Absconded prisoner found and arrested

A prisoner who absconded from HMP Kirkham has been found.

Crime 1
Hunt for missing Lancashire prisoner

Hunt for missing Lancashire prisoner

Police are appealing for information after a prisoner absconded from HMP Kirkham.

Crime 2
How the station will look

Kirkham station vision revealed

Plans have been submitted showing how Kirkham station will be transformed into a modern transport hub.

News 6
Gerald Henderson, pictured when Editor of Farmers Guardian

Farewell to former Farmers Guardian editor Gerald Henderson

The former editor of national newspaper Farmers Guardian, Gerald Henderson, has died aged 86.

Photo Neil Cross
Chorley Hospital reopening of the A&E department
Mark Pugh, Medical Director

Fears Chorley hospital accident and emergency unit to close by October

There are new fears that Chorley Hospital’s accident and emergency unit could close again within months.

News 7
Coun Paul Greenall pictured moments after resigning from the Tory group at County hall  and moving to sit next to Independent Councillor Liz Oades

Lancashire County Councillor quits Tory party in intimidation row

A newly elected Lancashire county councillor has quit the Conservative party accusing his fellow Tories of intimidation.

News 24
The BetVictor PDC World Matchplay Darts tournament is being held in Blackpool

Things to do (July 22 and 26)

Lancashire is a hotbed of events over the coming days...
Whats on
County Coun. Azhar Ali (s)

Call for cash boost for Lancashire transport links

The Government is being urged to boost Lancashire’s transport infrastructure with a £1.6bn cash injection.

News 8
County Coun Geoff Driver

Lancashire County Council management restructure challenged

The Tory ruling group’s hopes of pushing through a management restructure at Lancashire County Council look set to be knocked back on Thursday.

News 18
County Hall

Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet meets today to decide on the timetable for reopening the county’s closed libraries and plans to switch back on bus lane cameras on Fishergate in Preston.

News 5
Lee Leatherbarrow

Inmate absconds from Kirkham Prison

Police are hunting an inmate who absconded from Kirkham Open prison.

Crime 1
Janet Thornton, bottom right, with the other awards winners

Regional accolade for Kirkham businesswoman

A well-known Lancashire businesswoman has scooped another accolade.

Fulwood Library, Garstang Road

Timetable announced for re-opening Lancashire’s closed libraries

The countdown has begun to the reopening of Lancashire’s closed libraries, including ones in Fulwood, Freckleton, Lostock Hall and Whalley.

News 6
Gina Dowding during the "lock on" at the fracking site

Lancaster politician arrested after fracking site protest

A Lancaster county councillor has been arrested and charged following protests at the Preston New Road fracking site.

Business 25
Cadets, reservists and adult volunteers were honoured during the annual Lord-Lieutenants Awards for Lancashire

Awarding the work of cadets

Across Lancashire there are thousands of cadets, reservists and adult volunteers who dedicate their time to learning new skills and serving their local community.

Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

New role for retiring Chief Constable Finnigan

Lancashire’s retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

News 5
Northern Rail services will be hit by strike action

Union announces fresh strike action on Lancashire rail services

Rail passengers face more misery as guards prepare to stage a three day strike as part of an ongoing dispute.

Transport 8
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 1
Van fire on the slip road to junction 3 of the M55 at Kirkham.
Courtesy of Lancashire Road Police

Van fire causes motorway tailbacks

A van fire caused delays on and around the M55 at Kirkham this evening.

Ashley Parkinson from Dobbies, Mike Farrow,  volunteer family member, Carol Robinson, of Dobbies, and  Muriel Farrow, volunteer family member

Dobbies complete a garden makeover at Kirkham's Milbanke Residential Home

Milbanke Residential Home are delighted with their new dementia-friendly garden, completed by staff from Dobbies.

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