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A man who attempted to engage in sexual activity in front of a child has been given a 36 week jail term, suspended for two years. Dominic Anton Vass, of Lighthurst Lane, Chorley, pleaded guilty to two offences which involve two different 12-year-old children. He appeared for a hearing before Preston ...
LANCASHIRE Road Police helped to keep motorists a bit safer on the roads last night. They tweeted that officers cleared a snow drift at Riley Green ... Meanwhile a yellow warning for ice remains in place this morning across East LANCASHIRE. Met Office chiefs say that after 'a bitterly cold night there will be ...

There is more of the white stuff expected throughout this morning with motorists being warned to take their time and plan their journeys. Blustery treacherous conditions M65 and arterial routes around East Lancashire this morning. Please consider if your journey is essential and if so proceed with caution ...
A number of planned roadworks are taking place across Lancashire and the North West this week. Here are some of those you need to watch out for whilst out and about. These details could be subject to change and are correct at the time of writing. A666 BOLTON ROAD - DARWEN - Lancashire.
Lancashire County Council is joining forces with local organisation Families and Babies (FAB), who will deliver its new countywide breastfeeding support service from 1 April 2018. Breastfeeding peer support is offered to new mums who want to breastfeed. It supports them in hospital, at home and in the ...
On Monday it'll be ice that causes big problems in Lancashire. Tonight will see temperatures drop to -1 bringing potential problems during the commute. The Met Office says: "Ice is likely to form on untreated roads, pavements and cycle paths. This increases the risk of accidents, as well as injuries due to ...

In this Lancashire village, that can trace its lineage to before the Magna Carta, 50 properties are on the National Heritage List. This includes the Grade I-listed St Andrew's church complete with its dreamy churchyard where the deceased rest in the lee of some of the grandest vistas the country has to offer.
Forecasters say up to 20 centimetres of snow could fall across parts of the UK this weekend. Weather warnings are in place covering large swathes of the country. The Met Office says strong winds could also cause blizzard conditions. Here in Lancashire we have a yellow alert in place snow and ice but ...
A council leader has been accused of acting like a dictator after councillors outside the cabinet were banned from speaking at top level meetings. Lancashire County Council's Geoff Driver said cabinet meetings were being turned into a "circus". Opposition leader Azhar Ali said the decision was an "affront ...
There's been a rise in the number of child sex offences being committed in Lancashire. Nationally, an offence is recorded every eight minutes on average. Lancashire. In Lancashire, there was a 26 per cent increase, rising from 1,572 offences in 2015/16 to 1,974 in 2016/17. 604 crimes were recorded ...
Paul Allott, former England Test star who is now Director of Cricket, Lancashire, is leading his county's academy side while Sachin Bajaj is heading the squad from Nottinghamshire. "We have brought our academy side here which is the first run on the ladder of professional cricket. There are 17 to 19 years ...
County Coun Azhar Ali, Labour group leader, said: "As local politicians from all parties we owe it to the people of Lancashire to overcome our differences to build a better future. We need to speak to the government with one voice in order to get a better deal for Lancashire. These proposals bring out the best ...
HERE'S another selection of fascinating photographs which recall our East Lancashire towns in years gone by. One shows the Boulevard in Blackburn in 1922, where the statues of both Gladstone and Victoria cast their gaze over the travelling public and theatre goers. For in the distance is the domed bulk ...
Conservative leader Coun Geoff Driver said: "The county council is no different from any family in Lancashire. "The people of Lancashire know if you don't get the finances right you can forget everything else. "With a £144m current predicted deficit it is still a work in progress and there is still much to do.".
Northern Trust is behind the sale of the Inskip site, which is split into two parcels of land to the north and south of Preston Road. It is earmarked for a proposed scheme - which has reserved matters approval - comprising up to 55 homes; 38 houses and a village store in one area and 17 in the other.
The Conservative, who sits on South Ribble Council and Lancashire County Council, declined to comment when approached by the BBC. South Ribble council said it was investigating a complaint about him. Writing on facebook, the young woman had claimed she was harassed by a man as she sat in her ...

Christopher Lee Sharp, of Larches Lane, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, stole an Audi A6 car from an address in Blackburn on September 4 last year, Preston Magistrates' Court heard. The 28-year-old motorist then drove the vehicle without due care and attention on Yew Tree Road in the city and police ...
Lancashire Road police have released shocking pictures of the moment a car ploughed into a garden wall. It happened last night (Saturday 17th February) in Whittle-le-woods. Officers believe the driver had overshot a T-Junction, thankfully there were no serious injuries. Drink driver in Whittle-le-Woods ...
It happened on Great Green Lane, Clayton brook earlier this month when a female and her dog were attacked by another dog. It's claimed the dog involved was not on a lead and it left the woman with arm injuries, whilst her King Charles Spaniel needed surgery. app-facebook. Preston police. about an ...
The 31 year old, is wanted in connection with a number of burglaries in Preston and an assault which occurred in December 2017. Sgt. Hesketh from Preston police issued a fresh appeal on social media writing "Harbouring notices have recently been served on a number of associates who we suspect ...
Motorists in Lancashire are being urged to make claims against the county council for damage caused by potholes. Pendle Councillor, Yasser Iqbal who represent the Reedley Ward says he has been inundated with calls from residents in the area saying they've been left out of pocket due to the poor state ...
The quake, which measured 4.7 on the Richter scale, happened at 2:31pm around eight miles from Swansea in South Wales, with tremors felt as far south as Cornwall and as far north as Cumbria. There were also some isolated reports from people in Ireland. People have taken to social media in their ...
"Obviously we would have to present a case to the secretary of state, [but] there is clearly a need for local government reform in Lancashire - we have a fragmented system at the moment." He added that he was "hopeful the government will see it as a positive step", particularly if they were able to show they ...
On Saturday, for the last time, the doors at Preston market will be closed and keys turned in the locks marking the end of an era. We sent our photographer Neil Cross for one last look, and you can see his pictures in the gallery by clicking the link above. Many of the traders are moving across to the new ...
Launched last year by Lancaster University's Centre for Global Eco-Innovation and Lancaster University Management school, the six month 'Low carbon Innovation Forum' tailored specifically for Lancashire SMEs, aims to provide a space for local businesses to explore opportunities and understand what ...
The pop icon will be bringing her "Britney: Piece of Me" show to the seaside resort this September. A celebration of one of the most illustrious careers in music history, the show will head to Blackpool's Tower Festival Headland on Saturday September 1. The announcement is due to overwhelmingly rapid ...
People came from all over Lancashire. My mother was very well known and much-loved. She enjoyed life, enjoyed people and they enjoyed coming into the shop." Mrs Richman lived at home in St Annes until the age of 106 before moving into a care home in Fairhaven in 2016. by Taboola by Taboola.
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Lancashire has lost more than 800 police officers and a further 500 police staff since the economies in funding were introduced. Commissioner Clive Grunshaw said the latest statistics showed "the increasing levels of demand that our officers are dealing with, as the number of recorded crimes continues to ...
This week's campaign follows a similar operation in November and it includes a number of individuals from East Lancashire. Det Chief Supt Sue Clarke, of Lancashire police, said: "Robustly dealing with individuals who have committed these offences, supporting victims and preventing further offending ...
Labour leader Coun Azhar Ali warned the council tax rise would harm the most vulnerable county residents and said: "The people of Lancashire are paying more for less". Liberal Democrat leader County Coun David Whipp tabled numerous proposals including creating a new Local Lancashire Lottery to ...
There are now lots more stories for you to read on the Lancashire Post website. Now when you reach the foot of the Lancashire Post home page, you will be presented with a whole host of stories from many more of the section available throughout the lep.co.UK site.
The figures also show there are more than 1,000 nursing and midwifery full-time vacancies being advertised by hospitals in East Lancashire. For the period between April 1 and September 30, there were 415 advertised posts in East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, 549 in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Trust ...
A spokesperson for Lancashire police said: "We have conducted numerous searches and CCTV enquiries with the support of teams from the North West police Underwater Search and Marine Unit, the Environment Agency, Coastguard, Lancashire Fire and Rescue and regional police helicopter units, ...
An investigation has been launched after a stolen Range Rover Evoke was found dumped in a stream near to the River Ribble, say police. More top stories: Preston mum gets parking ticket at hospital while giving birth. police were called to reports of a crashed car near to the Shawes Arms adjacent to ...
Lancashire County Council initially voted to stop unstunned halal meat being supplied to schools in a vote last October after council Tory leader Cllr Geoff Driver described the practice as "cruel". However, the Lancashire Council of mosques (LCM) claimed the authority had failed to consult adequately on ...
A new education campaign has been launched in Lancashire to highlight the catastrophic impact cannabis use can have on family life. The Lancashire Safeguarding children Board is providing 18 briefing sessions across the county for social, health and education workers.
Invest In Central Lancashire Logo MASTER The free half-day conference on Thursday 1 March will showcase key areas of growth, and update delegates on the major developments coming forward in the heart of Lancashire, providing a briefing ahead of the international property exhibition MIPIM, which ...
A council's plans to stop its schools from serving unstunned halal meat are to be reconsidered. Lancashire County Council voted to stop using the meat in schools in October, leading Lancashire Council of mosques (LCM) to seek a judicial review. LCM said it had received a council letter stating the ban, ...
A LIBRARY that was closed more than a year ago in a rural village has reopened. Barrowford Library, on Ann Street, was reopened by County Cllr Christian Wakeford, who represents the area, on Monday. Following the closure of 26 of the county's 73 Libraries by Lancashire County Council at the end of ...
The University of Central Lancashire's publishing department is launching the Northern YA Literary Festival featuring speakers such as Holly Black, Samantha Shannon and Annabel Pitcher. The university created the event to help promote its new BA in Publishing course, as well as reach YA fans who ...
The Lancashire Teaching hospitals Trust, which runs Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble Hospitals, was the worst offender with delays of 2,201 days in November. The hospitals also accounted for nearly 60 per cent of social care delays affecting county patients that month. Trust Chief Executive ...
Lancashire's 20mph zones are still going under the police radar almost seven years after they were brought in. Not a single speeding ticket has been issued since Lancashire County Council first introduced the restrictions across the county in 2011 in an attempt to make residential streets safer.
The house in which a pioneer of the Lancashire industrial revolution was born has come onto the market in Bolton. Crompton's Cottage, a Grade I Listed chocolate-box cottage on Firwood Fold in the Tonge Moor area of the town was the birthplace of Samuel Crompton, the inventor of the Spinning Mule.
A known thief has been jailed for 12 weeks after pleading guilty to going equipped for theft, after being caught with suspicious items. Christopher Edmund Richardson, of Barbon Place, Lancaster, also admitted charges of driving while disqualified and driving while uninsured on the same date, during a ...
A 22-year-old man is leading a campaign for appropriate changing places for disabled people using motorway services. Zack, from Accrington, Lancashire, has taken his campaign for all service stations to have suitable changing places to the prime minster. Watch more about this story on BBC Inside Out at ...
MENTAL health service users have been encouraged to take part in a survey to 'drive future improvements.' Lancashire Care Foundation Trust will carry out the 2018 Community Mental Health Survey. The survey aims to find out what people who use the services think about the care they receive in order to ...
MOTORISTS are being warned to be careful on their travels this morning over fears of fog. The Met Office have issued a Yellow warning for patchy fog until 10am slower journey times are possible. A Met Office statement said: "Patchy fog will reform where cloud breaks this evening and overnight with ...
Across Cumbria mainly, artist and sculptor Andy Goldsworthy has produced a number of egg-shaped scultpures, known as the 'Goldsworthy Cone' in numerous pinfolds. With there only being three remaining pinfolds across Lancashire today, following the large majority of them having fallen into disrepair ...


 

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