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Drunk burglar used giraffe sculpture to smash his way into shop

A drunk burglar has been given a community order after using a giraffe sculpture as a battering ram to smash his way into a shop. Edward Galbraith fell asleep at the crime scene after drinking Lambrini and John Smith's beer with friends before...

Lancashire Evening Post, Thursday, 16:22
 

'Smiling killer' who chopped up wife's body could be released from prison

A calculating killer jailed for life after he strangled his wife and cut up her body could be released from prison. Jealous husband Mitchell Quy murdered his wife and mum-of-two Lyndsey Quy in 1998. Today Lyndsey's devastated dad Peter Wilson, said...

Liverpool Echo, Thursday, 16:12
 

Lancaster Health Festival gets Royal seal of approval

This weekend’s Lancaster Health Festival has received a Royal seal of approval from Buckingham Palace. Although it’s unlikely Her Majesty will be taking part in the 2,000 person conga around Lancaster Castle on Sunday from 1pm, Queen Elizabeth II has...

Lancashire Evening Post, Thursday, 16:06
 

What next for Pendle Heritage Centre?

The future of Pendle Heritage Centre is hanging in the balance, as councillors are due to determine its future next week. A Pendle Borough Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening in Nelson Town Hall will discuss the lease and freehold for the...

Burnley Express, Thursday, 16:04
 

What next for Pendle Heritage Centre?

The future of Pendle Heritage Centre is hanging in the balance, as councillors are due to determine its future next week. A Pendle Borough Council meeting scheduled for Tuesday evening in Nelson Town Hall will discuss the lease and freehold for the...

Pendle Today, Thursday, 16:01
 

Blackpool's sea defences 'need to be put right'

0 Have your say Further fears have been raised over the state of Anchorsholme's sea defences despite reassurances damaged areas of the concrete wall are being fixed. In her report to full council, Blackpool's deputy leader Coun Gillian Campbell said...

Blackpool Gazette, Thursday, 15:59
 

Burnley tech firm looking to the future with new appointments

Digital technology firm Seriun have strengthened operations through two recent appointments. Mark Edwards has joined the Billingtion Road business as operations director while Matthew Whittaker joins as service desk manager. They both previously...

Burnley Express, Thursday, 15:53
 

Holidaymaker shows how baggage handlers treat suitcases at airport

A holidaymaker has shared footage of baggage handlers forcibly throwing cases at Manchester Airport. In the video, which has been shared on Facebook, the two baggage handlers can be seen transferring passengers suitcases from a conveyor belt, off a...

Liverpool Echo, Thursday, 15:53
 

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: 10-year animal ban for woman who let pet dog suffer

A woman has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after her emaciated pet dog was found abandoned dead in her rubbish-strewn garden shed. Kelly Hare left Bieber, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to suffer after the dog swallowed a 30cm by 12cm...

Lancashire Evening Post, Thursday, 15:53
 

'Summer of brutality' is a warning to nature lovers

A Wigan nature enthusiast is urging residents to respect wildlife after a summer of alarming incidents at a well-known beauty spot. David Earley has come forward to ask for an end to the spate of concerning attacks on birds and trees at Amberswood...

Wigan Today, Thursday, 15:51
 

More train strikes including Grand Final day

Train passengers in Wigan will face more rail strikes throughout October - with disruption set to include the day of the Super League Grand Final. Northern employees will down tools on three Saturdays next month including October 13, the day of rugby...

Wigan Today, Thursday, 15:51
 

Councillors block Blackpool music school plan

0 Have your say A bid to extend a music school fell on deaf ears when councillors refused permission for the scheme. John Shaw, of Blackpool Music Academy, on Waterloo Road, South Shore, had applied for permission to build a two storey extension at...

Blackpool Gazette, Thursday, 15:48
 

WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES: 10-year animal ban for woman who let pet dog suffer

A woman has been banned from keeping animals for 10 years after her emaciated pet dog was found abandoned dead in her rubbish-strewn garden shed. Kelly Hare left Bieber, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, to suffer after the dog swallowed a 30cm by 12cm...

Blackpool Gazette, Thursday, 15:43
 

Blackpool school playground plan prompts noise complaints

0 Have your say Neighbours fear plans to build an elevated play area at a Blackpool school will lead to "unacceptable noise levels". The governors of St Kentigern's Primary School on Newton Drive want to provide more outdoor space for...

Blackpool Gazette, Thursday, 15:43
 

Have a go at .... bird watching in Lancashire

Bird watching is wildlife observation and can be done as a recreational activity or citizen science. Why: Bird watching is a popular and relaxing hobby enjoyed by millions each year. How it works: Bird watching can be done with the naked eye, through...

Clitheroe Advertiser, Thursday, 15:38
 


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