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Police are urging drivers in Lancashire to act responsibly after revealing emergency services have had to drag ‘at least’ seven cars out of flood water down one county road. Longmoor Lane at Nateby, near Garstang, has been closed to traffic for most of today (January 20) due to flooding brought on by Storm Christoph. Two […]

A key Preston link road to the M6 and M55 motorways has been forced to close due to severe flooding in the area. James Towers Way at Broughton has been shut to traffic by police due to flooding in the area towards D’Urton Lane and the B6241 Eastway. The old A6 Garstang Road is now […]

Two men have been arrested after a person tried to steal Covid-19 tests from a Preston testing centre. The shocking incident happened on Friday, January 8 where a man arrived at the coronavirus test centre on the park and ride site at the Capitol Centre retail park in Walton-le-Dale. Upon arrival, the individual claimed to […]

TV presenter and journalist Kate Garraway is set to release a book outlining the ’emotional’ story of her husband Derek Draper’s continuing battle against coronavirus. The 53-year-old’s diary, entitled The Power of Hope, documents her account of the “devastating impact” Covid-19 has had on Derek and their children. Derek, who was born in Chorley and […]

Lancashire should prepare to live under national lockdown restrictions until at least mid-March as it awaits the hoped-for positive impact of the ongoing vaccination programme on the pandemic. That was the message from the county council’s director of public health, who also warned that case rates had surged among younger age groups – ultimately risking […]

Twelve of Lancashire’s 14 boroughs have recorded a drop in weekly infection rates, according to the latest official figures. Preston and South Ribble remain the only areas of the county where rates are still rising after two weeks of national lockdown restrictions. Data from Public Health England shows a total of 7,700 people contracted the […]

Lancashire is closing in on 100,000 historic confirmed cases of coronavirus with more than 2,700 people with the virus passing away in the county. According to Tuesday’s (January 19) data release from Public Health England, the county’s confirmed case total now sits at 98,760 since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020. This was […]

A new official map has been created showing how deadly the coronavirus outbreak has been in each Preston neighbourhood during 2020. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) published new data this week for people who have Covid-19 listed as the ‘main cause of death’ between March 1 and December 31. The deaths are listed by […]

The Police and Crime Commissioner’s preferred candidate as the next chief constable of Lancashire Constabulary, has been backed by the county’s Police and Crime Panel.  Chris Rowley, who will replace current Chief Constable Andy Rhodes in the spring, went through a thorough recruitment process that included key partners and stakeholders. During the Police and Crime […]

A number of flood warnings and alerts are in place across Lancashire this evening and running into the next two days as heavy rain is forecast for the region. The Met Office has issued an amber weather warning which covers large parts of Lancashire and is in place until 12pm on Thursday (January 21). A […]