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Michael Brookes: Urgent appeal over missing teenager

Have you seen Michael Brookes? Credit: Lancashire Police

Police are concerned about a teenager who has not been seen in over 24 hours.

Michael Brookes, who's from Preston, was last seen at around 2am yesterday morning (Sunday, January 14).

The 19 year old was with a friend on Avenham Park, but left the park alone and has not been seen since.


  • around 5ft 7ins
  • slim build
  • short dark hair
  • speaks with a Liverpool accent
  • last seen wearing black skinny jeans and a black hooded top with a camouflage pattern at the bottom

If you have seen him or know where he is, please call Lancashire Police on 101.


WATCH: Desperate mum begs doctors to help her daughter with cannabis oil

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A desperate mother is begging doctors to treat her two-year-old daughter who suffers 100 epileptic fits a day with cannabis.

Her mum, Jenna Heary, wants doctors to trial a cannabis oil treatment on her daughter, Olivia, who has a severe form of epilepsy which left her unable to walk.

The family from Preston are determined to give Olivia a better quality of life

  • For more information about how to donate to the family visit this website


Workers prepare for BAE Systems' announcement over 1,000 job losses in Lancashire

Announcement about job losses expected this morning Credit: PA

An announcement is expected later over the future production of the Eurofighter Typhoon jet. It is feared up to a thousand jobs could be lost in Lancashire with up to 2,000 losses at the firm's sites across the country.

Unions at Warton and Samlesbury, where aircraft assembly takes place, are demanding urgent talks with the company which is the UK's biggest defence contractor.

Watching like a Hawk: Preston Bus Station's Pigeon patrols

There's a new sight at Preston's grade-II listed Bus Station.

Much to the surprise of commuters they've brought in three hawks to swoop on the troublesome pigeons who love nothing better than spending the day there!

The idea is to scare them away before they cause anymore damage to buildings or leave unwelcome deposits on the shoulders of passengers.

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Controversial bus lane to return to Preston

Credit: ITV Granada

A controversial bus lane that caught out 23 thousand drivers in Preston City Centre is set to return.

Lancashire County Council collected almost one-and-a-half million pounds in fines from motorists who drove down the prohibited route.

But the authority was forced to refund the cash after an investigation found warning signs were inadequate.

Now the bus lane is on its way back.

Ralph Blunsom's has this report:

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