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A fire extinguisher was set off on board a train arriving at Preston as two yobs fought in the carriage. British Transport Police was called to deal with the incident on Saturday morning when the fight broke out. The train was on its way to Preston when reports were made to the police. During the […]

A well-loved member of the community has passed away from a short illness, with people flocking to social media to pay their respects. Dorothy Poxon has lived in Adlington since the 1960s and has been a notable and well-respected member of the community ever since. Alongside her husband Ronnie, the couple owned a butchers in […]

A councillor who asked the government to have the final say over whether a major new mosque can be built alongside one of Preston’s busiest road junctions says he hopes that there will be no “lingering bitterness” between those on either side of the debate – whichever way the decision goes. Graham Jolliffe, who represents […]

A man who had used heroin for almost 30 years was found dead in a bedsit in Bamber Bridge after being evicted from his last home for taking drugs. Ben Brook had moved into a room at a bedsit in Greenwood on January 26 after being thrown out of a property managed by Bright Start […]

Summer is all well and good when the sun is shining and families can head to the beach or a local park to make the most of the weather; or even make the most of the back garden and get the paddling pool out. But when the rain is lashing down, unless you’re a penguin, […]

A vengeful killer continued to threaten family members from behind bars following the savage murders of both his parents. Members of the Tipping and Livesey families say they are always looking over their shoulders and have fitted extra security to their homes after receiving chilling phone calls from the killer following his arrest. On November […]

Live bands, dancing and table football were all on display as a party mood took over the M6 in Preston. As two separate incidents caused hours of gridlock on the motorway on Friday, those trapped decided to step out of their vehicles and make the most of a fairly miserable situation. What followed were surreal […]

After seeing the TV on through the front window, I returned to my car and I realised I’d made a mistake. An irate resident had followed me down the path. She was now leaning through the window trying to steal my paperwork. Then smack. She punched me in the face. One of the first things […]

Northbound and Southbound updates as delays ongoing Long delays are still ongoing on the M6, Northbound and Southbound. Northbound: Long delays and queueing traffic due to earlier police incident on M6 Northbound from J32 M55 (Broughton Interchange) to J33 A6 Preston Lancaster Road (Lancaster South / Garstang). Congestion to the A6 through Garstang as traffic […]

A 60-year-old man has today been jailed for 30 years after being found guilty of 24 offences including rape, sexual assault, sexual touching and attempt rape. Philip May, 60, of Wem, Shrewsbury, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court today (July 29) following an investigation by Lancashire Police. Three years ago, the police were approached by […]