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TWO women had to be taken to hospital after suffering injuries in a head-on crash in Blackburn. The incident involving two cars happened at around 5pm in Higher Audley Street.
PEOPLE across East Lancashire had to fight off poor weather conditions to celebrate the end of Ramadan with events for Eid ul Fitr.
... is a gift where the whole community comes together to observe one of the Pillars of Islam. It has been a testing month but the well deserved Eid celebration is in sight.
women are being urged to not let embarrassment get in the way of testing for cervical cancer.
Now, people from Lancashire, as well as thirteen other areas across the country, who are identified as being at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes can now be referred by their GP on to the programme.
Several people have been stopped across Lancashire this morning as part of the roads policing unit's summer drnk drive campaign.
The checkpoint is part of Lancashire police's summer drink drive campaign, and drivers are being warned to check they are not still over the limit from the previous night's drinking.
A MAN exposed himself to three girls who were swimming at a popular beauty spot. The 13-year-old girls were at Lower Rivington Reservoir on Wednesday afternoon when they were approached by the man.
The trapped occupant of a car which had hit a lamp post was cut free by firefighters. The injured male was lifted out, strapped to a stretcher, put in an ambulance and taken to hospital.
Now, people from Lancashire, as well as thirteen other areas across the country, who are identified as being at risk of developing Type 2 diabetes can now be referred by their GP on to the programme.
Parking at the hospitals was free and the new charges would be the same as those currently at Royal Blackburn and Burnley General teaching hospitals, which East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust (ELHT) said is 'amongst the lowest in the country'.
An appeal has been launched for two teenagers who are missing from their West Lancashire homes. Lancashire police are appealing for help to find Josh Mason, 13, and Damian Howes, 14.
A GROUP of intrepid firefighters battled strong winds and rain to complete a gruelling 84-mile sponsored kayak in just 20 hours for charity.
The modernisation was made possible by funding from Lancashire police and crime Commissioner, Clive Grunshaw's, safety fund and Rossendale Council.
The stark words of one woman, a victim of domestic abuse whose life was changed by one simple call. Ingrid Archer. At the end of the phone was Ingrid Archer, a caseworker for Lancashire Victim Services - trained to show even the most trapped, the most ...
Enter your postcode to see news and information near you Community updates, crime statistics, Local News & Events and much more... This warning of vigilance from police comes after a report of attempted fraud last month (Photo: PA). Share; Comments.
Although Lancashire County Council said there was nothing to suggest schools are being specifically targeted, Lancashire police said there has been an increase in the number of reports of youths trespassing on school grounds, including climbing on ...
Detectives investigating an incident where a 13 year old girl was sexually assaulted in Lancashire have released new CCTV footage in a fresh appeal for information.
Lancashire police have experts, Dog Licensing Officers (DLOs), who can assess and identify prohibited dogs. If you're not sure whether your dog is one of the listed types, contact them.
The Central Lancashire branch said: "This is a great honour for a pub that was re-opened as recently as November 2015 after a lengthy closure, and it is only the branch's second success in this award in the last 16 years.
One of Lancashire police's top traffic officers is standing trial for attempted rape and assault.
Preston cricketer Andrew 'Freddie' Flintoff will make his stage debut in a new musical coming to Blackpool Opera House in 2018.
EAST Lancashire is gearing up for another fun summer weekend with community events set to draw hundreds of revellers. Among the attractions will be carnivals in Accrington and Bacup and Stacksteads, while Padiham on Parade takes place on both ...
Husnain Abbas was last seen at 8.30pm on June 13 at his home address, say police. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark grey tracksuit bottoms and black Adidas trainers with blue stripes.
A spokesman for UCLan said: "As the leading widening participation university in Lancashire, we are pleased to see recognition of our commitment to personalised provision and our excellent support for part-time students.
A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire police HQ.
Lancashire police confirmed that they had received reports of the attack and death of a cat. Daria Neklesa. email. 14:02 Thursday 22 June 2017.
police in Lancashire had the hump earlier today after a car and some officers got trapped on a Blackburn street.
With the summer holidays fast approaching, there's no better time than to kick back with a good book and relax. And libraries across East Lancashire are running schemes to encourage children to spark their imagination if the British weather lets them down.
Three men have been arrested after a car they were travelling in rammed a police vehicle during a pursuit through Preston, say police.
Cllr Mohammed Iqbal, leader of Pendle Council, said: "If any of the survivors of the Grenfell Tower disaster wish to come and live in lovely Lancashire, even for a short time, our borough would be happy to help as we did with refugees from the Syria ...
Rail operators have been urged to review the quality of their training after a train smashed into buffers atPreston Station, injuring 15 people.
A nurse has won a national award for all her hard work in treating skin conditions. Zahira Koreja, an advanced nurse practitioner at East Lancashire hospitals NHS Trust, has won the 'Psoriasis Nurse of the Year' 2017 award. The prize was presented to ...
Around 10.55pm yesterday (June 20) a man entered Sainsbury's on Tag Lane, Ingol, carrying a large knife. He approached three members of staff as they were preparing to close for the night and told them to open the till.
People in Irving Place near Preston New Road said the snake is up to four feet long and is in the middle of the road. The light and dark brown reptile has not been identified but an RSPCA official is said to be on the way.
Power was restored to the majority of customers by around 10am, however more than 65 customers remain without electricity. Daria Neklesa.
Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.
Lancashire police and crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw has put his name alongside the likes of Manchester mayor Andy Burnham on a letter demanding an end to police funding cuts.
TWO East Lancashire towns have been declared as property hotspots after a significant rise in sales, according to a new report.
An estimated 63,000 properties in north Lancashire have been hit by a power cut, Electricity North West has said. The company said Lancaster's Caton Road substation went offline at 11:00 BST, leaving parts of the city and nearby Morecambe and Carnforth ...
Staff at BAE were evacuated last night after a fire broke out in an extractor unit, say fire services. Daria Neklesa. email. 10:38 Tuesday 20 June 2017.
NEW fencing is set to be installed at a popular playing fields to deter unwanted guests pitching up. Travellers descended on Baxenden Recreational Ground for more than two weeks last month and were issued a notice to move by the council.
There have been reports today about young people swimming in open water in a quarry in Appley Bridge. This comes just hours after a teenage boy tragically drowned last night while swimming in a reservoir near Rochdale in Greater Manchester.
"Some GP practices in the area have decided to manage repeat prescriptions [themselves], and prevent indirect ordering through... community pharmacies," Lisa Rogan, head of medicines management for NHS East Lancashire, told C+D last week (June 15).
RESIDENTS have been left 'feeling imprisoned' after 'obscene' fencing was erected at the back of their street without permission.
Mark Steven Buckley, (10/9/65), of New Hall Lane, is in police custody and will appear at Wigan and Leigh Magistrates' Court on Wednesday.
A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire police HQ.
The Quarterly Economic Survey, which spoke to more than 100 manufacturing firms employing more than 8,000 people in Lancashire, showed the balance of businesses reporting improved export sales rose to a quarter in the first three months of 2017, ...


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