Top 10 Lancashire stories of the week

Images from our most read stories this week
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Here are our most read stories from the past seven days:

1 - Armed police surround pub

Armed police surrounded a pub just yards from Lancashire Constabulary headquarters at Hutton after a man in an adjacent flat made threats to electricity staff who had come to cut him off.

2 - Head out of school

Mystery surrounds the sudden absence of the headteacher at a controversy-hit Leyland school.

3 - Strike off as head goes on leave

The headteacher at a controversy-hit school has taken a leave of absence, just hours before staff were due to strike.

4 - Man arrested after woman’s body found

A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the death of a woman in Chorley.

5 - Investigation launched after 11 people contract E.coli at farm shop

An investigation is underway after 11 people contracted E.coli after visiting a Lancashire farm shop.

6 - Six-month road project is set to start

Motorists are set to face another six months of roadworks as a £7m interchange project begins.

7 - Man, 23, jailed for shaking baby

“Your actions were deliberate, you knew this was a young and vulnerable victim.”

8 - Fire causes motorway chaos

Major tailbacks have hit the M61 motorway after a lorry fire this morning.

9 - No cheap tickets for PNE play-off matches

Preston North End have been prevented from lowering prices for the Deepdale leg of the play-off semi-finals.

10 - Car flipped onto roof in motorway smash

Motorists suffered delays on the M6 motorway at junction 31 following an accident on each side of the carriageway.