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Should the police have to respond highways hazards when council staff have gone off duty?

0 Have your say A councillor has claimed that county hall is doing a “disservice” to people who need the police by recommending residents dial 101 to report urgent problems with the roads at night. Lancashire County Council no longer operates an...

today, 21:24 in Regional North West
 

Smoke alarm reminder by Blackpool firefighters

0 Have your say Firefighters in Blackpool have reminded householders that they can have smoke alarms fitted free . It follows an incident at sheltered accommodation in Forest Gate, Blackpool, tonight. A microwave meal overheated and started smoking,...

today, 20:47 in Regional North West
 

Teenager killed baby son by biting nose and violently shaking him, court told

Neighbours heard "blood-curdling screams" as a 16-year-old father killed his baby son by biting his nose and "violently swinging or shaking him," a court has heard. The teenage defendant, who cannot be named for legal reasons, is...

today, 16:13 in Regional North West
 

Number of children in care in Lancashire are on the rise

0 Have your say The number of children in care in Lancashire has risen over the last year, Department for Education figures show. The NSPCC say they are concerned an increase in the number of children in care could be connected to stretched children's...

today, 16:09 in Regional North West
 

Facebook and Instagram hit by service outage

0 Have your say Facebook and Instagram have been hit by a service outage as some users around the world report being unable to access the social networks. Users of both platforms have reported being unable to open pages or sections on the apps, with...

today, 15:45 in Regional North West
 

Cheating wife, her lover and his daughter jailed over plot to murder husband

A cheating wife, her lover and his daughter have been sentenced to life imprisonment over a plot to murder her terminally ill husband, which saw him survive being shot in the face. Mother-of-three Hayley Weatherall cried in the dock as she was handed...

today, 15:27 in Regional North West
 

YouTube rapper ‘Tommy Armani’ jailed for brandishing ‘gun’ on the streets of Blackpool

A rapper with musical notes tattooed onto his face has been jailed for brandishing a realistic-looking BB gun on the streets of North Shore. Luke Richards’ actions sparked panic in Cromwell Road in September – and even caused nearby Westminster...

today, 15:24 in Regional North West
 

Wyre sex abuse case coach jailed for 56 months

0 Have your say A former Wyre football coach has been jailed for 56 months for historical sex offences. Paul Whelan, 58, of Maida Vale, Thornton, appeared at Carlisle Crown Court. He was sentenced after pleading guilty to five counts of sexual...

today, 14:51 in Regional North West
 

Man left in coma after being knocked unconscious with 'one punch'

0 Have your say A teenager accused of knocking a man unconscious with one punch - causing him several bleeds on the brain for which he had to be placed in an induced coma - has made his first appearance at court. Callum Heffernan, 19, of Green Lane,...

today, 14:30 in Regional North West
 

Suspects arrested in Blackpool meat cleaver robbery

0 Have your say A couple who allegedly robbed a Blackpool shop with a meat cleaver have been arrested. A 28-year-old man and a 30-year-old woman, both from Manchester, were arrested on suspicion of robbery yesterday (Monday November 19). Police were...

today, 14:01 in Regional North West
 

Holy Trinity of award winners...

0 Have your say The woman behind Trinity Hospice’s popular Memory Elephants has been honoured with a top award. Lorna Cunningham, who volunteers at Trinity’s Day Therapy Unit, was awarded Contribution to Charity in the Radio Wave Local Hero Awards....

today, 14:01 in Regional North West
 

New head teacher for Fleetwood School

0 Have your say It’s exciting times at a Fleetwood school following the appointment of a new and permanent headteacher. St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery has struggled for two years to secure a new headteacher, after the...

today, 14:01 in Regional North West
 

Fashion firm delighted as Strictly head judge appears on TV sporting their design

0 Have your say It’s always nice for designers to see their clothing being worn and appreciated. But even more so when their dresses are being worn on national TV by a celebrity on a prime time show. And that was the case for South Shore based...

today, 13:44 in Regional North West
 

Government launches investigation into incident at Heysham Nuclear Power Station

0 Have your say The government watchdog for nuclear safety has launched an investigation into the incident at Heysham Nuclear Power Station last night. An "accidental steam release" at the power station resulted in three casualties. It is...

today, 13:29 in Regional North West
 

Letters - November 20, 2018

0 Have your say Meaningful way to honour the war dead If you asked most Brits, “How did the Germans commemorate the end of the First World War?” they would not know. I was reading the newspapers on Sunday and I picked up the Business and Money section...

today, 13:06 in Regional North West
 


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