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Watch: Two barracks to close in North West

Two historic army bases in our region are to close.

Preston's Fulwood barracks and Dale barracks in Chester will be shutting part of a mass sell off of Ministry of Defence land.

The government has said the money raised from the sale will be

re-invested back into defence. But the surprise announcement has angered politicians, unions and people living nearby.

Joe Pike has this report.

Police appeal after woman seriously hurt in tree crash

Police are appealing for witnesses after a woman was seriously injured when she crashed her car into a tree.

The woman was driving an orange Peugeot 106 car close to the junction of Ribbleton Lane and Blackpool Road when the vehicle collided with a tree.

The junction of Ribbleton Lane and Blackpool Road Credit: Google Maps

She suffered serious head and pelvis injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital where she is in a critical condition.

The road was closed for more than three hours while accident investigators were at the scene.

Temp Sgt Lee Campbell, of Lancashire Police’s Roads Policing Unit, said: “We are appealing for information following a collision in Preston.

“A 37-year-old woman has suffered serious injuries and we want to establish exactly what happened.

“If you saw the orange Peugeot before the incident, or witnessed the collision, please call police.”

Anyone with information can contact officers on 101 quoting log reference 0031 of November 2.


Teenage boy dies after hit and run in Lancashire

Police are appealing for anyone who has seen a damaged car in the area to get in touch. Credit: ITV News Granada Reports

A teenage boy has died after a hit and run in Lancashire.

Dylan Crossey, 15, was out on his bike late on Friday night, October 7, when he was hit by a car on Chain House Lane in Whitestake near Preston.

Dylan suffered serious head injuries and was taken to Royal Preston Hospital before he was transferred to Manchester Children's Hospital.

Police have arrested a man, 42, from New Longton on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving and drink driving. He remains in custody.

They have also recovered a silver BMW 3 Series from an address in New Longton.

Dylan has very sadly died as a result of the injuries he sustained in this collision and we are continuing our investigation into this tragic incident.

We would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, or who may have seen a silver BMW 3 Series in the area around the time of the collision to contact us.

Similarly, if you have any other information that could assist with our on-going investigation I would urge you to get in touch with us as soon as possible."

– Chief Inspector Mike Adamson, Lancashire Constabulary
  • Anyone with information can contact police on 101 quoting log 1613 of October 7th.

Watch: David Chisnall visits Wigan, Preston and talks to Blackburn Rovers' newest signing

Blackburn Rovers' latest signing Wes Brown insists he can play a big part at the club this season.

The 36 year old former Manchester United defender has joined on a free transfer and will also take on a coaching role at Ewood Park.

It's been a disappointing start to the season for Rovers and also for the region's other Championship sides Wigan and Preston who play each other tomorrow.

David Chisnall has paid a visit to all three clubs.

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