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Eight Lancashire areas now have infection rates above 100 cases per 100,000 people as Burnley remains the highest in England. A total of 291 new positive tests were recorded in Burnley in the seven days to September 27 –  the latest data available – the equivalent of 327.3 cases per 100,000 people. This is up […]

The FA Cup is back this weekend – but with fans restricted from attending games for what looks like the rest of 2020, clubs are having to adapt to survive. Chorley FC are set to kick-off their season on Saturday (October 3) in a second qualifying round of the FA Cup tie against Gateshead FC. […]

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Lancashire has jumped by 413 in the last 24 hours, new official figures show. Burnley, Preston, Pendle and Blackburn with Darwen reported the biggest daily rise in new affections as the county’s tall rose to 16,775 since the start of the pandemic. It means since the start of […]

With Lancashire’s coronavirus situation continuing in a downward spiral, there is a growing sense that even stricter lockdown measures loom for the county. LancsLive understands that the Government is currently discussing the potential of a strict social lockdown across Lancashire. This would mirror measures in the North East that have seen a ban on mixing […]

A Preston man is being sought by police after allegedly breaching court order just three days after it was made. Dominic Battiniello was served with a domestic violence protection order at Preston Magistrates Court on September 7. Officers said the 28-year-old is reported to have breached the order three days later. He is described as […]

Boris Johnson’s Government has been heavily criticised by the Speaker for showing a “total disregard” for Parliament but was spared a Commons revolt over coronavirus laws. The Prime Minister was facing a rebellion on Wednesday from more than 50 Conservative backbench MPs who are angry that the Government has imposed rules without Parliament’s scrutiny. They […]

Since Saturday, September 26, all of Lancashire has been placed under the same local lockdown restrictions. From Blackpool to Colne and Skelmersdale to Lancaster, this is the first time since the days of full, national lockdown that the entire county has uniform rules in places to combat an extremely worrying rise in new cases of […]

Shell has said it plans to cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs worldwide following a collapse in demand for oil amid the coronavirus pandemic. The oil giant has said the cuts will be fully implemented by the end of 2022. The company also told investors that this includes around 1,500 employees who have agreed to […]

An HIV prevention drug is being rolled out across England after years of delay. Sexual health advocates have welcomed the move after years of campaigning for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to be made widely available. The treatment uses anti-retroviral drugs (ARVs) – also used for treating people with diagnosed HIV – to stop those at highest […]

The average UK house price has hit a new record in September, pushing over £225,000 for the first time, according to an index.   Nationwide Building Society said the average UK house price was £226,129 in September – the first time it has been above the £225,000 mark. In August, the average house price was […]