Kirkham smugglers could face two years inside

Those involved in a smashed smuggling ring at Kirkham open prison face an extra two years inside, the Ministry of Justice said.

Dr Matt Baker, senior chemistry lecturer, who has developed a blood based test for the early diagnosis of cancerous brain tumours

Lancashire dad brings new hope for early diagnosis of brain tumours

A Lancashire man has been honoured for developing a blood-based test for the early diagnosis of cancerous brain tumours, which could lead to thousands of lives being saved worldwide every year.

AASMA DAY talks to senior lecturer Dr Matt Baker to find out more

Anthony Donnellan, 38, missing from Kirkham Prison

Man missing from Lancashire prison

An appeal has been launched to help police find a man missing from Kirkham Prison.

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Sophie Warden is crowned champion by Linford Christie

Spectator Sophie runs off with title

Athletics spectator Sophie Warden was meant to be just a face in the crowd, but she came home with a national title.

Paul Bogin, 48, of Carnforth, went missing from Kirkham Prison on October 4, 2016, at around 8pm, while serving a sentence of 876 days for burglary at a dwelling, stealing from shops and stalls and failing to appear at court.

Prisoner goes on the run

Police need help tracing a prisoner who has absconded from HMP Kirkham.

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M55 traffic following a previous incident

Two people taken to hospital after M55 crash

One lane of the M55 was closed after a crash.

Coun Jennifer Mein

Cabinet dismisses pleas to save county libraries

It took less than two hours today for Lancashire County Council’s cabinet to sign the final execution papers for a host of Lancashire libraries and children’s centres - despite being forced to think again.

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Charlotte Rossall, 14, and Rev Rick Bunday, vicar of St Michael's Kirkham, on fixed bikes in church to raise funds for Malawi ahead of Charlotte's trip there in 2017.

Community uses pedal power to send teenager on mercy mission to Africa

A COMMUNITY is rallying round to help send a teenager on a mercy mission to Africa.


Firefighters rush to tackle blaze at two-storey mill

Fire crews arrived at a Lancashire mill to find it well alight early this morning.

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Harvey's in Kirkham

Owner of ‘disgusting’ takeaway banned from food industry

A man has been banned from the food industry because his hygiene standards were so appalling.

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Adam Little takes on Martin Gethin this weekend

Little ready for showdown

Kirkham boxer Adam Little has laid out a clear statement of intent as he prepares for his Commonwealth title eliminator in Blackpool on Saturday night.

Whitechapel's War Memorial

Appeal for those who died in WW1 by village of Whitechapel, Preston

Families with any current or past connection to the village of Whitechapel near Preston, whose ancestors fell in the First World War are being asked to help honour those from the parish who died.

GOING: Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

What the latest county council cuts mean for you. Our guide to what happens next

As the dust settles on Lancashire County Council’s plans to sell off more than 100 libraries, children’s centres and other facilities across the county we look at five key things you need to know about the move.

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Kirkham Grammar School A Level students

A Level Results: Kirkham Grammar School on top form with a 99 per cent pass rate

Kirkham Grammar School once again recorded a strong set of A Level results with 70 per cent of all grades achieved being A*to C and most applicants securing places at their chosen university.

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Carr Hill A level students L-R Maiya Leeke, Chloe Roberts and Amy Betham

A Level Results: Girlpower at Carr Hill

Girl power was the order of the day at Carr Hill Sixth Form Centre, where a trio of female students produced the best A-Levels results.

William Tams, who has absconded from HMP Kirkham

Man absconds from Kirkham Prison

A man serving time for burglary and robbery has absconded from prison in Kirkham.

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Newborn photos taken by Jo Boulton who has her own photographic studio. Jo was a teenage mum herself, but through determination, she has achieved her dream of having her own photography business.

From teen mum to a newborn career

Becoming a teenage mum at 16 was a frightening experience for Lancashire woman Jo Boulton.

But even at a young age, she showed a determination which has seen her finally achieve her dreams of becoming a photographer with her own studio.

Part of the M55 will be closed overnight

Motorway roadblock for police training

Motorists caught up in M55 traffic have been told a road block this morning was down to police training.

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Sadie Hartley

Updated: ‘Stun gun used in assassination of Lancashire woman’

A jealous and obsessive woman paralysed her love-rival with a stun gun before stabbing and slashing her victim with “demonic savagery”, a murder trial heard..

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KIrkham Prison

Missing prisoners spark jail concerns

Prison bosses have been warned they are under close scrutiny after two men absconded in just nine days.

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