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Pilot involved in fatal aircraft crash on way back to Carlisle Airport was not qualified to fly in conditions

Pilot involved in fatal aircraft crash on way back to Carlisle Airport was not qualified to fly in conditions

A pilot involved in a fatal light aircraft crash while on his way back to Carlisle Airport was flying in conditions for which he was not qualified, an accident report has revealed. Pilot Anthony Woodward, 62, and his friend Robert Archer, 57, died...

News & Star, 10 May 2018

Before the Bench - Cases heard at magistrates' courts this week

- A TEENAGER who climbed onto a woman’s roof, lay outside her window and continually called her on her phone has pleaded guilty to harassing her. Manchester magistrates heard how Kane Swain, aged 18, of Wren Ride, Bury, travelled to the woman’s home...

Bury Times, 10 May 2018

Family's relief after stolen locket returned to grave

A PRECIOUS locket containing a baby’s ashes stolen from a grave was returned thanks to a campaign by the Bury Times. Darren Walmsley and his family, were left “heartbroken” after they noticed that a silver locket, which contained the ashes of new-born...

Bury Times, 10 May 2018

Blackpool favourite Barbara Windsor diagnosed with Alzheimer's

Blackpool favourite and Carry On star, Dame Barbara Windsor has been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, her husband has revealed. Scott Mitchell says his 80-year-old wife, who has made many appearances in Blackpool over the years, has kept the devastating...

Blackpool Gazette, 10 May 2018

New community hub opens on Barrow Island

Residents gathered at Cavendish Park on Barrow Island to celebrate the new centre, which brings a community hall as well as sporting facilities. The project has been brought about by Barrow Island Community Sports Trust, which has worked on planning...


Police to ban repeat 'runners' from Barrow taxis as dash cam captures man accused of dodging fare

On Tuesday one Barrow taxi driver reported dropping off a fare on Barrow Island who had allegedly said he was going inside the Devonshire Hotel to collect his girlfriend. When the customer failed to return the pub's landlady came out and informed the...


Death defying stunts and family fun: circus extravaganza comes to Walney

Planet Circus OMG have pitched their big top at Walney's Sandy Gap for another year. The troupe of hula hoopers, knife throwers, archers, trapeze artist and motorbike riders visit the area in the midst of national tour. In preparation for their return...

Two men cut free from car after crash on A595

Two men cut free from car after crash on A595

Two men had to be cut free from their car after being involved in a crash last night. Firefighters from Workington were called out to the incident, which happened about 10pm on the A595. The collision happened near to the Oiley's pub turn-off, at...

News & Star, 10 May 2018

Shock ‘lift surfing’ video in Preston tower block is slammed

0 Have your say The fire service has slammed ‘lift surfing’ after a video involving a Preston tower block was released. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service described the craze as ‘reckless, dangerous and irresponsible’. It follows footage showing...


Walk down Millom memory lane

Hosted by Age UK West Cumbria and led by Duane Farren, walkers of all ages will meet at the Bradbury Centre at 10am on May 15 before exploring the history of the Newtown Ward.


Fears for future of Preston's Whit fair after it is booted off Flag Market

0 Have your say Showmen fear it could be the last waltzer for Preston after they admitted defeat today in their bitter battle to keep the 200-year-old Whitsuntide Fair in the city centre. Fairground families, some of whom have supported the historic...


'They treated him as if he was nothing'

0 Have your say When Paul Wilkinson was admitted to Blackpool Victoria Hospital a year ago he was a fit and healthy man with, in the words of his loving family, “the world at his feet”. In a happy relationship with partner Louise, father to 18-month...

Blackpool Gazette, 10 May 2018

Whitefield primary school 'requires improvement', says Ofsted

A WHITEFIELD primary school has been told that it ‘requires improvement’ by inspectors. Bury and Whitefield Jewish Primary, in Parr Lane, received the rating in all but one area following a visit from Ofsted in March. It is a dramatic change from the...

Bury Times, 10 May 2018

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