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Simon Marx trial: Preston man accused of murdering Blackpool dad denies delivering fatal blow

0 Have your say The barrister for a man accused of murdering Blackpool dad Simon Marx denied his client delivered the fatal blow. Steven Lane, 30, of Shalgrove Field, Fulwood, is accused of stamping on Simon Marx, 42, following a dispute at the Newton...

57 min. ago in Regional North West
 

Fracking halted after tremor near Blackpool

0 Have your say Fracking was halted early tonight after a tremor at Cuadrilla's site near Blackpool. A seismic event with a magnitude of 0.4 on the Richter Scale was detected in Lancashire today close to where the energy firm is fracking for gas in...

today, 19:56 in Regional North West
 

VIP invite to Downing Street for "Field Nurse" co-founder

A pioneering local medical charity has received the accolade of being invited to 10 Downing Street. Christine Parkinson, a founder and trustee of Field Nurse, met Business Engagement Manager Niamh Mulholland at Number 10. She was delighted to...

today, 19:02 in Regional North West
 

Historic "haunted" former Punch Bowl Inn gets new lease of life as holiday lets

A derelict Ribble Valley pub, once reputed to be haunted, is set to be converted to holiday homes. Permission has been granted for The Punch Bowl, a Grade II listed 18th century building on Longridge Road, Hurst Green, to be converted into five...

today, 19:02 in Regional North West
 

Careers advice: will every Lancashire school pupil get the "gold standard"?

0 Have your say Overcoming the “excruciating” first encounters between teenagers and their future potential employers is key to giving youngsters the best employment opportunities from an early age. That was the message from the headteacher overseeing...

today, 18:32 in Regional North West
 

Cancer case weedkiller will not be banned by Lancashire County Council

0 Have your say Lancashire County Council has no plans to ban a controversial weedkiller at the centre of a case about cancer in the United States. The authority says it has measures in place to protect workers using the herbicide glyphosate, which...

today, 18:04 in Regional North West
 

'Period poverty' investigation launched amidst call for Lancashire schoolgirls to be supplied with free...

0 Have your say Lancashire’s top health official is to investigate what can be done to alleviate so-called “period poverty” amongst schoolgirls in the county. Director of Public Health, Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, has been asked to explore the extent of...

today, 17:47 in Regional North West
 

Digger driver found woolly mammoth tusk during motorway work

0 Have your say A digger driver who unearthed a woolly mammoth tusk while working on a road improvement project described it as a "once in a lifetime" find. Darren Hickman, 48, of Pontefract in West Yorkshire, was operating a 20-tonne digger...

today, 17:40 in Regional North West
 

Lidl sorry for mould in rice after customer complains of finding 'cooked mouse'

0 Have your say Lidl has confirmed that a substance thought to be a dead mouse found inside a pack of cooked rice by a customer is mould. The supermarket apologised and said incidents of mould were "very rare" but could occur as the result...

today, 17:00 in Regional North West
 

Halloween event in Fulwood for Daisy Garlant epilepsy charity

0 Have your say A mum whose son can suffer up to 150 seizures a day is organising a Halloween fund-raiser for an epilepsy charity. Nina Carberry, of Woodplumpton, is hosting a Halloween-themed charity night at St Anthony’s Social Club, in Fulwood,...

today, 16:37 in Regional North West
 

Ex-Preston North End winger Chris Humphrey signs for new club in Scotland just days after retiring from...

Former Preston North End Chris Humphrey has signed for lower league Scottish club East Kilbride just days after announcing his retirement from the full-time game. READ MORE: Chris Humphrey on his Deepdale memories and why he has called time on...

today, 16:28 in Sport
 

Police appeal after aggravated burglary in Morecambe

Police are appealing for information following an aggravated burglary in Morecambe. Three men entered an address on West End Road some time between 9pm and 9.30pm on Monday October 22. One of the men threatened the occupant and his friend with a...

today, 15:46 in Regional North West
 

Latest: Forensic officers at scene of Preston shooting

0 Have your say This was the scene today as scenes of crime officers and detectives investigated a shooting incident in Preston. Police were called shortly before 2am today (Tuesday, October 23rd) to a report that a single shot from a shotgun had been...

today, 15:41 in Regional North West
 

Preston North End's youngsters see off Burnley with penalty shoot-out win in Lancashire Cup

Preston North End’s Under 18s reached the semi-finals of the Lancashire FA Professional Youth Cup in dramatic fashion on Tuesday afternoon. READ MORE: Preston North End boss Alex Neil likes what he's seen of young striker Ethan Walker The Lilywhites...

today, 15:33 in Sport
 

Ellie-May death: Court hears how toddler died after being tied face-down in 'cage bed'

The mother of a toddler who died after allegedly being tied face-down to a "cage" bed asked her boyfriend: "Why would you do it?", a court has heard. Lauren Coyle, 19, told Liverpool Crown Court her daughter Ellie-May Minshull...

today, 15:10 in Regional North West
 


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