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Liverpool’s big night will be the Real thing
Kop boss Jurgen Klopp could witness the biggest party he has ever seen if Liverpool can topple 12-times European champions Real Madrid in Kiev on Saturday eveningJurgen Klopp described Liverpool’s journey to the Champions League final as “a crazy ride”, but that will pale into insignificance compared to the madness which would accompany the club’s sixth victory in the competition. ...
2018-05-25 20:59 open_in_new
Drivers caught going wrong way up bus lane

Drivers have been caught on cameras driving illegally in a bus lane – and going the wrong way.

The images were snapped at the Broughton roundabout with the M55.

Following problems with drivers in the bus lane, Lancashire County Council has installed cameras, and will now be ...

2018-05-25 19:56 open_in_new
Rain brings early end to Lancashire's clash with Warwickshire at Blackpool

AS IT HAPPENED: Lancashire v Warwickshire

The first shower of the day delayed the start by half an hour with the Red Rose then reaching 50-1 in 8.2 overs before the players were forced from the field.

Having gone off at 12.04pm the rain worsened as the day went on with no further ...

2018-05-25 19:56 open_in_new
'Bitter' bar boss in Champions League Final free pint deal

The Champions League Final is upon us tonight and one city centre Evertonian is marking the occasion by going head and shoulders above everyone else to show his allegiances.

Everton supporter and general manager at Level in the Guild Hall, Joe Fleetwood, is offering a free pint for anyone ...

2018-05-25 18:53 open_in_new
How they rated: Preston North End’s players marked out of 10 for the 2017-18 season

Preston North End were pretty happy with their efforts come the end of the season.

Alex Neil’s side took their play-off bid to the final day as they finished seventh in the Championship.

But who stood out for you?

Alan Browne won a hat-trick of gongs at the player of the ...

2018-05-25 16:47 open_in_new
Northcote Group’s Lancashire pub chain sold

The Northcote Group’s Ribble Valley Inns has been bought by Brunning & Price, the successful pub division of The Restaurant Group.

The new owners acquired the pub group through specialist business property adviser Christie & Co.

Ribble Valley Inns was established by ...

2018-05-25 15:44 open_in_new
'Not safe, not effective and not well led' - Lancashire's mental health services ordered to improve in damning report

The Care Quality Commission has carried out a review into services run by the Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust, which include Guild Lodge in Preston and The Harbour in Blackpool.

The result of the inspection is that the Trust has been given a Requires Improvement rating in three areas ...

2018-05-25 15:44 open_in_new
Whiteside in squad for Sofia
Preston’s Lisa Whiteside in one of four of GB Boxing’s female Commonwealth Games winning medallists selected to compete at the forthcoming EUBC European Women’s Boxing Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. ...
2018-05-25 14:41 open_in_new
Frustrated rail users suffer fifth day of delays and cancellations on Northern network

Commuters setting out to work this morning were greeted with delays and cancellations. According to Northern's website "a shortage of drivers" is the reason for the problems.

There are currently delays and cancellations on the Manchester - Blackburn - Clitheroe line, the Manchester ...

2018-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
Burglars caused £4,000 damage to Penwortham store

A trainer footprint linked a Preston dad-of-one to a store break in, a court has heard.

Martin Kilpatrick, 24, of Delaware Street, Preston, has been jailed for eight months after pleading guilty to burglary and allowing himself to be carried in a stolen car.

Kilpatrick and ...

2018-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
Driver faces sentence in June over M55 tragedy in which van driver was killed

Czechoslovakian Dusan Zverka, 35, was the driver of a Renault Heavy tractor and trailer set up which collided with a line of vehicles waiting to leave the M55 at junction 3 - the Kirkham turn off - on May 2 last year.

The victim, 53-year-old van driver David Hargreaves, from Chorley, is ...

2018-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
Council's underspend to aid Preston savings plan

Preston Council hit its savings target and delivered its financial plan under budget last year, according to a town hall annual report.

Now halfway through its four-year efficiency plan, officers will inform cabinet members next week that the council’s financial position “has slightly ...

2018-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
LIVE: Lancashire v Warwickshire - Updates from Blackpool Cricket Club

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2018-05-25 12:35 open_in_new
YOUR SAY: Club staff ‘ignoring’ woman who fell ill with seizure

Staff at a Preston bar have been criticised after being accused of ignoring a young woman who collapsed with a seizure on the dance floor.

READ MORE: DJ 'refused to turn on lights' as woman collapsed with fit on dance floor Friends of the 23-year-old claim a DJ at Popworld in Preston ...

2018-05-25 11:32 open_in_new
Gossip: Manchester United target will Costa lot

Friday’s football stories claim United want Bayern Munich winger|Don’t miss the latest football transfer news and gossip from leagues in England, Scotland and Europe with

The Sun: Manchester United are willing to pay the ...

2018-05-25 11:32 open_in_new
Arrest over Chorley dog’s head incident

A man has been arrested by police after a dog’s head was found on the door handle of a Chorley house.

Chorley police said on Facebook tonight that a 26-year-old man from Lancaster had been detained after the incident in Astley Village.

Offciers said: “We have arrested a man ...

2018-05-25 11:32 open_in_new
Lancashire man jailed after drug squad bust at Kendal Calling

Lee Clayton, 46, of Juniper Court, Accrington, was jailed for two-and-a-half years on May 24 at Carlisle Crown Court for supplying Class A and B drugs.

Clayton attended last year’s Kendal Calling music festival in Cumbria where he was searched by officers following "suspicious" ...

2018-05-25 10:29 open_in_new
Parking your car the wrong way round could land you a £1000 fine

It's a little known rule in the Highway Code that could land you with a big fine.

Unless you're in a marked bay, if you're parking your car outside your Sheffield home at night then it must be parked in a certain direction.

Under Rule 248 of the Highway Code, your car must be parked ...

2018-05-25 10:29 open_in_new
Teenagers risk lives climbing up cranes at Preston Docks

Police in Preston are warning members of the public to take care after two teenagers risked their lives climbing up a crane.

Officers say they were called to the incident on Thursday evening after two boys climbed up the crane at Preston Docks.

Their actions, say police, could have ...

2018-05-25 09:26 open_in_new
Damning report into county's mental health services

Not safe, not effective and not well led. That is the damming conclusion of a report into the county’s mental health services, which have been ordered to improve by inspectors.

The Care Quality Commission has carried out a review into services run by the Lancashire Care NHS ...

2018-05-25 09:26 open_in_new