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Preston North End frontman targets more goals in season ahead

Tom Barkhuizen is chasing double figures of goals as he aims to help Preston North End mount a promotion push. The 25-year-old netted eight last term before the goals dried up in the last couple of months of the campaign. North End only missed out on...

30 min. ago in Sport
 

Canal to close over water shortage fears

0 Have your say A 55-mile section of canal in Lancashire is to shut as the drought continues. The section of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal between Wigan and Skipton – which runs through Chorley and South Ribble – is to shut from July 30. The closure,...

yesterday, 23:25 in Regional North West
 

EX-UKIP councillor jailed for stealing £46,000 from vulnerable pensioner

A former Ukip councillor has been jailed for stealing £46,000 from a vulnerable widower in his 90s after she befriended him in the street. Ex-florist Stephanie Todd, 57, caused suspicion by trying to change Philip Wall's will to become the main...

yesterday, 23:25 in Regional North West
 

Councillors pay tribute to work of Winter Hill firefighters

0 Have your say Councillors from across the political divide have paid tribute to the work of firefighters tackling moorland blazes in Lancashire. A fire broke out on Winter Hill, on the border between Chorley and Blackburn, on 28th June. It took...

yesterday, 23:25 in Regional North West
 

Prize-winning animals and madcap brownies - check out the first day of the Royal Lancs Show

0 Have your say Its opening coincided with the first wet day in weeks - but showgoers at the Royal Lancashire Show were not downhearted. After weeks of sunshine, the opening day of the three-day event near Ribchester was rather gloomy and overcast....

yesterday, 23:25 in Regional North West
 

County to defend fracking planning powers

0 Have your say Lancashire County Council will tell the government that future decisions about fracking should be taken locally. At a meeting of the full council, members voted how to respond to a consultation which proposes ministers having the first...

yesterday, 23:25 in Regional North West
 

Fast food limits could be coming to your corner of Lancashire

0 Have your say A councillor’s call to restrict the number of takeaways in areas with high childhood obesity and deprivation has won unanimous support. Charles Edwards put his proposal to a meeting of Lancashire County Council. WATCH: the councillor...

yesterday, 23:25 in Regional North West
 

When will our train services be reinstated?

0 Have your say Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September. Here are the affected routes: All services between Blackpool and Manchester Airport - via Preston - will be reintroduced on...

yesterday, 23:25 in Regional North West
 

Anger over as Government consultation starts to speed up fracking

Anti-fracking campaigners have urged people to have a say on Government plans to take decisions on shale gas drilling bids away from local authorities. The government has launched two consultations to fast-track fracking bids. People have until...

yesterday, 23:25 in Regional North West
 

Dozens of suspended train services will not be back until September

0 Have your say Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September, it has been revealed. Northern suspended 30 services between Preston and Blackpool South as chaos engulfed the network after...

yesterday, 23:25 in Regional North West
 

Lancashire hang on to claim Roses victory

Liam Livingstone hit a stunning 79 from 37 balls as Lancashire beat Yorkshire in a last-ball Vitality Blast finish. The Red Rose captain hit six sixes in a team total of 176-2 in just 14 overs at Emirates Old Trafford after the match was reduced by...

yesterday, 23:25 in Sport
 

New deal for Morecambe striker Thompson

Garry Thompson’s future with Morecambe is clearer after the striker signed a six-month contract with the Shrimps. The 37-year-old has been sidelined since April after rupturing his Achilles in Morecambe’s defeat at Crewe Alexandra. Morecambe boss Jim...

yesterday, 21:53 in Sport
 

‘Flashback 20 years after leaving the Army left me seconds away from ending my life’

With no warning whatsoever, James Collier was suddenly struck by a vivid flashback to his army days and transported back to a field in Bosnia where a traumatic incident occurred. With no warning whatsoever, James Collier was suddenly struck by a vivid...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 

New health and relationship lessons for schoolchildren

0 Have your say Healthy living will top the timetable under new rules being drafted by the Government. The proposals follow growing concerns about mental health issues among young people - and the results of a wide reaching consultation by the...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 

Council denies it has lost its way over footpath signs

0 Have your say Lancashire County Council has rejected a claim that it can take up to three years to replace missing signs identifying public footpaths. Independent councillor Paul Greenall told a meeting of the full council that the absence of a...

yesterday, 14:31 in Regional North West
 


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