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Delays easing on M6 near Preston after collision shut two lanes

A collision blocked two lanes of the M6 southbound carriageway this afternoon causing long tailbacks. The incident happened around 5.30pm and forced the closure of lanes one and two of the four-lane section between junction 33 (Tickled Trout) and...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Preston Dock clean-up 'all systems go'

An ambitious campaign by locals to rid Preston Dock of its long-standing blue-green algae problem and boost the waterside community is now “all systems go.” A volunteer group called CLEARED (Community Led Action to Revitalise the Dock) has been...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Police appeal after assault in Preston city centre bar

Police have issued two CCTV images of a man they would like to talk to following an assault in a city centre bar. Officers say the incident happened a month ago on October 17 at Ballers Bar in Friargate. A spokesman for Preston Police said: "We'd...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Police called to investigate late night vehicle blaze in Chorley

Police are investigating after a vehicle was found on fire in Chorley last night. The incident happened at around 10:45 pm on Hoggs Lane. Fire crews from Chorley out out the blaze using a hose reel. A spokesman said: "Police were also in...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Advice to residents in high-rise buildings after huge Bolton blaze

Following the fire at The Cube in Bolton, Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service wants to provide reassurance and advice to residents living in high rise buildings in the region. A spokesman said: "Any fire in a high rise building can cause...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Chorley woman wrote a fake greeting card to protect her child abusing husband

A woman who wrote a fake greeting card in a bid to protect her husband when he was on trial over child abuse allegations has admitted attempting to pervert the course of justice. Helen Woodhead-Billington, 42, of Corporation Street, Chorley, submitted...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire Police officer to face sex allegations

A policeman is under investigation over claims of sexually inappropriate behaviour. PC Oliver Norris has been ordered to appear before a Lancashire Police disciplinary panel following an investigation by police watchdogs. The 33-year-old was...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Violent Chorley man who attacked ex after christening is jailed

A man who was seen punching and dragging his ex around after a christening party has been jailed for 17 months. Jack Ashall, 29, of Dole Lane, Chorley, admits causing actual bodily harm to his former partner on August 26 this year, and using unlawful...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Here is how spices can keep us healthy this winter

Faced with wintery weather, I enjoy turning to food to give me some comfort. Faced with wintery weather, I enjoy turning to food to give me some comfort. I like big stew pots, steaming bowls of soup and anything seasoned with spices to warm me up....

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

'Don't take away our phone box - it's nice to look at,' say Chorley village residents

Residents of a village in Chorley are making a bid to save a traditional red phone box – because it is part of the local landscape. The booth on Rawlinson Lane in Heath Charnock is one of eight which BT wants to disconnect across the borough, with...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Here is how you can donate to Rock FM's Mission Christmas appeal, for Cash for Kids

The Lancashire community is invited to buy an extra gift this Christmas to help thousands of disadvantaged children across the county. The Lancashire community is invited to buy an extra gift this Christmas to help thousands of disadvantaged children...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Northern announces train cancellations this weekend

Rail operator Northern has announced cancellations to some routes through Lancashire this weekend. Northern said the action on Sunday (November 17) was in response to possible disruption owing to the weather and planned engineering work. There are...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Dial-a-bus and taxi contract up for renewal for first time since funding cut

Community transport operators are being invited to bid for a new contract to run the dial-a-bus service in parts of Lancashire. It is the first time that the service has gone out to tender since its budget was cut by Lancashire County Council last...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Many Lancashire workers earn less than minimum wage

More than a fifth of North West employees are paid below the real living wage rate, new figures shared by the Trades Union Congress reveal today. The real living wage rate, set by the Living Wage Foundation, was increased to £9.30 per hour this week,...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Here is how you can play the lottery and support Galloway's Society for the Blind

Local sight loss charity Galloway’s is set to launch a new lottery scheme to help support people living with sight loss across Lancashire. For £1 per week players will be allocated with a unique six-digit lottery number, which will remain yours for as...

17 November 2019 in Regional North West
 


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