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  1. Police statement following incident in London preston

    Lancashire Constabulary have issued the following statement following the incident in London: Supt Damian Darcy said: "I speak ...

    Lancashire Constabulary have issued the following statement following the incident in London: Supt Damian Darcy said: "I speak on behalf of everybody in Lancashire Constabulary when I say our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with the family and friends of the Metropolitan Police officer...

    23/03/2017
  2. Civil war breaks out in Pleasureland amusement park preston

    Pleasureland opened its doors to huge Airsoft weekend as teams fight it out in Pripyat battleground Southport Pleasureland ...

    Pleasureland opened its doors to huge Airsoft weekend as teams fight it out in ‘Pripyat’ battleground Southport Pleasureland was transformed into an Airsoft themed park last weekend for a huge civil war style shootout. A massed group of Airsoft players – a sport where teams enact makeshift...

    23/03/2017
  3. Greater recognition needed for older people's contribution preston

    Lancashire County Council's champion for older people is calling on organisations to recognise the important contribution older ...

    Lancashire County Council's champion for older people is calling on organisations to recognise the important contribution older people make to society. The move follows a report by the Government Office for Science, called Future of an Aging Population, which looks in detail at the contribution...

    23/03/2017
  4. Primark product recall preston

    Parents are being urged to return children's novelty cat leggings bought from Primark after fears they could present a potential ...

    Parents are being urged to return children's novelty cat leggings bought from Primark after fears they could present a potential choking hazard. The high street store is offering customers a full refund after it was discovered that the bow attachment may become detached. A spokesman for...

    22/03/2017
  5. How to teach your kids about Cybersecurity preston

    The internet plays a huge part in our lives: for work, staying in touch with our friends, shopping, playing games, studying or ...

    The internet plays a huge part in our lives: for work, staying in touch with our friends, shopping, playing games, studying or just watching some hilarious cat videos, we are spending more and more time online. We are bombarded with more and more information and the technology to handle this...

    22/03/2017
  6. Customers to benefit from online passport application roll out preston

    HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services. The ...

    HM Passport Office has launched a new online passport renewal service as part of its drive to improve customer services. The new service means that the majority of adults can now renew their passport online. Following a successful pilot in 2016, over 240,000 people have renewed their passport...

    22/03/2017
  7. Register for Ride The Lights 2017 and you could win big preston

    Its the most enchanting bike ride you will ever take and this is your chance to take part AND win a fantastic Smyths Toys ...

    It’s the most enchanting bike ride you will ever take – and this is your chance to take part AND win a fantastic Smyths Toys prize package including a pair of children’s bikes plus a £200 Smyths Toys Superstores gift voucher. Every year, thousands of people get on their bikes to take part in...

    22/03/2017
  8. The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre preston

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Maghull and Lydiate Art Group. The art ...

    The latest exhibition has been unveiled at WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre by the Maghull and Lydiate Art Group. The art group has been in existence since 1970 and is an integrated member of the community with monthly meetings, professional painting demonstrations and weekly painting...

    22/03/2017
  9. UK families will see bills cut as date announced for launch of Tax-Free Child care preston

    Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support Millions of parents can ...

    Launch of new Childcare Choices website means parents now able to find available government support Millions of parents can pre-register from today for the government’s new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website...

    22/03/2017
  10. 20,000 of Walmsley's money in a bid to find him and put him back behind bars preston

    Detectives investigating the prison escape of Shaun Walmsley have issued a £20,000 reward, for information leading to his ...

    Detectives investigating the prison escape of Shaun Walmsley have issued a £20,000 reward, for information leading to his capture and being returned to prison. The reward is made up of £20,000 of Walmsley's own money, which was seized by officers following his arrest and conviction for the...

    21/03/2017
  11. Average speed cameras to be enforced preston

    Average speed cameras to be enforced A6 London Road New average speed cameras will be enforced from Thursday 23 March on ...

    Average speed cameras to be enforced – A6 London Road New average speed cameras will be enforced from Thursday 23 March on the A6 London Road, Preston, it has been confirmed. Following their installation and a successful period of testing, the cameras will now go live for enforcement along...

    21/03/2017
  12. Lancashire schools are top of the class preston

    According to recent government figures, 92.3% of schools in Lancashire are rated as good or outstanding. Based on Ofsted ...

    According to recent government figures, 92.3% of schools in Lancashire are rated as good or outstanding. Based on Ofsted ratings, Lancashire is in the top quarter in the country. Figures to March 2017 showed that 23.8% of Lancashire schools were outstanding, and 68.5% were good, compared to...

    21/03/2017
  13. Challenging stigma around TB on World TB Day preston

    To mark World TB Day on 24 March, health professionals at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are challenging the taboo around ...

    To mark World TB Day on 24 March, health professionals at Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust are challenging the taboo around Tuberculosis (TB). Led by the World Health Organisation, World TB Day is held every year on 24 March to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of the disease and...

    21/03/2017
  14. Two teenage girls missing preston

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace two teenage females. Lilly Jones, 17 years, from Tarbock Green ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace two teenage females. Lilly Jones, 17 years, from Tarbock Green and Morgan Pybis, 16 years, from Old Swan have been reported missing. MISSING: Lilly Jones, 17...

    20/03/2017
  15. Last day for NPAS Warton-Watch preston

    Today is the last operational day for the National Police Air Service helicopter flying from Warton Areodrome. Goodnight ...

    Today is the last operational day for the National Police Air Service helicopter flying from Warton Areodrome. Goodnight & thank you! pic.twitter.com/y6TCwL8jAD& ;mdash; NPAS...

    20/03/2017
  16. Sports Awards winners of 2017 preston

    he 12th Annual Preston Guild Hall Sports Awards 2017 has once again showcased the amazing achievements of Prestons Clubs, ...

    he 12th Annual Preston Guild Hall Sports Awards 2017 has once again showcased the amazing achievements of Preston’s Clubs, volunteers and athletes over the last year. he 12th Annual Preston Guild Hall Sports Awards 2017 has once again showcased the amazing achievements of Preston’s Clubs,...

    20/03/2017
  17. Blackburn Rovers 2 PNE 2 preston

    Aiden McGeady celebrated St Patricks Day a day late with a goal to give the yellows a point in third minute of stoppage time at ...

    Aiden McGeady celebrated St Patrick’s Day a day late with a goal to give the yellows a point in third minute of stoppage time at Ewood Park. It looked like Blackburn were taking all the points after Elliott Bennett and Craig Conway had put them in front, despite Tom Barkhuizen’s opener, his...

    20/03/2017
  18. Re-appeal for information - Phillip Maddox from Rainford preston

    Merseyside Police is re-appealing for the public's help to trace a 46-year-old man from the Rainford area of Merseyside. ...

    Merseyside Police is re-appealing for the public's help to trace a 46-year-old man from the Rainford area of Merseyside. Officers wish to trace Phillip Maddox after an assault that took place in St Helens on Saturday, 16 January 2016. Efforts have been made by the police to find Maddox,...

    20/03/2017
  19. Dustys GIANT Easter Duck Hunt preston

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has lost some rather special ducks. A number of our GIANT yellow ducks have gone missing and we ...

    WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre has lost some rather special ducks. A number of our GIANT yellow ducks have gone missing and we need children to help us and Dusty Duck find them this Easter holidays as part of Dusty’s GIANT Duck Hunt. You’ll need to use all your special detective skills to...

    20/03/2017
  20. BTP urges drivers and pedestrians to stay safe when using region's level crossings preston

    Over the next week, BTP will be out and about visiting level crossings across the region to urge the drivers and pedestrians to do ...

    Over the next week, BTP will be out and about visiting level crossings across the region to urge the drivers and pedestrians to do their level best to stay safe when using crossings.

    20/03/2017
  21. UK troops arrive in Estonia for major NATO deployment preston

    Around 120 UK troops have arrived in Estonia as part of one of the biggest British deployments to Eastern Europe in decades. ...

    Around 120 UK troops have arrived in Estonia as part of one of the biggest British deployments to Eastern Europe in decades. A Challenger 2 tank and other armoured vehicles from 20 Armoured Infantry Brigade being loaded onto...

    19/03/2017
  22. Planned road works in the North West preston

    Planned roadworks in the North West summary for Monday 20 to Sunday 26 March 2017 The following summary of planned new and ...

    Planned roadworks in the North West – summary for Monday 20 to Sunday 26 March 2017 The following summary of planned new and ongoing road improvements over the coming week is correct as of Friday 17 March and could be subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances. All...

    18/03/2017
  23. Man, 28, wanted in connection with incidents in Skelmersdale and Manchester preston

    Police are appealing for help locating a man from Upholland who is wanted in connection with a robbery, an assault and a burglary. ...

    Police are appealing for help locating a man from Upholland who is wanted in connection with a robbery, an assault and a burglary. Craig William Shelley, 28, is wanted after a man was punched to the head and face and had his car keys stolen during an incident which occurred on December 26th...

    18/03/2017
  24. Appeal for sponsors for Ormskirk MotorFest preston

    The date has been set for one of the biggest free family events in the North West of England to take place in Ormskirk, and you ...

    The date has been set for one of the biggest free family events in the North West of England to take place in Ormskirk, and you can help make it an even bigger success. The Ormskirk MotorFest has been a hugely popular occasion since it began in 2011, attracting around 30,000 people in 2015...

    17/03/2017
  25. Police appeal to find missing teenager preston

    Police appeal to find missing teenager We are appealing for information after a 17-year-old girl went missing from ...

    Police appeal to find missing teenager We are appealing for information after a 17-year-old girl went missing from Skelmersdale. Sarah Farrell was last seen on Saturday (March 11) around 1.30pm in Mere Close. She is described as white, 5ft 2in tall and of stocky build. She has shoulder...

    17/03/2017
  26. Missing from home Arron Gardner preston

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 15-year-old boy. Aaron Garner was last seen at ...

    Merseyside Police is appealing for information to help trace a missing 15-year-old boy. Aaron Garner was last seen at around 1pm on Sunday (12 March) on Antonio Street, Bootle. Extensive enquiries have been ongoing to locate him. He is described as white, 5ft tall, of slim build, with...

    17/03/2017
  27. Conservative Party fined 70,000, investigation into election campaign expenses preston

    The Conservative Party have been fined a total of £70,000 following the conclusion of the Electoral Commissions ...

    The Conservative Party have been fined a total of £70,000 following the conclusion of the Electoral Commission’s investigation into the party’s campaign spending. The investigation concluded that there were significant failures by the Party to report accurately on how much it spent on...

    16/03/2017
  28. Could you be a Councillor and stand for what you believe in? preston

    Lancashire County Council is reminding people interested in standing as candidates for the Council election in May of the deadline ...

    Lancashire County Council is reminding people interested in standing as candidates for the Council election in May of the deadline to register their interest. Nominations open after 24 March, when the election is formally called, and close at 4pm on 4 April. Forms can be obtained from your...

    16/03/2017
  29. Newsagents raider wanted by police preston

    Detectives have launched a CCTV appeal for information after a robbery in Leyland. Police were called around 6am on Monday ...

    Detectives have launched a CCTV appeal for information after a robbery in Leyland. Police were called around 6am on Monday (March 13) following an incident at Towngate News in Towngate. A man had entered the shop, approached a male staff member and demanded the till was opened. The...

    16/03/2017
  30. Non-dairy milk, gin and cycle helmets added to the inflation basket preston

    Non-dairy milk, such as soya, rice and oat milk, are being added to the ONSs inflation basket for the first time, reflecting the ...

    Non-dairy milk, such as soya, rice and oat milk, are being added to the ONS’s inflation basket for the first time, reflecting the increase in the popularity of dairy-free diets, with the rise of campaigns such as “Veganuary”. In addition, gin is returning to the basket after a 13-year absence, with...

    15/03/2017
  31. Cancer Research UK to only contact supporters who have opted in from 1 July 2017 preston

    Cancer Research UK is to become an opt in charity on 1 July 2017, meaning it will only contact supporters who have given ...

    Cancer Research UK is to become an ‘opt in’ charity on 1 July 2017, meaning it will only contact supporters who have given unambiguous and explicit permission for the charity to contact them for marketing activity, including fundraising support. Cancer Research UK announced its intention to...

    15/03/2017
  32. Road changes at Broughton Roundabout preston

    Drivers heading towards the M6 from Broughton are advised to allow more time for their journeys, due to the closure of the ...

    Drivers heading towards the M6 from Broughton are advised to allow more time for their journeys, due to the closure of the dedicated eastbound M55 filter lane. Vehicles can still access the eastbound slip road onto the M55 from Broughton Roundabout, but the dedicated lane from the A6 has...

    15/03/2017
  33. Lancashire County Council welcomes funding to create new childcare places preston

    Lancashire County Council has welcomed the news that nearly 200 more children, and their families, will soon benefit from 30 hours ...

    Lancashire County Council has welcomed the news that nearly 200 more children, and their families, will soon benefit from 30 hours of free childcare each week in two nurseries built to accommodate them. This follows a successful bid by the county council to the Education Funding Agency (EFA),...

    15/03/2017
  34. Woman, 19, missing from Skelmersdale preston

    Police are appealing for help to find a 19 year old woman who is missing from Skelmersdale. Katie Heron was last seen at ...

    Police are appealing for help to find a 19 year old woman who is missing from Skelmersdale. Katie Heron was last seen at around 1pm on Wednesday, March 8 at her home address on Ivydale. She has not been seen by her family since then. She is described as white, approximately 5ft 3in tall...

    14/03/2017
  35. New A565 bridge update preston

    A £10 million scheme to replace a damaged bridge on a route in and out of Liverpool city centre has been delayed. ...

    A £10 million scheme to replace a damaged bridge on a route in and out of Liverpool city centre has been delayed. Following the removal of the weak bridge foundations on the A565 (Great Howard Street), contractors have encountered unforeseen ground conditions which requires a total redesign...

    14/03/2017
  36. Lightcube to be lit up for World Down Syndrome Day preston

    One of West Lancashire's best-known landmarks - the Lightcube - will be lit up in red and blue to mark World Down Syndrome Day on ...

    One of West Lancashire's best-known landmarks - the Lightcube - will be lit up in red and blue to mark World Down Syndrome Day on 21 March 2017. Communities across the world are celebrating World Down Syndrome Day to raise awareness and help increase people's understanding about Down Syndrome....

    14/03/2017

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