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New role for retiring Chief Constable Finnigan

Lancashire’s retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire. The announcement comes as the officer, who is a CBE and holds the Queen’s Police Medal, prepares to bow out from his top Constabulary job on June 2

today, 13:32 in Regional North West
 

Garstang school’s dance-a-thon to raise cash to fight child cruelty

A day-long dance-a-thon saw dozens of children help to raise money to fight against child cruelty. It saw more than 180 sponsored students at Garstang Saint Thomas’ CE Primary School take turns to dance throughout the six hour school day. The multi-colou

today, 09:56 in Regional North West
 

Tying a yellow ribbon for love

It is a universal message of hope - a symbol for raising awareness of all forms of cancer. And the sea of yellow 
ribbons tied in the grounds of St Catherine’s Hospice in Lostock Hall remember 
hundreds of loved ones who have been cared for by the charit

yesterday, 18:01 in Regional North West
 

10 police stations to close to the public

Ten police stations across Lancashire could shut their doors to the public from next January in a fresh round of economies. The shock news comes just 10 days after retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan spoke out saying cuts to his force had gone too fa

yesterday, 17:18 in Regional North West
 

A jam packed week of music and arts in Ribchester

RIBFEST returns to Ribchester this year with a tremendous line-up. After winning Ribble Valley Tourism’s ‘Event of the Year’ award 2016, festival organisers Ribcaged Productions has organised another jam packed week of music and arts, promising something

yesterday, 15:54 in Regional North West
 

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer. Action Fraud - the UK’s national reporting centre for fraud and cybercrime - has received reports of the scam, which aims to gather personal det

yesterday, 13:02 in Regional North West
 

Nostalgia: Lancaster officer’s diary from Japanese prisoner of war camp

New book tells story of Lancaster officer’s tune held in a notorious Japanese prisoner of war camp. During the Second World War Colonel Cary Owtram OBE was held in Chungkai Japanese Prisoner of War Camp, on the infamous river Kwai. At the time he was 2nd

Saturday, 15:21 in Regional North West
 

Warning to parents as Snapchat now shares your child's exact location - unless you change settings

Social media service Snapchat has introduced a new tracker in its latest update allowing people to see the exact location of their friends. The update allows you to see the exact area, town, street and even house in the street of any user. Some parents g

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 

Have a go at... Taekwondo

A Korean martial art, characterized by its emphasis on head-height kicks, jumping and spinning kicks, and fast kicking techniques Why: Martial arts training improves balance, flexibility, stamina, strength and posture. Unlike many other forms of physical

Friday, 11:26 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire recommends... family-friendly pubs

Readers have voted. Here are the top family-friendly pubs in Lancashire. To view the results click here /where-are-the-best-family-friendly-pubs-in-lancashire-1-8603644 NEXT WEEK: Lancashire recommends... picnic spots. Any recommendations? Email natalie.

Friday, 10:30 in Regional North West
 

Hayseed Dixie to play in Preston

“If you are expecting a big party, you will get a big party.” Hayseed Dixie promise to be all things to the people of Preston as the four-piece band perform at Guild Hall on Wednesday July 5. Lead singer John Wheeler says: “Every person has expectations

Thursday, 10:03 in Regional North West
 

Column: Young people do still have faith

We are living in troubled times and there is certainly a sombre national mood as, at the time of writing, we wake to yet another atrocity in London. What has been able to lift your spirits amongst the darkness? For me, it has been recent contact with you

Thursday, 09:44 in Regional North West
 

Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today. The winning company will be responsible for services on the West Coast Main Line from April 2019 and will design and run the initial HS2 high speed ser

Thursday, 07:57 in Regional North West
 

Guild Wheel’s Peter in call for ‘respect’

The co-creator of the Guild Wheel has called on cyclists and motorists to show more respect for each other after he was injured in a “road rage” confrontation. Peter Ward, 83, suffered bruising to his back and hips when he was thrown onto the bonnet of a

Wednesday, 12:52 in Regional North West
 

More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018. Lancashire County Council admitted today that the road on the outskirts of Preston will now open several months later than plann

Wednesday, 12:12 in Regional North West
 
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