City of Culture bid plans underway in Lancashire

Lancashire could be putting together a City of Culture bid, it has been revealed.
Disruption on some routes are set to continue

When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September.
The Transpennine Express has been affected by the timetable chaos

Dozens of suspended train services will not be back until September

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September, it has been revealed.
The Leeds and Liverpool Canal near Chorley

Canal to close over water shortage fears

A 55-mile section of canal in Lancashire is to shut as the drought continues.

The Tempest

'Current and next generation Eurofighter will dominate for decades'

​The Lancashire-built Eurofighter will ​dominate the European skies for decades, air chiefs have predicted.
The Morrisons at Riversway will be introducing the scheme

Morrisons launches 'quieter hour' at Lancashire stores

A major supermarket is hoping to make life easier for people with autism and people caring for autistic children by introducing a calmer shopping experience.
Leyland Trucks and Lancashire DAF members

Leyland Trucks and Lancashire DAF cycle 105 miles to raise £10,000 for charities

A team of cyclists have raised more than £10,000 in an epic 105 mile ride across Lancashire – all to raise money for local charities.
Poundworld to shut Preston store

Preston Poundworld store to be axed

One of Preston’s three Poundworld stores is amongst 40 to be closed down by the company, it was announced today.

The Outlet in Chorley is closing down at the end of next month (Photos: Neil Cross).

End of the road for Chorley's The Outlet - with 16 jobs to be lost

One of Chorley’s popular fashion and home goods shops will be closing its doors next month.
Gavin Williamson at the Farnborough air show

New fighter jet project will boost Lancashire

The Government has today announced a multi-billion pound investment to replace the Eurofighter Typhoon - with BAE Systems at the forefront.
Train disruptions announced across Lancashire today

Train disruptions announced across Lancashire today

Hundreds of trains across the North West have been cancelled today due to staff shortages.

The former fishing tackle shop which residents don't want to be converted to a micropub

Residents in a froth over new micropub

Bitter opposition could see a new micropub blocked by councillors next week - while another on the same road is given the thumbs up.

Lancashire university students could be eligible for a refund on their TV licence. (s)

Cash-strapped students could receive £50 TV Licence refund

More than 72,000 university students in Lancashire could be eligible for a £50 TV Licence refund.


1,000 jobs lost as Poundworld closes a further 80 stores - but Preston is unaffected

Poundworld administrators have announced the closure of 80 more stores, resulting in 1,024 job losses.
The new leisure complex is currently under construction.

One step closer for Stocks Hall Living's new leisure centre plans in Mawdesley

A nursing and care home south of Preston is one step closer to completing its expansion plans.

Kath Cordingley of The Bee Centre helps Mark Long and Tom Fitzpatrick of Cuckoo Sunshine Gin, which is made using the centre's honey.

Just the tonic for Brindle Distillery as it's honey flavoured gin is named as one of the best in the world

One of Lancashire’s most-loved brands of gin has been crowned as one of the best tipples in the world.

Whats on

Students in Preston moving out of their accommodation could be due a £50 TV Licence refund

Thousands of university students across Preston could be eligible for a TV Licence refund worth one third of the annual fee.
A Northern train

Rail compensation scheme announced for Lancashire passengers

​Northern rail passengers are being offered compensation equating to up to a month's ​travel as full details of the company's scheme were announced today.
It's coming home

Virgin Trains gives ticket restrictions the boot to get fans home to watch England

Today Virgin Trains are removing ticket restrictions on all of its services to help England fans get home earlier for tonight’s semi-final match against Croatia.


REVEALED: Shoplifting on the increase across Lancashire

Online marketplace investigated the total number of shoplifting offences recorded by 42 police forces across England and Wales last year. This is what they found.

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