Latest News Headlines UK

Lancashire Evening Post

Nissan Leaf review - plug-in pioneer gets a boost

A lot of tests of electric cars seem to involve people trying to drive from Bognor to Bosnia or some other unlikely epic trip in order to test their range and the charging infrastructure to breaking point.

These tests do have their uses and help expose the strengths and weaknesses in the ...

yesterday 19:08 open_in_new
Mazda3 review - family hatchback keeps things simple

You might be forgiven for thinking that pretty much every car aimed at families these days is an SUV. It certainly feels that way sometimes but there are manufacturers out there still catering to people who want a good old fashioned hatchback.

The Ford Focus dominates the sales charts but ...

yesterday 19:08 open_in_new
Covid-related care needs among pandemic costs that could hike Lancashire's deficit by over £100m

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet heard that the disruption caused by the crisis to the usual process for assessing a patient’s needs once they left hospital “reduced the ability to move [them] to more appropriate care packages”.

That meant many went into residential placements ...

yesterday 18:05 open_in_new
Rally cry for communities to keep Lancashire's church and village halls running

Halls throughout the county are slowly reopening following lockdown, but are now struggling to attract bookings; at the mercy of individual hirers who are fearful of returning, or who cannot make their sessions work due to a decreased number of attendees.

"We've gone from having something ...

yesterday 15:59 open_in_new
Escaped hound turns volunteer police dog as man arrested in Preston

Officers had just located the hound when it barked at two men who appeared to be hiding in a garden.

A spokesman for Lancashire Police's Armed Response Vehicle team said: "An ARV in Preston found this dog who had escaped from a nearby house.

"Whilst searching for the owner, two ...

yesterday 15:59 open_in_new
"Don't kill granny": Preston City Council's message to residents

Adrian Phillips told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme: “I know our director of public health has said ‘don’t kill granny’ to young people to try and focus the message.

“Young people are inevitably among the brave and the bold, they want to be adventurous and out and about but we ...

yesterday 14:56 open_in_new
Preston woman says 'I do!' at Fishergate McDonalds

Shared to the Fishergate McDonald's Twitter page today, happy couple Imran and Joti became engaged at the shopping mall branch after husband-to-be Imran popped the question.

The tweet read: 'Congrats to Imran and Joti! Imran popped the question in our #Fishergate restaurant and Joti ...

yesterday 14:56 open_in_new
Pop-up cycle lanes in Preston "are not here to stay"

Lancashire County Council introduced the lanes on Penwortham Hill, Winckley Square, Preston, and Fylde Road Preston, as “emergency measures” to help people make short journeys on their bikes.

Now the lane in Winckley Square is being removed, and the others could soon follow ...

yesterday 12:50 open_in_new
Preston North End fans given transfer warning, Nottingham Forest to beat Euro giants to striker signing - gossip

There is a little over a month until the Championship starts up again with the 2020/21 season and with that moves are already afoot across the division to strengthen squads, or fend off interest in star players.

Such is the nature of the current climate, clubs are likely going to have to ...

yesterday 12:50 open_in_new
Coleen Nolan considering a double mastectomy after sisters’ cancer news

Linda Nolan, 61, has been undergoing treatment for liver cancer while Anne, 69, has stage three breast cancer.

Their other sister, Bernie, died of breast cancer in 2013 at the age of 52. The women were part of Irish family pop group The Nolans.

Coleen, 55, said the disease could be ...

yesterday 11:47 open_in_new
Sky News reporter 'harassed' by man during live TV report on lockdown from Preston city centre

The reporter was describing events the led to the government stepping in and ordering people in the city not to meet with other households in homes and gardens from today (August 8).

But his broadcast yesterday outside the Twelve Tellers pub, on Church Street was cut short after a man in ...

yesterday 11:47 open_in_new
Photographer creates new calendar of Leyland

As part of a lockdown project, the calendar features 12 glorious images taken to showcase a unique light on the town where Joseph lives with his wife and two sons.

"I produced a calendar last year from mainly around the North West but wanted to focus on where we live for 2021. I wanted to ...

yesterday 09:41 open_in_new
"We feel forgotten" Preston salon owners appeals for more government support

The hairdresser, from Walton-Le-Dale, is director of the Alan Joyce salon on Glovers Court and claims that although business was first booming when their doors reopened, many customers are now fearful of the possible re-introduction of local lockdowns.

"In the first two weeks after we had ...

yesterday 09:41 open_in_new
Dave Seddon’s Preston North End Press View: Hollow ring to Championship’s showpiece game

This particular final has long been dubbed the richest one-off game in football because of the rewards which promotion to the Premier League brings.

Not so long ago it was the ‘£100m final’ – by the time Fulham and Brentford met that figure had crept up to the £160m mark.

The ...

yesterday 08:38 open_in_new
Josh Earl and Josh Ginnelly aiming to impress at Preston North End after loan spells away

Josh Earl and Josh Ginnelly had loan spells in League One in a bid to get more first-team football under their belts.

Both suffered injuries though, which meant a little less game time than they had hoped for.

Then League One being curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic brought their ...

yesterday 08:38 open_in_new
Lancashire staycations were all the rage last time the nation was in crisis

Eighty years ago, just like the current crisis, the folk of Lancashire found their holiday plans disrupted as the nation was embroiled in the Second World War.

The traditional Wakes Weeks holidays in Lancashire had become well established by the 1930s with a week-long vacation the normal ...

yesterday 07:35 open_in_new
Lockdown life in a Lancashire stately home

“I know we were just one among thousands of businesses suddenly shut down,” says Lucy who is estate manager at Leighton Hall and her family have lived there for generations. “But when your job is your home too, everything takes on a much greater significance.”

And not your usual ...

yesterday 07:35 open_in_new
Brave Preston knife attack teen is helping murdered man's brother address youngsters and organisations about the devastation of knife crime (WARNING: upsetting image)

Brave teenager Eve Hewitson-Cross, who was stabbed in a park by her former friend, is campaigning alongside Byron Highton, the brother of Jon-jo Highton, who was stabbed to death in the city six years ago,

Eve was just 17 when she was knifed twice in her back by a jealous 16-year-old in ...

yesterday 07:35 open_in_new
Peter Ridsdale updates Preston North End fans on season tickets, club finances and player contracts

Priority will be given to those supporters who are ambassadors when the Government agrees to the part use of stadiums - hopefully in October.

The news was relayed by Peter Ridsdale - advisor to PNE owner Trevor Hemmings - in a statement to fans published on PNE's official website on Friday ...

2020-08-07 23:05 open_in_new
'Preston can't relax': partial lockdown restrictions introduced to combat Covid spike

As of midnight tonight (7th August), households in the Preston City Council area are not permitted to mix in other people’s homes or gardens, whether in Preston or elsewhere – nor in indoor public venues like pubs and restaurants. An exception applies for households which have formed a ...

2020-08-07 23:05 open_in_new
Covid: What restrictions have been imposed in Preston?

But what restrictions have been imposed and what will it all mean for people living here?

– What has the Government announced?

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said on Friday that Preston will become the latest place to be included in a ban on households gathering in ...

2020-08-07 23:05 open_in_new