£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.

News 5
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.

News 2
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.

Politics 19
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
How the station will look

Kirkham station vision revealed

Plans have been submitted showing how Kirkham station will be transformed into a modern transport hub.

News 6
CCTV images from the pub

CCTV appeal over phone theft

Police have issued CCTV of a woman they would like to speak to following a theft from a Fylde coast pub.

Crime 1
Morrisons in Kirkham

Store worker stole cash collected for children's hospice

A supermarket manager stole cash collected in memory of a dead colleague which was to be given to a children’s hospice.

Crime 9
Northern Rail

Rail passenger satisfaction on the rise

Passengers are more satisfied with the rail service on routes to and from Blackpool and the Fylde coast.

Transport 4
Students got the red carpet treatment

Students end school days by rolling out red carpet

Students from Kirkham’s Carr Hill High School and Sixth Form Centre have been marking the end of their  school days in style.
Overhead equipment being installed between Preston and Blackpool

Find out more about overnight rail line works

Residents living near the railway between Preston and Blackpool North are invited to a series of drop-in events over the next month to find out more about the next phase of upgrade work.
Transport 1
Kirkham Prison

Prisoner finally back behind bars after 17 years on the run

Good things, so they say, come to those who wait.
Crime 6
Police search for prisoners who absconded from Kirkham Prison.

Man hunt after duo abscond from Kirkham prison

A man hunt for two men who had absconded from prison unfolded in Burnley today.

Crime 4
Police used 'preemptive tactics' to bring the car to a stop on Fleetwood Road

Police sting car in Wesham

Two men were arrested last night after the car they were travelling in failed to stop for the police.

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 23
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 13
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
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