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Fire crews earn praise for Winter Hill exploits

Councillors from across the political divide have paid tribute to the work of firefighters tackling moorland blazes in Lancashire. A fire broke out on Winter Hill, on the border between Chorley and Blackburn, on June 28. It took almost three weeks for...

47 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Blackpool’s ‘Minor Ailment Scheme’ worry for children after fresh NHS cuts

A scheme that allows people to pick up routine medicines over the counter for free is to  end, it was announced. Blackpool’s ‘Minor Ailment Scheme’ was scaled back last year to axe a number of treatments, including for headaches, diarrhoea, head lice...

47 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after Fleetwood death

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a man in Fleetwood, say police Police say they were called just after 7pm on Sunday, July 22 following reports of an assault at the King’s Arms Hotel in Lord Street. Read more:...

47 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Blackpool: From the courts 23-07-18

Here is the latest round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court. Shaun Neil, 38, failing to comply with a community order A man with mental health problems did not keep appointments with his probation officer. Shaun Neil, 38, of...

47 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Investigation after death of man in Fleetwood

An investigation has been launched following the death of a man in Fleetwood, say police. Officers were called to reports of an altercation on Lord Street on Sunday evening at around 7pm. Read more stories : Arrest made after convenience store...

today, 08:38 in Regional North West
 

Rent out your drive and earn a fiver

0 Have your say Residents living near the government offices in North Shore are being asked to rent out their driveways to civil servants for £5 a week. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) employs 3,000 staff off Warbreck Hill Road but has...

today, 08:38 in Regional North West
 

Lytham Festival: Il Divo close ninth year of festival

0 Have your say It was picnics, prosecco and perfect weather for a evening of beautiful music to close this year’s Lytham Festival. The celebrations came to a rousing finale on the green, courtesy of headline act opera crossover quartet Il Divo, and a...

today, 01:44 in Regional North West
 

Anger as 'four million' Virgin Media customers lose UKTV channels including Dave and Gold

Virgin Media customers have been left outraged after UKTV channels including Dave and Gold were wiped from "around four million" boxes due to a business dispute. Some viewers declared they were cancelling their subscriptions, while others...

yesterday, 19:42 in Regional North West
 

United Utilities prepares for multi-million payout to shareholders

0 Have your say Just days before the hosepipe ban, United Utilities is preparing to hand out its biggest shareholder dividend in a decade. The water company is preparing for the bumper payout to shareholders on August 3 - just two days before a...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North West
 

Lytham Festival: Nile Rodgers and Chic

0 Have your say Hit-maker, member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and cancer survivor - Nile Rodgers laid it all on the line during another night to remember at Lytham Festival. For 90 minutes from opener Everybody Dance to finale Good Times the...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North West
 

Convenience store targeted in ‘fire bomb’ attack

Police are investigating a ‘fire bomb’ attack on a convenience store in Blackpool last night. Officers say an incendiary device was thrown through the window of the shop in Dickson Road at around 9.30pm. One eye witness reported a woman and a boy...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North West
 

Amazon customers warned of scam emails

0 Have your say Amazon customers have been warned of a scam targeting their account details. Action Fraud has released a warning after Amazon customers reporting receiving fake emails apparently designed to steal their account login details. The...

Saturday, 20:54 in Regional North West
 

Suspected Blackpool drugs den closed down by a court

Magistrates have shut down a suspected drugs den in Blackpool after claims of persistent anti-social behaviour and drug dealing. Police say that following seven drug warrants the town’s magistrates court granted a three-month closure order on the...

Saturday, 12:59 in Regional North West
 

City of Culture bid plans underway in Lancashire

0 Have your say Lancashire could be putting together a City of Culture bid, it has been revealed. Bosses at Marketing Lancashire have revealed that they are in the early stages of putting a big for the title UK City of Culture - which can bring in a...

Saturday, 10:51 in Regional North West
 

Will cracking down on out-of-town retailing save Blackpool town centre?

Out-of-town retail and leisure projects are set to run the gauntlet of tough new rules to stop them damaging Blackpool town centre. Town leaders have agreed to put large scale applications under increased spotlight to determine what impact they would...

Saturday, 06:46 in Regional North West
 


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