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Updated: Tram passengers escape harm in crash with car

Passengers escaped injury earlier this afternoon after the tram they were on was involved in a collision with a car in Cleveleys. The accident happened at the junction of Rossall Road and Victoria Road West at around 2.15pm, with an investigation now und

today, 17:48 in Regional North West

Has this man had his foot run over for telling a driver to slow down?

A man had his foot run over after he told a fellow driver to slow down, police believe. Police were called around 12.45pm on October 8 after reports of a collision on Trinity Close, Freckleton. A 42-year-old man was found at the scene with a serious foot

today, 15:25 in Regional North West

Gold standard for Patricia in school awards

Teaching assistant Patricia Carr struck gold last night when she picked up a top honour at a teaching awards ceremony. Patricia, who works at Anchorsholme Academy, was one of just 10 staff from across the UK to win a Gold Plato award at the Pearson Teach

today, 15:18 in Regional North West

Hunt for man who snatched woman’s iPhone as she sat at Blackpool town centre bus stop

A woman using her iPhone at a town centre bus stop had it snatched and stolen, police said. The 26-year-old’s granite coloured iPhone 6s was grabbed from her hand while she was sat in Abingdon Street at around 1.15pm on Thursday, a spokeswoman for Lancas

today, 14:56 in Regional North West

Chatburn woman dies in house blaze

A woman has died after a fire at a house in Chatburn this morning (Monday). The fire broke out at the house in Greenfield Avenue. Police, paramedics and fire crews were called just before 8 am after neighbours saw the woman at a window inside the propert

today, 14:56 in Regional North West

Mum gets more than she Home Bargained for after store collapse

This is the heart-warming moment a mum-to-be thanked the shop workers who helped her when she collapsed in store. Heavily pregnant Diane Spencer, 37, was shopping at Home Bargains in Poulton when she suddenly blacked out and suffered a fit. Luckily for t

today, 14:25 in Regional North West

Five-year-old is hospital’s youngest fundraiser

A five-year-old girl – already a seasoned fund-raiser – is preparing for another season of goodwill to all men. Despite her young age, when Lylia Bailey clambers behind a stall at Clifton Hospital’s Christmas fair next month, it will be the third year sh

today, 13:22 in Regional North West

Police called to play centre after furious mum screams at staff in row over behaviour

Police were called to a bust-up at a popular Poulton play centre on Saturday. Officers were called to Thingamajigz, in Furness Avenue on the industrial estate, after two women refused to leave and instead berated staff, the force said. One visitor said t

today, 13:08 in Regional North West

Man, 23, held after three-car crash in Thornton

A 23-year-old man from Thornton was arrested on suspicion of drink driving after a three-car crash in the village yesterday evening. Police say he was held after a collision between a Vauxhall Vectra, Ford Focus, and Mercedes CLA180, in Fleetwood Road at

today, 12:30 in Regional North West

The Apprentice candidates – reviewed by a recruitment expert

Career coach and author Corinne Mills watched last night’s episode of The Apprentice to review each candidate. How would they fare in the real world? Alana Quietly capable – even the eccentric Jessica felt she did a good job this week. However, her lack

today, 12:26 in Regional North West

Blackpool: From the courts 24-10-16

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court from October 22. Anthony McPartland, 27, breach of restraining order A father-of-two fell foul of the law when he rang to wish his son a happy birthday. Anthony McPartland had been ba

today, 12:07 in Regional North West

New advice could reduce cot death risk by 50 per cent

Babies should sleep in the same rooms as their parents for the first year of their lives - but never in the same bed - as it reduces cot death by 50 per cent. Child health experts warn never to put infants to sleep on sofas, armchairs or soft surfaces to

today, 12:00 in Regional North West

11 ‘micro-crimes’ you’ve probably committed

Three-quarters of Brits are what is described as ‘micro-criminals’ - committing tiny crimes in shops and online to get a better deal. Research by YouGov found that 74 per cent of UK citizens had perpetrated at least one very minor crime. Most common was

today, 12:00 in Regional North West

Can you help smash Santa Dash record?

Calling all Santas! The search is on for 1,000 hospice supporters ready to pull on the famous red suit and raise money. Santa Dash, in aid of Trinity Hospice and Brian House Children’s Hospice takes place on Sunday December 4, and organisers are hoping t

today, 11:56 in Regional North West

Chief inspector proud to lead Blackpool’s force but admits it’s a major test

Blackpool’s top cop admits it’s an honour to lead his home town force – but knows he’s facing a major test of his abilities in running day to day policing of a unique place. Chief Inspector Lee Wilson is the man tasked with keeping the public safe in Bla

today, 11:47 in Regional North West

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