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Council bosses in Chorley have hit out at residents seen on inflatables in flood water near a town park and historic building. Across Chorley, Lancashire, and the wider North West there has been severe flooding this week due to extreme weather brought on by Storm Christoph. In the historic market town, a busy road had […]

Coronavirus infection rates have again fallen across Lancashire, but continue to edge back upwards in two boroughs. Overall the number of positive Covid-19 tests throughout the county dropped by 9.6 per cent in the week ending on January 17, compared with the previous week. The latest Public Health England figures show that 7,357 people tested […]

[embedded content] Three members of a gang who doused a man in petrol and set him ablaze have been jailed for a total of almost 60 years for his murder. And today the officers investigating the murder of Robert Beattie have pledged to continue the search for two men that are still wanted in connection […]

The trust which runs the Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble hospitals has temporarily stopped scheduling all new, non-urgent, pre-planned surgery because of pressure caused by the pandemic. Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (LTH) has also been forced to postpone some non-urgent procedures that had already been booked in – although others are […]

A house burglar from Preston who went on the run from police for nine months and ‘believed he was above the law’ is finally behind bars. Liam Farnworth, from Preston, committed burglaries in Greater Manchester and a warrant was issued for his arrest after the first incident in January last year. Police said several arrest […]

A total of 1,037 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded across Lancashire in the past 48 hours. Lancashire’s coronavirus cases tally has now passed the 100,000 mark for the first time since the start of the pandemic. It now stands at 100,894 – up by 18,422 since the start of third national lockdown. The […]

They swept aside a depleted Derby County outfit in round three of the FA Cup and now Chorley intend to cause a bigger stir as they host Wolverhampton Wanderers for a place in the fifth round of the competition. The Magpies progressed to the fourth round of the FA Cup for the first time in […]

Two young men are wanted by police after £1,000 of alcohol was stolen from six Booths supermarkets across Lancashire. The thefts occurred in 10 instances across stores in Fulwood, Garstang, Lancaster, Penwortham, Lytham, and Longridge. On each occasion, high value sprites were lifted, with the offending individuals placing the bottles down their trousers before leaving […]

Severe brought on by Storm Christoph is set to continue until the end of the working week with a fresh ice warning issued for Lancashire and Cumbria. Following an amber warning for rain and a yellow warning for both snow and ice, the Met Office has issued a fourth weather warning in as many days. […]

Television presenter Kate Garraway has fought back the tears as she opened up on her husband Derek Draper’s ongoing coronavirus fight. Kate, 53, appeared on Good Morning Britain today (January 21) where she showed raw emotion when speaking about Derek, as well as a friend’s mother-in-law who had recently died as a result of Covid-19. […]