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Man with links to Chorley and Preston wanted on recall to prison

Callum McAllister, 19, from Chorley is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence. He was originally sentenced to 24 weeks in custody in July following his involvement in the theft of a doctor’s bag and car from Chorley Hospital

16 min. ago in Regional North West

New Indian restaurant planned for busy Preston road

A new Indian restaurant is planned for one of Preston’s busiest arterial roads. An application has been submitted to the city council for a change of use for 47-49 New Hall Lane from an insurance brokers business to an eatery. Applicant Khalid Mahmood fr

16 min. ago in Regional North West

Santa’s real life little helper

It is one of the dilemmas of the Christmas countdown just what do you get for that person in your life who has everything. A personal shopper might just have the answers. Mike Hill reports Feeling the strain of the Christmas shopping season? Is pressie-h

48 min. ago in Regional North West

Hello again Mr Wenger

Simon Grayson has stood in the technical area next to Arsene Wenger three times in his managerial career and will get a fourth chance next month when Preston North End host Arsenal at Deepdale. Grayson pitted his wits against Wenger in three FA Cup games

56 min. ago in Sport

DRIVE FOR JUSTICE: ‘Was Phillipa only worth two-and-a-half years?’

Seven years on, a devastated family are still ‘torturing themselves’ over why their beloved daughter’s male friend - who had been drinking all day and was uninsured - was driving her car when it crashed at 80mph in a 40 mph zone. The 19-year-old died in

today, 15:18 in Regional North West

Updated: Alert after ‘jump’ threat at bus station

Emergency services were called to Preston bus station tonight after a man on the roof was threatening to jump. Police, fire and ambulance services were all at the scene and there were road closures in and around the ring road. Rush traffic was backing up

today, 14:47 in Regional North West

Keepers of poultry warned to keep birds inside to protect from bird flu

The Chief Veterinary Officer has declared a Prevention Zone to help protect poultry from a strain of Avian Flu in Europe The Government Chief Vet has declared a Prevention Zone introducing enhanced biosecurity requirements for poultry and captive birds,

today, 14:04 in Regional North West

Man stabbed in Blackpool street

A man was stabbed as he walked home from a Blackpool pub. The incident happened at around 1.40am on Saturday in Lytham Road, South Shore. The 26-year-old man, was walking home from the Auctioneer pub where he had been drinking with friends. After he cros

today, 13:59 in Regional North West

LATEST: Over 100 firefighters called from across Lancashire to battle blaze in Altham

Over 100 firefighters have been called to battle a blaze at a salvage yard in Accrington. Lancashire Fire services have said that firefighters are starting to have an impact on the fire which saw around 400 vehicles on fire at Excell Recycling Centre on

today, 13:33 in Regional North West

Gas alert at Lancashire nuclear plant

An alert was sparked at Heysham 2 power station in Lancashire today after hydrogen was detected on site​ ​Operators EDF Energy said staff ​at the nuclear plant ​were “mustered” as a precaution. There was no evacuation and staff retu​rned to work. Around

today, 12:12 in Regional North West

Burglary scare was just a window cleaning ‘shammy’

A police burglary alert has been dropped after a culprit came clean. Officers in Farington crossed the crime spree off their list when a window cleaner stepped forward and revealed all. Worried residents had contacted police when white crosses marked in

today, 12:00 in Regional North West

County Council leaders lobby MPs at Westminster

A cross party delegation from Lancashire County Council travelled to Parliament today to spell out to county MPs the financial crisis looming at the council. The Westminster meeting followed a vote at the last full county council meeting in October that

today, 11:30 in Regional North West

PNE to keep eye on injured winger

Preston North End will monitor Aiden McGeady’s fitness this week after the winger pulled up with an injury during the defeat at Sheffield Wednesday. McGeady hurt his groin late in the first half but played on until half-time, forcing Owls keeper Keiren W

today, 11:12 in Sport

Fans pleased with PNE refund

Preston North End supporters have welcomed the club’s decision to refund fans out of the fines handed out to Eoin Doyle and Jermaine Beckford. The 801 PNE followers who were in the away end for the 2-1 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough have b

today, 09:01 in Sport

Borthwick set for Lions coaching role

Steve Borthwick’s rapid rise to the higher echelon of rugby coaching seems set to continue in Dublin today. Just a year after being brought on board by England boss Eddie Jones as forwards specialist, former Preston Grasshoppers star and Red Rose skipper

today, 08:56 in Sport

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