MANHUNT: Burglar is latest to abscond from Kirkham

A manhunt has been launched after a 24 year-old man absconded from Kirkham Prison, say police.

Kirkham businessman Steven Weare

Five charged with murder over man’s Caribbean death

Five men have been charged with murder over the disappearance of a Kirkham car dealer in the Caribbean.

Robert Jones was discovered missing from HMP Kirkham

‘Life sentence’ gun-wielding car thief flees jail

A dangerous criminal serving a life sentence after being convicted of firearms offences has absconded from Kirkham Prison.

Police are appealing for the dog's owner to get in touch

Appeal after boy attacked by dog in Kirkham

A teenager suffered a leg injury after he was chased and bitten by a dog in Kirkham, say police.

Emergency services called after a piece of timber plunged through a windscreen in Wesham

Poulton man's lucky escape after windscreen smashed in freak accident

A Poulton man had a lucky escape when a piece of timber from a builder's lorry plunged through his car windscreen in Wesham.
Officers are hunting for 31-year-old fugitive Sean Price - also known as Patrick Docherty - who has not been seen since Sunday.

Manhunt for burglar who absconded from Kirkham open prison

A burglar sentenced to over five years in prison last summer has absconded from Kirkham open prison, police said.

British man Steven Weare, 49, has gone missing in Barbados. Photo issued by Royal Barbados Police Force

Hunt for Lancashire man missing in Barbados

Police in Barbados are searching for a Lancashire man who has gone missing on the Caribbean island.
New bells being cast for St Michael's Church, Kirkham

Bells ring in new era at Kirkham church

New bells are just the start for Kirkham’s historic parish church, the vicar has promised.

St Michael's Church, Kirkham

Bells set to herald new look at church

New bells are just the start for Kirkham’s historic parish church, the vicar has promised.

Leading performners at Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre, Kirkham

GCSE RESULTS: So much to celebrate at Carr Hill

A student with ambitions of a career as a Ministry of Defence engineer was among the successes at Carr Hill, Kirkham.

Lee Thomas, also known as Lee Spencer is wanted after he failed to return to HMP Kirkham Pic: Lancs Police

Appeal launched to find wanted prisoner

A 45-year-old man is wanted after failing to return to prison, say police.

An engraved new bell for Kirkham Parish Church

Church bells set to ring again

Officials at Kirkham’s Parish Church are keen to encourage as much community involvement as possible in the unveiling of its eagerly-awaited new bells.


PICTURES: Fylde Country show

Dancing sheep and motorbike stunt riders were just some of the main attractions at an action packed Fylde Country show this weekend.

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Stephen Allen, 37, of Warrington Road, Prescot, was sentenced to six years and nine months in prison after pleading guilty to possessing the class A drug.

£70,000 of cocaine found in secret compartment of van on M55

A man has been jailed after hiding 2kg of cocaine worth £70,000 in a secret compartment in his van.

Belinda Marshall receives her cheque from Judie McCourt

Postcode winner

One lucky Kirkham resident got an exciting knock on the door and a cheque for £30,000.

Anthony Curry was arrested yesterday

Killer of retired lecturer arrested in Preston after going on run from prison

A killer who went on the run after absconding from prison has been arrested.
Images released by the RAIB show the pipe on the Blackpool-bound line

'Time pressures' led to one-tonne pipe being left on rail line

A train came within metres of hitting a one tonne metal pile which had been left between the tracks.
Mark McGinty, 35 , of Stourton Road, Liverpool,  jailed eight years eight months with three years extended at Preston Crown for a GBH in Kirkham

‘Raging’ dad is jailed over attack on partner

A raging dad who rained violent blows and kicks on a mum before trying to suffocate her by putting a cloth over her mouth has been jailed for eight and a half years, with a three-year extended licence.

Overgrown weeds in Preston city centre

Grass verges to be cut more often

Grass verges could be cut more frequently as part of new proposals to be put before County Hall next week.

Fire crews were called to the M55

UPDATE: Traffic flowing after car fire causes tailbacks on M55

A car fire has blocked the eastbound carriageway of the M55
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