Book reviews: Wizard words, wartime adventure and a moon rabbit

Discover some of the world’s most extraordinary words, enjoy a thrilling wartime adventure, meet a girl who dreams of making dresses, and discover the giant rabbit who lives in the Moon in a sparkling selection of new springtime children’s books.

All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

Book review: All the Beautiful Lies by Peter Swanson

Lies, lies and even more damned lies… but who is telling them?

All aboard as artists Ruth Levene and Ian Nesbitt  discuss changes  on the outskirts of Preston

Artists ask residents how have Preston's surroundings changed?

Members of the public are being invited to share their views about changes to the edges of Preston for a new exhibition.


Britain’s Most Wanted list: sexual crimes

These are the people most wanted by police forces in the UK in relation to alleged sexual offences.

Both sides of the M6 are closed.

Motorway closed in both directions due to "police incident"

A full motorway closure has been in place while emergency services dealt with a "distressed" woman on a bridge.
Police are on the scene.

REGIONAL: Hotel evacuated after "report of a suspicious package"

A hotel in Manchester was evacuated after reports of a suspicious package in the vacinity.
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Wastwater. Photo via British Tourist Authority.

Lancashire man killed in Lake District tragedy

A diver from Lancashire has died after getting into difficulties in England's deepest lake.
Big Brexit Survey

BIG BREXIT SURVEY: Half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe

More than half of people in the UK think we would be better off economically in Europe - and a majority want to stick with the Single Market.

A photo of the stopped car posted to Twitter by Lancs Road Police.

Driver "may face disqualification" after being caught at the wheel on his phone

Lancashire Police have stopped a man on the M55 motorway while driving on the phone.
Handout CCTV still dated 22/05/17 issued by Greater Manchester Police of Salman Abedi on the night he carried out the Manchester Arena terror attack

REGIONAL: "He's evil. Simple as that," says the cousin of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi

The cousin of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi has spoken of the "betrayal" he felt after lending his bank card to the 22-year-old killer.

Photo: John Stillwell/PA Wire.

Lancashire care provider seeks rescue plan after financial pressures

Financial pressures have forced one of the country's biggest private home care providers to seek a rescue plan.
Wastwater in the Lake District. Photo: Google.

REGIONAL: "Unconscious" diver pulled from water in the Lake District

Emergency services are on the scene in the Lake District after reports of a diver who had failed to resurface.

YELLOW WEATHER WARNING: Lancashire avoids the worst of overnight thunderstorms

Lancashire's heatwave was expected to be short-lived on Saturday (April 21) if weather experts are anything to go by.
Have you seen missing man William Hope?

Have you seen missing man William Hope?

A search is on to find missing man William Hope.

Police want to speak to this male.

Appeal after spate of vehicle thefts

A series of vehicle thefts have led to police wanting to speak to one particular male.

The overturned car. Photo: Lancashire Road Police.

Driver of car that overturned on the M6 arrested for suspected drink driving

The driver of the overturned car that caused hours of delays on the M6 yesterday evening (Friday, April 20) has been arrested for suspected drink driving.
Anyone with information can call 101 quoting incident reference 0646 of April 19

REGIONAL: Man in critical condition after "serious attack" resulting in a collapsed lung

Police are appealing for information following a serious assault that resulted in a collapsed lung for the victim.
Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire.

Swedish DJ Avicii has died at the age of 28

Swedish DJ Avicii has died aged 28, his representative has confirmed.

WATCH: CCTV appeal after fire at Preston shed company

Police are appealing for information after a "deliberate" fire engulfed a Preston shed business.
Vianden Castle in the Ardennes region of Luxembourg

Travel: Rich history of nation the size of Lancashire

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg may be a little country but it has a lot to offer visitors as Mike Hill discovered
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