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10 police stations to close to the public

Ten police stations across Lancashire could shut their doors to the public from next January in a fresh round of economies. The shock news comes just 10 days after retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan spoke out saying cuts to his force had gone too fa

14 min. ago in Regional North West

Union announces fresh strike action on Lancashire rail services

Rail passengers face more misery as guards prepare to stage a three day strike as part of an ongoing dispute. The RMT has announced a new three day walkout at Northern as part of a row over the introduction of driver only operations. The strike action wi

today, 17:17 in Regional North West

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer. Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime - has received reports of the scam, which aims to gather personal det

today, 12:57 in Regional North West

Final call to stride under the stars with St Catherine’s Hospice

Hundreds of supporters will gather in the grounds of St Catherine’s Hospice this Saturday for the charity’s biggest annual fundraiser. Around 900 men, women and children are set to stride out under the stars for the popular Moonlight and Memories Walk, a

today, 11:46 in Regional North West

£8m to ease Preston jams partially caused by Fishergate scheme

Lancashire County Council has admitted that it will cost millions of pounds to cut congestion in Preston city centre following its controversial changes to traffic flow, including the much-maligned £3.4m Fishergate Central Gateway Scheme. The scheme, whi

today, 09:31 in Regional North West

Brave Leyland girl inspires all as she deals with her partial paralysis

One morning, budding gymnast Becky Simpson woke up to severe pain and pins and needles. As the day progressed the 11-year-old lost feeling from the chest down as doctors revealed she had suffered a spinal bleed. Now, 11 months on Becky is still dealing w

Saturday, 06:59 in Regional North West

VIDEO: Everything you need to know about Snapchat's new location sharing Snap Map - according to Snapchat

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends. A new feature on Snapchat allowing anyone to share their location has been explained by Snapchat in depth. The new

Friday, 16:27 in Regional North West

A night of legends in Whittle-le-Woods helps to boost funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

Music legends Elvis Presley and John Lennon were brought to life for one night only as part of a lavish fund-raiser for St Catherine’s Hospice. Gary Gibson performed as his two favourite singers at St Chad’s Parish Centre, Whittle-le-Woods, while special

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West

Funds will be invested back into Croston’s community initiatives

A new charity in Croston will pour funds into village initiatives which bring the community together. Croston, the centre of which is a designated conservation area, was hit by the devastating floods on Boxing Day in 2015. But despite the upheaval that t

Friday, 11:56 in Regional North West

Have a go at... Taekwondo

A Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques Why: Martial arts training improves balance, flexibility, stamina, strength and posture. Unlike many other forms of physical

Friday, 11:22 in Regional North West

Open air production of The Secret Garden in Astley Park Chorley

A theatre production of The Secret Garden is coming to Astley Park’s Walled Garden. The Theatre in the Park event, produced and performed by members of Heartbreak Productions, is organised by Chorley Council. Councillor Alistair Bradley, eader of the bor

Friday, 11:13 in Regional North West

Little ones in Buckshaw Village do their bit for Armed Forces Day

Babies dressed in their best military regalia helped raise over £600 for Armed Forces Day. Marching, blowing bubbles and waving parachutes was the order of the day at toddler sensory class Kidsology run by Vicky Mather at The Hub in Buckshaw Village, Cho

Friday, 10:35 in Regional North West

Lancashire recommends... family-friendly pubs

Readers have voted. Here are the top family-friendly pubs in Lancashire. To view the results click here /where-are-the-best-family-friendly-pubs-in-lancashire-1-8603644 NEXT WEEK: Lancashire recommends... picnic spots. Any recommendations? Email natalie.

Friday, 10:35 in Regional North West

It takes grit and passion to live out your dream

Olympic figure skaters have run a mile to inspire young athletes to achieve their dreams. MEGAN TITLEY spoke to Stacey Kemp and David King to find out what it takes to reach the heady heights of success When two-time Olympians and 10-time British champio

Friday, 10:28 in Regional North West

Cakes help eight-year-old girl from Wheelton raise more than £1,000 for Macmillan

A schoolgirl has raised more than £1,000 by holding a tea party at her home. Grace Smith, who attends Withnell Fold Primary School, baked cakes and sold them to family and friends at her Higher Wheelton Home. She more than doubled her target and raised £

Friday, 10:00 in Regional North West

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