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A man suffered “horrendous” injuries in a brutal and savage attack in his own home. The victim, in his 40s, suffered serious head, chest and upper body injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where police say he will require “significant medical treatment”. Officers were called to a property on Beech Terrace, Preston, at […]

A former police officer accused of joking about raping a colleague in a group WhatsApp with Sarah Everard’s killer has described himself as “exemplary” on the job. Joel Borders, from Preston, told Westminster Magistrates’ Court “my image was perfect and I behaved perfectly with people” but he was “naive” when he first joined the Metropolitan […]

A lorry fire on the M6 has sparked chaos on the roads with huge queues in and around Preston, including on the M55. The HGV went up in flames just before 6am today (Friday) but a stretch of the motorway remains closed several hours on, with a diversion in place and delays of more than […]

The grounds of the iconic theme park Camelot will reopen for a huge new horror experience. The Charnock Richard site opened last year for a drive-through Halloween scare experience and again in the summer for a drive-in cinema experience but brave visitors will now be able to explore the grounds on foot. Manchester-based Park n […]

Detectives investigating the death of a baby in Hapton have arrested two people on suspicion of murder. We were called around 1.20pm on March 1 to an address in the village following reports a baby had suffered a medical episode. Emergency services attended and the child was taken to hospital for treatment, however he sadly […]

We are appealing for information following a serious assault in Preston. Police were called around 3.45am on Wednesday (July 27) to an address in Beech Terrace. Officers attended with a man in his 40s found with a number of serious injuries to his head, chest and upper body. The man was taken to Royal Preston […]

A man who committed a series of historical rapes and sexual assaults has been jailed today (Friday, July 29) for 30 years.  Philip May, 60, of Wem, Shrewsbury, was sentenced at Preston Crown Court following an investigation by Lancashire Police. In 2019 police were approached by a woman who alleged she had suffered serious sexual […]

A man who murdered two of his own children and his girlfriend has today (Friday, July 29) had his prison sentence extended.  Jordan Monaghan, 30, who also attempted to murder a third child, who cannot be named for legal reasons, had his sentence increased at the Court of Appeal.Monaghan had been found guilty of the […]

A woman discovered a “tiny scrap of a kitten” curled up by the engine of her car after driving more than 20 miles to get to work in Chorley. Edwina Hodkinson, 58 made her usual weekly commute in to Chorley on Wednesday (July 27) before hearing a sound from underneath the bonnet. She then made […]

A Lancashire pizza van has been nominated for the Best Looking Food Truck award by the British Street Food Awards 2022. Pizza Rana, based in Preston, tour the county in their Mercedes 507d to serve up some of the best Neapolitan pizza in the north. When they’re not being complimented on their fresh dough or […]