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Man jailed for rape of student in Lancaster

A man has been given a life sentence for raping a student after a night out in Lancaster.

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Tina Rothery outside Preston Crown Court

Jubilant scenes as proceedings against anti fracking gran are dropped

Hundreds of anti fracking protestors cheered outside Preston Crown Court as a Lancashire gran revealed contempt of court proceedings had been dropped against her.
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Crown Court

Mum harboured fugitive ex-lover

A woman who harboured a robber while he was on the run has been given a suspended jail term.

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Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash in Carnforth.

Three injured in crash in Carnforth

Police are appealing for witnesses after a crash in Carnforth in which three people were injured.

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A man has been captured after hiding under a van

Police capture convict hiding under van

Police have captured a man found hiding under a van who was wanted on recall in Burnley.
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Tina Rothery at Blackpool court

Anti-fracking ‘nana’ due for Preston court hearing

Anti-fracking campaigners were due to stage a protest outside Preston Crown Court today in support of Lancashire Nana, Tina Rothery. She is facing contempt of court proceedings which could lead to a jail term.

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The man is thought to be safe and well.

Police called to man on motorway bridge

Police were called to reports of a man pacing up and down on a motorway bridge near Chorley this morning.

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A woman has died in police custody.

Investigation launched into death of woman in police custody

A 35-year-old woman has died after being found unresponsive in the cells of a Lancashire police station.
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Lancaster University is at the forefront of research into a tool designed to spot new child porn online.

Tool helps spot new child porn online

Lancaster University is at the forefront of research detecting new child porn published online.

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Members of Withnell Angling Club, from left, Dave Cox and Steve Chick

Illegal night fishers at Lodges told ‘don’t bother’

Measures are being put in place to tackle illegal night fishing at Farington’s contaminated Lodges.

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Scene of toy shop arson

Toy shop arsonist, 15, sent to detention for 30 months

A schoolboy burglar who risked lives when he torched an 80-year-old man's toy shop business has been sent to youth detention for 30 months.
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Warwick Street, Preston. Image from Google

Teenager threatened with machete

A hunt is on to find a machete-wielding man who tried to rob a 19-year-old student.

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Sara Jacques

Preston school bursar jailed over £30k theft shame

A mum sobbed as she was caged for 20 months after stealing more than £30,000 from a Preston school.
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New CCTV footage showing Charlene Downes was released last month

Charlene team make fresh arrests

Police have today arrested three men on suspicion of historical sex offences.

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Gang jailed after conning elderly people

Leeds security guard bugged estranged wife’s home

A security guard bugged his estranged wife’s home as part of a campaign of harassment when their marriage broke down, a court heard.

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Kane Kennedy.

Morecambe dad guilty of murdering his baby son

A man has been convicted of murdering his seven month old son.

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One of the 19 foot inflatable figures outside Black Bear Computers in Lancaster, a snowman, was vandalised and has to be repaired before it can be inflated again.

Giant snowman goes pop after yobs strike

A 19ft inflatable Christmas snowman was slashed and popped by vandals.

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Christine Massaro

Thieving warden who stole nearly £45k avoids jail

A heartbroken pensioner has revealed residents in her sheltered accommodation complex turned against her when a warden who plundered her savings was sacked.

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Police tackle vehicle offences in Clayton-le-Woods

Police tackle vehicle offences in Clayton-le-Woods

Sixteen vehicles were pulled over by police yesterday as part of a multi-agency traffic operation in Clayton-le-Woods.

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Callum McAllister, 19, from Chorley is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

Man with links to Chorley and Preston wanted on recall to prison

Callum McAllister, 19, from Chorley is wanted for recall to prison after breaching the terms of his licence.

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