Lancashire News

Gang bombs fire crews with missiles in shocking CCTV footage

Alarming footage was shared of a group attacking emergency services with fireworks on Bonfire Night. Lancashire Constabulary released the CCTV footage in an attempt to locate the offenders, who launched the assault on the fire trucks on November 5. In the video, a group can be seen throwing numerous fireworks …

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Elbow and Simply Red added to Lytham Festival headliners

UK music icons Elbow and Simply Red will headlining two of the additional five nights at the Lytham Festival next summer, as it has been revealed. Simply Red will take the stage on Wednesday July 6th with Bury’s best Elbow headlining the following Thursday July 7th. Festival director Peter Taylor …

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Moorehouse’s Brewery launches Lancashire Day beer with East Lancs Railway

A BREWERY has teamed up with one of the region’s most iconic historic railways to create a new beer for Lancashire Day. Burnley-based Moorhouse’s Brewery is hoping to celebrate the county with a new 4.5% lager, The Flying Hopsman, created in partnership with East Lancashire Railway. The company has also …

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A memorial service for babies and children will be held at West Lancashire Crematorium

The chaplaincy team and mourning midwives at Ormskirk hospital hold a memorial service each December Submitted by Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust The chaplaincy team and grieving midwives at Ormskirk Hospital hold a memorial service every December for anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby or child. …

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Baby Nelson “Has His Life Shaken” By His Parents

A NINE-day-old baby who “literally had her life shaken” suffered catastrophic and ultimately fatal injuries at the hands of her own parents, a jury said. Ava Grace Nolan was only home a few days before being rushed to Royal Blackburn Hospital with fatal brain damage. Preston Crown Court learned that …

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What the Newspaper Say – November 22

Clashes in Europe over restrictions on coronaviruses, vaccinations and the prime minister are splashed in the papers at the start of the work week. The I is leading the roll-out of booster jabs to all over 18s in a bid to quell any further spread of coronavirus cases during the …

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Seven things Lancashire doesn’t have, but many would like

Have you ever been to another town or village, impressed with the shops, facilities and restaurants they have and find yourself thinking, ‘I wish Lancashire had one’? While Lancashire as a whole is blessed with some great places to eat, shop, and explore, there are still many of those places …

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Lancashire Police report driver ran out of petrol on M61

A van driver has been reported for running out of fuel on a motorway in Lancashire. Police were called to the scene after receiving a call about a van that had run out of gasoline on the M61. Lancashire Police Tactical Operations said officers subsequently flagged the motorist for careless …

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Plans to extend Manchester connection to Rossendale Metrolink are in doubt as East Lancs Railway bosses slam proposals

The plan to link the Metrolink network from Manchester to Rossendale has been heavily criticized by the chairman of the East Lancs Railway (ELR). Proposals for a tram-train link between the two areas – via Bury – would see old London Underground trains running along the historic ELR line to …

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Former Burnley FC captain suffers from motor neuron disease

The family of a Burnley football legend is appealing for donations following John Pender’s devastating motor neuron diagnosis. Pender was captain of the Burnley football team between 1990 and 1994 and was also known as “Captain Fantastic”. He twice skipped Burnley for promotion in the 1990s and has made over …

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