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Horse box bursts into flames on motorway

A horse box burst into flames forcing the driver to pull off the motorway. Fire crews were called after a woman on her way to pick up a horse saw the box catch fire as she travelled along the M61. The driver came to a halt near the roundabout by the Hart

today, 06:57 in Regional North West

Retirement village gets in the festive spirit

Shoppers and local families started the festive season with a Christmas afternoon event at a retirement village in Chorley. Shoppers and local families started the festive season with a Christmas afternoon event at a retirement village in Chorley. The an

Saturday, 11:20 in Regional North West

Liverpool at Christmas - a fantastic festive weekend break

When you imagine a city break your brain most likely conjures up the likes of Paris, Rome, Amsterdam or even New York. But have you ever thought​ about a trip​ a little closer to home? The North West boasts a number of magnificent cities and when I was o

Saturday, 09:51 in Regional North West

Lancashire dad accused of baby murder ‘changed story’

A dad accused of murdering his baby son changed his story ‘in a final throw of the dice’ to escape justice, a court heard. Kane Kennedy, 20, told a fellow inmate he had slept in a separate room from seven-month-old Oskar on the night before he died, whil

Friday, 15:37 in Regional North West

Raising the stakes when Rainbow House held a Las Vegas casino ball

When in Vegas... the cash comes flooding in. Staff at Rainbow House were delighted with their Las Vegas Ball at Guild Hall, Preston, which raised £50,000 for its conductive education services. After enjoying a welcome drink on arrival, 300 guests sat dow

Friday, 14:44 in Regional North West

Man beaten with dog chain and robbed in Preston

Police are appealing for information after a man was beaten with a dog chain and robbed in Preston. The 20-year-old man, was cycling along Sellers Street near to Dodgson Road at around 10.45pm on December 1 when he was approached by two men who had a dog

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West

TalkTalk hit by massive cyber attack

TalkTalk has said it has been affected by the same cyber attack that left Post Office broadband customers without an internet connection. The attack used a piece of malware known as the Mirai worm, which is spread via compromised computers and works by t

Friday, 14:02 in Regional North West

LATEST: Man who died following collision close to the M65 is named

Police have confirmed that the father of four killed in yesterday's crash near the M65 was Qaisar Abbas of Halifax Road, Brierfield. Police are appealing for witnesses after the 37-year-old man died following a collision in Hapton. Police were called aro

Friday, 10:47 in Regional North West

Preston hospital cancels appointments after IT ‘glitch’

ROYAL Preston Hospital cancelled an ‘unknown’ number of patients’ appointments today after a technical glitch with the computer system. Hospital chiefs say that the issue could be fixed anytime in the next two to 24 hours so appointments booked for tomor

Friday, 08:24 in Regional North West

Fond farwell to man who ‘filled his life with service’

A pillar of the community in Chorley has died aged 95 following a lifetime of service to the area. Roy Sidney Fisher had a sense of duty and service which those who knew him said “filled his life”. Between the 1950s and 80s he was district commissioner o

Thursday, 20:45 in Regional North West

Looking good for Xmas No 1

PRESTON beauty Elizabeth Grant might be taking on the world in Washington DC, but she also has her sights set on a Christmas Number One. The reigning Miss England, who is in the United States competing in the Miss World contest, is keeping a close eye on

Thursday, 16:56 in Regional North West

Retired but still running...

Residents at Buckshaw’s retirement village were put through their paces during a festive run. More than 30 runners from South Ribble Runners and their family and friends joined members of Grange Assisted Living for a five-mile run to mark the launch of a

Thursday, 16:25 in Regional North West

Thieves steal cash from 70 year old woman in Chorley

A 70-year-old woman was the victim of pickpockets in Chorley on Tuesday, December 29. While the victim was distracted at a market stall someone had taken money from her pocket at around 1.40pm. She had withdrawn money from a bank in Cleveland Street in t

Thursday, 16:11 in Regional North West

Man armed with baseball bat robs Clayton Brook shop

Police have released images of a man they would like to trace following a robbery at McColls convenience store on Tunley Holme, Clayton Brook. The incident happened at around 8.10pm on October 23rd when an offender entered the store through the front, ar

Thursday, 12:19 in Regional North West

Prison workers accused of misconduct

Two employees at HMP Wymott in Leyland have appeared in court accused of a conspiracy to commit misconduct in a public office. Jennifer Forshaw, 28, who worked as a teacher for the prison service, is accused of committing misconduct by having an affair w

Thursday, 12:10 in Regional North West

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