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Things to do (December 16 to 19)

Take your pick from this great line-up of events happening this weekend:
Whats on
Police were calledat around 1am on Saturday, December 9 to reports that a 78-year-old man had been seriously injuredon Avallon Way

Man dies after 'fall from car'

An elderly man is believed to have died after he fell while manoeuvring his vehicle, say police.
Transport
Christmas in Croston

Croston rings with festive cheer

The picturesque village of Croston was buzzing with Christmas festivities at the weekend.

Croston
Picture: Highways England

Tailbacks on the M6 after crash involving multiple vehicles

There are long delays on the M6 motorway after a crash involving a number of vehicles, police said.
Transport
The changes hope to bring empty homes back into use faster

Bid to bring Preston's empty homes back into use

Council bosses are considering changes to Preston’s empty house charges in a bid to bring properties back into use faster.

News
Key workers struggling as economy hit

Lancashire has lost out on £267million due to public sector pay cap since 2010

So when will it all end?

News
Millie Hansford as Alice Fitzwarren

Comic capers make for golden debut at Pavilion

This production of Dick Whittington, the first staged in Lytham by Paul Holman Associates, is by far the Lowther Pavilion’s best festive offering for years.

Theatre
NIgel Haworth

Top chef Nigel hands over reins at Northcote

After 33 years top chef Nigel Haworth is moving into a new role as Ambassador and consultant to Lancashire’s renowned Northcote.

Business
(left to right) Combat Air Managing Director for BAE Systems Martin Taylor, Minister for Defence Procurement Harriett Baldwin, Mark Menzies MP and RAF Force Commander Ian Duguid at BAE Warton in Lancashire, where Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft are being assembled. BAE Systems announced a contract valued at �5 billion to supply aircraft to Qatar, helping to secure jobs in the UK. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday December 11, 2017. The contract provides for 24 Typhoon aircraft with delivery expected to commence in late 2022. See PA story INDUSTRY BAE. Photo credit should read: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

Delight over BAE Qatar deal – but jobs will still go

Unions and MPs have welcomed a £5bn order for 24 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from Qatar which will safeguard thousands of Lancashire BAE Systems jobs.

Business
CHRISTMAS COMPETITION: Can your home top the poll of Christmas lights?

CHRISTMAS COMPETITION: Can your home top the poll of Christmas lights?

If your home is decked out in dazzling decorations this Christmas you could be in with a chance of winning £1,000 as Royal Mail begins its search for the UK’s most festive home.

News
The accident happened between the M65 J8 and A679 Huncoat at around 8.30am on December 12.

Delays after crash on A56

Delays and long tailbacks are being reported along the southbound A56 following a collision, say Highways England.

Transport
Lancashire Road Police shared a picture on social media of the Bay Gateway in Lancaster covered in ice. Police jokingly offered residents "free ice skating lessons".

Drivers warned over ice on roads as freezing temperatures hit Lancashire

Drivers have been urged to take extra care on the roads this morning after freezing temperatures across Lancashire led to widespread ice and frost, say police.
Transport
The cast of Dick Whittington at Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

REVIEW: Dick Whittington, Lowther Pavilion, Lytham

This production of Dick Whittington, the first staged in Lytham by Paul Holman Associates, is by far the Lowther Pavilion’s best festive offering for years.

Theatre
Restoration works underway at Moor Park

Extra funds request for Preston park project

Cash-strapped Preston Council is considering spending an extra £90k on a city park restoration project after initial estimates missed the mark.

News
Where to park for free in South Ribble to do your Christmas shopping in 2017

Where to park for free in South Ribble to do your Christmas shopping in 2017

This week marks the start of two weeks of motoring joy as a festive free parking initiative across South Ribble goes live.

Business
Traffic chaos on the A585

Revealed: How much time traffic jams will add to your journey in Lancashire

An unknown quantity for any car journey is how long you might be delayed.

Transport
Lancashire has fewer roads officers, says a report

Lancashire Police vow as nationwide alcohol breath tests see dramatic fall

The number of alcohol breath tests deployed by police on England’s roads has fallen by a quarter in the last five years, a new report has said.

News

Lane remains closed after major lorry blaze on M6

Drivers are being warned of possible disruption on the M6 this morning after one lane remains closed following a major lorry fire.
Transport
The teenager was rescued from the tracks

Teenager falls onto train tracks

A teenager was rescued from train tracks after he fell following a night out in Lancashire, say police.
News
Lancashire County Council award £104m NHS contract to Virgin Care

Lancashire County Council award £104m NHS contract to Virgin Care

A County Hall decision to award a £104m healthcare contract to the private sector instead of the NHS has sparked a storm of protest in Lancashire.

Health
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