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Children's social work cases to be assessed in-house

The standard of help provided to children receiving social care in Lancashire will still be subject to scrutiny - in spite of an end to external audits of the service. That was the message from the head of Lancashire County Council’s safeguarding...

today, 00:26 in Regional North West
 

Vic poisoning probe: Here's what we know so far

Three people have now been arrested in connection with a major investigation at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. Here's what is is known so far. What's happened? Hospital bosses called in police on November 8 after concerns about the treatment of patients...

yesterday, 16:15 in Regional North West
 

Two more held in Blackpool Vic poisoning probe - as post-mortems are carried out

Two more medics at Blackpool Victoria Hospital have been arrested by detectives investigating the suspected poisoning of patients on the stroke unit. The man and a woman were held on suspicion of "administering any poison or noxious thing with...

yesterday, 15:39 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire gets the least nursery school funding in England

Nursery schools in Lancashire receive the lowest level of government funding  anywhere in the country, a committee of councillors has heard. All local authority-run nurseries - as well as private or voluntary operators - are handed £4.30 for every...

yesterday, 13:05 in Regional North West
 

Festive fun and good times over the border in Glasgow

With Christmas less than three weeks away, the present shopping is well underway and a visit to Glasgow is highly recommended. I was very much looking forward to a trip to the city. While I have visited Edinburgh previously I had never been to Glasgow...

yesterday, 12:50 in Regional North West
 

EIGHT earth tremors recorded in less than one hour at Lancashire fracking site

EIGHT earth tremors have been recorded in less than an hour at the Cuadrilla fracking site in Lancashire. The quakes measured magnitudes of between -0.4 and 0.0, between 9.35am and 10.18am this morning. The British Geological Survey (BGS) recorded the...

yesterday, 12:08 in Regional North West
 

Land Rover driver in court accused of killing Thornton ‘singing trucker’

A farmer has appeared at court for the first time charged with causing death by careless driving. Thomas Drinkall, 38, of Oakenclough Road, Oakenclough, near Garstang is accused of causing the death of 30-year-old biker David James in a crash which...

yesterday, 12:08 in Regional North West
 

Reducing waiting lists at Blackpool Victoria Hospital’s Accident and Emergency Department: ‘My job is to...

A sharp increase in the amount of people visiting the A&E department at Blackpool Victoria Hospital during winter has seen a new role created to help ease pressure on the hard working staff. Former Arnold School pupil Georgia Askey, 19, has just...

yesterday, 12:02 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire nursery funding lowest in country

Nursery schools in Lancashire receive the lowest level of government funding anywhere in the country, a committee of councillors has heard. All local authority-run nurseries – as well as private or voluntary operators – are handed £4.30 for every hour...

yesterday, 10:10 in Regional North West
 

Fleetwood Murder: Suspect in hospital

A murder suspect remains under police guard in hospital after a father was stabbed to death in Fleetwood. A murder suspect remains under police guard in hospital after a father was stabbed to death in Fleetwood. Michael Hart, 31 from Fleetwood, died...

Monday, 17:08 in Regional North West
 

Mystery surrounds the closure of Blackpool's Faringo’s vegan restaurant and the award-winning hotel The...

Mystery surrounds the closure of a Blackpool vegan restaurant which had issued a use us or lose us plea earlier this year. Faringo’s on New South Promenade and its associated award-winning hotel The Kings Hotel have both closed their doors, leaving...

Monday, 17:02 in Regional North West
 

Dogs’ charity that takes 138 calls a day to rehome unwanted pets sends out a festive reminder that “a dog...

To a generation it is among the most enduring slogans in living memory. The world was a different place in many ways when the adage, “a dog is for life, not just for Christmas’ was unleashed 40 years ago. But not so far removed for it to have lost its...

Monday, 14:56 in Regional North West
 

Here’s our selection of ethical stocking fillers for Christmas

The annual scramble for Christmas presents is well and truly underway. Fiona Evans rummages around for ethical stocking fillers. Feeling frazzled? Does the Christmas spirit seem to be getting lost in the chaos that besieges the festive prelude? Then...

Monday, 14:22 in Regional North West
 

Bin collection times in Wyre over festive period

Bin collection days in Wyre over the festive period have been changed, with residents asked to have bins out no later than 7.30am. Collections due on Monday 24th will be picked up on Saturday 22nd, while those set to be collected on Christmas day...

Monday, 10:35 in Regional North West
 

Robbers raid Thornton supermarket and steal cash machine

A Thornton supermarket has been raided by thieves who targeted the store's cash machine. The Co-Op store in Poacher's Way, off Fleetwood Road North, was closed after the robbery on Sunday morning. The store re-opened at 8.30am after police...

Monday, 10:08 in Regional North West
 
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