Lancashire

Gary Neville and Salford City accused of trying to 'steal' Football League place

Salford co-owner Gary Neville has been accused by Accrington owner Andy Holt of attempting to “steal” a place in the EFL after the Vanarama National League newcomers signed Adam Rooney from Aberdeen.<p>Striker Rooney left last season’s Ladbrokes Premiership runners-up on Thursday to join Salford for …

Soccer

First look at Skelmersdale town centre plans as council pledges £18m investment

Phase one of ambitious plans to transform Skelmersdale town centre can begin after West Lancashire Borough Council pledged £19m to fund the …

England

T20 Blast: Lancashire win Roses match and Ian Bell hits century for Bears

Lancashire Lightning beat rivals Yorkshire Vikings by one run in an extraordinary Roses match to stay top of the T20 Blast North group.

Twenty20 Cricket

Britain’s Most Prolific Criminal Commits His 668th Offence

62-year-old Patrick Ryan was been in and out of jail since and age 14 and had already spent 23 years behind bars by the time he turned 50. He was …

Weird

Kane Williamson, Colin de Grandhomme fail in clutch finales in English T20 Blast

Colin Munro fared better, scoring 63 and taking two wickets.<p>Black Caps Kane Williamson and Colin de Grandhomme both agonisingly failed to see their …

Sport (New Zealand)

North Group (N), Vitality Blast at Manchester, Jul 20 2018 | Match Report

Twenty20 Cricket

Highlights | Lancashire Lightning v Yorkshire Vikings - Vitality Blast

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Cricket

WEEKLY ROUND UP 1: Annual house price growth projected to remain at 3% until 2025 | Demand up in the capital according to latest data

If you are having trouble viewing this email please view online<p>Weekly news<p>In the Spotlight<p>Special Feature<p>Featured Blog<p>Popular this week<p>Latest comments<p>…

Property (UK)

Rishton Conservative Club targeted in early hours burglary

Cash was stolen from Rishton Conservative Club after an early hours burglary.<p>Police were called to the building on Cliff Street after offenders …

England

Ex-Fulham goalkeeper Jesse Joronen loses two teeth on Copenhagen debut, plays on anyway

The 26-year-old Finnish goalkeeper started his senior career at Fulham and enjoyed loan spells at a host of lower-league English clubs including …

Soccer

UK heatwave shuts part of Leeds & Liverpool canal

<b>A 55-mile section of Britain's longest canal could close for a month unless there is significant rainfall.</b><p>From 30 July, the Canal and River Trust will close locks along the Leeds & Liverpool route amid water supply concerns.<p>While the closure will prevent boats travelling from Wigan, through …

Water

VIDEO: Celebration of Accrington's flagship nature reserves

A celebration has been held after two ‘spectacular’ green spaces in Accrington received prestigious status.<p>Peel Park and Woodnook Vale have now been …

England

Ex-drug user started supplying amphetamines after home knife attack, court heard

A former drug user claimed he started supplying amphetamines after being attacked in his home by men armed with knives.<p>Bradley Nicholas White, of …

Crime

Amateur footballer who fractured 'linesman's' jaw during match warned he could face jail

A footballer who fractured a ‘linesman’s’ jaw after the opposition scored a late goal has been warned he is facing jail.<p>Thomas Forshaw, of …

England

People are trying to have barbecues at Winter Hill - while firefighters continue to tackle blaze

Firefighters continuing to tackle the blaze at Winter Hill have issued a warning following reports of people carrying disposable barbecues attempting …

Fire Fighting

Eleven jobs lost as Accrington Poundworld to close next week

Poundworld will disappear from the high street next month after its administrators announced the chain’s final set of store closures.<p>The Accrington …

Poundworld

Politics Live - readers' edition: Friday 20 July

A forum where readers can discuss today’s politics and share links to breaking news and to the most interesting politics stories, blogs and tweets on the web<p>8.36am BST<p>I’m not writing my usual blog today but here, as an alternative, is the Politics Live readers’ edition. It is a place for you to …

Great Britain

List of Poundworld stores set to close - including North Wales shop open for just 11 months

The administrators of Poundworld have announced the closure of a further 78 stores - including three in North Wales.<p>This will result in the …

News (Wales)

Post Match Show: Blackburn Rovers 0 Liverpool 2

Liverpool started slowly against Blackburn Rovers but a Naby Keita inspired second half saw them show their class and undo Lancashire’s finest.<p>It was …

Soccer

Quiz: 'NOW!' - Who's featured longest?

<b>It's the weekly news quiz - have you been paying attention to what's been going on in the world over the past seven days?</b><p>Click to see content: qotw_20_07_18<p>If you cannot see the quiz, click here.<p>If you missed last week's quiz, try it here.<p><i>Picture credits: Getty Images, EPA, Lancashire County</i> …

Quizzes

Burnley striker Chris Wood hoping for injury free season

Burnley striker Chris Wood is counting on an injury free season.<p>Last term, Wood's record of 10 goals in 20 starts, and four substitute appearances in …

Soccer

6 council by-elections this week, 5 Lib Dem candidates

Six council by-elections this week. Five Liberal Democrat candidates, including one in the Liberal Democrat defence (phew). The others are three …

Elections

Planning chief's bid for cafe area on £2m Accrington town square rejected

A bid by a council planning chief for a cafe seating area on the new £2m town square has been overwhelmingly rejected, after his fellow councillors …

England

Traumatised teenager hid crying in bedroom as raider burgled house

A Burglar who raided a home in the middle of the day left a 17-year-old girl ‘terrified and traumatised’ as she hid in<p>an upstairs bedroom while he …

Crime

Patient under anaesthetic waited four hours for operation - only to be told surgeon was on holiday

A patient waited nearly four hours in hospital for an urgent operation - only to be told the surgeon was on holiday in Portugal.<p>Ian Thurston, from …

England

Have you seen Jed Kane?

Date published: 19 July 2018<p>WANTED: Jed Kane. Picture courtesy of Lancashire Police<p>Lancashire Police are searching for a wanted man from …

Manchester

Heatwave has revealed historic hidden sites across Britain in scorched fields and gardens

It’s been an incredible few weeks as Britain manages to somehow still stay strong in the longest heatwave since 1976.<p>We have seen record …

National Trust

Shakti actress Rubina Dilaik talks about life after marriage, reveals honeymoon plans

Rubina Dilaik and Abhinav Shukla tied the knot in a fairytale wedding in Shimla last month. Even before the feeling could sink in compeltely, the …

Entertainment (India)

'Parbold pong' is getting worse

A local MP has taken up the issue over the ‘Parbold Pong’ with the water regulator, Ofwat.<p>For 20 years, residents of Parbold and Appley Bridge …

Manchester

Mark Cosgrove post Lancashire defeat T20

Cricket