These UCLan students are helping discover Preston’s hidden past

A group of six students studying event management at UCLan are holding an event to help the people of Preston discover all about the city’s past. ‘Discover Preston’s Hidden Past’ is an interactive treasure hunt around the city that will take place on 25 March. The treasure hunt will teach people things they did not […]

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Detective who took camera from evidence store is sacked

A detective has been dismissed for gross misconduct after a disciplinary hearing found he took property from a police evidence store. DC Michael Foreman, an exhibits officer in the Serious Organised Crime Unit at Hutton, attended the first part of the conclusion of his case at Leyland Police Station, but chose to leave before the […]

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Runshaw College students caught up in Westminster attack

Runshaw College students on a trip to London were in the area moments before the Westminster Bridge suspected terrorist attack. The college announced through its Twitter account that students on a social science and law trip were “fine” and that they are “hoping to return home as scheduled.” Student Lucy Cottier wrote: “So scary thinking […]

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Met Office issues severe weather warning for snow in Preston

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for snow in Lancashire. Heavy rain on Wednesday (March 22) morning is likely to turn into snow bringing difficult travel conditions at the busiest times. The warning, valid from 3am until midday, also states that surface water and slush may cause problems elsewhere. The Met Office […]

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‘Insufficient evidence’ for charges over baby’s death at vicarage

The Crown Prosecution Service has said there remains “insufficient evidence” to charge anyone over the death of a baby boy at a vicarage. An inquest into the death of Jonathan Percival was halted last October when a coroner decided to refer the case to the Director of Public Prosecutions after a medic told the hearing […]

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