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Lottery funding awarded to help people with a learning disability find love in Lancashire and Greater...

A community interest company has received a grant from The National Lottery Community Fund - to develop their friendship and dating agency and launch it into Greater Manchester. Spring into Action, based in Accrington, has received a grant of...

yesterday, 17:10 in Regional North West
 

Big Ferry Fortnight Ballot opens with over 2,400 pairs of ferry tickets up for grabs

The Big Ferry Fortnight public ballot is now open, with over 2,400 free pairs of ferry tickets up for grabs during Big Ferry Fortnight, which runs from March 23 to April 6 this year. Residents from the UK and the Isle of Man can now apply for tickets...

yesterday, 16:31 in Regional North West
 

Fleetwood dancers have sights set on Lancashire Schools Dancing Competition finals

A Fleetwood school is preparing for a county wide dancing competition having scooped first place in the local heats. The children from St Wulstan’s and St Edmund’s Catholic Primary School are looking forward to the Lancashire Schools Dancing...

yesterday, 13:14 in Regional North West
 

Live music at The Steamer this weekend with Shotglass gig

The Friday Alternative returns to The Steamer this week when the featured band are five piece Blackpool outfit Shotglass . Formed in 2014 from the ashes of Munkey Score, Shotglass perform classic rock covers spanning five decades. The band’s line-up...

yesterday, 13:07 in Regional North West
 

Police warn of delays on the M6

Police have warned motorists of potential delays on the M6 this weekend. Pro-Brexit truckers threaten go-slow protest There will be an abnormal load moving between Southwaite and Scotch Corner on Sunday, March 24 at around 1pm. The load will be slow...

yesterday, 11:16 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire Police investigate 1,500 racist hate crimes in 12 months, but nearly a third go unsolved

Nearly a third of all racist hate crimes reported to police in Lancashire went unpunished last year, according to latest Home Office figures. The new figures published on Monday (March 21) reveal that a total of 1, 553 racially and religiously...

yesterday, 11:16 in Regional North West
 

Archdeacon Michael: It is all in the eyes

It is embarrassing but there are certain things that I don’t know about myself. I can remember a teacher trying to get us to memorise something and them saying, “You should know this, like you know the colour of your eyes.” That summed up my problem....

yesterday, 10:07 in Regional North West
 

Dinosaur hunt will roar into shopping complex

Visitors to Liverpool One will be transported back millions of years – via the latest technology – when a futuristic dinosaur hunt launches this spring. Shoppers will have the chance to chase Raptors, follow Apatasauruses and hide from the mighty T....

yesterday, 10:07 in Regional North West
 

Brexit: is Lancashire losing out while government is distracted?

Lancashire businesses are being forced to “slow down” because the government is so preoccupied with Brexit, a member of the county’s Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has said. Board director Amanda Melton told a meeting of the growth body that Whitehall’s...

Wednesday, 18:10 in Regional North West
 

Games called off at new £308,000 all-weather pitches at Stanley Park - because of the rain

Football matches were called off on Stanley Park’s new all-weather sports pitches – because of the rain. The £308,000 artificial grass pitches were opened to huge fanfare in November after a major overhaul but, just months later, they were shown the...

Wednesday, 14:08 in Regional North West
 

Cat Smith column: Thanks to Government cuts, austerity is not over for our children

In her weekly column, the Fleetwood MP claims Government policies are making life worse for future generations Every weekend, members of my team and I are out and about talking to Fleetwood residents. Of late, one of the biggest concerns you’ve told...

Wednesday, 13:59 in Regional North West
 

Comedian and actor Steve Royle to star this weekend in new play about Drury Lane panto star Dan Leno

Comedian Steve Royle received an invitation he could not refuse when he was asked to play legendary entertainer Dan Leno in a new play. Its creator David Slattery-Christy tells FIONA FINCH why the casting was instant It was while researching the...

Wednesday, 13:46 in Regional North West
 

Fleetwood murder: Stephen Derbyshire denies murder of Michael Hart in heated court hearing

There were audible sobs as a man accused of murdering a Fleetwood dad entered not guilty pleas. Mr Hart, understood to be a father-of-two young children, was fatally injured soon after a crash between a red Ford Focus and silver Audi A3 round the...

Wednesday, 11:00 in Regional North West
 

Legal bid launched to block respite cut for children with special needs and disabilities

As Nikki Kimber and Sue Armstrong sip tea in Sue’s kitchen, they could be any two friends getting together for a catch-up. But the St. Annes mums share much more than the occasional cuppa – they also know the joys and challenges of living with a...

Wednesday, 10:29 in Regional North West
 

Fleetwood Town players welcome community work on EFL's Day of Action

Stars of Fleetwood Town’s past, present and future took part in a number of activities to highlight the work the club’s Community Trust does on the EFL’s Day of Action. The FTFC Community Trust is a community project that aims to provide socially...

Tuesday, 22:11 in Regional North West
 
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