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'Drink driver' trashed car on M6 and drove on, say Lancashire police

Lancs Road Police tweeted tonight that a woman was in custody after blowing three times the legal driving limit when stopped.

The incident is said to have happened between Lancaster and Galgate.

Police tweeted: "M6 southbound J34/33 following multiple reports of drink ...

yesterday 18:53 open_in_new
Police swoop in crackdown on nuisance drivers in Leyland

A swoop on rogue drivers in Leyland at the weekend resulted in a haul of offences.

Police staged an operation targeting anti-social behaviour drivers from the Leyland area following numerous complaints from members of the public over “many months”.

And they warned that further ...

yesterday 18:53 open_in_new
Bamber Bridge match against Radcliffe called off due to weather

Tonight’s scheduled NPL Premier Division game between Bamber Bridge and Radcliffe at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium has been postponed.

The Irongate pitch is waterlogged.

Brig’s next game is on Saturday, when Ashton United are the visitors.

yesterday 17:50 open_in_new
Ranked: How much each Championship squad is made up for foreign players, including Luton, Preston, Wigan and Leeds

But how much is each squad made up of homegrown players and how many foreign players are complementing the team? Scroll through to find out how many foreign players are in each team's squad and what percentage they make up. The league average is 49.4 per cent. (Scottish, Welsh and Northern Irish ...

yesterday 16:47 open_in_new
Mouth-watering foodies' festival is back in Leyland

The tastebuds are tingling again in anticipation of a popular Leyland food festival which is just days away.

A Taste of Leyland is back in town again this Saturday.

The fantastic free event returns for its fifth year.

Supporting Leyland’s fantastic food businesses, a ...

yesterday 15:44 open_in_new
Scientists make teen drinking breakthrough using Alzheimer's drug

Researchers modelling teenage drinking using rats have discovered that a drug used to treat Alzheimer's can reverse some of the negative effects of consuming alcohol during adolescence.

Academics from Duke University in the US used the rats as a model for teenagers and young adults who ...

yesterday 15:44 open_in_new
Bolton Wanderers kids should play on says ex-England boss and Preston North End defender Sam Allardyce

Former Bolton manager Sam Allardyce has questioned the club’s decision to postpone their League One match with Doncaster.

The Trotters pulled the plug on Tuesday night’s fixture at just 24 hours’ notice due to welfare concerns for their young squad, who have been thrust into ...

yesterday 14:41 open_in_new
Toddler falls from Blackpool hotel window: Here's what we know so far

Here's what we know so far:

- Emergency services were called to a hotel in Albert Road in the town centre at around 8.45am today

- Nearby hotelier Kevin Twiss, 35, whose wife Wendy, 44, runs the neighbouring Lumada Hotel, said he looked out of his window while cooking breakfast at ...

yesterday 13:38 open_in_new
Bizarre bike made of plane parts leaves police in a flap

A traffic officer with more than a quarter of a century’s experience has described a homemade motorcycle as the “most unusual” thing they have ever seen on the roads.

The officer, from the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire Roads Policing Unit, shared images of the ...

yesterday 13:38 open_in_new
Morrisons is cutting 5p a litre off fuel for a limited time, here’s how to claim the discount

Supermarket chain Morrisons has announced that it is cutting its fuel prices for customers for a limited period.

The retailer – one of the UK’s biggest fuel suppliers – is offering a 5p per litre reduction on both petrol and diesel at its forecourts between now and the ...

yesterday 13:38 open_in_new
Search continues for missing Lancashire mum-of-two and teacher Lindsay Birbeck

The 47-year-old was reported missing on Monday, August 12 and her family have described her sudden disappearance as "very out of character".

CCTV footage showed Lindsay, from Huncoat, at around 4.10pm on Monday (August 12) in the Burnley Road area walking in the direction of ...

yesterday 12:35 open_in_new
Joe Rafferty wants to play in the Premier League with Preston North End after leaving his boyhood Liverpool dream behind

Joe Rafferty had to put his dream of playing in the Premier League on the back burner many years ago.

But the 25-year-old defender is hopeful that he can realise his ambition of reaching the top-flight of English football with Preston North End.

It was seven years ago when Rafferty ...

yesterday 12:35 open_in_new
Preston and Blackpool 144mph chase ended in "serious injuries" for provisional driver and passenger

A motorist who reached 144mph during an M6 police pursuit left his female passenger with serious injuries after ploughing across a roundabout and through a stone wall.

Adam Mohammed, 20 - the son of a police inspector - had to be cut free, along with his passenger Anisah Alam, 19, when his ...

yesterday 12:35 open_in_new
Disgraced former Lancashire firefighter who raped teenage girl jailed

Gavin Kirkham, 42, served at St Annes fire station and had previously hit the headlines for a heroic rescue at a blazing block of flats in St Anne’s

But his reputation lies in tatters as he begins a lengthy jail term following the depraved attack in summer August 2016, following a ...

yesterday 12:35 open_in_new
Toddler falls from Blackpool hotel window

The incident is said to have happened at the Rooms Inn hotel in Albert Rd at around 9am.

A number of emergency services vehicle including one rapid ambulance response, three police cars, a police van, and a crimes scene investigation van.

People in the area have alleged the toddler ...

yesterday 11:32 open_in_new
Preston's bid to harness the potential of technology in the UK drone industry

Preston is manoeuvring to be able to claim a hefty slice of the cake in a prospective boost in the economy from the drone industry in the UK.

City leaders want Preston to become a hub for designing and building unmanned aircraft after one of the Big Four auditors has estimated that ...

yesterday 11:32 open_in_new
Digging the dirt in search of a missing Roman road near Garstang

A centuries old riddle has been solved after amateur archaeologists unearthed a “missing” Roman road in a farmer’s field.

The location of the 2,000-year-old highway had mystified historians for almost two centuries until a team of enthusiasts found the “remarkably ...

yesterday 11:32 open_in_new
Ruffs Dog Show 2019: 10 photos as Preston's pooches show off their best tricks at Ashton Park

Between 100 and 150 four-legged-pets showed off their best tricks including packing suitcases, running up an owner’s leg and sitting on their shoulder and taking their owner’s socks off. The hounds even got a chance to play an adaption of a classic children’s party game, ...

yesterday 10:29 open_in_new
Leeds United eye signing of Hamilton teenager, Oxford United target Reading winger, Huddersfield Town consider former Derby and Birmingham manager for vacant job - Championship rumours

Today's round-up features; Reading, Huddersfield Town, Boro, Leeds Utd and Sheffield Weds.

Reading winger Garath McCleary is wanted by Oxford United, however no deal is close yet. (Reading Chronicle)

Luton Town manager Graeme Jones has refused to rule out signing free agents with ...

yesterday 09:26 open_in_new
Parents grow increasingly concerned for welfare of missing 16-year-old

Louise Cairney, from Accrington, was last seen at her family home on Thursday, August 15.

She left without warning and failed to return that evening. She has not been seen or heard from since.

Police are keen to reassure Louise that she is not in any trouble and said her parents ...

yesterday 08:23 open_in_new
Dispersal order issued in Preston following incidents of anti-social behaviour

From 6pm, the Section 34 order gives police officers the power to ask people to leave the area highlighted in yellow on the map above. T

The order will continue until 6am tomorrow. This order has been introduced following incidents of anti-social behaviour in the last 24 ...

yesterday 07:20 open_in_new