Long-lost George Formby haul discovered hidden in office

It couldn’t have turned out nicer for George Formby devotees heading for a special get-together in Lancashire today.

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Protestors outside Clayton Hall tip in Whittle-le-Woods

Tip stink latest: Firm say work is complete

A solution to the stinking tip which has blighted residents lives near Whittle-le-Woods for weeks may be in sight.

A rain soaked Ecumenical service at the Preston Guild 1992

Preston loses its soggy city status to Lancashire neighbour

Raining champion Preston has been finally washed off its perch as England’s wettest city.

Dylan Crossey

Boy, 16, relives night pal was mown down

A 16-year-old boy relived in court the horrific moment his friend was killed by a hit-and-run driver as they rode home on unlit bikes late at night.

Dylan Crossey

Dylan death crash driver 'must have known he'd had serious collision' says lawyer

The hit-and-run driver whose car killed teenaged cyclist Dylan Crossey late at night was on his way to meet a woman he had just met on an internet dating site, a court heard.

Dylan Crossey

Driver denies causing death of cyclist Dylan Crossey

A driver allegedly involved in a collision which killed Preston schoolboy Dylan Crossey pleaded not guilty to two charges when he appeared before a jury at Preston Crown Court today.

County landfill close to becoming full

Is plastic pollution in the water the final straw?

It is being described as the final straw - plastic pollution found in our drinking water.
Environment 1
The new pergola at the Broadfield Arms

Pub’s pergola plans ‘tacky’ say residents

A pub’s new pergola and outdoor seating area has been condemned as a “tacky Christmas display” and a potential noise nuisance for residents living close by.


Potholes unearth Lancashire's past as cobbles emerge again

History is emerging as the great pothole saga crumbles on in Lancashire.
Transport 3
Verne Troyer

Austin Powers star Verne Troyer is coming to Preston

Actor Verne Troyer is hoping to make a huge impact when he appears at a Preston nightclub on Saturday.

Labour leader Paul Foster could snatch power

Labour eye up shock coup at South Ribble

Labour are aiming pull off a shock coup by seizing control of South Ribble Council tonight.

Lee Biggs

Appeal to trace missing Chorley man

Police say they are “very concerned” for the welfare of a 38-year-old man from Chorley who went missing on Monday night.

Tools have been stolen in more than 20 van break-ins in the past week

Vans hit in spate of tool thefts

Tradesmen across Lancashire are being targeted in a spate of tool thefts.

Water workers are set to strike on Friday and Monday

Water workers to strike

Hundreds of water workers in Lancashire are set to join a two-day strike on Friday in protest over changes to their company pension scheme.

Peter Mullineaux, leader of South Ribble Borough Council

Tory leaders facing ‘no confidence’ vote

The under-fire leader of South Ribble Council could be facing the sack - along with his entire cabinet.

Half of car park fine appeals are granted

Half of car park fine appeals are granted

More than half of drivers who appeal parking fines on Preston’s council-owned car parks are having their tickets torn up, according to new figures.


£1m in fines but drivers still miss the message over Fishergate bus lanes

Drivers are still not getting the message about Preston’s notorious bus lanes . . . despite handing County Hall more than £1m in fines.

Transport 1
Image posed by model

Report: Lancashire Police failing children at risk of harm

Vulnerable children are being failed by Lancashire Police, according to a damning report published today.

Left: Thrillseekers get lift-off during the 2015 Whitsuntide Fair on Prestons Flag Market. Right: Almost a century ago the 1920 Whit Fair drew crowds to the Flag Market

Showmen prepare for battle over Preston’s historic Whit Fair

Fairground bosses will hold a summit meeting tomorrow to decide their next move after finally being told Preston’s historic Whit Fair is being kicked out of the city centre.

Politics 4

Lancashire's pothole roads are worse than ever as people tell of broken bones and wrecked cars

It never rains but it pours for highways chiefs in Lancashire.
Transport 1
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