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A further 59 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed across Lancashire today, with the east of the county continuing to see concerning rises. In new data released by Public Health England this evening (August 4), Pendle recorded 20 new cases of the virus. It continues a worrying trend for east Lancashire, with Blackburn with Darwen […]

Coronavirus infection rates were almost eight times higher in Blackburn with Darwen than in Rossendale when both areas were both put under the same local lockdown measures last week. Fresh data released by Public Health England shows a wide range of infection rates across Lancashire on the day that new Government local lockdown rules came […]

A man is wanted by police in connection with an arson investigation near Chorley town centre. The fire took place at a property in Vicarage Street, Chorley, on Wednesday, June 24. Officers from Lancashire Police first appealed to find Sean Fisher five days after the suspected arson happened. Today (August 4), officers have revealed they […]

Kate Garraway has been extremely open throughout her husband Derek Draper’s battle with coronavirus. And as Derek, from Chorley, continues his recovery after waking up from a medically-induced coma and now testing negative for the virus, GMB host Kate has shared a poignant message with viewers. The 53-year-old shared an emotional update on Derek’s condition, […]

A Preston nightclub has released a statement defending its opening night and saying they believe the videos circulating are ‘fake’. The controversial move has faced backlash after Switch Nightclub was given eleventh-hour permission to open after “repurposing” as a bar on Saturday (August 1). The Government was due to update its advice for live music […]

It is likely to be a matter of “days not weeks” before Preston faces similar restrictions to those imposed in East Lancashire – if the city’s increasing Covid infection rate does not rapidly go into reverse. That was the stark warning from Lancashire’s director of public health, Dr. Sakthi Karunanithi, as Preston entered the top […]

A MAN has been charged after a cyclist was seriously injured in Fleetwood on Sunday (August 2). Police were called around 1.35pm to reports of a collision involving a cyclist and car at the junction of Heathfield Road and Lindel Road, close to the One Stop shop. It was reported a man in his 20s had […]

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a wanted man from Blackburn. James Thomas Butterworth, who answers to the name Jimmy, is wanted for failing to appear on a warrant issued by Blackburn Magistrates Court to answer a charge of breaching a suspended sentence. That suspended sentence was in relation to a domestic […]

A woman from Chorley has had her purse, containing money and sentimental belongings, stolen while shopping in a supermarket. Cris Gallagher, 60, was shopping in Asda on Bolton Street yesterday (August 2) at around 1pm when her purse was stolen from her handbag by two males who were caught on CCTV. Cris had been shopping […]

Major safeguarding reforms have been brought in to a Lancashire prison after a troubled inmate took his own life following an unlawful period of isolation without vital medication, exercise or showers. On November 22, 2018, HMP Garth inmate Andrew Patrick Jones died by suicide after he was unlawfully held in an isolated cell for more […]