BREAKING NEWS: Arrest made after driver dies in m-way smash

A van driver was killed in a five-vehicle smash which blocked the westbound carriageway of the M55 for around eight hours today. Police say the 53-year-old from Chorley was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision involving two lorries, two vans and a car near to junction 3, the Kirkham turn-off. And officers say […]

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M55 remains closed following five-vehicle collision

Police have issued an update following a five-vehicle collision on the M55 this morning. Emergency services were called at around 8.45am to junction three of the westbound carriageway to reports five vehicles had collided shortly before the exit slip road. Officers attended with the ambulance and fire services and the motorway was closed in both […]

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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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Rodent infestations on rise across Preston

Rodents running around the streets of Lancashire are a pest that no-one wants. Council rat-catchers have been laying bait across the county, as Brian Ellis reports. Work to refurbish Preston Bus Station has been hit by an invasion of rats and mice, it has been claimed. Preston’s worst streets Call out in 2015/16: Blackpool Road […]

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Firefighter jobs up for grabs in Preston

New full-time firefighters are being recruited for Preston and Lancashire. Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service has opened its recruitment window for Prestonians wishing to become a firefighter. Called whole time firefighters it follows a round of recruiting retained firefighters for the Garstang, Longridge, Bamber Bridge and Tarleton stations. Applications can be made to the fire […]

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