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Mum-of-three Michelle killed in Manchester blast

A Ribble Valley mother has been confirmed as among those killed in the Manchester Arena bomb blasts. Mother-of-three Michelle Kiss was taken away in the “most traumatic way imaginable”, her family said as they vowed to “draw from the courage and strength

today, 17:14 in Regional North West

County mum confirmed as killed in Manchester bomb attack

A Lancashire mum has been confirmed as the latest victim of the Manchester bomb attack. The 45-year-old mother, who has not been publicly named, from the Ribble Valley had been at Manchester Arena with her daughter to watch Ariana Grande She had been pos

today, 14:22 in Regional North West

Academy is ready to lead new rural hub

Garstang Academy is planning to join forces with an major academy group - across the border in Blackpool. The school is one of only a handful of standalone academies in the Lancashire Education Authority area and caused a storm of protest when it broke a

today, 13:49 in Regional North West

The Dukes, Lancaster is staging Treasure Island at Williamson Park this summer

The Dukes, Lancaster is to create treasured memories 30 years on and will celebrate three decades of promenading in the park with a visit to Treasure Island this summer. This comes hot on the heels of winning the 2016 UK Theatre Award for Best Show for C

today, 13:00 in Regional North West

Missing Martyn Hett confirmed a victim of Manchester bomb blast

The partner of Martyn Hett, who went missing in the Manchester bomb blasts, has confirmed that he was killed in the atrocity. Russell Hayward tweeted a tribute to his "soul mate" this morning and hundreds of people expressed their sympathies...

today, 12:21 in Regional North West

First glimpse of a landmark new Preston gateway

A glimpse of what a landmark Preston gateway could look like has been unveiled. Architects who won a public vote last year have released the first images of their plans to transform the Adelphi roundabout and the former University of Central Lancashire F

today, 11:27 in Regional North West

Three men arrested in connection with Manchester bombings

Three men have been arrested in connection with the Manchester concert bombing as a huge investigation into the attack gathers pace. They were detained after police executed warrants in south Manchester. A total of four people have now been arrested as p

today, 11:14 in Regional North West

Brave auntie who shielded her niece from Manchester terror attack confirmed among victims

The family of a brave auntie who shielded niece from the Manchester Arena terror attack has confirmed she is among the dead. Kelly Brewster, 32, who had been to the concert with her sister, Claire Booth, 34, and her 11-year-old niece, Hollie Booth, had b

today, 08:36 in Regional North West

Manchester Victoria likely to remain closed for several days after Manchester Arena bomb

A number of services will be impacted on Wednesday May 24 due to the ongoing closure of Manchester Victoria station following Monday evening’s terrorist incident at Manchester Arena, say Northern. The following routes will be impacted: Leeds – Manchester

today, 08:00 in Regional North West

Missing schoolgirl Olivia Campbell confirmed among Manchester Arena bomb blast victims

The mother of a 15-year-old girl has paid tribute to her "precious" daughter as she revealed she had died in the Manchester Arena bombing. Olivia Campbell, from Bury, Greater Manchester, was among 22 people killed by suicide bomber Salman...

today, 06:27 in Regional North West

Postcard sent in 1966 FINALLY arrives in Garstang - 62 years late

Garstang resident Lynn Harter was delighted to receive a birthday postcard only to be left puzzled after discovering it was nearly 62 years late. Slightly dog eared but otherwise in perfect condition, the postcard featuring a historic picture of the land

yesterday, 14:59 in Regional North West

Islamic state claim responsibility for Manchester Arena suicide bombing

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the Manchester suicide bombing. A lone bomber detonated a homemade device packed with nuts and bolts in the foyer of the Manchester Arena as thousands of young people were leaving a concert by

yesterday, 14:22 in Regional North West

Nurse aims to deter cancer with lifestyle tips

A Preston nurse – Louise Dewhurst – has an extensive knowledge of the devastating impact cancer can have on a patient and their families. She also understands the value of efforts and achievements by Cancer Research UK (CRUK) as she works alongside the c

yesterday, 13:41 in Regional North West

School prays for bomb victim Georgina

Pupils and staff at bomb victim Georgina Callander’s old school were holding a special assembly today to remember the popular student. Students and staff at bomb victim Georgina Callander’s old school were holding a special assembly today to remember the

yesterday, 13:23 in Regional North West

Bishops attack Manchester bombing as “barbaric beyond words or belief.”

Anglican bishops in Lancashire have issued a joint statement today condemning the bombing at the Manchester Arena. The Rt Rev. Julian Henderson, Bishop of Blackburn, the Rt Rev. Geoff Pearson, Bishop of Lancaster and the Rt Rev. Philip North, Bishop of B

yesterday, 12:24 in Regional North West

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