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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

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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:


Police appeal for witnesses following 'deliberate' house fire in Preston

Police tape Credit: Press Association

Police are appealing for witnesses following a "deliberate" fire at at a terraced house in Preston.

The fire on Wellington Road is said to have started at around 3pm on Saturday July 8th.

Police say that no-one was at home when the fire started, although the property has been significantly damaged.

“This incident could have been a lot worse and it is lucky that nobody was hurt and the fire did not spread to any neighbouring properties. However it did cause a large amount of damage to the house in question.

“The fires were started in broad daylight and we believe somebody may have been in the area at the time who saw or heard something that didn’t seem quite right. If you have any information, we would urge you to contact us as soon as possible.”

– DC Jat Bunger, of Preston CID

Police have asked anyone with information to call them on (01772) 209746 or 101, quoting log number 979 of July 8th.

Alternatively, witnesses can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at

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