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Inferno at paints factory

Back in the early 1970s, a Leyland business was rocked by a huge fire at its storage unit. The blaze tore through £3,000,000 worth of stock owned by Leyland Paints, which was kept in Brook Mill, in Orchard Street. The smoke could be seen for miles and mo

today, 15:42 in Regional North West

Britain's 12 Brexit objectives - which are the most important?

Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House. Here are the 12 objectives for Britain's Brexit negotiations, as set out in Theresa May's speech at Lancaster House. But which ones are t

today, 15:09 in Regional North West

Where are the best health stores?

Selling anything from vitamins, protein shakes, nuts and vegetables health stores are a useful place to stock up on the essentials. Vote here for your favourite health store. The top ones in our readership area will feature in our Lancashire recommends p

yesterday, 16:15 in Regional North West

Lancaster venue to celebrate 30 years of outdoor theatre

After winning the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People with its outdoor walkabout version of The Hobbit, The Dukes has chosen a new adaptation of Treasure Island for its 30th anniversary of promenading in Lancaster’s Williams

yesterday, 15:45 in Regional North West

Music series resumes with string trio at Knowle Green Village Hall

Classical music returns to a village hall next month when a popular, non profit making lunchtime concert series resumes. The first of the new monthly series at Knowle Green village hall will feature Manchester’s ‘New World String Trio’ led by Andrew Long

yesterday, 15:45 in Regional North West

How much has Lancashire Constabulary’s three year investigation into One Connect Ltd cost?

Lancashire’s Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has been challenged to provide an update on the cost and progress of the long running police investigation into the former BT /County Council partnership One Connect Ltd. County Coun Bill Winlow, leader of t

yesterday, 14:51 in Regional North West

Top things to do at the weekend (January 20 to 22)

Here is our guide of things to do this weekend in Lancashire. PAID: Pigeon Show, Blackpool, Saturday January 21 and Sunday January 22 Royal Pigeon Racing Association hosts the two day event at Winter Gardens, from 9am until 5pm on Saturday and 9am until

yesterday, 09:39 in Regional North West

Police launch dramatic chase after burglary at salvage yard

Police launched a dramatic hunt after a man was disturbed following a suspected break-in at a car salvage yard in Bilsborrow. Officers were called to the incident on Garstang Road at around 9.45pm on 15 January, after a witness disturbed the suspected bu

yesterday, 09:05 in Regional North West

Lancashire recommends.... top independent gyms

As January appears to be the month where gyms experience the highest amount of new joiners, we take a look at the most popular independent gyms in the area. Readers have voted and here are the top six: Motivated Fitness, Tarleton Motivated Fitness, in Ch

Saturday, 11:29 in Regional North West

Lucky numbers measure up to big lotto win

A Chorley forklift driver has won £186,000 on the Irish Lotto after using the numbers of the metric measurements he applies in his everyday work. The 52-year-old truck driver, who asked not to be named, placed a £5 bet on the Irish Lotto with the importa

Friday, 16:06 in Regional North West

Anna can-can at the Moulin Rouge

Taking to one of the most famous stages in the world, Anna Coope says being part of the Moulin Rouge is a “dream”. The 23-year-old dancer from Garstang performs twice a night at the ‘home of the can-can’ in Paris. The cabaret performer, who grew up in La

Friday, 15:35 in Regional North West

Crackdown on hare hunters

Police and a countryside organisation have teamed up to encourage people to report hare coursing. The CLA and Lancashire police have teamed up to create warning signs about the wildlife crime, advising them to call police on 101. They will be displayed i

Friday, 15:03 in Regional North West

Fantastic donation for state-of-the-art imaging system gives hope to cancer patients

Cancer patients will now have access to a state-of-the-art, high definition imaging system that helps doctors get a clearer picture of certain types of cancers thanks to the ‘fantastic effort’ of Preston Muslim Society who have raised £61,500. The £110,0

Friday, 11:49 in Regional North West

Five generations celebrate new Christmas addition

The birth of a baby girl made this Christmas very special for one family. Eliza Hall was born on December 17 at Royal Lancaster Infirmary, just in time for five generations to spend the festive season together. And the birth saw 94-year-old Jack Swarbric

Friday, 10:46 in Regional North West

Lorry driver killed in late night motorway crash

A 48-year-old man from St Helens died in hospital after last night's M6 crash, police have said. He suffered fatal injuries after his HGV collided with another close to the junction with the M55 at around 11.45pm, and died after being taken to Royal Pres

Friday, 10:10 in Regional North West

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