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A man who raped a woman in Blackburn has been jailed for six years. Michael Taberner, 34, continued to sexually assault the woman even after she pleaded for him to stop and repeatedly said ‘no’. He later texted his victim, a woman in her 30s, acknowledging what he had done and apologising. When Taberner was […]

TWENTY-five people have been charged as part of a Lancashire Constabulary investigation aimed at disrupting drug supply in the county. Police launched Operation Rockwell earlier this year following community concerns about drug supply and cannabis cultivation in the Nelson area with vulnerable people being exploited. So far more than 50 cannabis farms have been located […]

Detectives investigating a cash in transit robbery in Haslingden have made an arrest. Police were called around 8.05am on September 13 following a report of a robbery at Haslingden News in Manchester Road.A security guard had entered the shop to refill the cash machine when he was approached by two men.The men, wearing balaclavas and […]

An on-call doctor who was first on the scene after a baby began to struggle to breathe said he was given insufficient information and that there was no-one in control of the situation. Finnley Morris was born at 12.20am on October 1 last year after first-time mum Emma Morris was induced at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. […]

A mum-of-four who scammed bosses at a family firm out of £83,000 by secretly using company accounts to help fund her gambling addiction has walked free from court. Joanne Clarke, from Chorley, worked as a part-time book-keeper for the company which was owed by her then brother-in-law Alexander Wilkinson. The theft only came to light […]

The proposed industrial strike action that was set to affect bus services across southern Lancashire this month has been cancelled. Industrial action was previously set to be taken by Unite the union over a pay dispute. But bus services are now set to run as normal over several dates in October. Stagecoach buses across Preston, […]

A Preston cafe owner who once banned people wearing masks from entering, has been slammed for plastering his premises with anti-Covid slogans. Individuals passing Miller Road Café in Ribbleton noticed signs on the windows and doors which they said contained ‘controversial’ information about Covid. On visiting, LancsLive noted signs stating “no masks needed” on the […]

Chief Superintendent Eddie Newton has been appointed Divisional Commander for Lancashire Constabulary’s South division, which covers Chorley, Preston, South Ribble, Ormskirk and Skelmersdale. Chief Supt Newton has more than 29 years’ policing experience, having worked across a range of roles from Response PC, Rural Beat Officer to Sergeant, Geographic Inspector and Superintendent, mainly working across […]

A newborn baby was starved of oxygen for several minutes because a hospital consultant couldn’t find her reading glasses. An inquest into the death of Finnley Morris started today at Blackpool Town Hall, Coroner Alan Wilson, hearing evidence from Finnley’s dad Adam Morris and various midwives and nurses. Emma Morris was five days past her […]

Lancashire charities and businesses have paid tribute to the ‘incredibly kind’ owner of Preston North End who has died aged 86. Trevor Hemmings, owner of the championship club and three times winner of the Grand National, played a huge role in the region’s hospitality and leisure industries as well as helping charitable organisations and worthy […]