Drugs gang who flooded north west with cocaine and heroin jailed

A drugs gang who were part of a conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs throughout the north west have been jailed for a total of more than 40 years, say police.
Police have revealed the knives that were handed in as part of the amnesty

68 knives, including a machete, surrendered in amnesty

Police have revealed that more than 68 knives were handed-in across Lancashire during its two-week amnesty as part of Operation Sceptre.
Officers would like to speak to the woman pictured in connection with a theft fromoutside the McDonalds on Churchill Way in Leyland.

CCTV APPEAL: Theft near Leyland McDonalds

A CCTV appeal has been launched by South Ribble Police in connection with a theft.
Chris Parker

'Homeless hero' denies stealing from stricken Manchester Arena attack victims

"Homeless hero" Chris Parker said "I have done nothing. Absolutely nothing" after he was accused in court of stealing from two people injured in the Manchester Arena bombing

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Tablet computers are among banned items discovered behind bars

Computer tablets thrown into grounds of jail

Computer tablets have been thrown into prison grounds in the latest example of contraband smuggling to hit the jail estate.

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261 cats were reported stolen in 2016

40% rise in number of cats stolen over two years, study shows

The number of cats stolen in the UK jumped by 40% in two years, a new study has revealed.

County councillor Geoff Driver

Cabinet considers top team shake-up at county hall

Lancashire County Council’s most senior officers could be ousted as the council’s cabinet prepares to consider three proposals for a restructure of the council’s top management team.

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An Antisocial Behaviour closure notice was originally served on July 29.

House closed in Leyland after months of anti-social behaviour

A house in Leyland has been closed for a period of three months after neighbours' lives were made a "misery" by months of drunken parties and criminal damage, say police.
Victim, 51, suffers broken leg following Chorley pub attack

Victim, 51, suffers broken leg following Chorley pub attack

An attacker punched a 51 year old in his head knocking him to the ground before kicking him and breaking his leg.

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Cameras have already been given to 17,500 officers

Armed police to wear head cameras

Firearms officers working in the capital will be given head-mounted cameras to boost transparency, more than three years after the plans were first mooted.

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Chorley Magistrates' Court

Chorley Court Listings - Tuesday August 15 2017

Here is a summary of cases heard at Chorley Magistrates' Court.

Vandals target All Saints Church in Chorley over four nights on the trot

Vandals target All Saints Church in Chorley over four nights on the trot

About six windows at a Chorley church were smashed by vandals over four consecutive evenings.

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McCullagh's ill gotten gains

Fight against loan sharks continues as Chorley couple punished over illegal lending business

Authorities have vowed to continue rooting out illegal money lenders in Lancashire’s communities as a loan shark who charged vulnerable borrowers £50 interest for every £100 borrowed begins a 15 month jail term.

Gavin Fedusio

Jail term for Chorley driver who ploughed into group of friends

A man who left two women injured when he smashed into them in his car has been jailed for three years.

Dylan Crossey

Driver charged over Dylan death

Police have charged a 42-year-old motorist over the death of 15-year-old Dylan Crossey in Whitestake near Preston 10 months ago.

Action Fraud

Royal Mail warn of fake 'missed delivery' cards

Royal Mail and Action Fraud are warning households not to duped by fake missed delivery cards.

Stats show a significant fall

Fewer children being arrested in Lancashire

Arrests of children by Lancashire Police have fallen by 72 per cent in the last six years, figures published by the Howard League for Penal Reform reveal.

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Chorley Magistrates' Court

Court listings - Tuesday August 8 2017

Here is a summary of cases heard at Chorley and Preston magistrates courts.

Mobile cocktail bar The RoadHaus stolen from Buckshaw Village

Mobile cocktail bar The RoadHaus stolen from Buckshaw Village

A red and white mobile cocktail bar nicknamed Petros has been stolen from Buckshaw Village.

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Tony Blair

High court rejects Iraq general's bid for Blair war prosecution

The High Court has blocked a bid by a former chief of staff of the Iraqi army to bring a private prosecution against Tony Blair over the Iraq War.

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