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Warning over phone call-barring scam

A warning has gone out that fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers.


Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the regulations have shifted.
Tease owners Ron and Karen enjoying some afternoon tea in the cafe with Longridge Mayor Coun Stuart Tyrer.

Drastic career change for Karen and Rob who are now fulfilling their coffee shop dreams

A cafe-loving-couple have fulfilled a long-running dream of theirs by giving up their day jobs to open a state-of-the-art independent cafe.
At the current rate of landfill use in the county, Lancashires sites will be at maximum capacity by 2025, according to Lancashire County Coun Charlie Edwards, chairman of Lancashires Waste Strategy Sub Group.

Do your bit to ditch plastic products, says one milklady

More people should turn to traditional ways of getting their milk in order to combat plastic waste and protect our environment, says one Garstang milklady.
Does losing an hours sleep leave you wiped out?

Top tips on how to survive the clock going forward

With the clocks going forward on 25 March 2018, The Sleep Council is offering advice on how to survive the ‘lost hour'.

Roulette played on a fixed odds betting terminal - or FOBT.

SPECIAL REPORT: Is the game up for betting shop gaming machines?

Lancashire leaders have welcomed news of a crackdown on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBT), as the Gambling Commission recommends the maximum stake is cut to prevent problem betting. When the review was first launched, we spoke to key figures in Preston about whether changes were needed on our high street...
Louie in his prosthetics.

Seven-year-old Colne amputee backs Meningitis Now's Toddle Waddle fundraiser

A seven-year-old from Colne who had both legs amputated due to meningitis has teamed up with a national charity to help fight back against the devastating disease.

Derek Cartwright is 'retiring' from his role, the ambulance service has confirmed

Ambulance chief to retire - weeks after service is branded a 'shambles'

Ambulance service chief executive Derek Cartwright is to leave his role, it can be revealed.

What makes you happy on this special day?

People across the North West and the world over are celebrating the sixth annual International Day of Happiness today.


Disgruntled Minecraft gamer reported to be behind bomb hoax

National news sources are claiming a feud between rival Minecraft gamers is the reason why 24,000 threatening emails were sent to schools and colleges in the UK.

WATCH: An egg-cellent way to celebrate the Easter weekend

Preston is set for yet another cracking day of fun with the return of the city’s popular and long-running egg-rolling tradition.
Race for Life

Cancer Research Race for Life team to stop off in Preston as part of its 25 in 25 challenge

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life team is celebrating quarter of a century of the popular fundraiser by aiming to visit all 25 race locations in the North West and North Wales – including Preston - in 25 hours.

A yellow warning of ice has been issued

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.

Dyscalculia - number blindness-  is an under-estimated problem

Numbers can cause a host of problems for schoolchildren

Ask anyone if they’ve heard of dyslexia and the vast majority of people, if not all, will say they have.


Where are the best cricket clubs in Lancashire?

Help us decide where the top cricket clubs are in the region.


12 words and phrases you'll know if you are from Lancashire

Lancashire is not only the greatest county in England, but we also talk reet good as well.

The search is on for dozens of Openreach trainees

Openreach in major Lancashire recruitment drive

More than 40 trainee engineers will be hired across Lancashire as part of the largest recruitment drive ever undertaken by Openreach.


MINI BEAST FROM THE EAST: Yellow weather warnings issued for Lancashire this weekend

Weather forecasters are predicting snow in parts of Lancashire this weekend, and have issued a yellow warning for residents to 'be aware' of the potential disruption.
Gerald Dickens

Gerald Dickens talks about his famous great great grandad's legacy as he performs in Preston

Growing up, the great great grandson of Charles Dickens didn’t think much of his works.

Greens Bistro, At Annes

The best bistros in Lancashire

Here is a list of the five best bistros in Lancashire, as voted by readers.
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