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Man dies after crash on the M6 north of Preston

A man has died on the M6 after his car collided with a bridge. Lancashire Police were called at around 8.35pm on Tuesday (November 5) to reports of a collision between junction 33 for Galgate and junction 32 for the Broughton Interchange The incident...

6 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Angry Lancaster University staff announce eight days of strikes

Staff at Lancaster University will stage eight days of strikes in disputes over pay, working conditions and rising pension costs. Members of the University and College Union (UCU) at 60 UK universities - including Lancaster - will walk out from Monday...

6 November 2019 in Regional North West
 

Top county award for Lancaster creative agency

Lancaster-based creative agency Hotfoot Design has won Creative Business of the Year at the 2019 Red Rose Awards. Held at the Winter Gardens Blackpool, the ninth annual Red Rose Awards brought together the best businesses from across Lancashire at a...

5 April 2019 in Regional North West
 

Would you consider drinking wine from a can?

Colin Burbidge, of Lancashire Wine School, writes about the possibility of drinking wine from a can In the wine news recently, the Eastern Daily Press reported a Norfolk company that delivers wine to your door step… move over milk bottle. Tap and...

5 April 2019 in Regional North West
 

More than 1,000 speeding drivers caught on Lancashire's roads every week

Police are catching fewer drivers speeding on roads in Lancashire. Lancashire Constabulary detected 61,242 speeding drivers between April 2017 and March 2018, five per cent fewer than in the previous year, a recent study carried out by the RAC...

5 April 2019 in Regional North West
 

Lancaster Bowerham School opens new sports pitch to the community

A Lancaster primary school is throwing open its doors to the public - and spreading the keep fit message. Bowerham School and Nursery has opened up its state-of-the-art Multi Use Games Area ( MUGA) to the local community. The new facility will be used...

5 April 2019 in Regional North West
 

Morecambe war hero to visit Buckingham Palace for D-Day anniversary celebrations

World War Two veteran Jack Bracewell will be mixing with royalty at a special event to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day. The war hero has been chosen to attend a series of events next month, including a garden party at Buckingham Palace....

5 April 2019 in Regional North West
 

Here is all you need to know about diverticular disease

Herbal medicalist columnist Nicola Parker breaks the taboo over toilet habits. Toilet habits can be a bit of a taboo, something we don’t talk about for fear of upsetting polite company. Not for me, though. As a herbalist, toilet habits are an everyday...

5 April 2019 in Regional North West
 

Here is how to reduce plastic waste with your cosmetics

Most of us are guilty of racking up a lot of waste with our cosmetics. Isa Lavahun from Cosmetify.com gives us the low-down on how to be more eco-friendly with your beauty products... 1. Switch out bottles Getting a reusable water bottle is just the...

5 April 2019 in Regional North West
 

New chief executive joins Lancashire Care NHS Trust

A new chief executive has been appointed by Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust. Caroline Donovan has joined Lancashire Care from North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust (NSCHT), which the Care Quality Commission (CQC) recently rated...

4 April 2019 in Regional North West
 

NHS teams improve care for new and expectant mothers

Medical teams at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have developed a new service - the first of its kind in the North West - to aid in the diagnosis of pre-eclampsia, a serious complication of pregnancy, Shonagh Haslam (principal...

4 April 2019 in Regional North West
 

What is stopping women getting more jobs in the digital sector?

A group of Lancashire skills experts has backed a blueprint designed to attract more women into the digital industry. The Lancashire Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) skills and employment panel has recommended that the organisation signs up to Tech...

4 April 2019 in Regional North West
 

Fears of people trapped in Morecambe flat fire prompts emergency response

Firefighters responded to reports that someone might be trapped in a flat fire in Morecambe last night (Wednesday, April 3). Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service (LFRS) said they received an 999 call at 10.52pm from a member of the public. The person...

4 April 2019 in Regional North West
 

Rising fuel prices hit Lancashire drivers hard

Fuel prices in the north west have risen by more than 7p in just one year, according to new figures, with drivers in the Ribble Valley and Pendle the worst hit. According to the new figures, diesel drivers are bearing the brunt of the increases, as...

4 April 2019 in Regional North West
 

Smash and grab thieves raid supermarket in Carnforth before crashing getaway car and dumping loot

A supermarket in Carnforth has been raided overnight with thieves stealing a cash machine from the store. A number of men forced their way into Booths in Scotland Road at around 1am this morning (Thursday, April 4). They managed to remove a cash...

4 April 2019 in Regional North West
 


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