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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.

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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.
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

Videos for Lancashire

Cricketer bowls his final over aged 85 [Video]Cricketer bowls his final over aged 85

Having taken in excess of 7,000 wickets over a career lasting more than half a century, 85-year-old West Indies bowler Cecil Wright is looking forward to passing on his wisdom to the next generation...

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James Anderson ruled out of the rest of Ashes Test [Video]James Anderson ruled out of the rest of Ashes Test

James Anderson’s troublesome right calf has ruled him out of the remainder of the Ashes as England drafted Somerset seamer Craig Overton has been included in the 13-man squad for the fourth Test. The..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:48Published

 

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

Viking coin haul 'of historical significance'

viking coin haul 'of historical significance'
The coins and a silver ingot, believed to be worth £500,000, were seized in Durham and Lancashire.
BBC News - Published

Murderer absconds from Derbyshire open prison

murderer absconds from derbyshire open prison
Stephen Archer, who was convicted in 1993, is believed to have links to Nottingham and Lancashire.
BBC News - Published

Blackpool Tower celebrates 125th anniversary

blackpool tower celebrates 125th anniversary
The Lancashire landmark, inspired by the Eiffel Tower, opened to the public on this day in 1894.
BBC News - Published

One-Day Cup holders Hants beat Lancs to make final

one-day cup holders hants beat lancs to make final
Lancashire and England seamer James Anderson is hit on the leg while bowling in Hampshire's four-wicket One-Day Cup semi-final win.
BBC News - Published

Anderson injured as Hants beat Lancs to make One-Day Cup final - videos & report

anderson injured as hants beat lancs to make one-day cup final - videos & report
Lancashire and England seamer James Anderson is hit on the leg while bowling in Hampshire's four-wicket One-Day Cup semi-final win.
BBC News - Published

One-Day Cup: Lancashire survive brave Middlesex rally to book semi-final against Hampshire

one-day cup: lancashire survive brave middlesex rally to book semi-final against hampshire
Lancashire survive Middlesex's rescue bid at Lord's to book a One-Day Cup semi-final against Hampshire on Sunday.
BBC News - Published

Preston mosque: Police appeal over hate crime graffiti - 'I am absolutely disgusted'

'There is no place for hate in Lancashire,' says chief inspector Gary Crowe
Independent - Published

Four charged as 29 Vietnamese people found in van on M5

four charged as 29 vietnamese people found in van on m5
The four men from Lancashire and Kent were arrested after 29 foreign nationals were found in a van.
BBC News - Published

Twenty-nine people in van on M5 in Devon 'are Vietnamese'

twenty-nine people in van on m5 in devon 'are vietnamese'
Two men from Kent and two from Lancashire were arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences.
BBC News - Published

County Championship: Haseeb Hameed ends long wait for first-class century

county championship: haseeb hameed ends long wait for first-class century
Haseeb Hameed scores a first Championship century for almost three years to put Lancashire in good shape against Middlesex.
BBC News - Published

Lancashire girl with cancer receives 3,000 birthday cards

lancashire girl with cancer receives 3,000 birthday cards
Tia Taggart asked to be sent cards rather than having presents and a party for her 10th birthday.
BBC News - Published

'Thinnest dog ever seen alive' discovered in Lancashire by RSPCA

Starving bull breed type Eric tried to survive by eating glass and batteries after being abandoned in Accrington
Independent - Published

Lancashire police raid suspected human trafficker

lancashire police raid suspected human trafficker
Octivan Cretu was deported following his arrest so the evidence against him will not be tested in court.
BBC News - Published

Lancashire human trafficking victim 'smuggled at gunpoint'

lancashire human trafficking victim 'smuggled at gunpoint'
Criminals forced the 15-year-old to travel from Vietnam to Lancashire to work on a cannabis farm.
BBC News - Published

Runshaw college: Machete found after gang attack

runshaw college: machete found after gang attack
Around 12 masked men stormed in to the college in Leyland, Lancashire, brandishing knives on Monday.
BBC News - Published

Lancashire knife attack: Gang of men threaten students at Runshaw College in Leyland

Seventeen-year-old taken to hospital after he was nicked on arm
Independent - Published

Runshaw College: Weapons search after 'incident'

runshaw college: weapons search after 'incident'
A large police presence has been reported at Runshaw College in Leyland, Lancashire.
BBC News - Published

'There were sheep all over the slope' - how Ryding learned to ski without snow

'there were sheep all over the slope' - how ryding learned to ski without snow
World Cup silver medallist Dave Ryding tells BBC Sport about learning to ski on a dry slope in Lancashire.
BBC News - Published

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