Saturday 02nd August 2014


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Man who carried out child sex offences in Preston to be sentenced

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A man from Suffolk is due to be sentenced later this year after pleading guilty to 19 historic child sex offences in Lancashire.

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Lancashire man jailed for tax fraud

A 20-strong gang from Lancashire, the West Midlands, Staffordshire and Manchester has been jailed for almost 90 years for stealing more than £8 million in a sophisticated tax fraud.

Remembering George

A family fun day this weekend will raise money for Meningitis Now after 10 month old George Stanley Moore lost his life to the infection.

Dangerous parking in Clayton-le-moors

Parking wars have started on a road in Clayton-le-Moors. The stretch of Whalley Road has been called potentially fatal, after two accidents have happened there in the past six months.

Further strike action by firefighters

Firefighters have today issued a further eight day period of strike action as the Westminster government have not improved their pension proposals.

Blackburn men in court for firearms offences

Two men from Blackburn and a woman from Rossendale are due to be sentenced at Preston Crown Court after pleading guilty to possession of a firearm with the intention to cause fear of violence.

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Hunt for woman who made threats

POLICE are appealing for help to trace two people they want to speak to in connection with threats made via mobile phone.

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On the beat with Lancashire's specials

LANCASHIRE's Police and Crime Commissioner recently joined a team of 31 Special officers on a cross border operation aimed at tackling travelling criminals.

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Safeguarding children and adults

An innovative new model has been launched in Lancashire for healthcare staff to provide evidence based, skilled, timely and appropriate advice and support to protect vulnerable adults and children at risk of harm from abuse and neglect, known as safeguarding.

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Funding to improve Lancashire's DNA services

AN INNOVATIVE project to rapidly speed up the time it takes to obtain DNA profiles from crime scenes has scooped more than £400,000 in government funding.

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Family fun day remembering George

A family from Walmer Bridge are holding a fundraising event in memory of their 10-month-old son, who died from Meningitis.

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Pregnant mum had cannabis factory

A heavily pregnant mum -of -two had a "large cannabis factory" to the potential tune of about £16,000 hidden in the attic of her Oswaldtwistle family home.

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