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Fit-again Fleetwood ace Conor's ready for a run

Returning Fleetwood forward Conor McAleny says a good run is just round the corner as Town bid to end League One leaders Shrewsbury’s 14-game unbeaten start at New Meadow today.

Sport
former police officer Jayson Lobo

Former Lancashire policeman jailed for secretly filming sex encounters with seven women

An ex- Lancashire police officer who secretly filmed his sexual encounters with seven women has been jailed for three years.

Crime
Lenders have been tweaking the rates they are offering upwards in recent weeks

Could your finances withstand rising mortgage rates?

Lenders have been raising their fixed mortgage rates in recent weeks - so here's what you need to consider and how you can still bag a good deal.

Business
It's common to feel tired, stressed, and short-tempered in early parenthood.

Ask an expert: Why has my husband been so bad tempered and stressed since our baby was born?

A US researcher highlights possible biological causes of postnatal depression in new dads, as well as how to deal with the problem.

Health
Tim Coglan, service manager of Public Protection at Blackpool Council with some of the counterfeit toys recovered

Pay back £619k ...or face prison

The director of a company that imported and sold more than £1m of counterfeit toys - some which ended up on shelves of high street shops in Blackpool - has been ordered to pay more than half a million pounds of his ill gotten gains.

News
View from the base of St Walburges church steeple, looking down on Fylde Junction and the northern exit from Preston station in July 2009. This area was the site of the old Preston steam loco shed which was destroyed by fire in 1961

Lancashire's railways through the lens

Train lover Martyn Hilbert has been capturing life on Lancashire’s railways on camera since the 1970s.

Transport
Seatbelt

YOUR VIEWS: Belt up or get licence points?

A road safety organisation has called on the Government to bring in penalty points for drivers caught not wearing a seatbelt while driving.

News
Do you look after your car?

11 top tips to get your car ready for its MoT

De-cluttering your boot, silencing squeaky windscreen wipers and doing the handbrake ‘click test’ - THESE are the top tips to make sure your car breezes through its MoT.

News
Networks are overcharging loyal customers an average 22 a month

Some of largest mobile phone providers 'routinely overcharging loyal customers'

Loyal mobile phone customers are being charged up to £38 a month for handsets they have already paid for if they remain on expired fixed deals, a consumer group has warned.

Business
The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages

Wages not keeping pace with 'spiralling' cost of childcare

The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages over the past few years, a new study reveals.

Business
The money is designated as a cost recovery fee to reimburse police forces

Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

The amount of money police forces in England and Wales receive from drivers attending speed awareness courses has jumped by almost a third.

Transport
Police were called after protesters locked-on outside the site PIC: Ros Wills

Protesters lock-on at Preston New Road

A lock-on protest is being staged outside the fracking site on Preston New Road, say police.
Environment
Bruno Tonioli has a "busy work schedule"

Bruno Tonioli to miss Strictly Come Dancing this weekend

Strictly Come Dancing judge Bruno Tonioli will not appear on the programme this weekend due to his busy work schedule, the BBC has said.

Arts
Hotpot is being overlooked in favour of pizza and curry

British meals could soon be consigned to the history books

Traditional British dinners could soon be a thing of the past, as Britons now officially PREFER foreign food, according to a new study.

Whats on
Most still feel youthful because they have a positive outlook on life

Brits are not officially 'over the hill' until the age of 83

Brits are not officially "over the hill" until the ripe old age of 83, a new poll revealed yesterday.

Health
Waves crashing against Blackpool promenade

What are spring tides, and why do we have them?

The combination of 70mph winds and high 'spring' tides this weekend could see the Lancashire coast lashed with high waves and some flooding.
News
Countdown

Countdown viewers overjoyed as swear word appears

Countdown viewers were left tittering in front of their TVs when a swear word cropped up during the show.

Arts
Fleetwood Town's Cian Bolger is shown a yellow card

Cargill set to step in for Fleetwood award nominee Cian

Fleetwood Town head coach Uwe Rosler hopes Cian Bolger’s nomination for League One player of the year at the 2017 North West Football Awards serves as motivation for the defender.

Fleetwood Town
Nick Haughton

Fleetwood’s forgotten man Haughton catching the eye at Chorley

Highbury’s forgotten man Nick Haughton is doing his talking on the pitch at non-league club Chorley.

Fleetwood Town
Jordy Hiwula celebrates his goal at Scunthorpe with Ash Hunter

Rosler: Unpredictability up front is our biggest threat

Uwe Rosler says the unpredictability of his striking unit is one of the keys to Fleetwood’s current potency in front of goal.

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