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Police in Blackpool have issued CCTV images of a man wanted in connection with a number of offences. Officers want to speak to Heathcliffe Griffiths, 49, in connection with offences of burglary, aggravated burglary, assault on an emergency worker, common assault and criminal damage. In one incident a police officer and member of the public […]

A primary school has suddenly closed after a reported staff sickness outbreak. St Patrick’s Catholic Primary in Walton-le-Dale was closed today (July 1) to all pupils, including key worker children. It is not yet known if the sickness is due to coronavirus. More pupils have started returning to the Higher Walton Road school after the […]

A frontline worker finished her gruelling 12 hour shift only to discover that her BMW had been smashed into. Nazia Hussain, who works as a nurse at Royal Preston Hospital, clocked off from another day long shift on the Accident and Emergency ward on Friday (June 26) ready to make her way home. She returned […]

There will soon be nine coronavirus testing sites across Lancashire as we move into July. The confirmation of the sites was revealed in the Lancashire Covid-19 Outbreak Control Plan, released on Wednesday morning (July 1). The plan, published by Lancashire County Council, sets out Lancashire’s plan in the face of virus outbreaks so as to […]

Preston looks set to welcome two new apartment complexes as investment in the council’s City Living strategy continues despite the coronavirus pandemic. Two new apartment blocks have been earmarked for the city, with one taking over a former city centre sports hall vacant for more than a decade. The sports hall, on the corner of […]

Eight new cases of coronavirus were confirmed across six areas of Lancashire in today’s figures from Public Health England. There were two new cases in both Blackburn-with-Darwen and Preston. Blackpool, Chorley, South Ribble and West Lancs also recorded one new case each. It is one of the biggest daily rises in recent days. There were […]

Police have seized a haul of weapons, cash and a ‘significant amount’ of class A drugs from a house in Preston. Neighbourhood officers executed a warrant today (July 1) in the Ashton/Plungington of the city under the Misuse of Drugs Act. It is the latest drugs raid to be carried out in the area after […]

Lancashire schools, pubs, and businesses could be shut down immediately if two cases of coronavirus are confirmed at one location within a fortnight. The revelation was made this morning (July 1) in the newly released Lancashire Covid-19 Outbreak Control Plan. Published by Lancashire County Council, the plan has set out a number of countywide policies […]

Good Morning Britain Kate Garraway has broken her 10-day silence on social media to congratulate a fellow TV presenter on the birth of her baby girl. Kate, 53, has virtually stopped posting on Instagram and other social media outlets since June 21 while husband Derek Draper continues his health battle in hospital. The former Labour […]

A new detailed plan to prevent the spread of coronavirus and avoid local lockdowns in Lancashire has been revealed. The plan, dubbed the Lancashire Covid-19 Outbreak Control Plan, has set out the county’s outbreak plan in line with the national NHS Test and Trace service, to allow lockdown restrictions to continue to be safely relaxed. […]