Author: Kirsty Smith

A man who engaged in Skype conversations concerning fantasies of “incestuous and sadistic acts” against children has pleaded guilty to a string of offences. Eccleston man Philip Royle, who worked at Balshaw Lane Primary School in Chorley, engaged in Skype conversations concerning fantasies of “incestuous and sadistic acts” on youngsters. During a probe by police […]

Knowing only too well the financial pressures families face, Tracie Kavanagh is taking the bull by the horns.   The 31-year-old, of Ribbleton, is inviting people to grab some food and have a chat at Sion Park Community Hub, in Longridge Road. The food bank, supported by FareShare and Community Gateway Association (CGA), is open […]

Bus fares in Preston have had a 10p increase over the August Bank Holiday weekend. Both adult and child ticket prices have been raised as part of the new plans. Daily, weekly and monthly fares also saw a hike in prices under this new fare revision. The changes came into effect for passengers as of […]

Police have issued a photo of a woman killed after she was hit by a car in Aughton. Tributes have been paid to a cyclist who died after a road crash over the weekend. Police were called to Bold Lane, Aughton at around 1.05 on Sunday following reports of a serious collision involving a cyclist […]

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 17-year-old was stabbed in Lancaster. Emergency services were called to Hala Road, close to Bargain Booze, at 11pm on Thursday, August 16 where the boy was found with two stab wounds. He was taken to Lancaster Royal Infirmary where he was treated for his injuries – which were […]

Two men have been slapped with fines after fly-tipping waste on an isolated track in Preston. Both Andrew Milne and Paul Williams pleaded guilty to the charges brought by Preston City Council at the city’s magistrates’ court on Wednesday, August 8. Milne must now pay a penalty of £1,885.75 and Williams a total of £1,313.75. […]

30 days of summer, 30 amazing prizes to be given away in August.. To enter this competition all you need to do is listen out for the 30 days of summer siren during The Rob Charles Breakfast Show and LJ’s Bigger Drive, when you hear that siren call us on 01772446226. We have some amazing […]

The famous entertainer has died, confirmed today by his manager Real name Barry Elliott, he had starred alongside his brother, Paul, in BBC show ChuckleVision between 1987 and 2009. Manager Phil Dale said in a statement: “It is with great sadness that the family announce that Barry passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by […]

The first hosepipe ban of the summer that would have affected seven million people in England has been called off off three days before it was to start because of the “recent deluge and a drop in temperatures”. United Utilities had said on Tuesday that there would be no U-turn on the decision to start […]

The link between the M61 and the M6 near Preston is currently closed with two cars catching fire after a collision. Both drivers are safe. Traffic officers are on scene and working with emergency services, but expect delays and perhaps plan an alternative route.. All traffic is being held from Junction 9 M65 and onto the [...]

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