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Firefighters battle chimney fire in Chorley

Firefighters put out a chimney fire in semi-detached house in Chorley.

Kashif Gohar and Fathima at their new home in Deepdale, the devastation caused by the fire in their old flats, and landlord Vali Patel, the county council's former head of children's services

Family tells of horror after dad had to catch tot thrown from flats blaze

A terrified mum had to throw her baby to safety from a blazing block of flats owned by Lancashire’s former children’s services chief, a court has heard.
Be prepared for those questions

How to answer 9 of the most challenging questions kids love to ask

From 'Is Father Christmas real' to 'Why is the sky blue?', youngsters know how to put parents on the spot.

Coun Peter Britcliffe, Chairman of the county council's Health Scrutiny Committee

Council to monitor progress on reducing county's high suicide rate

Experts have been asked to report back within a year on the progress being made to reduce the number of suicides in Lancashire.

An investigation is underway

Investigation after death of woman, 24, in Clayton-le-Woods

A police investigation is underway after the sudden death of a 24-year-old woman in Clayton-le-Woods.

Many Britons  are still nervous about clearing snow for fear of getting punished

Can you get sued for clearing snow and ice from your driveway? And what you should NEVER use

With the first snows of winter arriving in many parts of the country, the cold snap has meant there’s plenty of the white stuff on the streets, and on people's driveways.
Buttermere Avenue

Four men appear in court after woman shot in face

Four men have appeared in court after a woman was shot in the face through the window of her home.
Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

Vets warn over salt and grit dangers to pets

With temperatures dropping as low as -15C in some parts of the country this week, vets are warning pet owners to take extra caution during the cold spell with salt, grit and antifreeze proving fatal to pets.

Plain dried pasta and noodles are still free

Popular Slimming World ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’

Slimming World has made major changes to its diet plan with some popular ‘free foods’ now counted as ‘syns’.
Annette Smith of the Morecambe Bay Foodbank.

Children in Morecambe ‘suffering from rickets due to poverty’

The extent of child poverty across the district has led to many youngsters now suffering from rickets, an investigation has found.

County Coun Gina Dowding

Councils must take action to prevent future flooding in Lancashire says Green councillor

Lancashire’s only Green county councillor has devised a five point plan to help reduce future flooding risks across the county.

Demolition takes place at the former Manchester Mill on Geoffrey Street

Energy concerns over Preston affordable homes plan

The final phase of an affordable housing scheme in Preston has been given the green light despite concerns about energy efficiency.

County Coun Geoff Driver, leader of Lancashire County Council

County Council leader Geoff Driver calls for auditors to investigate payments of £.5m council health and wellbeing grants

The Tory leader of Lancashire County Council wants auditors to investigate how £500,000 of grants were distributed in the dying days of the previous Labour administration at County Hall.

Two fire engines from Garstang and Lancaster were called out

Rescue operation after swan gets feet stuck in canal

A rescue operation was launched in at Garstang Marina after a swan got its feet stuck in a canal, say fire services.
Crown Court

Ex teacher faces historic abuse claims involving pupils

A former deputy headteacher accused of a total of 46 historic sex offences will face a trial in 2018.

Finney House residents Jean Fell (left) and Mary Jackson (right) with Light Foundation volunteer Yvonne Fontaine. Photo: Kevin McGuinness.

Leading Muslim group spread some 'really appreciative' Christmas joy

A Muslim organisation aiming to break down barriers between communities has doing its bit to spread some festive joy.
Elsie behind the counter in the shop with her framed letter of thanks.

Morecambe grandma is thanked for loyal volunteering

For nearly twenty years a dedicated grandma has spent her twilight years doing what she does best – volunteering.

The busiest days are predicted to be December 20, 21 and 22

Fears of four hour delays on roads over Christmas

More than 20 million vehicles are expected on UK roads over the festive period resulting in delays of up to four hours, according to new analysis.
Court news

REGIONAL NEWS: Woman who has faced 'unimaginable trauma' to have daughter taken from her care

A woman who suffered the "unimaginable trauma" of seeing two children die when they were babies must have an 18-month-old daughter taken from her care and placed for adoption even though she has caused the youngster no harm, a family court judge has ruled.
Lancaster girl’s big swim to help others

Lancaster girl’s big swim to help others

A nine-year-old girl who has a rare nerve condition swam non-stop for one hour to help other poorly children.

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