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Half-time words spark Lilywhites’ gutsy comeback

Simon Grayson admitted that it needed a tactical change and a strong half-time team talk to get Preston back into their clash with Aston Villa. The Lilywhites battled back from being 2-0 down to draw 2-2, with Jordan Hugill on target twice in a 12-minute

today, 15:34 in Sport
 

Milnthorpe wildlife park earns top certificate of excellence

Milnthorpe’s Wildlife Oasis have had a very happy new year as they’ve received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence after being recognised for “Superior Service”. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller revie

today, 15:22 in Regional North West
 

Sean Gregan’s exclusive column

Simon Grayson will have been very pleased with Preston North End’s attitude and character in coming back from being behind to get a draw against Aston Villa. Being 2-0 down anywhere is difficult to recover from but especially so at Villa Park in front of

today, 15:15 in Sport
 

CCTV APPEAL: Police appeal after attempted burglary

Police are appealing for information following an attempted burglary in Leyland. The incident happened last month on 19 December at around 4am on Lowther Crescent in Leyland. A police spokesperson said: "The owner of the property woke up at...

today, 14:02 in Regional North West
 

All lanes re-opened following earlier HGV fire on M61

One lane has been re-opened on the M61 following a HGV fire by the Bolton West Services, say fire services. Lane three of four is closed between junctions 6 and 8 on the Northbound carriageway. The fire started on the rear axle of the HGV at around 9am o

today, 14:02 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire Police crackdown on mobile phone use behind the wheel

Police in Lancashire are taking part in a national crackdown on illegal mobile phone use behind the wheel. The campaign starts today and police have already handed out several fines across Lancashire. Drivers caught using their phones in Lancashire today

today, 11:17 in Regional North West
 

Sharp rise in reports of serious crime in Lancashire

Reports of serious crimes including assaults and sex offences have risen by more than 25 per cent in the past year. New figures released by the Office of National Statistics show overall crime has risen by 10 per cent in Lancashire with 102,079 incidents

today, 10:56 in Regional North West
 

Woman charged with murder

A woman has been charged with the murder of a man in Blackburn. Deanha Neely, 32, of no fixed address will appear at Blackburn Magistrates Court on Monday 23 January. A second woman aged 34 from Great Harwood who was also arrested on suspicion of murder

today, 10:34 in Regional North West
 

DIY SOS-style makeover helps couple in need

Lancaster’s answer to TV show DIY SOS took place in Crag Bank at the weekend, when 10 engineers gathered from across the country to help a disabled man. Local engineers were joined by others from as far away as Ireland, Birmingham, Kent, Liverpool and Ma

today, 10:23 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire MP demands help during weekend rail closures

​A Lancashire MP has demanded clear signage and proper disabled access for train passengers as weekend rail closures begin. Blackpool South MP Gordon Marsden has written to Network Rail asking for reassurances about the bus replacement service and other

today, 10:05 in Regional North West
 

Funding warning as figures show rise in serious crime across Lancashire

Reports of serious crimes including assaults and sexual offences have risen by more than 25 per cent in the past year. New figures released by the Office of National Statistics show overall crime has rise by 10 per cent in Lancashire with 102,079 inciden

today, 09:57 in Regional North West
 

Lucky escape for driver of two-crash car

A driver had a lucky escape yesterday after the car he was driving was involved in two crashes on the M6, say fire services. The Northbound carriageway of the M6 was closed after the car was first involved in a collision with a milk tanker. The accident

today, 09:46 in Regional North West
 

Heysham gran attack family says NHS let dad down

“It should never have come to this. They failed him so many times.” Charlotte Youren believes the lack of support her father Philip received contributed to his mental health deteriorating to the extent where eventually he attacked his own mother with a p

today, 09:46 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire couple restage wedding reception after groom rushed to hospital first time round

“We’re married, but we’ve never had our first dance.” David and Andrea Croft’s dream wedding was dramatically cut short after the speeches when the groom unexpectedly collapsed in the honeymoon suite, unable to catch his breath. Wearing his full wedding

today, 09:31 in Regional North West
 

City firm a leading light in league table

Lancashire based PFP Energy has been named second in the annual customer satisfaction survey by Which? Since its launch two years ago, the Preston firm has grown to 40,000 customers, largely by word of mouth and recommendation. Citizen’s Advice Bureau al

today, 09:31 in Regional North West
 


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