Warning for London Marathon runners as temperatures hit 70-year record

Britain is baking in the hottest April day since 1949, triggering warnings for London Marathon runners amid predictions Sunday's race could be the warmest on record.

Police incident

M6 lane closure after accident

Two lanes have been shut on the M6 near Preston following an accident.

Lamb playing in snow'Photo: PA

Ice warning for Lancashire on Monday morning

Forecasters have issued a yellow weather warning of ice for the North West heading into Monday morning.

Mark Westwater of Blackpool has been jailed

JAILED: 30 years for Blackpool child sex beast

A Blackpool man has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison after being found guilty of sexually assaulting children


Call for more shops and cafes to support breastfeeding mums

A new breastfeeding support service is being launched on April 1 to support mums across Lancashire.

A woman caught in a snow shower on Saturday'Photo: PA

UPDATED: Weather warning for snow & ice in Lancashire

Forecasters have issued an amber alert for snow and ice in the North West after snow fell overnight in eastern parts of the UK.

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Murder probe after two women shot dead

Two women have been shot dead at a house in East Sussex, police said.

Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan, 18, plotted to cause carnage in central London 'Photo: PA

Asylum seeker put together bomb while foster parents holidayed in Blackpool

The foster parents of a bomber say they feel "betrayed" by his actions - and claim they were never warned that he had admitted being "trained to kill" by militants shortly after he arrived in Britain.
Blood donation

Plea for Lancashire blood donors to help avoid shortage

NHS Blood and Transplant is urging donors in Lancashire to help prevent a dip in blood donations over the Easter period.

A dog

Beach warning for Fylde dog owners

A Fylde vet has issued a warning after three dogs became ill after beach walks.
Noise can cause frustration'Photo: PA

Free double glazing for Lancashire homes near noisy motorways

Around 600 homeowners in Lancashire and the North West who live near motorways or major A roads could soon get free double glazing to reduce noise levels.

Prince Harry with fiancee Meghan Markle 'Photo: PA

Royal wedding: councils urged to support street parties

Local authorities are being asked to waive charges for road closures on May 19 - to make it cheaper for people to hold royal wedding street parties.

John Mahoney on Frasier

Frasier star Kelsey Grammer pays tribute to Blackpool actor John Mahoney

Actor Kelsey Grammer has paid tribute to his Frasier co-star John Mahoney, who died this week aged 77.
A child getting an immunisation jab.'Photo: Posed by model/PA

Legal challenge over council's Virgin healthcare deal

A legal challenge has been mounted over Lancashire County Council’s decision to award a £104m child healthcare contract to a private provider.

Alexa is helping police

"Hi Alexa... is there a criminal on the loose?"

Lancashire Police said it is now using the Amazon Alexa voice-activated app to stream daily crime briefings.

Police tape

'Arrest made' over petrol attack

Police investigating a fire attack on a woman doused with petrol in Vietnam have reportedly made an arrest.
Come Dine with Me

Come Dine With Me needs Preston & Blackpool contestants

Come Dine with Me is looking for folk from Preston and Blackpool for its new series.
Saleh Farhan

Lancashire man smuggled migrants into UK - in a horsebox

Two men who were part of a crime group which smuggled migrants into the UK have been jailed following an investigation by the National Crime Agency.

Northern train

Three days of Northern rail strikes on the way

Travellers will face more disruption next week as RMT union members at Northern go on strike for another three days.

The caller swallowed toothpaste

Caller dials 999 - after swallowing toothpaste

A caller who had swallowed toothpaste and a person with hiccups were among thousands of people who dialled 999, asking for an ambulance, over the Christmas period.

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