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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. […]

127 people have died in Preston with coronavirus mentioned on their death certificate since lockdown began, according to new figures from the ONS. The worst period was for the week ending May 8 when 17 people died in Preston. This accounts for people living in Preston in any setting, rather than people at hospitals from […]

Police are growing ‘increasingly worried’ for the welfare of a missing Preston teenager. William Cowell, 16, went missing from the city on Saturday (June 27) and has not been seen since. At the time of his disappearance, police say he was wearing a long grey-sleeved Under Armour top which had orange writing, along with black […]

The family of a woman who died following a collision on the M61 have paid tribute to her.  Police were called around 12.45pm on Sunday (June 28) to reports of a one-vehicle collision close to Bolton West Services. A Kia Sportage car was travelling southbound when it left the carriageway and overturned. Sadly the driver […]

A man who conned his way into the homes of vulnerable and elderly people has been jailed for ten years. Michael Alcorn, 55, claimed to be a workman to scam his way into his victim’s houses before stealing cash. The victims were all aged in their 70s and 80s. The offences were all committed in […]

With lockdown restrictions continuing to ease and more people socialising outdoors getting access to toilets is proving a big problem. Due to the lockdown, which has now lasted more than three months, the number of places you can go to across Preston and Chorley and the rest of the county has suddenly collapsed. While socialising […]

A 19-year-old Lancashire woman is sharing her story with schoolchildren across the country after she was almost paralysed following a vicious knife attack. Eve Cross has teamed up with 30-year-old Byron Highton who travels the country giving talks to children about the dangers of knife crime. His presentation, the JJ Effect, is inspired by his […]

Calls have been made to put stricter speed restrictions in place on a road near Preston that is considered dangerous and described as a ‘rat run’ by residents. Chris Lomax, Councillor for Walton-Le-Dale East, has been working with residents of Duddle Lane in Bamber Bridge in an attempt to enforce speed calming measures following numerous […]

In Lancashire, coronavirus-related deaths are continuing to fall, as the overall number of deaths in England and Wales returned to the level that would be expected at this time of year. In the week ending June 19, 25 people died Covid-19-related deaths in Lancashire (including Blackburn with Darwen and Blackpool), according to figures released this […]

A church in Chorley has had its windows smashed and shattered during an attempted break in last week. St. Laurence’s Church was targeted by vandals who had set out to gain access to the property on June 22. A stained glass window, which forms part of the oldest area of the church building, was smashed […]