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BrightHouse ordered to compensate customers

BrightHouse ordered to compensate customers

Rent-to-own firm BrightHouse has agreed to pay out £14.8 million in redress to 249,000 customers after the financial watchdog found that it did not act as a "responsible lender". The compensation is linked to 384,000 customer lending...

27 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Drivers are being warned about fake speeding fine notices

Drivers are being warned about fake speeding fine notices

The police are asking drivers to look out for these speeding fines in their emails. The notice, complete with official letterhead, informs the recipient of intention to prosecute after an apparent speeding incident. It goes on to describe the offence...

44 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Millie's Butterfly Ball in Preston in aid of Derian House

Millie's Butterfly Ball in Preston in aid of Derian House

A Leyland mum is hosting a magical ball to raise funds for Derian House, which supports her daughter. Emma Bell is organising Millie’s Butterfly Ball on Saturday, November 4 in the Invincibles Lounge at Preston North End, from 7pm. Her three-year-old...

44 min. ago in Regional North West
 
Park and ride for Chorley begins

Park and ride for Chorley begins

Visitors to Chorley town centre can benefit from free all day parking as a new park and ride service begins to cope with increasing visitors. The market town is bucking the national trend with visitor numbers remaining steady. And on the main market...

today, 09:41 in Regional North West
 
Chorley court listings - Tuesday October 24 2017

Chorley court listings - Tuesday October 24 2017

Here is a summary of cases heard at Chorley Magistrates' Court. Faruk Chabdu, 47, of Buchanan Street, Chorley, was fined £300 by Chorley magistrates for giving information relating to the identification of the driver of a vehicle, who was alleged to...

today, 09:41 in Regional North West
 
Halving Lancashire's road signs budget will cost lives warning

Halving Lancashire's road signs budget will cost lives warning

A decision to slash the budget for renewing road signs and highway markings in Lancashire will put lives at risk, critics claim. Lancashire County Council’s cabinet has approved a £500,000 cut in the funding for renewal work. The savings will mean...

yesterday, 18:34 in Regional North West
 
'Gentle giant’ Ian Calver dies at home in Euxton

'Gentle giant’ Ian Calver dies at home in Euxton

The family of ‘gentle giant’ Ian Calver who has died aged 36 have paid tribute to him. Ian died at home in Euxton after having an epileptic fit on Monday, October 16. He was a son to Dorothy, a brother to David, 41, and Paul, 40, and an uncle to six...

yesterday, 15:59 in Regional North West
 

Harry returns to village flooded by 2015 storm to check recovery progress

Prince Harry has returned to a village which was devastated by floods in Storm Desmond to see how the recovery effort progressed. He first visited St Michael's on Wyre in February last year after the floods in December 2015 damaged 1,700 businesses...

yesterday, 15:21 in Regional North West
 
Royal visit to new Chorley high school

Royal visit to new Chorley high school

Starting high school was certainly a buzz for Iain Halsall, as he met Princess Margaret during his first term. The Royal member opened the school during a special afternoon of celebrations at St Michael’s C of E High School, in Chorley, in October...

yesterday, 13:38 in Regional North West
 
South Ribble mum creates Magical Story Jars

South Ribble mum creates Magical Story Jars

If you look inside this special jar, you will find a forest of candy floss and a cheeky, ticklish tiger. For Beth De Nobrega, making up fun stories with her two children, Freya, six, and Max, two, is an important part of her life. When she began...

yesterday, 11:29 in Regional North West
 
Home-Start volunteers complete course to support Lancashire families

Home-Start volunteers complete course to support Lancashire families

Nine Home-Start volunteers successfully completed a preparation course to enable them to support families across Lancashire. They received a certificate presented by Jeannie Stirling, chairman of Home-Start Central Lancashire, and had a celebration...

Sunday, 20:23 in Regional North West
 
Flood alerts remain after Lancashire battered by Storm Brian

Flood alerts remain after Lancashire battered by Storm Brian

Flood alerts were still in place across parts of Lancashire today in the wake of Storm Brian. Although there was flash flooding, roads partially blocked and wind damage, there have been no reports so far of any major incidents in central Lancashire...

Sunday, 09:35 in Regional North West
 

Former Lancashire policeman jailed for secretly filming sex encounters with seven women

An ex- Lancashire police officer who secretly filmed his sexual encounters with seven women has been jailed for three years. Former international athlete Jayson Lobo, 48, who won the British 800m title in 1998, met most of his victims on dating...

Friday, 17:58 in Regional North West
 
Could your finances withstand rising mortgage rates?

Could your finances withstand rising mortgage rates?

Lenders have been raising their fixed mortgage rates in recent weeks - so here's what you need to consider and how you can still bag a good deal. It's crunch time for borrowers considering taking out a new fixed-rate mortgage deal. Lenders have been...

Friday, 17:11 in Regional North West
 
Ask an expert: Why has my husband been so bad tempered and stressed since our baby was born?

Ask an expert: Why has my husband been so bad tempered and stressed since our baby was born?

A US researcher highlights possible biological causes of postnatal depression in new dads, as well as how to deal with the problem. I've got a two-month-old baby and my husband has become increasingly bad-tempered and stressed since she was born. Is...

Friday, 17:11 in Regional North West
 
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