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Collapsed man is rescued by firefighters

A man who had collapsed in woodland was taken to hospital for treatment. Two fire engines and crews from Chorley and a third engine and crew from Bamber Bridge responded to the incident near Birkacre in Chorley. They had received a report of a man who ha

Saturday, 21:36 in Regional North West
 

A place full of treasures and pleasures

Wandering around Leyland Market is a common pastime for many. Those who are feeling a little nostalgic may remember Shirley and Eric Hewitt who ran the jewellery stall for more than 15 years until they retired in 1998. Their granddaughter Louise Morris h

Saturday, 20:53 in Regional North West
 

Red Nose Day fun in Lancashire

Find out what the people of Lancashire have been doing to mark Comic Relief's Red Nose Day Pupils have dressed up as their favourite cartoon characters, swapped their normal noses for funny red ones and played games to help raise funds for Comic Relief.

Friday, 16:51 in Regional North West
 

Over one million UK homeowners on wrong mortgage deal

Over 1.1 million UK homeowners are sitting on the wrong mortgage deal and wasting over £2,500 every year according to latest research. The research from L&C Mortgages also discovered that 30 per cent or 3.4 million households do not know their...

Friday, 15:45 in Regional North West
 

Gritters out in force in South and Central Lancashire

Gritters will be out in force in Central and South Lancashire as temperatures look set to drop to 0.5 degrees Centigrade overnight. Lancashire County Council have advised residents that all priority routes will be treated this evening. Drivers have been

Friday, 15:10 in Regional North West
 

BREAKING: Police investigate death of baby

Police are investigating the death of a baby in Preston. Officers were contacted at shortly after 9.30am on Thursday March 23 by the ambulance service who were treating a 19 month old baby girl at an address in Lostock Hall, say police. The girl sadly di

Friday, 14:08 in Regional North West
 

MANHUNT: Preston man failed to answer bail for drugs offences

A Preston man is wanted by police after failing to answer bail for drug offences. Stephen McDonald, 51, from the Holme Slack area of Preston was arrested on suspicion of drugs supply offences and was due to answer bail in February. He failed to do so and

Friday, 13:15 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire recommends... places for a kebab

Readers have voted. Here is where is best to get your doner kebabs. Armenian Kebab House, Blackpool Armenian Kebab House, in Harrowside, Blackpool, topped our online poll, with 30 per cent of the votes. It has been established since 1978, run by the Kish

Friday, 12:35 in Regional North West
 

Galloway’s the voice of news

Reading the newspaper can be thought of as a luxury by those who are blind or partially sighted. Luckily, sight loss charity, Galloway’s provides one of the largest Talking Newspaper Services in the country. The charity, who sends out more than 50,000 pu

Friday, 11:48 in Regional North West
 

Road closed after car flips in Chorley

Traffic is queuing and a road has been blocked after a car flipped during a two-car smash in Chorley, say police. The accident happened at around 7.30am on March 24 on Wigan Lane close to Duxbury Park near Rawlinson Lane. Early reports suggest that a gre

Friday, 11:05 in Regional North West
 

Fishergate bollard sent flying AGAIN

The Fishergate bollard has claimed yet another victim and this time it's managed to come away with part of a bumper. The bollard which usually rests just off the junction between Corporation Street and Fishergate was knocked over during this morning's ru

Friday, 09:18 in Regional North West
 

Figures show huge rise in child sex abuse cases in Lancashire

Four children a day in Lancashire are reporting sexual abuse to police, heartbreaking figures show today. A total of 1,572 sexual crimes against youngsters in the county were recorded in the period between 2015 and 2016 – a startling 49 per cent increase

Friday, 08:12 in Regional North West
 

Motorists warned - average speed cameras are now live

Preston’s first average speed cameras are now live – motorists have been warned. The first in a planned series of average speed cameras have been installed and tested, and are now being used for enforcement on London Road near the Capitol Centre. Work is

Friday, 07:46 in Regional North West
 

Join in the Comic Relief madness

Schools, businesses, shops and community groups are going all shades of scarlet tomorrow (Friday) in support of Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day appeal. The region will be dressing up, selling cakes, dancing and having a ball, all to help fight poverty in the

Thursday, 11:50 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire terror victim 'lucky to be alive' says mum

The mother of a teenager left with serious injuries from the London terror attack has admitted her son is "extremely lucky" to be alive. University student Travis Frain is set to undergo surgery tonight after being deliberately run down by a...

Thursday, 10:47 in Regional North West
 
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