Party time at animal products firm’s HQ

More than 500 guests from across the UK agricultural, equine and pet product industry gathered in Lancashire for the grand opening party of Trilanco Ltd’s new headquarters.

Missing Andrew Eastham

Police 'urgently trying to find' man who vanished after leaving work

A police sergeant said he is 'very concerned' about a missing man who hasn't been seen since leaving work on Wednesday morning.
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Staff are demanding for better parking facilities at Royal Preston Hospital

Lancashire nurse demands better hospital parking facilities

Staff at Royal Preston Hospital have described parking facilities as ‘unsafe and unfair’, with demands for improvements made to hospital bosses.
Blaze damages combined harvester

Blaze damages combined harvester

Firefighters extinguished a blaze in a combined harvester in a field at Wesham near Kirkham.

Rev Ivan Walters is welcomed to St Michaels Church, Weeton

Lancashire church welcomes permanent priest

A Lancashire church has welcomed a new priest.

Caroline Wareing

Kirkham mum with paralysis nominated for Just Giving Award

A Kirkham woman, who has raised more than £22,000 for Cancer Research UK by cycling 900 miles on a hand-cycle after being paralysed, is in the running for a prestigious national award.

There was a passionate local campaign to keep Adlington Library open

Bill to reopen axed Lancashire libraries nears £1m

Councillors have voted to fund nearly £850,000 of work to reopen 11 of Lancashire’s closed libraries.

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County Coun Geoff Driver

Cabinet's £45m cuts list for Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council's cabinet meets next week to decide whether to  make   £45m of cuts to services.
Are new school starters' vaccinations up to date?

Vaccination alert as figures reveal thousands of children not immunised in Lancashire

Parents and carers in Lancashire are being urged to check their children’s vaccinations are up to date as the new school term begins.
Council leader County Coun Geoff Driver

Calls for Lancashire county council leader Coun Geoff Driver to resign

The leader of Lancashire County Council is facing calls for his resignation as the debate escalates over a controversial restructure of the council.

Police are appealing for the dog's owner to get in touch

Appeal after boy attacked by dog in Kirkham

A teenager suffered a leg injury after he was chased and bitten by a dog in Kirkham, say police.


PCSO beats McGravy to the World Gravy Wrestling title

A police community support officer has shown that when it comes to wrestling in costume, it’s all gravy!

Jorgie Rae-Griffiths with dad Barry Griffiths and mum Lauren McCabe at the charity fun day at The Queen's Arms, in Kirkham

Kirkham community raises thousands for Wesham cancer tot Jorgie

Members of the community have raised more than £20,000 during a weekend of events to help a cancer-stricken tot get life-saving treatment.
British man Steven Weare, 49, has gone missing in Barbados. Photo issued by Royal Barbados Police Force

Hunt for Lancashire man missing in Barbados

Police in Barbados are searching for a Lancashire man who has gone missing on the Caribbean island.
New bells being cast for St Michael's Church, Kirkham

Bells ring in new era at Kirkham church

New bells are just the start for Kirkham’s historic parish church, the vicar has promised.

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Jorgie Rae Griffiths

Fund-raiser events for Wesham girl Jorgie Rae Griffiths

Members of the community have joined forces to hold a variety of fund-raising events to help a cancer-stricken tot get life-saving treatment.
David Cobham author of 'Bowland Beth' . Photo by Martin Hayward-Smith

How the life and death of Bowland Beth the hen harrier inspired filmmaker David Cobham’s campaigning book

David Cobham is renowned for his film ‘ Tarka The Otter’ but now he is seeking a new audience - the next generation of conservationists. He told Fiona Finch how he hopes his new work will help to save the hen harrier.

From left: Ian Young, Director of Governance, Finance and Public Services, Deputy council  leader Coun Albert Atkinson, council leader Coun Geoff Driver and Chief Executive Jo Turton at  the Lancashire County Council cabinet meeting August  21, 2017 when the ruling Conservative group voted for  a radical management restructure at the council.

Councillors vote to axe Chief Executive Jo Turton’s job at Lancashire County Council

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet members ignored the advice of their own Chief Executive Jo Turton yesterday and pushed ahead with plans to axe her job and those of other senior officers.

Paul Trundle

Absconded prisoner found and arrested

A prisoner who absconded from HMP Kirkham has been found.

Hunt for missing Lancashire prisoner

Hunt for missing Lancashire prisoner

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

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