When I take to the sky, I still can’t believe it’s my job

When he was a lad growing up, Steve Formoso knew he didn’t want to keep his feet on the ground. Here, he tells us what it’s like to test world-class planes for a living.

Richard Odgen's teeth

Dad given £17k compensation for dental work

A patient whose face ballooned and jaw oozed with pus after dental work has received compensation of £17,500.

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Day Eurofighter first took flight

It is 30 years ago today since the prototype of the Eurofighter first took to Lancashire’s skies.
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MASSIVE DEAL: Mark Menzies MP with Philip Dunne MP and BAE Systems group managing director for programmes and support, Nigel Whitehead

£2.1bn aerospace deal will safeguard hundreds of BAE Systems’ jobs

A massive £2.1bn aerospace contract, that will protect hundreds of Lancashire jobs, has been welcomed.

Business 3
UPDATE: ‘Significant’ jam after crash closes major road

UPDATE: ‘Significant’ jam after crash closes major road

A rush hour crash has caused severe congestion.

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Andrew Mitchell and Campbell Logan in the car they will be rallying around Europe.

Lancashire petrol heads gear up for Euro charity challenge

A pair of self-proclaimed ‘petrol-heads’ will be speeding across Europe’s toughest terrains to raise money for charity.

Mark Menzies and Simon Rigby when Farmgen opened

Fylde green power generator to close

A pioneering green energy plant which made electricity out of farm waste is to shut down.

Business 2
MESSAGE: Alan Johnson and Angela Eagle at BAE Systems in Lancashire

Lancashire aerospace staff fear a ‘leave EU’ vote

The future of Lancashire’s aerospace industry would be in jeopardy if Britain voted to leave the EU, senior politicians said on a visit to the county.

Business 2
CHARITY MAN: Simon Couchman in his lobster costume

The world is Lancashire runner Simon’s lobster now

The world will be marathon runner Simon Couchman’s oyster as he takes his place among long distance running’s elite – dressed as a lobster.

Thomas Alderson has been jailed at Newcastle Crown Court

Lancashire court listings - March 28, 2016

Here are this week’s listings of who has been in court and what for.

Heath List union treasurer who stole �50K

Union treasurer who stole £53k to fund lavish lifestyle jailed

A union treasurer stole £53k from the coffers to fund a lavish lifestyle of ski trips, family holidays and private school fees, a court heard.

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LAUNCH CEREMONY: Bill Beaumont, right, and Francis Egan at the office opening

Fracking firm Cuadrilla moves its headquarters to Lancashire

Fracking energy firm Cuadrilla has opened its new national HQ in Lancashire.

Would you recommend your GP?

REVEALED: Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre’s best and worst GP surgeries as rated by you

Today we can reveal the list of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre’s best and worst GP surgeries, based on ratings provided by patients on how likely they are to recommend their practice.

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Terri-Marie Palmer, 23, of Warton Avenue, Heysham, has been jailed for life for murdering her boyfriend Damon Searson

Hairdresser jailed for life for murdering her boyfriend after Facebook row

A hairdresser has been jailed for life for murdering her boyfriend after a row over Facebook.

News 10

Outcry over u-turn as developers get nod for 360 homes on farm land

Villagers are “shocked beyond disappointment” by a Government decision to allow developers to build 360 homes on a former farm.

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