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Forton’s Field Day leads the way

From fancy dress dogs to brass bands, Forton Field Day had something for everyone.

Wyre and Garstang
A police checkpoint in Lancaster. Photo: Lancs Roads Police

More than 40 drivers stopped at police checkpoint

More than 40 drivers have been stopped at a police checkpoint in a crackdown on drink driving.

Lancaster
A car found off the road in Catforth. Photo: Lancs Roads Police

Police drink drive warning

The driver of this car has been arrested after a positive breath test.

Crime
Brown bin collection

Garden waste charge gets green light

A decision to bring in garden waste charges in South Ribble has been ratified by cabinet members.

South Ribble
The Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Pic: Google)

LATEST: Three men in balaclavas escape with 'cash and cigarettes' after bursting into village Post Office

Three balaclava-clad men burst into the Post Office in the Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton, demanding cash this morning, police said.
Crime
Becky Simpson as a member of Flic Flac gymnastics

Brave Leyland girl inspires all as she deals with her partial paralysis

One morning, budding gymnast Becky Simpson woke up to severe pain and pins and needles. As the day progressed the 11-year-old lost feeling from the chest down as doctors revealed she had suffered a spinal bleed. Now, 11 months on Becky is still dealing with life in a wheelchair and has been an inspiration to her family. Her mum, Elizabeth, speaks to NATALIE WALKER about Becky’s incredible journey.

News
Gary Gibson as John Lennon entertains the crowd in aid of St Catherine's Hospice

A night of legends in Whittle-le-Woods helps to boost funds for St Catherine’s Hospice

Music legends Elvis Presley and John Lennon were brought to life for one night only as part of a lavish fund-raiser for St Catherine’s Hospice.

News
Photo by Ian Robinson

Funds will be invested back into Croston’s community initiatives

A new charity in Croston will pour funds into village initiatives which bring the community together.

News
Last year's Armed Forces Day on Preston Flag Market was a huge success

Things to do this weekend (June 24 and 25)

As summer kicks in, there is a whole host of events taking place for you to get out and try...
Whats on
Rebecca Jane leaves the Big Brother house

Big Brother’s surprise eviction ousts honey trapper Rebecca Jane

Private investigator Rebecca Jane has become the third housemate to be voted out of Big Brother in a surprise eviction.

TV

CCTV released in sexual assault appeal

Detectives investigating an incident where a 13 year old girl was sexually assaulted in Lancashire have released new CCTV footage in a fresh appeal for information.
Crime

VIDEO: Meet the hero Heysham dog who will truly amaze

Christa the dog is not only man’s best friend but a lifelife for her owner.

News
Grace Smith

Cakes help eight-year-old girl from Wheelton raise more than £1,000 for Macmillan

A schoolgirl has raised more than £1,000 by holding a tea party at her home.

News
Photo Neil Cross
The land at the end of Metheun Drive, Hoghton, that was earmarked for 78 new homes

Relief after homes plan thrown out

Villagers are celebrating a ‘David and Goliath’ victory after plans to build 78 homes on grazing land were thrown out.

South Ribble
The Sitting Goose, Bartle

Lancashire recommends... family-friendly pubs

Readers have voted. Here are the top family-friendly pubs in Lancashire.
News
Josh Mason, 13

MISSING: Two teenage boys missing from home

An appeal has been launched after two teenage boys went missing from home in Appley Bridge, say police.
Crime
Emma Whitlock in Malawi volunteering with FOMO

Help Friends of Mulanje Orphans open a charity shop in South Ribble

A charity which supports vulnerable children in Malawi needs your help in opening a shop in the South Ribble area.

News
Top left: Colin Morris, Bottom left: PC Ian Woodward, Centre: PC Alan Houghton, Top right: Angela Bradley, Bottom right: Gerald Richardson

Tribute to Lancashire police officers fallen in line of duty

A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire Police HQ.

Crime
An two-car smash on the M61 is causing delays this morning.

Delays after two car smash on M61

A two-car smash on the M61 is causing delays this morning.
Transport
West Coast Mainline

Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

Transport
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