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County council release gritter update after snow is predicted

All 'priority routes' in Lancashire will be gritted tonight as the temperatures plummet.

Transport
Picture: Vinny Romano/@NWAmb_Vinny

'Please DO block our spaces' - read the heartwarming note left on ambulance in Lancashire

Nasty notes left on windscreens of ambulances while paramedics are nearby saving lives have dominated the headlines recently.

Health
The yellow weather warning means residents should 'be aware'. Picture: Met Office

Warning as forecasters say snow storm could knock out mobile phone service

A weather warning has been issued by the Met Office, with forecasters predicting snow of up to 15cm.

News
Blackpool Magistrates Court

Removal man 'staged kidnapping and demanded ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could get drunk with pals'

A removal man from Blackpool staged his own kidnap and demanded a ransom from his pregnant girlfriend so he could get drunk with his mates, a court has heard.
Crime
Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

Fish cakes recalled over fears they contain pieces of metal

A major frozen food producer is recalling packets of fish cakes over fears they could contain pieces of metal and plastic.
Health
The eastbound carriageway of the M65 was closed for several hoursbetween J4 and J5 following several incidents which Highways England said was due to severe weather conditions.

Drivers warned over poor road conditions in Lancashire

Drivers are being warned to take extra care on the roads this morning after icy, snowy conditions led to difficult driving conditions across parts of Lancashire.
Transport
Ihsan Aliwas found guilty of four counts of Misconduct in Public Office at a trial at Preston Crown Court on Tuesday, February 6

Lancashire Police officer jailed for targeting 'vulnerable' victims of crime

A Lancashire Police Officer has been jailed for two years after he pursued sexual relationships with vulnerable victims of crime.
Crime
Anthony Condron

LIVERPOOL BAR MURDER PROBE: Three men arrested over death of Anthony Condron

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was fatally injured in a bar.

North West

Heroic worker fends off armed robbers with step ladders

A have-a-go hero bravely used a ladder to fend off armed robbers who struck a Wigan convenience store for the second time in a week.

North West
spa

Where are the best spa breaks in Lancashire?

Is it time to rewind?

News
Conrad Pritchard

Man jailed for sexually assaulting four year old girl 'he thought was 18'

A man who sexually assaulted a four-year-old girl and claimed that he thought she was 18 has been jailed.

North West
The sheet was handed back to officers with this excuse

Driver provides unusual excuse for texting and driving

A motorist caught using a mobile phone has been called out by police for providing a very unusual excuse.

North West
Nick Sullivan has been named locally as the victim of an assault at the Georgia Brown pub in Hindley

Victim named in Hindley pub murder probe

Tributes have poured in for the man who was killed in a Hindley pub yesterday, who has been named locally as Nick Sullivan.

North West
The Harris Orphanage and Christopher Hartley

'Sly and cunning' Preston children's home abuser is caged by senior judge

A former Army sergeant who raped and abused vulnerable youngsters in a children’s home has been caged for 13 years.

North West
Lee Wilding

Paedophile's images included victims 'just months old'

A Wigan paedophile who downloaded thousands of images of children as young as five months old has avoided jail.

North West
A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she was found wandering on the M6 in her pyjamas

Woman arrested for 'drink driving' after being found on M6 in pjs

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving after she was found wandering on the M6 in her pyjamas, say police.

North West
Police probe

Thieves wearing devil masks break into church and lock priest in cupboard

Police are appealing for witnesses after devil masked thieves broke into a church, locked a priest in a cupboard and stole the contents of the church charity box.

North West
Scamblers on the M6

Police condemn scrambler riders "pulling wheelies" on the M6

Motorway police have slammed young riders who were filmed pulling wheelies on the M6.
North West
Mohammed Salman Patel

Death crash driver accused of 'texting seconds before fatal collision'

A driver was texting his girlfriend just seconds before his car ploughed into three young women, killing two of them, a court heard.

North West

Fire service pictures show destruction caused by Liverpool car park blaze

Photographs which show the destruction caused by a huge fire that destroyed up to 1,600 vehicles in a city centre car park have been released.
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