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Lancashire: County of England
Lancashire is a ceremonial county in North West England. The administrative centre is Preston, while Lancaster is still the county town. The borders of the ceremonial county were created by the Local Government Act 1972 and enclose a population of 1,449,300 and an area of 1,189 square miles (3,080 km2). However, this is only a small portion of the extent of the historic county palatine, which includes the large cities of Manchester and Liverpool as well as the Furness and Cartmel peninsulas in the Lake District, and has an area of 1,909 square miles (4,940 km2). Many of these places still identify strongly with the county, particularly in areas of Greater Manchester where Lancashire is still used as part of the postal address. The population of Lancashire in the 1971 census was 5,118,405, making it the most heavily populated county in the United Kingdom at the time.

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Concerns over Lancashire lockdown as coronavirus rates rise [Video]

Concerns over Lancashire lockdown as coronavirus rates rise

Amid rising rates of coronavirus, Lancashire is expected to see tougher restrictions put in place to control the spread of Covid-19. Report by Etemadil. Like us on Facebook at..

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Bodies found in search for brothers missing at sea [Video]

Bodies found in search for brothers missing at sea

Two bodies have been found in the search for two brothers who went missing atsea off the Fylde coast in Lancashire. Muhammad Azhar Shabbir, 18, and AliAthar Shabbir, 16, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire,..

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Two brothers go missing in waters off Lancashire coast [Video]

Two brothers go missing in waters off Lancashire coast

Two teenagers who went missing in water off the Fylde coast in Lancashire havebeen named by police. An extensive air and sea search has been unable to findbrothers Muhammad Azhar Shabbir, 18, and Ali..

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Life sentence for teenager who murdered teaching assistant [Video]

Life sentence for teenager who murdered teaching assistant

A 17-year-old boy who murdered a teaching assistant and then dumped her bodyin a wheelie bin must serve a minimum of 16 years in custody. Rocky MarcianoPrice attacked Lindsay Birbeck, 47, in woods..

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Cow yoga class takes place at Lancashire farm [Video]

Cow yoga class takes place at Lancashire farm

Lancashire Farm Dairies releases footage of a cow yoga experience at ParadiseFarm in Leyland, Lancashire.

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Preston lockdown: Locals say rules need to be clearer [Video]

Preston lockdown: Locals say rules need to be clearer

Households in Preston are banned from mixing indoors or in gardens amid aspike in coronavirus cases. Some residents in the city say the rules areeither confusing or need to be enforced more strongly...

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Preston on verge of lockdown [Video]

Preston on verge of lockdown

Preston is on the verge of lockdown after a rise in Covid-19 cases wererecorded in the city. Lancashire's director for public health expects rulessimilar to Greater Manchester's to come into effect...

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Where has the Government imposed stricter Covid restrictions? [Video]

Where has the Government imposed stricter Covid restrictions?

The Government has announced new restrictions to stop the spread ofcoronavirus across Greater Manchester and parts of east Lancashire and WestYorkshire. But what restrictions have been imposed and what..

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Household mixing banned in parts of northern England in virus crackdown [Video]

Household mixing banned in parts of northern England in virus crackdown

Stricter lockdown rules in place as of midnight In parts of Manchester,Lancashire and Yorkshire. The Health Secretary has announced that people arebanned from meeting each other indoors in parts of..

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Hancock announces new lockdown measures in the North [Video]

Hancock announces new lockdown measures in the North

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has announced that from midnight tonight, people in Greater Manchester, parts of West Yorkshire and East Lancashire who live in different households will be banned from..

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Lancashire and former England seam bowler Graham Onions retires from cricket following a back injury.
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Coronavirus: Lockdown eased in Wigan and parts of Lancashire

The leader of Wigan Council thanks residents for being "responsible, patient and kind".
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Dewsbury family 'devastated' by brothers' drowning in sea

The boys, aged 16 and 18, from West Yorkshire got into difficulties off the Lancashire coast.
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Bodies found in Lancashire sea search for missing Dewsbury brothers

The teenage boys, aged 16 and 18, got into difficulty while swimming with their cousin in Lancashire.
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Police find bodies in search for teenage brothers missing at sea in Lancashire

Rescue workers searching for two teenage brothers reported missing in the sea off the coast of Lancashire have found two bodies, police say.
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Police name teenage brothers reported missing in sea off Lancashire coast

Their 15-year-old cousin managed to swim to shore and remains in hospital
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Dewsbury: Two teenagers missing off Lancashire coast

Emergency crews resume sea searches for two teenagers missing off the Lancashire coast.
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St Annes Pier hunt for teenagers missing in sea

One boy manages to swim ashore but two teenagers remain missing off the coast of Lancashire.
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UK weather: Heatwave continues as thunderstorms bring sudden flooding to Lancashire

Potential for flooding in some areas while sweltering heat persists
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Records broken as Kent, Lancs & Derbys win - Bob Willis Trophy round up

Derbyshire win for the second time in the Bob Willis Trophy after Lancashire and record-breaking Kent complete first victories.
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M58 Lancashire death-crash HGV driver 'focused on Facebook'

James Majury was using his phone at the wheel a minute before his HGV hit a minibus, a court hears.
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Coronavirus: Preston facing new lockdown restrictions as infection rates surge in Lancashire city

'We are surrounded by areas that have had enforced measures implemented by government and we want to act now to stop that from happening'
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Lancashire PC charged over assault shared on social media

PC Saul Hignett is accused of common assault over an arrest captured on CCTV and shared online.
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Coronavirus: What led to new lockdown restrictions across the north of England?

New rules ban separate households from gathering in homes, gardens and pubs across Greater Manchester, West Yorkshire and east Lancashire
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Lockdown tightened for millions in England

Separate households will not be allowed to meet indoors in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire.
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Coronavirus: Lockdown tightened in parts of northern England

Separate households will not be allowed to meet indoors in Greater Manchester, East Lancashire and parts of West Yorkshire.
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Coronavirus: New lockdown restrictions put in place in parts of north of England following spike in Covid transmission

No indoor meetings in pubs, restaurants and homes in Greater Manchester and parts of Yorkshire and Lancashire
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Ex-Lancashire detective Keith Harrison jailed for molesting young girls

Ex-Lancashire officer Keith Harrison was a "predator" who appeared to be a "pillar of the community".
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Coronavirus: Blackburn with Darwen 'overtaking Leicester for new cases'

Cases doubled in the last week, prompting fears of tighter restrictions in the Lancashire borough.
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Apple-hating Lancashire Police horse Darwen retires

Darwen is not fazed by crowds and has helped officers in Lancashire at football matches since 2007.
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Coronavirus: Lancashire lockdown park cricket tournament investigated

Some 200 people gathered as cricket matches were played in breach of social distancing rules.
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Mandy Houghton: Man, 72, charged with Nelson woman's murder

Alan Fare is accused of causing fatal head injuries to Mandy Houghton at her home in Nelson, Lancashire.
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Lancashire moorland fires blamed on BBQ and litter

More than 100 firefighters tackle blazes at Darwen and Clitheroe in Lancashire.
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Man dies and two rescued after boat sinks off Fleetwood coast

Emergency services were called to reports of a vessel in difficulty off the Lancashire coast.
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Lancashire report 'best-ever' £7.6m operating profit for county side

Lancashire make an operating profit of £7.6m in 2019 - the "best-ever" earnings for a first-class county.
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Coronavirus: Lancashire Cricket Club CEO says safety must be guaranteed

Cricket cannot resume until coronavirus testing and safety significantly increases, says Lancashire chief executive Daniel Gidney.
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Coronavirus: Hyndburn MP makes history with Zoom speech to Parliament

Lancashire MP Sara Britcliffe made her debut address from her home office due to the virus lockdown.
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Lancashire girls' heaven-sent guardian angels for NHS staff

Two girls from Lancashire are making guardian angels to send to front-line workers.
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'It feels weird' - the cricketer who moved to a new city just before lockdown

New Lancashire signing Luke Wood discusses leaving home and moving to a new city just before the coronavirus lockdown.
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Lancashire officer's 'make something up' threat condemned

Lancashire's chief constable describes the officer's behaviour as "unacceptable".
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Lancashire Police officer threatened 'to make something up'

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Lancashire topped the fines list due in part to the lure of Blackpool beach, says police chief.
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Coronavirus: William and Kate video call key workers' children

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge chatted to pupils and thanked teachers at a Lancashire school.
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Lancashire chairman David Hodgkiss dies at the age of 71 after contracting coronavirus.
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Belmont moorland fire: Huge grass blaze breaks out

Firefighters are tackling a large blaze near Winter Hill in Lancashire.
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Coronavirus: Pubs holding lock-ins risk losing licences

Police in Lancashire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire say pubs are breaching the order to shut.
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County lines: Police arrest 46 in raids across the UK

There were raids in Merseyside, Lancashire, Cumbria and Tayside on Tuesday morning.
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Lancashire make-up artist aims to inspire others with disabilities

Make-up artist Fatima, 20, wants to inspire people with disabilities to follow their dreams.
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Helicopter pilot fined over mid-air rant at air traffic controller

Joel Tobias had been flying his helicopter to Lancashire when he demanded to be able to land.
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England Coastal Path: Cumbria and Lancashire plans unveiled

The route through Cumbria and Lancashire would become part of the 2,700-mile England Coastal Path.
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Man found dead in flooded cave near Kirkby Lonsdale

The man, believed to be from Lancashire, had been on a cave diving trip.
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Lancashire launches UK City of Culture 2025 bid

Lancashire offers the "urban, coastal and countryside" in its bid for 2025.
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Lancashire paraplegic amputee gains diving qualification

Shaun Gash became paralysed from the waist down after a car accident in 1991.
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Blackburn 1899 movie lauded as world's first Western film

New research suggests an 1899 movie shot in Lancashire should be lauded as the world's first Western.
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Morecambe fire: Two dead after blaze at Lancashire working men's club

Two men have died after a fire at a working men's club in Lancashire, police said.
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M6 overturned lorry spills diesel across motorway

An HGV overturns on the M6 in Lancashire, spilling 200 litres of diesel on to the road.
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Lancashire man hurt in balcony fall in Florence, Italy

Jack Foley, from Lancashire, was taken to hospital after the fall, the Foreign Office says.
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