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Lancashire: County of England
Lancashire is a ceremonial county in North West England. The administrative centre is Preston. The county has a population of 1,449,300 and an area of 1,189 square miles (3,080 km2). People from Lancashire are known as Lancastrians.


Lancashire paraplegic amputee gains diving qualification

Shaun Gash became paralysed from the waist down after a car accident in 1991.
BBC News - Published

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.
BBC News - Published

▶ Videos for Lancashire

Two dead after fire at working men's club in Morecambe [Video]Two dead after fire at working men's club in Morecambe

Two men have died in a fire at a working men's club in Lancashire, police said. They were rescued from the fire at the Gordon Working Men's Club in Morecambe, but died a short time later.

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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.
Independent - Published

M6 overturned lorry spills diesel across motorway

An HGV overturns on the M6 in Lancashire, spilling 200 litres of diesel on to the road.
BBC News - Published

Lancashire man hurt in balcony fall in Florence, Italy

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

Burglars steal bows, arrows and smoke grenades after breaking into Lancashire paintball site with chainsaw

Officers fear the stolen weapons could be used for violent means
Independent - Published

Accrington boy, 16, charged with Lindsay Birbeck's murder

Lindsay Birbeck, 47, was found strangled in a cemetery in Lancashire last Sunday.
BBC News - Published

Lancashire grandmother 'had to sleep on mattress in lounge' for 10 years

Lancashire County Council told the woman in 2005 her house would be extended but it never was.
BBC News - Published

Boy, 16, arrested in missing woman murder probe

Lindsay Birbeck disappeared earlier this month before her body was found in a cemetery in Lancashire.
BBC News - Published

Lancashire fracking: MP calls for process to cease after tremors

Mark Menzies demands a "full cessation of the shale gas industry operating on the Fylde coast".
BBC News - Published

England's Anderson bowls 20 overs in bid to prove Ashes fitness

England seamer James Anderson bowls 20 overs for Lancashire second XI as he aims to prove his fitness for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia.
BBC News - Published

Scoring brownie points in gravy wrestling

Lancashire hotspot attracts World Gravy Wrestling Championship contestants.
BBC News - Published

Lancashire fracking: Second tremor in a day recorded at fracking site

Operations remain suspended after two tremors are recorded on Monday.
BBC News - Published

Lancashire fracking: 2.9 magnitude tremor recorded

An earthquake with a magnitude of 2.9 is recorded in Lancashire by the British Geological Survey.
BBC News - Published

T20 Blast: Lancashire Lightning and Notts Outlaws book places in quarter-finals

Wins for Lancashire and Notts Outlaws see them book their places in the T20 Blast quarter-finals.
BBC News - Published

'Shocking' decision to resume fracking in Lancashire condemned by campaigners

'We should be banning fracking and transitioning to a low carbon society with great urgency,' says Gina Dowding, Green Party MEP
Independent - Published

Cuadrilla resumes fracking in Lancashire

Cuadrilla's site in Lancashire has been the focus of repeated protests by those opposed to fracking.
BBC News - Published

T20 Blast: Alex Davies guides Lancashire to win at Northants

Lancashire's Alex Davies scores an unbeaten 75 as they beat Northants to extend their lead at the top of the T20 Blast North Group.
BBC News - Published

T20 Blast: First defeat for Lancashire while Middlesex march on

Lancashire fall to their first T20 Blast defeat despite a blistering 79 from Glenn Maxwell against Birmingham Bears.
BBC News - Published

Corbyn demands fracking ban at Lancashire protest visit

The Labour leader says the government should focus on green energy as he joins protest groups.
BBC News - Published

Jos Buttler: England wicketkeeper signs new three-year Lancashire deal

England's World Cup-winning wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler signs a new three-year contract with Division Two side Lancashire.
BBC News - Published

Curran takes hat-trick as Glamorgan skittled for 44 - T20 Blast round-up

England's Tom Curran takes a hat-trick for Surrey, while Lancashire beat Roses rivals Yorkshire in the T20 Blast.
BBC News - Published

Chorley stand-off at house as police investigate attack

Lancashire police say two men wanted for questioning are refusing to leave a property.
BBC News - Published

James Anderson: Ashes fitness race for England bowler to face Australia

England bowler James Anderson faces a race to be fit for the Ashes after a scan reveals he tore a calf muscle in a county game for Lancashire.
BBC News - Published

James Anderson: England seamer injured bowling for Lancashire

England seamer James Anderson goes off injured on day three of Lancashire's County Championship match with Durham.
BBC News - Published

County Championship: James Anderson takes 5-18 to help Lancashire bowl out Derbyshire

county championship: james anderson takes 5-18 to help lancashire bowl out derbyshire
England's James Anderson takes 5-18 and Graham Onions 3-19 to help Lancashire bowl out Derbyshire cheaply for 153.
BBC News - Published

Ann Widdecombe's Lowther Pavilion show goes on despite gay views row

ann widdecombe's lowther pavilion show goes on despite gay views row
A theatre says the performance in Lancashire will go ahead to "protect the freedom of speech".
BBC News - Published

Woman dies after being bitten by dog in Lancashire

Police appeal for help tracing animal and owner involved in attack
Independent - Published

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