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Warning of yet more 'severe disruption' on rail network

Train bosses have warned of yet more trouble on the county's rail network today. Operator Northern has admitted that there will be 'severe disruption' on lines between Preston, Blackpool, Wigan and Lancaster. The operator, which has struggled in...

today, 10:34 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire colleges to pioneer new 'T level', announces minister

Four Lancashire colleges have been picked to pioneer a new ‘T level’ qualification. Education secretary Damian Hinds announced today that four county colleges – Cardinal Newman college in Preston, Runshaw College in Leyland, Blackpool & The Fylde...

today, 10:34 in Regional North West
 

Firefighters 7,500m climb for fellow life-savers

Preesall firefighters are putting their fitness to the test today as they embark on a 7,500m ladder climb to support their fellow life-savers. They are raising money for the Fire Fighters Charity to celebrate the cause's 75th year of helping...

yesterday, 14:28 in Regional North West
 

Man jailed for selling sick puppies then going on run

A man has been jailed for selling sick puppies after going on the run for almost two years Patrick Ward was importing puppies and selling them. But the RSPCA began an investigation after buyers complained that the animals they bought were sick. RSPCA...

yesterday, 11:04 in Regional North West
 

UPDATE: M6 closed after smash

The M6 was closed northbound after a crash in the early hours of the morning. The northbound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 32 at Broughton and 33 at Lancaster has now reopened, although traffic in the area is still heavy. There was also also...

yesterday, 08:56 in Regional North West
 

Seventeen foot super screen ready for summer of football

A sky high 17-foot screen – costing £20,000 – has been set up at a city centre pub to cheer on England in this summer’s World Cup. The Bull & Royal in Church Street has invested in the new piece of kit ahead of the international competition as it...

Friday, 16:11 in Regional North West
 

Longridge's Palace Cinema opens bigger and better than ever before after five month refurbishment

The future looks bright for the future of independent arts and entertainment as Lancashire’s historic Palace Cinema reopens its doors to the public. The vintage cinema, based in Market Place just east of Preston in the market town of Longridge,...

Friday, 16:02 in Regional North West
 

Best pubs to stop by during a walk in Lancashire

It's the perfect weather for a stroll in Lancashire's countryside or coastal areas. Readers have voted. To view the vote click here /where-are-the-best-pubs-to-drop-by-during-a-walk-in-lancashire-1-9173248

Friday, 09:32 in Regional North West
 

United Utliities spends £817m on regions water service

Water firm United Utilities has pumped more than £817m into improving its North West network that service Lancashire. According to UU’s annual results, published this week, the funds are part of a five year investment programme worth £3.8bn. The £817m...

Friday, 09:27 in Regional North West
 

Manchester Survivors Choir release charity single to mark first anniversary of Arena attack

The Manchester Survivors Choir has released a charity single to raise money for those affected by the Manchester Arena bombing. Teaming up with Manchester band Prose, the choir has released A City United to mark the anniversary of the attack. Cath...

Friday, 08:44 in Regional North West
 

Putting Lancashire’s charity money in the right place

There are plenty of philanthropists out there in Lancashire. Hundreds of Lancashire firms want to make a difference But they have not always got the time They might have a great idea and a good cause and then run out of steam. If so –you need to get...

Thursday, 19:26 in Regional North West
 

A masterclass in the art of the summer barbecue

When the sun appears, you can guarantee many a barbecue will be dusted down from the shed and the fridge will stocked up with sausages and burgers. For the slightly more adventurous of us, ribs and chicken breasts might be prepared for throwing on the...

Thursday, 16:14 in Regional North West
 

Motorists urged to avoid peak journey times over the Bank Holiday Weekend

Lancashire is set to bake once again this Spring Bank Holiday, with county temperatures set to rocket to 23C. And ahead of the weekend travellers have been warned to expect a busy weekend on Lancashire’s roads and rail network with thousands expected...

Thursday, 08:57 in Regional North West
 

Column: Mapping out life

I realised the other day I have stopped using maps. In years gone by I would happily spend hours poring over maps, especially in the run-up to holidays. I would look for the unusual and plan interesting diversions. My favourite was in the USA where I...

Wednesday, 16:32 in Regional North West
 

Witness city's best artists at work at Harris Museum's 'Art Zoo' project

Turner Prize-winning artist Lubaina Himid will be one of many artists taking part at the Harris Museum’s ‘Art Zoo’. The event is “an absurdist event that will give visitors to the Harris a glimpse into an exciting and vibrant world”, according to...

Wednesday, 14:51 in Regional North West
 
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