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New cases of coronavirus were confirmed in Blackpool, Preston and West Lancs in today’s figures from Public Health England. There was one new case in each area with none recorded in all 11 other parts of the county. There are now 4,957 cases of coronavirus confirmed in Lancashire as a whole, but it is highly […]

Celebrities including Ricky Gervais and Dragons Den star Deborah Meaden are backing a Lancashire woman’s petition to ban the importation of young puppies for sale in the UK. Lucy Parkinson, from Preston, started the Government e-petition which already has around 19,000 signatures in just over 48 hours. It follows the recent death of Molly-Mae Hague […]

From Saturday, July 4, pubs and bars are once again allowed to open for business. It will be the first time in over three months that customers can legally turn up for a pint or two. Venues in the hospitality industry including pubs, bars, restaurants and cafes have been given the green light to trade […]

Parents across Lancashire look set to be fined if they don’t send their children back to school in September. On Monday morning (June 29), Education Secretary Gavin Williamson doubled down on Boris Johnson’s warning to parents that there will be consequences if they children aren’t sent back to class for the new academic year. “It […]

A new sports bar looks set to open in a former Preston cocktail hot spot just weeks after it announced it was closed its doors for good. In late May, Preston city centre bar Rift announced it was shutting down, posting a ‘time to say goodbye’ message to its social media followers. The bar cited […]

We are appealing for witnesses as part of an investigation into a woman being dragged into a van in Lancaster. It happened on Friday, June 5th at around 2pm when a woman, 45, has been pulled by a man into a grey Renault Panel van on Dalton Square. The man then drove off whilst she […]

Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has today (June 29) sent good wishes to his co-star Kate Garraway and admitted she is “living in hope” over her husband’s recovery. Derek Draper, from Chorley, contacted coronavirus in March and was later placed in intensive care at hospital and put into an induced coma. The former Labour […]

Members of the public are being urged to help traced a man wanted in connection with an arson investigation. Sean Fisher, 24, is wanted by Lancashire Constabulary after a fire at a property on Vicarage Street, Chorley. The incident happened on Wednesday, June 24. He is described as white and of medium build. He has […]

Preston is the only area in Lancashire to record new cases of coronavirus in today’s figures from Public Health England. There were two new cases in Preston with none recorded in all 13 other parts of the county. The number of confirmed cases dropped in West Lancs by one, most likely due to a recording […]

Lancashire is preparing for a surge in coronavirus cases in September if new lockdown virus safety rules aren’t followed, the county’s top public health boss has said. The warning was made during a press conference with the Lancashire Resilience Forum this afternoon (June 29), headed by LRF chairwoman Angie Ridgwell and Dr Sakthi Karunanithi, Lancashire’s […]