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0 Have your say Last week marked a key anniversary in the history of the modern world. It was widely observed by beard-stroking deep thinkers who listen to Radio 4 around the clock but did you celebrate it? You should’ve done as this particular date...

22 min. ago in Regional North West

Premier League rumours: Man Utd favourites to sign Atletico Madrid striker | Liverpool close to agreeing...

0 Have your say These are the latest headlines from around the Premier League. Manchester United are the favourites to sign Atletico Madrid's French forward Antoine Griezmann in the summer. (Sport) Liverpool are close to agreeing a deal to sign Paulo...

41 min. ago in Sport

Blind man 'told to leave pub because of his guide dog'

0 Have your say Blind pub-goer Alan Edwards is demanding an apology after claiming he was ordered to leave his local because of his guide dog. The 57-year-old says he was asked to leave Th’Owd Seven Stars in Leyland because another customer was upset...

today, 06:49 in Regional North West

Sean Maguire hopes Preston North End can pick up from where they left off after international break

Preston striker Sean Maguire hopes the ‘big week’ of wins prior to the international break can extend to the spell of games after it. Maguire signed off for the break by heading North End’s 94th-minute winner against Birmingham on Saturday. It was a...

today, 06:04 in Sport

Chorley leisure group buys its 21st hotel

0 Have your say Lancashire-based Alfa Leisureplex Group has announced its  latest aquisition – the seafront Monarch Hotel in Bridlington. The Alfa Leisureplex Group is the only employee- owned travel company within the UK and has been catering for...

yesterday, 19:37 in Regional North West

Preston link to "Thai bride" mystery death

0 Have your say A woman whose body was found in a Yorkshire Dales stream almost 15 years ago may have once lived in Preston, police have said. North Yorkshire Police said the south-east Asian woman, whose body was discovered in a remote location on...

yesterday, 18:15 in Regional North West

OAP hurt in Preston crash

0 Have your say A pensioner was injured today after a crash at a busy Preston junction. The woman, reported in social media posts as an 85-year-old woman, was hurt in a road traffic collision at the junction of Cromwell Road and Ribbleton Avenue at...

yesterday, 17:55 in Regional North West

Heysham man jailed for ex-partner vicious assault – six years after killing Morecambe man in street

A man jailed for killing a popular 55-year-old man in Morecambe more than six years ago has been sent to prison again for a vicious attack on his ex-partner. Christopher Kearns, 46, of Norton Road, Heysham, has been jailed for four years and eight...

yesterday, 16:55 in Regional North West

Preston child behaviour expert calls for smartphone ban in schools following Momo Challenge hoax

0 Have your say A child behaviour expert is calling for schools to ban smartphones for under-13s to promote greater mental health following the hoax Momo Challenge earlier this month. Ross McWilliam, from Preston, has drawn on the hoax – a social...

yesterday, 16:24 in Regional North West

New York soccer coach plays PNE name game for baby son

0 Have your say Preston superfan Matt Higgins chose gender reveal day to announce his unborn son would be named after a North End player. Trouble is the dad-to-be forgot to tell his wife. Now the US-based soccer coach reckons he’ll be on washing up...

yesterday, 16:24 in Regional North West

New Lancashire strategy launched to prevent hoarding becoming life threatening

Can hoarding become a danger so threatening that intervention is needed? Would lives have been saved if clutter had been kept down? At what point does a once-harmless devotion to collecting anything and everything from clothes to papers become...

yesterday, 16:19 in Regional North West

Reece Holt’s brother and best friend to become Young Ambassadors for cancer charity

The brother of Overton schoolboy Reece Holt, who passed away earlier this year after a valiant cancer battle, is to become a Young Ambassador for the charity Reece set up. Callum Holt, 12, will be joined by Reece’s best friend Oscar Spensley, 13, in...

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional North West

French bulldog puppy stolen from family home in Preston as 'designer dog' thefts surge in Lancashire

0 Have your say A Preston mum-of-two is "heartbroken" after her family's French bulldog puppy was stolen in a targeted raid on her home in Ashton. Michelle Cavendish, a 36-year-old landlord, returned to her home in Tulketh Crescent shortly...

yesterday, 16:12 in Regional North West

Police detective sacked over sex comments at work

A police detective has been dismissed after repeatedly talking about sex at work and asking a younger officer if he wanted an affair with her. Detective Constable Claire Fitzpatrick, 44, also asked "unwanted and intrusive questions" about...

yesterday, 15:26 in Regional North West

Wanted Preston man is fifth suspect arrested for GBH following stabbing of 14-year-old boy in Ribbleton

0 Have your say A wanted Preston man has been arrested in relation to the stabbing of a 14-year-old boy in Ribbleton. Police wanted to speak to Richard Watkins, 25, from Preston in connection with the stabbing on March 10. A police spokesman said:...

yesterday, 15:26 in Regional North West

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