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Northern calls for talks with the RMT Union to avoid three days of planned strikes

Northern has invited the RMT Union around the negotiating table to try and put an end to three days of planned strike action. Arriva Rail North, which operates Northern, has formally invited the Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT) to continue its...

yesterday, 19:08 in Regional North West

Storm Ernesto set to hit Lancashire with heavy rain and wind

Storm Ernesto is currently making its way over the Atlantic and is set to bring wet and windy weather conditions to Lancashire this weekend. Storm Ernesto formed in the North Atlantic near the east coast of America on Tuesday and has since been...

yesterday, 17:25 in Regional North West

TRAVEL REVIEW: A taste of the Lake District at The Plough at Lupton

Sometimes we all just need to get away... I grew up in the rural Yorkshire countryside. It wasn't until 2010 when I turned 18 and moved to Newcastle for university that I truly experienced city life. But to this day I still relish every opportunity...

yesterday, 14:50 in Regional North West

Car thefts are on the increase in Lancashire and keyless technology could be to blame

Car thefts increased last year in Lancashire according to the latest police recorded crime figures, likely propelled by an increase in keyless cars. The trend has led vehicle manufacturers to demand tighter controls on the "open sale" of...

yesterday, 10:44 in Regional North West

What will the weather bring for Lancashire over the next few days?

Weather experts are predicting a mixed bag of weather over the next few days for Lancashire. On Thursday, the Met Office predicts that the early morning rain in Lancashire is expected to clear leading to a brighter sunnier day with scattered showers...

yesterday, 10:20 in Regional North West

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...

Wednesday, 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...

Wednesday, 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...

Wednesday, 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...

Wednesday, 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...

Wednesday, 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...

Wednesday, 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...

Wednesday, 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

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