Lancashire Police are offering £25,000 for any information that leads to the arrest of a man after a security van was robbed in Preston.
A multi million pound deal to spur economic growth in Preston has been unveiled. It aims to create thousands of jobs and homes.
Health researchers in Lancashire have designed a new "super" trainer, containing miniaturised bed springs.
It is the stuff dreams are made of. Imagine going on a crazy night out and ending up with a legendary rapper back at yours for dinner and an impromptu jam session.
That is exactly what happened to a group of students from Preston when they bumped into Gangsta's Paradise icon Coolio.
Video of their night in with the rapping legend, who has sold more than 17 million albums world wide, has now gone viral.
Rob Smith went to meet Coolio's new best friends.
Before he whipped up a peach crumble for the Preston students he of course needs to buy his ingredients from the local Tesco. All this and a sing along with the rapper too. If you've not seen there video. Here it is.
The students who invited Coolio back to their flat for a for a sing song have been revealed. Hear from them on tonights Granada Reports at 6.
Claudia told our reporter the rapper stayed the night before coming back the next day to cook them dinner and have a sing song.
See the video here. There is some strong language towards the end.
One of the students who jammed with Coolio told @GranadaReports he stayed the night. Claudia said "he missed his flight to come back and cook for us." On the menu was Caprese Salad, Chicken á la Daaaamn and peach crumble.
The 'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper has a cooking show in the US call'ed "Cooking with Coolio."
See the video here but beware there is some swearing towards the end.
Gangsta's Paradise with some fans in England. Fun night! http://t.co/kizpdV8nnZ
Please beware there is some strong language as the video goes on.
Lancashire Police are appealing for information after a woman was sexually assaulted at a house in Preston.
The incident happened between 10pm and 11pm on Friday 6 September at a property on Rowan Avenue, Ribbleton.
The woman, in her 20s, was assaulted by a man described as white, of medium build with short, dirty blond hair.
Police have released an evofit (above) of the man wanted for questioning.
Detective Inspector Kevin McLean said: “If anybody was in the area around the time of the incident and thinks they may have seen the man in question then I would urge them to contact police.
“Equally, if anybody can identify the man in the Evofit then I would urge them to come forward.”
Anybody with any information can contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or on-line at Crimestoppers-uk.org - no personal information is taken, and information is not traced or recorded.
It's been billed as a once in a lifetime deal in Lancashire that will unlock a programme of investment worth hundreds of millions of pounds and create more than 20,000 new jobs.
Today Government ministers and senior officials from Lancashire Council met at 11 Downing Street to sign the Preston and Lancashire City deal.
Plans to create more than twenty thousand new jobs and seventeen thousand new homes in Preston have been outlined. A deal is due to be signed this afternoon.