REVEALED: United Utilities loses more than 430m litres of water a day to leaks

On the same day a hosepipe ban was announced in the North West it was also revealed that United Utilities wastes millions of litres of water in leakages every day, a leading trade union has said.

Delays after accident on busy Preston road

Delays are being reported around Preston and traffic is tailing back onto M6 following a crash and a bus breakdown.

Everything you need to know about the hosepipe ban

Seven million people in the north west of England are facing a hosepipe ban amid what has been described as the longest heatwave since 1976.

Roads around Winter Hill reopened

All roads around the site of the Winter Hill moorland fire have now been opened, says Lancashire Police.


In celebration of Lancashire's volunteers helping to battle the moorland fire at Winter Hill

When fire broke out on Winter Hill almost two weeks ago, few would have imagined how serious the blaze would become.

The passenger window was completely shattered

Rock hurled at moving car in Preston injures mum

A Preston woman was injured after a rock was thrown at her car, smashing a window and narrowly missing her children in the back seat.

Little girl seriously injured after dog attack in Preston

A little girl suffered serious injuries after she was attacked by a dog in Preston, say police.
A rogue cow had to be 'mooo-ved' along by patrols after it went on the rampage (Picture posed by model)

Cow 'hoofs it' down busy motorway

A rogue cow had to be 'mooo-ved' along by patrols after it went on the rampage on a north west motorway.
A man has been charged following an alleged 'axe attack'  in a Preston park

Man charged over 'axe attack' in Preston park

A man has been charged following an alleged 'axe attack' in a Preston park.
The motorcyclist was sadly pronounced dead at the scene

Motorcyclist killed in Bolton crash

A motorcyclist has sadly died in a collision in Bolton, say police.

A missing woman from Preston has been found

Missing Preston woman found

A missing Preston woman has been found safe and well, say police.

A cyclist was taken to hospital after he was involved in a collision with a car

Cyclist taken to hospital after crash in Longton

A cyclist was taken to hospital after he was involved in a collision with a car, say ambulance services.
Emergency services were called to the scene

Three injured in overnight motorway crash

Three people were injured in an overnight, multi-vehicle motorway crash, say ambulance services.


Disappointed Build a Bear customers offered vouchers after event sparks huge queues

Disappointed customers, who were unable to take part in Build a Bear's popular "Pay your Age" event on Thursday, will be given gift vouchers, a company spokesman has said.
A powercut is affecting around 1,000 homes and businesses in Lancaster

More than 1,000 properties affected by powercut in Lancaster

More than one thousand properties have been left without electricity following a power cut in Lancaster, says Electricity North West.
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Body found in search for missing Weeton soldier Jordan Corcoran

Officers searching for a missing soldier found a body yesterday evening, say police.
Police officers were sent to assist in the operationon Wednesday along with hundreds of other officers from across England and Wales.

More than 100 Lancashire Police officers sent to support President's visit

Around 130 police officers from Lancashire have been deployed to London and Scotland to help provide additional security around President Trump's visit to the UK.
Police sayAndrea Bellinghamwas lastseen on Monday July 9

MISSING: Woman missing from Leyland

An appeal has been launched to trace a missing woman from Leyland.

Preston football fan gets surprise visit during England game

A Preston football fan had a surprise visit during last night's crucial England game.
Three fire engines from Wesham, Lytham and St Annes along with an aerial ladder platform from Blackpool were called out to the fire onVale Royal

Man taken to hospital after blaze rips through Kirkham home

A man was taken to hospital suffering from smoke inhalation after a fire tore through the roof of his Kirkham home, says fire services.
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