Asylum seeker put together bomb while foster parents holidayed in Blackpool

The foster parents of a bomber say they feel "betrayed" by his actions - and claim they were never warned that he had admitted being "trained to kill" by militants shortly after he arrived in Britain.
Blood donation

Plea for Lancashire blood donors to help avoid shortage

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging donors in Lancashire to help prevent a dip in blood donations over the Easter period.

Beef in black bean sauce

Takeaway review: Red Bean, Preston

So how do we decide which takeaways to review for this esteemed column each week?

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Police tape

Man dies after being stabbed in Penwortham

A man stabbed at a house in Penwortham has died.

Saffie Roussos

Rose campaign to remember Saffie Roussos

A family who lost their daughter in the Manchester bomb are fund-raising to create a rose in her memory.
A dog

Beach warning for Fylde dog owners

A Fylde vet has issued a warning after three dogs became ill after beach walks.
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Police would like to speak to this woman about a dog attack in Clayton Brook

'Pitbull' dog attacks woman and Spaniel

A Spaniel was left needing surgery after being savaged by a dog on a walk.

Bamber Bridge
Skeffington Road, Preston'Photo: Google Maps

Man seriously injured in Preston stabbing

A man was taken to hospital after being stabbed in the abdomen in Preston.
Noise can cause frustration'Photo: PA

Free double glazing for Lancashire homes near noisy motorways

Around 600 homeowners in Lancashire and the North West who live near motorways or major A roads could soon get free double glazing to reduce noise levels.

Peter Rabbit

Meet Peter Rabbit & Mr Men at Preston bookstore

Book-loving youngsters have two events to look forward to at a Preston store next month.

Prince Harry with fiancee Meghan Markle 'Photo: PA

Royal wedding: councils urged to support street parties

Local authorities are being asked to waive charges for road closures on May 19 - to make it cheaper for people to hold royal wedding street parties.

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Some of the engines in Preston city centre

Six fire engines called to Preston city centre incident

Fire crews were called to an incident in Preston city centre on Saturday.
The RNLI craft on a previous mission

RNLI rescue 'intoxicated' man from sea

A man has been rescued from the sea off the Lancashire coast.

Eric Morecambe
A child getting an immunisation jab.'Photo: Posed by model/PA

Legal challenge over council's Virgin healthcare deal

A legal challenge has been mounted over Lancashire County Council’s decision to award a £104m child healthcare contract to a private provider.

Mad Ferret beef burger

Takeaway review: The Mad Ferret, Preston

I’ll admit to being a little bit lazy - if I’m ordering a takeaway and the firm doesn’t deliver, I’ll pick one close to home so I don’t have far to go to collect it.

Alexa is helping police

"Hi Alexa... is there a criminal on the loose?"

Lancashire Police said it is now using the Amazon Alexa voice-activated app to stream daily crime briefings.

Picture by twitter user @prtydstryr

Fishergate bollard takes a tumble again

Preston's notorious Fishergate bollard has been knocked off its plinth again.
Police tape

'Arrest made' over petrol attack

Police investigating a fire attack on a woman doused with petrol in Vietnam have reportedly made an arrest.
Come Dine with Me

Come Dine With Me needs Preston & Blackpool contestants

Come Dine with Me is looking for folk from Preston and Blackpool for its new series.
Saleh Farhan

Lancashire man smuggled migrants into UK - in a horsebox

Two men who were part of a crime group which smuggled migrants into the UK have been jailed following an investigation by the National Crime Agency.

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