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Tributes have poured in for a well-loved pub lady from Chorley who has passed away. Mrs Jean Thompson was landlady of the Sea View Pub on Preston Road for over forty years after taking over in 1978. The Sea View in Whittle has long been a favourite with locals and those from further afield. The […]

One of Lancashire’s newest nature reserves has received a generous cash donation at a vital time, when the Covid-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges for the park. Grimsargh Wetlands, situated in the village of Grimsargh, between Preston and Longridge, is made up of three former United Utilities reservoirs which provided water for the local community […]

Take more of a look at the Victorian property now available in Ashton-on-Ribble – LancsLive

HSBC will close 82 branches across the country, the company has announced, including two in Lancashire. Sites will start shutting their doors permanently from April 23, with Chorley (Market Street) closing on July 20 and Cleveleys (Victoria Square) on August 20. Branches in Preston, Burnley, Lancaster, Lytham, Blackpool, Southport, Leyland, Clitheroe and Blackburn have not […]

There are now 11 flood alerts across Lancashire as Storm Christoph hits the county. The warnings are place across the whole of Lancashire, including Lancaster, Preston, Lytham, Chorley, Blackburn, Clitheroe, Colne, Burnley, Rawtenstall, Skelmersdale and Accrington. It comes after Met Office issued two weather warning for rain starting at 6am today (January 19) and lasting […]

The latest coronavirus infection rate figures for England show that Preston now has the fast growing rate in the country. A total of 720 people in the city area tested positive for Covid-19 in the seven days to January 14. This is up from 598 cases the previous week. Preston’s infection rate now stands at […]

Storm Christoph has arrived in Lancashire and with it three days of torrential rain, flooding, and a ‘danger to life’ warning. The Met Office has issued two weather warning for rain that cover the county. A more severe amber warning has been issued from 6am today (January 19) to midday on Thursday (January 21). Here, […]

Preston has enough housing land in the pipeline to ensure that it can meet the need for affordable homes in the city without having to build on plots not earmarked for development. That was the message from the city council as its planning committee rejected an application to build 32 properties in Broughton designed for […]

A sex offender who groomed children online and ordered them to perform indecent acts on live webchats has been jailed for 40 months. Officers from Lancashire Constabulary’s sex offender management team visited Kieron Rushton at a property in Burnley on December 16 following concerns raised about his behaviour. When officers attended, 49-year-old Rushton was caught […]

We are appealing for witnesses after a serious collision in Burnley today (Tuesday, January 19). Around 3.30am a suspect vehicle was seen by police in Burnley. Following a short pursuit, the vehicle, a Honda Accord car, was involved in a collision with street furniture and other stationary vehicles on Colne Road at the junction with […]