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County council release gritter update after snow is predicted

0 Have your say All 'priority routes' in Lancashire will be gritted tonight as the temperatures plummet. The county council said salt will be used to keep all main roads safe amid forecasts for frost and ice. Drivers have been urged to 'drive...

yesterday, 14:06 in Regional North West

Delays on electrification work blamed for restricted sales on cheapest train tickets

0 Have your say Sales will be restricted for some of the cheapest train tickets because of a delay in confirming timetables. Advance fares normally go on sale 12 weeks before travel, but some will be held back until operators have certainty over which...

yesterday, 13:09 in Regional North West

'Horses out of the field' next to M61 sparks warning

0 Have your say Police are on their way to junction six of the M61, for Horwich, Chorley, and Bolton, following reports of escaped horses. The animals are feared to have got out of the field next to the carriageway, police said. Drivers are being...

yesterday, 12:42 in Regional North West

'Please DO block our spaces' - read the heartwarming note left on ambulance in Lancashire

0 Have your say Nasty notes left on windscreens of ambulances while paramedics are nearby saving lives have dominated the headlines recently. One woman, a 26-year-old from Stoke, sparked outrage after scrawling a vile message that said she didn't care...

yesterday, 12:26 in Regional North West

Main road off M55 closed by police due to 'medical issue'

Police closed a main road running off the M55 motorway because of a 'medical issue', a spokesman for the force said. A driver is understood to have fallen ill behind the wheel in Fleetwood Road, just off junction three for Kirkham. Motorists heading...

yesterday, 11:46 in Regional North West

MAX'S LAW: Plans to make organ donation an opt OUT decision pass major milestone

0 Have your say Plans to change the law so people's organs will be donated after their deaths unless they opt out have passed a major milestone. Max's Law - named after Max Johnson, 10, who was saved by a heart transplant - was backed by ministers in...

yesterday, 11:27 in Regional North West

Tributes to police horse Kirkham - aka Al

0 Have your say Lancashire Police has announced the sad death of one of its police horses. Police horse Kirkham, also known as Al, was a well known character around Preston as he had helped police a number of football matched. The Lancashire Police...

yesterday, 10:44 in Regional North West

Main Layton road shut suddenly - motorists have been diverted

0 Have your say Westcliffe Drive in Layton is partially closed due to an 'emergency closure', Blackpool Transport said. Workers have been pictured in the busy road carrying out repairs, though it wasn't immediately clear what has caused the emergency...

yesterday, 09:53 in Regional North West

After 120 years, Arnold School is reduced to rubble

Bulldozers have marked the end of an era by reducing part of the old Arnold school in South Shore to rubble. READ MORE: Arnold school site finally closed After almost 150 years, demolition crews moved in to make way for the new Armfield Academy, which...

yesterday, 06:28 in Regional North West

Driver arrested after police stop car on the motorway

One person was arrested after allegedly failing a roadside drugs test, police said. Officers pulled a black VW Golf over close to junction three for Kirkham on the M55 earlier today. The car allegedly failed to stop in Blackpool and 'tried to evade...

Friday, 18:19 in Regional North West

Police chopper called to help stop suspected drugs car on the M55

The police helicopter was called out to help stop a car suspected of moving drugs around the county. The silver Vauxhall was searched by officers this afternoon, who said they 'found nothing on this occasion'. A picture was uploaded to social media by...

Friday, 18:01 in Regional North West

Curling is the new cool

0 Have your say Armed with a plastic mixing bowl and a household broom, children (and big kids) around the world are making floors shine shouting and screaming with excitement when they achieve the perfect gleam. Unfortunately for parents everywhere -...

Friday, 17:43 in Regional North West

'My boss was pecking my head' - Driver's incredible excuse for using the phone behind the wheel

0 Have your say A driver pulled over for using his phone while driving told police his boss was 'pecking his head'. The excuse didn't get the motorist out of a ticket, however. A spokesman for the county's road policing unit said he was given a...

Friday, 17:37 in Regional North West

VIDEO: Crime warning after CCTV catches hooded pair trying car doors

Two people men have been trying car doors in Argyll Road, North Shore, this week, police said. "On one occasion they managed to get into an unlocked car," a spokesman said. "Wherever you are in Blackpool, please don't make it easy for...

Friday, 17:02 in Regional North West

School UN-BANS popular devices after saying they could help youngsters

0 Have your say Lytham Hall Park Primary School, in South Park, Lytham, has relaxed its policy on smart watches. In a newsletter, it said analogue watches are preferred because ‘this helps the children when and as they are learning to tell the time’....

Friday, 16:36 in Regional North West

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