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Two new apartment blocks – including one 14 storey building – are set to bookend each side of an 18th Century church in Preston. Plans for the city centre apartments will see them neighbour both sides of the Grade-II listed Former Unitarian Chapel. The land on the south side of Percy Street, less than a […]

We have arrested three men and uncovered a stash of counterfeit cigarettes (pictured) thought to have a street value of around £1.3m. At around 10.30am yesterday (Tuesday) roads policing officers on patrol in Blackburn received reports of suspicious activity on Peter Street, after a large group of men had been seen loading boxes of cigarettes […]

The Love Island final aired last night and the dramatic villa finale saw Ekin-Su Culculoglu and partner Davide Sanclimenti crowned winners. Davide and Ekin, both 27, arrived separately as bombshells and quickly coupled up. And the pair packed all the drama into series eight of the ITV dating series. When Ekin-Su crawled over the terrace […]

Phone kiosks in Preston could be receiving a facelift – under plans for new BT ‘Street Hubs’ throughout the city. Areas in Preston’s centre could see Street Hubs swap out the older ‘InLink’ model. For decades, InLink kiosks were developed and deployed to replace traditional payphones. Councils across the UK have used the InLink units […]

Owners of a sweetshop in Penwortham were ‘gobsmacked’ after a freaky sight triggered CCTV cameras in their store. Amy and Lauren Elleray-Wilson had their Saturday night disturbed by scary scenes caught on camera in their newest shop. The couple from Preston own two branches of their sweetshop, Lolipops – one in Bamber Bridge and one […]

A woman covered up the cause of poisoning in two babies and interfered with their treatment. Aleksandra Tomczyk knew the infants had been given salt and insulin to make them unwell but tampered with their medication, Preston Crown Court heard. The 29-year-old, of Stanley Place, Preston, said she knew who had poisoned the babies but […]

A young man has tragically died after getting into difficulty in a park lake. Lancashire Constabulary and paramedics were called to Yarrow Valley Country Park in Chorley shortly after 2pm yesterday (August 1) to reports that a man had entered the water and got into difficulties. Despite attempts to save the man, he was pronounced […]

A man from Preston missed out on a miracle treatment because he had his stroke on a weekend. Phil Woodford had a transient ischemic attack, or ‘mini stroke’, in August 2016. On the day, he went out for a bike ride and noticed nothing particularly unusual, until he recalls feeling as though a “torch had […]

Two children of a Preston-born dad who died days after being found lying unconscious in his garden are living with the genetic condition that killed him. Kieran Taylor died just days after doctors discovered a tumour pressing on his abdominal gland. The 32-year-old was born with Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1) that causes tumours to grow along […]

Lancashire is set for a job boom with its largest private sector employer BAE Systems hiring 1,000 new engineers. The multinational arms, security, and aerospace company is recruiting the highly-skilled engineers across the next 12 months as it gears up for a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reshape the future of combat air. Last week, the company […]