Animals and staff evacuated after fire at Blackpool vets

Animals and staff were evacuated from a veterinary surgery in Layton after a fire broke out in the first floor of the building, say fire services.

Two lanes reopen on M6 but delays expected to remain throughout the day

Two lanes have now reopened on the northbound M6 following an accident, although delays are expected to remain throughout the day, motorway police have warned.
The cars collided between junction 31a and junction 31 on the southbound carriageway.

Three vehicle crash on southbound carriageway near Preston

Motorway police are warning drivers of even more delays on the M6 after three vehicles crashed this morning.

Caravan fire spreads to nearby homes in Marton

A fire started in a caravan and spread to two nearby homes in Marton, say fire services.

Dominic Masterton, of Lytham Road, Blackpool, is alleged to have contacted a woman in her 20s on March 3, breaching the order.

Police search for wanted man from Blackpool

Police are searching for a Blackpool man who is suspected of breaching a restraining order.
Officers in Blackpool have issued a warning after they received reports of cold callers claiming to be from the HMRC contacting residents.

Scammers target elderly and vulnerable across Lancashire in HMRC scam

An elderly lady from the Fylde Coast lost over a thousand pounds to scammers claiming to be from HMRC, say police.
Bank holiday revellers are warned to have their big coats at the ready

WHITE EASTER: Will the 'Beast of Easter' hit Lancashire?

Temperatures have been rising following recent cold snaps but latest forecasts are warning northerners to brace themselves for yet more cold weather.
The police force was asked to reveal the number of registered sex offenders whose whereabouts were unknown

Fugitive sex offenders 'missing' from Lancashire

Police in Lancashire have lost track of twelve known sex offenders - one of which has been missing since 2008.
The road has been partially blocked in both directions at the junction of Back Lane.

Delays after crash on Fleetwood Road

Drivers are experiencing delays this morning following an accident on Fleetwood Road.
An investigation has been launched into a "suspicious" fire

Investigation after suspicious car blaze in Hardhorn

An investigation has been launched into a "suspicious" fire after a car was found burning in a field in Hardhorn, say fire services.
Vigilant beach goers first spotted a flock of seagulls and an object near to Cleveleys Beach

Bait digger and outfall pipe spark emergency call-outs on Fylde Coast

Flashing lights and a new outfall pipe prompted emergency call outs for coastguard rescue teams along the Fylde Coast.

Schools in Lancashire receive 'bomb threat' hoax email

Two schools in Lancashire have received threatening emails as part of a hoax bomb threat that has been spreading through UK schools, police say.
Two engines from Blackpool were alerted via a 999 call inwhich the occupant saida"washing machine had blown up, and their kitchen was on fire."

Washing machine sparks emergency call-out

A washing machine sparked an emergency after it caught fire at a home in Grange Park, say fire services.
The exciting scheme, could give thousands of British 18-year-olds the chance to travel around Europe for free PIC: EURAIL

Free Interrail passes planned for thousands of 18-year-olds

An exciting scheme, which could give thousands of British 18-year-olds the chance to travel around Europe for free, has been announced by the EU.

Disneyland Paris has announced it is holding open auditions in the UK to recruit its new character, dancing and parade stars.

Calling all Elsa's and Spidermen: Audition dates announced for Disneyland Paris

Have you ever dreamed of becoming a Disney princess or a real life Marvel superhero? Here's your chance.

Fracking protesters blockade Cuadrilla site

Fracking protesters have erected tripods with hammocks as part of a blockade at the entrance to the Cuadrilla site, this morning.

Looking back at Ken Dodd's love of Blackpool

Tributes are pouring in for Blackpool favourite, Ken Dodd who has died at the age of 90.
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Stricklands Lane has been closed

Road closed after car crashes into gas main in Stalmine

A road was closed after a car crashed into a gas main on a busy rural route though Stalmine, say police.

Drivers urged to take care on county's roads after snow

Drivers are being warned to take extra care on roads across Lancashire this morning.

Charlotte Dawson wants to open a glam 'Chuffin Chippy' in Blackpool

Charlotte Dawson wants to open a glam 'Chuffin Chippy' in Blackpool

Reality TV star Charlotte Dawson is toying with the idea of opening a 'glamorous-themed' chippy in Blackpool.
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