Boy who raped nine-year-old boy 'affected by gay porn websites'
A boy who was 11 when he raped a nine-year-old boy may have been affected by looking at gay pornography websites, a court is told.
Lancashire Police object to Preston Guild Hall late night alcohol plan
Police object to an application by Preston's Guild Hall to be able to sell alcohol until 06:00.
Steampunks: The 'splendid and faintly ridiculous' cult
Why some people indulge in Victorian escapism
Manchester man busks as nun in fantasy football forfeit
A man was forced to busk as a nun in Manchester city centre as "punishment" for finishing last in his friends' fantasy football league.
Jean Alexander: Calls for statue to honour Coronation Street legend
A statue of Jean Alexander - who played Coronation Street legend Hilda Ogden for many years - should be built, another former star of the soap says.
Preston New Road campaigners to fight fracking decision
The decision to allow fracking for shale gas in Lancashire is being challenged by an anti-fracking group.