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Police name man they want to speak to after two ‘violent’ Preston incidents

Police have launched an appeal to track down 34-year-old Leon Halsall who they want to speak to about two violent incidents in Preston. Halsall, who was last seen in Hawthorne Drive, Ribbleton, is described as 5ft 9in tall, of medium build, with short...

yesterday, 17:06 in Regional North West
 

Longridge residents call for crackdown on youths' bad behaviour

Weary Longridge residents are calling for a crackdown on youth bad behaviour in the town’s recently refurbished Towneley Gardens They called a crisis meeting yesterday to highlight the ongoing problems there and on part of the neighbouring Old Station...

yesterday, 12:59 in Regional North West
 

MP - report 'odd behaviour' to thwart terror attacks

Security minister Ben Wallace has called for the public to report 'odd behaviour' in an attempt to stop future terror attacks. The Wyre and Preston North MP warned that as attackers use "everyday items" such as knives and cars to strike a...

yesterday, 12:35 in Regional North West
 

Campaigners vow to fight sale of Oaklands Leonard Cheshire home in Garstang

Shocked residents and staff at Oaklands, Garstang’s Leonard Cheshire home, have been told the property is up for sale. Now residents and their families are mounting a campaign in a bid to get the charity to think again. The home on Dimples Lane is one...

yesterday, 12:35 in Regional North West
 

Is it treasure trove? How Lancashire's special finds - from the Silverdale hoard to rare coins and...

Do you ever dream of discovering hidden treasure? Are your eyes peeled as you walk across fields looking for a glint of bronze or silver in the ground ? For some people finding such treasure is not the stuff of children’s storybooks but a dream  which...

yesterday, 11:52 in Regional North West
 

Archdeacon Michael: Lessons learned as a Cub Scout

This summer I went out to the Amazon region of Peru to help build a school. You may remember I wrote a few months ago about the fundraising I was doing for the trip. I was delighted to raise more than £4,000 for the project with a parachute jump in...

yesterday, 11:52 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire Police to star in new ITV crime documentary 'The Detectives: The Farmhouse Robbery'

Viewers will get an inside story of how detectives from Lancashire Police investigate serious crimes in a new documentary airing tomorrow night. The ITV documentary, called ‘The Detectives: The Farmhouse Robbery’, will show the process of...

yesterday, 11:11 in Regional North West
 

This is when the sun is set to make a return to Lancashire

The warm and sunny weather of the past few weeks was recently interrupted by heavy rain, wind and thunderstorms, but will the sun be making a reappearance anytime soon? Although the sun is set to make a reappearance in various parts of Lancashire this...

Tuesday, 17:03 in Regional North West
 

Council to re-run £104m Virgin bid process - and pay out £200,00 in legal costs

The tendering process into the controversial Virgin healthcare bid will now be re-run following a High Court ruling. Last month the High Court ruled that Lancashire County Council had not correctly followed the tender process when deciding to award a...

Tuesday, 12:21 in Regional North West
 

Average speed cameras are coming to five major A-roads across Lancashire in a bid to cut casualties

Average speed cameras are being introduced to improve safety on five of Lancashire's roads. Lancashire County Council has received over £7.9m from a Department for Transport (DfT) fund to improve the safety on five routes that the Safer Roads...

Monday, 15:59 in Regional North West
 

Preston fraudster wins £70,000 in top Manchester poker tournament - then gets it confiscated by Her...

An international crime gang member must repay £70,000 after winning a poker tournament. Adam Lulat, of Hawkhurst Road, Preston, was jailed for 28 months in 2015 for his involvement in a £40m money laundering scam and a major pan-European VAT fraud,...

Monday, 12:47 in Regional North West
 

VOTE: Where are the best themed cafes in Lancashire?

These cafes are full of magic and wonder, but where is your favourite one. Vote here now. The best ones from each readership area will feature in our shared Lancashire recommends page. Voting closes noon on Wednesday. This is not a competition. It is...

Monday, 10:31 in Regional North West
 

Yellow warning over Storm Debby latest

The Met Office has issued another storm warning for the North West, with heavy weather anticipated for this afternoon and evening, as well as tomorrow. In a Yellow Warning alert, the warning was issued for between noon today and 10pm tonight. A...

Sunday, 14:00 in Regional North West
 

Crossroads crashes in Broughton to be tackled with new traffic calming measures

More traffic calming measures are coming to the centre of Broughton after a series of collisions at a crossroads in the village. The junction of Garstang Road, Whittingham Lane and Woodplumpton Lane was controlled by traffic lights until the Broughton...

Friday, 17:21 in Regional North West
 

County councillors ring the changes as they are offered iPhones after "terrible experience" of current...

Councillors whose phones are leaving them disconnected from their constituents are being offered the chance to change to an iPhone - but some fear that makes them appear disconnected from reality. The 84 members of Lancashire County Council were...

Friday, 17:08 in Regional North West
 
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