Temperatures on the rise into hot and sunny weekend

Temperatures are on the rise with most of Britain set for another hot and sunny weekend.
Jack Coulson, 19, who was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court to four years and eight months detention in a young offender institution for possessing a document for terrorist purposes. Photo credit: Counter Terrorism Policing North East/PA Wire

Teenager detained for downloading 'mischief' terror manual

A teenager with a previous conviction for making a pipe bomb found in his Nazi memorabilia-filled bedroom has been detained in a young offenders institution for a terror offence.

Imran Muhammed, the shop assistant has been found guilty of hacking a colleague to death amid fears of being sent back to Pakistan. Photo credit: CPS/PA Wire

Axe-wielding shop assistant guilty of hacking colleague to death

An axe-wielding shop assistant has been found guilty of hacking a colleague to death amid fears of being sent back to Pakistan.

Alison Hammond and Richard Cadell reveal Sooty's new plaque on North Pier, celebrating his 70th birthday

Plaque honour for Sooty's 70th birthday

A new plaque to mark Sooty’s 70th birthday has been unveiled on Blackpool’s North Pier – where the children’s TV favourite was discovered 70 years ago.

North West paramedics from the GMB union are to continue weekend industrial action until October.

Ambulance staff to press on with strikes

Ambulance staff across the North West have stepped up their long-running pay dispute and are set to take industrial action every weekend up to October.

Happy Mount Park

Lancashire recommends... the best children's play parks in Lancashire

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Neil Cossar, author of Brce Springsteen: The Day I Was There, with a furry friend

A new book reveals the tall tales of the Boss and the Bruce Springsteen fans

Musician turned DJ, web pioneer and publisher Neil Cossar is celebrating the release of the latest The Day I Was There book, this time featuring Bruce Springsteen. MALCOLM WYATT found out more

Brushing up on some construction site Curling skills are Ameon's George Guy, Anton Willis and Lyndon Brook at the Flower Bowl at Barton Grange where the team has installed hi-tech heat recovery and moisture extraction equipment

Hi-tech building services team's cool moves

Any development which will boast sheep grazing on the roof, while people below trying their hand at the Olympic sport of curling, on an ice rink, surely must be classed as cool.
Snooker coach Roger Leighton with some of his pupils

Preston snooker coach Roger Leighton is leading China's charge

Preston snooker coach Roger Leighton is hoping to help upset the status quo at the very top of the game.

The accident caused huge tailbacks on the M6

Lanes on M6 to be closed overnight for repairs

Drivers suffered long delays after a lorry crashed into the central reservation of the M6 on Wednesday evening.
Jordan Hugill has found opportunities limited since joining the Hammers from Preston

Preston North End’s opponents West Ham have had a busy summer

West Ham United will come to Deepdale to face Preston this weekend with the tag of being the busiest Premier League club in this summer’s transfer market so far.

Preston North End
Alex Davies saw Lancashire home safely at Leicestershire Foxes

Exclusive Steven Croft column: Roses battle will be like an international

It was great to record a convincing win against Leicestershire on Wednesday, which now sets us up perfectly for today’s Roses clash.

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The unit formerly known as Calderstones, at Whalley, could remain open until 2021.

NHS boss wants Lancashire learning disability unit closed

The head of NHS England is taking a personal interest in the progress being made to close a facility housing adults with learning disabilities in Lancashire.

SirTom Jones

Sir Tom Jones in hospital for bacterial infection

Sir Tom Jones is being treated in hospital for a bacterial infection, and has pulled out of a concert on Thursday evening at Chester Racecourse.
The Reel cinema chain has confirmed its commitment to the Market Walk scheme.

Chorley to get more parking, but what about a Marks and Spencer?

Marks and Spencer is still in negotiations with Chorley Council over renting space in the extended Market Walk shopping development - eight months after it began to reassess its involvement in the scheme.
Dean and Stephanie Johnson. Photos: Birlow Photography

Grand proposal lead to magical day

A magical ceremony was everything Stephanie Clark and Dean Johnson had wished for when they tied the not at All Saints Church at Hesketh Bank.

Your Weddings

Lytham Festival: Step-ping up to the pop parade

5, 6, 7, 8... The countdown to Lytham Festival 2018 is over and the Fylde’s biggest party week is under way.

Smith was arrested on Fishergate in Preston

Cross-dressing teenage thief from Lancashire causes quite a stir in the dock

Local historian Keith Johnson looks back at the unusual attire of a defendant who was turning heads in court...
Craig Charles

Craig's soul club is back in town

The popular actor, comedian, author, poet, television presenter and DJ has continuously toured The Craig Charles Funk and Soul Club since 2008, bringing live DJ sets to nightclubs, festivals, and special events throughout the UK and beyond.

This life-size fibre glass statue of the bull lives on the roof at GB Antiques!

There really was a bull in a Lancashire china shop

Our antiques expert, Allan Blackburn,recalls a time when a metaphorical phrase became reality...
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