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Council look to scrap ‘rat tax’ after protest

Councillors look set to scrap a controversial “rat tax” amid fears it could be making the rodent problem worse.

News
Marland was arrested as part of Operation Nexus, a crackdown on drug dealers in Preston

Heroin dealer's 'soft' sentence increased

A Preston heroin dealer snared in an undercover police probe had his ‘too soft’ sentence upped by senior judges.

Crime
Court news

‘Paedophile’ coach told training squad player he loved him, court hears

Ex-pro footballer Billy Seymour has told a court how "paedophile" coach Bob Higgins broke down in tears, got down on his knees and told him that he loved him in a bid to stop him leaving his training squad.

Crime
The MHRA said that the mould could make a child unwell

Children's cough syrup recalled over mould fears

Some batches of children's cough syrup which have the potential to grow mould have been recalled.

Health
Sister Sledge return to Lytham Festival

Get lost in sisters’ music at festival

A one-off show’s been added to this year’s Lytham Festival with the return of disco divas Sister Sledge.

Music
Lancashire Post staff wore football shirts to raise money for Joseph's Goal

Lancashire Post staff wore football tops for Joseph's Goal

Staff at Lancashire Post got into the spirit of the World Cup by swapping their shirt and ties for football tops.

News
Simon Tulitt, 62, from Yoxall, Burton-on-Trent, with his wife Janet. Photo credit: Family handout/PA

Hospital payout for cancer patient's family after 'failures in care'

A hospital has admitted liability for the death of a cancer patient who was not given the correct antibiotics.

Health
Drivers are being warned to expect delays

UPDATE: Motorway reopens following M6 crash near Preston

Drivers were being warned earlier today to avoid the M6 near Preston following a one car crash.
Transport
Alice DJ are heading to Bongo's Bingo at Blackpool Tower

Bongo's Bingo's back!

The latest Blackpool party night from the Bongo's Bingo team has been announced.

Whats on
Drivers who use the short section of bus lane which links Garstang Road to James Towers Way, heading towards the M55 roundabout can expect to beissued with a Penalty Charge Notice (PCN).

Fines warning for Broughton bus lane

People who misuse a bus lane in Broughton will now be face a fine, County Council bosses have warned.
Transport
Bronte Barbe stars as Carole King in Beautiful

REVIEW: Beautiful - The Carole King Story, Opera House, Blackpool

With stunning sets and hits from the Sixties, Beautiful - The Carole King musical took its audience on a nostalgic trip down a musical memory lane.
Theatre

David Icke's inconvenient truth: War equals profit

David Icke - in an exclusive interview with the Lancashire Post - concludes his chat with Henry Widdas about life, the universe and everything.
Opinion
Amelia White

Amelia’s Americana sound is unplugged

‘Well-worn smoky’ vocals will be on display at this month’s Garstang Unplugged as Amelia White comes to the club.
Music
David Alacey as Frank Sinatra, Des Coleman as Sammy Davis Jnr and Paul Drakeley as Dean Martin, with special guest Charley Toulan as Marilyn Monroe

Kings of swing pack in special pier dates

One of the UK’s top tribute acts will play a special residency at Blackpool’s North Pier Theatre this summer.

Music

Former Lancashire private school teacher jailed for making sick images of children

A former private school headteacher has been given a jail term for making sick images of children.

Crime
Disgraced former police officer Jayson Lobo

Sex criminal ex officer told he must serve full jail term

A disgraced former police officer and athlete who secretly filmed sex acts with women he met on dating sites today lost an appeal against his jail term.

Crime
The accident happened on Preston Road at the junction of Moss Lane

Delays after crash in Chorley

A road has been partially blocked following an accident in Chorley, say police.
Transport
LANCASTER UNIVERSITY, Professor Graham Mort

Professor’s mission to inspire Africans

An Lancashire academic is spearheading a new project which aims to inspire a South African writing community to explore the ideals of 
freedom.

Education

Row over traveller site rumbles on in Heath Charnock

Planners are deliberating over controversial proposals for green belt land in Heath Charnock to be used as a residential gypsy and traveller site.
Chorley

Man arrested after thieves hack their way into shipping container at Preston Docks

A man was arrested after raiders brazenly attempted to hack their way into a shipping container at Preston Docks using an angle grinder, say police.
Crime
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