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Delays and cancellations on Northern trains

Users of Northern trains have been warned to expect delays and cancellations this morning.
Transport
IKEA has a long history with the North West and opened its first UK store here over thirty years ago.

The IKEA phenomenon - IKEA's long history with the North West

IKEA has a long history with the North West and opened its first UK store here over thirty years ago.
Business

Major Preston Road partially blocked after accident

A major road in Preston has been partially blocked following an accident.

Transport

Ikea pulls out of Cuerden site

IKEA has announced that it is pulling out of the Cuerden development in South Ribble.
Business
M6 closed between J18 and 19 after 'serious' crash

M6 closed between J18 and 19 after 'serious' crash

Drivers are being asked to seek alternative routes following a serious accident on the M6 northbound.
Transport
Firefighters arrived to find the field was full of cows who were described as being in a "skittish" mood.

Investigation after car fire in Warton

An investigation has been launched after a car was deliberately set alight in a field in Warton, say fire services.
News
Forecasters at the Met Office predict that temperatures on Saturdaycould hit highs of 20C

WEEKEND WEATHER: Lancashire's royal wedding weather

Residents in Lancashire will be basking in glorious sunshine and warm weather during the royal wedding this weekend, say weather experts.
News

Man who left wife with 'horrific' injuries in meat cleaver attack given hospital order

A husband who attacked his wife with two meat cleavers, leaving her with serious and life-changing injuries, has been made subject of an indefinite hospital order.
Crime
A window on a police van was smashed by vandals in Preston while officers attended reports of a sudden death, say police.

Vandals attack police van attending sudden death in Preston

A window on a police van was smashed by vandals in Preston while officers attended reports of a sudden death, say police.

Crime
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Police hunt 'ketchup distraction thief'

A hunt has been launched to trace a man after elderly men and women were targeted by a "ketchup thief", say police.
Crime
n appeal has been launched to find a passerby who filmed an alleged assault in Preston

APPEAL: Girl injured in Preston 'assault'

An appeal has been launched to find a passerby who may have filmed an alleged assault in Preston, say police.
Crime
Emergency services were called to Preston New Road following reports of a crash

Preston New Road blocked after crash

A road was partially blocked after a car rolled onto its roof in Blackpool, say police.
Transport
Police want to find Martin ONeill after a woman in her 40s was targeted between March 30 and April 23.

WANTED: Preston man wanted after 'assault'

A 34-year-old man from Preston is wanted by police on suspicion of assault, harassment, burglary and recall to prison.

Crime
Former Bolton Wanderers and Aston Villa footballer Jlloyd Samuel

Family pays tribute to footballer who died in crash

The family of former Premier League footballer Jlloyd Samuel have paid tribute to him after he died in a collision in High Legh.

News
Officers want to trace Corey Freeman, 18, of Greenside Avenue, Blackburn, Dylan Bradley, 17, of Thornton Close, Blackburnand Jordan Russell, 18, of Ridgeway Avenue, Blackburn(pictured left to right) 'PIC Lancs police

Police hunt teens after car theft in Langho

An appeal has been launched to trace three Blackburn teens following an alleged car theft and attempted car theft in Langho, say police.

Crime
Both brothers travelled to Libya in April 2017, before Salman, 22, returned alone before carrying out the attack on May 22 which left 22 dead and hundreds injured.

Police plan to bring brother of Manchester Arena suicide bomber to trial

Plans for a UK trial of the brother of the Manchester Arena suicide bomber are under way as extradition proceedings remain ongoing, say police.

Crime
Firefighters say the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

Ivy on house set alight by bin fire in Euxton

A fire which started in a wheelie bin spread to a home in Euxton, say fire crews.
News

GALLERY: Tearful mourners line streets outside Goodison Park to say farewell to tragic tot

Hundreds of tearful mourners lined the streets outside Everton's Goodison Park today to pay tribute to tragic tot Alfie Evans.

Health
Nigel Mungur, 40, a former immediate response officer with Lancashire Constabulary, pleaded guilty to misconduct in a public office PIC: Police handout

Former officer ordered to pay back £368,000 for accident data fraud

A former police officer has been ordered to pay back £367,772.50 after he was jailed for selling personal data from traffic accident logs.

Crime
Crews were called to two fires in Preston

Warning after nuisance fires in Preston

Firefighters in Preston have issued a warning after they attended two deliberate fires overnight.
Crime
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