When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September.
Front, Gelston Manor Nursery owners Laura and Neil Ward with their daughters Freya, one, and Jessica, eight, and behind from left, room leader Fran Purdy, nursery practitioner Aksah Tahir, nursery practitioner Katerina Prakova and deputy room leader Miranda Holt

Family's best foot forward with little Freya for Preston hospital heroes

It is nearly a year since medical staff at the Royal Preston Hospital saved baby Freya May Ward’s life.
Saffies dad Andrew and brother Xander

Permanent rose garden tribute to Saffie Roussos

A flower show garden which features a rose dedicated to Leyland schoolgirl Saffie Roussos who was killed in the Manchester Arena bombing will go on permanent display to the public.

The Red Arrows kick off the weekend on Friday night

What's on and when this weekend at Southport Airshow, and when the Red Arrows are landing in Blackpool

Eyes to the skies this weekend as historical aircraft and fast noisy jets perform thrilling and daring aerobatics over the beach in Southport.

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Holland's Pies have come up with the snack of the summer

What do you do if it's a little to hot for your favourite pie tea?
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WINTER HILL FIRE: Your reaction after man is arrested

After a 22-year-old Bolton man was arrested on suspicion of arson with intent to endanger life, here's how you reacted on social media.

Blackpool Zoo flamingos

LIVE: Watch Blackpool Zoo's newest flamingo hatch

It's all flamingo-go-go in the bird nursery

Keeley Atkinson's phone

This Leyland phone is among the worst in the country

With two fifths of people admitting to have cracked their phone screen in the past, it’s no secret that us Brits are clumsy.


A colourful red panda has made an adorable debut at Chester Zoo

The one-year-old male, Koda, arrived from a zoo in Cornwall after being chosen as the perfect companion for the zoo’s resident female, Nima.

No aircraft allowed

Could you travel to The Far East without stepping on a single plane?

Studio Lambert, the award-winning television company behind Gogglebox, are seeking people with a keen sense of adventure to take part in a trans-global race for a cash prize.
Comedian Mark Grimshaw

You have to laugh: Rail problems gives Blackpool comedian a train of thought

As rail misery continues for Lancashire commuters a video clip of Blackpool comedian Mark Grimshaw having a go at rail operator Northern is going viral on social media.

South Ribble Ikea site: What now?

Bosses behind the Lancashire Central site face a daunting task to find a replacement anchor firm after Ikea’s shock withdrawal, experts have said.
Dr William Unsworth

Chorley scientist wins top award for research

A Lancashire scientist has scooped a highly-regarded industry award.


Ryanair has just made it harder for passengers to check in - unless you pay for your seat

Customers flying with Ryanair will find it harder to check-in for their flights this summer - unless they pay for their seat.

New Chorley Hospital unit opens for young people’s education

A health education centre for youngsters has opened at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital.


Narrow escape for marshal in Tour De Yorkshire car crash

A pro-cycling team has apologised after a support car following the Tour de Yorkshire narrowly avoided a marshal as it crashed into street bollards.

Virgin Trains will sell tickets through Amazon Alexa

Virgin Trains becomes the first travel company in the world to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa

In a global first, Virgin Trains today becomes the first travel operator worldwide to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa.

Rapper Professor Green

Professor Green due for star appearance on Edge Hill University talk panel

Rapper Professor Green, who recently made the acclaimed documentary Working Class White Men, will be ‘in conversation’ on the same subject at a free public event at Edge Hill University.
Prince Louis

Special delivery named after new Royal

As the world watched and waited for the arrival of the royal baby keepers at Blackpool Zoo were heralding their own special delivery – and have named him in honour of the new prince.
Gulliver's World, Warrington

Gulliver's are calling all married couples to Gulliver's World, Warrington

For an exciting new launch of a unique wedding venue, Gulliver's need models.

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