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The family of a man who died following a collision in Accrington have today (Wednesday, February 17) paid tribute to him.  Dennis Guilfoyle, 85, from Great Harwood, sadly died on Sunday (February 14). Police had been called around 9am on February 10 to a report a Jaguar car had been involved in a collision with […]

A man who walked into a house in Accrington and attacked one of the occupants with a vodka bottle has been sent to prison for 32 months. Police we called to the Nuttall Street area of the town on August 22, last year, to the reports a man had suffered a significant head injury. When […]

A Marks and Spencer foodhall customer has expressed their concern at the number of people allowed into stores after reported overcrowding at the Chorley outlet. The complainant said that they were ‘totally disgusted’ at the number of people in while questioning the presence of full families and couples in the store on Union Street. She […]

A young mum from Blackpool died after medics failed to spot she had suffered ‘one of the rarest forms of strokes’ on a brain CT scan. Kerry Danielle Halpin was just 35 when she died at the Royal Preston Hospital on November 1 of 2019. The mum-of-two had gone to Blackpool Victoria Hospital, where she […]

A pedestrian has been injured after being in collision with a car outside Aldi in Preston. The man in his 60s was struck by a Vauxhall Corsa as he crossed the road at Stanley Street. Emergency services were called to the scene at 4.44pm today. Police said the man suffered suspected head and arm injuries […]

A man in his 70s suffered serious burns after a ‘gas explosion’ at a house in Preston. The pensioner was flown to hospital by air ambulance for treatment after emergency services attended the scene in Bleasdale Street East. No other casualties were reported and an investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the […]

A pensioner has been airlifted to hospital with serious burn injuries after a ‘gas explosion’ in Preston. Police, paramedics and firefighters were called to a house in Bleasdale Street East at around 10.45am this morning (February 16) and remain at the scene. Officers said a man in his 70s received first aid from paramedics before […]

Two men have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Adam Le Roi, who died from stab wounds in Preston. Connor Rumble and Grant Gardner appeared side by side on video link at Preston Crown Court to face the charges. Mr Le Roi, 25, was found with knife wounds to his chest at a flat […]

A young boy has been taken to hospital after being hit by a van in Preston. Lancashire Constabulary officers have confirmed that the crash involved a van hitting a young boy at the junction with Blackpool Road. The five-year-old boy suffered a head injury and was then taken to Manchester Children’s Hospital for treatment. The […]

All Lancashire boroughs now have infection rates less than 250 cases per 100,000 people for the first time this year. New figures released by Public Health England show that in the week to Thursday (February 11) a total of 2,526 people contracted the virus across the county. This is a drop of 36 per cent […]