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Wolverhampton Wanderers are in town on Friday evening and Jamie Carragher has urged all football supporters to get behind Chorley and purchase a virtual ticket for Friday’s FA Cup fixture. The Magpies secured their place in the fourth round of the competition for the first time in the club’s 138-year history with a 2-0 victory […]

Coronavirus infection rates have continued to fall across 11 areas of Lancashire, but are rising in two others. Overall the number of positive tests dropped by 8.4 per cent per cent in the week ending on January 16, compared with the previous week. Latest figures issued by Public Health England show that 7,566 people tested […]

A raft of cancellations and delays still remain across the North West’s rail services as it continues to deal with extreme weather brought on by Storm Christoph. Since Tuesday (January 19), Lancashire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Cheshire have been dealing with torrential rain and flash flooding causing mayhem across the region. It has seen […]

A plot of land described as “one of the last remaining green spaces in Walton Park” is set to be developed for housing – amid local consternation that a nearby play area will not benefit from £120,000 being provided by the developer as part of the scheme. South Ribble Borough Council’s planning committee has given […]

A man is due to appear at court today (Thursday, January 21) for an offence of perverting the course of justice.  Around 5.30am on September 18, 2019, police were called following reports the post master had been accosted by two men at the post office in Preston Old Road, Clifton. A quantity of cash was […]

[embedded content] Officers investigating a series of courier frauds have released a recording of an offender on the telephone to an elderly victim as a warning to help raise awareness. The audio, which has been traced to a phone call originating in London, demonstrates the manipulating tactics used by fraudsters in an attempt to obtain […]

Detectives are appealing for information and dashcam footage after a cyclist was assaulted and robbed in Rishton. The victim, a man in his 30s, was cycling along the canal towpath near High Street at around 9.30pm on January 11 when he was approached by four males. The victim was kicked to the ground and robbed […]

As torrential rain continues to batter Lancashire, ‘danger to life’ warnings remain in place from the Met Office. The emergence of Storm Christoph has seen an amber rain warning put in place across the county until Thursday morning (January 21). The warning means that there is a possible threat to life resulting from the adverse […]

Calls are being made for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals to dismiss parking fines for staff who have been “forced” to abandon their vehicles to avoid being late for work, if they are not causing an obstruction. A family member of an NHS worker at Royal Preston Hospital has made the plea, claiming that staff have been […]

Five areas of Lancashire recorded at least 100 new coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period. The latest official data from Public Health England show Preston, Lancaster, Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley and South Ribble recorded the biggest daily rises in new positive tests. A total of 1,107 new cases were recorded across the whole county […]