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We are appealing for information and urging people to be vigilant after a van containing hazardous materials was stolen from an address in Darwen.  Police were called around 7.20am on Monday (June 22) to reports a Ford Transit van had been stolen in the Elswick Street area. Officers have since received further information the van, […]

A Vietnamese man was wrongly convicted for producing Class B drugs in Lancashire after it has been found he was a victim of human trafficking. In September 2017, officers from Lancashire Police busted a Blackpool drug den filled with 203 cannabis plants and 36 bags of plant matter cannabis. During the raid, a man ran […]

Seven new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in today’s Lancashire figures from Public Health England. It is the biggest daily rise in new cases so far this week and comes 24 hours after just one new cases was recorded. Pendle recorded the most with two new cases while Blackpool, Chorley, Lancaster, Preston and West Lancs […]

Lancashire hospitals have recorded no new virus deaths in today’s NHS update. It is the second time this week that no further deaths were reported at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals, Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, East Lancashire Hospitals, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust and Southport and Ormskirk Hospitals, and the third time this month. A […]

An appeal is underway after a man yelled racist abuse at a 12-year-old child from a passing car. The incident happened on Fylde Road in Preston city centre, near to the junction of Kirkham Street, on Saturday (June 20) at around 6.15pm. Police say a man in a passing car allegedly shouted racist abuse at […]

The leader Preston City Council is pleading with Prime Minister Boris Johnson to stop selling riot shields, tear gas and rubber bullets to the United States of America over worries of them being used in Black Lives Matter protests. Council leader Matthew Brown has called on Mr Johnson to cease the trade of weapons used […]

A man has been sighted walking through Penwortham with a machete. Police were called at 10pm last night (June 25) to reports of a large number of people on Middlefroth Green behind the Pear Tree pub. It was also reported that a man had been seen with a machete. Lancashire Constabulary attended the scene but […]

The owner of a traditional Lancashire village garage says he hopes his decision to hang up his overalls will not signal the end of the road for a business with more than half a century of history. Tony Willetts has run Central Garage in Croston for the past 28 years, but the 64-year-old has just […]

Preston City Council have released images showing the proposed design concepts for inside the Harris Museum. Following last year’s announcement of the National Lottery development funding, the council has decided to use the funds to update the museum and has shared its plans for new interior designs. Plans for inside the Grade I-listed building show […]

POLICE are appealing for information after a cyclist died. The cyclist was riding along Garstang Road at Pilling when for an unknown reason he left the road and came to rest partially in a hedge at the side of the road. He was discovered by passing cyclists and motorists but despite efforts to provide CPR […]