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One Summer’s Day in Lancashire - here are your pictures

Your pictures of One Summer's Day in Lancashire It’s holiday time, and the schools have broken up, which with the heatwave set to return means it’s time to have fun in the sun. We asked you to send in your pictures of One Summer’s Day - Saturday, July...

48 min. ago in Regional North West
 

End of the road for iconic football pub?

The lingering death throes of the Sumners pub in Preston were being played out this weekend as bulldozers moved in to clear the grounds and car park ready for redevelopment. While the future use of the site is still shrouded in mystery, locals were...

yesterday, 11:35 in Regional North West
 

Concern grows for missing worker

Police say they are “extremely concerned” for the safety of a 34-year-old man who vanished a week ago. Officers say Iulian Dionisie was seen around 6am last Saturday at his workplace in Hundred End Lane, Hesketh Bank and later using a cash machine...

Saturday, 11:25 in Regional North West
 

Fire crews on Winter Hill to tackle hotspots

Fire crews are still at work on Winter Hill to control hot spots. Although the firefighting operation on Winter Hill has been scaled back as the fire ws brought under control, there are still smouldering areas. This weekend there are four crews up on...

Saturday, 10:51 in Regional North West
 

City of Culture bid plans underway in Lancashire

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 major economic...

Saturday, 10:51 in Regional North West
 

Canal to close over water shortage fears

A 55-mile section of canal in Lancashire is to shut as the drought continues. The section of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal between Wigan and Skipton – which runs through Chorley and South Ribble – is to shut from July 30. The closure, which will not...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional North West
 

When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September. Here are the affected routes: All services between Blackpool and Manchester Airport - via Preston - will be reintroduced on July 30. Ten of...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional North West
 

It’s hair-raising for charity chop

Little princess Sehr Ajaz showed she is a cut above the rest with her special gift to help a children’s cancer charity. The caring eight-year-old from Walton-le-Dale agreed to donate almost half of her gorgeous 33-inch locks to be made into wigs for...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional North West
 

Dozens of suspended train services will not be back until September

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September, it has been revealed. Northern suspended 30 services between Preston and Blackpool South as chaos engulfed the network after it introduced a...

Friday, 17:09 in Regional North West
 

First class Chorley student secures “big four” role and accountancy prize

An Edge Hill accountancy student has not only graduated today as top of her class but also secured a job with one of the “Big Four” global accountancy firms – Ernst and Young. Autumn Murphy, 21 from Chorley, has been awarded the Edge Hill Liverpool...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 

Major road near Rivington closed after 'serious' crash

A road has been closed near Rivington following a serious accident, say police. Blackrod Bypass Road has been closed in both directions between Station road (Rivington traffic lights) and Chorley road following the accident which happened at around...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 

'Current and next generation Eurofighter will dominate for decades'

​The Lancashire-built Eurofighter will ​dominate the European skies for decades, air chiefs have predicted. The boost of confidence comes as the next generation Tempest was unveiled as the successor to the Eurofighter Typhoon at the Farnborough...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 

Councillors pay tribute work of Winter Hill firefighters

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 28th June. It took almost three weeks...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 

Pothole repair money will not slip through the cracks, council says

A backlog of road repairs caused by harsh winter weather will be cleared, the leader of Lancashire County Council has promised. Geoff Driver told a meeting of the full council: “The money is there and it will be done.” He was responding to a question...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 

Council denies it has lost its way over footpath signs

Lancashire County Council has rejected a claim that it can take up to three years to replace missing signs identifying public footpaths. Independent councillor Paul Greenall told a meeting of the full council that the absence of a Rights of Way...

Friday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 
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