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When do parents in Lancashire find out about primary school places and can I appeal?

Parents in Lancashire will soon be finding out whether their child has been given a place at one of their preferred choices of primary school.
Education
The Red Arrows

When are the Red Arrows flying in Lancashire this year?

Display details have been released for the Red Arrows' 2018 season.
Whats on
Nice try, but police officers were not fooled

Police uncover cannabis factory in Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester police were not deterred by this sign in the garden of a house in Prestwich today.

Crime
Crowds look at the floral tributes in St Ann's Square, Manchester, to remember the victims of the terror attack

Mass sing-a-long to mark first anniversary of Manchester Arena terror attack

A mass sing-along led by choirs will be held to mark the one-year anniversary of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

Music
Fortnite Battle Royale

Fortnite Battle Royale - Why a computer game has turned into an obsession for Lancashire kids

Are you a parent whose child has been glued to their computer screen for hours on end?

Offbeat
Theyre entertaining

Why your dog is your best mate

Dogs have been celebrated as man’s best friend for centuries – and that’s no accident. Your dog is probably the best friend you will ever have, when you’re looking your worst or feeling under the weather they will be there to cheer you up.

Health
The fraudsters ask victims to confirm/provide their bank account details

Warning over phone call-barring scam

A warning has gone out that fraudsters are cold-calling victims, falsely stating that they are calling from one of the well-known UK telecommunication service providers.

Business

Diesel tax, benefits & five other law changes you need to know about in 2018

Sometimes it feels like the law is constantly changing, threatening to catch out people who haven't realised the regulations have shifted.
Business
A yellow warning of ice has been issued

Gritters in action tonight after yellow warning of ice for the north west

The Met Office have released a yellow warning of ice for tonight in the north west.

Environment
Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke

Thom Yorke heading to Manchester after announcing new solo tour

The Radiohead frontman has included the north west as part of only three UK appearances this year.

Music
The list of withheld registrations includes combinations which should never be seen on the roads

These are some of the number plates the DVLA has banned in 2018

Hundreds of number plate combinations that are potentially offensive or in poor taste are banned from being used each year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has said.

Transport

When it comes to Mother's Day, what are your kids really thinking?

If you're a mum who is looking forward to a surprise on Sunday, look away now.

Education

How have our friends in the south coped with The Beast from the East?

So it's snowed - we'll cope.

Environment
If you're heading out, check how the traffic's moving

What are the motorways like in Lancashire? Find out with these traffic webcams

If the nationwide TV weather forecast doesn't give you enough detail, a fast and reliable way to check the local conditions is to view live traffic webcams.

Transport

Kevin the Carrot gets the chop after a single complaint about an Aldi advert

An "irresponsible" Aldi TV ad has been given the chop following just one complaint that an animated carrot called Kevin could attract kids to alcohol.
Business

Old romantic: Meet the Yorkshireman who has sent the same Valentine's card to his wife for the last 39 years

A devoted husband is celebrating St Valentine's Day by sending his beloved wife the same card he has posted to her - for the last 39 YEARS.
Offbeat
The collection of charming and sentimental Valentine's cards

Lessons in love: Victorian Valentine's cards unearthed in shoebox give modern day bachelors lessons in romance

A collection of Victorian Valentine's cards have fetched £100 at auction after being found lying in a dusty shoebox.
Offbeat
Chris Parker

Homeless man who stole from Manchester Arena bomb attack victim has been sentenced

A homeless "common thief" who stole from victims of the Manchester Arena bombing has been jailed.
Crime
People are staring

The ultimate in fine romantic dining? How about a four-course Greggs?

If roses are red, and love is your goal, take them to Greggs for a nice sausage roll.
Eating Out
Trump: As clever as a brain pie

Are you cleverer than Donald Trump?

Yes, we know 'cleverer' isn't a word, but we can also spot a camel when we see one.
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