Updated: Paraglider killed in crash in Lancashire

A paraglider has plunged to his death in the Lancashire countryside, it has been revealed.

Robert and Emma Butler

Couple land £25,000 as village wins Lottery again

A second Knott End postcode has been drawn as a winner this year – landing a lucky couple £25,000.

The last flood warning last week for the River Wyre

New group to help tackle flood woes

Residents whose homes have been flooded or threatened with rising flood water from the River Wyre are being urged to support a new action group.

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Healthwatch is looking into dentist provision for the elderly in Lancashire

Group’s probe into dentist offerings

Independent group Healthwatch Lancashire has launched an investigation into the access to dentists given to care home residents across the county.

The last flood warning last week for the River Wyre

LATEST: Flood warnings still in place for Lancashire

Flood warnings remained in place for parts of Lancashire today.

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Improvements have already been made at Windy Harbour

Time is running short to have a say on bypass bid

Time is running out for people to have their say on a proposals for a huge new dual carriageway.

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Vivien Taylor: leadership ambition

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Dog fouling, parks and beaches – what do you think?

Residents are being urged to share their views on life in Wyre.

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Amateur filmmaker Gaz Coward faces prison after being convicted of two counts of raping a woman over the age of 16 at Preston Crown Court

Ghosthunter faces jail after being found guilty of two rapes

An amateur ghosthunter faces prison after being convicted of rape.


Traffic jams after recycling wagon and van crash

Head Dyke Lane in Pressall was left blocked after a crash between a white Fiat Ducato van and a recycling wagon, close to the junction with Green Dicks Lane at around 2.15pm today, police said.

Remus, the hand-rear Soay lamb, which has gone missing from Winmarleigh

Have you seen this ‘very rare’ hand-reared lamb missing from home?

A hand-reared lamb has gone missing, leaving his owner devastated.

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Flooding in St Michaels as seen from above. Photo: Lancashire Fire and Rescue.

Flood-hit homes and businesses still need help

Wyre residents are among hundreds in the county still unable to live in their homes following last December’s flooding. according to a new report.

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Sarah Lal with her foster carer Gaynor Brown

Prestigious honour for young woman in foster care

A young woman who is in foster care has been awarded for her tenacious nature in battling through her hearing difficulties.
Coun Jennifer Mein

Cabinet dismisses pleas to save county libraries

It took less than two hours today for Lancashire County Council’s cabinet to sign the final execution papers for a host of Lancashire libraries and children’s centres - despite being forced to think again.

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Nickleodeon 90s party

Top 10 things to do in Lancashire at the weekend

Here is a list of fun events coming up this weekend...
A585 Windy Harbour to Skippool plans on display

Speak up on roads plan

Villagers are being urged to make their voices heard as proposals for a huge new dual carriageway are put to the public.

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Ernie was saved after a lengthy rescue mission

PICTURES: Photographer left in tears as stuck horse is rescued just ‘seconds’ before drowning

A pensioner said he was moved to tears after catching a dramatic horse rescue on film yesterday.

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Lancashire Game and Country Festival, Scorton showground, Gubberford Lane, 2016

Another great success for Lancashire’s only game fair

The Lancashire Game and Country Festival made a triumphant return to Scorton Showground with visitor numbers up on the thousands that turned out last year for its debut.

Whitechapel's War Memorial

Appeal for those who died in WW1 by village of Whitechapel, Preston

Families with any current or past connection to the village of Whitechapel near Preston, whose ancestors fell in the First World War are being asked to help honour those from the parish who died.

How the new dual carriageway for the A585 might look

Multi-million pound bypass scheme revealed

Roads chiefs have revealed plans for a multi-million pound bypass to end jams on one of the Fylde coast’s most congested routes.

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Fire crews had to cut a passenger free from a car after a road accident in Hartlepool.

Crews called to caravan gas leak

A caravan at a holiday park was evacuated because of a gas leak.

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