Preston fishing firm in £125k buy-out

A Preston-based fishing tackle firm has been bought out by the country’s largest specialist fishing retailer.

The Farm Creative team

Four Lancashire firms shortlisted for Rural Business Awards 2018

Lancashire has been handed a major trade boost with four firms from the county shortlisted in a prestigious awards scheme showcasing the very best in British rural enterprise.

The damaged book of condolence to Peter Rankin

Fury as sick vandal damages book of condolence to former Preston Council leader

A sick vandal has damaged the book of condolence in memory of former Preston Council leader Peter Rankin
The awards night at Blackpool Tower is always a sell-out

Judges take to the road to grill awards finalists

One of Lancashire’s leading business awards has sent its judging panels on the road to meet finalists across the county.
Neil Denny of Subway

Subway aims for 75 new outlets in North West

Subway has set out plans to open a further 75 outlets across the North West.

Lancashire's economy is battling several factors

'County will rise above gloomy predictions'

Lancashire business chiefs said today they were “concerned” about the latest forecasts over the British economy.


New instant roadside breathalysers will not give drink-drivers time to sober up

Moves to introduce new roadside breathalysers that will allow police to gather on-the-spot proof of drink-driving have been welcomed in Lancashire.

William Fletcher, right, receives the award

Preston-based Recycling Lives 'the One to Watch'

Preston-based Recycling Lives’ impressive growth and unique business model has seen it named by The Sunday Times as the One to Watch.

Network Rail is working on new tracks

More rail works in North West this weekend

Passengers travelling in the North West are reminded to check before they travel this weekend as upgrades to the railway take place.


Leyland's Liv Cooke's freestyle skills usher in World Cup

As preparations for the World Cup enter the final phase, football fans are being treated to the silky skills of  Leyland’s Liv Cooke.
Valeri Belokon

Ex-Pool director Belokon in court battle with wife

A former Blackpool Football Club director was today embroiled in a High Court battle over money with his ex-wife.
A Lancashire police campaign

'Don't let World Cup fever get you arrested in Lancashire'

Football fans are being reminded by Lancashire police not to get carried away in the heat of the moment as England prepare for their World Cup campaign.

Poundworld has stores across Lancashire

Lancashire jobs at risk as Poundworld goes into administration

Daniel Butters and Clare Boardman, restructuring partners at Deloitte, have today been appointed as joint administrators to Poundworld Retail Limited.
Were you caught up in last week's Visa card payment problems?

Visa chief could be quizzed over card payment chaos

Visa’s European chief executive Charlotte Hogg faces the prospect of being hauled in front of MPs over a systems failure that caused card payment “chaos” last week.
Celebrating at the BIBAs ceremony

Lancashire finalists gearing up for triumphant night

A Preston-based firm of “fun experts” has been shortlisted for five categories at Lancashire’s leading business awards.
Shoplifting costs  the county millions

REVEALED: Shoplifting on the increase across Lancashire

Online marketplace investigated the total number of shoplifting offences recorded by 42 police forces across England and Wales last year. This is what they found.

Electricity North West

Lancashire homes hit by power cut

Around 500 Lancashire homes were without electricity today after a power cut.
David Brown of Northern

Rail operator Northern to temporarily cut services

Train operator Northern is temporarily cutting its services "to help reduce last minute cancellations."

Philip Royle of Eccleston

Concern for missing Eccleston man

Police are extremely concerned for the welfare of Philip James Royle, 38, who is missing from home in Eccleston.

Northern holds the region's franchise

Council leader and MP run out of patience with Northern

A furious Lancashire council leader and MP have called for the Government to step in and  take action against train operator Northern after almost two weeks of chaos on the railways.
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