Beware of the law - some ‘banter’ can go too far

BAE Systems was landed with a six-figure compensation bill after a worker’s case was upheld. DAVID NOWELL reports on the perils and pitfalls of employment law.

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BAE Systems' Warton plant

BAE’s half year results show “good progress”

Weapons giant BAE has released its half year results, which the firm says shows “good progress”.

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Employees from BAE Systems in Warton took part in the Runway Mile

BAE Warton employees take part in the Runway Mile

Around 150 employees from BAE Systems ran and walked a mile up and down part of the company’s runway to raise money for a charity which works with injured servicemen and their families.

A white Mercedes was found in a ditch off Lodge Lane. Picture from Lancs road police

£21k Mercedes abandoned in country lane ditch

Police have locatedthe owner of a £21k A-class Mercedes-Benz that was found abandoned in a ditch.

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BAE Systems in Warton

Church minister ‘tried to disarm Typhoon’ fighter plane

A church minister stood in the dock dressed in his dog collar charged with criminal damage at one of the country’s most secure military airfields.

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Council rent thief to face cash seizure two years after being sentenced

A woman who stole £18,000 from a cash strapped local authority could face having her assets seized despite the time that has passed since her sentencing.

A view inside the  �2.3M Training and Simulation Integration Facility (TSIF) at Warton,which has been developed in collaboration with F1 Williams Advanced Engineering and contains simulation capabilities for multiple aircraft types including BAE Systems Hawk, Typhoon

Gamer technology helps BAE train the next generation in Lancashire

Lancashire aerospace engineers are set to use the latest virtual reality computer equipment in £2.3m new centre to train the next generation of workers to build the next generation of aircraft

The scene near where a man sadly died following a crash on Riversway. PIC: Benny Mc'Nally

Call to improve safety on ‘dangerous’ Preston road

A 32-year-old pedestrian has died after a rush-hour collision in Preston.

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Participants from BAE Systems who walked between their two sites raising 5,000 for charity

BAE Systems walk for Blesma

More than 260 participants walked almost 20 miles between BAE Systems’ military aircraft sites at Warton and Samlesbury raising £5,000 for charity.

The Holy Family CAFOD team, Warton, organised a Lenten prayer service to help raise funds for Cafods East Africa Appeal

CAFOD team raises £200 for East African crisis

Parishioners raised more than £200 to help millions of people facing starvation in third world countries.
Scene of a crash in Warton. Credit: @RachIsAGeek

Rush-hour crash in Warton

Emergency services were called to a crash in Warton on Tuesday evening.

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Typhoon warplane assembled at Warton

Two arrested ‘trying to disarm’ BAE warplanes in Lancashire

Two men have been arrested while trying to disarm warplanes at the BAE Systems site in Warton.

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Tesco Express in Warton 
Image: Google

Woman injured in store car park crash

Police have launched an appeal for witnesses following a collision in Warton in which a woman was hurt

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Chief fast jet test pilot Steve Formoso in front of a Eurofighter

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.

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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.

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