Road closures, celebration and deep suspicion - three hours at fracking protest site

Few issues have divided opinion like the ongoing protests at Preston New Road, where energy firm Cuadrilla is currently constructing a fracking well.
Environment 15
The BetVictor PDC World Matchplay Darts tournament is being held in Blackpool

Things to do (July 22 and 26)

Lancashire is a hotbed of events over the coming days...
Whats on
Charles Kendrick

Fourth prisoner reported missing from Kirkham

Police have released their fourth appeal in the space of a week for a prisoner missing from Kirkham

Crime 12
David McConnell

Third prisoner goes missing from open jail

Police have launched a fresh appeal to find a prisoner who absconded from HMP Kirkham - the third in the space of a week
Crime 3
Dean Kerr

‘Violent’ man on the run from HMP Kirkham

A ‘violent’ criminal is on the run from Kirkham prison.

News 5
Sam Finch

Lancashire soldier proud to parade in home town

A soldier from Blackpool will be among those parading in the town on Wednesday to mark his unit’s return home from overseas duties.

St Annes Police Station, where the counter is threatened with closure

Battle stations to save police counters

The battle to save Fylde’s last remaining police station front counters is being stepped up with the consultation deadline little more than a week away.

News 5
Lee Leatherbarrow went missing from HMP Kirkham yesterday (July 11)

Prisoner on the run from HMP Kirkham

A man sentenced to five years in prison has absconded from HMP Kirkham.

News 2
Headteacher at Pear Tree School, Lesley Sullivan

‘Outstanding’ rating handed to school again

Kirkham Pear Tree School has been ranked outstanding by Ofsted again.

Northern's new trains are being built in Spain

New trains for North taking shape in Spanish factory

Workers in a Spanish factory have started to build the fleet of new trains which will revolutionise rail tavel across Lancashire.

Transport 9
James Tattsersall

Morale warning over police counter closure plans

Morale among police staff is at an all time low following the announcement 10 front counters could close.

Crime 5
Janet Thornton 
of Inspired

New Horizons for Fylde energy firm

Lancashire-based energy company Inspired has conditionally agreed to acquire Horizon Energy Group Ltd, a corporate energy procurement consultant based in Ireland.

Clive Grunshaw

Closure threatened police counters cost nine times more per caller

Police bosses insist they have no other option than to close down front counter services as they face the need to cut yet more cash from the force’s budget.
Crime 10
An artist's impression of how the new Kirkham and Wesham Primary Care Centre would look (Pic: Fylde and Wyre CCG)

GP practices set for £6m move to new ‘state-of-the-art’ building

Two doctor’s surgeries in Kirkham and Wesham could move into a £6m state-of-the-art health centre.

Health 3
Northern Rail services will be hit by strike action

Union announces fresh strike action on Lancashire rail services

Rail passengers face more misery as guards prepare to stage a three day strike as part of an ongoing dispute.

Transport 8
Last year's Armed Forces Day on Preston Flag Market was a huge success

Things to do this weekend (June 24 and 25)

As summer kicks in, there is a whole host of events taking place for you to get out and try...
Whats on 1
Christopher Bannister

REVEALED: The community heroes honoured by Queen’s Honours List

Two community heroes are being honoured by the Queen for their selfless work to help others.

Crews arrived to find the digger 'well alight' 

Arson investigation after digger fire in Wesham

A digger on a building site is believed to have been deliberately set on fire in an incident in Wesham, say fire services.
Lynn was last seen yesterday morning

Woman missing from Wrea Green

Police are growing increasingly concerned for a woman who has gone missing from Wrea Green.
Mark Menzies celebrates his general election win in Fylde with Conservative supporters

ELECTION 2017: Menzies retains Fylde for Tories

Mark Menzies has held the Fylde seat forthe Conservatives with a slightly reduced majority.

Politics 4
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