Councillor denies assaulting his former partner

A CHORLEY councillor has appeared in court accused of attacking his partner.

Preston Crown Court

Rogue trader is jailed after con

RESIDENTS in Lancashire are being urged to beware of rogue traders after a man was jailed for three years six months for conning pensioners out of over £180k.

Sessions House

Prison worker denies collecting inmate's semen in affair allegation

A prison officer collected a convict’s sperm in a syringe while having an affair with him behind bars, a court heard.

Rape investigation after woman found unconscious

Rape investigation after woman found unconscious

A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of rape after a woman was found unconscious in Fulwood.

CAUTION: Lancs Police

Chorley woman took charity cash for herself

A former hospital worker has been cautioned by police after stealing a large sum of money meant for charity.

Missing nine-year-old, Maklaine Bottomley

UPDATE: Missing schoolboy found

A schoolboy who went missing has been traced.

Elin Bland, 15, Lancaster.

Girl, 15, disappears after leaving school

Concern is increasing about a 15-year-old girl who disappeared after leaving school in Lancaster yesterday afternoon.

Crime map showing reports of crime within a 1-mile radius of Chorley town centre.

REVEALED: Top 10 streets for crime in Chorley

MORE than 700 crimes were reported across the borough of Chorley in a single month, according to new figures.

Jailed: Martin Ballantyne has been jailed after lying to police about his identity

Garstang man gave best friends details to avoid a driving ban

A 24-year-man is this week starting a seven month jail term for perverting the course of justice and several motoring offences – after blaming his misdeeds on his best friend.

Families and friends gather for the annual bonfire and fireworks display at Preston Grasshoppers Rugby Football Club, Preston.

White van spotted selling fireworks to children

A white van selling fireworks to children has been spotted on several Preston estates.

Crime Map showing crimes reported in the circled area of Preston.

REVEALED: Top 10 streets for crime in Preston city centre

Latest figures show nearly 2,500 crimes were reported across Preston in the month of July 2016.

Plans are to be heard 
for a 24-hour licence 
at  the Guild Halls 
new bowling alley

5 things you should know about late-night licences

Leaders at Preston’s Guild Hall have launched a bid to serve alcohol at the venue until 6am, with 24-hour opening. But police have objected to the proposals, and a hearing is due to be held tomorrow at Preston Town Hall.

A wing mirror damaged by vandals

Spate of vandalism sees gang smash car wing mirrors

A spate of vandalism saw a gang smash wing mirrors from multiple cars in both Clayton-le-Woods and Chorley.
The Millennium Bridge in Lancaster. Photo: Lancashire Police

Police appeal after boy, 13, is attacked for swearing

Police are appealing for information after a teenage cyclist was attacked by a man in Lancaster.

Burnley Magistrates Court

Serial conman in the dock for "sophisticated and planned" fraud

A serial conman sold farm land at Barnoldswick owned by his then partner and her sisters, and said to be worth £15,000, without their permission, when he claimed he owed money and was receiving threats, a court heard.

Missing student found safe and well

Missing student found safe and well

A missing student not seen in Preston for more than a week has been found.

Ben Pennington fights for his life in the Royal Preston Hospital

Dad releases photo of his son fighting for his life after nightclub attack

A Preston father has taken the agonising decision to release a photograph of his 28-year-old son fighting for his life in hospital to highlight the awful damage one punch can do.

The VW Caddy was towed away after a package containing drugs and cash amongst other things was found by police

Kirkham smugglers could face two years inside

Those involved in a smashed smuggling ring at Kirkham open prison face an extra two years inside, the Ministry of Justice said.

Man arrested in Longworth Street was later jailed

Police swoop on businesses in crackdown on slavery

Police have begun a series of swoops on businesses and homes across Lancashire looking for potential victims of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Julie and Larry Bayley in their garden

Baby garden targeted by cruel thieves

Heartless thieves have attacked a memorial garden dedicated to a tragic four-month-old child.

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