Lancashire Evening Post

Preston’s The Light Foundation vigil remembers London terror attack victims

Some 70 people gathered in Preston’s Flag Market last night to remember those killed in the recent London terrorist attack in a vigil organised by a Muslim group.

Organised by Preston’s The Light Foundation the vigil was held after five people were killed outside the Houses of ...

yesterday 13:45 open_in_new
Linda Nolan diagnosed with secondary cancer

Blackpool born Coleen Nolan has revealed that her sister Linda has been diagnosed with secondary cancer.

The singer and performer, 58, who found fame with The Nolans in the 1970s, had been cancer-free after being treated in 2006 for breast cancer.

But Coleen revealed on Loose Women ...

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Renno’s Brig eye place in semi-finals of League Cup

Boss is confident of last-eight success over higher-league Ashton United

Brig welcome the NPL Premier Division side to the Sir Tom Finney Stadium for a mouth-watering quarter-final clash.

Although he has not given up hope of a late push for the play-offs in the NPL First Division ...

yesterday 11:33 open_in_new
Protesters launch 'lock-on' protest at Cuadrilla site

Anti-fracking protesters launched their 'lock-on' early this morning on A583 Preston New Road.

Traffic is reported to be heavy on the eastbound carriageway between Moss House Lane and Westby Road.

Martin Bishop, Force Incident Manager for Lancashire Police said: "Anti-fracking ...

yesterday 11:33 open_in_new
APPEAL: Have you seen this man?

Police in South Ribble have launched an appeal to find a man in relation to an incident where threats were made to kill another person.

Officers would like to speak to Wesley Emery from Leyland (pictured) as they believe he may be able to help them with their enquiries.

In a post to ...

yesterday 11:33 open_in_new
Ryding faces fight to win National title

He may have a World Cup slalom podium to his name this year, but skier Dave Ryding is anticipating a fight to win at the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships.

The 30-year-old from Chorley made history in January by becoming the first Brit in 35 years to score an alpine skiing ...

yesterday 10:27 open_in_new
Police: Man wanted over hit and run has fled the country

A senior detective in the Violet-Grace Youens hit and run case has appealed for one of the suspects to “search his conscience” after it emerged he had fled the country.

Det Chief Insp Chris Sephton told the Reporter one of the men pictured fleeing the scene was no longer in the ...

yesterday 10:27 open_in_new
Tatham at crossroads after injury returns in shock defeat

Tomi Tatham knows his health must come first as he evaluates his next move after a shock defeat on Saturday night.

The Bentham light heavyweight was stopped in the first round by late replacement Karel Horejsek on the undercard of Anthony Crolla’s defeat to Jorge Linares at the ...

yesterday 09:21 open_in_new
Marina plan dropped for brickworks

Developers have axed plans for a marina on the site of the old brickworks in Cottam.

A new application submitted to Preston City Council has also scaled down the size of a residential development on the land from 206 homes to 114.

The new plans are revealed in two applications ...

yesterday 09:21 open_in_new
Preston mum tells of son’s death at hands of IRA 30 years ago - only weeks after Zebrugge near death experience
When fate led to Jean O’Connor’s son Iain narrowly missing being one of the victims of the Zebrugge ferry disaster, she was gripped with an overwhelming sense of relief. But only weeks later, Iain, 23, was killed by two IRA blast bombs when he went on duty to Northern Ireland in March 1987. Jean tells Aasma Day how 30 years on, her pain at losing her son is still as raw. ...
yesterday 08:15 open_in_new
Preston Police launch crackdown after violent gang attacks

Police have today launched a week-long crackdown aimed at organised crime and drug gangs in the city.

It comes after several violent attacks in Preston which police believe are linked to drug dealing and gang activity.

Chief Inspector Jon Clegg who is running the operation said: ...

yesterday 08:15 open_in_new
‘Cyclist did this and he didn’t apologise’

Pedestrian Marilyn Taylor has warned walkers to watch out for cyclists in shared space schemes after being flattened by a mystery man on a bike.

The 49-year-old from Preston suffered severe facial injuries in the collision as she was out for a stroll on Blackpool seafront. The rider ...

yesterday 08:15 open_in_new
Police appeal after stranger offers boy, 11, lift in his van

Police are appealing for information after a van driver offered to transport an 11-year-old boy in Chorley.

Officers were called by the boy's mother at around 6.45pm on Friday, March 24 following reports of "suspicious circumstances" in Southport Road, say police.

Detectives are now ...

2017-03-27 17:43 open_in_new
Is this Preston's most 'pawfect' puss?

Lorna Forgione's talented moggie 'Cougar' has mastered a range of special skills that have amazed his owner and her friends.

But Lorna, a support worker, was stunned when she discovered her 'claw-some' cat, had learnt how to use a toilet without any training.

She says: "Nobody ...

2017-03-27 16:37 open_in_new
VOTE: Have PNE left themselves with too much to do?

Back in September, talk of Preston being in play-off contention seven months down the line would have been regarded as fanciful.

The 2-1 home defeat to Barnsley on September 10 left them second bottom of the Championship.

Not until later that month did the recovery start in earnest, ...

2017-03-27 16:37 open_in_new
Violet-Grace hit and run: Man arrested

Police have arrested a man in connection with the hit and run crash that killed four-year-old Violet-Grace Youens.

The 23-year-old was arrested on suspicion of being carried in a stolen vehicle.

He has been released pending further enquiries.

Violet-Grace died on ...

2017-03-27 16:37 open_in_new
Road blocked due to fracking demonstration

Anti fracking protesters from Bristol blocked the entrance to Leapers Wood Quarry early this morning causing lorries to queue along the road.

The blockade marks the launch action of Break the Chain, a fortnight of interventions called by national social and climate justice group Reclaim ...

2017-03-27 14:25 open_in_new
Queen honours MP in wake of Westminster terror attack

Wyre and Preston MP Ben Wallace has been honoured by the Queen for his work following last week’s terror attack on Westminster.

Ben Wallace, alongside fellow MP Tobias Ellwood, has been made a member of the Privy Council.

Mr Ellwood tried to resuscitate the police officer ...

2017-03-27 10:01 open_in_new
Dogs die after eating mushrooms

Dog owners have been put on alert by police after two pets died of suspected fungi poisoning.

Lancashire Police wildlife officers say the dogs ate ‘some kind of mushroom’.

Dog owners are warned to be on their guard in the D’urton Lane area of Fulwood.

The owner took the ...

2017-03-27 10:01 open_in_new
UPDATE: Three people bailed as baby death investigation continues

Three people have been bailed by police who are investigating the death of a baby.

Officers were contacted at shortly after 9.30am on Thursday by the ambulance service who were treating a 19-month-old baby girl at an address in Lostock Hall.

The girl died a short time later at Royal ...

2017-03-27 10:01 open_in_new
Sikh food kitchen call for donations and volunteers

The call has gone out for donations and volunteers for a food kitchen in Preston city centre tomorrow.

The vegetarian food kitchen - under the Fish Market canopy - for the homeless and those in need, is organised by Preston’s Sikh community.

It takes place from 4pm.

Food drop ...

2017-03-27 10:01 open_in_new