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Model railway fans on track for annual exhibition

Model railway fans on track for annual exhibition

Model railway enthusiasts will be heading for Padiham next month. For the Nazareth Unitarian Chapel will host the 17th annual model railway exhibition. The popular event features a huge gauge one layout with a live steam radio controlled locomotives,...

today, 08:27 in Regional North West
 
Sun seeking Brits are paying the price for being a nation of over-packers

Sun seeking Brits are paying the price for being a nation of over-packers

If you are planning a trip aboard this half term and toiletries and books are on your check-list, leave them behind. For the chances are you will not be using them when you arrive at your holiday destination, according to new research. Along with...

today, 07:53 in Regional North West
 
Former Lancashire policeman jailed for secretly filming sex encounters with seven women

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...

yesterday, 18:05 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...

yesterday, 17:07 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...

yesterday, 17:07 in Regional North West
 
Lancashire's railways through the lens

Lancashire's railways through the lens

Train lover Martyn Hilbert has been capturing life on Lancashire’s railways on camera since the 1970s. During that period he has chronicled the changing face of the region’s railways recording scenes which have been lost forever including many of the...

yesterday, 15:50 in Regional North West
 
Vital Clitheroe heritage project complete

Vital Clitheroe heritage project complete

A heritage project vital to Clitheroe’s history is now complete – thanks to community spirit and a grant of almost £25,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Volunteers at Low Moor Reading Room and Club would like to thank everyone who has contributed to...

yesterday, 15:38 in Regional North West
 
Some of largest mobile phone providers 'routinely overcharging loyal customers'

Some of largest mobile phone providers 'routinely overcharging loyal customers'

Loyal mobile phone customers are being charged up to £38 a month for handsets they have already paid for if they remain on expired fixed deals, a consumer group has warned. Citizens Advice found three of the four largest mobile phone providers -...

yesterday, 13:53 in Regional North West
 
Wages not keeping pace with 'spiralling' cost of childcare

Wages not keeping pace with 'spiralling' cost of childcare

The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages over the past few years, a new study reveals. Analysis by the TUC showed that in England the average pay of parents with a one-year-old child rose by 12% in...

yesterday, 13:47 in Regional North West
 
Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

The amount of money police forces in England and Wales receive from drivers attending speed awareness courses has jumped by almost a third. Figures obtained by the Press Association show that the contribution a constabulary gets for each person it...

yesterday, 13:47 in Regional North West
 
Brits are not officially 'over the hill' until the age of 83

Brits are not officially 'over the hill' until the age of 83

Brits are not officially "over the hill" until the ripe old age of 83, a new poll revealed yesterday. Researchers surveyed adults in their 50s, 60s and 70s - and discovered that most pensioners are living life to the full, with the majority...

yesterday, 12:53 in Regional North West
 
Grateful dad set to rock curry night extravaganza

Grateful dad set to rock curry night extravaganza

Rock band, Tyro, plan to “curry” on where they left off three years ago by making a comeback at a charity dinner tonight (Friday). The four-piece group will make their return to the stage at St Michael and St John’s Centre, to help raise funds for...

yesterday, 12:18 in Regional North West
 
Motorists in Whalley warned to lock cars

Motorists in Whalley warned to lock cars

Police are warning car owners in the rural village to keep vehicles secure at all times and not to leave valuables on show. The advice comes after a rise of thefts from unlocked cars. A spokesman for Ribble Valley police, said: "Whalley has seen...

yesterday, 11:32 in Regional North West
 
New officers welcomed to Valley’s Labour branch

New officers welcomed to Valley’s Labour branch

The Ribble Valley branch of the Labour Party has elected its new officers and is looking forward to increased campaigning in the borough. Looking back on a successful year, outgoing chairman, Ron Corbin praised the efforts of members who campaigned...

yesterday, 10:28 in Regional North West
 

Demolition of inn marks end of an era for Ribble Valley

The landscape of the Ribble Valley is set to change forever when one of the area's most famous hotels is demolished. Bulldozers are set to move in to demolish the Moorcock Inn, Waddington, that has fallen into disrepair since it closed its doors for...

Thursday, 15:43 in Regional North West
 
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