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A website criticising plans for a proposed new mosque on the outskirts of Preston has added a pointed message to its homepage to warn that “racists [are] not welcome”. The site – whose origin is unknown – appeared online ahead of a public inquiry, starting on Tuesday (August 2), which will determine whether the landmark […]

We are appealing for information following a firearm discharge in Heysham yesterday (Monday, August 1st).  We were called at around 4pm to reports somebody had approached an address on Heysham Road, Morecambe, before shooting at the front door and then fleeing the scene. We now know that the offender arrived in the area with another […]

Kate Garraway has returned to Good Morning Britain this morning (August 1) after being absent for three weeks. The host had to suddenly leave the show after receiving a worrying message about her husband, Derek Draper. Derek, from Chorley, had been ‘in and out of hospital’ before falling seriously ill on July 9. Kate was […]

A motorcyclist who came off her bike has thanked up 30 Good Samaritans who came to her aid as she waited over an hour of an ambulance. Maria “Moz” Howard has travelling back home to Chorley from Lytham when slippery conditions on the roads caused her to lose control of her bike. Moz said she […]

When a 15-year-old Martin McDonald was contemplating whether to pursue a religious vocation, he sought advice from someone well placed to give it. “I went to see this very wise priest who said: ‘Listen, lad – go and get some life experience and then come back and see me’,” Martin recalls. The teen took the […]

Kate Garraway has said her husband, Derek Draper, is “back on the right side” after taking an “unexpected and frightening turn for the worse” amid his ongoing battle with Covid-19. In a post on Instagram, the 55-year-old Good Morning Britain presenter thanked the NHS staff who had been treating him in intensive care as well […]

As last orders rung out at the Swan Inn on Friday, November 19, 2021, Tricia Livesey ordered a final gin. The petite blonde had spent the evening at the pub with her husband Anthony Tipping, her sister Catherine Riding and Catherine’s husband Martin. It was a regular arrangement for the two couples, who met weekly […]

Shopping in markets seems like a thing of the past, clouded by the influence supermarkets now have on our daily lives. Most are found centrally so nipping to a local Morrison’s or Asda usually helps you avoid dreaded city centre congestion. Paying for parking when heading in to town is yet another reason. It has […]

July was a busy month for Lancashire. Where people weren’t sizzling like sausages under soaring temperatures, others were heading to university campus’ to throw their caps in the name of graduating. This month saw the hottest day ever recorded seep over the UK. It was baking. Properly hot, hot, hot. While we expected to see […]

A capacity crowd will cheer on England’s Lionesses today as the country gets behind their bid to win Euro 22. The ladies iteration of the national football team have captured the country’s hearts to a greater extent than recent tournaments, helped in part by thrashings of Norway, Northern Ireland and Sweden. A new generation of […]