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'Please DO block our spaces' - read the heartwarming note left on ambulance in Lancashire

Nasty notes left on windscreens of ambulances while paramedics are nearby saving lives have dominated the headlines recently. One woman, a 26-year-old from Stoke, sparked outrage after scrawling a vile message that said she didn't care if the 'whole...

yesterday, 12:31 in Regional North West

City gets together to show racial harmony

Preston will show how it is committed to tackling racism and promoting community cohesion with two free events next month. A choral concert and a Flag Market celebration will celebrate Standing Together Against Racism (STAR) for the fifth consecutive...

Friday, 16:50 in Regional North West

Council leader re-bailed by police

The leader of Lancashire County Council, Geoff Driver, has been re-bailed by police as part of the long-running Operation Sheridan fraud investigation. Coun Driver and three other men have been on bail since they were arrested in May last year on...

Friday, 14:23 in Regional North West

The best golf courses in Lancashire

If you fancy becoming the next golfing champion, why not try these courses? Even Rory McIlroy has ventured on one of these greens. To view the vote click here /where-are-the-best-golf-clubs-and-courses-in-lancashire-1-9023466 NEXT WEEK: Where are the...

Friday, 09:57 in Regional North West

Privatising county NHS contract 'will only save 0.07%'

A controversial move to privatise parts of Lancashire’s health services would save just 0.07 per cent, it has been revealed. Last year Lancashire County Council announced that it was awarding the £104m contract for the Healthy Child programme to...

Thursday, 15:21 in Regional North West

REV RON GREENALL: Every picture tells a story

First of all, a few facts about what happened in this week in times past that has relevance for us today. READ MORE: Click here for more stories It was way back in 1678 that John Bunyan published the first art of The Pilgrim’s Progress, while the WI...

Thursday, 13:37 in Regional North West

More teachers are needed to stave off a classroom crisis

Teachers’ leaders fear a classroom crisis as fewer people are entering the profession. According to some statistics the number of would-be teachers has fallen and more qualified teachers are quitting the profession early. Data released by UCAS showed...

Thursday, 12:25 in Regional North West

REV RON GREENALL: Tall stories from Lancashire but always true

I’m asked if I tell you tall stories in these articles – the answer is no, for I deal in facts not fiction. READ MORE: Click here for more of Canon Ron’s weekly reflections However, I do deal in tall storeys when I talk about tall factory chimneys and...

Thursday, 11:13 in Regional North West

Column: Quick, hide the crisps

You can only be tempted by something that attracts you and is accessible. While I love most food and can happily munch my way through a whole range of stuff, I can’t stand fudge. The smell, colour, texture turns my stomach even before a taste has...

Wednesday, 13:08 in Regional North West

Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol. The ad featuring computer generated carrot Kevin was screened extensively as part of the...

Wednesday, 09:19 in Regional North West

Tributes flood in for Garstang champion Norah Hoyles

Countless tributes have been paid to community champion and former mayor, Norah Hoyles. Norah was much-loved in Garstang and its surrounding villages due to her sheer dedication to bettering the community; something that culminated in her being...

Wednesday, 09:19 in Regional North West

Brilliant bistro gets a new lease of life thanks to new ownership

A much-loved Garstang cafe and bar has been taken over by new owners after receiving a huge injection of outside cash. Cobblers Cafe Bar in High Street had recently been listed as up for sale, having only been refurbished in the last two years. The...

Wednesday, 08:07 in Regional North West

First of its kind ice cream festival is coming to Garstang

Yes, you read that correctly! An ice cream festival is coming to town in what appears to be a first of its kind festival for the red rose county. And Garstang Ice Cream Festival will be “bringing something different to town”, so says festival...

Wednesday, 08:07 in Regional North West

Preston’s Skiddle proving just the ticket in making events stay affordable

Preston as a city may be small – but on the music scene map it certainly isn’t. READ MORE: Click here for more on Independent Music Week After all, it was not too long ago Preston’s The Ferret played host to one of today’s most influential male solo...

Tuesday, 17:13 in Regional North West

Call to end stalemate on devolution deal for Lancashire

The campaign to gain devolution for Lancashire has been kickstarted this week by the county council’s Labour opposition group. It is proposing a new way forward to break the deadlock which has so far scuppered plans for a Combined Authority for the...

Tuesday, 13:03 in Regional North West

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