An inquest has heard Gordon Park accessed a report into the prison suicide of Harold Shipman before being found dead in his own cell.
An offer from a local businessman to buy Preston Bus Station for £1 and redevelop it is set to be declined by councillors.
Two people are jailed for taking part in sham marriages arranged by a Vietnamese nail bar owner – but the ring leader is still at large
Lancashire County Council has welcomed a green light from the Government for a City Deal for Preston.
In a statement the County Council said:
– Cllr Geoff Driver, Leader, Lancashire County Council
"It is superb news for Lancashire that the Government has decided to support the bid.
"Preston has enormous potential as a focal point for economic growth, but this bid is on a vast scale and it is not just the city itself but the whole of Lancashire that stands to benefit. It also complements our existing programmes for job creation and apprenticeships.
"The City Deal will form the basis for large scale investment in transport and housing, and provide the ideal conditions for companies to invest and create employment."
A fairground owner from Bury has been ordered to pay £30,000 in fines and costs after a 12-year-old girl was injured when she fell from a ride at Lostock Hall Carnival near Preston.
The girl fell several metres from the High Roller ride, as it swung through the air, and landed on the platform below.
She suffered fractures to her pelvis in five places, a lacerated bladder, cracked bone in her spine, broken finger and bruising to her lungs.
The owner of the fairground, Gary Gore, 52, was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive following an investigation into the incident in July 2011.
Mr Gore was fined £18,000 and ordered to pay £12,000 in prosecution costs last week
– HSE Inspector Mike Lisle
Mr Gore had failed to fit new safety bars to the ride, despite having over a year in which he could have arranged for this to be done.
As a result, passengers were likely to have been put at risk for several months.
Safety alerts are issued for a reason and there’s no excuse for them not to be followed.
This prosecution should act as a warning to business owners of the potential consequences of ignoring them.
Concerns are growing for a Preston woman who has gone missing with her three-year-old daughter.
Sarah Morrison, 30, who is believed to be with daughter Jessica Thompson, has not been seen since Saturday night.
It is thought her cash card was used shortly before 10am on Sunday at a newsagents at Preston bus station.
Lancashire Police said the disappearance of Ms Morrison, of Otway Street, is "very much out of character".
Ms Morrison is described as white, 5ft 9in, of heavy build and with shoulder-length dark brown hair.
She does not have access to a car and is understood to walk or use buses to get around.
Anyone with any information about their whereabouts should call Lancashire Police on 101
A widow from Preston whose husband was murdered has taken her campaign to ban glass from late pubs and clubs to Downing Street.
Jane Sherriff's husband Phillip was stabbed with a bottle at a party in April. Today, Jane handed in a petition signed by more than 119,000 people supporting the campaign.
Preston bus station could be demolished after councillors in the city voted in principle to tear it down.
But before it is bulldozed, they want another report on the cost of saving it.
It costs the city council around £300,000 a year to keep it running, which it says it can no longer afford.
An initial report by Lancashire County Council found refurbishing it would cost between £17m and £23m.
Now the city council will appoint its own consultants to get another estimate for refurbishment.
The grieving widow of a man murdered at a party is taking her fight to ban glass in pubs and clubs to Downing Street.
Jane Sherriff will hand over a petition signed by more than 113,000 people.
Her husband, Phillip, was stabbed in the neck with a bottle at a party back in April.
Preston City Council has voted in principle to demolish the city's bus station.
But it won't be torn down until the council finds out how much it would cost to refurbish it.
Lancashire County Council, which runs transport in the county, says it thinks it would need between £17million and £23million spending on it.
Preston City Council will now appoint its own consultants to get another estimate for refurbishment.
The city council is also going to press the county council to reveal its plans for a new bus station.
The city says it cannot afford the £300,000 annual cost of keeping it open.
Its cabinet met tonight to discuss plans to redevelop the city centre, with the bus station high on the list of areas needing work.
A city council spokesman said cabinet members also talked about a mystery wealthy local businessman who is 'looking at a possible investment' in the bus station.
The bus station was opened in 1969 and is one of the country's finest examples of brutalist architecture.
But critics say it is no longer fit for purpose.