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Stretch of the M6 in Lancashire to be closed over January weekend to remove bridge

Drivers have been warned that a stretch of the M6 in Lancashire will be closed over a weekend in the New Year. The closure will happen as Highways England removes a bridge over the motorway near Lancaster. Nan’s Nook bridge carries a footpath between...

yesterday, 11:55 in Regional North West
 

General Election 2019: Reaction in Lancashire as the Conservatives win huge majority

As the dust settles from last night's result, voters from across the region have been having their say on social media. Here are a selection of the many reactions from across the county: Go Boris now let’s get ourselves released from the shackles of...

yesterday, 09:59 in Regional North West
 

General Election 2019: Results for Preston, Chorley and South Ribble

These are the general election results for Preston, Chorley and South Ribble These are the confirmed candidates standing in Preston, Chorley and South Ribble ::PRESTON Neil Darby - Liberal Democrats 1,737 Sir Mark Hendrick - Labour and Co-Operative...

yesterday, 06:02 in Regional North West
 

General Election 2019: LIVE news and results

We're staying up all night to bring you the very latest in news and results from around the region, and you're very welcome. Our reporters are at the counts, and we'll bring you the news as it happens from our 16 seats in the county: Blackpool North...

Thursday, 21:48 in Regional North West
 

'I punched a ghost thinking it was an assassin': The troubling thoughts of one of Lancashire's hundreds of...

At least three mental health patients have died after going missing from psychiatric units across Lancashire in recent years, an investigation has revealed. Hundreds of patients, some of whom pose a risk to themselves, vanish from mental health...

Thursday, 17:11 in Regional North West
 

Here is how Marie Curie can provide support to people with terminal illnesses over Christmas

The Marie Curie Information and Support Line will be open over the festive period to provide a listening ear for people living with a terminal illness. The Marie Curie Information and Support Line will be open over the festive period to provide a...

Thursday, 17:11 in Regional North West
 

Northern Rail bosses warn passengers across Lancashire to be prepared as new timetables come into force

Rail bosses are warning passengers to be prepared as new timetables come into force this weekend. Sunday (December 15) will see the introduction of new timetables across the Northern network and, whilst many services will remain unaltered, customers...

Thursday, 12:09 in Regional North West
 

Yo ho ho ... Garstang's Santa Dash is so successful it could become an annual fixture

A dash which raised cash  for some very good causes brought hundreds of Santas  to the streets of Garstang. The town's first every Santa Dash, the idea of mayor Coun Elizabeth Webster, was such a success that it may now become a fixture on the town's...

Thursday, 06:13 in Regional North West
 

First look at the new I'm A Celebrity... attraction where you get to take part

These are the first images of the new multi-million pound I'm A Celebrity.. attraction planned for the North West. The I'm A Celebrity... Jungle Challenge will be a 2,500 square metre indoor entertainment feature with all your favourite show bits -...

Wednesday, 17:11 in Regional North West
 

Jam-busting new bypass drives motorists into more road chaos in Penwortham

Highways bosses haven’t taken such a bashing since they introduced “shared space” and the Fishergate bus lane. County Hall’s latest blockbuster road scheme was meant to uncork one of Lancashire’s worst bottlenecks - but straight away it created a few...

Tuesday, 18:51 in Regional North West
 

Cheers to the latest 'micro' drink ventures in South Ribble

Two new bars could be set to open in South Ribble to add to the growing number of “micro”  venues in the borough. Councillors look ready to approve a bar called “de Vine” in Hough Lane, Leyland and are also being asked to give the thumbs up to a...

Tuesday, 18:51 in Regional North West
 

Thousands of motorists in the north west caught drink-driving last year - and most were at Christmas

More than 4,000 drivers were caught drink-driving in the north west last year. New data shows that 4,254 motorists were caught drink-driving in the North West last year. And according to the figures, Christmas season topped the list as 401 drivers...

Tuesday, 18:51 in Regional North West
 

BIG INTERVIEW: Saviour of iconic bus station in Preston re-lives his biggest battle of all

There is a special kind of modesty about John Wilson that you often find in people who have helped make history. The humble bricklayer, who as a young man worked on some of Preston’s most impressive buildings, will forever be remembered for saving its...

Tuesday, 18:51 in Regional North West
 

Bypass opens in Penwortham - but not without its teething problems

There were no fanfares or speeches - not even a ribbon to cut - as the long-awaited Penwortham Bypass was opened to traffic yesterday. Strangely, after 30 years of asking, the £17.5m road’s big day was as low key as it is possible to be, thanks to...

Tuesday, 18:51 in Regional North West
 

Go Electrical staff tackle Tough Mudder to support Lancashire hospice

A team of 15 colleagues vowed to combat their ‘takeaway tummies’ and support St Catherine’s Hospice when they took on a gruelling Tough Mudder challenge. Staff from Go Electrical’s branches in Preston, Garstang and Blackpool got into shape for the...

Tuesday, 18:51 in Regional North West
 
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