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Men deny murdering Blackpool dad who died in Turkey

The trial of two men accused of killing a Blackpool man has been delayed by a month. Steven Christopher Lane, of Shalgrove Field, Fulwood, Preston, pleaded not guilty to murdering dad-of-two Simon Marx on October 8 last year and appeared in the dock...

Blackpool Gazette, today, 10:34
 

School uniform shop set to move out of town centre premises

Identity is moving from its premises in Cavendish Street in Barrow town centre to Furness Business Park in Peter Green Way. The business, which has been selling uniforms in Barrow for more than 40 years, is due to move to its new home on Tuesday May...

 

Higham rose queen raises right royal amount for charity

A caring young village rose queen raised a right royal amount for charity. Fran Gilbert (13) has spent her reign as Higham rose queen fund-raising for North-West based charity Together Trust, wrapping up her campaign by cycling 80 miles to Blackpool...

Burnley Express, today, 10:31
 

Language teacher nominated for top award

A language teacher could be saying "Hola" to a top award. Kirsty Burrows (33), who owns BilinguaSing East Lancashire, has been nominated as the most outstanding activity leader for under-fives (north) prize in the nationally recognised...

Clitheroe Advertiser, today, 10:29
 

Higham rose queen raises right royal amount for charity

A caring young village rose queen raised a right royal amount for charity. Fran Gilbert (13) has spent her reign as Higham rose queen fund-raising for North-West based charity Together Trust, wrapping up her campaign by cycling 80 miles to Blackpool...

Pendle Today, today, 10:29
 

Wigan woman faced cash demands from former employer after retiring to fight cancer

Supermarket bosses have apologised to a former Wigan employee over a blunder which saw her facing demands to give back more than £1,800 she was paid after being diagnosed with incurable cancer. Linda Fenton had been receiving letters on a weekly basis...

Wigan Today, today, 10:28
 

Wigan woman wins compensation after hospital blunder left her completely paralysed

A young woman left with “locked in syndrome” after a catastrophic medical blunder has won compensation from Wigan hospital chiefs. Doctors say that Anna White, 21, will need care for the rest of her life, but she has nonetheless astonished them by the...

Wigan Today, today, 10:28
 

Couple share happy day with Harry and Meghan

A couple who were married on the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle enjoyed a “perfect” day. Adrian Tonge and Marc Wilkinson tied the knot at Lancaster Castle on May 19 – which was also the day of the Lancaster Pride Festival. “The date was a...

Lancaster Guardian, today, 10:24
 

Language teacher nominated for top award

A language teacher could be saying "Hola" to a top award. Kirsty Burrows (33), who owns BilinguaSing East Lancashire, has been nominated as the most outstanding activity leader for under-fives (north) prize in the nationally recognised...

Burnley Express, today, 10:24
 

Language teacher nominated for top award

A language teacher could be saying "Hola" to a top award. Kirsty Burrows (33), who owns BilinguaSing East Lancashire, has been nominated as the most outstanding activity leader for under-fives (north) prize in the nationally recognised...

Pendle Today, today, 10:23
 

Barrow-born MP visits home town to meet Labour activists

Former Parkview School pupil Cat Smith, who is MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood, addressed around 80 Labour party activists and councillors at the Abbey House Hotel. The shadow cabinet minister for voter engagement and youth affairs talked on a range of...

 
Carlisle cocaine gang given jail terms totalling 24 years after £300,000 supply plot

Carlisle cocaine gang given jail terms totalling 24 years after £300,000 supply plot

Members of a £300,000 Carlisle cocaine supply gang - including a pensioner, a grandad and an ex-England schoolboy boxing champ - have been sentenced. The trio were among seven men handed jail terms - some suspended - for plotting to supply the class A...

News & Star, today, 10:22
 

VIP tour of new Blackpool hotel

0 Have your say Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden and Blackpool Council Deputy Leader Gillian Campbell have been given a special behind the scenes tour at one of the resort’s newest hotels. Hampton by Hilton, Blackpool opened its doors early for the...

Blackpool Gazette, today, 10:22
 

Burnley cancer survivor joins fight against UK's third-biggest cancer killer

With one in eight men diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes, a Burnley man has spoken of his experience with the disease in a bid to help Prostate Cancer UK raise awareness of their March for Men in June Martin Wells (64), a self-employed...

Burnley Express, today, 10:19
 

Blackpool decorator painting a brighter future

A Blackpool man has changed his life around and launched his own painting and decorating service Class Decor with the help of Blackpool Council’s Get Started business advice team. Stuart Robinson, 46, who lives in Blackpool, has overcome alcohol...

Blackpool Gazette, today, 10:17
 


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