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Mum in dock accused of baby murder

A mother accused of the murder of her seven month old baby has appeared before Preston Crown Court. Jennifer Crichton, 34, of Leyland, appeared by video link from Preston Prison where she is on remand over the death of her daughter Amelia, who allegedly

45 min. ago in Regional North West

Magpies’ chase will go down to the wire

Chorley’s quest to secure a play-off spot has been given a timely boost. The Magpies go into tomorrow’s crunch clash against Halifax knowing just a point could be enough to secure a National League North play-off spot if Stockport fail to beat Gloucester

47 min. ago in Sport

Missing sex offender committed offences in Carnforth

Police are appealing for help to find a missing sex offender convicted of historic sex offences in Carnforth. Christopher Spelman, 57, whose last known address was in Liverpool, was last seen in St Helens. He was convicted of a number of historic sex off

today, 12:19 in Regional North West

MISSING: 16-year-old believed to be in Preston

Police are becoming worried about the welfare of a missing 16-year-old who they believe may be in Preston. Joshua Stock, from Gateshead, was last seen at around 6.40pm on Tuesday, April 25, at an address on Elswick Road in Preston, say police. The missin

today, 12:04 in Regional North West

Blackpool police officer convicted for possession of child sex images

A Blackpool police officer has been given a conditional discharge after he was convicted of possession of indecent images of children. PC Andrew Birch, 54, of Blackpool, was summonsed to court in June last year after police received information he was in

today, 11:59 in Regional North West

Top Lancashire hotel has been named the best in England

A Lancashire hotel has been named the best in England at the national tourist awards. The Michelin-starred Northcote Hotel at Langho – home of celebrity chef Nigel Haworth – was named hotel of the year at the Visit England awards. The hotel had already b

today, 11:55 in Regional North West

Residents’ shock and sadness following death of baby girl in Leyland

A woman has appeared in court charged with murdering her baby daughter. Jennifer Crichton, 34, from Leyland, was remanded in custody after the brief hearing before magistrates yesterday. She will appear before Preston Crown Court this morning. I just saw

today, 11:50 in Regional North West

Predatory rapist who 'stroked victim's face' after sickening attack jailed for life

A man who prowled the streets of East Lancashire has been jailed for the rape of a woman after climbing through a window into her home last October. Zsolt Suhaj, 26, of Barkerhouse Road, Nelson was handed a life sentence with a minimum term of 11 years o

today, 11:50 in Regional North West

Man arrested after police pursuit through Burnley

A man was arrested after he tried to escape police and crashed his car into a turn left sign, say police. Police began a pursuit of a Vauxhall Corsa in Burnley after it failed to stop for a patrol car at around 1am on April 28. The offender manged to avo

today, 11:29 in Regional North West

Boss Renno honoured by new Brig contract

Bamber Bridge manager Neil Reynolds admitted it was ‘a honour’ to commit his long-term future to the club. The Brig boss and his assistant Simon Wiles were rewarded with new three-year contracts after Saturday’s 3-1 final day victory over Ossett Albion a

today, 11:07 in Sport

Wife’s moving tribute to husband killed cycling home

A dad-of-two who was killed in a crash as he cycled home from work will be remembered as a ‘fantastic husband and father’, his wife has said. Jonathan Lee, 36, was travelling from BrightRED Digital – the company he founded – in Preston to his St Annes ho

today, 10:49 in Regional North West

Pub glasser is jailed for three years

A man who attacked two people in pubs in Lancaster has been jailed for three years. Lewis Blatchford, who was subject to a suspended jail term for drug dealing at the time, left a young woman with a permanent scar to her nose last May when she told him t

today, 10:30 in Regional North West

Lancashire County Council elections 2017: West Lancashire

Lancashire County Council’s elections will take place on May 4 with some 315 candidates competing for 84 seats at County Hall. Here are the candidates for West Lancashire. Burscough & Rufford Cynthia Dereli - Labour Eddie Pope - Conservative...

today, 10:10 in Regional North West

Lancashire County Council elections 2017: Ribble Valley

Lancashire County Council’s elections will take place on May 4 with some 315 candidates competing for 84 seats at County Hall. Here are the candidates for Ribble Valley. Clitheroe Ian Frank Brown - Conservative Allan McLean Knox - Liberal Democrats Sue R

today, 09:16 in Regional North West

Shrimps’ safety was secured against all the odds

Morecambe host Wycombe Wanderers tomorrow with Shrimps’ boss Jim Bentley saying that securing League Two status after a tumultuous year is a ‘magnificent achievement.’ Bentley’s side may have lost 3-1 at Exeter City on Saturday but results meant the Shri

today, 09:11 in Sport

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