Police hunt runaway prisoner

Police have appealed for help to trace an inmate who has absconded from Kirkham Open Prison.

Safety warning after grill pan fire

Safety warning after grill pan fire

A safety warning has been issued after firefighters were called to a kitchen blaze in Poulton-le-Fylde.

Peter Kay makes a surprise appearance on stage in Blackpool

Car Share screenings rev up charity funds

Comedian Peter Kay’s charity screenings in Blackpool of the Car Share special finale at the weekend raised more than £34,000, it has been revealed.

Theatre and Comedy
Police hunt man after car driven at paramedic in Blackpool

Police hunt man after car driven at paramedic in Blackpool

Police are appealing for witnesses after a vehicle was driven at an on-duty paramedic in Blackpool.

The Harbour, in Preston New Road, Marton

Van man sparks security scare at Blackpool mental health unit

A mental health hospital in Blackpool has increased security after a man sparked a major alert by driving menacingly towards the front gate.

Kate Bullen sporting her 'Vegan' tattoo

Kate faces trolls for ‘vegan’ tattoo

​A Preston woman has been attacked by internet trolls for having the word ‘Vegan’ tattooed on her face.

Wallace and Gromit could return

The Return of Wallace and Gromit

Wallace and Gromit could return to the big screen despite the death of the great Peter Sallis.


Fans pay homage to Jimmy Armfield

Fans paid homage to Blackpool’s finest son Jimmy Armfield in a moving ceremony outside Bloomfield Road.

Stranded seal pup rescued from beach at Cleveleys

Stranded seal pup rescued from beach at Cleveleys

A grey seal pup was rescued from the beach at Cleveleys today and taken to a wildlife centre for treatment.

Eddie Braithwaite

Care home denies ‘eviction’ of 82-year-old

A Lancashire care home has denied it is “evicting” an 82-year-old Alzheimer’s patient after claims he wandered off from his room at night and climbed into someone else’s bed.

The roads could see their speed limits cut to 20mph

Lancashire’s 20mph zones going under the radar

Lancashire’s 20mph zones are still going under the police radar almost seven years after they were brought in.
Mohammed Salman Patel

Death crash driver accused of 'texting seconds before fatal collision'

A driver was texting his girlfriend just seconds before his car ploughed into three young women, killing two of them, a court heard.

North West
Gerald Grosvenor, sixth Duke of Westminster, who died last year after falling ill near Garstang

Duke’s family ‘had no tax haven cash’

The international property empire of the Dukes of Westminster has flatly denied that any family member has benefitted from investments in tax havens abroad.
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