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Judge tells floods fraudster 'while others helped, you helped yourself'

Judge tells floods fraudster 'while others helped, you helped yourself'

A JUDGE has told a woman who defrauded a charity helping floods victims that: “While other members of the community helped during the floods, you helped yourself.” In sentencing 33-year-old Nicola Moore, at Carlisle Crown Court, he added: “You blubbed in

News & Star, 41 min. ago

Xercise4Less crowns its Movember champion

A Burnley gym has crowned its Movember champion, with one member coming out on top in the establishment's three-hour 'MoRun' session for the Movember Cup. On Monday, Noevember 21st the gym held a three-hour MoRun which saw members challenge themselves to

Burnley Express, 51 min. ago

Christmas shouldn’t be the ‘worst time’

Donating a present to The Gazette’s Give a Gift appeal could put a smile on somebody’s face during “the worst time of year” to be in hospital. That’s the view of Marian Copping, the community champion at Morrisons, on Squires Gate Lane, one of the appeal

Blackpool Gazette, today, 14:26
Mapping out the Carlisle floods

Mapping out the Carlisle floods

A textile art map of Carlisle that tells the story of the floods - from those that were affected - is going on display at Tullie House Museum. The artwork, commissioned by Rosie Galloway-Smith, shows the impact the floods had on the community. Rosie beca

News & Star, today, 14:08

One year on from Storm Desmond – are we better prepared?

When Storm Desmond struck on the night of Saturday, December 5, the levels of water entering the River Lune caused devastating impact. Aside from the widespread flooding, the loss of power from the Caton Road substation meant most people in Lancaster, Mo

Lancaster Guardian, today, 13:12
Advent adventure launches Christmas

Advent adventure launches Christmas

He normally travels by sleigh – but seven boatloads of Santas took to the waters of a Cumbrian beauty spot to mark the countdown to Christmas. A race – where all the competitors were Father Christmas – was held at Derwentwater at Keswick to celebrate the

News & Star, today, 13:03

Preston Christmas markets draw traders from across North West

Artisan traders are celebrating their craftsmanship with a three-day Christmas fair this weekend in Preston centre. It brings together over 40 designers, makers and vintage sellers from the internationally renowned website Etsy. The marketplace, where pe


Elderly man hit by car causes road to close

A crash involving an elderly pedestrian and a car is causing a Preston road to be blocked. The incident happened at around 5.30pm on Liverpool Road, Longton and force incident manager for Lancashire Poilce, Grant Smith, said it could be closed for some t


Woman escapes car blaze which halted M6

A woman was able to get out of her car before it burst into flames on the M6. Northbound traffic was brought to a standstill as fire crews raced to put out the blaze on the hard shoulder just north of the Tickled Trout exit. One lane was closed while eme


Morecambe dad accused of baby murder ‘changed story’

A dad accused of murdering his baby son changed his story ‘in a final throw of the dice’ to escape justice, a court heard. Kane Kennedy, 20, told a fellow inmate he had slept in a separate room from seven-month-old Oskar on the night before he died, whil


Star pupils praised for hard work, effort and achievement

There was a night of celebration and praise at Whalley's Oakhill School. Pupils, parents, staff and governors gathered for the annual prize giving and special guests included the Deputy Mayor of the Ribble Valley Coun. Richard Bennett and businessman and

Clitheroe Advertiser, today, 12:26

Villagers raise a glass to the return of their local pub

Drinks are flowing again in a village pub after it reopened its doors following weeks of closure. The Wheatsheaf Inn at Abbeytown, near Wigton, has welcomed back customers after being taken over by butcher Tony Harrison. Boards had been up over the doors

News & Star, today, 12:05

Four major road projects to ease city congestion

Four major traffic projects around Preston could help to save the city’s businesses millions of pounds a year. According to a new report, congestion throughout the city forces workers to sit in traffic jams for more than 82 hours a year, potentially cost


Dalton set to celebrate Christmas with festive lights switch-on

On Sunday December 4 at 5pm, crowds are expected to muster at Tudor Square before a reindeer led procession sets off at 5:30pm towards Dalton Castle. The ancient building will be brought to life with mapped images set to be projected on to it as part of


Gifted Dalton pupils design festive images for lights switch-on

Year Seven to Year 10 pupils at Dowdales School in Dalton have designed Christmas images which will be projected on to the town's 14th century castle before the official switch-on of Dalton's Christmas lights tomorrow. The 48 talented youngsters, who wer


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