween disco for infants and juniors which took place on Thursday October 20. Headteacher Caron Reynolds pra


South Cumbria youngsters given a lesson in life saving

The national Restart a Heart Day training events took place on Tuesday at Ulverston Victoria High School, St Paul's CE Junior School, Barrow, Cartmel Priory School, John Ruskin School, Coniston and The Lakes School, Troutbeck. The North West Ambulance Se


Drivers sent message from pupils and police

Slow down and make us smile... Primary school pupils, police and community volunteers came together to tackle the issue of speeding in a Fylde village. Pupils from Staining Primary School fashioned their own happy and sad signs to send a clear message to

Blackpool Gazette, 5 min. ago
A Christmas market right on your doorstep

A Christmas market right on your doorstep

A Wigan pub is throwing open its grounds on the banks of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal for a week-long Christmas Market. Numerous small chalets - including Santa’s Grotto by admission ticket - will be installed outside The Boathouse in Appley Bridge offe

Wigan Today, 12 min. ago

Scrambler bike rider and crash victim remain in hospital

Two men remain in hospital after a scrambler bike mounted a pavement in Anfield yesterday afternoon. A 24-year-old bike rider suffered a suspected fractured skull after crashing into two men stood at a bus stop on Warbreck Moor near to Aintree Racecourse

Liverpool Echo, 15 min. ago
Burglary crackdown launches in Malpas

Burglary crackdown launches in Malpas

A crackdown on burglary has begun in Malpas . The village is the first rural area being targeted by Cheshire Constabulary in the roll-out of Operation Shield, which uses innovative DNA marking techniques to link criminals to their crime scenes. Officers

Chester Chronicle, 17 min. ago

Plans could see over 60 new homes built

Nine new homes could be built on the former ambulance station site in Barnoldswick. If approved, alongside two resubmitted applications which have been put to Pendle Council again, it could mean an additional 63 homes built in the West Craven area. Graha

Pendle Today, 17 min. ago

Fire crews called out to electrical fault at BAE Systems

AN electrical fault at BAE Systems in Samlesbury led to two crews being called out. At 5am, Preston fire station were called to reports of smoke coming from a machine at the company’s Samlesbury building causing the alarm to go off. Using a thermal imagi


MP’s call to action on autism

St Helens South and Whiston MP Marie Rimmer has called for action to ensure children with autism are not left behind in the education system. During a Westminster Hall debate on the subject of Education in Merseyside, Ms Rimmer highlighted evidence from

St Helens Reporter, 19 min. ago

‘High five’ hopes for new Blackpool rollercoaster riders

Riders on two Pleasure Beach coasters will be so close, the section of a new ride has been dubbed the ‘high five’ pass. A full description of the new rollercoaster – so far dubbed ‘Construction 2018’ – has been revealed, explaining how it will loop and c

Blackpool Gazette, 24 min. ago
Mills hostel to be sold

Mills hostel to be sold

A Cumbrian youth hostel will be put up for sale after attempts to find someone to lease it failed. Two parties were in the running to lease the Cockermouth building, but one pulled out and Cockermouth town council voted unanimously not to lease it to the

News & Star, 25 min. ago

Hendrick is just the tonic for health talk

A group of lucky Barnoldswick schoolchildren were treated to a VIP visit when Burnley FC’s star midfielder Jeff Hendrick stopped by. Jeff was dropping in on the pupils at St Joseph’s RC Primary School to present them with certificates and to congratulate

Burnley Express, 28 min. ago

Doctors warn less can be more as they draw up list of unnecessary treatments

To help patients and medics make the right decisions about care, the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AMRC) has recorded 40 treatments or tests with this in mind along with the gentle warning that "more doesn't always mean better" as part...

Man had indecent pictures of children

Man had indecent pictures of children

A former tram driver found with a stash of images of youngsters being abused has narrowly avoided an immediate prison term. Paul Edensor, 42, used a series of sickening search terms to find indecent images of boys, Preston Crown Court heard. Edensor hit

Fleetwood Today, 33 min. ago
Hospital medical records went missing 736 times in four years

Hospital medical records went missing 736 times in four years

NORTH Cumbria's two main hospitals lost the medical records of patients more than 730 times in four years. The NHS trust which runs The Cumberland Infirmary in Carlisle and the West Cumberland Hospital in Whitehaven says that 53 patients had procedures d

News & Star, 33 min. ago

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