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‘We’re resilient and won’t be beaten by terrorists’

Thirty years as a chief inspector with Greater Manchester Police and eight years as a counter terrorism expert puts James Bonworth in a strong position to try to dissect last Monday’s suicide bomb attack in Manchester. But even with all of his experience

today, 11:38 in Regional North West

MISSING: Man last seen near Stanley Park

Jonathan Kelly was last seen near to Stanley Park on May 26 and police are now appealing for information to track the missing man down. The 51-year-old is described by police as 5'10 tall, of fat build, short fair hair, ruddy complexion. He was last seen

today, 11:09 in Regional North West

Fylde college has birthday bash at top of Tower

A Fylde coast college’s 125th anniversary celebrations continued with a birthday party at the top of the Tower. Blackpool and the Fylde College held the event for former students who have gone on to work for Merlin Entertainments in the resort. Those wor

today, 11:03 in Regional North West

A dog’s life for lucky pets

It’s a dog’s life at a new business opened up to pander to four-legged friends on the Fylde. For after a hard day’s chasing their tail around the purpose-built doggy play centre, the pampered pooches can settle down for a snooze in the chill out zone in

today, 10:52 in Regional North West

Gillian’s number one role

The organisation which represents chartered accountants across the Fylde coast has a new woman at the top. Gillian Bardin has been appointed president of Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales for Lancashire and South Lakeland. She takes

today, 10:43 in Regional North West

Rates appeal system ‘not fit for purpose’

A North West chartered surveyors and property consultants has waded into the Fylde coast business rates row saying that the Government’s appeal system is not fit for purpose. Richard Wackett, partner at Manchester-based Montagu Evans, said the appeals sy

today, 10:34 in Regional North West

Where are the best garden centres in Lancashire?

Are you a proud gardener? Vote her for your favourite garden centre. Voting closes at noon on Thursday. The top ones for each readership area will feature on our shared Lancashire recommends page. This is not a competition. It is a list of recommended pl

today, 10:34 in Regional North West

Plans for field go on show

Plans to revamp a Wyre playing field will go on display at the weekend. Residents will be able to get a closer look at the vision for King George’s Playing Field, in Thornton,which include a woodland trail with play equipment. Also included in the plans,

today, 10:34 in Regional North West

ELECTION 2017: Voters with learning disabilities are being excluded from this election

There are more than 1m people with learning disabilities in the UK and the number is expected to increase. These are people who face exclusion from society more than ever – particularly when it comes to voting. Not enough is done to enable their particip

today, 10:18 in Regional North West

You can Relaxer... Alt-J’s on the way

Indie rock band Alt-J have announced a gig at Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom. Releasing their third album at the end of this week, the band will come to the resort’s legendary music venue on Saturday, September 9, with tickets going on sale at 9am this Fri

today, 10:18 in Regional North West

House party thugs locked up after Fleetwood assault

Two college friends were attacked at a house party by two men armed with a metal pole and knife. Jack Robert Fawcett, 21, of HMP Stoke Heath, admitted assault on November 19 in Fleetwood. He also admitted possessing an offensive weapon on Harris Street.

today, 08:15 in Regional North West

'She was a guardian angel' - family of Michelle Kiss pay emotional tribute

A Ribble Valley mum  who devoted her life to caring for her family and friends was a "guardian angel" who must have protected her daughter in the Manchester bomb blast, says her devastated husband. Tony Kiss, 45, has paid emotional tribute...

today, 06:56 in Regional North West

Police union hit back at home secretary over pressures on service

The union which represents serving police officers in Lancashire has accused Home Secretary Amber Rudd of being in ‘cloud cuckoo land’ over the pressure on officers. Rachel Hanley, chairman of the Lancashire branch of the Police Federation, made her rema

yesterday, 12:45 in Regional North West

Manchester’s Victoria station set to reopen

Manchester’s Victoria station will reopen from tomorrow, it has been announced. The station has been closed ever since the terror attack at the adjacent Manchester Arena, with travel around Lancashire ad Manchester seriously disrupted. Now Northern Rail

yesterday, 12:45 in Regional North West

Are UK pollsters headed for another embarrassing election?

Following the political surprises of 2015 and 2016, there has been much reflection and debate on the accuracy of the polls in the run-up to the impending snap-election of 2017. It is fair to say that, although perhaps somewhat unfair on the pollsters, th

yesterday, 10:41 in Regional North West

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