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Stunning images reveal Chester Zoo's overnight 'safari' lodges

VISITORS to Chester Zoo may soon be able to experience the safari experience.

New images released by Chester Zoo reveal it's plans to create overnight lakeside lodges overlooking the giraffes and build a new restaurant.

The plans, which have been

today 08:08
Inspectors slam school for being 'too strict' with pupils

A SECONDARY school has been told it has to make improvements after inspectors said staff were too strict with pupils.

Kearsley Academy has lost its good rating and has been placed in the “requires improvement” category following an Ofsted inspection, which was sparked by

today 06:02
Inspectors slam school for being 'too strict' with pupils

A SECONDARY school has been told it has to make improvements after inspectors said staff were too strict with pupils.

Kearsley Academy has lost its good rating and has been placed in the “requires improvement” category following an Ofsted inspection, which was sparked by

today 04:59
LETTER: How can Bury Council spend £30,000 on parking permits for staff?

I AM mystified by the report in the Bury Times last week quoting that our hard-up council spends £30,000 a year on car parking permit schemes for staff (Car park charges could help tackle overspend).

Surely this is incorrect? Or is it that those on the highest pay are

yesterday 21:38
LETTER: How can Bury Council spend £30,000 on parking permits for staff?

I AM mystified by the report in the Bury Times last week quoting that our hard-up council spends £30,000 a year on car parking permit schemes for staff (Car park charges could help tackle overspend).

Surely this is incorrect? Or is it that those on the highest pay are

yesterday 20:35
Three men face jail over East Lancashire shootings

THREE men after facing lengthy jail terms after they were convicted for their parts in a drugs feud which led to shots being fired at two East Lancashire homes.

An innocent mum, Shabir Begum, was injured by flying glass after gunman Kassam Nadeem fired a sawn-off shotgun at a family

yesterday 16:23
Three men face jail over East Lancashire shootings

THREE men after facing lengthy jail terms after they were convicted for their parts in a drugs feud which led to shots being fired at two East Lancashire homes.

An innocent mum, Shabir Begum, was injured by flying glass after gunman Kassam Nadeem fired a sawn-off shotgun at a family

yesterday 15:20
Opinion: The stars aligned as Burnley showed Cardiff what a proper Premier League side looks like

I should have been nervous. I should have been tearing my hair out, unable to eat or sleep.

I should have been churning over and over every single calculation, permutation and remaining fixture. I wasn’t. I was, on the contrary, incredibly calm.

Saturday was the game

yesterday 14:17
Darwen police 'ammonia attack' - man in court

A FORTY-six year-old man has appeared in court accused of throwing a corrosive substance into the face of a police officer.

Paul Elliot is accused of launching the ammonia attack on Sgt Andrew Gore as he responded to a domestic disturbance at a house in Ash Grove, Darwen, in

yesterday 14:17
Man who beat his "best friend" to death sentenced to life behind bars

A MAN who beat his “best friend” to death will serve at least 20 years in prison.

David Hesketh, 48, punched, kicked and stamped on John Baxendale after finding him in bed with a woman, on September 14, last year.

A post mortem revealed Mr Baxendale had

yesterday 13:14
Nelson taxi driver sold fake Audi and VW hub caps on eBay

A TAXI driver made more than £14,000 by selling fake Audi wheel caps on eBay.

Atif Amin, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of selling goods with false trademarks and two counts of possessing fake goods contrary to the Trade Marks Act 1994.

Prosecuting at Burnley Crown

yesterday 11:08
Man charged after police officers sprayed with ammonia in Darwen

A MAN has been charged after police officers were sprayed with ammonia fluid while attending an emergency call.

A police sergeant suffered serious injuries and six police constables were taken to hospital following the incident in Ash Grove, Darwen, at around 2am on Tuesday.

yesterday 10:05
Man charged after police officers sprayed with ammonia in Darwen

A MAN has been charged after police officers were sprayed with ammonia fluid while attending an emergency call.

A police sergeant suffered serious injuries and six police constables were taken to hospital following the incident in Ash Grove, Darwen, at around 2am on Tuesday.

yesterday 07:59
Calls to 999 for back pain, insomnia and teeth fillings

THE ambulance service wants to avoid 999 calls about fillings, back pain, drinking too much and struggling to sleep this Easter.

It has published these exampled of calls from last year ahead of the long Easter weekend coming up.

North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) wants to

yesterday 05:53
Blackburn chef and promising boxer dealt drugs

A YOUNG boxer who represented Great Britain and a chef who worked in a Michelin-starred restaurant have been jailed for drugs offences.

Preston Crown Court was told how on January 10, Moeen Khan, 21, and 32-year-old Alex Marsh had been stopped by police on Griffin Street, Blackburn.

yesterday 05:53
Blackburn chef and promising boxer dealt drugs

A YOUNG boxer who represented Great Britain and a chef who worked in a Michelin-starred restaurant have been jailed for drugs offences.

Preston Crown Court was told how on January 10, Moeen Khan, 21, and 32-year-old Alex Marsh had been stopped by police on Griffin Street, Blackburn.

yesterday 04:50
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Go-ahead for new staff to ease pressure at the Royal Preston and Chorley hospitals
The board at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has given the go-ahead for a recruitment drive in order to ensure the Royal Preston and Chorley and South Ribble hospitals are meeting safe staffing levels.
today 11:47
Why you should never share photos of your driving licence or car documents online

Drivers have been urged not to share images of their personal or vehicle paperwork by the government agency responsible for licencing.

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has this week issued a fresh warning to drivers amid concerns that they could be exposing themselves to

today 11:47
Quiz: Can you identify the illegal driving offences most drivers don’t know?

The Highway Code is the most important book for all new and old drivers, listing the things you can and cannot legally do while driving.

According to new research from GoCompare, around 75 per cent of drivers could not identify some of the driving offences in our quiz.

Have a go

today 11:47
ScotRail reduces time required for passengers to book assisted travel

ScotRail has reduced the amount of time required to arrange assisted travel for disabled passengers.

Previously, disabled passengers and people with reduced mobility were required to book assisted travel at least three hours in advance.

However, the move will allow customers to book

today 11:17
Second 16-year-old charged in connection with teenager murder bid

A second teenager has been charged in connection with the attempted murder of a 16-year-old boy.

The victim was found with serious injuries at Gilmerton Road, Edinburgh, on Sunday April 14.

Police had been called to the scene at around 5.10pm to reports of a disturbance.

The

today 11:17
Arrest made after death of man who fell from window

Police have made an arrest after a man fell to his death from a fourth-floor window.

Emergency services were called to Cobbinshaw House South in Calder Gardens, Edinburgh, just after 2pm on Thursday to a report that a man had fallen from a block of flats.

The 35-year-old

today 11:17
Private cargo ship arrives at International Space Station with food galore

A private cargo ship has arrived at the International Space Station with food galore after a one and a half-day journey from Earth.

Space station astronaut Anne McClain used a robot arm to capture Northrop Grumman’s Cygnus capsule as they soared 258 miles above France.

The

today 11:17
Steve Clarke coy on Scotland chances

Steve Clarke has ambitions to manage Scotland at “some stage” but refused to be drawn on the possibility of becoming the successor to Alex McLeish.

The Scottish Football Association is on the hunt for a new national team boss after McLeish was sacked on

today 11:17
Latest news from Preston
today 11:47 Go-ahead for new staff to ease pressure at the Royal Preston and Chorley hospitals
today 11:47 Why you should never share photos of your driving licence or car documents online
today 11:47 Quiz: Can you identify the illegal driving offences most drivers don’t know?
today 11:17 ScotRail reduces time required for passengers to book assisted travel
today 11:17 Second 16-year-old charged in connection with teenager murder bid
today 11:17 Arrest made after death of man who fell from window
today 11:17 Private cargo ship arrives at International Space Station with food galore
today 11:17 Steve Clarke coy on Scotland chances
today 11:17 Solskjaer sees no hiding place for under-performing United players
today 11:17 Queen Street Textile Mill opens with guided tours
today 11:17 LOOKING BACK: Pub regulars raise a pretty penny for charity
today 11:17 Two people treated for injuries after three car crash in Church
today 11:17 Investigation underway after emergency crews called to Burnley attic fire
today 10:44 Easter in Lancashire on the eve of the Second World War
today 10:44 When Lancashire schoolchildren became movie stars
today 10:44 It's 'Retro Day' when Preston North End face Ipswich Town at Deepdale today
today 10:14 US speaker arrives at Stormont for final day of visit to Ireland
today 10:14 Probe launched as two women die after being pulled from sea
today 10:14 Activists stage climate change protest at Heathrow Airport
today 10:14 Poppy factory closes for multimillion-pound refurbishment
today 10:14 Journalist of ‘courage and integrity’ remembered by colleagues
today 10:14 Macron meeting Unesco officials over Notre Dame reconstruction
today 10:14 UFC fighter caught up in blood test mix-up
today 10:14 Rodgers full of admiration for former title rival Pellegrini
today 10:14 Emergency services at scene of crash on M65 westbound
today 10:14 Emergency services at scene of crash on M65 westbound
today 10:14 Two people taken to hospital after three car crash in Church
today 10:14 Easter supermarket opening times: All you need to know
today 10:14 Stones hurled at staff and loco during three day attack on the ELR
today 09:41 Preston North End boss has bigger fish to fry, Bolton Wanderers eyeing takeover boost while Derby chief reveals talks with free agent - Championship Good Friday preview
today 09:41 Preston North End boss Alex Neil impressed with Ipswich despite their relegation
today 09:11 What do we know about the planned climate change protest at Heathrow?
today 09:11 Dissident republican group linked with four murders since 2011
today 09:11 Study into historic building fire risk aims to protect heritage
today 09:11 Activists stage climate change protest at Heathrow Airport
today 09:11 Fire service warns of wildfire risk over Easter weekend
today 09:11 Elliott Bennett offers perspective on Rovers' season
today 09:11 How speed cameras work
today 09:11 Motorway halted after kids spotted 'flossing' on hard shoulder
today 09:11 Easter supermarket opening times: All you need to know
today 09:11 Easter supermarket opening times: All you need to know
today 09:11 Appeal for information after vulnerable man assaulted in Burnley
today 09:11 Former heroin addict given another chance by judge
today 08:38 Northern Cricket League preview: Longridge looking forward to new era
today 08:38 McDonald's staff 'move on' youths after flare reportedly set off outside the burger joint in Leyland
today 08:08 Lyra McKee: Tributes paid to journalist killed during Londonderry disorder
today 08:08 What do we know about the planned climate change protest at Heathrow?
today 08:08 Father saves toddler being dragged away by dingoes
today 08:08 Dissident republicans blamed after journalist shot dead in Londonderry
today 08:08 Frankfurt stage second-leg fightback to edge out Benfica
Latest news from Great Britain
today 11:41 Emerging markets bounce back
today 11:35 St Briavels villagers sent poison pen notes as acid thrown on cars
today 11:35 Two women die in Aberdeen beach swimming tragedy
today 11:35 Lyra McKee murder: Belfast journalist 'committed to truth'
today 11:35 Emma Thompson flew 5,400 miles to join climate change protest
today 11:35 Two women dead after being pulled from the sea near Aberdeen
today 11:35 Vigilantes beat autistic boy, 14, to ‘teach that little s**t a lesson’
today 11:35 Post Office opening times for Good Friday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday 2019
today 11:35 Easter fuel WARNING - Why you should refuel your petrol or diesel car TODAY
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today 11:35 Meghan Markle and Harry OWE it to the public to make public appearance with royal baby
today 11:35 Weight loss: The best keto diet breakfast to eat to lose weight without feeling hungry
today 11:35 Easter traditions: Why we love our beautiful bunnies
today 11:35 Pound to euro exchange rate: Pound enjoys boost as Britons cash in sterling for Easter
today 11:35 Anyone who discards gay people doesn't have a human heart, says Pope
today 11:35 NASA asteroid tracker: A 1,181FT monster asteroid is about to scrape past the Earth TODAY
today 11:35 Brexit BOMBSHELL: How Nigel Lawson called for EU exit after SHOCK admission
today 11:35 Martin Lewis urges couples to check if they are missing out on FREE £1150 cash
today 11:35 Care home SOLUTION: THIS alternative care solution is much cheaper than a nursing home
today 11:35 Venezuela 'swerving US sanctions by funnelling cashflow from oil sales through Russia'
today 11:35 Pandora on The CW air date, cast, trailer, plot: When does Pandora start?
today 11:35 Northern Ireland riots: May leads reaction to journalist's death in 'senseless' IRA attack
today 11:35 Strictly Stacey escapes storm over love split by waltzing off to Mexico
today 11:35 Louise Redknapp: ‘I could cry thinking about it’ Singer makes admission after Jamie split
today 11:35 South Africa church COLLAPSES - At least 13 dead after disaster at Easter weekend service
today 11:35 Notre Dame fire’s billionaire donors ATTACKED - ‘The PUBLIC will pay!’
today 11:35 Royal baby name: Will Meghan Markle and Harry choose ‘ON TREND’ name for Baby Sussex?
today 11:35 Maundy Thursday: It's Queenie and Eugenie on Easter parade
today 11:32 Heartbreaking letters of devoted couple who died in suicide pact as they couldn't bear life without one another
today 11:32 Alton Towers has half price tickets for anyone with one of two chosen names
today 11:32 Tommy Coyle's new scheme helping Hull's youths stay safe and 'on the right path' set to launch
today 11:32 Tommy Coyle's new scheme helping Hull's youths stay safe and 'on the right path' set to launch
today 11:32 Live Hull FC v Hull KR: Build-up and team news from the KCOM Stadium
today 11:17 Plane crashes into runway in HUGE fireball during takeoff — pilot killed
today 11:17 'Absolute madness' Poignant last tweet of journalist shot in head in 'terror incident'
today 11:17 Theresa May slams 'senseless' Lyra McKee killing as New IRA blamed
today 11:17 Driver flees after crashing £130k SUPERCAR in dramatic pictures
today 11:17 'Rapist' prison worker 'forced women to strip and sprayed them with disinfectant’
today 11:17 UK traffic CARNAGE as 4.4million holidaymakers set to travel today
today 11:17 Foot fetishists are buying 'sex doll' rubber feet with built-in VAGINAS
today 11:17 Queen 'to devolve power' to Prince Charles ‘ANY DAY now’ in shock prediction
today 11:17 Teenager shot in London – 16-year-old lad in serious condition
today 10:35 The players Rangers could target if they follow Alfredo Morelos blueprint
today 10:35 Alexander Chepelin heads field of more than 200 in 2019 Screel Hill Race
today 10:35 Family of missing Irvine man William Sharpe in heartfelt appeal to trace him
today 10:35 Police hunting teen who flashed at woman and daughter in Balloch Park
today 10:35 Two dead in Aberdeen after late-night beach tragedy
today 10:35 Heartbroken mum who lost baby and husband in one week describes unbearable pain
today 10:35 Easter Sunday loyalist march in Glasgow cancelled after council force re-route
today 10:35 Lewis Capaldi offers to be 'face of Tennent's' in hilarious radio interview
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