New boss for Lancashire's marketing group

A new boss has been announced for the group responsible for promoting Lancashire to the wider world.

Lancashire Police horse Caton, pictured enjoying a gallop on Blackpool beach

Galloping into retirement for police horse Caton

Lancashire police horse Caton is beginning a well-earned retirement.

Comedian Peter Kay

Peter Kay Blackpool charity screening announced

A charity screening of the new Car Share episodes has been announced on Peter Kay's official Twitter account - in the first post since the comedian cancelled his tour.

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Michael Terry, 43, of Marsh Lane, Preston

Sex offender infiltrated anti-paedophile group

A convicted sex offender who came in to contact with young children after infiltrating an anti-paedophile group was jailed for 20 months.
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Starlings around Blackpool Prom. Photo: Ian McGawley

Beautiful sunset inspires local photographers

Last night's spectacular sunset in Blackpool has inspired local photographers.

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Police horse Kirkham has died. Photo: Lancashire Mounted Unit

Tributes to police horse Kirkham - aka Al

Lancashire Police has announced the sad death of one of its police horses.
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Lancashire County Council awarded the 104m contract to Virgin

Privatising county NHS contract 'will only save 0.07%'

A controversial move to privatise parts of Lancashire’s health services would save just 0.07 per cent, it has been revealed.
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The route of the new M55 link road

M55 link road: Land buy-up begins for new route

A major scheme to create a link road to the M55 has moved one step closer.

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The remarkable women breaking down barriers

A century since women won the right to vote, we talk to the amazing and inspirational modern day Suffragettes in our county.

Runners set off for the Garstang 10k

Flying start for Garstang 10k

The Garstang 10k got off to a flying start as hundreds of eager runners turned out.
Darren John Barratt absconded from Kirkham Prison at about 8.30pm on Saturday

WARNING: Do not approach fugitive violent criminal

The public have been warned not to approach a violent burglar who is on the run from prison.

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VIDEO: 100mph police chase on M55

A driver caught doing 100mph on the M55 told police 'it's been a long day'.

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The Mothercare store on Riversway, Preston

Huge discounts as Mothercare launches sale

Struggling maternity and baby goods store Mothercare has launched a massive sale, with up to 80 per cent off some items.

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News from the courts

Pervert had vile images of children, chicken and fish

A notorious paedophile has been caught with vile images of children and animals.

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The new drug could be used to treat Alzheimer's disease

County research team discover new Alzheimer's drug

A county research team has developed a new drug that could be used to treat Alzheimer's Disease.

Leaflets are handed out to commuters at Preston station. Photo: Great North Rail Project

More rail closures starting in January

Starting from January, the rail line between Preston and Manchester will be closed at weekends.

Wyre and Preston North MP Ben Wallace

Wyre MP calls for 'extremism tax' of internet firms

A Wyre MP has called for internet companies to face a 'punishment tax' over extremist content.

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St Michaels on Wyre was badly affected by flooding after Storm Desmond in winter 2015

Massive electricity investment two years after Storm Desmond

Two years ago the county was suffering from severe flooding after one of the worst storms in recent memory.

Christmas dinner - fun for all the family or a stressful nightmare for the cook?

How to stay stress free this Christmas

Christmas is frequently tagged as the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be a stressful period.
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A car ploughs through flood waters in Garstang

Appeal launched to help victims of flooding

Victims of this week’s flooding are to benefit from a special appeal fund.
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