Alcoholic public urinator blames weak bladder

An alcoholic urinated in an area overlooking Colne bus station in front of a group of children, Burnley magistrates were told.

Charlie Gard's parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates

'Sorry we couldn't save you' says Charlie Gard's mum as court fight ends

Charlie Gard's parents have ended their legal fight over treatment for their terminally-ill baby son, saying: "We are sorry we could not save you."

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496% surge in cybercrime in Lancashire

Cybercrime is rapidly rising as criminals use the Internet to commit a multitude of criminal activities using the Internet and law enforcement agencies are struggling to cope with the huge growth of the problem, an investigation has revealed.

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Mark Baines

Lancashire Police launch knife amnesty campaign

Lancashire Police today launched a week-long crackdown on knife crime.

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Janet Murgatroyd

Fresh leads in Janet cold case appeal

Detectives are chasing up a number of new leads following a fresh appeal to catch the brutal murderer of Preston law student Janet Murgatroyd in 1996.

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Police Scotland said the man's body was found on land near Cairnhead Farm, Isle of Whithorn.

Body of missing Lancashire fisherman found after search

The body of a missing fisherman believed to be from Burnley has been recovered on land in Dumfries and Galloway.
County Hall

Cabinet decision due on reopening libraries and Fishergate traffic cameras

Lancashire County Council’s cabinet meets today to decide on the timetable for reopening the county’s closed libraries and plans to switch back on bus lane cameras on Fishergate in Preston.

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Royal preston hospital fulwood

Preston’s hospital to share in £21m cyber fund

Royal Preston Hospital is to share in a £21m package of government fundign to tackle cybersecurity.

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In April Jasper lost his leg after he was shot six times in a brutal air gun attack in Accrington.

More than 150 animals targeted in airgun attacks in Lancashire

Shocking new figures released by the RSPCA have revealed that over 150 animals have been targeted in airgun attacks across Lancashire over the past five years.

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Residents in Broughton have been warned to take care with expensive jewellery after a series of break-instook place in the area.

CRIME ALERT: Burglars target Broughton homes

Residents in Broughton have been warned to take care with expensive jewellery after a series of break-ins took place in the area.
Mike Dobson, who founded Preston Cannabis Club, has been jailed

Cannabis club head jailed for cultivation

The man who set up Preston’s first cannabis club has been sent to prison for cultivating the drug.

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Terry Pickford ringing  a pergrine falcon - another endangered bird

Battle to save Bowland’s skydancers

A fourth Hen Harrier Day takes place in Bowland in August to highlight the plight of this disappearing bird of prey. FIONA FINCH reports on a local campaign to reclaim the AONB for this and other raptors.

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Chief Constable Steve Finnigan is retiring from Lancashire after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a police officer.

Last day for Lancashire Chief Constable

Chief Constable Steve Finnigan is retiring from Lancashire after more than 12 years at the helm and 41 years as a police officer.

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How Lancashire officers police the internet

How Lancashire officers police the internet

Lancashire Police and the Child Sexual Exploitation Team are working tirelessly to root out people willing to meet and offend against children online.

Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

New role for retiring Chief Constable Finnigan

Lancashire’s retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

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Leyland Police Station could close its counter service

10 police stations to close to the public

Ten police stations across Lancashire could shut their doors to the public from next January in a fresh round of economies.

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An example of a fake bill

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.
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A car found off the road in Catforth. Photo: Lancs Roads Police

Police drink drive warning

The driver of this car has been arrested after a positive breath test.

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Retiring Lancashire Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

‘Police cuts have gone too far, we are not safe’

As the UK’s longest-serving Chief Constable, Steve Finnigan’s opinion ought to count.

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Activity at the Franklaw Water Treatment plant on Catterall Lane, Garstang, after news of water contamination

United Utilities to face prosecution over crypto crisis

United Utilities is to be prosecuted for the drinking water crisis that left thousands of Lancashire people without safe water.

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