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.

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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...
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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.

Driver’s miracle escape as car somersaults on m-way

Driver’s miracle escape as car somersaults on m-way

A driver had a miraculous escape after his car flipped over several times on the M55 this afternoon.

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County Hall

Child care shake-up plan for Lancashire

Radical proposals aimed at cutting the number of children and teenagers in residential care are being considered by Lancashire County Council.

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Traffic on the westbound M55. Stock photo.

Delays after motorway smash

One lane of the M55 is blocked and traffic is moving slowly after a crash involving two cars.

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The team from Kirkham-based Warden Construction win a top constriction award win for work on the  AFC Fylde stadium

£30m Lancashire project wins top building award

A major Lancashire project has won a top building award for its inclusivity.

Crews were called to the incident at around 10am on May 9

Fire involving gas cylinders prompts explosion fears at farm near Kirkham

A fire involving gas cylinders at a property near Kirkham prompted fears of an explosion, say fire services.

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Court news

Lancashire court listings - Monday, May 08, 2017

Here is this week's round-up of cases at Preston’s courts.
The scene on the westbound M55 after the five vehicle smash

Arrest made after driver dies in M55 smash

A van driver was killed in a five vehicle smash which blocked the westbound carriageway of the M55 for around eight hours today.

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County Hall

Could Lancashire County Council elections this week hold key to general election?

As Lancashire prepares to go to the polls on Thursday a politics expert says the county could provide a key to the forthcoming general election.

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Officers uploaded a picture of the car on the hard shoulder to Twitter

Audi driver caught at DOUBLE the motorway speed limit

A motorist faces a driving ban after being caught speeding on the M55 motorway, allegedly at double the speed limit.
A group of fans police would like to speak to after AFC Fylde fans' coaches were attacked

Witness appeal after football coaches attacked

Two coaches carrying football fans back to Lancashire were attacked with bricks and bottles.

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County Hall

Election battle begins for Lancashire County Council seats

The battlelines have now been drawn for Lancashire County Council’s elections on May 4 with some 315 candidates competing for 84 seats at County Hall.

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Road smash causes hold-ups

Road smash causes hold-ups

The main Preston to Blackpool road was partially blocked by a collision near Kirkham causing rush hour hold-ups at teatime today.

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Last winner of The Longridge X Factor, Pete Bennett

The Longridge X Factor is back, with acts old and new - sign up now

After a long awaited return, ‘The Longridge X Factor’ is back and will be raising funds for cancer research through ‘Miles for Mitchie’.

Doting dog owners boost Kirkham firm’s sales

Doting dog owners boost Kirkham firm’s sales

Pampered pooches are enjoying anything but a dog’s life, with canine treat sales going through the kennel roof.

Michael Hudson

JAILED: Pervert drugged and sexually abused two schoolgirls

A pervert who drugged and sexually abused two schoolgirls has been jailed for 13 years.

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