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Champions of the Great British Cheese

King of the ‘dreamy creamies’ Graham Kirkham has proved top cheese again with Mrs Kirkham’s Lancashire Cheese crowned champions at the Great British Cheese Awards The multi-award winning Goosnargh cheese maker was named ‘Best Artisan Producer’ at the ina

today, 16:09 in Regional North West

Charity day is a family affair

Kind hearted staff from a Grimsargh construction company have helped raised £1,500 for the National Autistic Society The team at John Turner Construction held a their annual family fun day in aid of the charity - site manager from the firm Brian Yates’s

today, 15:53 in Regional North West

Logisitics firm a growing force

International and UK logistics specialist W H Bowker Ltd has announced it is acquiring the warehousing and transport operations at five sites belonging to Potter Logistics Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Potter’s operations are located at Droitwich, Knowsley

today, 15:53 in Regional North West

Fracking support at all-time low level

Public support for fracking has fallen to new lows, a Government survey has revealed. The results come just weeks after gas exploration firm Cuadrilla was given the go-ahead to frack for shale gas in Lancashire. The latest figures from the Department for

today, 15:53 in Regional North West

BREAKING: Search for driver after drugs found following M6 police chase

Police are searching for a driver who fled an overturned car following a high-speed motorway chase. The incident started at about 12.15am on Friday, when police say the car made off from officers when it was requested to stop on the M6. A force spokesman

today, 15:40 in Regional North West

Huge increase in clown craze complaints

A charity has revealed the devastating affect the recent killer clown craze has had on children. And as Halloween approaches it is feared the troubling craze of creepy clowns will reach its peak – with individuals dressing up in clown costumes to intenti

today, 15:31 in Regional North West

Man jailed over text abuse

A MAN who breached a suspended sentence order for a deathly road chase by sending abusive messages to his ex has been jailed for nine months. Daniel Ward, 30, of Windsor Grove, Morecambe, appeared before Preston Crown Court where he admitted harassment.

today, 13:48 in Regional North West

Memory match: PNE v Newcastle

Preston’s tale of woe against Newcastle United in midweek was a familiar one when it comes to games against the Magpies. The Lilywhites’ 6-0 defeat at St James’ Park was their sixth on the spin at the hands of the Tyneside outfit. That is a record which

today, 13:05 in Sport

Sand quarry extension is slammed

RESIDENTS are furious over a decision to extend a sand quarry close to their homes. Lancashire County Council gave the go ahead for the application at Sandons Farm, Sandy Lane, Adlington, near Chorley, which has been operating since 2008. The extraction

today, 12:32 in Regional North West

Flood suits set to aid fire crews in 999 rescues

EVERY firefighter in Lancashire will be equipped with a special flood suit this winter, it can be revealed. Bosses at Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) agreed to spend ‘hundreds of pounds’ each on the waterproof suits after the county was devasta

today, 12:12 in Regional North West

Recollections of city nightspot as it prepares to shut its doors for the final time

Memories have been flooding in of the old Squires nightclub in Preston. Readers have been reminiscing after it was announced on Wednesday that the Market Street club, in its current guise as Cameo and Vinyl, will close permanently after Monday night. It

today, 11:18 in Regional North West

Man who died in M6 horror smash is named

A man who died following a serious collision on the M6 has been named. David Barber, 47, from Garstang, died after his white Citroen Relay van collided with the central reservation near junction 31 at Samlesbury before swerving back across three lanes to

today, 11:05 in Regional North West

Boy robbed of bike by teenagers in Penwortham

A 12-year-old boy has been robbed by a group of teenagers in Penwortham. At about 7pm on Wednesday, October 26, the victim was cycling on Factory Lane, when a teenage boy approached him and pushed him, before demanding his bike. Two more teenage boys the

today, 10:48 in Regional North West

Fire crews tackle house blaze in Penwortham

Fire crews were battling a blaze at a house in Penwortham on Friday morning. Five fire engines and an aerial ladder platform were at the scene in Bramble Court, after they were called just after 4am. Crew Manager Peter Blamire was part of the first team

today, 10:48 in Regional North West

City nightclub to close doors after nearly 50 years

IT was a place where thousands of Prestonians met their future husbands and wives, but now a popular city nightclub will see its last dance. Cameo and Vinyl in Market Street – formerly known as Squires – will stage its final night on Monday with a monste

today, 10:33 in Regional North West

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