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Halving Lancashire's road signs budget will cost lives warning

A decision to slash the budget for renewing road signs and highway markings in Lancashire will put lives at risk, critics claim.

Politics
Google's new Pixel 2 XL phone

Reports of screen burn on Google's news £799 smartphone

Google is investigating reports some handsets of its new Pixel 2 XL smartphone have suffered from "screen burn-in", the tech giant has said.

Offbeat
Half A String Theatre, A Heart At Sea

Libraries in Lancashire put under the spotlight

Libraries in Lancashire are dusting off their books and dazzling visitors with theatre productions, open mic and gin nights and murder mysteries.

Theatre and Comedy
Postie Andrew Hunter

Postman Andrew from Chorley solves riddle to get letter to Lexi

A Chorley postman went out of his way to deliver letters to a youngster despite them having no stamps.

News
'Gentle giant Ian Calver dies at home in Euxton

'Gentle giant’ Ian Calver dies at home in Euxton

The family of ‘gentle giant’ Ian Calver who has died aged 36 have paid tribute to him.

News

Harry returns to village flooded by 2015 storm to check recovery progress

Prince Harry has returned to a village which was devastated by floods in Storm Desmond to see how the recovery effort progressed.
Environment
GBBO presenter Noel Fielding

Ofcom drops probe into Noel Fielding's GBBO fridge gag

Media watchdog Ofcom has said it will not be investigating complaints made about the moment The Great British Bake Off presenter Noel Fielding was shut inside a fridge.

Arts
Killer clown craze is back

Killer clown craze is back, terrifying people across the country

A horrifying craze which brought terror to the streets of Britain last Hallowe’en is back - after a woman was terrified by a KILLER CLOWN.

Offbeat
Princess Margaret with Domestic Science teacher Miss Fisher at the official opening off St Michael's High School, Chorley. Copy picture from Chorley Guardian, October 7th 1965

Royal visit to new Chorley high school

Starting high school was certainly a buzz for Iain Halsall, as he met Princess Margaret during his first term.

Lifestyle
Kim Wilde is best known for her 1980s hits

Kim Wilde's first UK tour in 30 years will come to Preston

Kim Wilde has announced her first full UK theatre tour in 30 years.

Music
Prince Harry and girlfriend Meghan Markle

A right royal obsession

My hero this week is Simon McCoy of the BBC, who won the internet when his sarcastic and disinterested report of royal baby  non-news became a meme popularised by all the cool kids.

News
Mandip Gill, who plays Yasmin, Bradley Walsh, who plays Graham, Jodie Whittaker, who plays The Doctor, and Tosin Cole, who plays Ryan

Bradley Walsh revealed as Doctor Who companion

Bradley Walsh, Mandip Gill and Tosin Cole have been unveiled as Jodie Whittaker's co-stars when she becomes the 13th person to take on the lead role in Doctor Who.

Arts
Beth De Nobrega with one of her Magical Story Jars

South Ribble mum creates Magical Story Jars

If you look inside this special jar, you will find a forest of candy floss and a cheeky, ticklish tiger. For Beth De Nobrega, making up fun stories with her two children, Freya, six, and Max, two, is an important part of her life.

Lifestyle
Stormy seas in Blackpool

More severe weather is on its way as thirteen storms predicted

After Brian smashed into the north west last week forecasters are predicting further severe weather with as many as 13 named storms expected to hit the UK this autumn/winter.
News
Chorley players celebrate Nick Haughton's winner

Magpies battle past FC United

Chorley 1 FC United 0

In a gruelling contest, Chorley overcame not only FC United but also horrendous weather conditions to hand manager Matt Jansen a 40th birthday present of three very valuable National League North points.

Chorley FC
Waves crash around the Longships lighthouse off of Land's End in Cornwall, as Storm Brian hits the UK with winds of up to 70mph battering coastal areas. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday October 21, 2017. See PA story WEATHER Brian. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

Flood alerts remain after Lancashire battered by Storm Brian

Flood alerts were still in place across parts of Lancashire today in the wake of Storm Brian.

News
former police officer Jayson Lobo

Former Lancashire policeman jailed for secretly filming sex encounters with seven women

An ex- Lancashire police officer who secretly filmed his sexual encounters with seven women has been jailed for three years.

Crime
Lenders have been tweaking the rates they are offering upwards in recent weeks

Could your finances withstand rising mortgage rates?

Lenders have been raising their fixed mortgage rates in recent weeks - so here's what you need to consider and how you can still bag a good deal.

Business
It's common to feel tired, stressed, and short-tempered in early parenthood.

Ask an expert: Why has my husband been so bad tempered and stressed since our baby was born?

A US researcher highlights possible biological causes of postnatal depression in new dads, as well as how to deal with the problem.

Health
Home-Start volunteers

Home-Start volunteers complete course to support Lancashire families

Nine Home-Start volunteers successfully completed a preparation course to enable them to support families across Lancashire.

News
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