News

Lancashire's railways through the lens

Transport
The money is designated as a cost recovery fee to reimburse police forces

Money collected by police from speeding drivers on courses rises by nearly a third

Transport
Arriva buses will be affected by a strike today

Bus strikes will hit services across Wigan, Leigh and St Helens

Transport
An Arriva bus

Warning of traffic chaos during bus strike

Transport
Many would like to see tougher action against those who cycle aggressively

Tougher penalties backed for those who break rules of the road, survey shows

Transport

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

Crime
Ellen Higginbottom

Suspended jail sentence for hindering Ellen murder probe

Crime
Some of the plants found

Large cannabis farm worth £800,000 a year found in house

News

Dog owners fined under new microchip laws

News

School suspends headteacher after poor exam results

News
New figures show a rise in the proportion of youngsters missing lessons for family trips

Nearly one in 10 pupils took term-time holidays in last year

Education
Loans could be written off

Threshold hike for student loan repayments could see 75% written off

Education

University robots to improve the care of older people, patients and autistic children

Education

Andy Burnham reopens Newton boys and girls club

News

Could your finances withstand rising mortgage rates?

Business
View from the base of St Walburges church steeple, looking down on Fylde Junction and the northern exit from Preston station in July 2009. This area was the site of the old Preston steam loco shed which was destroyed by fire in 1961

Lancashire's railways through the lens

Transport
Networks are overcharging loyal customers an average 22 a month

Some of largest mobile phone providers 'routinely overcharging loyal customers'

Business
The cost of childcare for young children has increased up to seven times faster than wages

Wages not keeping pace with 'spiralling' cost of childcare

Business

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Environment
The author, playwright and broadcaster Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett urges public funding of 'indispensable' libraries

Politics
Prime Minister Theresa May

What would trigger a Tory Party leadership contest?

Politics
The IPCC subsequently issued new guidance earlier this year

Watchdog receives scores of reports of police officers abusing position for sex

Politics
Prime Minister Theresa May delivers her keynote speech at the Conservative Party Conference

May vows to end 'rip-off' energy bills

Politics

Take a look at the amazing images competing for Wildlife Photographer of Year

Offbeat
The tropical storm was named a hurricane overnight

Britain set to be lashed by Ophelia's tail on anniversary of great storm

Environment
Michael Fish giving his infamous weather forecast in 1987

Michael Fish would not have got 1987 storm spot-on, even with supercomputer

Environment
Across the UK, 35 million plastic bottles and 20 million aluminium cans are sold every day

Councils could save £35m from cashback schemes for bottles and cans

Environment

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

Health
Most still feel youthful because they have a positive outlook on life

Brits are not officially 'over the hill' until the age of 83

Health
Mark Grimes at the Scottish border

Sunderland cyclist racks up the miles for charity in memory of his mum

News
Public Health England (PHE) has issued advice

Don't prepare food for 48 hours to avoid spreading vomiting bug, sufferers told

Health
Whiston Hospital

Hospital’s flu jab warning

News