Lancashire Evening Post

Gold mark for Lancashire’s `high quality’ universities

Lancashire boasts some of the UKs most elite educational establishments.

The Government’s first national Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) panel has awarded a gold mark to a small group of universities and colleges for delivering “the highest quality” of teaching, learning and ...

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Police in Chorley issue warning to youths

Officers and emergency services have been called out to a spree of anti-social behaviour targeting schools in recent weeks, say police.

Investigating officers say that play equipment, air conditioning units and a poly tunnel have all been damaged at local schools.

A police spokesman ...

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LIVE: All your questions answered in our PNE Q&A

Dave Seddon and Adam Lord are back to talk all the latest comings and goings at Deepdale as transfer activity hots up.

Watch live from 3pm and join the debate.

Click on comment to put your question to the lads who will be talking new signings, speculation about Simon Grayson’s ...

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Appeal for teen missing from Preston

Police are becoming increasingly concerned for a missing teenager from Preston.

Husnain Abbas was last seen at 8.30pm on June 13 at his home address, say police.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark grey tracksuit bottoms and black Adidas trainers with blue stripes.

A ...

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Companies in bid to run West Coast Mainline announced

The three companies which will bid to run trains on the West Coast Mainline have been announced today.

The winning company will be responsible for services on the West Coast Main Line from April 2019 and will design and run the initial HS2 high speed services between London and Birmingham ...

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More hold-ups for Lancashire motorists as Broughton by-pass delayed

Lancashire motorists have been warned that completion of the long awaited Broughton by-pass will be delayed until early 2018.

Lancashire County Council admitted today that the road on the outskirts of Preston will now open several months later than planned, due to unforeseen delays ...

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Knifeman hunted after Preston robbery

Detectives are appealing for witnesses following a knifepoint robbery at a shop in Preston.

Around 10.55pm yesterday (June 20) a man entered Sainsbury’s on Tag Lane, Ingol, carrying a large knife.

He approached three members of staff as they were preparing to close for the night ...

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Stanley Arms revamp will bring country to Preston

A £240,000 refurbishment of the Stanley Arms got underway this week, with the new-look pub due to re-open in late July.

Heineken-owned Star Pubs and Bars are turning the Grade II Listed 1850s alehouse next door to the Guild Hall into a “top quality traditional country style pub” ...

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French cuisine may be on the menu at historic Preston church

A high-end restaurant chain could soon be opening in one of Preston’s empty landmark buildings.

Bistrot Pierre, which specialises in French cuisine, has expressed an interest in the former Fishergate Baptist Church, opposite Primark.

But the move depends on gaining permission ...

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Brits could be banned from all-inclusive holidays - unless they stop making fake ‘food-poisoning’ claims

UK holidaymakers could be banned from all-inclusive breaks unless they stop making bogus food poisoning claims, tour operators have warned.

Travel bosses have been left "embarrassed" by the huge spike in reports of holiday sickness, which they describe as "a British problem".

Most ...

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Three arrested in Preston after 'stolen car rams' police

The incident began at around 2.20am when officers spotted a BMW, which had been reported stolen a day earlier, travelling along Acregate Lane, police said.

An attempt was made to stop the car which then made off "at speed", they added.

The police helicopter was called in to assist ...

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YELLOW WEATHER WARNING: Torrential downpours and possible hail for the north west

A yellow weather warning for torrential rain, hail and thunderstorms has been issued for the north west, say the Met Office.

Forecasters warn that the stormy weather could see some areas affected by localised flooding with a possible disruption to power supplies.

The extensive ...

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Rivals slug it out to take over Blackpool to London rail route

Rival bids to add more daily direct train journeys between Blackpool and London have been submitted.

wo firms – Virgin Trains and Alliance Rail – want to run services to and from the capital that would serve more than 1,000 passengers a day.

Rail chiefs will now consider the ...

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Sexism row over revamp at the Top Lock pub in Wheelton

A quote painted across the interior of a newly-decorated pub has been reported to a national forum which 
tackles sexism.

‘Here’s to wives and girlfriends. Let’s hope they never meet’ are the words emblazoned on the wall of the Top Lock pub in Wheelton.

The popular ...

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CCTV APPEAL: Indecent assault of girl, 13

A 13-year-old girl was indecently assaulted in a 'concerning' attack in Lancashire, say police.

The incident happened at around 7pm on Wednesday, June 14 when the teenager was walking along North Road towards Shadsworth Road, Blackburn.

Detectives say that a man was seen walking ...

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Fire sparks evacuation at BAE

Crews were called to the site in Samlesbury at around midnight last night following reports of a machinery fire.

Firefighters were forced to dismantle the unit and use thermal imaging cameras to ensure that the fire was extinguished.

A spokesman for the fire service said: "We were ...

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La Voix brings sparkle to the summer season

A shining star is set to shimmer in a new summer season spectacular for Blackpool.

Fresh from wowing audiences across Europe and America, La Voix - who dazzled on Britain’s Got Talent in 2014 - will headline at North Pier for a series of family shows.

The larger-than-life star ...

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More Lancashire blood donors needed to keep stocks topped up

The NHS is looking for people in Lancashire to sign up as new blood donors to help keep stocks topped up.

The Blood and Transplant service is marking National Blood Week this week by appealing for new donors - particularly young people.

Last year 900,000 people gave blood nationally ...

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ART AND SOUL: Bid to revive Preston’s historic Harris Institute

An ambitious bid has been launched to restore one of Preston’s historic buildings to its former glory.

Enthusiast Alana Cooper hopes to establish an arts hub at the Harris Institute and is looking for support from the community.

The plan has triggered a wave of optimism across ...

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Two lanes blocked on motorway after van overturns

Fire fighters were called to reports of a 'person trapped' after a Renault Van overturned between junctions 1 and 3 on the westbound carriageway at round 7.15.

Nobody is believed to have been injured in the incident.

Three crews from Fulwood, Preston and South Shore attended the ...

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Burnley woman jailed for life for murder of newborn baby

Rachel Tunstill (26), of Wellington Court, Burnley, was convicted after a trial at Preston Crown Court.

She was given a life sentence and ordered to serve a minimum of 20 years imprisonment.

Police were called at shortly before 3pm on Monday, January 16th to reports of a sudden death ...

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