Closure threatened police counters cost nine times more per caller

Police bosses insist they have no other option than to close down front counter services as they face the need to cut yet more cash from the force’s budget.
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Chief Constable Steve Finnigan

New role for retiring Chief Constable Finnigan

Lancashire’s retiring Chief Constable Steve Finnigan has been appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Lancashire.

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Charlene disappeared in 2003

Fresh appeal for tragic schoolgirl Charlene Downes launched on Crimewatch

A fresh appeal to help solve Charlene Downes' murder has been aired BBC's Crimewatch Roadshow.
Leyland Police Station could close its counter service

10 police stations to close to the public

Ten police stations across Lancashire could shut their doors to the public from next January in a fresh round of economies.

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An example of a fake bill

BT customers warned over fake bill

Consumers are being warned of a fake invoice from BT which aims to install banking malware on their computer.
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Missing sex offenders may be in Blackpool

Missing sex offenders may be in Blackpool

Police searching for two missing sex offenders from Accrington say they may be in Blackpool.
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Internet grooming story

Alarming figures reveal 521 child sex offences linked to eight websites in the last three years

Sexual predators are using common apps and social media sites – such as Facebook and Twitter – to target children in Lancashire, shocking new figures have shown.

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The Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton (Pic: Google)

LATEST: Three men in balaclavas escape with 'cash and cigarettes' after bursting into village Post Office

Three balaclava-clad men burst into the Post Office in the Spar in Lytham Road, Freckleton, demanding cash this morning, police said.
Police raided a home in Lytham

Drugs police raid Lytham home

Police have carried out drugs raids on a home in Lytham.
Gary Kennedy, 33, of Nethway Avenue, Blackpool was arrested yesterday.

Wanted man to appear in court

A man wanted by Blackpool Police has been arrested and charged with assault and two counts of criminal damage, say police.
Sam Nelson told his mum he wanted to do something to help the police feel better following the terrorist incident.

School pupil raises a smile with St Annes police officers

A Lytham Primary School pupil brought a smile to police officers' faces with a random act of kindness in the wake of the Manchester bombings, say police.
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Greenpeace protesters visited the Preston New Road site

Court date set for Fylde Greenpeace protesters

Ten Greenpeace campaigners are to face trial on November 1 after appearing at Blackpool Magistrates’ Court.
Blackpool Magistrates' Court

Blackpool: From the courts 21/06/17

Here is a round-up of some of the cases at Blackpool Magistrates Court.

Sam Oyston

Pool fan convicted in court over restaurant vandalism

The poorly son of a controversial football club chairman today took time out from fighting his illness to give evidence against a fan.

Chief Constable Steve Finnigan speaking at the opening event

Memorial garden to honour Lancashire's fallen officers

A memorial garden paying tribute to officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty has been unveiled at Lancashire Police HQ.

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Claire Powell of Victim Support and Robert Ruston of the Lancashire PCC office

New hub offers support to crime victims in Blackpool

Every victim of crime on the Fylde coast can expect access to support and expert advice following the opening of a new hub.

Rev James Percival

Open verdict in vicarage baby death case

A coroner has recorded an open verdict at the inquest into the death of a baby boy born in the bathroom of a vicarage.

Patrols have been increased at George Bancroft Park

South Shore crackdown on anti-social action

Police in Blackpool have carried out a two-day operation cracking down on anti-social behaviour in South Shore.

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This latest incident comes after the Stanley Park Golf course was targeted in a series of thefts over the past few months.

Golf buggy 'arson' sparks investigation

An investigation has been launched after a stolen golf buggy was set on fire at a golf course, say fire services.
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Man in hospital after being attacked at bus stop

A 43-year-old man was taken to Blackpool Victoria Hospital after being attacked at a bus stop last night, police said.

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